Netflix in November serves up a new slate of movies and TV — but it’s the streaming service’s own original programming that will likely garner most of the attention, and keep Netflix viewers binge-watching as the autumn chill takes hold outdoors. The list is highlighted by the latest Marvel Comics-based Netflix original series, Jessica Jones.
Set in the same fictional version of New York City’s “Hell’s Kitchen” as the debut Netflix Marvel offering, Daredevil, Jessica Jones features a female protagonist played by 33-year-old Krysten Ritter, last seen in the short-lived ABC-TV sitcom, Don’t Trust The B**** In Apartment 23.
While Daredevil distinguished itself from the cartoonish, brightly-lit Marvel movie series with its grim atmosphere and explicit scenes of violence and gore, Marvel’s Jessica Jones promises even grittier fare, complete with R-rated sex scenes as well as the usual high-octane violent action.
“There’s blood, sex, fire, gunshots, broken glass, and one creepy stalkerish poster — it’s all pretty chilling, goose-bump-inducing stuff. And there’s Jones’s final line, which seals the deal,” wrote Vox about the upcoming series.
” ‘God didn’t do this, the devil did. And I’m going to find him,’ she says.”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones hits Netflix just in time to brighten up viewers’ Thanksgiving, on November 20. Marvel Comics fans will also want to catch up on Season 3 of the animated series, Ultimate Spider-Man, arriving on Netflix November 23.
In another highly anticipated Netflix original, premiering November 13, comedians Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, creators and stars of the innovative 1990s HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, reunite 20 years later for a new comedy project, W/Bob and David.
Odenkirk has since become best known for his role as the crooked lawyer Saul Goodman on the AMC series Breaking Bad and its spinoff, Better Call Saul, while Cross was a regular on the cult hit comedy Arrested Development.
In addition to its original series, Netflix has also long relied on imported overseas TV series, often crime thrillers, to satisfy fans cravings to binge watch. November is no exception, as Netflix presents all six episodes of the acclaimed BBC detective thriller River, starring veteran Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård — perhaps best known for his role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — as John River, a police inspector whose investigative genius is impaired only by his tormented mental state as he carries the burden of responsibility for the murder victims whose cases he feels driven to solve.
Netflix closes out the month of November with a fast-paced documentary that film buffs will not want to pass up — Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Stories of Cannon Films.
The film tells the inside, behind-the-scenes tale of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, two Israeli cousins who skyrocketed to the heights of Hollywood power in the 1980s by cranking out dozens of quickly-made, cheap, crowd-pleasing schlock films such as American Ninja, Delta Force, Bloodsport, Breakin’, and many other exploitation flicks that now seem like relics of a fast-and-loose Hollywood that just doesn’t exist anymore.
Here is the complete list of new Netflix movies, TV, and original programs for November, 2015.
- November 1
- The Seven Deadly Sins, season 1
- Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, season 1
- Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines
- Worst Year of My Life, Again, season 1
- Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad, and Me
- The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie
- Pasion de Gavilanes
- November 2
- Last Tango in Halifax, season 3
- November 5
- The Runner
- November 6
- Master of None, season 1
- Care Bears & Cousins, season 1
- November 12
- Anna Karenina
- November 13
- John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
- W/ Bob and David, season 1
- Young & Hungry, season 2
- Atención Atención, season 1
- November 14
- Dior and I
- November 15
- Jessie, season 4
- Continuum, season 4
- Tengo Ganas de Ti
- November 16
- Cristela, season 1
- November 18
- River, series 1
- November 20
- Marvel’s Jessica Jones, season 1
- November 23
- The Red Road, season 2
- Ultimate Spider-Man, season 3
- November 24
- Liv and Maddie, season 2
- November 25
- Switched at Birth, season 4
- Gringolandia, season 3
- November 26
- November 29
- Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Stories of Cannon Films
With an emphasis on original and imported series, there should be enough new material on Netflix in November to keep viewers hunkered down indoors as the fall weather gets chillier and chillier.
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