Netflix is offering comedy and more crime dramas with this week's releases. The streaming service continues bringing new content every week as well as previously released titles that are now available for all users to watch. With other subscription services also offering a variety of content, Netflix keeps itself alive and active through its original and exclusive content.
Last week on Netflix, the anthology crime series Criminal was released, along with Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: The Movie, the documentary miniseries Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, and the second part of Matt Groening’s Disenchantment. To keep balance and offer a bit of everything for every taste, this weekend also has its dose of comedy, drama, crime, and thriller.
Those who want to relive American Horror Story: Apocalypse will now have the chance to do so, as well catching up with Abstract: The Art of Design’s season 2, and the third and final season of Glitch. However, if you want to check out some new and original TV shows and movies this weekend, here are some of the best titles for your consideration on Netflix this weekend.
In The Shadow of the Moon
Set in 1988, In the Shadow of the Moon is a thriller that follows a police officer looking to become a detective who struggles with a lifelong obsession to track down a mysterious serial killer that resurfaces every nine years. His obsession to catch this peculiar killer will take a turn when the crimes seem to defy all scientific explanation. In the Shadow of the Moon has some familiar faces, such as Michael C. Hall and Boyd Holbrook, along with Cleopatra Coleman, Bokeem Woodbine, and Rachel Keller.
Skylines is a German crime drama series with an interesting premise that will definitely catch the attention of many. Set in Frankfurt, the series follows a young hip-hop producer who, after signing with the record label Skyline Records, gets tangled in organized crime after the gangster brother of the label’s owner comes back to claim his share. Music, drama, and organized crime collide in this six-episode series, making it an interesting option to watch this weekend.
If you are in the mood for something lighter and more comedy-oriented, The Politician is the best option for you. Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, The Politician stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy student from Santa Barbara who has always known he’s going to be the President of the United States, but he wasn’t counting on having to go through the “most treacherous landscape of all” first: high school. Also starring are Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, and Laura Dreyfuss. The Politician promises to follow “a different political race” Payton is involved in every season, so there’s more planned after this first batch of episodes.