All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 18th May 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).

Cargo

For lovers of the zombie apocalypse, here is what at first glance seems to be another addition to the catalogue of this terrifying genre. On further inspection though, it appears the film is not your average zombie movie. Don’t take us the wrong way, it is no doubt, still packed with nail-biting (or flesh biting) jumpy scenes however this zombie movie seems to have more of a moral ground alongside. Set in rural Australia, Martin Freeman plays the father of a baby girl. After he becomes infected, he must find a way to protect his daughter, even from himself. Check it out this week and let us know in the comments what you thought of it.

 

Available Friday 18th May 2018

Catching Feelings

This romantic comedy, dark in parts, follows the life of a young couple with big aspirations as they open up their home to a writer who is much older and has an increasing hedonistic approach to life. They have a lot to learn from him and learn they do.

Available Friday 18th May 2018

13 Reasons Why (Season Two)

The much-anticipated season two of this controversial drama is here this week. Netflix has received criticism from the mainstream media about their timing of the release of season two with exam season (particularly in the UK) however, some viewers seem to have responded with the opposite view that Netflix has been kinda more responsible than other companies regarding programs with the narrative of suicide. It has warnings in its promotional material and the series is rated 18 (despite being based on a novel for young adults). They have even provided a website specifically offering support to anyone who feels they need it. 13reasonswhy.info

So what is all the fuss about? Well for those who haven’t yet seen the first season; Teenager Clay Jenson (Dylan Minnette) arrives home from school, two weeks after a fellow students suicide, to find a box of cassette tapes made Hannah Baker, explaining the 13 reasons why she sadly decided to end her life. Clay begins to untangle the web surrounding the suicide. We posted a handy re-cap video this week. Check it out here. This second season follows the same format but apparently Hannah wasn’t the only one!

Available Friday 18th May 2018

Mob Psycho 100

‘Mob’ is a teenager with extraordinary, supernatural abilities. He is what’s known as an ‘Esper’, the name given to a group of young people with these special talents. As ever, when people possess something powerful, it’s rarely good people that want to harness it.  When Mob’s emotions spiral, his power increases beyond his control. With an organised gang trying to recruit him and, hiding his true feelings for his crush, life is pretty tough for Mob. Based on Japanese anime series of the same name.

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Tig Nataro: Happy to be Here

Comedian Tig Nataro delivers her set based on material about the little moments in life that are funny. Which is no mean feat with the tough ride she has experienced. In 2012 she suffered amongst other serious life-threatening illness, breast cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy. She suffered the grief of losing her mother that same year. Since then Nataro has gotten married and has twin sons but most importantly she has rediscovered her talent and returned to stand up comedy.

Available Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Explained

Some of the most common asked questions of today’s world are answered in this documentary series, ‘Explained’. Questions about the stock market, dieting, cryptocurrency and even gene editing are addressed in these new episodes from; ‘Vox’, an American news, and opinion website.

Available Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 18th May 2018

Friday 18th May 2018
“Cargo” Film [Global Original]
“Catching Feelings” Film [Original]
“13 Reasons Why” Series
 [Global Original]

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
“Mob Psycho 100” Series [Original]
“Tig Nataro: Happy to be Here”
Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
“Explained” Documentary Series [Global Original]

Thursday 24th May 2018
“Fauda” Series [Global except for France, Latin America and Israel] 

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 (24th May 2018) at our usual time of 8.15pm for more information and throughout the week for updates and general news.

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