For the weekend of Feb. 24, Streamline recommends “Seven Seconds” in the top Netflix spot for the first time.
What’s New This Week
“Seven Seconds” joins the list.
The show is a crime thriller that involves a high-profile court case. It’s bleak and plodding, which makes sense as it comes from creator Veena Sud, who also did the bleak and plodding show “The Killing.”
Besides an investigation that pushes the narrative along, the show focuses on what happens to a community after a cop critically injures a black teenager.
This is the all-around best show Netflix has put out in a few weeks.
Also worth noting is the food and travel show “Ugly Delicious” from restaurateur David Chang. Through exploring the authenticity of different dishes around the world, Chang also tries to have conversations with creators about more esoteric topics. Various celebs also join Chang.
The first celeb is Netflix star Aziz Ansari, which now seems a little weird, but presumably the show didn’t think was weird enough to change that. This may be the first example of Ansari’s career simply moving on from that story, though.
Netflix also released the 2015 British series “The Frankenstein Chronicles” for American audiences. It stars Sean Bean and is a reimagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It earned solid reviews in Europe and is worth checking out.
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News From This Week
“Stranger Things” star David Harbour continues to do wacky things for Twitter attention. This time, he went to Antarctica to dance with penguins and raise awareness for Greenpeace … and Netflix.
The dance was the one his character, Jim Hopper, memorably did in Season 2.
Netflix announced a four-movie deal with the Duplass brothers. The first film from the partnership will star Ray Romano and Duplass brother Mark Duplass.
A trailer debuted for a truly insane reality show coming to Netflix. Called “The Push,” the premise seems to be that actors will “push” contestants into committing murder. The host is Derren Brown, who calls himself a “psychological illusionist.” So that’s happening.
Random Netflix Tweet
The Netflix Twitter account is one of those try-hard media brands that likes to make jokes. Streamline will present one a week without comment.
The team behind “Bojack Horseman” is getting a new show! And Tiffany Haddish is going to star! The new animated project is called “Tuca & Bertie” and will center around anthropomorphic animals again.
Netflix teased the first look at its upcoming reboot of “Lost In Space.” It will debut April 13 and doesn’t look as wacky as the original.
Jared Leto is going to star in a movie called “The Outsider.” He’ll play an American soldier who joins the Japanese Yakuza.
The company also released a trailer for the upcoming Roxanne Shanté biopic “Roxanne Roxanne.”
And the trailer for the long-awaited second season of “Jessica Jones” debuted.
Streamline includes related reading below the show recommendations, as well as a list of other shows and movies joining the service this week.
Note: This list only includes shows that debuted their most recent episode less than a year ago. Much like the main list, it prioritizes newness.
And here are the shows and movies arriving on Netflix through the rest of February:
- “Jeepers Creepers 3”
- “El Vato” (Season 2)
- “Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards”
- “People You May Know”
- “Sin Senos sí Hay Paraíso” (Season 2)
- “Derren Brown: The Push” (Netflix Original)
- “Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish” (Netflix Original)
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