Every month, Netflix brings us a whole new batch of great TV shows and movies to watch. March, is proving to be no different. I personally don’t have that much time to watch TV, but if I did, I could easily find hours and hours of entertainment on Netflix. Keep reading for a review of the shows coming to you starting next week – March 1.
21 Thunder – Season 1
Streaming March 1: In the cutthroat world of pro soccer, a club lives and dies by the stars on its under-21 team. They are the future and lifeblood of any franchise, but most will never make it. 21 Thunder is the story of the Montreal Thunder U21 team, following the team’s star players on and off the field. A story of love, crime, race, sex and athletic glory, at its core the series is about how a group of players and coaches unite as a family in the whirlwind of life, one step away from the pros.
B: The Beginning: Season 1
Streaming March 2: Scientists have created a new human species with the goal of universal peace. However, when the project’s end was close at hand, they were all kidnapped in a plot by an evil organization. This original series is set in the nearby future, making it one of those kinds of shows that might hit too close to home. It’s anime, after all, so maybe nothing to worry about it.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
Streaming March 4: According to Joel McHale, this show is basically the same thing as The Soup. So why bring it back? Honestly, networks are having a hard time finding audiences to tune into their content. But Netflix isn’t really a network, so I’m not exactly sure why they’re bringing it back. That said, I am happy to see Joel McHale returning to the small screen, so I will take what I can get.
Borderline: Season 1
Streaming March 6: Borderline, a comedy set in the border control department of a fictional Northend Airport, shows that mockumentaries remain very funny when done well. Borderline owes a lot to The Office. The ensemble cast of border agents and baggage handlers contains a put-upon boss, a few grotesques for laughs and a couple of everyman/women for the eye-rolling reaction shots. Everyone hates their job – which is what makes this show hilarious.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 2
Streaming March 8: After a stellar first season (and an appearance in the so-so Defenders crossover series), Marvel’s Netflix series Jessica Jones is set to return for a second season. The show’s brand new trailer digs into Jessica’s traumatic past while offering a glimpse into her anger-fueled future. Jessica Jones might be one of my favorite series, ever, so guess where I will be on March 8?
Love: Season 3
Streaming March 9: Judd Apatow’s Love has always been about the impossibility of love and happy endings, so it’s going to be very interesting to see how it wraps things up in season 3, which will be the show’s last season. “I wanna do this right, I wanna be in a real, adult relationship,” Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) says in the trailer, which appears to see Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey faring pretty well, kissing, dancing and generally not smashing ornaments like last season. The final season will also give closure on Bertie’s story, the Australian having been pretty unlucky in love so far, forced to settle for Randy’s bullshit.
Streaming March 16:
This new Benji is a modern retelling of that classic story, as it revolves around an orphaned dog who is found and rescued by two New Orleans school kids who strike up a friendship with the lovable pup. When the kids end up being kidnapped, it’s up to Benji to save the day. If you love sappy dog stories, you already know this Benji reboot is for you. Moreover, one of the leads is played by Darby Camp, who broke out as the daughter of Reese Witherspoon’s character in the HBO series Big Little Lies.
The Standups: Season 2
Streaming March 20: Netflix has another batch of half-hour stand-up specials in the works. The Standups will return to the streaming network sometime next year, and today the lineup for season 2 was announced: Gina Yashere, Rachel Feinstein, Kyle Kinane, Aparna Nancherla, Joe List, and Brent Morin. This trailer is from Season 1, however, it does showcase the level of comedy that you can expect in Season 2.
Game Over, Man!
Streaming March 23: Game Over, Man! is an action comedy that is brought to you by the creators of Workaholics. Which isn’t a surprise considering it stars Adam Devine and Anders Holm. They, along with Blake Anderson star as three waiters who spring into action when the building they work in gets taken hostage. But as revealed in this trailer, they’re mostly spurred to act because the terrorists have pop star Shaggy as one of their hostages. What will they do? Tune into Netflix on March 23 to find out.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2
Streaming March 30: Based on the book series by Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket, “A Series of Unfortunate Events” follows three orphans who are forced to live with their evil guardian Olaf after their parents’ deaths. The first season of the show premiered on Jan. 13, 2017 with eight episodes, and the second season will add another 10 episodes to the series. The new season will focus on adapting books five through nine of the novels: “The Austere Academy,” “The Ersatz Elevator,” “The Vile Village,” “The Hostile Hospital” and “The Carnivorous Carnival.”