Hunker In with Netflix’s New Series

Brr.  It’s cold outside.  Which means you have freedom to hunker down and watch Netflix to your heart’s content, while not feeling too guilty about it.  Netflix just announced that they are going to invest $800 million in more original programming in the next year.

Back to November and December…click links for trailers.  Happy Netflixing!

The Crown

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The show is a biographical story about the adult life and reign of Queen Elizabeth.  The costuming and sets are richly and accurately detailed. This is sure to be a hit, to quench the thirst of Downton Abbey-philes.

“The show is based on Queen Elizabeth II’s epic reign; each 10-part season will cover a decade of Her Majesty’s life. The first season kicks off in 1947, with episodes featuring high drama and emotion including Princess Elizabeth’s wedding, King George VI’s untimely death, a nation in mourning, Queen Elizabeth acceding to the throne at just 25 years old, and an aging Churchill as her prime minister, all while both Britain and the monarchy are in postwar decline.”

 

Lovesick

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“The second season of Lovesick, the series formerly known as Scrotal Recall, stars Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings, all returning for more fun in this delightful, romantic comedy. Season two will consist of eight episodes. Series creator Tom Edge returns as writer for season two and serves as Executive Producer along with Murray Ferguson, Andy Baker and Ed Macdonald.”  November 17.

 

Captive (no trailer available)

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“From the highest profile cases to those kept hidden from the public, comes a new docu-series from acclaimed executive producer Doug Liman and producers Simon and Jonathan Chinn. The producers of Captive have gained privileged access to the most challenging negotiations of our time — revealing how hostage-taking, and the efforts to resolve it, have evolved to address an escalating international trend. The episodes look at a wide range of situations from the viewpoint of everyone involved: the victims and their families back home, the experienced negotiators, business leaders, government officials and the kidnappers themselves.” December 9.

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