Here is your weekly dose of “Netflix Espresso”, a list of all the shows and movies on Netflix you should be looking out for.
What’s coming on Netflix.
Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1
Premiere: August 18, 2017
Marvel has dropped a new teaser trailer for The Defenders, while also announcing the official premiere date of the series. All eight episodes will be available for streaming beginning on August 18, 2017 only on Netflix.
“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Master of None Season 2
Premiere: May 12, 2017
Netflix has released the official trailer for Master of None season 2.
After traveling abroad, Dev (Aziz Ansari) returns to New York to take on challenges in his personal and family life, a new career opportunity, and a complex, developing relationship with someone very meaningful to him.
Anne Season 1
Premiere: May 12, 2017
Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Anne, the coming of age story starring Amybeth McNulty.
Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 and 3
Neil Patrick Harris’ dark comedy has been renewed for two more seasons on Netflix. A premiere date is yet to be announced for the upcoming second season.
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 13, 2017
‘America: The Motion Picture’ from ‘Archer’ duo
Netflix has announced its first animated feature film, America: The Motion Picture.
The project, which hails from Archer co-creators Dave Callaham and Matt Thompson, is described as an “R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country.”
Channing Tatum has been tapped to voice the lead role of George Washington. Callaham wrote the script with Thompson attached to direct.
A premiere date has not been set.
What’s new on Netflix .
Louis C.K. 2017
Premiered: April 4th
In his new standup 2017, Louis C.K. muses on religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers and more in a live performance from Washington, D.C.
Louis CK 2017 is available for streaming globally on Netflix.
13 Reasons Why
Premiered: March 31st (13 episodes)
Executive produced by Selena Gomez, 13 Reasons Why is a new series from Netflix adapted from the best-selling books by Jay Asher. It follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch.
Disney’s The BFG
Starring Ruby Barnhill and Bill Hader, The BFG is the story of a young London girl and the world’s only benevolent giant who introduces her to the beauty and peril of Giant Country. The two set off on an adventure (with the aid of the Queen of England) to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.
Netflix platform updates.
Netflix dumps star ratings
Subscribers may now rate movies and TV series using thumbs up and thumbs down buttons on Netflix.
Netflix is changing the way subscribers rate the TV series and movies they’re watching.
On Wednesday (April 5th) the company rolled-out the thumbs up and thumbs down rating system in an effort to find more accurate recommendations for every user.
“The more you teach us about your unique tastes, the better job we can do suggesting your next great binge-worthy show or that perfect title for movie night,” Cameron Johnson, the company’s director of product innovation, wrote in a blog post.
When using the new ratings system, users who give a TV series or movie a thumbs down, that program will no longer show up in their homepage. However, they will still be able to find it by searching for it.
Download on your Windows 10 app
If you’re a Windows 10 app user, you may now have the luxury to enjoy offline watching on Netflix. Netflix now allows Windows 10 app users to download TV series and movies for offline watching.
After rolling out the ‘Download & Go’ feature on Android and iOS last year, the company has now updated its platform and can now be enjoyed by Windows 10 app users as well.
However, the update comes with limitations. Not all shows included in the library are available for downloads.
The latest Windows 10 update was rolled out on April 3rd.
Why Shows Leave Netflix?
This month, majority of the TV shows leaving Netflix are produced by 20th Century Fox. If you’re wondering why, it’s likely because these shows are already due to expire from their licensing deals with the streaming service.
As Vox wrote:
“It seems as if a deal Netflix made with Fox — probably in 2010, given the parameters of which seasons of which shows are leaving the service — is expiring in April and taking many of your favorite shows with it.”
Here are the list of shows leaving this month:
Leaving April 1
Ally McBeal: Seasons 1–5
Angel: Seasons 1–5
Better Off Ted: Season 1
Bones: Seasons 1–4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1–7
Dollhouse: Season 1
House, M.D.: Seasons 1–8
Lie to Me: Season 1
The Riches: Seasons 1–2
Roswell: Seasons 1–3
The X-Files: Seasons 1–9
Leaving April 7
Legit: Season 2
Wilfred: Season 4
Leaving April 10
Legit: Season 1
Leaving April 17
American Dad: Season 6
What to watch this weekend
Planning to stay-in this weekend? Check out our movie and TV series recommendations for you to enjoy on Netflix below:
Starring Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr., “Chef” tells the story of a head chef who quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Better Call Saul
Catch up on the past two seasons of Better Call Saul before watching the latest season this Monday, April 10 on AMC! The series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Rhea Seehorn.
That’s it for this week!
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