There hasn’t really been a better time in the history of streaming to sit back and chill.
From documentaries to originals, stand-up specials, and a karaoke contest, Netflix Canada is making it pretty enticing to glue yourself to the tube this weekend.
So toss on some comfy pants and sink into the couch for a weekend of Netflix and chill. Hope for some rain so you don’t feel too bad about it come Sunday night.
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Here are a few new releases worth checking out on the streaming giant this weekend.
In an explosive Midwestern Gothic tale spanning two decades, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and everything he loves. Based on Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning novel.
The Social Dilemma
As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.
Hope Frozen: A Quest to Live Twice
A two-year-old girl from Bangkok nicknamed “Einz” became the youngest person in the world to undergo cryo-preservation. After her death from brain cancer, her family stores her remains in an American lab.
Challenger: The Final Flight
Four-part docuseries on the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, unpacking an indelible moment for a generation of Americans.
Hosted by Tituss Burgess, this eight-episode series is a karaoke lover’s dream. In each themed episode, six contestants belt out the biggest hits from that genre while being judged by a vocal analyzer comparing their vocal performance to the original artist’s.
In the aftermath of her husband’s death, a woman unexpectedly finds a new source of energy and a lust for life – as she becomes a professional eulogist to the surprise of her family and friends.
This dramatic prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest follows the character Nurse Ratched.
American Barbecue Showdown
American Barbecue Showdown is an eight-episode food competition series that follows the country’s best backyard smokers and competitive barbecuers as they compete for the title of American Barbecue Champion.
An unusual friendship develops between a filmmaker and an octopus living in a South African kelp forest that shares the mysteries of its world.
Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives. Co-produced by Reese Witherspoon and Molly Sims.
Go inside La Línea, the Spanish beach town turned into Europe’s drug trafficking hub, and meet the law enforcement officials determined to change that.
Two years after defeating a satanic cult led by his babysitter, Bee, Cole’s trying to forget his past and focus on surviving high school. But when old enemies unexpectedly return, Cole will once again have to outsmart the forces of evil.
Katherine Ryan stars as a single mom who’s weighing whether to have a child with her nemesis: her daughter’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?
The critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue.
A working mom discovers she has superhero powers, suppressed by years of medication, and joins forces with two others like her to better the world.
To save her small law firm, earnest lawyer Susan (Rachael Leigh Cook) takes a high-paying case from Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), a charming new client who wants to sue a dating website that guarantees love. But as the case heats up, so do Susan and Nick’s feelings for each other.
An incendiary hate-crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
As she embarks on a treacherous mission to Mars commanding an international crew, Emma Green must leave her husband and teen daughter behind.
Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Rising Phoenix tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games. From the rubble of World War II to the third biggest sporting event on the planet, the Paralympics sparked a global movement that continues to change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity, and human potential.
Million Dollar Beach House
In the swanky, exclusive Hamptons in New York, the driven real estate agents of Nest Seekers chase multimillion-dollar deals.
A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.
A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around.
Hey, good luck with that.
Actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian Rob Schneider’s first Netflix original comedy special, Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids, gives viewers a look at his family and personal life through hilarious anecdotes.
This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing.
A teenage boy must babysit a trio of alien superhero babies, who escaped from their daycare, until their dad can get to Earth.
Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, Emmy Award-nominated Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay is back with her first hour-long Netflix original comedy special. Filmed at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Sam Jay delivers a witty, candid, and raw brand of comedy that earned her recognition as a standout comic.
This docuseries profiles five of the world’s most wanted criminals who have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations.