Scene: Vermont. Our writer looks out the window at a gentle yet insistent snowstorm.
“So, uh, still winter, eh? Good thing these pajama pants aren’t gonna wear themselves! Let’s see how many hours of content I can binge until mud season…”
Anthology series: you love to see them! Or maybe you don’t, but that won’t stop Steven Spielberg from delivering up a new one. Well, technically a new old one I suppose: a “reimagining” of Amazing Stories, launching on March 6. Spielberg originally created the series in 1985, and now he’s exec producing its return while Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (Once Upon A Time) serve as showrunners. Actors like Dylan O’Brien, Edward Burns, and Josh Holloway star — and sadly, the series also marks Robert Forster’s final performance before his death.
Disney is continuing to roll out new episodes of shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Diary of a Future President, but their big premiere this month is the family film Stargirl (March 13) — which is not to be confused with the superhero series of the same name that’s launching on the DC Universe service later this year. This Stargirl is about an offbeat teenager whose arrival shakes up the life of an unassuming high school boy… though presumably not because she’s a superhero with a fancy staff.
Hulu is coming out strong this month, with a highly anticipated documentary about Hillary Clinton (called Hillary, natch) on March 6 and an adaptation of Celeste Ng’s bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere, starring Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, and Joshua Jackson, debuting on March 18.
This is also the month that “FX On Hulu” launches, which basically makes Hulu the home of FX content after it airs, as well as a platform for exclusive FX Originals like Alex Garland’s upcoming series, Devs, on March 5. Like Garland’s other efforts as a writer/director (Ex Machina, Annihilation), Devs offers a simple mystery as a gateway to what will likely be a mindblowing exploration of our existence. Either way, I’m absolutely here for Nick Offerman as Tech Bro Jesus. LOOKIT DAT HAIR.
What if I told you that Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are hosting a fashion design competition series… and it’s NOT Project Runway? What sets their new show, Making The Cut, apart is that the winning designs will be sold exclusively on Amazon. Finally, the content/consumerism synergy we’ve all been looking for! Let the
shopping viewing begin on March 27:
Amazon’s also got a new Agatha Christie adaptation this month: The Pale Horse, coming March 13. The mystery involves a man whose name is on a list, found in the shoe of a dead woman, and maybe witches are involved? The series stars Rufus Sewell and Kaya Scodelario, which is great — but it looks like they may be playing a married couple, which means Scodelario has official passed from young ingenue to “can play wife of man twice her age” territory. Congrats, I guess?
Also, if you read Dustin’s review of Jay And Silent Bob Reboot and got a little misty-eyed, then dude — extreme same. More importantly, the movie hits Amazon on March 13 so we can finally experience the nostalgia for ourselves!
It’s a strong month for returning series, as favorites such as Ozark (March 27) and Elite (March 13) are each entering their third season. You know what else is on its third season? G*ddamn Castlevania! Yup, the only show I care about this month is the cartoon video game adaptation about the vampires, written by Warren Ellis. Sue me. Castlevania lands March 5.
Only slightly trailing Castlevania in the “extreme excitement” category is the second season of Kingdom, the Korean zombie drama, which comes back on March 13. But I suppose some of you might prefer your entertainment without supernatural beasties, so… Oh look, there’s a new Netflix film called Lost Girls starring Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne on March 13! It’s about a woman searching for her missing daughter, which may be linked to a series of unsolved murders, but I’m guessing the monsters will be entirely human. Yay?
Coming Soon (Originals in BOLD)
ARASHI’s Diary - Voyage (New Episodes) — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Why did Japan’s top boy band ARASHI decide to go on hiatus at the height of their popularity? - Singers. Dancers. Legends. Japan’s No. 1 group has captured fans’ hearts for 20 years. Now they embark on a new journey. The episodes will be updated on a monthly basis: Episode 1&2 is now on streaming.
The English Game — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 1870s England, two footballers on opposite sides of a class divide forge a bond that helps bring the upper-class gentleman’s sport to the masses.
Ladies Up — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Rising India-based comics Prashasti Singh, Kaneez Surka, Supriya Joshi and Niveditha Prakasam bring no-holds-barred humor to this stand-up series.
Maska — NETFLIX FILM
A young man sets out to become a movie star, until a summer romance shows him the fine line between dreams and delusions. Starring Manisha Koirala.
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Driveway dance parties, birthday treasure hunts — and going to the doctor to fix a flat tire. Whatever life brings, Cory’s gassed up and ready to go!
Always a Bridesmaid
Beyond the Mat
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
He’s Just Not That Into You
Kung Fu Panda 2
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Life as We Know It
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Shawshank Redemption
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: S3
There Will Be Blood
Velvet Colección: Grand Finale
ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Now halfway through her twenties, Taylor Tomlinson is ready to leave her mistakes behind her. Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1 (2018), Taylor divulges the lessons she’s learned in her first hour-long comedy special, Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis. Premiering globally on March 3, Taylor talks about working on yourself, realistic relationship goals, and why your twenties are not actually “the best years of your life.”
