If you’re planning ways to take refuge from the ongoing political commentary then you’re in luck. May is going to be an awesome month for Netflix – there’s a bunch of favourites coming back with news seasons, and some hot new material for Maltese viewers to binge on.
Here’s what you need to look out for this month.
1. Sense8 – Season Two
Scoring super high on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes – this Netflix original has continued to buttress the overwhelming evidence that Sci-Fi is a truly loved genre. The show’s second season became available last night, so if you’re looking for a show that’s packed with “transcendental action-adventure drama with romantic undertones” – make sure you tune in.
2. Master of None – Season Two
Aziz Ansari stars, writes, and directs Master of None – a comedy series that follows the life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has serious decision-making issues. This show has received tonnes of rave reviews and has been categorically deemed ‘hilarious’. The second season airs on May 12th.
3. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season Three
This series revolves around Kimmy Schmidt – a young woman who is rescued from a cult after 15 years, and moves to New York to start her life over. If you’re a fan of Tina Fey’s hilarious writing, or Ellie Kemper’s quirky screen presence, then you should be tuning in for the third season premiere on May 19th.
4. House of Cards – Season Five
Okay, some people might argue that the last thing they want to watch right now is a show about rampant political scandal and dark, devious Machiavellian characters. For the rest of us – the universe has finally answered our prayers. This genius show is back on our devices for its fifth season on May 30th.
BONUS: New Release – The Keepers – Docu-series
If you’re a true-crime drama fan and you’re just about over your Making a Murderer withdrawal symptoms, then tune in to this new show on May 19th. It’s a seven-art documentary about the unsolved murder of a nun – Sister Cathy Cesnik – in Baltimore. If you also loved Spotlight, the academy-ward winning movie about the journalists from Boston who uncovered tonnes of child abuse allegations connected with the Catholic church – then there just might be something of that in this for you as well.