We round up some of the biggest new releases available on Netflix this month, which we recommend as your next binge-watch addiction.
Dark – available to stream from December 1st
Dark is Netflix's first German language drama series and has been billed as a supernatural mystery thriller. Set in a small town, this 10-part noir drama will see four families attempting to solve the shocking disappearance of two young children. Dark is already drawing comparisons to Stranger Things but watching the trailer it seems a tad more sinister and minus the 80’s nostalgia.
Perhaps the most hotly expected Netflix series of the year, The Crown is finally back for series two. The dramatisation of the life of Queen Elizabeth, her reign and the inside story of the tepid relationship between Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street shall continue to be told. The last series to feature Claire Foy as the Queen before Olivia Colman takes over the role, the trailer reveals that the drama shall be prominently about The Queen’s rocky relationship with husband Prince Philip and Princess Margaret’s marriage to Lord Snowden.
Ultimate Beastmaster – season two - available to stream from December 15th
Over 100 competitors from six countries compete on the most physically demanding obstacle course of all time “The Beast.” There can only be one winner at the end of each episode, who will win a cash prize and then compete alongside the other 8 in the final 10th episode to become the “Ultimate Beastmaster.” Executive produced by Sylvester Stallone, this is a must for any fitness junkies out there.
El Chapo – season two – available to stream from December 15th
El Chapo, the notorious Mexican drug lord whose gained international headlines for his various prison escapes, is now at the centre of his own Netflix series. Returning for series 2, his incredible rise to power and inevitable downfall will be further explored. In particular, El Chapo’s first successful escape from prison shall be chronicled, as well as his new turbulent life on the run.
Fuller House - season 3 – available to stream from December 22nd
Full House, the impossibly cute and heart-warming family sitcom from the late 80s to early 90s is now back in its own spinoff series Fuller House. As the name suggests the house is now jam packed, as the recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller finds herself living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler. The women reuniting to help support one another navigate careers, parenting and relationships with the kind of love and humor you can only get from the people you grew up with.
Frontier season 2
Set in the rural lands of frontier North America in late 18th century, Frontier promises to be an action-packed adventure drama. Portraying the violent nature of the North American fur trade, the tale is told from multiple perspectives, including those of the Native Americans and European frontier people. In a lawless land, spats are inevitable, which are more likely to be solved by bloody hatchet fights than peaceful meetings.
Kiss Me First
Leila, a lonely teen girl besotted with a fictional online gaming site Agora, befriends fellow gamer Tess, who is confident and fun, but harbours a dark secret. The two meet in real life and immediately hit it off, until Tess suddenly disappears. Assuming her online identity, Leila is determined to unravel her disappearance and get her only friend back.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Miss this early 00’s hit show in which gay men gave advice on everything from fashion, grooming home design and food and culture to straight men? Then you’re in luck, as it is rebooting exclusively to Netflix. With a new Fab 5 and some very tough straight guys that need serious help, the Emmy-winning show is ready to make American fab again – one makeover at a time!