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28th Apr 2017

Some great new titles have been added to Netflix just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend

You won't be short of something to watch

Conor Heneghan

You won’t be short of something to watch.

The weather for the Bank Holiday probably won’t be great, so the next few days do lend themselves to lazily plonking yourself on the couch for some quality time with the TV.

Netflix announced a whole host of brand new titles – including the return of House of Cards for a fifth season – that will be arriving in May a week or so ago, but for those who simply can’t wait that long, they’ve thrown in some brand new material just in time for the weekend.

Looking for something new to watch? Give one of these a look.

Casting JonBenét

A sly and stylised exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey.

After 20 years of media speculation and public hysteria that cast JonBenét’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, as the prime suspects in the murder of their child, Casting JonBenét presents audiences with a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that examines the legacy of this tiny starlet.

Dear White People

Set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface, Dear White People is a hilarious send-up of “post-racial” America.

The satirical series – which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of colour as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and sometimes misguided activism in the millennial age.

Las Chicas del Cable (Cable Girls)

This Spanish series is set in Madrid during 1928. The national telephone company opens its headquarters in the city centre and hundreds of girls queue up to get a job as a “cable girl” in the only place that represents progress and modernity for women at the time.

Four girls, coming from very different backgrounds, will start work as operators and from that day on, jealousy, envy and betrayal will get mixed up with the hunger for success, friendship and love.

Before I Wake

In this intense and heart-pounding supernatural thriller, Jessie (Kate Bosworth) and Mark (Thomas Jane) decide to take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep.

At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps.

In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors. To save their new family, Jessie and Mark embark on a dangerous hunt to uncover the truth behind Cody’s nightmares.

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Rodney King

In a potent solo show, Roger Guenveur Smith retraces the charged sequence of events between the police beating of Rodney King and the deadly LA riots.

Small Crimes

After serving time for the attempted murder of a District Attorney, disgraced former cop Joe Denton returns home looking for redemption. An embarrassment to his parents and abandoned by his ex-wife, it seems as if things can’t get much worse.

But then Joe finds himself trapped in the mess he left behind—in the cross fire between a crooked sheriff, the vengeful DA, and a mafia kingpin who knows too much.

The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared

On his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson left his retirement home and set off on an unexpected journey. His adventure continues in this comic sequel.