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New on Netflix This Week: April 1st, 2017

New week, new month, new titles! Lots of original content is headed your way this month as well as some big movies you have been waiting for. Here’s what you should be adding to your queue this weekend:

Archer

Your favorite dysfunctional spy agency is back. They’ve had a few problems (surprise!) and, after being fired by the CIA, they have been blacklisted from espionage. They have moved to Los Angeles and started their own private detective firm, The Figgis Agency. Now they’re solving crimes in Hollywood Magnum P.I. style. and mayhem, mystery, and murder abound.


 Jo Koy: Live from Seattle Netflix Original

I could not be happier with Netflix’s new love affair with comedy and stand-up. They now has a strong foothold on comedy specials from the best and brightest in the business. The latest addition to the line-up is Jo Koy. He’s been in the business for quite some time and is a regular on The Adam Carolla show. Much of his stand up has been based on growing up in the Emerald City and about his family who still lives there. For his third special, he really is going home. He’s an energetic laugh riot. I guarantee you’ll laugh your ting-ting off.


Better Call Saul Season 2

AMC‘s critically-acclaimed prequel to Breaking Bad follows lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). He’s constantly battling his morals and his want on money, and is on a slippery slope that inevitably leads to him becoming the sleazy Saul Goodman we all know and love. For fans of Breaking Bad, it’s a must watch. Keep an eye open as Easter eggs abound.


Five Came Back Netflix Original

Based on a book of the same name by journalist Mark Harris, this three-part documentary series tells the story of 5 old Hollywood directors — John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens — who went to World War II and made films to energize the American war effort. Enlisting modern directors to help provide context ( Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Kasdan and Paul Greengrass), it’s appealing for both WWll and movie buffs alike. It’s an eye-opening and powerful look at an often hidden period of Hollywood history.


13 Reasons Why Netflix Original 

Based on the best-selling novel by Jay Asher, it tells the story of Clay Jensen, a shy high school student, who returns home from school one day to find that he has received a mysterious package. It contains thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, a classmate who recently committed suicide. Now Clay is trying to get through the tapes and unravel the mystery. Is he one of those 13 reasons? It’s a compelling watch. I’m betting you’re going to binge your way quickly through this one. I did.


Life in Pieces

Dianne Wiest and James Brolin star as the Shorts, heads of a large, happy family, in which each member is approaching different milestones. Each episode is four short stories, each from the viewpoint of a different family member. The narrative is broken into…wait for it…pieces. It’s a fun show that moves quickly, much like Modern Family. I laughed out loud more than once. It’s worth a look and a great light watch.

Happy weekend and happy streaming!

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