18:23 Friday, 24 April 2020
Netflix has our backs.
As we descend upon yet another weekend in quarantine, Netflix has dropped some unreal titles to keep our spirits up.
The streaming service is releasing the highly anticipated second season of After Life along with the action packed Extraction starring Chris Hemsworth and quirky nature doco Absurd Planet.
Here’s what’s streaming this weekend:
After Life: Season 2.
Set in the small fictitious town of Tambury, the comedy-drama series follows Tony (Ricky Gervais), a writer for the local newspaper whose life is upended after his wife dies from cancer. In series 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better friend to those around him. Each grappling with their own problems and only to be intensified by the looming threat of the local newspaper being shut down. Will the town’s local Am-Dram show lift everyone’s spirits?
Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller directed by Sam Hargrave, EXTRACTION is an AGBO Films and TGIM Films, Inc. production, produced by Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca, Chris Hemsworth, Eric Gitter, and Peter Schwerin.
Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family. Voice Cast includes Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Alessia Cara, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski, Séan Cullen and Ricky Gervais.
A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth’s most incredible animals.
Cooked with Cannabis.
Chefs compete to get the hosts and special guests high on elevated cannabis cuisine with their artful use of leafy herb, THC infusions and CBD sauces.
The Midnight Gospel.
Drawing on interviews from the “Duncan Trussell Family Hour” podcast, this animated series follows a spacecaster who travels the galaxy searching for the meaning of life. https://youtu.be/0kQWAqjFJS0
Circus of Books.
For nearly four decades, unassuming couple Karen and Barry Mason ran Circus of Books, an LA porn store that became a hub for the local gay community.
The House of Flowers: Season 3.
The dark comedy series about a wealthy Mexico City family with secrets returns for Season 3.
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 12.
Thirteen queens. One crown. Ru and her crew are back for another season of fierce lip syncs, A-list guest judges and dazzling fashion.
Better Call Saul: Season 5 – Final Episode.
Following small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman, the prequel to “Breaking Bad” returns for Season 5.
Middleditch & Schwartz.
Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz bring their two-person comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to a global audience in a collection of three completely improvised Netflix comedy specials. Each performance is based entirely on a random audience suggestion. All three parts, each filmed at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, will premiere on Netflix on April 21, 2020.
Middleditch & Schwartz: Dream Job.
The story of two friends, one of whom has an important job interview which spirals into an existential crisis involving photography, The New York Times and conversations in bathroom stalls at JFK airport. By the end of a hilarious turn of events, Kyle is Saussin, Saussin is Kyle, neither have their dream job, but both know what it means to truly embody a Gazelle.
Middleditch & Schwartz: Law School Magic.
What starts as a dreaded final exam for a group of first year law students quickly turns into a test of human morality as the duo encounters an alien, contemplates child abandonment, and dabbles in a bit of magic. “The Breakfast Club” meets “The Chronicles of Narnia” in this imaginary class’ quest to learn the difference between paper and digital contracts.
Middleditch & Schwartz: Parking Lot Wedding.
Emotions are high in the events leading up to and during a wedding where the priest, a ghost, and the bride and groom’s parents are as loose as a caboose. Follow Thomas and Ben down the aisle as they concoct a compelling scenario — the tale of sixth grade lovers, a robbery-gone-wrong, and the ultimate test of true love.
Yours Sincerely, Kanan Gill.
Measuring his adult life against the goals set in a letter written as a teen to his future self, Kanan Gill’s takeaways get dark – yet oddly illuminating.