Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD Release Dates

Netflix logoHere you have it! 2019 Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD release dates as they become available (you can find 2011 here,  2012 here, 2013 here 2014 here, 2015 here 2016 here, 2017 here, and 2018 here).  I’ll add to it every week as information becomes available. One Stop Shopping for Netflix Release Dates. Gotta love it.

You can tell at a glance which content is available to you, depending on your subscription plan.  Red Subheadings tell you if the titles are DVD or Instant Streaming, U.S. or Canada. Green Subheadings are for Amazon Prime Instant Streaming titles. You’ll find some TV series on Hulu, AcornTV, Networks, and other platforms information in Pink. I can only include selected Canadian Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu titles – TV series and hot new movies. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to put in more! If you’re wondering about something, leave a comment and I’ll try to dig it up.  Here’s how you can tell which content is available on your plan:

DVD Only = Available to rent only for those with a DVD subscription.  This is going to be most new movies.  Quite a bit of TV starts out this way and streams later (and some movies).

Instant Streaming Only = Available only for those with an Instant Streaming subscription.  Netflix Exclusives tend to start out here and maybe become available on DVD later.

Instant Streaming Available = Available for all subscription types!  This is content that you can rent on a DVD or stream instantly.  The Holy Grail of Netflix content.

With no further ado, fire up your DVD player (or your Roku 3, Fire Stick or Xbox), and here are your release dates! 

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2019 Netflix Releases

TV leaving soon: Disney’s Girl Meets World – Seasons 1-3 (2/19)

Coming in March

(all DVD titles are subject to inexplicable change)

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 4 (DVD 3/5)

Condor – Season 1 (DVD 3/5)

The Last Ship – Season 5 (DVD TBD)

Coming in February

(all DVD titles are subject to inexplicable change)

Shadowhunters: The Immortal Instruments – Season 3b (Netflix Canada 2/26)

Paw Patrol – Season 3 (Netflix Canada 2/28)

February 25th

Netflix Canada

Van Helsing – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe) – As you might have guessed, this is about a vampire hunter. This time humans are the minority. Canada is getting this season before the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

February 22nd


Workin’ Moms – Season 1 (TV comedy, Catherine Reitman, Dani Kind) – This Canadian show is about four moms returning to work after maternity leave. There are actually three seasons of this show already, let’s hope Netflix pics up all three! Each season is 13 half hour episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown – Season 2 (TV reality, Angellica Bell, Tommy Banks) – A British cooking competition featuring families. I wonder if it’s as wonderful as Great British Baking Show? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are 12 one hour episodes

Suburra – Season 2 (Italian TV action, Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara) – Rome, 2008, a clash between political and criminal forces. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are ten 45 minute episodes

Rebellion – Season 2 (TV drama, Brian Gleeson, Simone Kirby) – Irish period series set at the Easter Rising in 1916. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are five 50 minute episodes

Chef’s Table – Volume 6 (TV food and travel) – We continue our look at chefs around the world. Volumes are 4-6 episodes, each 45-50 minutes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Go! Viva a Tu Manera – Season 1 (Argentinian teen TV, Pili Pascual) – Spanish language show about a teenager going to an elite performing arts school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paddleton (comedy, Mark Duplass, Ray Romano) – This dark comedy is about a man with a terminal diagnosis looking for help ending his life. I will definitely watch it based on how much I like Mark Duplass and how much Ray Romano has grown on me over the years – seems like it will be a really good pairing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 29 min

Firebrand (Indian drama, Usha Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar) – I don’t know much about this Marathi language film other than that it’s about relationships. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paris Is Us (French drama, Noemie Schmidt, Gregoire Isvarine) – Romance and turmoil are in the offing for a young woman in this French language film. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 23 min

The Photographer of Mauthausen (Spanish drama, Mario Casas, Richard van Weyden) – Spanish language bio-drama about a photographer in a concentration camp in 1943 Germany. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 50 min

DVD Subscribers

Lords of Chaos (drama, Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen) – This is a heavy metal band drama based on the real life story of the band Mayhem. DVD Only, 1 hour 52 min

Amazon Prime Video

The Giant Beast The Is the Global Economy (docuseries, Kal Penn) – The director of The Big Short takes on a variety of big economic questions via host Kal Penn and celebrity guests. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 21st


The Drug King (Korean drama, Song Kang-ho, Cho Jung-seok) – Korean language story about a 1970s drug trafficker. 

Netflix Canada

Gomorrah – Season 2 (Italian TV drama, Marco D’Amore, Salvatore Esposito) – This Italian language series about the Naples mafia has been streaming in the U.S. for a while, now it’s Canada’s turn! Netflix Canada Streaming Available

February 20th

DVD Subscribers

A Star Is Born (drama, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga) – Another reason to keep my DVD subscription! I missed this in theaters and am looking forward to what I hear are stellar performances. DVD Only, 2 hours 16 min

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (drama, Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant) – In a rare dramatic appearance, McCarthy plays a real life author who becomes a forger in the 70s and 80s. I absolutely want to see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 min

Columbus (drama, John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson) – I really like John Cho (he was great in Searching) – here he plays a Korean man coming to Ohio after his father falls into a coma, where he meets an aspiring young architect caring for her ailing mother. DVD Only, 1 hour 44 min

Overlord (horror, Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine) – 1944. Soldiers behind enemy lines. What supernatural awfulness have the Nazis conjured? I wonder if it’s zombies. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Backtrace (action, Ryan Guzman, Sylvester Stallone) – Amnesiac robber undergoes hypnosis to find the money. I couldn’t make this up if I tried. DVD Only, 1 hour 27 min

The Last Race (documentary) – Stock car racing on Long Island. DVD Only, 1 hour 14 min

The Brawler (drama, Zach McGowan, Amy Smart) – Boxer Chuck Wepner biopic. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 min

February 16th


Studio 54 (documentary) – This doc about the famous 1970s club has only been out on DVD for a little while, now it is Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 38 min

February 15th


The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton) – (Super) powerful siblings reunite after the death of their father and find out the family has secrets. I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 one hour episodes.

