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.  Black Subheadings indicate U.S. Streaming and DVD Release Dates. Red Subheadings tell you if the titles are available in 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

Coming in June

Dope – Season 3 (Netflix U.S. and Canada Streaming 6/28)

Instant Hotel – Season 2 (Netflix U.S. and Canada Streaming 6/28)

Motown Magic – Season 2 (Netflix U.S. and Canada Streaming 6/28)

Paquita Salas – Season 3 (Netflix U.S. and Canada Streaming 6/28)

Madam Secretary – Season 5 (Netflix U.S. Streaming 6/30)

Anne With an E – Season 2 (Netflix Canada Streaming 6/30)

Glee – Seasons 1-6 (Netflix Canada Streaming 6/30)

June 27th

Netflix Streaming

Answer For Heaven – Season 1 (Thai TV drama, Sunny Suwanmethanont, Kan Kantathavorn) – Thia language series about a fallen angel working in a newsroom. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

June 26th

Netflix Streaming

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (animated action, Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson) – Everyone loves this animated spiderman spectacular. I don’t really get the appeal, but maybe I’ll give it a try now that it’s streaming. U.S. Streaming Only (sorry Canada)

The Golem (Israeli horror, Alex Tritenko, Brynie Furstenberg) – This Israeli movie is in English. It’s about a 17th century Lithuanian plague and the woman who summons a golem when a Jewish community is blamed. U.S. Streaming Only

June 25th

Netflix Streaming

Mike Epps: Only One Mike (comedy special) – A raunchy stand-up special. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

June 24th

Netflix Streaming

Forest of Piano – Season 2 (Japanese anime, Soma Saito, Junichi Suwabe) – Japanese language story of a young pianist meeting a famous pianist’s daughter. You can watch this in Japanese, English, German, Spanish, or French. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

June 21st

Netflix Streaming

Shooter – Season 3 (action, Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps) – This is the final season of the USA network assassin series. U.S. Instant Streaming Only (for now), downloadable

Dark – Season 2 (German TV thriller, Louise Hoffman, Oliver Masucci) – German language series about a group of families uncovering generations of secrets while looking for a missing child. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Ad Vitam – Season 1 (French TV sci-fi, Yvan Attal, Garance Marillier) – French language series about a future where people live indefinitely but there is a youth suicide crisis. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Bolivar – Season 1 (TV drama) – I don’t know who is in this or what language it’s in, but it’s the story of Simon Bolivar of Venezuela. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

The Casketeers – Season 2 (TV reality) – Show about Maori funeral directors. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

The Confession Tapes – Season 2 (documentary series) – This docuseries is about convicted murderers who say they did not willingly confess. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Girls Incarcerated – Season 2 (docuseries) – A look at the lives of a group of young women in prison. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Go! Viva a Tu Manera – Season 2 (Argentinian teen TV, Pili Pascual) – Spanish language show about a teenager going to an elite performing arts school. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Mr Iglesias – Season 1 (comedy, Gabriel Iglesias, Gloria Aung) – Comedian Gabriel Iglesias as a high school teacher. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil (Indian romance, Khushboo Upadhyay, Rohit Kokate) – This Hindi language movie has an English title translation that is more than a little salty. It’s about a couple and their relationship played out over an evening in Mumbai. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

La Misma Sangre (Argentinian thriller, Paulina García, Dolores Fonzi) – Keeping murder in the family. Spanish language, U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Netflix Canada

Queen of the South – Season 3 (TV drama, Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot) – This has been available in the U.S for about a month, now it arrives in Canada as well. U.S. and Canada, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Documental – Season 3 (Japanese TV reality) – This is a Japanese language reality show where entertainers try to be the last one in the room to laugh. Amazon Prime Video Only

Final Life – Season 1 – I can’t find anything about this one. I’ll have to wait a little longer I guess – will update when I have more info. Amazon Prime Video Only

Tokyo Alice – Season 1 – Another one that I can’t find any information on. Will update. Amazon Prime Video Only

June 20th

Netflix Streaming

The Wolf’s Call (French drama, François Civil, Omar Sy) – I loved Omar Sy in The Intouchables – maybe I’ll give this French language military thriller a shot. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

June 19th

Netflix Streaming

Beats (drama, Khalil Everage, Anthony Anderson) – A hip-hop prodigy and his mentor deal with his anxiety in Chicago. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

The Edge of Democracy (Brazilian documentary) – Brazilian Portuguese language doc about two turbulent Brazilian presidencies. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

June 18th

Netflix Streaming

Adam Devine: The Best Time of Our Lives (comedy special) – Stand-up special taped in the comedians hometown of Omaha. U.S. and Canada Streaming Only, downloadable

Big Kill (western, Christoph Sanders, Jason Patric) – Good vs. evil period piece set in a western town called Big Kill (that seems like a mistake in town naming). U.S. Instant Streaming

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Suits – Season 8 (TV drama, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – The Markle-less Suits does not stream on Netflix U.S., so DVD Only, but it starts streaming on Amazon Prime Video on June 17th. There will be one final season of the show, premiering on the USA Network on July 17th.

Killing Eve – Season 2 (TV drama, Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer) – Way to go BBC and AMC! This came out lightning fast. It doesn’t stream on Netflix, so DVD Only. But it looks like, depending on how much cable TV you have, you might be able to watch it on the AMC and BBCAmerica websites. Season 1 is on Hulu, hopefully Season 2 will show up there eventually.

Preacher – Season 3 (TV drama, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga) – I loved the first season of this comic inspired series and then lost track of it. It’s DVD Only on Netflix, but it does stream on Hulu. There is one more season coming.

Midsomer Murders – Series 20 (TV drama, John Nettles, Daniel Casey) – This long running British crime series is DVD Only on Netflix, you can watch seasons 1-10 on Amazon Prime Video. There is a 21st season coming.

Patrick Melrose – Season 1 (TV drama, Benedict Cumberbatch, Holliday Grainger) – While this is listed as season 1, it’s a limited series of five episodes telling the story of a British aristocrat working to overcome obstacles and be a good father. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only

Keeping Faith – Season 1 (TV drama, Eve Myles, Mark Lewis Jones) – A Welsh (this is the English language version) crime drama about a wife trying to find her missing husband. There is a second season coming. DVD Only

Us (horror, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke) – Oh, I am excited for this one! Jordan Peele’s second movie (his first being the outstanding Get Out) is about a family on vacation receiving unwanted guests. But it’s absolutely not going to be that simple. I was too chicken to see it in theaters, but can’t wait to pop it into the DVD player. DVD Only

Hotel Mumbai (thriller, Armie Hammer, Dev Patel) – This is based on the true story of a series of terror attacks in India. Fantastic cast, this goes right behind Us on my queue. DVD Only

Run the Race (faith and spirituality, Tanner Stine, Kristoffer Polaha) – Teenage athlete suffers football injury. DVD Only

Giant Little Ones (drama, Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann) – Coming of age movie about teenage best friends and an incident that changes their lives. DVD Only

The Beach Bum (comedy, Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg) – Hmm, this is a weird little movie. Why are McConaughey, Zac Efron, and Jonah Hill in a stoner comedy? DVD Only

Crypto (thriller, Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel) – A financial auditor uncovers a conspiracy. DVD Only

No Manchas Frida 2 (Mexican comedy, Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda) – Spanish language sequel about a thief turned teacher and his disrupted wedding. DVD Only

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (documentary) – A look at the everyday lives of the residents of Hale County, Alabama. DVD Only

Slaughterhouse Rulez (action, Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole) – This horror comedy about a monster leaking sinkhole at a British boarding school also features Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. DVD Only

Under the Silver Lake (thriller, Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough) – Los Angeles man searches for missing neighbor. DVD Only

Wonder Park (family animation, Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner) – A little girl tries to save the amusement park she imagined into existence. DVD Only

The Brink (documentary) – Doc about Steve Bannon. DVD Only

Netflix Canada

Mr. D – Season 3 (Canadian TV comedy, Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens) – There are actually 8 seasons of this teacher comedy, but only 3 are available, and only on Netflix Canada.

June 17th

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Thunder Road (drama, Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr) – A police officer struggles in his role as single dad. DVD Only

Netflix Canada

The Missing – Season 3 (TV drama, Tchéky Karyo, Anastasia Hille) – I’m not sure if this is actually a season 3 or if it’s the spin-off series called Baptiste. This anthology crime drama is set in London and France and focuses on the abduction of a child in multiple time lines. Netflix Canada Streaming Only

June 15th

Netflix Instant Streaming

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 15 (TV drama, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers) – Yeah, it’s still on. And it’s still going – it’s been renewed for seasons 16 and 17.  U.S. Instant Streaming, downloadable


12 Monkeys – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull) – This is the final season of this Syfy show spun off from the 1995 movie of the same name about an apocalyptic time traveler. Hulu Only

June 14th

Netflix Streaming

Jessica Jones – Season 3 (TV drama, Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor) – This is the last season for Jessica on Netflix. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Aggretsuko – Season 2 (Japanese anime, Kaolip, Komegumi Koiwasaki) – This anime for adults is another one that you can watch in multiple languages, including Japanese, English, and Spanish. U.S and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce – Season 5 (TV comedy, Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett) – This is the final season of this comedy about life after divorce. U.S. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Trinkets – Season 1 (TV drama, Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira) – A new Netflix original series about a trio of girls with a shoplifting problem. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Marlon – Season 2 (TV family comedy, Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins) – Dad navigates post divorce life with ex and kids. U.S. Instant Streaming Only

Awake: The Million Dollar Game – Season 1 (TV reality) – Doing tasks while sleep deprived game show. Yikes. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

