There’s no denying that April was a great month for Netflix after we were treated to both Original series’ and seven, yes seven, series of The Great British Bake Off.
But don’t write off May just yet. As well as HOPEFULLY bringing us some decent weather, streaming giant Netflix has got some serious treats in store – including two seasons of Love Island – that I’m pretty sure I’m to get sucked into. So, without further ado, here’s a taste of what’s heading to Netflix this month.
27: Gone Too Soon |May 1
High on my watchlist for this month’s Netflix binge session is pop culture movie, 27: Gone Too Soon. Alongside their huge careers as some of the world’s iconic musicians, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobian and Janis Joplin all have one thing in common – they all died at the age of 27. This documentary looks into the lives of six musicians like never before by exploring what has now been established as the ’27 Club’.
Cold Feet | May 1
What’s life without a little drama, eh? If you need something to seriously binge-watch, three series of ITV’s long-running Cold Feet starring James Nesbitt, Robert Bathurst, Helen Baxendal, Fay Ripley and Hermione Norris will certainly do the trick. After returning to ITV last autumn, Cold Feet follows the lives of three 30-something couples and their lives in Manchester.
Love Island | May 1
Love it or loathe it, ITV’s Love Island is probably one of the most talked about shows that’s heading to Netflix this month – just weeks before the brand new series hits our screens. In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept, this weird and annoyingly addictive show hosted by Caroline Flack is a popular dating show which places singletons in a luxurious villa where they battle it out to get their hands on a cash prize. Some Love Island couples have gone on to get married and have children, others have released singles and competed on Dancing On Ice *cough* Chris and Kem *cough*.
The Rain | May 4
Looking for something a little more hard-hitting? The Rain has already received pretty great reviews from critics, with many dubbing it as one of this years’ most binge-able series. Based on the lives of two young brothers who must survive and battle against a brutal virus that has spread through rainfall and wiped out their entire population.
Bad Neighbours 2 | May 10
With a cast including Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz and Seth Rogan, the second instalment of the Bad Neighbours series is landing on Netflix to inject some comedy into your May. Great if you’re looking for something easy to watch, Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising sees Mac Radner (Rogan) and his pregnant wife Kelly (Byrne) team up with their former nemesis and college student, Teddy Sanders (Efron) to help tackle their new unruly neighbours.
The Social Network | May 18
Despite Facebook going through what can only be described as a rather sticky situation at the moment, The Social Network is still a movie that I never get tired of watching. Capturing Mark Zuckerberg’s and Facebook’s rise to become the world’s biggest social platform, The Social Network unearths the birth of Zuckerberg’s creation that pulled together a collection of genius’s before tearing them apart. And with a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s an absolute must-see.
Ibiza | May 25
I adored Gillian Jacobs in LOVE, so I can’t wait to spend my movie night watching her as she stars alongside Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson in this Netflix Original movie. You can NEVER go wrong with a good rom-com, and Ibiza sounds like a good old duvet movie, best accompanied by a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Plus, by the sounds of it, it’ll make you want to book a holiday to both Barcelona and Ibiza ASAP.