Netflix August 2017

By Kevin Moran

It may be the height of summer but Netflix users may want to shut the blinds and binge on two exciting TV shows set for release in August. Below we’ve chosen the top three TV, film and documentary releases for the month – ideal before our late starts playing live roulette every night!

TV HIGHLIGHTS

The Mist


After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity. If you enjoyed the Stephen King novel or film adaptation, this is for you.

Marvel’s The Defenders


Following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City.

Atypical


Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend, a journey that sets Sam’s mom on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence.

FILM HIGHLIGHTS

Death Note (Netflix original)


In Seattle, a young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

The Beach
Twenty-something Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo


At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

World War II in Colour
An epic 13-episode series recounting the major events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell.

Icarus
When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller involving dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic Gold-exposing the biggest scandal in sports history.