The Alcàsser Murders – Season 1 (Spanish TV docuseries) – I don’t know much about this Spanish language series, but it’s about the reopening of a 1992 murder case. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Leila – Season 1 (Indian TV drama, Huma Qureshi, Siddharth) – Hindi language dystopian future series about a woman searches for her daughter. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Charité at War – Season 1 (German TV drama, Mala Emde, Ulrich Noethen) – German language series set in a hospital in 1943. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Unite 42 – Season 1 (Belgian TV drama, Patrick Ridremont, Constance Gay) – French language series about a cyber-crimes unit. U.S. and Canada Streaming, downloadable

Life Overtakes Me (documentary) – This is a doc about something called Resignation Syndrome, affecting refugee children in Sweden, leaving them in something like a coma. U.S. and Canada Streaming downloadable

Cinderella Pop (Brazilian family comedy, Maisa Silva, Filipe Bragança) – Portuguese language Cinderella remake. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Murder Mystery (comedy, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler) – A cop and hairdresser couple try to solve a murder on their vacation. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Absentia – Season 2 (TV drama, Patrick McAuley, Stana Katic) – I think I watched the first season of this show about an FBI agent trying to reclaim her life after being declared dead. It aired back in 2017, so I may have to re-watch to catch up. Amazon Prime Video Only

June 13th

Netflix Streaming

Jinn – Season 1 (Lebanese TV thriller, Sultan Alkhail, Hana Chamoun) – Arabic language coming of age series about supernatural high school happenings. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

Kakegurui – Season 2 (anime, Saori Hayami, Minami Tanaka) – You can watch this anime about a gambling school in the original Japanese, or in English, French, Spanish, or German. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming, downloadable

The 3rd Eye 2 (Indonesian horror, Jessica Mila, Bianca Hello) – Indonesian language movie about horror in an orphanage. And I assume it’s a sequel? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 12th

Netflix Streaming

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (documentary) – So this is some sort of fantasy/documentary meld about Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder tour. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot (comedy special) – A stand-up comedy special filmed in Hawaii. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 11th

Netflix Streaming

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet (family animation, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman) – Wreck-It Ralph is back for a sequel! Instant Streaming Available

Netflix DVD Subscribers

I Am the Night – Season 1 (TV drama, Chris Pine, India Eisley) – I believe this is a limited series of just one season. It’s based on the book, which is based on the real story of a woman’s search for her birth mother leading to shocking surprises about her family. DVD Only

Five Feet Apart (drama, Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse) – Teen hospital patients fall in love while being unable to touch each other. DVD Only

The Mustang (drama, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell) – A man in prison begins working with horses and changing as a person. DVD Only

Captive State (sci-fi, John Goodman, Ashton Sanders) – So aliens have been in charge in Chicago for nine years and they’re starting to be authoritarian-ish. Time to fight back. DVD Only

June 10th

Netflix Streaming

Beneath the Leaves (thriller, Mira Sorvino, Doug Jones) – Also starring Paul Sorvino, this is the story of a prison break and a man bent on continuing his crimes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Silent Voice (Japanese anime, Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami) – Japanese language coming of age anime about bullying. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (thriller, James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty) – Former cop, now militia member, investigates one of his own. DVD Only

June 8th

Netflix Streaming

Berlin, I Love You (dramedy, Dianna Agron, Emily Beecham) – This is a 10 story (each by a different director) anthology that is part of the Cities of Love franchise. I htink it’s in English, and it has an enormous cast including Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley. It has not gotten good reviews to date. Instant Streaming Only

June 7th

Netflix Streaming

Designated Survivor – Season 3 (TV drama, Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone) – Another series that was saved from cancellation by Netflix! Kiefer is back as the reluctant president on Netflix only. Instant Streaming Only, U.S. and Canada, downloadable

3% – Season 3 (Brazilian TV drama, Joao Miguel, Bianca Comparato) – Portuguese language series about a future in which you get one shot at being part of the small percentage of people who get to live in something other than squalor. Instant Streaming Only, U.S. and Canada, downloadable

Tales of the City – Season 1 (TV drama, Laura Linney, Ellen Page) – Based on the book, this limited series follows the lives of a group of people in an apartment building in San Francisco. The trailer for this looks great. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Chef Show – Season 1 (docuseries, Jon Favreau, Roy Choi) – A food and travel show with celebrity guests and their kitchens. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Super Monsters Monster Pets – Season 1 (children’s animation, Erin Mathews, Kathleen Barr) – Magical animated monster pets have adventures! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Belmonte (Uruguayan drama, Gonzalo Delgado, Olivia Molinaro Eijo) – I’m not 100% sure this is the right movie, but if it is it’s a Spanish language drama about a father in crisis. Instant Streaming Only

The Black Godfather (documentary) – Bio-doc about Clarence Avant, a prominent music, film, TV, and political mentor. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rock My Heart (German drama, Milan Peschel, Dieter Hallervorden) – German language story of a girl with a serious illness who loves taking risks, to the dismay of her parents. Instant Streaming Only

Elisa y Marcela (Spanish drama, Tamar Novas, Natalia de Molina) – Spanish language biographical drama about a woman posing as a man to marry a woman in 1901 Spain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

I Am Mother (thriller, Rose Byrne, Hilary Swank) – This is an Australian movie about a dystopian, post-humanity future where a girl raised by a robot meets another human. Instant Streaming, downloadable

Pachamama (family animation, Andrea Santamaria, India Coenen) – A boy in the Andes dreams of being a shaman after a sacred statue is stolen. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 6th

Netflix Streaming

Alles Ist Gut (German drama, Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Dohler) – German language drama about a woman trying to cope after a sexual assault. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

June 5th

Netflix Streaming

Black Mirror – Season 5 (TV sci-fi anthology, Andrew Scott, Miley Cyrus) – Yay! I always look forward to some depressing dystopian techno future goodies from the folks at Black Mirror. This season is five episodes. U.S. and Canada Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


Handmaid’s Tale – Season 3 (TV drama, Elisabeth Moss, Max Minghella) – I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch this Hulu original series at all, though I know it’s excellent. I read the book and can’t handle the depression. Hulu Only

June 4th

Netflix Streaming

Miranda Sings Live – Your Welcome (comedy special) – This is a stand-up special and I hope there is some explanation for the title. I don’t know if I can get over it if it’s a typo. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

A Madea Family Funeral (comedy, Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis) – I have never seen one of these – I have no idea if they’re any good. DVD Only

Gloria Bell (comedy, Julianne Moore, John Turturro) – English language remake of a Chilean film about a romance made complex by his family baggage. DVD Only

The Kid (western, Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan) – Period western about a kid on the run. Directed by Vincent D’Onofrio. DVD Only

Woman At War (Icelandic dramedy, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson) – Icelandic language movie about an eco-activist who wants to adopt a child. DVD Only

J.T. LeRoy (drama, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern) – Based on the true story of a woman posing as a teenager to publish books. DVD Only

The World We Make (drama, Caleb Castille, Rose Reid) – Racism threatens to break up a romance. DVD Only

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (adventure, Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce) – Filmmaker discovers his creation dramatically affected his actor. Directed by Terry Gilliam. DVD Only

Netflix Canada

Baroness Von Scetch Show – Season 4 (TV comedy, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill) – This is a sketch comedy series starring and created by mostly women. I don’t know why U.S. Netflix doesn’t get it. Netflix Canada Only

Amazon Prime Video

Creative Galaxy – Season 3 (children’s animation, Kira Gelineau, Kallan Holley) – Solving problems all over the galaxy using art! Amazon Prime Video Only

June 3rd

Netflix Streaming

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh) – I’m not sure excatly when this arrived, but it’s here now! There is a fifth season coming. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Documentary Now! – Season 2 (mockumentary, Fred Armison, Bill Hader) – This series spoofs popular documentaries. U.S. Instant Streaming Only

Malibu Rescue – Season 1 (family comedy, Abby Donnelly, Ricardo Hurtado) – This is a kids and family show about junior lifeguards. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Duel (western, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth) – Love the cast for this western about a conflict between a preacher and a marshal. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Rampant (Korean horror, Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-gun) – Korean language zombie thriller set in ancient times. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bullitt County (thriller, Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear) – A bachelor party in the backwoods? That really isn’t going to end well. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


The Weekly – Season 1 (docuseries) – This is an FX series that will air on Hulu the day after each episode runs on FX. It’s a weekly news series from the New York Times. Hulu and FX Only

June 1st

Netflix Streaming

Dynasty – Season 2 (TV drama, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley) – Hello CW! I thought we had all of your series already, but apparently not! This reboot of the 1980s prime time soap will be coming back for a third season. U.S. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Arthdal Chronicals – Season 1 (Korean TV drama, Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun) – It looks like this Korean language fantasy series about a mythical land will air one episode a week. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Oh, Ramona! (Romanian teen drama, Bogdan Iancu, Aggy K. Adams) – This Romanian movie about a teenage boy coming of age is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


Ask Dr. Ruth (documentary, Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart) – Dr. Ruth Westheimer hulu original bio-doc. She really is fascinating – a Holocaust survivor who became Americas’s sex therapist. Hulu Only

May 31st

Netflix Streaming

Bad Blood – Season 2 (TV drama, Kim Coates, Anthony LaPaglia) – This crime drama is based on the true story of a crime family in Montreal. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Black Spot – Season 2 (French TV thriller, Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre) – French language series about gruesome crimes and spooky phenomena near a forest – and the people investigating. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) – Season 1 (German TV drama, Maximilian Mundt, Danilo Kamperidis) – German language series about a teenager who sells ecstasy out of his bedroom and becomes a drug lord. I think this is more tongue-in-cheek than it is crime drama. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

When They See Us – Season 1 (TV drama, Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris) – This series appears to be based on the true story of the Central Park Five. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Killer Ratings – Season 1 (Brazilian TV docuseries) – The real story of a TV host who actually ordered murders to boost the ratings of his show. Brazilian Portuguese language. Instant Streaming Only