The Dragon Prince – Season 2 (family animation, Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows) – Two princes and an elf on an epic quest. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, each season is nine 25 minute episodes

Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy – Season 1 (docuseries, Larry Charles) – Comedy writer and director goes looking for comedy in unusual places. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Yucatan (Spanish comedy, Luis Tosar, Rodrigo de la Serna) – Spanish language story of con artists competing for a lottery winner mark on a cruse ship. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 2 hours 9 min

The Breaker Upperers (comedy, Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek) – Women who break up with people for money until one of them starts to feel bad about it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

Amazon Prime Video

Lorena – Limited Series (docuseries, Lorana Bobbitt, John Wayne Bobbitt) – This is a four part (each one hour) mini-series about the infamous crime that was part of the beginning of sensational 24 hour news coverage. Not sure why we need to revisit it, but here you go. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 14th


Dating Around – Season 1 (reality TV) – Each episode has one single person looking for someone they want ot have a second date with. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (comedy special) – Actor Ken Jeong was a doctor before breaking into stand up comedy and eventually acting. He brings that all into his first Netflix special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

February 12th

DVD Subscribers

Bohemian Rhapsody (drama, Rami Malek, Ben Hardy) – This is why I keep my DVD subscription – can’t wait to see this before the Oscars! DVD Only, 2 hours 14 min

At Eternity’s Gate (drama, Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend) – Vincent van Gogh biopic. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Shoplifters (Japanese drama, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô) – Japanese language story about a group of outsiders living on the fringes of Tokyo. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

Nobody’s Fool (romantic comedy, Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter) – Ex-con sister suspicious of online boyfriend. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

The Front Runner (drama, Hugh Jacman, Vera Farmiga) – As much as I love Hugh (and the rest of this amazing cast, and director Jason Reitman) I just cannot bring myself to watch political drama. This Gary Hart biopic will sadly leave my queue. DVD Only, 1 hour 53 min

Possum (horror, Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong) – A unstable puppeteer with secrets. That isn’t going to end well. DVD Only, 1 hour 27 min

Bayou Caviar (drama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen) – Boxer turned bouncer turns blackmailer. DVD Only, 1 hour 51 min

February 11th


Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine (Chinese TV food and travel) – Mandarin language series about this Chinese suisine, its origins and traditions. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Little Women (family, Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings) – 2018 updated version of the March sisters’ tale. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 52 min

February 10th


Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj – Volume 2 (comedy, Hasan Minhaj) – This combination of stand-up and interviews, comedy and politics, was a hit last season. It will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there were seven 25 minute episodes in season 1.

February 9th


The Break – Season 2 (TV thriller, Yoann Blanc, Guillaume Kerbush) – French language series about a grieving detective drawn into a case in his home town. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, ten 50 minute episodes per season

February 8th


One Day At a Time – Season 3 (TV comedy, Justina Machado, Rita Moreno) – This remake of the 1970s sitcom has gotten some great reviews. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, thirteen 30 minute episodes per season

The Epic Tale of Captain Underpants – Season 2 (children’s animation, Nat Faxon, Jay Gragnani) – What kind of person would I be to leave Captain Underpants off the list?? A monster, that’s what kind! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, thirteen 25 minute episodes per season

Nailed It! Mexico – Season 1 (Mexican reality TV, Omar Chaparro, Anna Ruiz) – I really find this show sad, no matter the language or country. But if you dig watching these poor people fail, now you can do it in Spanish. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 30 minute episodes

Unauthorized Living – Season 1 (Spanish TV drama, Jose Coronado, Álex González) – Spanish language series about a drug cartel leader, his illness, and his search for a successor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 13 one hour episodes, there is a second season.

ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (documentary) – This is the latest in the ReMastered series of documentaries about influential points in music history. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 14 min

Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (comedy, Kevin Hart, Saniyya Sidney) – Comedy/educational family movie about black history heroes. I believe there are re-enactments here. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

High Flying Bird (sports drama, Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz) – An agent and a player looking to disrupt the big money structure of the NBA. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 min

The Tree of Blood (Spanish drama, Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Cervantes) – Spanish language movie about a couple whose families share a history filled with secrets. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 2 hours 10 min

Amazon Prime Video

White Dragon – Season 1 (TV thriller, John Simm, Anthony Wang) – This Amazon original series is about a professor who discovers his late wife’s secret life. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 6th

Amazon Prime Video

Hillary – Season 1 (TV drama, Andrew Munro, Dean O’Gorman) – This is a bio-series about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary. Amazon Prime Video Only

February 5th


Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner (comedy special) – Ray Romano does stand-up for the first time in 23 years. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Deuce – Season 2 (TV drama, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal) – This show about porn in the 1970s is DVD Only on Netflix (you can catch it on HBO), and has been renewed for one more season. The series will end after season 3 with 25 one hour episodes total.

Widows (thriller, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez) – Thieves’ widows decide to pick up where their late spouses left off. DVD Only, 2 hours 9 min

The Sisters Brothers (comedy western, John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix) – 1850s hitmen brothers on a mission. One assumes that hijinks ensue. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

The Guilty (foreign thriller, Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage) – Danish language story of a police dispatcher trying to save a kidnapping victim. DVD Only, 1 hour 25 min

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (family animation, Benedict Cumberbatch, Pharrell Williams) – I could argue all day long that this did not need to be made, but it has Cumberbatch as the Grinch! I still won’t see it, but I do love him. DVD Only, 1 hour 26 min

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (thriller, Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason) – I’m definitely willing to give Claire Foy a chance to shine in the role of Lisbeth Salander in this new movie set in the world of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. DVD Only, 1 hour 55 min

A Private War (drama, Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan) – A great cast including Stanley Tucci for this biopic about foreign war correspondent Marie Colvin. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (documentary, John McEnroe, Mathieu Amalric) – A look at McEnroe from the POV of the French Open, which he never won. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 min

The Long Dumb Road (comedy, Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas) – Congrats on a title that made me LOL – this is a goofy road trip story. DVD Only, 1 hour 31 min

Netflix Canada

Shameless – Season 8 (TV dramedy, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum) – Enjoy the Gallagher hijinks, Canada! There is a 9th season coming. Canada Streaming Available

Amazon Prime Video

The Tunnel – Season 3 (TV crime thriller, Stephen Dillane, Clemence Poesy) – A bilingual (French/English) series about crimes committed in the Chunnel. This is the final season, Amazon Prime Video Only, there are 8-10 episodes per season, 45 minutes each

February 2nd


Bordertown – Season 2 (Finnish TV mystery, Ville Virtanen, Matleena Kuusniemi) – Finnish language series about a detective who takes a small town job only to discover there is more there than meets the eye. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eleven 60 minutes episodes per season.

