Another week, another Netflix content flood.
Mercifully, that means subscribers have great YA Netflix options and a big new Christmas film to choose from this Friday 8th November, and the weekend to follow.
There’s , a teen holiday rom-com movie that celebrates its Midwestern roots as proudly as it wears its heart on its sleeve. Elsewhere, you’ll find a truly shocking Nazi-related docuseries, a stellar standup special, and, as usual, lots of Let It Snow foreign-language hidden gems. It’s a lot.
We’re here to help. These are all the new Netflix offerings broken down by plot, genre, and whether you should watch something immediately or skip for now. Keep reading for the lowdown on all of these Netflix treats, including their trailers.
The Devil Next Door (Season 1) Premiere date: Monday 4th November
What is it?: A jaw-dropping documentary limited series.
What is it about?: John Demjanjuk was known as a kindly Cleveland grandfather… Until he was accused of being an infamous Nazi death camp guard nicknamed Ivan the Terrible. The Devil Next Door investigates what’s real and what’s a case of mistaken identity over its five episodes. See or skip?: If you love a Netflix documentary, this is the next one for your queue.
Let It Snow
What is it?: Every Netflix teen you can think of in a holiday rom-com. Proof Netflix has reached its peak.
What is it about?: Adapting a 2008 YA novel of the same name, this time with a mind-blowing number of famous young faces. Let It Snow tells the story of three young romances on one snow day — and we all know they’ll eventually intersect. Sabrina ’s Kiernan Shipka, ’s Shameik Moore, The Get Down Dumplin’ s Odeya Rush, and ’s Liv Hewson all star. Santa Clarita Diet
Dora leading lady/pop star Isabela Merced, Descendants hunk Mitchell Hope, and Spider-Man sidekick Jacob Batalon are the Netflix newbies rounding out the cast. See or skip?: There isn’t a world where I wouldn’t tell you to watch this very, very delightful teen movie. ‘Tis officially the season.
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby
Premiere date: Tuesday 5th November
What is it?: A Netflix stand-up special from network TV’s best late-night host (in this writer’s opinion).
What is it about?: As the title suggests, Late Night host Seth Meyers unpacks the night his wife, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, gave birth in the lobby of their apartment building. But Lobby Baby is about more than one wild labor tale. It’s also about taking one of comedy’s oldest tropes — The Nagging Wife — and completely flipping it on its tired, broken-down head. See or skip?: See, if only for Meyers’ whip-smart finale bit.
Busted (Season 2) What is it?: A very fun and weird Korean game show.
What is it about?: Something that would make self-described murder obsessives Stassi Schroder and Scott Evans happy: Watching a group of sleuths try to solve a major, zany, and deadly mystery. Each episode tackles a different part of the crime.
Busted looks a lot like an overblown escape room mixed with a Sherlock Holmes story. See or skip?: See for many, many laughs with friends.
Wild District (Season 2) What is it?: A Spanish-language Colombian thriller.
What is it about?: Continuing the story of Jhon Jeiver (Juan Pablo Raba), a guerilla fighter who has to come back to modern city life. Season 2 sees the rise of Daniela León (Cristina Umaña), a optimistic politician at direct odds with the darker criminal forces of Bogotá. See or skip: If you’re looking for a high-octane political thrill — and aren’t squeamish around brutal violence — see. Otherwise, you can skip without guilt.
What is it?: A dad movie.
What is it about?: A crew of criminals who relocate to Thailand after pulling off a massive heist. The only problem is, one of their friends (Sami Bouajila) went to prison. Now, he wants to settle the score. Soon enough, idyllic paradise turns into beachside carnage. See or skip?: Skip unless you are my father or someone else’s father.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 4) Premiere date: Tuesday 5th November
What is it?: More of Netflix’s princess-filled animated adventure series.
What is it about?: The age-old battle between good and evil, now with more drama than ever for She-Ra. In season 4, the princesses leading a rebellion against the evil Horde must figure out if they have a traitor in their midst. But who could be it be? See or skip?: If you love Netflix’s animated series, watch this one next.
Tune in for Love
Premiere date: Tuesday 5th November
What is it?: A Korean-language romance.
What is it about?: In the ‘90s, a student (Go-eun Kim) and a DJ (Hae-In Jung) fall in love thanks to the radio. But they simply can’t get the timing right. See or skip?: If you’ve been enjoying Netflix’s influx of Korean content, see. If you want to cry, also see.
Little Things (Season 3) Premiere date: Saturday, November 9
What is it?: A Hindi-language rom-dram series.
What is it about?: A lovable couple named Kavya (Mithila Palkar) and Dhruv (Dhruv Sehgal). The pair spends the third season of Little Things battling the gargantuan hurdles that come with long-distance romance. See or skip?: Little Things will remind you of any heartfelt network drama — so it’s shocking the foreign series isn’t more of a Netflix cult favourite. See!
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 5) Premiere date: Sunday 9th November
What is it?: Hasan Minjhaj wearing dope sweaters and gesticulating.
What is it about?: Whatever Minjhaj is interested in this week. Earlier this year, the comedian investigated our terrible public transit system, disturbing laws around police, and the herds of Seth Rogens currently roaming the hills of Canada.
Minjhaj is still pointedly silent on how he gets his hair so perfect, though. Maybe he’ll fix that glaring issue with volume 5.
See or skip?: As always, when a Patriot Act topic of obsession tickles your fancy, see.
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