Always Be My Maybe (comedy, Ali Wong, Randall Park) – A famous chef reconnects with a friend from her hometown and the pair struggle to adjust to each other’s worlds. This looks like a pretty cute rom/com. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 6 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – So, this police station comedy was cancelled after 5 seasons by Fox, picked up the next day by NBC for this sixth season (DVD Only on Netflix U.S.) and has been renewed for a seventh season that will likely premiere around the first week of January, 2020. Canada Streaming Only

Good Girls – Season 2 (TV dramedy, Christina Hendricks, Retta) – This comedy about some thieving suburban moms has weird availability in the U.S. – I can’t find season 1 anywhere, season 2 is out on Hulu. Well, that was all completely wrong! Season 1  is actually available on Netflix Instant Streaming Only in the U.S. and now season 2 arrives for Netflix Canada as well! I haven’t seen anything about season 2 for the U.S., but will keep an eye out. It has been renewed for a third season. (sorry for the error)

Amazon Prime Video

Good Omens (limited series, David Tennant, Michael Sheen) – I am really looking forward to this six part series, based on the book by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman. It’s got demons and angels and the fight between good and evil. If you’re in the UK, you’ll find it weekly on BBC Two (not sure when it will start). Amazon Prime Video Only

May 30th

Netflix Streaming

Svaha: The Sixth Finger (Korean thriller, Lee Jun-jae, Park Jung-min) – Korean language movie about a minister investigating a cult. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chopsticks (Indian dramedy, ??) – Hindi language movie about a girl facing down a Mumbai gangster and regaining her self-confidence. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 29th

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Outlander – Season 4 (TV drama, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) – I’m very excited that this time travel/romance/drama is starting to stream on Netflix (seasons 1 and 2 available now). Seasons 3 and 4 are available on DVD Only, hopefully they will follow soon! There is a fifth season coming to Starz, but no date has been announced.

A Vigilante (thriller, Olivia Wilde, Morgan Spector) – An abused woman becomes a hunter of abusers. DVD Only

Her Smell (drama, Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne) – This is the story of a punk rock singer. It also has a gross title. DVD Only

Greta (thriller, Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz) – No good deed goes unpunished in this story of obsession. DVD Only

Climax (French thriller, Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic) – French language film about a dance troupe on acid. DVD Only

General Commander (action, Steven Seagal, Sonia Couling) – Yup, he’s still making ’em. DVD Only

May 27th

Netflix Streaming

Outlander – Seasons 1-2 (TV drama, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) – I’m really excited to start watching this series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books. I’m kind of a sucker for time travel, so this 20th century nurse ending up in the 1700s intrigues me. There are four seasons of the show now (3 availbale now on DVD, the 4th arriving on DVD on May 29th). Hopefull all four will make their way to streaming. The show has been renewed for seasons 5 and 6. Instant Streaming Available

Historical Roasts – Season 1 (stand-up comedy, Jeff Ross, Bob Saget) – This show making fun of historical figures bills itself as “politically incorrect”, a term that makes me itch. I’ll be passing on this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Charmed – Season 1 (TV drama, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) – I believe this is an updated version of the late 1990s show of the same name about a trio of magical sisters. I’ll watch it. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Supergirl – Season 4 (TV sci-fi, Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks) – Thanks CW! Their shows are almost all out now – we’re just waiting for Legends of Tomorrow. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

Animal Kingdom – Season 3 (TV drama, Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman) – This TNT crime drama is DVD Only (and season 3 has not come out yet) on Netflix U.S., but does stream in Canada. There is a fourth and final season coming. Canada Streaming Only – I’ve been told that this did not arrive and that is because I got the date wrong  – it comes out on May 29th.


Broad City – Season 5 (TV comedy, Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson) – This sitcom about a couple of New York City women finished its fifth and final season on Comedy Central in March. Only the first three seasons are available on Netflix, and only on DVD – but you can see all five seasons on Hulu.

May 24th

Netflix Streaming

She’s Gotta Have It – Season 2 (TV dramedy, DeWanda Wise, Cleo Anthony) – This is a Spike Lee series about a woman juggling three lovers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

High Seas – aka Alta Mar – Season 1 (Spanish TV mystery, Ivana Baquero, Jon Kortajarena) – Spanish language series set on a luxury liner in the 1940s, where family secrets make for mystery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

What/If – Part 1 (TV thriller, Renee Zellwegger, Jane Levy) – Mysterious investor funds med tech start-up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rim of the World (teen sci-fi, Lynn Collins, Annabeth Gish) – Kids have to save the world from alien invasion at their summer camp. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Perfection (thriller, Allison Williams, Logan Browning) – Former music prodigy discovers mentors have a new student. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Joy (Austrian drama, Anwulika Alphonsus, Mariam Precious Sanusi) – This Austrian movie about a Nigerian sex worker trying to pay off her debts is in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

After Maria (documentary) This doc follows the lives of three women displaced by Hurricane Maria, and again when housing aid expires in New York. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 23th

Netflix Streaming

Riverdale – Season 3 (TV drama, K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart) – This comic book series adaptation lost one of its anchors with the death of Luke Perry, something that will be addressed in upcoming season 4. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Slasher – Season 3 (TV horror, Katie McGrath, Brandon J. McLaren) – This third season of the serial killer anthology series carries the subhead: Solstice. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 22rd

Netflix Streaming

The Flash – Season 5 (TV action, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – More superheroes from the CW! The Flash will also be back for another season. Eric Wallace is stepping in as showrunner, replacing season 5’s Todd Helbing. Instant Streaming Only (for now – the CW shows do eventually come to DVD as well), downloadable

One Spring Night – Season 1 (Korean TV drama, Han Ji-min, Jung Hai-in) – This looks like a romance series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Tale of Two Kitchens (Mexican food and travel) – The story of a restaurant owner from Mexico City opening a sister location in San Francisco. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Sgt. Will Gardner (drama, Max Martini, Omari Hardwick) – An Iraq war vet takes a road trip with his young son. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Patrick (comedy, Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrein) – Can a woman feel better after a break-up because she inherited a dog? If you’ve ever seen a movie, you know the answer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 21st

Netflix Streaming

Arrow – Season 7 (TV sci-fi, Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy) – Way to go, CW! There is a season 8 coming of this superhero series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Moonlight (drama, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland) – The 2018 Best Picture Academy Award winner comes to streaming! This coming of age story set in the 1980s also earned Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for (now 2 time winner) Mahershala Ali. Instant Streaming Available

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (comedy special) – I’ve always liked Wanda Sykes, I’ll be watching this stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Call the Midwife – Series 8 (TV drama, Jessica Raine, Jenny Agutter) – This period piece is a Netflix streamer, but I don’t have a date yet. I’ll keep an eye out for it. Until then, DVD Only (unless you’re in Canada, in which case you can already stream it).

Isn’t It Romantic (comedy, Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth) – This is a rom/com spoof that I suspect just turns out to be a rom/com. But I like the leads, so if it streams somewhere for free I’ll see it. DVD Only on Netflix.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (family animation, Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler) – This appears to be the final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series. DVD Only

The Upside (dramedy, Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston) – This is a remake of the delightful French film The Intouchables. I’ll give it a shot. DVD Only

Trading Paint (action, John Travolta, Michael Madsen) – A car racing rivalry between father and son. There are few things that interest me less than this movie. DVD Only

Drunk Parents (comedy, Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek) – Hmm. This is about parents scheming ways to make money to cover their daughter’s tuition. It has not been well received. DVD Only


Preacher – Season 3 (TV drama, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga) – I was really into this the first season and then lost track. it’s DVD Only on Netflix (and season 3 is not out yet), but all three seasons are streaming on Hulu. There is a fourth season coming, which will be its last.

May 20th

Netflix Streaming

Rosario Tijeras – Season 2 (Mexican TV drama, Barbara de Regil, Jose Maria de Tavira) – A poor girl making a name for herself – in probably not the most ladylike of ways. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Prince of Peoria – Part 2 (kids’ TV, Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes) – This series is about a teen prince who wants to live like an ordinary kid. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 17th

Netflix Streaming

Nailed It! – Season 3 (TV cooking, Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres) – This one seems to be popular with everyone but me! It’s a baking contest with terribly inept contestants. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

It’s Bruno! – Season 1 (TV comedy, Solvan Naim, Rob Morgan) – A comedy about a man and his dog. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

1994 – Season 1 (limited Mexican TV docuseries) – Interviews and archival footage chronicle a turbulent year in Mexican politics. Spanish language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Chip and Potato – Season 1 (kids’ TV animation, Abigail Oliver, Andrea Libman) – A Canadian cartoon about a dog and his friend, a mouse. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Rain – Season 2 (Danish TV thriller, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen) – Danish language dystopian future series about young survivors looking for answers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Well-Intended Love – Season 1 (Chinese TV dramedy, Xu Kaicheng, Simona Wang) – Chinese language series about an actress with leukemia who agrees to marry a CEO to secure a bone marrow transplant. Yikes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

White Gold – Season 2 (TV comedy, Ed Westwick, James Buckley) – 1980s period comedy about dishonest salesmen. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

See You Yesterday (teen thriller, Eden Duncan-Smith, Dante Crichlow) – Time travelling teens! Yes, please. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Maria (Filipino action/adventure, Cristine Reyes, Germaine De Leon) – Tagalog language action thriller about an assassin trying to retire. Assassins really just can’t retire peacefully – I think we all know this by now. Instant Streaming Only downloadable

Dying to Tell (Spanish documentary) – Filmmaker Hernan Zin talks with war reporters about the toll their work takes on them. Spanish language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (horror, Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka) – Super not fun to be stranded in an empty boading school over winter break. Like, super not fun. Instant Streaming Available

Amazon Prime Video

Fleabag – Season 2 (TV comedy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Olivia Colman) – This is a fairly acclaimed series from the creator of Killing Eve about a grieving woman living her life in London. I’ll need to start this from the beginning. Amazon Prime Video Only

Masterpiece: The Durrells in Corfu – Season 3 (TV drama, Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor) – This British show about a family moving from England to Greece in the 1930s is DVD Only on Netflix but you can now stream all three seasons on Amazon Prime Video.

