New on Netflix: 6 things worth watching this March
Here's what's new on Netflix this March
With Oscar season officially over, here’s a roundup of fresh picks to stream this month.
‘Arrested Development’ (Season 5, Part 2) March 15
If you haven’t started Arrested Development, a show which follows the absurd antics of the narcissistic Bluth family, it’s worth bingeing this break. The wild mess that entangles the characters’ lives will make you feel better about yours, and the show is also ironically prescient of current issues, theNew York Times discussed in an interview with the cast. Although the fourth season was filmed in 2012, it involved building a border wall before Trump announced his wall. There’s also a subplot about a start-up called “Fake Block” which runs into privacy issues.
Queer Eye (Season 3) March 15
After a painfully long break following first two seasons — unless you caught Jonathan Van Ness or Antoni Poroski when they visited CNY this fall — the Fab Five life-makeover gurus head to Missouri for a much-anticipated Season 3.
“I think people are going to see a lot of differences in Kansas City,” Antoni Poroski told E! News in an interview. “But they’re going to see maybe more and understand a little more clearly that we are all the same, our struggles are the same: to show up for our families, to be better lovers, friends, parents, children, like these are all human experiences. It doesn’t matter which coast or which country you’re in, it’s all something you can relate to.”
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (March 1)
Fans who first met Michelle Yeoh in Crazy Rich Asians can watch her 18 years ago in this wuxia (Chinese-martial arts genre) movie. Yeah, the film did win four Oscars but it also offers the opportunity to take in the gorgeously green vistas of Qing Dynasty China. And if you’re watching from Syracuse, green is a color you haven’t seen in a long, long time.
Love, Death, and Robots (March 15)
No one’s really sure what to expect from Love, Death and Robots, except for what the Netflix tagline tells us: “Sentient Dairy Products, Rogue Werewolf Soldiers, Robots Gone Wild, Sexy Cyborgs, Alien Spiders And Blood-thirsty Demons From Hell Converge In An 185-minute Genre Orgy Of Stories Not Suitable For The Mainstream…” Presented by Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Seven, Gone Girl, The Social Network,) the series will be a mix of sci-fi, dark comedy, and horror.
Amy Schumer: Growing (March 19)
Pregnant and new to marriage, Amy Schumer gets real in her comedy special about growing in her personal life. “Here’s the thing,” Schumer said in the trailer, “You’re pregnant, but you don’t change who you are… you don’t stop being you. You don’t stop working, or, drinking…” Netflix comedy specials are usually a hit or miss, but Growing seems promising for a good laugh.
A Clockwork Orange (March 1)
Don’t take it for granted that this film is streamable — the highly controversial masterpiece was once banned in 1973. A pop-culture classic, the movie follows a crew of violent, cartoonishly dressed juvenile delinquents in a future dystopia. Altogether, the mix of iconic costuming, weird music and satirical messages instilled throughout create a film that’s famous for being uncomfortably entertaining.
Don’t forget, if you haven’t seen these Oscar winners, be sure to catch up … ‘Roma’ (Stream it on Netflix; won for director, cinematography, foreign language film) ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (Won for acting, sound editing, and sound mixing; Rent it on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and YouTube.) ‘Free Solo’ (Won for best documentary; Buy it on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and YouTube.) ‘The Favourite’ (Won for best actress; Buy it on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and YouTube.)