Romance is a Bonus Book – Season 1 (Korean TV dramedy, Lee Jong-suk, Lee Na-young) – This Korean language show about romance at a publishing company will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are 16 episodes, I don’t know the runtime.

DVD Subscribers

Support the Girls (comedy, Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson) – Bar manager butts heads with the owner when she wants to do a fundraiser. DVD Only

February 1st


Always a Witch – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Angely Gaviria, Sebastian Eslava) – Spanish language show about a time traveling 17th century witch. Sweet! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 one hour episodes

Russian Doll – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett) – Oh my gosh this looks awesome! Lyonne is a woman who keeps dying and then reliving her own birthday party. Like a morbid Groundhog Day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eight 30 minute episodes

Free Rein: Valentine’s Day (family, Jaylen Barron, Joe Ashman) – I’m not sure if this is a one-off special or the beginning of a third season for this kids and horses series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Velvet Buzzsaw (thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Renee Russo) – Satirical thriller about the world of expensive art and collectors. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

True: Happy Hearts Day (children’s animation, Michela Luci, Jamie Watson) – A Rainbow Kingdom cartoon. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dear Ex (foreign drama, Roy Chiu, Hsieh Yng-xuan) – Mandarin language story of a teenager stuck between his recently widowed mom and his late father’s lover. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 40 min

Canada Streaming

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (documentary, Fred Rogers) – This is exactly as wonderful as you think it should be. If you or your children watched his show, check out this documentary about the life of Mr. Rogers. Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders – Season 1 (TV mystery, John Malkovich, Rupert Grint) – This new Amazon show takes place in 1933, with Hercule Poirot on the job. I will definitely be watching this! Amazon Prime Video Only

Just Add Magic – Season 3 (family TV, Olivia Sanabia, Abby Donnelly) – Three girls and a magical cookbook star in this Amazon original. Amazon Prime Video Only, there is a fourth season coming, each season is thirteen 25 minute episodes

January 30th


The Incredibles 2 (family animation, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter) – It was a long time in the making, but people seem to enjoy this sequel! Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 58 min

January 29th


Ant Man and the Wasp (action, Paull Rudd, Evangeline Lily) – This is the fun and silly part of the Marvel universe. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 58 min

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All (comedy special) – Another stand-up special in Netflix’s growing collection. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Humans – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington) – Yes! I’m excited for this. There doesn’t seem to be any news yet on whether it will be back for a fourth season. Each season has eight 45 minute episodes. DVD Only (I can’t find this one streaming anywhere, but you can catch reruns on AMC)

Ballers – Season 4 (TV comedy, Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington) – This HBO show about football players and other pro athletes and their personal lives is DVD Only on Netflix. It has been renewed for a fifth season. There are nine 30 minute episodes per season.

The Wife (drama, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce) – Glenn Close picked up a Golden Globe and may be on her way to her fist Oscar for her role in this story of spousal resentment. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

Boy Erased (drama, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman) – Parents of gay son make him choose between conversion therapy and being cast out. DVD Only, 1 hour 55 min

Studio 54 (documentary) – A look at the infamous 1970s disco. DVD Only, 1 hour 38 min

Hunter Killer (action, Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman) – Submarine and Navy SEALS rescuing Russian president. DVD Only, 2 hours 2 min

Indivisible (drama, Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew) – Military chaplain returns home and has same troubles as other vets. DVD Only, 2 hours 1 min

Amazon Prime Video

Masterpiece: Endeavour – Season 5 (TV drama, Shaun Evans, Roger Allam) – This PBS crime drama series is a DVD Only on Netflix, but can be found streaming on Amazon Prime Video. This season has six episodes, 1 hour 29 minutes each. Total episodes for all five seasons = 22

January 27th


Z Nation – Season 5 (TV action, Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang) – This is the final season of this zombie show – I like it and need to watch the seasons I’ve missed! Each season has 13-15 episodes, 45 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 25th


The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4b (TV comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski) – I made the mistake of binge watching too many of these at once back in season one and burned out. I may have to try again. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 13 episodes per season, 25 minutes each

Club de Cuervos – Season 4 (foreign TV drama, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Mariana Trevino) – Apparently, this inherited soccer team is still causing drama between the siblings. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 45-50 minute episodes, the seasons have been 10-13 episodes each

Black Earth Rising – Limited Series (thriller, Michaela Coel, John Goodman) – An adopted legal investigator confronts her past as a Rwandan genocide survivor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, eight 60 minute episodes

Kingdom – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong) – Korean language series about a crown prince and a kingdom besieged by a plague. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Medici: The Magnificent – Season 2 (TV drama, Richard Madden, Dustin Hoffman) – The first season of this came out back in 2016 as “The Masters of Florence”, now this period piece about 15th century Italy is back with the addition of Sean Bean to the cast. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are eight 55 minute episodes

Animas (foreign horror, Ángela Molina, Luis Bermejo) – French language story of a friend changing after an accident. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 23 mins

Polar (action, Katheryn Winnick, Mads Mikkelsen) – Seriously, when are all the hitmen out there going to finally realize that they can never retire in peace? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 58 min

January 24th


Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (docuseries) – Using audio from Bundy along with old and new interview footage to basically do a biodoc about the serial killer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (family animation, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg) – A Monster Cruise Ship vacation! Instant Streaming Available

January 23rd

DVD Subscribers

The Old Man and the Gun (thriller, Robert Redford, Casey Affleck) – Heist movie based on the real life of a bank robber and his escape from prison. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 min

First Man (drama, Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy) – Neil Armstrong biopic – I’ve heard it’s very, very good. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 min

Johnny English Strikes Again (action comedy, Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko) – Mr. Bean goes to the British secret service for a second time (not really in the character of Mr. Bean, more Pink Panther-ish). DVD Only, 1 hour 28 minutes

Here and Now (drama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker) – A singer prepares for an upcoming tour while hiding a medical diagnosis. DVD Only, 1 hour 31 minutes