Masterpiece: Poldark – Season 4 (TV drama, Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson) – I didn’t realize that this series was a remake of a 1970s classic that helped launch Masterpiece. It’s a British period piece taking place in the late 1700s. It’s DVD Only on Netflix, but all 4 seasons are now available on Amazon Prime Video.


Catch 22 – Season 1 (TV drama, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler) – Executive produced by (and featuring) George Clooney, this Hulu original is an adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel. Yes, absolutely I’ll watch this. Hulu Subscription Only

May 16th

Netflix Streaming

Good Sam (family drama, Tiya Sircar, Chad Connell) – A reporter chasing a feel-good story about a mysterious person leaving bags of cash for strangers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

Call the Midwife – Season 8 (TV drama, Helen George, Charlotte Ritchie) – This period series has now been renewed through series 11 – bringing it into the late 1960s. Netflix Canada gets it first, Netflix U.S. gets it on DVD on the 21st of May, streaming sometime later. It looks like this is perhaps one episode per week. Anyone with an update, let me know!

May 14th

Netflix Streaming

The Mechanism – Season 2 (foreign TV drama, Selton Mello, Caroline Abras) – I’m not sure when the second season of this Portuguese language series about a Brazilian corruption scandal became available, but it’s here! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

revisions – Season 1 (anime, Koki Uchiyama, Mikako Komatsu) – You can watch this Japanese anime in a bunch of languages, including German, English, Spanish, French, or the original Japanese. It’s about future teens fighting cyborgs. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate (comedy special, Lily Tomlin, Tiffany Haddish) – I don’t know how many people still remember Laugh-In, but I guess we’ll find out by the reception of this retrospective of the break-through sketch comedy show. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Weed the People (documentary, Abby Epstein, Ricki Lake) – A look at five families and medical marijuana. Instant Streaming Only

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Yellowstone – Season 1 (TV drama, Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley) – A Montana rancher struggles to stay afloat. This Paramount series does not seem to be streaming anywhere but on their website. I was able to access Yellowstone, but you I’m not sure it’s available if you don’t have cable. DVD Only on Netflix

Power – Season 5 (TV drama, Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren) This Starz series about a nightclub owner/drug dealer trying to go legit is DVD Only on Netflix. Seasons 1-4 are streaming on Hulu. There is another season coming.

Cold Pursuit (action, Liam Neeson, Tom Bateman) – Liam Neeson does some vengeance. Again. This time he’s a snowplow driver, to mix things up. DVD Only

Apollo 11 (documentary, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin) – It’s a documentary. About Apollo 11. DVD Only

Fighting With My Family (comedy, Florence Pugh, Nick Frost) – This wrestling dramedy was directed by Stephen Merchant and also features Lena Heady (Cersei from Game of Thrones). How can I pass that up? DVD Only

Happy Death Day 2U (horror, Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard) – Is anyone surprised that this title is horror? No? But it’s also a sequel, and horror with time travel and/or reincarnation of some kind. So there’s that. DVD Only

Backdraft 2 (action, Joe Anderson, William Baldwin) – Hm. I didn’t know this existed, but I’m not totally averse to seeing another movie from this firehouse. DVD Only

Never Grow Old (thriller, Emile Hirsch, John Cusack) – Well, I really like both leads here, so I’m willing to check out this old west thriller about an undertaker. DVD Only

The Least of These (drama, Stephen Baldwin, Sharman Joshi) – This is a religious period piece set in 1990s rural India. DVD Only

Birds of Passage (Colombian drama, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta) – Spanish language period piece about the 1970s origins of the Colombian drug trade. DVD Only

The Invisibles (German drama, Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer) – German language docudrama about four Jewish young people hiding in plain sight during WWII. DVD Only

I Still See You (thriller, Bella Thorne, Richard Harmon) – The apocalypse AND supernatural killers? That’s rough. I will absolutely see this. DVD Only

All the Devil’s Men (action, Milo Gibson, Sylvia Hoeks) – Mercenaries, rogue CIA agents, Russians and I presume a whole lot of guns. DVD Only

May 13th

Netflix Streaming

Malibu Rescue (family comedy, Abby Donnelly, Ricardo Hurtado) – Teen Baywatch? Not sure, but it is about a group of elite junior lifeguards. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 12th

Netflix Streaming

Patriot Act With Hasan Minaj – Series 3 (TV political comedy) – This acclaimed stand up crossed with politics show returns for a third round. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 10th

Netflix Streaming

Easy – Season 3 (TV comedy, Jane Adams, Jacqueline Toboni) – This is the last season of this comedy about love and relationships. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Harvey Girls Forever! – Season 2 (family animation, Lauren Lapkus, Stephanie Lemelin) – A kids’ show about a neighborhood where kids rule. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Jailbirds – Season 1 (TV reality) – A look inside the Sacramento County jail. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pose – Season 1 (TV musical, Evan Peters, Kate Mara) – This is a musical drama about an LGBT group competing in the Underground Harlem Balls in the early 80s. Instant Streaming Only

The Society – Season 1 (TV drama, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Aldon) – Everyone but the teenagers disappears from a wealthy community. Oh yes, I’ll be watching this teen angst fest. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Lion’s Share (documentary) – This series of music documentaries continues with the story of Solomon Linda, who wrote The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Wine Country (comedy, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph) – I am 100% on board for this girls’ weekend. I love these actors!! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dry Martina (Argentinian drama, Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras) – Spanish language movie about a singer having an adult escapade in Chile. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

In Family I Trust (Spanish comedy, Clara Lago, Alex Garcia) – This is based on a novel about an architect who needs to do some life assessing and chooses to do so among her eccentric family. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Shéhérazade (French drama, Dylan Robert, Kenza Fortas) – French language movie about a 17-year-old who gets out of juvie and proceeds to become a pimp. That seems ill advised. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

iZombie – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin) – This is the last season of this zombie mystery show, which makes me sad. It is airing on the CW in the U.S. beginning May 2nd and weekly on Netflix Canada.

Amazon Prime Video

Sneaky Pete – Season 3 (TV drama, Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland) – This Amazon original is about a con man hiding out with someone else’s family as he runs from a gangster. Amazon Prime Video Only

May 9th

Netflix Streaming

Bathtubs Over Broadway (documentary, Martin Short, Chita Rivera) – This is about a guy whose job it was to find odd records for the Letterman show. Instant Streaming Only

May 8th

Netflix Streaming

Lucifer – Season 4 (TV drama, tom Ellis, Lauren German) – I love this show about the witty and handsome devil on a holiday and was really excited when Netflix picked it up after it was cancelled by Fox. It looks like we’re picking up where we left off with Chloe having to adjust to a new reality. No word yet on a possible season 5. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 7th

Netflix Streaming

Queen of the South – Season 3 (TV drama, Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot) – Drug dealer boyfriend murdered, business hers, she wants revenge. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution (documentary, Suzanne Barr, Victoria Blarney) – A Canadian documentary about seven women competitive chefs. Instant Streaming Only, probably downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Better Call Saul – Season 4 (TV dramedy, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks) – This is one of those shows that I DVR and watch the whole thing in a week. It grabs on once you start a season. It is a streamer, but I’m not sure of the date – will let you know. For know it’s showing as DVD Only. There is a fifth season coming.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (family animation, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks) – As much of an animation skeptic as I am, I though the first Lego Movie was really cute. I’ll rent this. DVD Only

The Prodigy (horror, Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott) – Taylor Shilling from Orange is the New Black stars as the mother of a possibly possessed son. DVD Only

What Men Want (comedy, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan) – The reverse of What Women Want – exactly. As in it’s the same movie but the woman can hear what the men want. Lame. DVD Only

Everybody Knows (Spanish thriller, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz) – Spanish language wedding gone horribly wrong when a girl goes missing and family secrets surface. DVD only

The Head Hunter (action, Christopher Rygh, Cora Kaufman) – Sci-fi/horror action movie about vengeance, monsters and warriors. DVD Only

To Dust (comedy, Géza Röhrig, Matthew Broderick) – A dark comedy about a Hasidic cantor seeking to understand the biology of decomposition. DVD Only

Bundy and the Green River Killer (horror, Mark Homer, Rahel Kapsaski) – This is based on the true story behind Silence of the Lambs, with police consulting one killer to find another. DVD Only

Viking Blood (action, Martin Hestbæk, Pernille Bergendorff) – This Danish movie is in English and is about a viking in the war between old gods and new, and good and evil. DVD Only

May 6th

Netflix Streaming

Abyss – Season 1 (Korean TV sci-fi, Hyo-Seop Ahn, Se-ha Ahn) – Korean language show about a man and woman who come back to life in new bodies. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Death House (horror, Michael Berryman, Barbara Crampton) – Secret prisons and supernatural forces. Probably not going to end well for the federal agents stuck inside. Instant Streaming Only

The Last Resort (documentary) – A look at the 1970s retirement community that was Miami Beach. Instant Streaming Only

May 4th

Netflix Streaming

Like Arrows (drama, Victoria Anastasi, Carter Babcock) – A faith and spirituality parenting movie. Instant Streaming Only

