Just when quarantine was starting to get us down…
Netflix has saved us with a whole host of brand new content, and it’s probably the best drop we’ve had in a long time. The month is jam-packed with new releases, original shows and even old classics to cheer us up while we’re stuck indoors. The challenge is completing it all… Good luck.
Dead To Me, May 8
Returning for a second season after that cliffhanger, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will be picking back where they left off as Jen and Judy, respectively. Season 2 will feature more secrets, lies and cover-ups as the pair continue to steer their complicated friendship. All the while, Detective Perez is hot on their heels, just to make their lives that little bit more difficult.
Restaurants On The Edge (S2), May 8
A hidden gem on the streaming platform, Restaurants On The Edge is the perfect binge-watch for anyone who loves interior design shows, anything with a transformation, or Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Three experts jet across the world helping struggling restauranteurs to revamp their businesses, and it’s incredibly wholesome. The first season is made up of six episodes, with a further seven episodes dropping for season 2. That’s a whole lotta emotional journeys.
Space Force, May 31
Set to drop at the end of May, Space Force boasts a pretty impressive cast, with Steve Carrell, Lisa Kudrow and John Malkovich all on board for the project. The comedy series follows a group of people who are tasked with establishing the U.S. Space Force, inspired by President Trump’s decision to create a sixth branch of the US military (also called Space Force).
Hollywood, May 1
Hollywood is the latest of many Ryan Murphy projects, the creator of both Glee and American Horror Story. The series takes place in a post-World War II Hollywood, where aspiring stars will do whatever it takes to make it. Jim Parsons, Queen Latifah, Holland Taylor, Dylan McDermott, Patti LuPone, and Darren Criss all star.
Ted, 22nd May
Seth McFarlane’s much-loved Ted is dropping on Netflix this month, and at a great time too. If you haven’t seen it already, Seth McFarlane himself voices the titular Ted, with Mark Wahlberg starring as John. The film follows John, an adult, who as a child wished his teddy bear, Ted, would come to life. Spoiler alert, he did, and life as a grown-up with a foul-mouthed teddy bear makes for hilarious entertainment.
Dynasty (S3), 23 May
The modern-day re-imagining of Dynasty is returning to Netflix in May, picking up right where it left off in season 2 (which naturally, was a major cliffhanger). The Carringtons face further threats to their reputation and dynasty as a number of demons from the past return to shake things up – including Dominique Deveraux, who’s after the Carrington goods she believes are her birth right. The season has been airing weekly in the US on the CW, however, will drop in full next month on Netflix.
The Big Flower Fight, 18 May
Dubbed The Great British Bake Off of floristry, comedian Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou host as ten creative teams try to pull-off some magnificent arrangements. Expect absolutely massive floral installations, a whole host of challenges, and of course, a grand prize – which, in this case, is a display at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Selling Sunset (S2), 22 May
2019’s ultimate guilty pleasure, Selling Sunset is back with more drama and incredible houses that we’ll never be able to afford. The first season saw a huge rift between some of the real estate agents, with high stakes to win clients in their cut-throat industry. The girls will be back for the new season to sell more impressive houses for us to drool over, and hopefully more fall-outs and catty drama!
The Rugrats Movie, 1 May
The Rugrats Movie is guaranteed to take many of us right back to our childhoods, and it’s the perfect movie choice during the quarantine. Amp up the nostalgia factor as Tommy and co. head on an adventure to return baby Dil to the hospital… But, in true Rugrats style, it doesn’t quite go to plan.
Labyrinth, 1 May
Another blast from the past (anyone else think Netflix are trying to soothe our souls right now?), Labyrinth will be added to Netflix’s huge library next month. The classic movie, starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, follows teenager Sarah (Connelly) as she heads on a journey through a maze to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King (Bowie). And of course, Bowie features heavily on the soundtrack.
Justice League, 25 May
DC’s live-action Justice League, starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher (I’m out of breath, too), finally drops on Netflix this May, joining the acclaimed Wonder Woman on the platform. The movie is the first team-up of the DC Extended Universe, which was kicked off by Henry Cavill in Man of Steel. The film sees the heroes come together for the first time to take on a new enemy.
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