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Netflix picks for May

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Summer is officially here and the weather is glorious. However, you have to be careful how much sunshine you soak up, so here are some of our Netflix picks for when you need a little time in the shade.

Summer is officially here and the weather is glorious. However, you have to be careful how much sunshine you soak up, so here are some of our Netflix picks for when you need a little time in the shade.

 

The Rain

This Danish series is brand new for 2018, and at only eight episodes it’s a perfect candidate for a weekend binge.

The Rain follows two siblings as they emerge from a bunker, six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wiped out almost all humans in Scandinavia, to find all remnants of civilization gone. We follow them as they join a group of young survivors and set out on a danger-filled quest to locate other signs of human life.

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Season 4

Making her first appearance on Netflix back in 2015, Kimmy Schmidt is back this month for a fourth season.

This comedy series follows Kimmy – played by The Office star Ellie Kemper – as she adjusts to life in New York City after spending 15 years held captive by a doomsday cult.

The previous seasons hold a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s unlikely the new episodes will disappoint. For those of you who’ve never seen it before, you’ve got until the end of the month to power through 39 episodes, so you’d better get started.

Cargo

This Australian post-apocalyptic thriller by the producers of 2014’s The Babadook will be just the thing for fans of The Walking Dead looking for something to satisfy their zombie cravings between seasons.

Cargo follows Martin Freeman as a father on a desperate quest to find someone to care for his infant daughter after he is tragically infected by a zombie virus, left with only 48 hours before it sets in.

This is the first feature film for the newly forged writer/director team of Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling. It’s also a feature-length adaptation of their 2013 short film by the same name.

The Durrells

Based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical books about the four years he and his family spent living in Corfu in the 1930s, The Durrells is a fun comedy-drama that adapts their antics into hour-long episodes.

Starring young talent Milo Parker as Gerald, The Durrells follows the family of five’s move from Bournemouth to Greece in an attempt to deal with their financial problems. Expect lots of exotic animals, a fair few romantic mishaps and some intense jealousy over the gorgeous Greek weather.

The Social Network

This award-winning classic from 2010 might warrant a re-watch this year following the recent controversies surrounding Zuckerberg himself.

Directed by David Fincher and starring acclaimed actors Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network gives us all the juicy details surrounding the invention of social media powerhouse Facebook, and the lawsuits that came with it.  

RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 10

Netflix releases a new episode of the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race every Friday, meaning your Saturdays can be spent chilling out with some of America’s current favourite queens. 

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