It’s time to let our surge of summer plans peeter out and embrace weekday evenings in, spent under the duvet, doing our second favourite activity there: binge watching Netflix. Hell, we’re probably going to cancel our weekend plans this September, too. What else cures period pains like a duvet cocoon, a hot water bottle and endless hours absorbed in a marathon TV sesh?
There is SO much going up on Netflix this month. From Jack Whitehall's Travels With My Father (lots of lols, obviously) to the gripping Strong Island, a documentary that examines the effect of grief over time following a racially-motivated murder, there’s so much to get invested in. Along with those two incredibly compelling bits of tele, here are our top picks, released throughout the month:
If you didn’t see Making a Murderer, or hear the furore around it, you must have been living under a rock last year (or, perhaps in jail yourself? Awks.) Well, the format was so successful, Netflix have gone and spoofed the true crime documentary genre with American Vandal. You won’t want to stop in between each episode, despite not having a real-life person to root for, or judge. Thankfully, all episodes are released at once. Phew.
Released on 15th September.
First They Killed My Father
A combination of two kick-ass women, this harrowing film is based on the memoir of Loung Ung, a Cambodian-American human rights activist, and directed by Angelina Jolie. The film follows her as a young child, where she experienced the incomprehensible brutality of warfare first hand; separated from her family, tortured and trained as a child soldier, until she escaped what is now known as the “Killing Fields” in Cambodia, at the age of 10. A hard watch, but unforgettable.
Released on 15th September.
Pop your hair up in a scrunchie and get those nostalgia vibes going with nine new episodes of Fuller House. The sequel to the classic 90s sitcom is now on it’s third season, which sees the household face more mishaps, life lessons and laughter. Full House original cast members, Candace Cameron-Bure and Jodie Sweetin, lead the charge still (naturally) #matriarchy.
Released on 22nd September.
The Good Place
Do you ever feel like you’re that girl at the party? The one who is wild, free, has the best stories and is deffo the most savvy. Now, imagine being that girl and dead, stuck in a heaven-like utopia. That’s exactly the predicament of Kristen Bell’s character, as The Good Place returns for a second series. A good one for those nights when you want to be with the girls, but also cba to get out of bed.
Released on 28th September.
For a full list of releases, head to Netflix and settle in for a long, long night of binge watching.
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