7 New Netflix Shows You Can Watch This Weekend
Including teen dramas, terrible tattoos, and one seriously psychedelic dating show.
Congratulations, you made it to Friday! That's no small feat, so you deserve to sit back, relax, and be entertained for the next couple of days. To that end, we've compiled some of the most promising (and weirdest) shows to be added to Netflix recently, including new premieres and seasons that just became streamable. This is quite the varied crop, with the latest season of the most popular show on TV, a reality series about truly heinous tattoos, and an animated series that will take you right back to the Saturday mornings of your childhood. Read on for our latest Netflix recommendations.
Good news for fans of the soapy coastal drama Outer Banks: The show's second season is now streaming on Netflix. Glamour describes it as "Season 1 with the volume turned up" as it carries forward all the plots that made its freshman season so bingeable, including a mysterious death, a missing treasure, and lots of romantic entanglements among OBX's townies and rich tourists.
Tattoos can be a fun and beautiful way to express yourself, but they're also risky, because there are so many ways that they can go wrong. Whether because of some shoddy work on the part of the tattoo artist or simply a poor decision on the part of the person being tattooed, bad tattoos do happen. But they can, in the hands of the artists on this Netflix reality show, be fixed. That's the concept of Tattoo Redo, a show about people having their regrettable ink turned into something far less embarrassing.
The CW's football drama All American is based on the early life of real NFL star Spencer Paysinger, who grew up in South Central but was recruited to play for a wealthy Beverly Hills high school. In the grand tradition of shows like Friday Night Lights, All American uses football as a backdrop to explore social issues and class divides, plus it includes a whole lot of teen drama, for good measure. The third season just landed on Netflix.
Fans were not happy when Syfy decided to cancel the supernatural western Wynonna Earp, but the show went out on a high note, and you can now relive that fourth and final season on Netflix. Based on a graphic novel, the series follows a descendant of Wyatt Earp as she dodges a family curse and protects the town of Purgatory from the various demons and dead things attempting to get in.
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The Walking Dead
The penultimate season of AMC's zombie apocalypse juggernaut is now available to stream on Netflix. Lauren Cohan's Maggie is back in, and Danai Gurira's Michonne is out this season, which focuses on formerly feuding groups of survivors preparing to stand together against The Whisperers.
Masters of the Universe: Revelation
A classic '80s animated series gets a facelift with Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Clerks and Mallrats director Kevin Smith created the show, which actually picks right where 1983's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe left off. It's almost like those 35 years never happened!
Looking for something truly bizarre to occupy your weekend? Netflix's latest dating show will likely make you feel like you're under the influence of more than just coffee. Sexy Beasts, an American version of the original British series, obscures two singles with astounding (yet creepy) makeup and prosthetics before sending them out on a blind date. That way, or so it's supposed to go, they'll be able to concentrate on whether they have a connection instead of focusing on each other's looks. All you'll be able to concentrate on, however, is that they resemble something out of your own fever dreams.