Netflix looks to continue it’s hot streak this month
Netflix has proven in their first two months of the new year that they can make hits manifest from anywhere and everywhere. “Tidying Up” came out of seemingly nowhere to become one of the platforms most popular talk shows, “Russian Doll” surprised many, including myself, with its deep themes and engaging story, and “Umbrella Academy” has captured viewers looking for something a little more pulpy and fun.
That isn’t to say mainstays haven’t performed well either, as “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” wrapped up their respective series with finesse and prowess previously only seen by the likes of HBO. This month looks to have a little of both, as Netflix adds some heavy hitters to their lineup.
Starting on the first, subscribers can look forward to a plethora of viewing options in the realm of film, as the streaming service looks to add hit films such as “The Notebook”, “Apollo 13”, and “Sweeney Todd”. Later on, in the month films such as Disney’s latest Winnie-the-Pooh adventure “Christopher Robin” and the classic kids romp and historically trash movie “Spy Kids 2” will become available.
Originals are coming in all shapes and sizes this month as well, with “Triple Frontier” dropping on March 15. Starring prominent actors such as Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac, this story of ex-soldiers looks to be Netflix’s newest Bird Box moment.
In the television sphere, originals “Arrested Development” and “Love, Death, & Robots” are expected to perform extremely well. The former is going to conclude season five of the Bluth family’s well-known escapades as they try to stay sane within each other’s company, often times resulting in complete disaster to the delight of fans everywhere.
The latter looks to be interesting, as it will seemingly deal with the three title words in various different ways. Each episode is supposedly going to have its own artistic direction and the showrunners, namely being director Tim Miller and producer David Fincher, instill confidence in many that the series will become a hit.
As the month unfolds, we’ll get a better idea of how things play out for the series mentioned, but something tells me that if a show like “Tidying Up” or “Umbrella Academy” can become a hit, then things like “Love, Death, & Robots” should have little to no problem getting there as well.
Outside of what has been highlighted, there are many other films and television series becoming avaliable for streaming this month as well, ranging from classic film such as Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” to the anime classic “HunterxHunter”. Be sure to check in on the first yourself so you don’t miss out on all the great options.
Feature photo courtesy of the Associated Press.