This week, Netflix is opting for new seasons of both live-action and animated series, as well as a Christmas romantic comedy to get the holidays vibe going. Netflix is enjoying its final week of calm before the (supposed) biggest threat in the streaming world arrives: Disney+. However, one of Netflix’s biggest strengths is that it adds new content to its catalogue every week – both licensed and original – so it doesn’t have much to worry about (for now, at least).
Last week, the platform added titles like Raging Bull, Grease, and all Matrix movies for everyone to enjoy. As for original content, it was more drama oriented with the movie American Son, the period drama The King, season 3 of Atypical, and the special Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!. On the licensed content front, this week isn’t really bringing anything that relevant or exciting, so it’s all about original content.
Netflix users will be able to enjoy the second season of a British dark comedy drama, the fourth season of the reboot of a 1980s animated series, and an early Christmas movie with some familiar faces. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this week - November 8.
The End of the F***ing World - Season 2
It only took the team behind The End of the F***ing World two years to finally bring a second season after leaving viewers with a cliffhanger at the end of the first. Season 2 will finally reveal what happened to self-proclaimed psychopath James (Alex Lawther) after those gunshots at the very end of season 1, as well as to his former human target and now love interest, Alyssa (Jessica Barden). Judging by the trailer, The End of the F***ing World season 2 will bring more darkness and drama, something the characters just can’t seem to escape from.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - Season 4
She-Ra’s successful reboot continues with a fourth season that brings more of Adora’s adventures. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is a reboot of the 1985 series She-Ra: Princess of Power, and follows Adora aka She-Ra and the Resistance’s fight against Hordak and the Horde. With Horde Prime finally locating Hordak at the end of season 3, this new season will deal with the invasion of Etheria by Horde Prime (and the presence of a spy among them), and it will be up to Adora and the Princesses to come to the rescue once more in She-Ra season 4.
Let It Snow
The holiday spirit is arriving earlier this year thanks to Let It Snow. Directed by Luke Snellin and based on the young adult novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle, Let It Snow is set in a small town on Christmas Eve where the stories of a group of young people interconnect. Sure, it’s a very common premise among rom-coms, but the catch of this one is its cast: Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, and more. A good option if you want something lighter and that gets you in a Christmas mood.