Lil Peep: Everybody’s Everything
Castlevania: Season 3 — NETFLIX ANIME
Belmont and Sypha settle into a village with sinister secrets, Alucard mentors a pair of admirers, and Isaac embarks on a quest to locate Hector.
Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors — NETFLIX FAMILY
From surprising stage performances to spraying colors with friends, join baby Bheem for all his Holi hijinks during the special spring festival.
Guilty — NETFLIX FILM
When a college heartthrob is accused of rape by a less popular student, his girlfriend navigates various versions of the story in search of the truth.
I am Jonas — NETFLIX FILM
A turbulent past haunts Jonas, who recalls his teenage love affair with the impulsive, twisted and yet irresistible Nathan.
Paradise PD: Part 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As the diabolical Kingpin tightens his grip on Paradise, the squad contends with bitter feuds, dirty schemes, kinky fetishes and a nuclear threat.
The Protector: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As chaos descends on Istanbul, Hakan faces a formidable Immortal who seeks to possess the key to destroying the city.
Spenser Confidential — NETFLIX FILM
Just out of prison and investigating a twisted murder, Spenser is sucked back into Boston’s underbelly. Based on the popular books; Mark Wahlberg stars.
Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City — NETFLIX FILM
A detective inspector is pushed to the edge while he hunts the ritualistic murderer that has been terrorizing a city in Spain’s Basque Country for two decades.
Ugly Delicious: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Ugly Delicious returns for a second season from James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Chang and Academy Award-Winner Morgan Neville. The second season of the hit series continues to challenge both our taste buds and our minds as Chef Chang travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences. And this season ventures into more of the unknown, including the world of parenting as Chang gears up to become a first time father. Special guests include Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi, food writers Helen Rosner and Chris Ying, Danny McBride, Bill Simmons, and Dave Choe among others.
Sitara: Let Girls Dream — NETFLIX FILM
Sitara: Let Girls Dream is an animated short film that follows the story of Pari, a 14-year-old girl with dreams of becoming a pilot, while growing up in a society that doesn’t allow her to dream.
Carmen Sandiego: To Steal or Not to Steal — NETFLIX FAMILY
You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai.
Marc Maron: End Times Fun — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
The Circle Brazil — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Be yourself — or someone else? The players must choose while chasing a cash prize when this lighthearted, strategic competition show comes to Brazil.
Dirty Money: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
The critically-acclaimed investigative series Dirty Money, from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, returns for a second season. Dirty Money provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal, financial malfeasance and corruption in the world of business. This season offers a look inside Jared Kushner’s real estate empire, the Wells Fargo banking scandal and Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption case.
On My Block: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
They thought life was about to return to what passes for normal in Freeridge, but the stakes just got even higher. On My Block, co-created by Lauren Iungerich (Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft (All Eyez On Me), is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city.
Hospital Playlist — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Five doctors, whose friendship goes back to their days in med school, band together at one hospital as colleagues in the VIP wing.
100 Humans — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
One hundred diverse volunteers participate in experiments that tackle questions about age, gender, happiness and other aspects of being human.
BEASTARS — NETFLIX ANIME
In a world where beasts of all kinds coexist, a gentle wolf awakens to his own predatory urges as his school deals with a murder within its midst.
Bloodride — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A Norwegian anthology series that blends horror with dark Scandinavian humor, setting each distinct story in its own realistic yet weird universe.
Elite: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When another classmate is killed, a new investigation ensues. The students look toward their future, while the consequences of the past haunt them.
Go Karts — NETFLIX FILM
After moving to a new town with his mom, a teen discovers the high-speed sport of go-kart racing, learning from a former driver with a secret past.
Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The zombie period drama set in Korea’s Joseon era returns for Season 2.
Lost Girls — NETFLIX FILM
A mother’s quest to find her missing daughter uncovers a wave of unsolved murders in this drama based on a true story. Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne star.
The Valhalla Murders — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
An ambitious Icelandic detective teams up with a cop from Norway to investigate a series of murders that may be connected to a heinous trauma.
Women of the Night — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Haunted by a shadowy past, the wife of a rising star in Amsterdam’s mayoral office finds herself drawn into the city’s underworld of sex and drugs.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
After losing his job at Baby Corp, Boss Baby goes freelance and turns his playgroup into a makeshift field team. Cue the critical mission!
Silver Linings Playbook
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Young Messiah
Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy — NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIAL
Comedian Bert Kreischer is back, and shirtless once again, in his second Netflix Original comedy special, Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy. Bert candidly shares hilarious stories about his daughter’s period party, a pushy arms dealer, and an inside joke with a Starbucks barista.
