By Yue Lynn
August has just ended, which means we have a new month of fantastic goodies to watch and binge on Netflix. Fortunately, Netflix certainly doesn’t disappoint as September literally starts out high with the Season 3 premiere of Narcos, alongside the upcoming and much-anticipated Star Trek series that stars our very own Michelle Yeoh!
Narcos: Season 3 (1 September 2017)
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Damian Alcazar, Alberto Ammann, Francisco Denis, Pêpê Rapazote, Matias Varela, Kerry Bishé
One of Netflix’s biggest hits is back for the third season. In the aftermath of Pablo Escobar’s death, things are heating up between Cali Cartel and the DEA. And a little bird told me that this season will be once again packed with action and violent sequences.
FINAL FANTASY XIV Dad of Light (1 September 2017)
Cast: Yudai Chiba, Ren Osugi, Fumika Baba
Based on a true story, this is a live-action dramedy series that features “a father and son rekindling their bond through the online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV.” While this is clearly an attempt at expanding the Final Fantasy universe beyond the video games medium, the premise is definitely intriguing enough to give it a shot.
#realityhigh (8 September 2017)
Cast: Nesta Marlee Cooper, Kate Walsh, John Michael Higgins
When nerdy high schooler Dani finally attracts the interest of her longtime crush, she lands in the crosshairs of his ex, a social media celebrity.
#realityhigh is a comedy movie with a #basic plot that combines #socialmedia with #highschool to create the ultimate stereotypical teen dramedy you either hate to love or love to hate. Story-wise, it’s about a nerdy outcast who finally caught the attention of her crush via social media and her crush’s socialite ex. Trouble expectedly ensues: #FirstWorldProblems.
BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (8 September 2017)
Cast: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins
In an alternative universe, we follow Bojack Horseman, a washed-up star of an old sitcom Horsin’ Around 20 years later. This satire on Hollywood (the ‘D’ is silent) is filled with drugs, celebrity culture, mental health and generally talks about the entertainment.
Already into their 4th season, there’re still brutal moments of pure sadness and stays reliably consistent. Being able to still portray hope in such a beautiful way, we can’t help but keep on watching.
The Expanse: Season 2 (8 September 2017)
Cast: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams, Florence FAivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo
A gritty science fiction yarn about humanity’s ability to colonize the solar system, yet still time to have conspiracies that threaten our survival. The show follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala, police detective Josephus Miller and ship’s office Jim Holden and his crew as they unravel the sinister plot to our extinction.
Season 2 has the same stunning production value as the first, with Syfy’s ability to actually show character growth in its TV programs makes this a worth watch for anyone old enough to watch.
Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster (12 September 2017)
Cast: Jeff Dunham
Famed ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his demented yet loveable dummies to life in Ireland. Be prepared for a comedy skit filled with family jokes and a lot of politics.
First They Killed My Father (15 September 2017)
Cast: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata
Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is a historical thriller film adaptation of Loung Ung survivor’s memoir of the same name. This wartime tale revolves around a 5-year-old girl’s quest for survival in the midst of Khmer Rouge’s deadly reign in Cambodia.
Jerry Before Seinfeld (19 September 2017)
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry is going back to his roots as he returns to the comedy club that started it all. Iconic Seinfeld jokes and some retrospective thoughts of his career, this is perfect to leave on in the background while doing some work. Unless of course you’re a massive Seinfeld fan, then good luck getting work done.
Star Trek: Discovery (25 September 2017)
Cast: Sonequa Martin-Green,Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Sam Vartholomeos, James Frain, Doug Jones, Michelle Yeoh
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s a Star Trek series with Michelle Yeoh as a ship (Shenzhou) captain in it. Enough Said. Go watch and support it when it comes out!
Gerald’s Game (29 September 2017)
Cast: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel
This is a movie adaptation of Stephen King’s book (published back in 1992) of the same name and it tells the tale of “sh*t happens when a wife is left cuffed to the bed after a kinky session while the husband turns up dead”. So suspenseful, much horror.