New This Week on Netflix: June 8th, 2018

Your next true crime obsession is streaming now on Netflix.

Happy Friday! A new week means new titles, and you have a lot of great choices this weekend.

Below are my picks for the week. As with each list, I have seen them all and would personally recommend them. For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

The Sense8 Finale is streaming now on Netflix.


Alex Strangelove Netflix Original

Daniel Doheny plays Alex Strangelove, a popular if a bit nerdy high schooler. He and his girlfriend decide they are ready to take the plunge and finally have sex when Alex meets a boy that makes him question everything he knows. It’s a rarely rated R for a teen movie, really depicted how teens are at that terrible age. It’s honest, it’s genuine, and it’s personal. This is a gem of a movie that deserves your attention.


Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

This is your super-fun popcorn movie for the weekend. It’s a good time from beginning to end. It’s funny, has great special effects, and you don’t have to be up on all the Marvel movies to enjoy what’s happening (in my opinion, very important in a superhero movie).


The Staircase Netflix Original

As much as we all love true crime now, it really became a big deal in 2005 with French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s vérité view of the murder case against North Carolina author Michael Peterson. It helped create the modern template for true-crime TV as we know it.

Now Netflix is back on the case with 3 new episodes, hoping to shed new light on the very controversial case. That original eight-episode original series was followed in 2011 with two more episodes, all included in the new series. Having been a fan of the series since the original, I couldn’t be happier Netflix is bringing it back to light.


Marcella Season 2 Netflix Original

After a very long wait, we finally have a new season of this excellent British crime drama. Anna Friel stars as a detective trying to separate her personal and work life. She has marriage woes, blackouts, problems as a mother, yet excels at one thing: her job. It’s a compelling drama that will grab your attention and keep you binging. (Avoid looking this up online unless you want to have the whole thing spoiled.)


iZombie (Season 4)

This incredibly popular series is a loose adaptation of the comics series of the same name, which follows medical examiner-turned-zombie Liv Moore (Rose McIver) as she tries to solve the murders of the brains that she eats. It’s a humorous, lively show that will keep you wanting more.


Complete List of New Titles Added This Week

New Movies

The King’s Speech (2010)

The Star (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Ali’s Wedding (2017)

Alex Strangelove Netflix Original

New Series

Dinosaur King (Seasons 1 & 2)

Bangkok Bachelors (Season 1)

Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club (Season 4)

iZombie (Season 4)

YOM (Season 1)

The Night Shift (Season 4)

Treehouse Detectives (Season 1)

New Standup

Franco Escamilla: Por la anécdota Netflix Original

New Documentaries

White Right: Meeting The Enemy (2018)

Jihad: A Story Of The Others (2015)

The Staircase (1 Season) Netflix Original

The Hollow (Season 1) Netflix Original

Sense8 (Season 2 – Episode 12) Netflix Original

Marcella (Season 2) Netflix Original


What will you be watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

Cheryl Greenway

Author at What's On Netflix covering weekly highlights, what's coming soon, and more.