American Renegades (action, J.K. Simmons, Sullivan Stapleton) – Navy SEALS trying to solve a mystery during the Balkan wars. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 min

The Hate U Give (drama, Amandla Sternberg, Regina Hall) – Crime drama based on the book about a girl who sees a friend shot by a police officer. DVD Only, 2 hours 13 min

January 22nd

DVD Subscribers

Blue Iguana (comedy, Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz) – These are the wrong ex-cons to send on your major heist. DVD Only, 1 hour 45 mins

Obit. (documentary) – A look at the New York Times obituary writers, who prepare obits for famous people. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 mins

January 21st


Justice (drama) – I can’t find much information on this one – just that it’s about a defense lawyer in Abu Dhabi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 18th


Grace and Frankie – Season 5 (TV comedy, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda) – I never quite got into this show, but a lot of other people did! Each season is 13 episodes, 25 minutes each. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Marvel’s The Punisher – Season 2 (TV action, Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach) – As Marvel and Netflix part ways in the run up to Disney’s streaming platform, this is likely the last season for this show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there were thirteen 45-55 minute episodes in the first season, anticipating about the same for the second.

Carmen Sandiego – Season 1 (kids’ TV, Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard) – We didn’t watch much of the original iteration of this geography show, and now it’s back in what looks like a less educational format. She’s fighting evil across the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no episode or runtime info

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes – Season 2B (reality TV, Piers Taylor, Caroline Quentin) – Some more fabulous and unusual homes! There are four 45 minute episodes in each partial season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

Trigger Warning With Killer Mike – Season 1 (docuseries) – This is a comedy documentary series with the rapper implementing some of his ideas for social change. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime or episode count info

Trolls: The Beat Goes On – Season 5 (kids’ TV animation, Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin) – Animated trolls. That’s about it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, each episode is 25 minutes

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (documentary) – This could be an interesting look at the posh party on a private island that turned into a fraudulent fiasco. And yeah, all the alliteration felt goooood. No runtime info, Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Soni (foreign drama, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Saloni Batra) – Hindi language movie about two women fighting violent crime against women in Delhi, India. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 37 minutes

IO (sci-fi, Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie) – Two people connect during the apocalypse (!) Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

Close (action, Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse) – Two actresses I really like as bodyguard and heiress under attack. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, no runtime info

January 17th


American Crime Story – Season 2 – The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV drama, Édgar Ramírez, Darren Criss) – This looks amazing. I’m just now watching the first season (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) and if they stay true to this level of storytelling, I’m in. There are nine 45 minute episodes in this season of the acclaimed anthology series. There are two more seasons in development, one focusing on Hurricane Katrina. Instant Streaming Only (sorry Canada, looks like you aren’t getting this one)

January 15th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – Season 5 (TV drama, Craig McLachlan) – Period crime drama set in late 1950s Australia. This is the last season, though there are to be some TV movies to wrap up the series. It does stream on Netflix, but only seasons 1-3 are available. So DVD Only until we hear more. 45 episodes total to date, each 45-60 minutes long

Halloween 2018 (horror, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer) – Jamie Lee Curtis return to Halloween after 40 years. There seems to be a pretty split opinion on this one. DVD Only, 1 hour 46 minutes

Tea With the Dames (documentary, Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench) – Four incredible English actresses (including Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith get together for tea, reminiscences, gossip and laughter. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

The Bookshop (drama, Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy) – 1950s period piece set in an English village where a widow opens the first book store. DVD Only, 1 hour 53 minutes

Madeline’s Madeline (drama, Molly Parker, Miranda July) – Mother and drama teacher see very different things in young Madeline. DVD Only, 1 hour 34 minutes

January 13th

Amazon Prime Video

Eighth Grade (comedy, Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton) – This coming of age comedy was directed by comedian Bo Burnham and has gotten terrific reviews. It’s available on DVD on Netflix, but you can stream it on Amazon Prime Video

January 11th


Friends From College – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders) – By the end of season one, I was wondering if I hated all these characters. But I’m still watching as the group flails towards adulthood. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 30 minute episodes per season, so there are now 16 episodes total

Sex Education – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield) – Teenager starts u sex-ed health clinic at his high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, there are eight 45 minute episodes in this first season

Remastered: Masacre at the Stadium (documentary) – Story of the murder of Chilean singer Victor Jara in 1973. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 60 minutes

Solo (aka: Alone) (foreign drama, Alain Hernández, Aura Garrido) – Spanish language. A surfer struggles to survive after a fall. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

The Last Laugh (dramedy, Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss) – Retired comedian and manager head back out on the road. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, do not know the run time

Canada Streaming

Titans – Season 1 (TV action, Teagan Croft, Brenton Thwaites) – This is a DC Comics web series with Robin leading the team. This one is not coming to the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Informer – Season 1 (TV drama, Nabhaan Rizwan, Paddy Considine) – An Amazon original about a young man in Britain coerced into becoming an informant. Amazon Prime Video Only

January 10th


When Heroes Fly – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Tomer Kapon, Ninette Tayeb) – Hebrew/Spanish language series about Israeli veterans searching for a friend presumed dead. There are 9 episodes in this season, each 45 minutes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

January 9th


Solo: A Star Wars Story (sci-fi, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson) – Chances are that if you’re into Star Wars you’ve already seen this. But if you want to see it again, you can – a whole bunch of time because it’s Available on Instant Streaming! 2 hours 15 minutes

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (foreign sci-fi amination, Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai) – Japanese language animation saving the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 31 minutes

January 8th, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Bad Times at the El Royale (thriller, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo) – Guests at a rundown hotel’s lives intersect. DVD Only, 2 hours 21 minutes

What They Had (drama, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon) – Siblings trying to care for aging parents. DVD Only, 1 hour 41 minutes

Mid90s (drama, Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges) – This is a coming of age story set in the…Mid 90s. Written and directed by Jonah Hill. DVD Only, 1 hour 25 minutes

Hell Fest (horror, Amy Forsyth, Reign Edwards) – A horror themed amusement park just seems like an all-around bad idea. DVD Only, 1 hour 29 minutes

Monsters and Men (drama, John David Washington, Anthony Ramos) – Three different characters react to the shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. DVD Only, 1 hour 35 minutes

