All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 10th August 2018)

One of the great things about Netflix is their Netflix Original content – be it films or series made by Netflix themselves or exclusive content available only on Netflix after it airs on regular TV. Every week we will give you a round-up of new Netflix Originals becoming available in the next week. We will aim to post every week on Thursday evening with what will be available over the coming week. Perfect if you’re looking to check out what new Originals are available to watch over your weekend or if you’re planning a week-long Netflix binge watch! This area is exclusively for Netflix Originals, for general Netflix additions and removals or to view the current full catalogue check out your regional New On Netflix website.

As Netflix increase their Original content, here’s our ‘Top Picks’ list for this week (Full summary of additions at the end of the post).

Afflicted

If you managed to catch Netflix documentary ‘The Bleeding Edge’ last week and the Netflix Original film ‘Brain on Fire’ last month you’d be forgiven for thinking that Netflix has adopted a new genre highlighting the failings of the medical world and this week sees the addition of another documentary in this field. ‘Afflicted’ follows seven individuals who all suffer from chronic illness as they search and fight for answers to their conditions that baffle everyone, including the doctors.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

All About The Washingtons

Joesph (aka Rev Run) and Justine Simmons star in this 10-episode sitcom as fictionalised characters of themselves; Joey and Justine Washington. Joey makes the decision to retire from his long-time music career in the world of hip-hop and his wife Justine decides this is the perfect time for her to promote her career now that their family is growing up and Joey is around more to take on domestic life.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

La Casa de las Flores aka The House of Flowers (Season One)

The De La Mora family are well known and well respected in their community as owners of ‘The House of Flowers’ floristry but the family’s reputation begins to crumble when a woman is found dead in the middle of the flower shop. What transpires is that she is Roberta, Senior De La Mora’s long-term mistress from his second life. Secrets begin to unravel as the family learns that his infidelity extends to a second family business with the same name but operating in a very different trade. The family is pushed beyond the limits when the children from his ulterior life move in. Satirically dark comedy comprising thirteen episodes.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

Insatiable

Brand new, twelve-episode series, ‘Insatiable’ lands on our screens this week. Another dark comedy introduces Patty (Debby Ryan) the girl with a vendetta. After a lifetime of being bullied for her weight, Patty is involved in an incident that results in her having her jaw wired shut. During recovery, she drastically loses weight and returns to school ‘hot’ and full of vengeance. Determined to exact revenge she will stop at nothing to ensure those who hurt her are made to pay. She is insatiable!

Available Friday 10th August 2018

The Ponysitters Club

If your kids binge-watched their way very quickly through ‘Free Reign recently, then this may quench their thirst for all things equine. Horse-loving Skye Morgan Neundorf enlists the help of her friends to help out with the horses and animals on her ranch rescue centre. They name themselves ‘The Ponysitters Club’ and come together to help animals with all sorts of ailments to recover.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

Zion

A ten-minute documentary short highlighting the accomplishments of Zion Clark. Clark was born without legs and passed through the care system and a number of foster homes, some abusive. This, however, has not stopped him becoming a proficient wrestler. ‘Zion’ is his story.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Based on the 2008 book of the same name by authors Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is the tale of a young woman, Juliet Ashton, an aspiring London writer who receives a letter from a book club on the island of Guernsey. Learning of how the book club brought together a community during the war she finds herself drawn to the community in more than just a professional sense. Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Four Weddings and a funeral) and starring names such as Downton Abbey actors Matthew Goode and Lily James,  the film is set in 1946.

Available Friday 10th August 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 10th August 2018

Friday 10th August 2018
“72 Dangerous Animals: Asia” Documentary Series (Season One) [Original]
“Afflicted”
 Series (Season One) [Original]
“All about the Washingtons
” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Demetri Martin: The Overthinker” 
Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“La Casa de las Flores”
 aka “The House of Flowers” Series (Season One) [Global Original]
“Insatiable” Series(Season One) [Global Original]
“The Package”
 Film [Global Original]
“The Ponysitters” Series (Season One) [Original]
“Zion” 
Documentary Short [Original]
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” 
Film [Original]
“Voltron: Legendary Defender”
Kids Animated Series (Season Seven) [Original]

As Netflix become even more cryptic about geographical availability please bear with us as we try to be as precise as possible about the regions Netflix Originals are available. If in doubt titles will be listed simply as [Original]. 

Thanks for visiting and let us know in the comments what you’ve enjoyed (and what you haven’t) and what new Netflix Originals and season updates you’re looking forward to. Don’t forget to check out the blog next week on Thursday evening ( 16th August 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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