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Four brilliant Netflix originals to watch over the weekend

Not going out, sorry
This weekend's edition of what to watch, what's new and what everyone's talking about on Netflix...

Feeling a whole weekend at home? Yeah…us too. Sometimes we’re in Met Gala mode for a night out and then on other nights we’re happy to pull a “I can’t go out. *Cough cough* I’m sick.” Sorry, not sorry. 

And right now, Netflix has sooo many brilliant things to going for it. The streaming giant is knocking it out of the park with its Originals – TV and film, we might add. So much so, we won’t be surprised if cinemas slooowly grow out of fashion – or at least they’ll become a vintage novelty in the next few decades. Who knows…

Until then, save your bandwidth for the following Netflix Originals that everyone’s talking about…

Film: Despite Everything

Premise: After their mother’s death, four sisters learn a shocking family secret and embark on an adventure to discover the truth about their genealogy. You’ll love this if you’re into Euro dramas – it’s in Spanish FYI. 

Cast: Blanca Suárez, Macarena García, Amaia Salamanca. 

Verdict: A dramedy with a lot of heart. Our favourite kind. 

Series: Dead To Me

Premise: A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret. 

Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden.

Verdict: It starts off a little slow but has many sharp turns to make it a thriller and enough goofiness to make it a comedy, too. 

Film: The Last Summer

Premise: A group of young people in Chicago come together during the summer before they head off to college. A true coming-of-age concept, right? 

Cast: K.J. Apa, Maia Mitchell, Norman Johnson Jr.

Verdict: A classic rom-com with teenagers as protagonists. Don’t turn away at that though, it’s far more sophisticated than you think. 

Series: Lunatics

Premise: This mockumentary series follows the peculiar lives of six eccentric – and sometimes obscene –misfits who march to their own beat.

Cast: Chris Lilley, Judi Young, Leena Aurora.

Verdict: Well, we didn’t know the Aussies were so funny. Chris Lilley is a super famous comedian down under and we guess now, up and over, too. 

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