Another weekend has arrived and, for Netflix subscribers, this means that it is time to check out the news in the catalog and schedule yourself to watch that movie and marathon that series. The world’s most popular streaming platform launches daily, and every Friday the not only lists everything here for you, but gives you tips on what to watch to get the most out of your subscription.
The releases of the week are well balanced and have something for everyone. In the field of series, one that has been making the minds of Brazilians is French production The Dealer. Mixing police drama with crime and a good hint of suspense, the series tells the story of Franck, a music video director who infiltrates a dangerous neighborhood to film a charismatic and unpredictable drug dealer who wants to launch himself on the rap scene. But the job ends up making Franck the target of a bloody war.
Taking advantage of the fact that we talk about crime, another intriguing production that came to Netflix this week is the documentary miniseries Nevenka – Breaking the Silence. With only three episodes, the attraction features Nevenka Fernández’s version of the harassment and rape he suffered 20 years ago by the mayor of the city of Ponferrada, Spain. At the time, no one believed his story and the population turned his life into hell, even though the courts condemned the politician.
Taking a 180 degree turn, shall we talk about relationships? This week, Netflix won two productions that deal with the topic in very different ways. The first one is science fiction The One. Think about this: what if you, who feel stranded, could find your life partner with a simple DNA analysis? The idea is formidable, but it has consequences that you could never imagine.
The second production that is sustained by love is, in fact, the reality show Who wants home. Presented by a real estate broker and a wedding advisor, the program helps people decide whether to use their savings to throw a sumptuous and epic party in celebration of love or to invest in a dream home. As much as for many the choice is very obvious, it is the duel between reason and emotion that moves the episodes.
Don’t you feel like embarking on a marathon this weekend? No problem, because Netflix has some really cool movies. One of the main premieres of the week, which is among the most watched, is Don Oscar. Produced and filmed in Colombia, the film bets on acid humor to tell the story of a decadent drug dealer who refuses to pay a debt to a novice. Although he says he doesn’t have a penny, there is good hidden money buried. But guess what his gardener found?
Another very strong debut on the streaming platform was the Spanish drama of that time Silenced. The story takes place in the 17th century, in the Basque Country, and shows a group of women participating in a night party in the forest. Because of this, they are accused of witchcraft and start a revolution so as not to be killed by the Inquisition. And do you know what is most intriguing? The film is partly based on a true story.
With a more police footprint, The Receptionist is another drama that made it to the Netflix catalog and has attracted the attention of subscribers. All this because the plot mixes drama with crime and a good deal of suspense to tell the story of a voyeuristic receptionist who becomes suspected of murdering a charming guest staying at the hotel where he works.
If the suspense of the previous statement is not enough for you to stay on the edge of the sofa, then watch the Halloween. Despite not being directed by John Carpenter, the film is a direct continuation of the 1978 original and does very well in reproducing several of its trademarks to deliver an explicit film that can excite even the most sadistic.
These were just a few indications that the separated for you to enjoy the weekend watching what is most interesting on Netflix. But there’s a lot more cool stuff in the streaming service catalog, and we listed everything for you right away. Take a look, see what catches your attention, click and play. Good fun!