What's New on Netflix in March 2018?
The season of spring is supposedly meant to start in March, however it would appear that Season 2 has sprung instead as we see the return of many highly-anticipated shows, including Riverdale and Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We've gone to the trouble of picking out the best of a brilliant bunch, meaning you won't have to endlessly scroll through the 'Recently Added' section. Happy watching!
Ryan Reynolds plays the sarcastic almost superhero with a habit of breaking the fourth wall, who is subjected to a human experiment that leaves him with unusual healing powers and a quest with a vengeance. Armed with a morbid sense of humour and a dashing new superhero suit, he will stop at nothing to get revenge on the man who ruined his life, and to win back his girl.
Riverdale: Season 2
Season 2 of the teen drama series will be coming to Netflix on a weekly basis. We know, pretty selfish right? We’ll find out the fate of Fred, after he was shot by a masked gunman in the conclusion of Season 1 – will he survive?
This remake of the chilling original (based on Stephen King’s horror novel) stars Chloe Moretz as the title character, who comes to grasp her gift of Telekinesis. Having spent most of her life as an outcast, she is made to feel different due to her mother’s obsession with sin. As the power to move objects with her mind grows stronger, so does one of her classmate’s vendetta against her. Find out what happens when Carrie is invited, out of sympathy, to the school prom, and is embarrassed in front of the whole school for the final time. The original Carrie will also be making an appearance on Netflix this March, so why not check out both and decide if you’re for the original or the remake?
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 2
Based on the books my Lemony Snicket, we carry on with the adventures of the Baudelaire siblings and the cunning Count Olaf. This series will cover books 5-9 from the series, but will Count Olaf, who is brilliantly played by Neil Patrick-Harris, finally get his hands on the orphan’s fortune?
Disney has got into a habit of remaking their classic cartoons into CGI masterpieces (up for debate). Nothing will ever beat the original, however this 2016 version comes a surprisingly close second. With a stellar cast, including Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera and Idris Elba as the fearsome Shere Khan, go on a visually stunning journey deep in the jungle to catch up with Mowgli and his friends.
This documentary series is focused on a maximum security juvenile detention centre for teenage girls in the USA, following the inmates on their daily lives in imprisonment. A lot of these girls are the same age as some of the students at MK College, making it a real eye-opener to how different people’s lives can be.
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Season 2 kicks off with the return of a character we knew we hadn’t seen the back of. This season see’s Jessica continue to struggle and deal with her demons, and fight for the greater good.
Arguably one of Stephen King’s greatest triumphs, the film adaption of this best-selling novel is one of the creepiest thrillers of all time, full of twists and turns. Don’t let the sweet face of Kathy Bates persuade you that this film will be an easy ride, as she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing the psychotic Annie Wilkes. Famed novelist Paul Sheldon, who writes romance novels featuring a character called Misery, crashes his car whilst driving in a blizzard, and is found and nursed by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. Upon discovering that Annie has no intention of getting a doctor to see him, or in fact ever releasing him from her home, Paul tries to escape - but Annie see's everything, so she makes sure he can’t leave – ever. This scene in the film was ranked #12 in Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments, so make sure you’ve got a pillow at the ready.
With International Women’s Day in March, this Netflix Original documentary comes along at just the right time. Ladies First follows the true story of Deepika Kumari, the woman who grew up in poverty in a small rural town in India, but managed to become the world’s number one female archer at the age of 18. Brought up in a world where she was told "girls are meant to cook, not play sports", she defied the norms and rules of her society to rise to the top. Will she bring a medal home for India? Find out!