The Oath (comedy, Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish) – Couple is asked to sign a government loyalty oath right before an already dysfunctional family Thanksgiving. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Far From the Tree (documentary, Andrew Solomon) – A look at seven families raising children who are very different from other kids, and the rewards they reap along with their struggles. DVD Only, 1 hour 33 minutes

Kusama: Infinity (documentary, Yayoi Kusama) – Biodoc about avant garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. DVD Only, 1 hour 20 minutes

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (romantic comedy, Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch) – What a fun cast for this story of an unhappily married woman trying to see a man from her past. DVD Only, 1 hour 48 minutes

Memoir of War (foreign drama, Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel) – French language WWII period piece about a woman searching for her communist husband in occupied France. DVD Only, 2 hours 6 minutes

January 6th

DVD Subscribers

Detectorists – Season 3 (TV comedy, Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones) – This is the final season of this British comedy. It no longer streams on Netflix, so DVD Only, but you can find all three seasons on Hulu. 19 episodes total, 30 minutes each

January 4th, 2019


Call My Agent – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Camille Cottin, Thibault De Montalembert) – French language series about a Parisian talent agency dealing with crises. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

And Breathe Normally (foreign drama, Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir, Babetida Sadjo) – Icelandic language story of a single mom and an asylum seeker whose lives cross. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El Potro: Unstoppable (foreign drama, Jimena Baron, Rodrigo Romero) – Spanish language biopic about the Argentinian singer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lionheart (comedy, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh) – This Nigerian comedy/drama about a woman running her father’s business with her uncle is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Beautiful Boy (drama, Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet) – Terrific cast for this story of a man trying to help his son through addiction. This isn’t even out on DVD yet on Netflix, but is Available on Amazon Prime Video. 2 hours, 1 min

January 3rd, 2019

DVD Subscribers

Galveston (thriller, Ben Foster, Elle Fanning) – A very good cast, this time for a mob hit/revenge thriller. DVD Only

Trouble (comedy, Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman) – Bickering middle aged siblings fight over family property. This has a good cast including David Morse and Julia Stiles. DVD Only

Love, Gilda (documentary, Gilda Radner, Rose Abdoo) – Biographical documentary about the life of the amazing Gilda Radner. Hers was the first celebrity death to make me cry. DVD Only

AXL (family sci-fi, Alex Neustaedter, Becky G., Alex MacNicoll) – Military robot dog rescued from the desert by kind stranger. This looks cute. DVD Only

Night School (comedy, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish) – Adults studying for their GEDs – I’ll see this one! DVD Only

Amazon Prime Video

Leave No Trace (drama, Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie) – Off the grid family forced into the system. You can get this on DVD via Netflix or streaming on Amazon Prime Video. I really liked it. 1 hour 49 min

January 2nd, 2019


The Autopsy of Jane Doe (thriller, Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox) – I love Emile Hirsch, I think I’ll check out this father/son medical examiner thriller. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Netflix Canada

A Quiet Place (thriller, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt) – Canada, you are so lucky! This is one of the best movies I saw last year. Canada Streaming Only

January 1st, 2019


A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 3 (TV comedy, Neil Patrick Harris, Patric Warburton) – Live action adaptation based on the Lemony Snicket books. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo – Season 1 (reality TV) – Anyone who read her book should know what to expect from this series about reducing clutter. Hint: she’s very into finding joy in things, or getting rid of them. This is a series of home makeovers, so I’m curious if it has any potential Hoarders possibilities. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable (it looks like Canada is not getting this one)

Comedians of the World – Season 1 (comedy specials, Neal Brennan, Chris D’Elia) – Netflix is really building a nice stand-up comedy niche. This series has 13 comedians from around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pinky Malinky – Season 1 (kids’ TV animation, Lucas Grabeel, Nathan Kress) – Animated series about optimistic hot dogs. Nope, I did not make that up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Breaking Big – Season 1 (TV docuseries, Trevor Noah, Eddie Huang) – A look at how famous people got famous. There are 12 episodes in this first season, 25 minutes each. Amazon Prime Video Only

First Civilizations – Season 1 (docuseries) – Four 53 minute episodes about early civilizations. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 31st


The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (documentary) – Dude looks into urban legends about Bill Murray. Instant Streaming Only

December 28th


Lucifer – Seasons 1-3 (TV drama, Tom Ellis, Lauren German) – Now that Netflix has picked up this show for a fourth season, it only makes sense that seasons 1-3 are streaming! Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 45 minutes per episode, 67 episodes total in the three available seasons. The season episode numbers have ranged from 13 to 26, season four will be 10 episodes (a pretty standard Netflix series number).

Yummy Mummies – Season 1 (reality TV, Lorinska Merrington, Jane Scandizzo) – Gross. It’s a bunch of pretty, rich pregnant women conspicuously consuming. Ew. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Selection Day – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Mohammed Samad, Yash Shashank Dholye) – This Indian series about teenage cricket players is in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Instant Hotel – Season 1 (reality TV, Luke Jacobz, Juliet Ashworth) – Homeowner hotel competition? Something like that. It’s an Australian show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

When Angels Sleep (foreign drama, Julian Villagran, Marian Alvarez) – Spanish language movie about a series of events unfolding after a car accident. Instant Streaming Only downloadable

A Twelve Year Night (foreign drama, Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darin) – Spanish language film set in a future Uruguay prison. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

At First Light (thriller, Stefanie Scott, Theodore Pellerin) – When you turn supernatural, the man is going to be out to get you. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 30 minutes

The Keeping Hours (drama, Lee Pace, Carrie Coon) – Man and ex-wife deal with the supernatural in their old house. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 34 min

Operation Red Sea (foreign action, Zhang Yi, Johnny Huang) – Mandarin language story of an elite team rescuing 600 people from Yemen. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 2 hours 18 mins

Gehenna: Where Death Lives (horror, Doug Jones, Lance Henriksen) – I don’t think Lance Henriksen is allowed to do anything that ISN’T horror. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 46 mins

Filmworker (documentary, Stanley Kubrick, Leon Vitali) – Story of the friendship between Kubrick and Vitali. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 33 min