May 3rd

Netflix Streaming

Supernatural – Season 14 (TV sci-fi, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) – Bring it on CW! This is a seriously long running show, and has been renewed for a fifteenth and sixteenth seasons. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Cupcake and Dino – Season 2 (children’s animation Justin Collette, Mark Little) – This is a Canadian kids show about an anthropomophic cupcake and his brother, a dinosaur. Because of course. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dead to Me – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini) – Cast for this comedy/drama about a widow looking for the hit and run driver who killed her husband is fantastic, including Ed Asner and James Marsden. This goes on my list! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Flinch – Season 1 (reality TV, Desiree Birch, Lloyd Griffith) – A comedy game show that has people getting hurt for fun and profit. Gross. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

True and the Rainbow Kingdom – Season 2 (children’s animation, Michela Luci, Jamie Watson) – Rainbows and granting wishes and a good natured protagonist! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tuca & Birdie – Season 1 (adult animation, Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong) – Two 30-year-old bird roommates living their lives. Cool. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Undercover – Season 1 (Belgian TV thriller, Tom Waes, Anna Drijver) – Dutch language thriller series based on real pair of undercover detectives living in a trailer park to infiltrate a drug network in Belgium. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Despite Everything (Spanish comedy, Carlos Bardem, Joaquín Climent) – Spanish language story of a family learning secrets after the death of their mother. Spanish title: A pesar de Todo. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

All In My Family (documentary) – A gay filmmaker living in America tells the story of his very traditional Chinese family’s process of accepting his sexuality. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Alles ist Gut (German drama, Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler) – German language movie about a woman trying to recover from a sexual assault. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (drama, Lily Collins, Zac Efron) – Zac Efron plays Ted Bundy in this true story of a single mother who falls in love with the killer. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Jo Pil-Ho: The Dawning Rage (Korean drama, Sun-kyun Lee, Young-yu Lee) – Korean language story of a corrupt cop and a teenager uncovering a conspiracy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Last Summer (teen romance, K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell) – The actor who stars as Archie in Riverdale plays a teen headed to college in this coming of age comedy/romance. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

The Flash – Season 5 (TV sci-fi, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton) – This looks to be the second half of the season, airing weekly on Netflix Canada as it airs on the CW in the U.S. Netflix Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Suspiria (horror, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton) – Amazon original movie about a dance troupe and some paranormal weirdness. Amazon Prime Video Only

May 2nd

Netflix Streaming

The Colony – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies) – I started this series back when it first came out and didn’t pursue it – and I don’t remember why. I need to circle back to this story of a walled in L.A. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

May 1st

Netflix Streaming

Roswell, New Mexico – Season 1 (TV sci-fi, Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons) – Hello, CW! This is the first season of a sci-fi series about aliens living among humans. It’s the first of a bunch of CW shows that will stream this month. Instant Streaming Only, probably downloadable

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer – Season 2 (TV docuseries) – Re-enactments and archival footage examination of heinous murderers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Knock Down the House (documentary) – A look at four women who challenged the political status quo in 2018. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Munafik 2 (Malaysian horror, Syamsul Yusof, Maya Karin) – Malay language movie about visions, faith, and evil. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

The 100 – Season 6 (TV drama, Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley) – Netflix Canada is getting this sci-fi CW series a week at a time as it airs in the U.S. Netflix Canada Streaming Only

Jane the Virgin – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo) – This looks to be part 2 of season 5, which will air on Netflix C anada a week at a time as it airs on the CW in the U.S. This is the final season. Netflix Canada Streaming Only

Get Out (thriller, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams) – If you haven’t seen Jordan Peele’s amazing directorial debut, check it out! Netflix Canada Streaming Only (you can get it if you have a DVD subscription in the U.S.)

April 30th

Netflix Streaming

Ash vs Evil Dead – Season 3 (TV action, Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless) – Who’s ready for some more campy demon hunting??? Season three is now Available on Instant Streaming! And downloadable

Baki – Series 2 (Japanese anime, Tôru Furuya, Troy Baker) – This manga based series about a son training to conquer his martial arts master father is originally in Japanese, but is dubbed into English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Ingress: The Animation – Season 1 (TV anime, Yoshiki Nakajima, Reina Ueda) – Two factions fight for mind control substance. You can watch this in the original Japanese or in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward (comedy special) – This is tagged as “politically incorrect comedy”. It’s a stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Castle Rock – Season 1 (TV thriller, André Holland, Melanie Lynskey) – Well look who finally showed up! This is a terrific series set in a Stephen King world. It will be anthology-like, with each season contained within the same fictional universe, but with different characters and main stories. It’s fun! If you like Stephen King. It’s a Hulu original, so DVD Only on Netflix. Season 2 is on the way, but no release date has been announced.

Serenity (thriller, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway) – This has a fantastic cast, including Diane Lane and Djimon Hounsou but got hammered pretty hard by critics. I don’t care, I’m seeing this story of a fishing boat captain’s life turned upside down. DVD Only

Arctic (drama, Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir) – When your rescue helicopter also crashes, you have some tough choices to make. DVD Only

Miss Bala (thriller, Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova) – This remake of a Mexican film is about a beauty pageant contestant ending up in the middle of nefarious factions. DVD Only

Dragged Across Concrete (action, Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn) – Dirty cops and Mel Gibson? Nope. DVD Only

The Hole in the Ground (horror, Seana Kerslake, James Cosmo) – Child disappears, is not the same when he reappears. There are supernatural shenanigans afoot. DVD Only

The Gospel According to Andre (documentary, André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour) – Biodoc about Andre Leon Talley – who is a fashion…something. Designer? I’m not sure. DVD Only

Amazon Prime Video

Vikings – Season 5.2 (TV drama, Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgård) – This historical drama series is coming back for a sixth season. It originally aired on the History Channel, and now you can find it streaming on both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu. It is DVD Only on Netflix

April 29th

Netflix Canada

Wonder Woman (action, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine) – Lucky Canada! Enjoy streaming Wonder Woman! Canada Streaming Only (you can only get it with a DVD subscription in the U.S.)

April 28th

Netflix Streaming

Senora Acero – Season 5 (Mexican TV drama, Aurora Gil, Oscar Priego) – Spanish language soap opera about a woman who takes over her late husband’s (not legal) business in order to take care of her son. This is the final season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 27th

Amazon Prime Video

Humans – Season 3 (TV sci-fi, Gemma Chan, Emily Berrington) – There’s still no word on whether this AMC show will be renewed for a fourth season, but if you have Amazon Prime Video you can stream season 3! I had it on my Netflix DVD queue and was really glad to see it turn up on Amazon. Amazon Prime Video and Netflix DVD Only

April 26th

Netflix Streaming

The Protector – Season 2 (Turkish TV action, Çagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Aysin Turan) – This Turkish language series is sci-fi/fantasy about modern day Istanbul and a young man who must save it from an ancient evil. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

She-Ra and the Princess of Power – Season 2 (kids’ animation, Aimee Carrero, AJ Michalka) – It’s a bummer when your best friend stays with the evil horde. I remember She-Ra from my own childhood, somehow I think she’s probably changed a bit. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Street Food – Season 1 (docuseries) – Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like, a series about amazing street food and the people who make it around the world. Yum! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Yankee – Season 1 (Mexican TV thriller, Ana Layevska, Pamela Almanza) – Spanish language series about a man who goes to Mexico and becomes a drug lord. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Remastered: At the Crossroads (documentary) – The latest edition in this series of musical documentaries is about Robert Johnson. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 24th

Netflix Streaming

Bonding – Season 1 (TV comedy, Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell) – Dominatrix grad student has gay high school best friend as assistant. I have so many questions. Like, is she a dominatrix to put herself through school? Is she in dominatrix school? So many questions. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 23rd

Netflix Streaming

I Think You Should Leave – Series 1 (comedy special, Tim Robinson, Andy Samberg, Sam Richardson) – This is a sketch comedy series with lots of guest stars. Could be funny! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Shameless – Season 9 (TV dramedy, Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy) – I love the Gallaghers! Shameless is a Netflix streamer, but I don’t know the date yet. The show has been renewed for a 10th season, but season 9 is the last one with Emmy Rossum as Fiona. DVD Only, for now.

A Place to Call Home – Season 6 (TV drama, Marta Dusseldorp, Brett Climo) – This is an Australian show about a nurse coming home in the 1950s after 20 years in Europe. It is DVD Only on Netflix and the only place you can stream it without paying per episode is on Acorn TV. This is the final season.

Masterpiece: The Durrells in Corfu – Season 3 (TV drama, Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor) – This British show about a family moving from England to Greece in the 1930s is DVD Only on Netflix. You can stream it on the PBS site if you’re a member of your local station, and can find seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

Escape Room (horror, Taylor Russell McKenzie, Logan Miller) – Those escape room outings are so ripe for horror – I expect many movies and TV episodes about them until the fad dies. DVD Only

Destroyer (thriller, Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany) – This crime drama has a great cast including Bradley Whitford and Sebastian Stan, and got some good reviews for Kidman’s performance (she was nominated for a Golden Globe for the role). I’ll give it a shot. DVD Only

Bisbee ’17 (documentary) – This doc looks at Bisbee, Arizona, where residents re-enact the 1917 forced deportation of 1,200 immigrant workers who were left in the desert. DVD Only

The Happy Prince (drama, Rupert Everett, Colin Firth) – Written and directed by Rupert Everett, this is a period piece about the last years in the life of Oscar Wilde. DVD Only

April 22nd

Netflix Streaming

Selection Day – Season 2 (Indian TV drama, Yash Dholye, Subrat Dutta) – This Hindi language series is about talented young cricket players in Mumbai. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Pinky Malinky – Part 2 (TV family animation, Franciska Friede, Danny Jacobs) – This series is about a hot dog living his best life in a human world. I’m totally not kidding. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 20th

Netflix Streaming

Grass Is Greener (documentary) – Yes, this is a weed documentary airing on 4/20. Well played, Netflix, well played. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 19th

