New Netflix shows and movies arrive like clockwork every Friday, but the winter doldrums continue for the streaming service this week with another slew of new releases that won’t exactly make you go out and get a “Netflix Life” tattoo. On your chest. Where is Strange things Season 4? Where is Strange things Season 5? Where is Strange things Season 6? Come on, Netflix! This week’s highlights include sports docuseries Last chance u, with the new season ditching football in favor of basketball but still bringing true and inspiring stories of young men struggling to overcome unfair obstacles. And if you’re recently engaged you’ll want to check out Marriage or mortgage, in which young couples decide to spend their savings on a night out (or “wedding”, as they call it) or use it for a solid investment that will grow in value for years to come and become the foundation of their financial future. But hey, go ahead and party, kids! Below you will find all the news on Netflix for the week of March 5 to 11, 2021.
All titles debut on Friday, March 5, unless otherwise noted. Here’s what came out on Netflix last week.
If you’re looking for even more handpicked recommendations, we’ve got plenty of them. If you’d like to see what hits Netflix in March, here’s everything that’s coming to the service in the month.
The biggest releases
Last Chance U: Basketball, Season 1
Hey, why should the last chances be only for soccer players? The Emmy-winning series moves to the field for its latest iteration, which follows the East Los Angeles College Huskies as they attempt to change their fortunes with a roster made up of children who have not responded to expectations of top division programs due to various factors. The sport is different, but the emotional impact remains the same as coach John Mosley, who has more energy than any of his starting five, pushes kids to be the best players and young men they can be. . [Wednesday, Mar. 10]
Marriage or mortgage, Season 1
What if you want to watch an HGTV style home buying show AND a wedding planning series? Watch them both at the same time with Marriage or mortgage, in which prospective Tennessee couples are tempted by a real estate broker and wedding planner who both fight over the couple’s saved money. It’s the kind of show that consumes a lazy weekend and ruins the rest of your week. [Trailer / Wednesday, Mar. 10]
The best shows and movies to watch on Hulu, Amazon, HBO Max, and Netflix in March
A highly skilled French female soldier is using her training to track down a man who may have raped his sister, and I wholeheartedly approve.
Pokemon Journeys: The Series, Season 4
Young children capture pets and force them to fight for survival. [Trailer]
City of ghosts, Season 1
A group of Los Angeles kids interview ghosts in the city to learn more about their lives. Fortunately, it is friendly ghosts and not poltergeists, wights or banshees who would possess or steal the life force of these children, reducing them to ash bones or vessels for Satan. [Trailer]
In this Colombian film, a former drug dealer owes a young narco a lot of money, but are there dogs in it too? I really didn’t understand anything about this trailer. Just know that there is some crime, comedy, action, and girls that are far out of the league of one of the guys. [Trailer]
The best TV shows to watch right now
Nevenka: Break the silence, Season 1
Nevenka Fernandez, the woman involved in Spain’s first successful sexual harassment trial against a politician, talks about the case for the first time in decades in this documentary series. [Trailer]
Some 60 artists spent 18 months drawing each picture in this animated love story on a florist in India. The least you can do is spend 90 minutes watching it. [Trailer / Monday, Mar. 8]
In this German reality / docuseries show, two friends renovate a large houseboat, but presumably the real houseboat was the friends they made along the way. [Trailer / Tuesday, Mar. 9]
StarBeam, Season 3
Forget the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its magical rocks and energy cubes, give me the StarBeam Streaming Universe and its sophomore superhero trying to save Easter. [Trailer / Tuesday, Mar. 9]
Trader, Season 1
Partly mockumentary (the humorless genre), part the adrenaline rush of found images, this French series follows a music video director who fits into the life of a drug dealer and an aspiring rapper and gets caught in the middle of a gang war with her camera moving all the time. If it’s done well, it can be very good. [Trailer / Wednesday, Mar. 10]
In this Spanish film set in 1609, women accused of witchcraft lure their accusers into the forests, where they proceed to confirm that yes, they are indeed witches. [Trailer / Thursday, Mar. 11]
Do you want more? Check out our picks for the best Netflix shows and movies to watch in March.
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