Silencer (action, Johnny Messner, Danny Trejo) – Hitmen never really retire, people. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 28 min

Goldstone (thriller, Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell) – This is a sequel to something called Mystery Road. I can’t say I know of either one. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 50 min

Tales From the Hood 2 (horror, Keith David, Bryan Batt) – A horror/comedy anthology sequel. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 50 min

Breath (drama, Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki) – Simon Baker also directs this story of two teenagers and their surfer mentor. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 55 min

Scorpion King: Book of Souls (action, Zach McGowan, Peter Mensah) – The Scorpion King just wants to be a simple blacksmith. Can’t the soul stealing sword just leave him alone? Jeez. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable, 1 hour 41 min

Amazon Prime Video

Niko and the Sword of Light – Season 2 (TV animation, Andre Robinson, Kari Wahlgren) – This is an animated series about a kid fighting evil. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 27th

DVD Subscribers

The Last Kingdom – Season 3 (TV action, Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox) – This third season has been available on Instant Streaming since November, and is now out on DVD. And it looks like there will be a fourth season! DVD and Instant Streaming both available.

White Boy Rick (drama, Matthew McConaughey, Richie Merritt) – Based on the true story of a father and son trapped in the 1980s crack epidemic. DVD Only

Beautifully Broken (drama, Eric Roberts, Michael W. Smith) – Faith and spirituality story about three interwoven families. DVD Only

December 26th


Alexa and Katie – Season 2 (teen TV comedy, Paris Berelc, Isabel May) – A teenager with cancer starts high school along side her BFF. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Bayou Caviar (drama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Famke Janssen) – Former boxer gets into the blackmail game. DVD Only

December 25th


Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Season 11 (TV reality, Anthony Bourdain) – The second to last season of the late star’s show. U. S. Instant Streaming Only

Avengers: Infinity War (action, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth) – There’s a whole lot going on here – if you haven’t already seen it you might want to prepare with Jared’s list of essential Marvel viewing first. Instant Streaming Available

December 24th


The Magicians – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Jason Ralph, Arjun Gupta) – Again, I really enjoy this show. It is most definitely weird, but I still like it. Season 4 begins on the Syfy channel on January 23rd. U.S. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Ho Score Girl – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Kohei Amasaki, Sayumi Suzushiro) – Young video gamers. This looks like a series for kids (more than usual). Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 23rd


Watership Down – Season 1 (animated drama series, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult) – Animated series based on the book about a warren of rabbits and the many dangers in their lives. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 22nd


Mr. Church (drama, Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson) – Man hired to help ailing woman bonds with her and her daughter. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

What Still Remains (thriller, Lulu Antariksa, Colin O’Donoghue) – Post viral apocalypse, solo woman joins village, it does not go as planned. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

Killjoys – Season 3 (TV action, Hannah John-Kamen, Luke Macfarlane) – Space bounty hunters! There are two more seasons coming. DVD Only on Netflix, but you can see it on Syfy.

December 21st


3 Below: Tales of Arcadia – Part 1 (children’s TV animation) – Teen aliens (who are also royalty) try to blend in after they crash land on Earth. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

7 Days Out – Season 1 (docuseries) – A look at the week leading up to major events (sporting, fashion, etc.) Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Back With the Ex – Season 1 (reality TV) – An Australian show with singles having one chance to reunite with an ex. Yikes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Derry Girls – Season 1 (TV comedy, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland) – British series about being a teenager in 1990s Northern Ireland. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Diablero – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Christopher Von Uckerman, Horacio Garcia Rojas) – Spanish language series about a priest and a demon hunter (!) searching for a missing girl. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Greenleaf – Season 3 (TV drama, Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne) – Mega-church owning family drama. Instant Streaming Only

Last Hope – Part 2 (Japanese anime, Tomoaki Maeno, Kana Hanazawa) – Japanese language series about a scientist who tries to fix the planet after ruining the planet. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Perfume – Season 1 (foreign TV drama, Friederike Becht, August Diehl) – German language series about a brutal murder and the former schoolmate suspects. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sirius The Jaeger – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Yuto Uemura, Takahiro Sakurai) – Anime vampire hunters in imperial Tokyo. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tales By the Light – Season 3 (TV reality, Darren Jew, Art Wolfe) – Australian show spotlighting photographers around the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Casketeers – Season 1 (TV reality) – Show about Maori funeral directors. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Wolf – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Ahu Turkpence, Serkan Cayoglu) – Turkish language series about a special operations police unit. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (documentary) – Tells the story of the life of a Polish sculptor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bird Box (drama, Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes) – Post apocalyptic thriller/drama. Hell yes I will be watching this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bad Seeds (foreign comedy, Kheiron, Catherine Deneauve) – French language story of a scam artist mentors a group of tough kids. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

2036 Origin Unknown (sci-fi, Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon) – There’s a cube in the cover art for this movie that looks a little Borg-ish. That alone makes me willing to give this space adventure a shot. It’s been out on DVD since August and is now Available on Instant Streaming

Amazon Prime Video

Vanity Fair – Season 1 (TV drama, Olivia Cooke, Claudia Jessie) – A young woman strives to improve her place in English society. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 20th

DVD Subscribers

The Librarians – Season 4 (TV action, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane) – More supernatural artifact preservation fun! Not a streamer on Netflix, so DVD Only, but it is available on Hulu. This fourth season is the last.

