What To Watch This Weekend, According To Netflix

Haven't you heard? Staying in is the new going out...

Binge, sleep, repeat.

There's a certain energy in the air when Friday rolls around, no matter what the season. People start packing up their desks a little earlier than usual, make plans for Saturday morning brunch and scroll through their dating apps looking for dinner dates. 

It can almost feel like it’s mandatory to 'do something' over the weekend.

But we here at Irish Tatler have jumped upon the latest European wellness bandwagon, Niksen - the art of doing nothing - and therefore spend our weekends embracing the full coach potato aesthetic. 

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With the return of Call The Midwife, season 7, a TV show that EVERYONE will be talking about come Monday morning and even a reminder of your childhood thanks to Tall Girl, Netflix has fully supported our plans of doing absolutely nothing. 

Keep scrolling for a complete list of everything new to Netflix this weekend

TOP BOY

Six years after being cancelled by Channel 4, Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Netflix have revived the British drama that centres on a group of drug dealers in Hackney, east London. The new episodes pick up as Dushane (Ashley Walters) returns from exile to his home in London to reclaim his throne in the highly lucrative drug market. He teams up with Sully (Kane Robinson), his spiritual brother, partner and sometime rival who is also returning to the same streets after his own form of exile – prison – comes to an end. Awaiting them both is Jamie (Micheal Ward), the young, hungry and ruthless gang leader whose ambitions leave no place for Dushane and Sully.

UNBELIEVABLE 

Toni Collette and Nurse Jackie's Merritt Wever star in this Netflix original miniseries from Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant. It tells the true story of Marie (Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever), a teenage girl who was charged with lying about being raped, and two female detectives (Collette and Wever) who eventually find out the truth.

call the midwife, season 7

Poplar welcomes Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses face challenging issues, from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke to Huntington’s chorea and unmarried mothers.

TERRACE HOUSE: Tokyo 2019-2020

Essentially Japanese Love Island. The premise is that three boys and three girls move into an impeccably stylish house, but the contestants take their time in coupling up. Everyone is polite and there are no dramas ála Anna and Jordan. Granted, it can be incredibly dull at times but there's something so comforting about it all.

the i-land

This Netflix original miniseries follows 10 people who wake up on a mysterious island with no clue as to who they are, what they're doing there, or how to get home. The trailer for The I-Land features sweeping shots of crystal blue water, swirling trance music, hot girls in bikinis and even a pig on the beach. And much like the fake music festival that never was, things on "the I-Land" aren't what they seem - but pretty soon, this island adventure is somehow even more disastrous than Fyre Festival.

the ranch, part 7

Set in present-day on a Colorado ranch outside Denver, this multi-camera family comedy series stars Ashton Kutcher, Elisha Cuthbert and Sam Elliott. The show follows Colt’s (Kutcher) return home after a brief and failed semi-pro football career to run the family ranching business with his father Beau (Elliott).   In Part 7, Colt struggles to make ends meet and reconcile with his estranged wife Abby (Cuthbert) and daughter while his father adjusts to semi-retirement and the complications of ageing. Meanwhile, Luke (guest star Dax Shepard) returns to Denver seeking forgiveness from the only family he’s got. Created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch was the first comedy series produced by Netflix. Executive produced by Reo, Patterson, Kutcher, Jeff Lowell, Max Searle and Matt Ross.

EVELYN

From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers of The White Helmets and Virguna, EVELYN is the story of how a family survives the unthinkable.  Fourteen years after the suicide of their son and brother, Evelyn, the family decide to walk the length of the UK and try to talk about him - something they had failed to do in over a decade. This poetic feature documentary explores the fabric of grief and the longevity of love. Part quest film, part road-trip, part memoir, EVELYN is an exposition of the taboos of mental health and male emotion, and a tribute to our times.  

TALL GIRL

This Netflix original rom-com follows the tallest girl at her high school (Dance Moms' Ava Michelle) as she falls for a handsome foreign exchange student and begins to overcome her lingering insecurities about her height.

Marianne

Are you ready to be spooked? This French Netflix original series centres on a successful horror author who discovers that the demon from her books exists in the real world.

Hello, Privilege. it's me, chelsea

A feature-length documentary in which Chelsea Handler explores white privilege and how it's benefited her during her career – and to the detriment of others.

The mind, explained

From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover what's happening inside your brain with this illuminating documentary series.

THE CHEF SHOW: VOLUME 2

Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just-food. It’s about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavours, cultures and people. In The Chef Show, actor/director Jon Favreau and award-winning Chef Roy Choi reunite after their critically acclaimed film Chef to embark on a new adventure. The two friends experiment with their favourite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world.

bILL BURR: PAPER TIGER

Stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster, Bill Burr, delivers a scathing review on the state of the world in his new Netflix stand-up comedy special, Bill Burr: Paper Tiger. Filmed in front of a packed house at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, Burr dives into Michelle Obama’s book tour, the problem with male feminists, his hang-ups on taking a bath, and why his personality is affecting his marriage. 

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