Netflix Streaming

Cuckoo – Season 5 (TV comedy, Greg Davies, Taylor Lautner) – Andie McDowell joins the cast of this British comedy for its fifth season. I’m not seeing any indication of a 6th season yet. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Samantha – Season 2 (Brazilian TV comedy, Emanuelle Araujo, Douglas Silva) – Portuguese language series about an 80s child star looking to get back in the limelight. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rilakkuma and Kaoru – Season 1 (Japanese TV anime) – This family friendly anime about a woman whose roommate is a stuffed bear is dubbed in English. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Fortunate Man (Danish drama, Esben Smed, Katrine Rosenthal) – Danish language period piece about a prideful young man searching for wealth in 19th century Copenhagen. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Brene Brown: The Call To Courage (documentary) – I’m not really sure what this documentary is about. The title star talks about “what it takes to choose courage over comfort.” Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Music Teacher (Indian drama, Divya Dutta, Neena Gupta) – Hindi language story of a small town music teacher coming to terms with the success of a former student. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Someone Great (comedy, Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow) – Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez stars in this rom/com about a woman spending a night with friends while dealing with a bad break-up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Bosch – Season 5 (TV drama, Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector) – This Amazon original police procedural series is based on a character created by author Michael Connelly. It’s one that is on my list. Amazon Prime Video Only

April 18th

Netflix Streaming

My First First Love (Korean TV romance, Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon) – When a teenager’s friends move into his house, romance ensues. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 17th

Netflix Streaming

Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce (biographical documentary) – Y’all are lucky I checked my Twitter this morning, or I would have missed this. I do not have my finger on the pulse of the Coachella music scene. But here is Beyonce, and an in depth look at her 2018 performance at the music festival. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 16th

Netflix Streaming

Super Monsters Furever Friends (family animation, Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong) – Cute little animated monsters meet their new pets on the first day of spring. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Band Aid (comedy, Zoe Lister Jones, Adam Pally) – I love Zoe Lister Jones on Life in Pieces – here she plays half of a bickering couple that forms a band. Instant Streaming Available, downloadable

Jonathan (sci-fi, Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse) – Brothers share a body, and both fall for the same woman. I want to see this for the sheer weirdness of it all. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Antidote (action, Randy Couture, Chuck Zito) – Doctors and a scientist try to solve mysterious deaths in the Mexican jungle. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Buffalo Boys (action, Ario Bayu, Pevita Pearce) – Indonesian brothers want to avenge their father’s death after 20 years in California in this 19th century period piece. It is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Rust Creek (thriller, Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson) – A wrong turn on the way to a job interview turns into a fight for survival. DVD Only

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Masterpiece: Victoria – Season 3 (TV drama, Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes) – This look at Queen Victoria’s early years is DVD Only on Netflix. The only place I can find it streaming is if you have a subscription at a certain level to your local PBS affiliate. Otherwise it’s all rentals or purchases. No word yet on a fourth season.

Masterpiece Mystery!: Unforgotten – Season 2 (TV drama, Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar) – This series about London detectives investigating cold cases is DVD Only on Netflix. But seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Amazon Prime Video and season 3 is currently airing on PBS.

Mary Poppins Returns (family, Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda) – This is cute and Emily Blunt is marvelous, but it’s similar enough to the original to be a touch boring. See Mrs. Norman Maine’s review. DVD Only

Glass (thriller, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson) – Yes, I will see this M. Night Shyamalan mash-up of Unbreakable and Split. I’ve invested four hourts in watching the first two, I might as well go all in (but I am absolutely prepared to be disappointed). DVD Only

Replicas (sci-fi, Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve) – Oh, Keanu, why are you dabbling in cloning? This can’t end well. DVD Only

The Kid Who Would Be King (family adventure, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor) – An English school boy finds King Arthur’s Excalibur and a world of trouble. With an adult cast that includes Patrick Stewart I don’t think I can resist. DVD Only

April 15th

Netflix Streaming

No Good Nick – Season 1 (TV family, Siena Agudong, Lauren Lindsey Donzis) – A young woman shows up on the doorstep claiming to be a relative. She’s a grifter. Also with Sean Astin and Melissa Joan Hart. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Luis Miguel – Season 1 (docuseries, Diego Boneta, Óscar Jaenada) – Bio-doc series about the life of the Mexican singer Luis Miguel. Instant Streaming Only

The New Romantic (comedy, Jessica Barden, Hayley Law) – Student loans plus a lack of love life lead new college grad to look for a sugar daddy. Ew. Instant Streaming Only

April 12th

Netflix Streaming

Huge in France – Season 1 (TV comedy, Gad Elmaleh, Scott Keiji Takeda) – Famous comedian leaves France for L.A., only to discover he isn’t as famous as he thought. This looks funny. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mighty Little Bheem – Season 1 (kids’ animation) – This show from India is all about a very strong and very mischievous toddler. It is English language. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Special – Season 1 (TV comedy, Ryan O’Connell, Jesica Hecht) – A young gay man with CP looks to expand his horizons. This one is based on a memoir – it looks good! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island (Spanish drama, Maria Pedraza, Jaime Lorente) – Spanish language film about a group of roommates celebrating their last night together. Obviously there are secrets to be spilled. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Silence (thriller, Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka) – Also with Miranda Otto. This is sort of the A Quiet Place world, with monsters who hunt by sound, but with the addition of a mysterious cult. I’ll give it a shot if only for the really good cast. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Perfect Date (teen romance, Noah Centineo, Laura Marano) – Yes, that is the boy from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Yes, he still looks like teenaged Mark Ruffalo. Yes, every young girl in the world will be watching this romantic comedy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

A Land Imagined (Chinese drama, Peter Yu, Liu Xiaoyi) – Mandarin language film noir about the disappearance of a man in Singapore who spent all his time playing video games. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Diablo Guardian – Season 2 (TV drama, Paulina Gaitán, Adrián Ladrón) – Spanish language series about a woman who leaves Mexico for New York and discovers it is not as she dreamed. Amazon Prime Video Only

April 11th

Netflix Streaming

Black Summer – Season 1 (TV thriller, Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary) – A new zombie show! And these dudes look fast, which changes the whole game. I’ll give it a shot. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable


The Last Ship – Season 5 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin) – This viral apocalypse drama is DVD Only on Netflix, but you can find it streaming on Hulu. Season 5 is the last.

April 10th

Netflix Streaming

The New Girl – Season 7 (comedy, Zoe Deschanel, Jake Johnson) – I always thought I would hate this show, but it’s really quite cute and quirky. This is the last season of just eight episodes. Instant Streaming Only

You Vs. Wild – Season 1 (reality TV, Bear Grylls) – It’s another interactive show! This time you get to make choices in order to help Bear survive in harsh environments. This is promoted as kids’ TV, so I suspect the choices will be more tame than those in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Instant Streaming Only

April 9th

Netflix Streaming

Trolls: The Beat Goes On! – Season 6 (family animation, Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin) – This is the kind of troll everyone can love! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Basement (horror, Mischa Barton, Tracie Thoms) – A serial killer/abduction/multiple personality slasher movie. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Great Battle (foreign action, Jo In-sung, Nam Joo-hyuk) – Korean language recreation of a 7th century battle against Chinese invaders. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 5 (TV comedy, Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher) – My love for Andre Braugher is in a constant fight with my baseless dislike of Andy Samberg when it comes to this show. This is the last of the Fox seasons, NBC picked it up for a sixth and seventh (maybe more). DVD Only

Welcome to Marwen (drama, Steve Carell, Leslie Mann) – I saw the documentary of this story, I’m curious to see the dramatized version. DVD Only

Holmes & Watson (comedy, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly) – I don’t know, Benedict Cumberbatch is my Holmes. I’ll wait for this to show up streaming somewhere. DVD Only

Masterpiece: Mrs. Wilson (TV drama, Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen) – Masterpiece mini-series (1 disc) about a new widow who finds out her husband had a whole lot of secrets. DVD Only

A Dog’s Way Home (family, Ashley Judd, Bryce Dallas Howard) – Based on the novel about a dog…making its way home. DVD Only

On the Basis of Sex (drama, Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer) – Biopic about a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With Armie Hammer. Swoon. DVD Only

Mirai (family animation, Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi) – This Academy Award nominated anime can be watched in either Japanee or English (voiced by John Cho, Rebecca Hall). It’s about jealousy and the ties that bind. DVD Only

April 5th

Netflix Streaming

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Part 2 (TV thriller, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch) – I like this dark Archie comics show, I’m looking to see how Sabrina embraces her witch-hood this second season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Legacies – Season 1 (TV drama, Danielle Rose Russell, Matthew Davis) – This spin-off of The Originals is about Klaus’s teenage daughter and her supernatural classmates. Instant Streaming Only

Our Planet – Season 1 (documentary) – David Attenborough, narrator of so many fantastic nature documentaries, lends his talents to this series about how the natural world is affected by climate change. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Persona – Collection 1 (Korean TV drama, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona) – Korean language four part collection by four different Korean directors exploring different personas. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Roman Empire – Season 3: Caligula (docuseries, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko) – Another season of Roman carnage via documentary combined with dramatic explorations. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Spirit Riding Free – Season 8 (family animation, Amber Frank, Sydney Park) – City girl in the country Amber continues her adventures with her horse and best friends. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tijuana – Season 1 (Mexican TV drama, Damian Alcazar, Tamara Vallarta) – Spanish language series about journalists trying to find out who murdered a politician. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Unicorn Store (dramedy, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson) – Struggling artist adopts…a unicorn. Also with Joan Cusack. I will absolutely watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

The Tick – Season 2 (TV action, Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman) – This Amazon original superhero series is back for a second season – no info on a third. Amazon Prime Video Only

April 4th

Netflix Canada

Star – Season 3 (musical drama, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady) – The Wikipedia page for this Fox show says that episodes air in Canada a week after they air in the U.S, but this season aired last fall. So I’m not sure what the deal is, but this is the release date I found for the entire season. Canada Streaming Only