All American: Season 2
Black Lightning: Season 3
Shaun the Sheep: Adventures from Mossy Bottom — NETFLIX FAMILY
Clever sheep Shaun, loyal dog Bitzer and the rest of the Mossy Bottom gang cook up oodles of fun and adventure on the farm.
Lu Over the Wall
Altered Carbon: Resleeved — NETFLIX ANIME
Dai Sato, the creative mind behind “Cowboy Bebop,” further explores and expands upon the “Altered Carbon” universe in this anime adaptation.
Feel Good — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mae Martin stars as herself, a Canadian comedian living in London while navigating a new relationship and dealing with sobriety.
A Life of Speed: The Juan Manuel Fangio Story — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Juan Manuel Fangio was the Formula One king, winning five world championships in the early 1950s — before protective gear or safety features were used.
Archibald’s Next Big Thing: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
From outdoor adventures to shopping extravaganzas, Archibald can’t wait to experience everything this great, big world has to offer.
Buddi — NETFLIX FAMILY
Following the day-to-day adventures of five best “Buddis,” this colorful and entertaining series is targeted at children under 4.
Dino Girl Gauko: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
Naoko and her friends have more strange adventures with aliens, robots and dinosaur girl Gauko. Their ordinary town has its share of oddities!
Greenhouse Academy: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY
The teen drama based on the award-winning Israeli series “Ha-Hamama” returns for Season 4.
The Letter for the King — NETFLIX FAMILY
A young boy holds the fate of the kingdom in his hands when he embarks on a quest to deliver a secret message in this sweeping fantasy series.
The Platform — NETFLIX FILM
In a prison where inmates on high floors eat better than those below, who get the scant scraps, one man tries to effect change so everyone gets enough.
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This limited series is inspired by the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American female self-made millionaire.
Ultras — NETFLIX FILM
A story of intergenerational friendship and coming of age, set in the world of ultras culture during the last five weeks of a soccer championship.
Tiger King — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
A rivalry between big cat eccentrics takes a dark turn when Joe Exotic, a controversial animal park boss, is caught in a murder-for-hire plot in this limited docuseries where the only thing more dangerous than a big cat is its owner.
Sol Levante — NETFLIX ANIME
An experimental project between Netflix and Production I.G, one of the leading anime production companies in Japan, to produce the world’s first 4K HDR native hand-drawn anime short.
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California — a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community — where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions.
Co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist. CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION is executive produced by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama; Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan; Oscar® nominee Howard Gertler (How to Survive a Plague) and Raymond Lifchez, Jonathan Logan and Patty Quillin; LeBrecht, Newnham and Sara Bolder produce.
Curtiz — NETFLIX FILM
Driven and arrogant, film director Michael Curtiz deals with studio politics and family drama during the troubled production of “Casablanca” in 1942.
The Occupant (Hogar) — NETFLIX FILM
An unemployed executive is forced to sell his apartment. When he discovers that he still has the keys, he becomes obsessed with the family that lives there and will do anything to go back to the life he had before.
YooHoo to the Rescue: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
It’s time to take flight again! Join YooHoo and his adorable crew as they travel the world to help animal friends, one marvelous mission at a time.
7SEEDS: Part 2 — NETFLIX ANIME
The world they knew is long gone. Their new environment is dangerous, but not as deadly as their fellow humans. Based on the award-winning manga by Yumi Tamura, “7SEEDS” returns for Part 2.
Unorthodox — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A young woman flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage in Brooklyn. Then her past catches up to her.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Classic cars get massive makeovers courtesy of Gotham Garage, a skilled California crew dedicated to upgrading and trading sweet vintage vehicles.
The Decline — NETFLIX FILM
As a way to prepare for disasters, family man Antoine attends a training program on survivalism given by Alain, at his self-sufficient retreat. Planning for a natural, economical or social breakdown, the group goes through drills meant to prepare them for apocalypses of all types. But the catastrophe waiting for them is nothing like what they anticipated.
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Hunt for the Golden Dragon — NETFLIX FAMILY
It’s the treasure hunt of a lifetime for the Rescue Riders, who must race to find a precious golden dragon egg and keep it safe from evil pirates.
Killing Them Softly
Ozark: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Emmy-winning series about a suburban family laundering millions in the Missouri Ozarks returns for Season 3.
There’s Something in the Water
True: Wuzzle Wegg Day — NETFLIX FAMILY
When searching for the perfect Wuzzle Wegg, Bartleby thinks he sees a monster. Will the Rainbow King have to cancel Wuzzle Wegg Day — or will True come to the rescue?
Uncorked — NETFLIX FILM
A young man faces his father’s disapproval when he pursues his dream of becoming a master sommelier instead of joining the family’s barbecue business.