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Coming To Netflix This May

Nearing almost two months into the quarantine, how’s everyone feeling? If your answer is doing well but feeling drained, don’t worry; that’s a normal response. You can only distract yourself with so much Netflix before the weight of the pandemic starts to hurt your shoulders. While Tiger King was a decent distraction, it’ll be hard for Netflix to top that in May.

Well, we’re actually getting quite the haul this month, probably in response to the pandemic and the height of streaming services’ popularity. This month, we’ll see a new docuseries, another Adam Sandler-produced comedy and an original comedy show with a familiar face. Hopefully, these new titles will keep us going until June. Just hang in there and try to make the best out of a difficult situation.

 

All Day And A Night

May 1

Sometimes, without even trying, we end up like the people we swore to never be like. That’s something up-and-coming rapper Jahkor had to learn the hard way. After committing a homicide, he lands himself in prison right next to his father whom he worked towards never becoming. All Day and a Night dives into the young man’s self-discovery, trying to understand what events led him to this moment and what he should have done to be a better man. 

He hopes that understanding his own mistakes will help his newborn baby break the cycle his family seems to be stuck in. What will he learn on his journey?

 

Trial By Media

May 11

Who doesn’t love a good courtroom drama? These are so entertaining; they’ve basically become their own genre. The upcoming Trial By Media dives into some of the most dramatic and memorable trials of recent years. This docuseries explores how the media have contributed to reshaping public perception about guilt or innocence before, during or after a trial. Though only six parts, you’ll be surprised what kind of influence the news can really have on the justice system.

Some of the courtroom dramas that will be explored in this series will be the Jenny Jones made-for-Court TV murder trials, Rod Blagojevich’s political fall and even the case of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant who was shot 41 times by police in New York City. Could this be the new Tiger King? Guess we’ll soon find out.

 

The Wrong Missy

May 13

Have you ever fallen in love with the perfect woman, invited her to your company retreat; only to send the invite to the wrong person? Probably not, but this is apparently how Adam Sandler thinks life works. Starring David Spade, he meets his perfect woman in the form of Molly Sims and thinks he’s finally got it good. However, when a blind date remerges out of the blue, he learns too late that he is texting the wrong woman with the same name.

What happens next? Hijinks of course! What else would you expect from an Adam Sandler produced film. After the mediocre response to Murder Mystery, it’s possible that Happy Madison original Netflix films are on an upswing. Got to be better than The Ridiculous Six.

 

The Big Flower Fight

May 18

Netflix is bringing a whole new meaning to the term “Flower Power!” Teams of florists will be going head-to-head for the ultimate prize: a chance to display their own sculpture at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The florists will be tested on their skills in floral art, plant types and all-around flair. Hosted by Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou, the competition will be fierce and pulse-pounding. Who will be come out on top of The Big Flower Fight?

 

Sweet Magnolias

May 19

Who says that friendship isn’t forever? Based on the books of the same name, this series dives into the lives of three South Carolina women who have been friends since childhood who try to help each other through the complexities of adulthood. Whether it’s the obstacle of love, family or careers, they always have each other to lean on in a tough situation.

Interestingly enough, this will be the first major role for Jaime Lynn Spears who’s been absent from the acting world since her starring role in the popular Nickelodeon TV series Zoey 101 from 2005 to 2008. 

 

Space Force 

May 29

That’s right, Steve Carell is once again teaming up The Office creator Greg Daniels again to officially return to the workplace comedy genre! In this screwy comedy, Carell plays as a general who is tasked with a team of other color characters to create a new branch of the US Military, The United States Space Force. What exactly is the Space Force? Well, they’ll let you know when they figure it out.

The idea behind this show actually stems from a Donald Trump joked from 2018 establish a military ‘Space Force.’ This quote was allegedly prompted by the fears that space will be militarised in the future… because that’s the dumbest recent thing Donald Trump has said. The series will also star acclaimed actor John Malkovich and Ben Schwartz, who recently voiced Sonic The Hedgehog earlier this year.

 

Also coming to Netflix

May 1

Almost Happy

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Go! Go! Cory Carson: The Chrissy

The Half Of It

Hollywood  

Into the Night

Medici: The Magnificent: Part 2

Mrs. Serial Killer 

Reckoning: Season 1 

3 Ninjas: Kick Back 

Back to the Future 

Back to the Future Part II 

Bad Boys 

Balto 

Barely Lethal 

Cracked Up, The Darrell Hammond Story 

Dante’s Peak 

Das Boot: Director’s Cut 

Deadpool 2 

Fifty Shades Freed 

Gravity 

Happy Feet 

I Am Devine 

Masha and the Bear: season 4 

Non-Stop 

Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie 

Rambo 

The Cold Light Of Day 

The Devil’s Own 

The Interpreter 

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 

Thoroughbreds 

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newar 

Tremors 

Turbo 

Underworld: Awakening 

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Warrior

 

May 5 

Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

 

May 6

The Adjustment Bureau 

Love Actually 

Scent of a Woman 

Ali G Indahouse 

The Big Lebowski 

Captains Courageous 

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant 

Scent of a Woman 

Smokin’ Aces

 

May 7 

Iron Man 3 

Scissor Seven: Season 2

 

May 8

18 regali 

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt 

Dead to Me: Season 2 

The Eddy 

The Hollow: Season 2 

Valeria 

 

May 10

Gold

 

May 11 

Bordertown: Season 3

Have a Good Trip: Adventures of Psychedelics 

 

May 12 

True: Terrific Tales — Netflix Family  

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend

 

May 13 

The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3 

 

May 14 

Knightfall: Season 2

 

May 15 

Chichipatos

I Love You, Stupid 

Inhuman Resources 

Magic for Humans: Season 3 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: season 5 

White Lines 

 

May 16 

La reina de indias y el conquistador

This is the End 

 

May 17

Pacific Rim: Uprising

 

May 19 

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

Shrek 

 

May 20

Ben Platt Live From Radio City Music Hall

Rebelion de los Godinez

 

May 22 

The 100: Season 7 

Control Z 

History 101 

The Lovebirds 

Selling Sunset: Season 2 

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2

 

May 23 

Dynasty: Season 3 

 

May 24

Heartland: Season 13 

 

May 25

Ne Zha May 26th Hannah Gadsby: Douglas 

 

May 27

I’m No Longer Here 

 

May 28 

Animal Kingdom: season 4 

Dorohedoro

La corazonada

 

May 29 

Somebody Feed Phil: season 3

 

May 31

High Strung Free Dance

 

 

 

By Kory Glover