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06th Jul 2019

4 new things on Netflix worth checking out this weekend

Keeley Ryan

Pass the popcorn.

Looking for something to watch to distract you from the latest Love Island drama?

Or are you just simply looking to find out more about the latest movies and TV series to land on Netflix?

Thankfully, Netflix have come to the rescue with a number of binge-worthy TV series’ and movies being added just in time for the weekend.

So, really, great news if you’re planning on staying in this weekend and are looking for something new to watch. 

Here are 4 new additions to Netflix to check out this weekend. 

The Last Czars

When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.

Stranger Things 3

From rabid rats and Soviet espionage to New Coke and a brand-new mall, it’s the summer of 1985 in Hawkins … and big changes are afoot.

The Hunger Games 

The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of Panem, where a boy and a girl from each of the nation’s 12 Districts are chosen annually as “tributes” and forced to compete in The Hunger Games, an elaborate televised fight to the death.

Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place, and with her district’s male tribute, Peeta Mellark, travels to the Capitol to train and compete in the games.

Catching Fire, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2 – are all also available on the streaming service. 

Designated Survivor: 60 days

Designated Survivor: 60 Days follows the main storyline of the original format, but has been adapted to feature more of the Korean reality.

It is a story of a politician, who suddenly ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet who is ahead of him in terms of the presidential succession.

Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who struggles to fit in politics. Park is the acting president for 60 days, and during this period, albeit inexperienced and unwilling, he tries to uncover the truth behind the attack.

If you’re looking for more information on what has landed on Netflix over the last few weeks, just keep reading.

Fans of true crime documentaries have been going crazy for Exhibit A, the four-episode docuseries which examines how innocent people have been convicted with dubious forensic techniques and tools, like touch DNA and cadaver dogs.

Each episode examines a new case and a new kind of supposedly ironclad form of evidence.

Or if you’re after a bit more of a lighter watch, just a friendly reminder that all six season of Glee have officially landed on Netflix.

And if you’re looking for a full list of everything that’s going to be coming to Netflix over the next few weeks, you can find that here.