December 2, 2023

New anime, yet one more Korean drama, and a horror collection that critics are dropping their minds over (in a great way) are simply among the Netflix releases that’ll be obtainable to stream over the following a number of days as we head into the second week of October. Admittedly, it is a fairly gentle stretch so far as home-run releases go from the streaming large — however, happily, there are a minimum of a couple of gems right here and there value including to your watch lists over the following a number of days.

We’ll cowl all of it under in our newest week-ahead snapshot as a part of our ongoing protection of the service that’s supposed that will help you work out what to observe subsequent.

5 new Netflix releases so as to add to your watch record

The Netflix releases you’ll discover under are in no explicit order, and we’ll kick issues off with a top-rated new collection from Mike Flanagan that’s mainly Succession-meets-Edgar-Allan-Poe.

Carla Gugino as Verna in episode 102 of “The Fall of the Home of Usher.” Picture supply: Eike Schroter/Netflix

The Fall of the Home of Usher (Oct. 12)

Flanagan’s new 8-episode The Fall of the Home of Usher is a contemporary adaptation of Poe’s creepy, Gothic brief story of the identical title that was revealed in 1839. Furthermore, to hammer dwelling the Poe connection, every episode of this Netflix collection can be named after both a Poe brief story or poem from him — like, for instance, the primary and final episodes, which have reportedly been titled A Midnight Dreary and The Raven, respectively.

As for what it’s about, this “bat-s**t loopy” (forged member Carla Gugino’s phrases, not mine) horror drama during which corrupt pharmaceutical CEO Roderick Usher (performed by Bruce Greenwood) should resist his shady previous when his kids begin dying in all types of unusual and grotesque methods.

The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix
Mark Hamill as Arthur Pym in episode 106 of “The Fall of the Home of Usher.” Picture supply: Eike Schroter/Netflix

In the meantime, Roderick and Madeline Usher are ruthless siblings who’ve constructed Fortunato Prescription drugs into an empire of wealth and energy. All of it begins falling aside, nevertheless, when a mysterious girl from their youth begins killing off the heirs to the Usher fortune one after the other.

“Even when it takes on a slasher-like predictability by pushing characters towards ingenious kills, one after the other, Usher additionally grows darker and extra somber because it progresses and reckons with the real-world offenses mirrored within the Usher story,” raved a TV Information critic on Rotten Tomatoes, the place the present at present has a near-perfect 95% rating from skilled reviewers.

For these holding rating, that rating makes Flagan’s new collection the best-reviewed of all of his earlier exhibits obtainable on the streamer, which embrace:

Truthful Play (now streaming)

Despite the fact that Chloe Domont has directed among the most slick and addictive TV lately, together with episodes of exhibits like Ballers and Billions, however she’s solely simply now gotten round to creating her characteristic movie directorial debut — and it’s streaming on Netflix as of at this time.

Fair Play on Netflix
Alden Ehrenreich as Luke and Phoebe Dynevor as Emily in “Truthful Play.” Picture supply: Sergej Radovic/Netflix

Truthful Play is a office drama starring Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and Han Solo actor Alden Ehrenreich as a newly engaged couple working at a cutthroat hedge fund. They play an bold energy couple in a relationship thriller during which sexual politics are entrance and heart.

The couple on the coronary heart of Truthful Play, Emily and Luke, are two monetary analysts in a relationship that’s forbidden by the employer they each work for. When one in every of them will get a promotion, it pushes their relationship to the brink. Total, it makes for an attractive, tense thriller with an important ensemble forged that’s already wowing each critics and followers (it’s bought an 87% critics’ rating and a 72% viewers rating on Rotten Tomatoes in the mean time).

Sturdy Lady Nam-soon (now streaming)

Strong Girl Nam-Soon on NetflixPicture supply: Netflix

As for among the different greatest and greatest Netflix releases hitting the streamer over the approaching days, Korean content material is one in every of Netflix’s greatest development drivers — a lot in order that earlier this yr, the corporate stated it deliberate to spend $2.5 billion over the following 4 years in South Korea to pay for every part from new Ok-dramas to Korean actuality exhibits.

Week by week, we’re seeing new byproducts of that dedication to the nation. This weekend, for instance, sees the discharge of a recent Korean comedy collection: The 16-episode Sturdy Lady Nam-Quickly, a unusual dramedy a few younger girl with superhuman power who goes again dwelling to Korea to search out her beginning household. There, she will get caught up in a drug case that places her talents to the take a look at.

Put Sturdy Lady Nam-Quickly in your watch record if you happen to’re a fan of Netflix’s ever-expanding slate of Korean content material, and likewise try our complete information of one of the best Korean titles on Netflix proper now.

Good Night time World (Oct. 12)

So far as Netflix anime releases go, this has been one thing of a busy interval for the streamer, which simply days in the past hosted its first DROP 01 style animation showcase that includes trailers, teasers, and bulletins for a number of upcoming collection. Along with getting sneak peeks of upcoming titles like Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (which I completely can’t await), we additionally discovered that animated collection primarily based on Satan Could Cry and Tomb Raider are within the works.

Good Night World on NetflixPicture supply: Netflix

In the meantime, this coming week will see the debut of Netflix’s anime adaptation of the hit manga Good Night time World.

It’s described as follows: “A shut-in older brother. A high-achieving youthful brother. A father who just isn’t revered by his personal kids. A mom who neglects her personal family. This can be a damaged household, and none of its members know that they’re all gamers in an internet sport.”

Extra particularly, the 4 depressing members of this dysfunctional family doesn’t notice that they’ve shaped a contented household unit with one another in an immersive VR sport.

Huge Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul (Oct. 11)

Final however not least, Netflix isn’t slowing down one bit on the brand new documentary and docuseries entrance, with its newest title alongside these traces approaching Oct. 11 and promising an in-depth take a look at the e-cigarette maker Juul.

Big Vape on NetflixPicture supply: Netflix

Based mostly on the e-book Huge Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul by Time journal well being correspondent Jamie Ducharme, Netflix’s Huge Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul is a 4-part collection that tells the story of the vaping gadget that grew to become a family title, the unique mother or father firm of which was as soon as value $28 billion. It had all of the makings of a blazing company success story, till folks began waking as much as the cautionary story inherent in Juul’s success.

“On this docuseries,” Netflix explains, “a scrappy digital cigarette startup turns into a multibillion-dollar firm till an epidemic causes its success to go up in smoke.”

In February 2020, 39 US states introduced that they have been investing within the advertising and sale of Juul’s vaping merchandise, investigations that particularly zeroed in on whether or not Juul focused younger folks in its efforts and whether or not it made deceptive claims about nicotine in its merchandise.