All this week’s Netflix Originals (Available from Friday 27th April 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).

Bobby Kennedy for President

The story of Robert F Kennedy, younger brother of President John F Kennedy. Commonly known as RFK, Robert Kennedy served as an America’s 64th attorney general before serving as a United States senator from 1965. The film takes a candid look at his rise and attempt to change society before his untimely death by assassination in 1968.

Available Friday 27th April 2018

Candy Jar

This American film; ‘Candy Jar’ is the fictional story of a teenage girl, star of her high school debate team and her affluent opponent. The argumentative pair must work together when they are offered a chance to compete in the state championships, as a team. Can they cease fighting each other and argue together as a team and what will they discover along the way? With scholarships up for grabs, the game is on!

Available Friday 27th April 2018

The New Legends of Monkey

Australian series, loosely based on a 16th century Chinese novel; ‘Journey to the West’ in which the ‘Monkey King’ is defeated and trapped under a mountain with a talisman for 500 years. ‘The New Legends of Monkey’ picks up where the legend left off as it follows a young girl, Tripitaka (Lucianne Buchanan) who unleashes the ‘Monkey King’ from his lengthy entrapment in order to restore the world from the wrongs it has developed.

Available Friday 27th April 2018

The Rachel Divide

When Rachel Dolezal was ousted as being white despite being a prominent black rights activist, teacher and president of the National Association for the Advancement of people of Colour (NAAC) in Spokane Washington, the story did not only cause a stir but was one of the most controversial headlines to hit the media. When she went on to state that she identifies herself as black, the backlash was severe. Many people claimed this was the height of white privilege and that the negative press that her appropriation received is, ironically, how black people are treated regularly, when they voive their opinions. Netflix themselves have come under fire for even entertaining the idea of making a documentary of Dolezal and her life which goes someway to predict this Netflix Original will be a controversial one indeed. Following Dolezal, her sons and her adopted sister (who are all actually black) the film has received mixed reviews from the Tribeca film festival where it screened before it’s Netflix release, this April. Some hailing the film as support to an ongoing conversation surrounding current race issues whilst others have criticised it as giving rise to extreme white privilege. Make up your own mind this week and let us know your thoughts.

Available Friday 27th April 2018

The Week Of

It’s the week running up to the wedding of bride (Alison Strong),  and her fiance (Roland Buck II). Fathers of the bride (Adam Sandler) and groom (Chris Rock) must learn to get along and work together if the wedding is to be a success. Written and co-produced by Sandler and director Robert Smigel, the two men must put aside their differences in what seems like the longest week of their lives in this american comedy film. As in many Sandler movies Steve Buscemi also stars in a cameo role.

Available Friday 27th April 2018

3% (Season Two)

Season two returns in a world where 3% of the population are picked to be the elite and escape the crowded slums that are home to the remainder of the population. As process 105 draws near ‘The Offshore’ and ‘The Cause’ are two opposing groups fighting to destroy one another. Everyone must pick a side for or against ‘The Process’.

Available Friday 27th April 2018 (Season One currently available on Netflix)

Summary of Netflix Originals released week commencing Friday 27th April 2018

Friday 27th April 2018
“Bobby Kennedy for President” Documentary [Global Original]
“Candy Jar” Film [Original]
“The New Legends of Monkey” Series [Original – Previously aired on ABC ME in Australia- January 2018]
The Rachel Divide” Documentary [Global Original]
“The Week Of” 
Film [Global Original]
“3%”
Series (Season Two) [Original]

Sunday 29th April 2018
“Superstition” Film [Global Original]

Tuesday 1st May 2018
“John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City” Stand Up Comedy Special [Global Original]
“Sometimes” Film [Global 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 (3rd 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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