Wondering what to do for the Easter Holidays? Well wonder no more, Netflix has some amazing content for for to binge on this Easter!
NETFLIX ORIGINAL TV SHOWS
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2 (Available from 30 March)
Season two of the Netflix original series plunges further into the epic world of this darkly comedic mystery. Executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler – the new season of A Series of Unfortunate Events consists of ten cinematic one-hour episodes, and premieres worldwide spring 2018, exclusively on Netflix. Starring Emmy and Tony Award-winner Neil Patrick Harris, A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – and their extraordinary encounters with the devious Count Olaf who will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. Foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings discover clues to their parents’ mysterious death, links to a covert organization, and begin to unlock long-held family secrets.
Trailer Park Boys: Season 12 (Available from 30 March)
The Trailer Park Boys return to Sunnyvale Trailer Park, as Bubbles dives into his beer-brewing venture and Ricky and Julian try hard to go legit. This wickedly funny mockumentary series follows the booze-fueled misadventures of Julian (John Paul Tremblay), Ricky (Robb Wells) and Bubbles (Mike Smith), longtime pals and petty serial criminals who run scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park — when they aren’t in jail, that is. But kudos to the lads for their persistence, even if their harebrained get-rich schemes involve growing pot right under the nose of ex-cop Jim (John Dunsworth).
Mad Men: Season 7 (Available from 1 April)
In 1960s New York, alpha male Don Draper struggles to stay on top of the heap in the high-pressure world of Madison Avenue advertising firms. Aside from being one of the top ad men in the business, Don is also a family man, the father of young children.
First Match (Available from 30 March)
Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the all-boy’s wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father. This Netflix Original film stars Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome and Jared Kemp. From producers Chanelle Elaine, Veronica Nickel and Bryan Unkeless, First Match is the first feature film for writer/director Olivia Newman.
Happy Anniversary (Available from 30 March)
Happy Anniversary is a romantic comedy about a relationship at a crossroads. It’s Sam and Mollie’s three-year anniversary, and they need to decide whether to stay together or call it quits. The story is told over the course of a single day, while flashing back to show how they arrived at this point.
The Titan (Available from 30 March)
In the near future, a military family is chosen to participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man’s genetic evolution in order to relocate humanity to another planet.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Available from 30 March)
After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier.
The Lady in the Van (Available from 31 March)
Two-time Oscar® winner and star of “Downton Abbey”, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. Based on the true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What began as a begrudged favour became a relationship that would change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived for all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this funny, poignant, and life-affirming story to the screen.
Jaws (Available from 1 April)
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the way audiences experience movies. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
Hanna (Available from 1 April)
Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA agent, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one. Sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe, eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence.
NETFLIX ORIGINAL COMEDIES & DOCUMENTARIES
James Acaster: Repertoire (Now Streaming)
Comedic genius James Acaster will bring his signature quick wit and hilarious observations to Netflix with James Acaster: Repertoire. The collection of specials, filmed at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London, consists of four parts – Recognise, Represent, Reset and Recap – with the fourth part tying the series together. Acaster will give his comedic take on his love of loopholes, classic photo poses, why England is such a furious nation, the results of his year-long bread research and more. All four parts will be available on Netflix on March 27, 2018.
Rapture: Season 1 (Available from 30 March)
From Mass Appeal, Rapture stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse swath of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze – Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, to sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.
Operation Odessa (Available from 1 April)
This is a true crime documentary featuring a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who sold a Soviet submarine to a Columbian drug cartel for $35 million. A mid-90’s gangster epic that hopscotches from Brooklyn to Miami and Cali to Moscow, the film tells the story of three friends who set out to hustle the Russian mob, the Cali cartel and the DEA for the score of a lifetime.
The Search For Life In Space (Available from 1 April)
Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything—signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. A journey includes going to the depths of the Pacific Ocean, looking at Europa, the ice moon of Jupiter, traveling back in time to when Mars was a virtual Eden, and searching in the far reaches of space for a planet like Earth.
WEEKLY EPISODES ON NETFLIX
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
Designated Survivor: Season 2
With the conspiracy more alarming than ever, a fiery lawyer joins President Kirkman’s staff and Agent Wells forms an alliance with a British spy. Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Ben Lawson, Zoe McLellan and Paulo Costanzo
Once Upon A Time: Season 7
A knock on the door changes everything for Henry Mills – now a struggling writer living in Seattle – when a girl shows up saying she’s his daughter.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale’s new weekly comedy commentary show.
Black Lightning: Season 1
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. Nine years ago, Pierce was gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, which he used to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life and his family on the line, he left his Super Hero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
Riverdale: Season 2
Riverdale is back for season two and it’s darker than ever. With the shooting of Fred Andrews threatening to plunge the entire town into utter darkness, can Betty unmask the Black Hood to save Archie from going further down the dark and dangerous path he’s on? Stars K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Mark Consuelos
When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanour, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner’s office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.
Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 1 (Available from 30 March)
Four tech-savvy teens hone their skills as cyber-superheroes in a series of secret missions to save the world.
Angry Birds: Season 3 (Available from 1 April)
Life as an Angry Bird can be tough. Dealing with your nestmates’ incessant pranks, taking the perfect selfie – daily struggles in the life of a bird. Life is no picnic for the pigs either. Will King Pig ever find a butler that can cater to his every whim? Will he be the heavyweight wrestling champ of Piggy Island? This season, we get answers. Also, cabbage.
Bridge to Terabithia (Available from 29 March)
From the makers of The Chronicles of Narnia and based on the award-winning novel written by Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia is a fantasy adventure story of friendship, family and the power of imagination that you’ll want to see again and again. Jess Aarons is an outsider at school and even in his own family, until he befriends a new girl at school, Leslie Burke. Leslie loves to tell stories of fantasy and magic. Jess loves to draw and together they create the secret kingdom of Terabithia. A magical place that only they can escape to, by swinging on an old rope over a stream in the woods near their homes. There, the friends rule the kingdom, fight the Dark Master and his creatures and plot against the school bullies.
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Season 1 (Available from 1 April)
Marinette seems to be a normal teenage girl — she dreams of becoming a fashion designer, is a bit awkward and has a crush on a classmate. But she has a secret other teenagers don’t have — she lives a double life as a crime-fighting superhero known as Ladybug. She uses her superpowers to help protect her native Paris from supervillain Hawk Moth. She is assisted, reluctantly, by fellow hero Cat Noir, even though she insists she doesn’t need him — a stance she might not take if she knew his alter ego is her crush, Adrien. Together, Ladybug and Cat Noir help keep Paris safe from Hawk Moth and other villains.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (Available from 1 April)
In this animated adventure, Alvin (Ross Bagdasarian), Simon (also Bagdasarian) and Theodore (Janice Karman) revel in their new gig at a movie theme park by wandering the grounds after hours. Among the attractions is the spooky Frankenstein’s Castle, where a real mad scientist (Michael Bell) is bringing the monster to life. But when the boys cross paths with the creature (Frank Welker), they soon learn that appearances can be deceiving, and Frankenstein is more misunderstood than malevolent.
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