December 18th


Baki – Season 1 (foreign TV action, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takayuki Sugo) – Japanese language series about a martial arts champion who has to fight off a bunch of death row inmates in Tokyo. Yeah, I don’t know. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (comedy special) – This is Ellen’s first stand-up since 2003! I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

F.R.E.D.I. (family, Candace Cameron Bure, Kelly Hu) – Friendly robot needs help finding home and eluding evil corporation. Instant Streaming Available

DVD Subscribers

A Simple Favor (thriller, Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively) – I’ve been waiting for this ever since I saw the teasers on Blake Lively’s Instagram! Don’t judge me…DVD Only

Little Women (drama, Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings) – New telling of an old tale. DVD Only

Active Measures (documentary) Trump/Russia doc. I’ll be surprised if this actually releases. DVD Only

Venom (action, Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams) – This superhero movie kicks off a different Marvel Cinematic Universe, which apparently is endless. DVD Only

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (family mystery, Jack Black, Cate Blanchett) – Based on the book about a boy going to live with his uncle in a mysterious house, located in a mysterious town. DVD Only

The Predator (action, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn) – Soldiers go looking for other soldiers. That is not what they find. DVD Only

Fahrenheit 11/9 (documentary, Michael Moore) – I guess if you still like Michael Moore, give this a shot. DVD Only

Assassination Nation (thriller, Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse) – Comedy thriller about a data hack causing anarchy in a community. DVD Only

Air Strike (action, Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody) – WWII period piece based on the true story of an American pilot training Chinese pilots. DVD Only

A Bag of Marbles (foreign drama, Dorian Le Clech, Batyste Fleuria) – French language period piece taking place in 1941 German occupied France, where brothers are sent south to be safer. DVD Only

December 16th


Springsteen on Broadway (music, Brice Springsteen) – This is unusual for Netflix, but I like it! Springsteen’s one man acoustic show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 14th


Cuckoo – Season 4 (TV comedy, Taylor Lautner, Greg Davies) – This series about a woman returning to England with her weird American boyfriend changed in season two when Andy Samberg left as said boyfriend. Taylor Lautner now plays his love child. Or something. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable.

Fuller House- Season 4 (TV comedy, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin) – Yep, it’s still going. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Travelers – Season 3 (TV drama, Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter) – Yay! I can’t wait to see what our time travelers get up to this season. I really liked Season 1 and Season 2. Canada, you are getting seasons 2 & 3 at the same time! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (TV drama, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch) – I’ve been enjoying this remarkably dark Archie comics adaptation. Now we get a holiday special! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Inside the Real Narcos – Season 1 (TV reality, Jason Fox) – Ex-Special Forces guy interviews drug traffickers and cartel members. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons – Season 3 (TV reality) – Journalists voluntarily go into reputationally difficult prisons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sunderland Til I Die – Season 1 (docuseries) – About a British soccer club. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Fix – Season 1 (TV comedy, D.L. Hughly, Katherine Ryan) – Panel of comedians and one expert talk about the issues of the day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Innocent Man – Season 1 (docuseries, John Grisham) – Adaptation of Grisham’s only non-fiction book about 1980s Oklahoma murder cases. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Protector – Season 1 (foregn TV thriller, Cagatay Ulusoy, Ayca Aysin Turan) – Turkish language series about ancient orders and immortal enemies in modern Istanbul. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tidelands – Season 1 (TV drama, Charlotte Best, Elsa Pataky) – Australian series about an ex-con returning to her home town to let loose with a few secrets. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Voltron: Legendary Defender – Season 8 (kids’ animated TV, Jeremy Shada, Tyler Labine) – I have no idea what this is about, it’s kids fighting some mighty villain. But it’s obviously popular enough to warrant 8 seasons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Roma (foreign drama, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira) – Spanish language film from director Alfonso Cuaran about Mexican politics in the 1970s. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (children’s comedy, Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes) – Will the Christmas moose save the day when everyone is snowed in at the bowling alley? That’s not a sentence I anticipated writing today. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dance and Sing With True: Songs (kids’ animation, Michela Luci, Jamie Watson) – New songs for this sing-along kids’ show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

LOL: Last One Laughing (TV reality, Liliana Arriaga, Carlos Ballarta) – Some sort of Spanish language comedy competition. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 13th


Wanted – Season 3 (TV drama, Rebecca Gibney, Geraldine Hakewill) – Witnesses to a murder become odd fellows on the run. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 12th


Backstreet Girls: Gokudols – Season 1 (anime TV comedy, Daisuke Ono, Satoshi Hino) – Japanese language series about Yakuza brothers who become girls. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Out of Many, One: The Immigrant’s Story (documentary) – Documentary short about a group of people preparing for their citizenship tests. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 11th


Vir Das: Losing It (comedy special) – Netflix original stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

DVD Subscribers

The Sinner – Season 2 (TV drama, Bill Pullman, Carrie Coon) – The second season carries forward only the Bill Pullman character. Which is a shame, since that character irritates me. But Carrie Coon is great. No word yet about a third season. The first season did stream on Netflix, but season 2 is DVD Only for now.

The Orville – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki) – This Star Trek spoof/homage is actually not too bad. But it’s not too good either. Best taken in small doses. The series has been renewed for a second season which will premiere on Dec. 30th on Fox. I have no idea if this will stream, it’s DVD Only on Netflix for now. It is streaming on Hulu.

Top of the Lake – Season 2 (TV drama, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan) – I liked the first season of this New Zealand set show, I’ll definitely watch Season 2. It’s written and directed by Jane Campion. No indication of a season 3. This is not a streamer at the moment, so DVD Only on Netflix, but both seasons are available on Hulu.

The Equalizer 2 (action, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal) – This is the first sequel of Denzel Washington’s career. Huh. DVD Only

Smallfoot (family animation, Channing Tatum, James Corden) – What if Bigfoot didn’t know humans existed? Hilarity would ensue! DVD Only

Peppermint (action, Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr.) – I love Jennifer Garner, so I’ll definitely be seeing this mom turned ninja warrior actioner. DVD Only

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (drama, Caleb Hunt, Merritt Patterson) – Telling more of the story from Unbroken, in which Louis Zamperini’s wife finds God through Billy Graham. DVD Only

Colette (drama, Keira Knightley, Dominic West) – Biopic about Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a French author and pioneer in the fight for gender equality. DVD Only

The Captain (foreign drama, Max Hubacher, Frederick Lau) – German language story about an accidental, albeit enthusiastic, Nazi. Set at the end of WWII. DVD Only

Lizzie (thriller, Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart) – A new take on the story of Lizzie Borden. DVD Only

December 9th


Sin senos sí hay paraíso – Season 3 (foreign TV drama, Majida Issa, Carmen Villalobos) – Colombian show about the mafia, imprisonment and revenge. Spanish language. U.S Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 7th


