Things to watch on Netflix in 2016 now you’ve finished Making A Murderer

God damn it we miss Steven Avery

Making A Murderer

by Cate Sutherland |
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It’s gone. Finished. Finito. Admit it – you’ve watched the 10-episode series of Making A Murderer in record time, and now you’re bored and alone (or just bored). So what next?

Well here’s a list of lovely things to watch on Netflix in 2016!

New series releases on Netflix

New Girl: Season Four (6 January)


Everybody’s favourite quirky girl, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), is back with her band of dysfunctional house mates (Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris) in season four of this brilliant sitcom. The satire is still sharp and FOX has just renewed the show for a fifth season. heat recommends a binge watch from the very beginning.

House Of Cards: Season Four (4 March)

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright star in the best original series ever produced by Netflix. In the finale for season three, Claire was set to leave Frank, so what can we expect from the (ex) first lady this March? Will she mimic Hillary’s run for President? Can Frank’s cunning deliver him a second term? CANNOT WAIT!

Daredevil: Season Two (25 March)

Lawyer by day, crime-fighter by night. Marvel’s hero may be blind but he’s cleaning up the streets of New York in this second season of Drew Goddard’s Netflix original. Charlie Cox grows on you as vigilante, Matt Murdoch. Shot on location in parts of New York that resemble the old Hell’s Kitchen. Worth another look for any superhero fan.

Orange Is The New Black: Season Four (June 2016)

heat can’t wait to join Piper, Crazy Eyes and Red behind bars for another round of black comedy genius. OITNB gives real meaning to the phrase ‘ensemble cast’ with stellar performances from inmates and prison officers alike. Flaca and Boo are tipped to have bigger parts this season. Will Alex survive Kubra’s wrath?

New Netflix Originals

Degrassi: Next Class (15 January)

Teenage angst gets reinvented for Millennials. This reboot of the Canadian cult hit from the ‘80s will explore familiar issues of teenage heartbreak and drug use. And promises to cover contemporary challenges such as cyber bullying, mental illness and racial discrimination. Bound to have fans of the original engrossed in Toronto high school life all over again.

Chelsea Does (23 January)

The comedienne is back in a four-part docuseries that sees Chelsea apply her dry wit and borderline offensive humour to important stereotypes in marriage, drugs, racism and the tech boom in Silicon Valley. Expect Chelsea to push all the hot buttons with her version of 60 Minutes on laughing gas.

Love (19 February)

Love promises to be an unflinchingly honest and hilarious take on modern relationships in ten half-hour episodes. The series follows nice-guy Gus (Paul Rust) and wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), who re-enter the dating scene after their respective relationship disasters. Netflix has already green-lit a second series. Sounds promising!

New movie releases on Netflix

Constantine (1 January)

A comic book adaptation you may have missed from 2005. Keanu Reeves plays a suicidal demon hunter in this supernatural thriller about a man who goes to hell before deciding he wants to live and win his way back into God’s good grace. With Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton and Shia LaBeouf.

Meet The Parents (1 January)

Time to revisit ‘the circle of trust’. Meet The Parents sees Ben Stiller at his bumbling best as groom-to-be, Ben Focker. The sequels may not have lived up to the pure farce of the original, but this is THE movie that spawned a generation of fearful fiancés for good reason. Absolute comedy gold.

Training Day (1 January)

Denzel Washington beat Russell Crowe to an Academy Award for this awe-inspiring performance as a gritty veteran cop who shows rookie (Ethan Hawke) the ropes in LAPD’s toughest neighbourhood. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film was both a critical and box office success. Decide for yourself on Russell vs. Denzel.

We Need To Talk About Kevin (1 January)

Tilda Swinton gives a stand out performance as the reluctant mother who gives birth to a boy she can’t bond with, only to discover he’s a sociopath as he grows into a very, very disturbing teenager. This 2011 movie from director Lynne Ramsay won Swinton a host of award nominations, including a BAFTA and Golden Globe.

The Overnight (15 January)

Since premiering at Sundance last year, this American film has earned quite the cult following. A chance meeting in a LA park sees newcomers Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) invited to a ‘playdate’ for their sons by an eccentric, local couple. A very black and very...err…sexy comedy. Weird but good.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (26 February)

A sequel to Academy Award winning foreign film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Directed by Yuen Woo-ping, this story pits four Martial World heroes against the villainous Hades Dai in a dangerous contest for a 400-year-old sword known as The Green Destiny. Stars Donnie Yen and the ageless Michelle Yeoh.

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