The 10 best additions to Netflix UK this March
March has come around quickly this year and brought with it a whole host of exciting titles joining Netflix UK. A multitude of new titles and original content is coming your way, along with returning series with some of our favourite characters. So sit back, relax and march on into Spring with the 10 best additions to Netflix this month.
House of Cards: Season 4 (2016)
Frank Underwood is back for the fourth instalment of the political drama. Competing with the craziness of the current real life presidential campaigning, season four is stepping it up a gear. Scream veteran Neve Campbell joins the cast as ruthless strategist Leann Harvey whilst Joel Kinnaman (of upcoming film Suicide Squad) has joined in a yet undisclosed role. Rumour also has it that the Underwoods may be getting some new rivals. Bring it on.
The Characters (2016)
In their usual “no one does it like us” style, Netflix have given eight comedians complete free reign to write and star in their own 30-minute episode. The comedians include Orange is the New Black‘s Lauren Lapkus and Saturday Night Live‘s Tim Robinson. Expect a whole host of bizarre characters to light up your life in this Netflix Original.
Flaked: Season 1 (2016)
Another comedy offering from Will Arnett, Flaked follows successes like Arrested Development and Bojack Horseman. Arnett stars as a self-help guru who struggles to keep up with his own lies. He also manages to fall for waitress, London, who is the object of his best friend’s fascination. Awks.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
As Steve Rogers adjusts to modern life in the Big Apple, a crisis unfolds at the spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D. which forces the Captain on the run. Teaming up with Black Widow and The Falcon, he must face the mysterious assassin known as “The Winter Soldier”. Little does he know that this new foe may be more familiar than he realises.
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 2 (2016)
Our favourite blind vigilante is back, and there’s a new bad guy promising to stir up a whole lot of trouble in Hell’s Kitchen. How will the newly suited and booted Matt Murdock A.K.A Daredevil fare against Frank Castle A.K.A The Punisher in this much anticipated second season of the gritty superhero show?
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016)
Netflix’s latest original will see Paul Reubens’ beloved character Pee-wee Herman take his first ever holiday after a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger (Joe Manganiello). His travels will take him to New York City, a snake farm and an amish community amongst other weird and wonderful places.
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business (2016)
Standing out from the crowd (and not for the usual reasons), Jimmy Carr decided not to release the usual Christmas DVD in 2015. Instead, in a first for Netflix UK, the comedian had the show recorded in order to be exclusively released on the streaming service. Expect the usual jokes that don’t just cross the line, but obliterate it.
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016)
Director of Mulholland Drive, David Lynch, is at the helm of the latest Netflix documentary. After surviving a hemorrhagic stroke, Lotje Sodderland must contend with a dizzying and frightening world. Starting from scratch with language and logic, she discovers this world is teeming with new colours and sounds.
Pixar attempt to empower women in this animated tale set in the Scottish Highlands. Princess Merida defies tradition by refusing to get married. Wanting to break free from her oppressive situation, Merida enlists the help of a witch but ends up getting more than she bargained for.
The Gift (2015)
In his directorial debut, Joel Edgerton (of Black Mass and The Great Gatsby) presents this psychological thriller set in LA suburbia. Rebecca Hall and Jason Bateman play happy couple Robyn and Simon who move from busy Chicago to their dream house in LA. When Simon’s old school friend, Gordo (Edgerton), comes into their lives, things start taking a turn for the unusual. As a terrifying secret emerges, Robyn begins to realise she doesn’t know her husband at all. Read our interview with director and star Joel Edgerton here.