Bad Blood – Season 1 (TV drama, Anthony LaPaglia, Kim Coates) – True story of the Rizzutos, a crime family in Montreal. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dogs of Berlin – Season 1 (German TV drama, Felix Kramer, Anna Maria Mühe) – German language series about the investigation of the murder of a soccer player. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Nailed It! Holiday (TV reality) – This mean spirited cooking show that sets people up to fail spectacularly now has holiday episodes. I know lots of people love it, but I sort of hate it. This is the third season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Ranch – Part 6 (TV comedy, Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott) – Ashton is still trying to run the family ranch after failing at pro athletics. This has been renewed for another season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pine Gap – Season 1 (TV drama, Parker Sawyers, Jacqueline McKenzie) – Australian show about troubles at a spy facility. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Neo Yokio – Pink Christmas (anime, Jaden Smith, Jude Law) – Neo Yokio is a city, in which a young man searches for love, fashion, and the supernatural. There is a full season already and it is not clear if this is just a Christmas special or a new season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Hook Up Plan (French TV romance, Marc Ruchmann, Zita Hanrot) – French language series about friends hiring an escort for their heartbroken friend. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (family action, Rohan Chand, Andy Serkis) – Amazing cast for this CGI/live action re-imagining of the Rudyard Kipling novel, including Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Instant Streaming Only, and I believe comes to theaters the same day.

Dumplin’ (dramedy, Jennifer Aniston, Odeya Rush) – Texas teen enters beauty contest run by her mom. I think this actually opens theatrically the same day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

5 Star Christmas – I don’t know much about this Christmas movie other than it involves the Italian Prime Minister and his mistress, which doesn’t sound very Christmasy at all. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The American Meme (documentary) – Three social media personalities do their thing. Yuck. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Super Monsters and the Wish Star (family animation, Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong) – Christmas wishes for Lobo and Glorb! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (documentary) – A look at the still unsolved murder of the Run DMC DJ. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas (family TV drama) – This is a Christmas special for the horse themed series Free Rein. It has one of the worst names of all time. The pun, it hurts. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 6th


Happy! – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Christopher Meloni, Patton Oswalt) – Ex-cop hitman begins seeing a tiny blue horse. This is unexpected. I’ve been waiting for this one! U.S. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable?

Canada Streaming

Wentworth – Season 6 (TV drama, Danielle Cormack, Nicole Da Silva) – Life in an Australian women’s prison. There will be a seventh season. This has been available in the U.S. since September, now it’s Available on Netflix Canada!

Amazon Prime Video

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Matilda Szydagis, Rachel Brosnahan) – This period series about a housewife becoming a stand up comic in the 1950s has won all sorts of awards, but I watched a single episode and couldn’t get into it. I’m in the minority. It has already been renewed for a third season. Amazon Prime Video Only

December 4th

DVD Subscribers

Handmaid’s Tale – Season 2 (TV drama, Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes) – No Hulu? You can watch Handmaids as a Netflix DVD subscriber! DVD Only

Sharp Objects – Season 1 (TV drama, Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson) – Based on the Gillian Flynn novel, I’ve heard mixed reviews. But I loved the book so I’ll definitely see it. You can stream it on HBO. DVD Only

Westworld – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden) – I really liked the first season of this one, so I’m looking forward to this. Stream on HBO or DVD Only on Netflix.

Vera – Series 8 (TV drama, Brenda Blethyn, David Leon) – This crime series is based on the Vera Stanhope novels by Ann Cleeves. And Blethyn is great, so I should probably watch this. This is not a streamer, so DVD Only

Incredibles 2 (family animation, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter) – This sequel took so, so many years to arrive! I have no idea if it’s any good – anyone else seen it who can tell me? DVD Only

Christopher Robin (family drama, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell) – Grown up Christopher Robin needs help finding his imagination. I will definitely be seeing this! DVD Only

Mission Impossible: Fallout (action, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson) – By all rights this franchise should be completely played out, but this got really good reviews. DVD Only

Operation Finale (thriller, Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley) – Nazi hunters after Adolph Eichmann, set 15 years after the and of WWII. DVD Only

God Bless the Broken Road (family drama, Lindsay Pulsipher, Makenzie Moss) – Religious drama about a single mother trying to make ends meet. DVD Only

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (documentary) – The Pope talks about social justice and the environment. DVD Only

The Happytime Murders (comedy, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks) – Melissa McCarthy is a private eye looking for a serial killer with her partner…a muppet. Oh, yes I will see this. DVD Only

Pick of the Litter (documentary) – Follow along as guide dogs are trained from puppyhood. AWWWWWW DVD Only

McQueen (documentary, Alexander McQueen) – Biodoc of the fashion designer. DVD Only

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (drama, Chloë Grace Moretz, John Gallagher Jr.) – Teenager sent to conversions therapy instead forms a bond with two of her fellow captives. DVD Only

December 3rd


Great British Baking: Holidays (TV reality, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith) – GBB is back for a two episode Christmas special! Bakers from past seasons compete in single weekend contests with traditional British holiday fare. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Blue Planet II – Season 1 (nature documentary, David Attenborough, Peter Drost) – A look at the amazing creatures of the ocean. There is a second season. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable? (Canada, you will get this one on December 4th)

Hero Mask – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Yasuyuki Kase, Yuhko Kaida) – A Japanese language animated crime drama series about a new invention – bio masks. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Sound of the Heart Reboot – Season 2 (Korean TV drama, Sung Hoon, Kwon Yuri) – Korean language series about the shenanigans of a webtoonist (I did not know that was a word). Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Little Mermaid (family sci-fi, Poppy Drayton, William Moseley) – New telling of the Hans Christian Anderson story, set in Mississippi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

December 1st


The Great British Baking Show Masterclass – Season 5 (reality, Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry) – I’m a little confused because there are only three seasons currently available, so I don’t know if we’ve skipped a season or if these are episodes from season 5 of the show, or what. Whatever it is, it will certainly be delicious. U.S. Instant Streaming Only, maybe downloadable?

Memories of the Alhambra (foreign TV drama, Hyun Bin, Park Shin-hye) – Korean language series about a businessman meeting a mysterious woman in Spain. This will air one episode per week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Crossroads: One Two Jaga (foreign drama, Zahiril Adzim, Ario Bayu) – Malay language story of an abused young worker in Kuala Lampur trying to return home to Indonesia. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Battle (foreign drama, Lisa Teige, Fabian Svegaard Tapia) – Norwegian language story about a teenage ballerina facing her father’s bankruptcy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


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