April 3rd

Netflix Streaming

Suzzanna: Buried Alive (Indonesian horror, Luna Maya, Herjunot Ali) – Indonesian language chiller about a murdered woman haunting her killers. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

April 2nd

Netflix Streaming

Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (comedy special) – Stand-up special. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

The Man Who Killed Hitler and The The Bigfoot (action, Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner) – Okay, first the title. Second, it’s Sam Elliott. I can’t possibly not see this. DVD Only

My Brilliant Friend (Italian TV drama, Elisa del Genio, Ludovica Nasti) – This is an Italian language mini-series (2 discs) based on a series of novels chronicling an elderly woman’s recounting of her childhood friend who disappeared. DVD Only

The Mule (drama, Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper) – Will I see this story of an unwitting elderly drug mule just because Bradley Cooper’s in it? Maybe. DVD Only

Bumblebee (action, Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena) – Oh look! A Transformers prequel. Yikes. DVD Only

Vice (drama, Christian Bale, Amy Adams) – This is supposed to be great and has an amazing cast, but I don’t think I can bring myself to watch a Dick Cheney biopic. DVD Only

Amazon Prime Video

A Quiet Place (thriller, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt) – This is a GREAT movie! I plan to watch it several times. Amazon Prime Video Only

April 1st

Netflix Streaming

Ultraman – Season 1 (Japanese anime, Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi) – Japanese language (you can watch it dubbed in English) anime about a superhero fighting an alien threat to Earth. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 31st

Netflix Streaming

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series – Season 1 (adult animation) – So this is the first season of the animated show, but apparently it picks up exactly where the 12th season of the regular show left off, with everyone turning into cartoons. I’ve never watched this – is that as bonkers as it sounds? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

El sabor de las margaritas – Season 1 (Spanish TV thriller) – I don’t know much about this one, but it’s Spanish language and about a Civil Guard officer and a missing girl. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 30th

Netflix Streaming

How to Get Away With Murder – Season 5 (TV drama, Viola Davis, Billy Brown) – My daughter loves this show and one day I will binge it all. It has not officially been renewed for a sixth season, Instant Streaming Available

March 29th

Netflix Streaming

Santa Clarita Diet – Season 3 (TV comedy, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant) – I really like both Barrymore and Olyphant but made the mistake of watching too many episodes in a row when the first season of this zombie comedy came out. Bummer for me. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 episodes per season

On My Block – Season 2 (teen dramedy, Sierra Capri, Jason Genao) – L.A. teens try and maintain friendships as they begin high school. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 10 episodes per season

Osmosis – Season 1 (French TV sci-fi, Haviland Stillwell, Hugo Becker) – French language show about an implant designed to pair up soul mates. What could possibly go wrong? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Traitors – Season 1 (TV thriller, Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg) – A British series set in the 1940s, about an English woman helping and American hunt for a Russian spy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

15 August (Indian comedy, Mrinmayee Deshpande, Adinath Kothare) – Marathi language comedy about zany mishaps, a romance, and India’s Independence Day. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bayoneta (Mexican drama, Brontis Jodorowsky, Miriam Balderas) – Spanish language story of a Mexican boxer looking for redemption in Finland. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Highwaymen (drama, Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson) – Based on the true story of the rangers who tracked down Bonnie and Clyde. Also starring Kathy Bates. Count me in! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Legend of Cocaine Island (documentary) – A strange group goes after an urban legend about a bag of cocaine buried in the Caribbean. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Hanna – Season 1 (TV action, Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman) – This Amazon original, based on the 2011 movie, pairs The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos with newcomer Esme Creed-Miles. I will definitely be watching. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 28th

Netflix Streaming

Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey – Season 2 (Japanese reality TV, Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita) – This is a Japanese language show about 14 people who go on a bus trip together in hopes of coming back with a romantic partner. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, seasons are 22 episodes

Netflix Canada

Suits – Season 7b (TV dramedy, Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams) – People in Canada have definitely been waiting for this one! Lucky you guys, it doesn’t stream in the U.S. Canada Streaming Only

Jane the Virgin – Season 5 (TV dramedy, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo) – I’m not sure when we’ll get this in the U.S. but it looks like Canada gets first dibs! This is its final season. Canada Streaming Only

March 26th

Netflix Streaming

Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid (comedy special) – Netflix is getting a seriously huge array of stand-up specials in their repertoire. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Aquaman (action, Jason Momoa, Amber Heard) – I admit, the only reason I’ll be seeing this (and I will be seeing it) is because of Jason Momoa. I’ve had a crush since Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. DVD Only

If Beale Street Could Talk (drama, Kiki Layne, Stephan James) – Regina King won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this period piece set in Harlem in the 1970s. DVD Only

MFKZ (anime action, Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito) – Dystopian superpowers animation for adults. DVD Only

Stan & Ollie (biography, Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly) – This biopic is about Laurel and Hardy’s 1953 farewell tour. I’m old enough to remember when there wasn’t much on weekend TV except for Laurel and Hardy reruns – I’ll give this a shot. DVD Only

Second Act (comedy, Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini) – I don’t remember seeing much about this when it came out in theaters. It’s about a woman proving to her employers that her lack of a college degree shouldn’t be holding her back. DVD Only

King of Thieves (drama, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent) – Based on the true story of a major heist in London in 2015. Awesome cast. DVD Only

March 25th

Netflix Streaming

Seven in Heaven (horror, Travis Tope, Haley Ramm) – A game of Seven Minites of Heaven turns into a paralell universe nightmare. I’m totally not kidding. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Tinker’ (sci fi, Clayne Crawford, Christian Kane) – A farmer makes a discovery that could change the world. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

All About Nina (dramedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common) – An edgy stand-up comic meets a quiet man. Hilarity ensues? Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lez Bomb (comedy, Jenna Laurenzo, Caitlin Mehner) – Also with Bruce Dern and Cloris Leachman, the story of a woman who comes out to her family at Thanksgiving. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (comedy, Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard) – A British dark comedy about a suicidal young man and an assassin with a quota. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 22nd

Netflix Streaming

The OA – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs) – OMG how did I miss this earlier??? It released today, and I am SO EXCITED! If you’re new to this one, check out my review of Season 1 before you start. Thanks to kind readers Roger and Aimee for the heads up!

Carlo & Malik – Season 1 (Italian TV drama, Claudio Amendola, Jacopo Lo Conte) – A veteran police detective is partnered with a rookie investigating murders in Rome. Italian language, 12 episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Charlie’s Colorforms City – Season 1 (kids’ educational TV, Jacob Soley, Saara Chaudry) – I first read this as “Chloroform City” and was surprised to see animated geometric shapes. But yeah, it’s an educational kids’ show with brightly colored shapes having adventures – not a weird serial killer series. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Delhi Crime – Season 1 (Indian TV drama, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang) – Hindi language series based on a real case. An investigator searches for the perpetrators of a gang rape. There are seven episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Historia de un crimen: Colosio – Season 1 (Mexican TV drama, Alejandro Cuétara, Orlando Moguel) – This Spanish language series is called Crime Diaries: The Candidate in English. It’s a true crime series about the 1994 assassination of a Mexican presidential candidate. There are 8 episodes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Most Beautiful Thing – Season 1 (Brazilian TV drama, Maria Casadevall, Pathy Dejesus) – Portuguese language series about a woman in 1950s Rio de Janeiro, deserted by her husband and making a life of her own. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Selling Sunset – Season 1 (reality TV, Romain Bonnet, Mary Fitzgerald) – This is a new series about LA real estate brokers selling to the very wealthy. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (documentary) – The latest in the ReMastered series is about the 1975 killing of 3 members of the Irish band Miami Showband. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Mirage (Spanish drama, Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín) – A Spanish language sci-fi drama about a woman who saves a child in the past, only to see the ripples of that act in her own time. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Dirt (biographical drama, Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon) – A Motley Crue biopic based on their own book. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 21st

Netflix Streaming

Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (French documentary) – A French language bio-doc about soccer player Antoine Griezmann. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 19th

Netflix Streaming

Amy Shumer Growing (comedy special) – I usually find her stand-up off puttingly vulgar. Maybe motherhood has changed that? I doubt it, but maybe! Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Gunpowder – Season 1 (TV drama, Kit Harington, Peter Mullan) – A British series (perhaps a mini-series) about dissident Catholics and their plans during the reign of King James I. DVD Only

Becoming Astrid (Swedish drama, Alba August, Maria Bonnevie) – Swedish language biopic about the author of the Pippi Longstocking books. I loved those when I was a kid! DVD Only

The Quake (Norwegian action, Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp) – Norwegian language sequel to The Wave. Takes place three years later when mini-quakes start threatening Oslo. DVD Only

Prospect (sci-fi, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher) – Also starring Jay Duplass, this is about mining on an alien moon. I think I’ll give this one a shot. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

March 16th

Netflix Streaming

Green Door – Season 1 (Taiwanese TV drama, Jam Hsiao, Bea Hayden Kuo) – Mandarin language show about a psychologist returning from the U.S. and setting up shop. Mysteries abound – about his past, his patients and more. There are six episodes in the season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 15th

Netflix Streaming

Queer Eye – Season 3 (reality, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski) – Squeeeee! I love this show, I can’t wait to see what the crew is up to for this season of make-overs. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Arrested Development – Season 5b (TV comedy, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi) – Oh, the Bluths will never learn. Which is why we love them. I don’t know if there will be a sixth season or not. Instant Streaming Only downloadable

