For the weekend of March 3, Streamline recommends “Seven Seconds” in the top Netflix spot for the second time.
That show is a great crime thriller with larger questions about contemporary race relations in American communities.
What’s New This Week
“Borderliner” joins the list.
This is one of the shakier recommendations for the Netflix list in awhile.
The show is from Norway and originally aired in 2017 with the title “Grenseland.” After Netflix’s success with importing the foreign language shows “Dark” and “Babylon Berlin,” this show seemed like it’d be worth mentioning.
“Borderliner” focuses on a grizzled police inspector who covers up a murder to protect his family. And then, surprise surprise, things go bad. It’s very gory, which could be a pro or con depending on your taste. It also has many scenes in the Norwegian woods, which are beautiful, so that’s some sort of plus. Unless you hate trees.
In any case, this isn’t a recommendation for a must-see show, but “Borderliner” has enough going for it that it’s worth checking out if you like the crime thriller genre.
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News From This Week
Netfilx is giving Hasan Minhaj his own weekly comedy show, which means he will be leaving “The Daily Show.” With this project, Minhaj becomes the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show. Netflix apparently had to outbid Comedy Central for the show and eventually greenlit 32 episodes.
A new series called “Jinn,” a supernatural drama, will be the service’s first Arabic original series.
“Fuller House” showrunner Jeff Franklin was fired for reports of inappropriate behavior. He was apparently verbally abusive in his writers’ room and would talk too openly about his sex life. Franklin had created the original “Full House” and the new Netflix version.
“I’m heartbroken to be leaving Fuller House,” Franklin wrote on his Instagram. “Creating and running Full House and Fuller House has been the greatest joy. I wish the cast, my second family for over 30 years, continued success. I’m so proud of all we accomplished together, and beyond grateful to our loyal fans. Adios Tanneritos!”
In lighter news, a couple of different publications broke down the meticulous art references in the background of “Bojack Horseman” scenes. Fans of the show, and high art, should check that out.
And Vulture did a meticulous examination into the different weathers of Netflix shows, particularly focusing on what is the “coldest Netflix show.” How could you not want to see what that’s about?
Random Netflix Tweet
The Netflix Twitter account is one of those try-hard media brands that likes to make jokes. Streamline will present one a week without comment.
Assorted Netflix Announcements
Steve Martin and Martin Short are going to do a Netflix special together. “Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” and will debut later in 2018.
“Ultimate Beastmaster” got renewed for a Season 3. The show is kind of like “American Ninja Warrior.” It’s hard to say which name is more ridiculous.
Netflix acquired the 2018 Sundance Award-winning movie “Shirkers” by Sandi Tan. The movie had won the Directing Award in World Cinema Documentary.
The role of Ozzy Osbourne was cast for Netflix’s upcoming Mötley Crüe biopic. Actor Tony Cavalero earned that part.
Keanu Reeves may be starring in a vigilante superhero movie for the platform called “Past Midnight.”
Apparently Netflix will add 30 anime shows this year. It’s unclear if a second season of “Neo Yokio” would count.
Netflix ordered an adaptation of the book series “The Last Kids on Earth.” It should premiere in 2019.
There’s a new trailer for the upcoming Ricky Gervais special. In the video, Gervais says he’s “better” than Jesus.
And finally, Billy Eichner revealed that he, too, is getting a Netflix comedy special. This will be his first special.
Streamline includes related reading below the show recommendations, as well as a list of other shows and movies joining the service this week.
Note: This list only includes shows that debuted their most recent episode less than a year ago. Much like the main list, it prioritizes newness.
Season 1 Release: Feb. 23, 2018
Season 1 Release: Jan. 5, 2018
Season 1 Release: Feb. 2, 2018
Season 4 Release: Dec. 29, 2017
Season 3 Release: Jan. 1, 2018
Season 2 Release: Jan. 26, 2018
Season 1 Release: Feb. 16, 2018
Season 1 Release: March 6, 2018
And here are the shows and movies arriving on Netflix through the rest of March:
- “Expedition China”
- “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” (Netflix Original)
- “F The Prom”
- “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “Borderliner” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “For the Love of Benji”
- “Gad Elmaleh: American Dream” (Netflix Original)
- “Bad Guys: Vile City” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “Ladies First” (Netflix Original)
- “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “A.I.C.O. Incarnation” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “Collateral: Limited Series” (Netflix Original)
- “Love” (Season 3, Netflix Original)
- “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” (Episode: Malala Yousafzai, Netflix Original)
- “Nailed It” (Season 1, Netflix Original)
- “The Outsider” (Netflix Original)
- “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” (Season 2, Netflix Original)
- “Septiembre, un Llanto en Silencio”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.