Another month, another batch of new Netflix titles to tempt.
If you’re still recovering/getting through last month’s offering of ‘Black Mirror’, November offers some quite different fare. We’ve picked our top six for your delectation, namely...
The Crown (4 Nov)
Netflix has made its biggest ever investment in this lavish drama, and you can see it all on the screen, from every floor-sweeping curtain to highland tweed. This comes with a pedigree cast - Clare Foy and Matt Smith as the young Queen and Duke of Edinburgh - more than matched by crew, with the Award-winning duo of writer Peter Morgan and director Stephen Daldry at the helm. Never mind Downton Abbey, this is the real thing, an intimate behind-the-velvet-curtain glimpse at the intimate dramas of royal life. And possibly the first series of many…
The Ivory Game (4 Nov)
As exec producer, Leonardo DiCaprio has lent his considerable star power to this documentary exploring the sinister heart of ivory trafficking. The film team spent 16 months undercover with operatives, activists and frontline rangers, and even follows poachers in pursuit of the so-called ‘white gold’.
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 (4 Nov)
Remember Garth Algar out of ‘Wayne’s World’? Him with the ironed-straight mullet? Well, the actor and Emmy Award-winning comedian who played him is 60. Yes, really. Well, 61, actually. As he tells us in this outrageously funny stand-up special filmed in Boston.
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life (25 Nov)
Luke’s Diner is open once more for business! This much longed-for return sees Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) reprising their roles. And there is binge-pleasure to be had, with Netflix making all four 90-minute episodes immediately available.
3% (25 Nov)
Fancy something a little… different? How about a post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process?
Beat Bugs (18 Nov)
More songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue, sung by some of the most popular musicians from today, accompanying the adventures of five knockabout kids.