If I Hadn’t Met You – Season 1 (Spanish TV sci-fi, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Sampietro) – Spanish language series about about a time traveling widower looking for a better timeline for his family. Cool. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Mafia Dolls – Season 2 (Colombian TV drama, Amparo Grisales, Carla Giraldo) – This Spanish language series had its first season in 2009, now it’s back for more soap opera-esque stories about women falling in and out of love with drug lords. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Robozuna – Season 2 (kids’ animation, Taylor Clarke-Hill, Tom Clarke-Hill) – A boy, his robot, a competition, a world that needs saving. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Turn Up Charlie – Season 1 (TV dramedy, Idris Elba, Piper Perabo) – A DJ tries to work his way back to the top while being a nanny to his friend’s daughter. I will DEFINITELY be watching this one. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

YooHoo to the Rescue – Season 1 (Korean kids’ TV, Kira Buckland, Ryan Bartley) – I think this Korean cartoon series is dubbed in English. It’s about magical YooHoo and his friends helping animals. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Love, Death & Robots – Season 1 (horror anthology, Topher Grace, Mary Elizabeth Winstead) – Animated short stories from David Fincher and Tim Miller – horror, thriller, sci-fi. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Burn Out (French action, Olivier Rabourdin, Francois Civil) – French language film about a man who takes a job as a drug courier (probably on his superbike, that he races) to clear the debt of his child’s mother. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Dry Martina (Chilean dramedy, Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras) – Spanish language film about a singer and a fan. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Girl (Belgian drama, Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter) – French language story of a ballet dancer getting ready for gender confirmation surgery. Based on a true story. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Paskal (Malaysian action, Hairul Azreen, Ammar Alfian) – Malay language film based on real events, about an elite Malaysian naval unit. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix Canada

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 10 (reality) – Netflix U.S. doesn’t carry this one at all, on Streaming or on DVD. Enjoy the new season, Canada! Canada Streaming Only

Amazon Prime Video

Catastrophe – Season 4 (comedy, Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney) – A short romance leads to a child and a couple who barely know each other. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 13th

Netflix Streaming

Triple Frontier (action, Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac) – A heist movie about former special ops agents stealing from a drug lord. I’ll watch this. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 12th

Netflix Streaming

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (comedy special) – Filmed in Ireland, the comedian’s best jokes. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Netflix DVD Subscribers

The Last Ship – Season 5 (TV drama, Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin) – Dystopian, post-apocalyptic drama series about a destroyer crew that survived a pandemic. This is the final season. DVD Only on Netflix, but you can catch it streaming on Hulu

Green Book (drama, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali) – I hadn’t even heard of this one until it started winning awards – including the Best Picture Oscar. I’ll definitely be seeing this period piece about two men on a concert tour in 1962. DVD Only, 2 hours 10 min

Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (animated action, Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson) – Animation isn’t my bag, but this won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and it’s showing up on a lot of top ten lists. DVD Only, 1 hour 57 min

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (fantasy, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston) – Sadly, I slept through the fiorst Fantastic Beasts, so won’t be seeing this one until I’ve watched it properly. I do love Eddie Redmayne though. DVD Only, 2 hours 14 min

Mortal Engines (sci-fi, Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmar) – Dystopian future with wheeled cities produced by Peter Jackson. I’m going to pass but only because there are about 50 dystopian future movies already in my queue. DVD Only, 2 hours 8 min

Piercing (thriller, Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska) – Oh my. This dark comedy thriller is about a man who tries to kill a prostitute to avoid killing someone else, but is in for a surprise. I may have to see this just because the description is so weird. DVD Only, 1 hour 21 min

Tyrel (drama, Jason Mitchell, Christopher Abbott) – A weekend birthday party sees Tyler as the only black man in attendance. DVD Only, 1 hour 26 min

The Last Man (sci-fi, Hayden Christensen, Harvey Keitel) – A veteran with PTSD becomes a doomsday prepper. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

London Fields (thriller, Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton) – A clairvoyant sees her own death and is convinced she knows the murderer. DVD Only, 1 hour 58 min

Netflix Canada

Timeless – Season 2 (TV sci-fi, Abigail Spencer, Goran Visnjic) – I really enjoyed this time traveling show. It was cancelled after this second season but was given a wrap-up movie. This one doesn’t stream in the U.S., so Canada Streaming Only (I don’t know if that final movie is included in this season). 45 minute episodes

March 8th

Netflix Streaming

After Life – Season 1 (TV comedy, Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden) – This is a dark comedy about a writer trying to cope with the death of his wife. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! & Innocence (Thai TV romance) – I can’t find a whole lot about these Thai language series. I believe both are compilations of love stories taking place in and around Bangkok. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Season 1 (docuseries) – Following Formula 1 drivers, managers and more during a single season of racing. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Immortals – Season 1 (Turkish TV drama,Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin) – Turkish language series about vampires, nightclubs, and the desire to be human. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Shadow – Season 1 (South African TV crime drama, Pallance Dladla, Khathu Ramabulana) – This is an English language series taking place in Johannesburg about a police officer who can’t feel pain. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Juanita (drama, Alfre Woodard, Adam Beach) – An overburdened mother of three adult kids decides to take a break, and a trip to Montana. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Lady J (French drama) – I can’t find many details about this French language story of a widow seeking revenge on a former lover. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (family, Missi Pyle, Alyvia Alyn Lind) – A paralyzed rodeo champion is determined to ride again. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Amazon Prime Video

Costume Quest – Season 1 (animation, Gabriella Graves, Sloane Letourneau) – Based on a video game about kids unlocking magic with their imaginations. Amazon Prime Video Only

Tin Star – Season 2 (TV drama, Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks) – Great lead actors for this series about a British detective relocated to the Canadian Rockies. Amazon Prime Video Only

March 7th

Netflix Streaming

The Order – Season 1 (TV drama, Jake Manley, Sarah Grey) – Oh, I like the looks of this one! It’s a YA series about werewolves and dark magic and secret orders. I will binge this one late at night so my family doesn’t judge me. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Doubt (drama, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman) – This is an excellent 2008 drama that is arguably Philip Seymour Hoffman’s best performance. Definitely worth seeing. Instant Streaming Available

March 6th

Netflix Streaming

Secret City – Season 2: Under the Eagle (TV drama, Anna Torv, Jacki Weaver) – This Australian series is about politics and journalism. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

March 5th

Netflix Streaming

Christopher Robin (family, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell) – I will admit that I didn’t make it through this one, but it’s really cute for families. Instant Streaming Available, 1 hour 44 min

Netflix DVD Subscribers

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 4 (TV horror, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis) – Need more zombies? This is the series for you. The Walking Dead spin-off has a season 5 coming, probably this spring. DVD Only, 44 min episodes. You can find seasons 1-3 streaming on Hulu

Creed II (drama, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan) – I may be the only person in the world who really doesn’t like the Rocky movies. But if you’re most people, here you go! DVD Only, 2 hours 10 min

The Clovehitch Killer (thriller, Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer) – What do you do if you think your dad is a serial killer? I’ll absolutely see this. DVD Only, 1 hour 50 min

Instant Family (comedy, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne) – Also starring Octavia Spencer, this is a comedy about a couple who adopts three foster children. DVD Only, 1 hour 58 min

Ben is Back (drama, Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges) – Dysfunctional family drama about a young adult son returning to the fold. DVD Only, 1 hour 43 min

Of Fathers and Sons (Syrian documentary) – This Arabis language film has documentary director Talal Derki returning to Syria where he spends two years with a family of radical jihadists. DVD Only, 1 hour 39 min

Vox Lux (drama, Natalie Portman, Jude Law) – This is a great leading cast for a movie I hadn’t heard of! It’s about a singer who rose to fame from tragedy and now faces another. DVD Only, 1 hour 54 min

Burning (Korean drama, Ah In Yoo, Steven Yeun) – Korean language mysterious love triangle drama/thriller. DVD Only, 2 hours 28 min (wow, that’s long)

Prospect (sci-fi, Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher) – Also starring Jay Duplass, this is about mining on an alien moon. I think I’ll give this one a shot. DVD Only, 1 hour 40 min

Free Solo (documentary) – The cover art on this documentary about free rock climber Alex Honnold gives me vertigo! DVD Only, 1 hour 37 min, this picked up the Oscar for Best Documentary

The Favourite (comedy, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone) – This dark comedy also stars Rachel Weisz and Nicholas Hoult. It’s a period piece about royal bickering in 18th century England. Olivia Colman took home the Best Actress Oscar for this role. DVD Only, 1 hour 59 min

Welcome to Mercy (horror, Kristen Ruhlin, Lily Newmark) – Believe it or not, it can get worse than getting stigmata while traveling to Latvia as a single mom. DVD Only, 1 hour 44 min

March 1st

Netflix Streaming

Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians – Season 1 (docuseries) – This series follows an Indian Premier cricket league team through the 2018 season. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Larva Island – Season 2 (Korean cartoon, Hong Bum-ki, Eddy Lee) – This Korean cartoon about larva on a deserted island is in English. And what a weird concept, though it looks really cute. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Losers – Collection 1 (docuseries) – Profiles of athletes who dealt successfully with failure. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

Northern Rescue – Season 1 (TV drama, William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson) – A widowed search and rescue officer and his kids relocate to a rural area. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (biographical drama, Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor) – Based on the true story of a boy who built a wind turbine to combat famine in his Malawian village. This looks awesome. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 53 min

Your Son (Spanish drama, Jose Coronado, Ana Wagener) – SPanish language movie about a surgeon looking to avenge his son’s beating. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 43 min

River’s Edge (Japanese drama, Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa) – Japanese language teen drama about high schoolers drawn into turbulent relationships and a mystery. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 58 min

Budapest (French comedy, Manu Payet, Jonathan Cohen) – French language tale of friends who start a business planning bachelor parties in Budapest. Instant Streaming Only, downloadable, 1 hour 42 min

Amazon Prime Video

The Widow – Season 1 (TV drama, Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance) – A woman goes to the Congo after her husband disappears and finds a lot of mysteries. This looks pretty good. Amazon Prime Video Only

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