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10 Things to Watch on Netflix in June
Lots of new things coming out this month on Netflix; here are some worth watching.
Arrested Development — Released on May 29, it doesn’t technically fall into June, but it's still worth mentioning. After the somewhat unstable season four and marginally better season four remix, season five has the show back on solid footing and as sublime as ever. This batch of episodes about everyone's favorite dysfunctional family, the Bluths, won't garner any new fans, but the large base of rabid fans will be more than happy.
The Break with Michelle Wolf (every Sunday) — OK, technically this also came out in May, but a new episode comes out every week. The first episode was pretty choppy with most of the bits deliberately set up to be cut down into bit-sized pieces for social media (ugh). There was a lot in 30 minutes, almost too much, BUT Wolf is still a very strong comedian, so I am betting (hoping) that the show will evolve and find its footing; it's still better than most.
November 13: Attack on Paris (June 1) — Three-part docu-series about the coordinated ISIS attacks on Paris in 2015. Not for the faint of heart.
Sense8 (June 8) — Netflix first canceled the show and fans took to the internet. Netflix acquiesced and allowed the Wachowskis to tie up the story. Despite the eight different storylines, this show is still more coherent than Westworld … and more fun to watch.
The Staircase (June 8) — This includes the original 10-episode French docu-series with three new episodes. The series details the murder trial and re-trial of author Michael Peterson, who is accused of killing his wife. This is a pretty interesting case, so if you’re into true crime, this is very of-the-moment and good and your new binge series.
GLOW Season 2 (June 29) — The first season of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) was great, and I don’t suspect the second season will skip a beat.
The Departed (June 1) — Scorsese, DiCaprio, Damon, Nicholson, Wahlberg. This is one of the greatest gangster movies. Period. Yes, you read that correctly.
Miracle (June 1) — The Cold War on ice. If you’re too young to remember the Cold War or simply want to relive one of the greatest moments in sports history (seriously), you can’t do much better than Miracle. It tells the story of the U.S. hockey team's unbelievable upset of the Soviet Union to win the gold medal in 1980.
Brain on Fire (June 22) — Biographical film based on Susannah Cahalan’s memoir, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. Cahalan experiences a number of disturbing things, such as seizures and voices, that confound doctors, which always makes for good drama (remember House?). SPOILER: She is eventually properly diagnosed and treated.
Secret City (June 26) — Six-part Australian series about journalism, politics and conspiracies around rising tensions between China and the United States. In the current climate, it probably sounds more like a documentary, but it’s not.
Portlandia: Season 8 (June 10) — Or as I like to call it, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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