Wow, 2020 is almost over! Summer looks like it is leaving us, so now is the time to plan your duvet moments for the hibernation season. I love nothing more than cuddling up on the sofa with a fluffy blanket, a hot drink, some snacks, and some binge-worthy series or a good film. We are a family of tv-holics so life would not be the same if we didn’t have something to look forward to when we want to do nothing.
Here is my top 5 Netflix picks for September (maybe October).
9 Sept – The Social Dilemma (Docu-film)
“The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides (search engines, networks, instant information, etc.) are merely the candy that lures us to bite.”IMDb
We all know that our presence online isn’t as simple as we think. There are millions of conspiracy theories about being monitored or controlled via the web. In this documentary drama, tech experts who work in the industry share their knowledge.
I love stuff like this. I’m not a conspiracist, but I do like hearing facts from subject matter experts. Netflix seem to execute this genre well, and I particularly love the real crime series they produce.
18 Sept – Ratched (Season 1)
Starring: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Judy Davis
“In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.”Netflix
Do you love Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story)? Then judging by the trailer, you will love this. You will recognize some of the cast from his previous shows, so it already feels familiar. It is inspired by the character Mildred Ratched from ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ and looks promisingly like Ryan Murphy has produced another hit series. Rated 18, so not one for younger viewers.
23 Sept – Enola Holmes (Movie)
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter and Sam Claflin.
“While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.”Netflix
Based on a book series (same name) by Nancy Springer. I’ve not read the books, but I’ve always been a fan of Sherlock and crime fiction. I’m hoping this will be some easy watching, with a touch of mystery. Suitable for a younger audience as it is rated 12A.
30 Sept – The Boys in the Band (Movie)
Starring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer.
“At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.”Netflix
Categorised as an LGBTQ movie, this started out as an Off- Broadway show in 1968! The show was revived in 2018 for its 50 year anniversary, and now it is brought to the big screen. I like watching these kinds of films, not just because they have so much depth, but they tackle real issues. Many people of the older generation will empathise with the characters, whilst younger audiences won’t believe such secrecy and shame existed. I’ve not seen the theatre show, but I am looking forward to seeing this.
TBA – The Haunting of Bly Manor (Series)
“From the creator of “The Haunting of Hill House” comes a gothic romance ghost story based on the stories of Henry James.”Netflix
I really enjoyed Hill House (even if the ending was a slight let down). I find supernatural thrillers/horrors scare me the most as my mind works overtime to fill in the ‘quiet’ parts. The story follows a young lady who is sent to a wealthy estate to care for two orphaned children. The story is based on novella by Henry James, with The Turn of the Screw being one of 12 stories that inspiration has been taken from. Mike Flanagan is recycling some cast from the Hill House installment, and it looks set to be another success. There is also more series PLANNED in the future, with Flanigan suggesting each new series will focus on a different ghost story. Yay!
Whilst there is no official release date, I am looking forward to this. Hill House came out around October time so hopefully this will be about the same time this year. Filming has finished and not affected by COVID-19 so there shouldn’t be any delays in the original launch date (whatever that may have been!).
American Horror Story 1984 (Season 9) – although this has been released on Fox, it is yet to be released on Netflix. I loved most of the previous seasons, especially Hotel (I wasn’t a huge fan of Cult or Freakshow). If you love the horror genre, and not yet watched this. Go and binge it now!
Let me know if you watch any, and what you think ❤
Also… Watch out for my future post about must-see Prime Video picks! Yes, we have Prime as well…and some Sky (not the movies though ☹).