Netflix and Chill with These 15 Must-watch Originals
04th November, 2020
We went hunting for new content to drag you away from the 50th rerun of your fav shows and films. Here are some Netflix originals releasing this November. Netflix and chill is a way of life. Why else would you be scrolling through this article in the middle of a work day trying to fit in the new releases into your watch list? Don’t worry; we aren’t judging you. We do the same. The quality content that this OTT platform delivers, combined with the craziness that 2020 has been, originals are what keep us floating. To help you get through yet another crazy month, here is a list of all the originals you should be adding to your watch list without fail.
Undercover (November 8)
Season one of Undercover possibly left you to want to scroll down to season two immediately. Sadly, you could not. But the wait is going to end this November with the continuation of the undercover agent Kim’s hunt for an illegal arms dealer. Agent Bob, on the other hand, is on a new operation that is all kinds of dangerous. The continuation of this Belgian-Dutch crime series is going to be a riveting and jaw-grinding experience.
Dash and Lily (November 10)
Netflix is set on building a huge list of holiday specials to keep us engaged all the way through to a hopefully better year. If you are in the mood for a holiday-themed rom-com, you might want to give Dash and Lily a whirl. A cynical Dash and an optimist Lily have been learning more and more about each other with the help of a notebook they keep exchanging. The series is based on the book Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares and promises a lot of entertainment.
The Liberator (November 11)
A lot of entries on this list are adaptations from books. The Liberator is one of them. This animated war drama, based on a non-fiction book by Alex Kershaw’s The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey , is a must-watch. The story is set during the World War II period. It follows officer Felix Sparks of the U.S. Army, who returns to the battlefield after a deadly encounter with the enemy forces.
The Crown (November 15)
The Crown has already managed to win our hearts. The show has been reacquainting the crowd to the events in the lives of our favorite royals. And more importantly, people are in for a treat this season with the introduction of Emma Corrin in the role of Princess Diana Spencer. The season has some intriguing stuff in store and will also be introducing Margaret Thatcher’s character. Be ready to take a walk down the royal happenings during the late ‘80s and ‘90s.
Hillbilly Elegy (November 24)
This one is a heartbreaking drama based on the memoir of J. D. Vance. Ron Howard will be bringing to our screens the adaptation of this family drama, and we implore you all to watch it ASAP. The movie revolves around an Appalachian family and their journey of survival and triumph. With a cast like Glenn Close, Amy Adams, and Haley Bennett, this movie is going to amaze you.
Sugar Rush Christmas (November 27)
Sugar Rush Christmas is one of the well-loved kitchen based, real-life dramas a lot of us love to feast on. Feel the heat of the ticking clock while the bakers try to make it all in time. Sugar Rush returns to the OTT platform this time with a festive theme. This is sure to remind you of the pressure in the kitchen we are all soon going to experience now that the holiday season is around the corner.
Boss Baby – Back in Business (November 17)
Netflix made a very smart move by creating the Boss Baby series. Especially if we consider the movie's success, it really is a no brainer that the series is ready to add season four to it. But, in case you have forgotten, season four of the spinoff series will focus on how the Boss Baby continues to balance his home and work life. The tiny boss will also have to face his foes this season.
Paranormal (November 5)
If you are one of the skeptics who does not believe in the paranormal but enjoy the suspense of these shows, you are in for a treat this November. Paranormal, adapted from an Egyptian horror series, revolves around a hematologist and his disbelief in all things supernatural. Things get all the more interesting when unexplainable things happen around him, and he has to figure out the mystery of the return of a ghost from his past.
The Life Ahead (November 13)
The Life Ahead, directed by Edoardo Ponti, is an adaptation of Romain Gary’s book The Life Before Us. The story surrounds a Holocaust survivor played by the Italian star Sophia Loren. Loren’s character takes a kid, who recently stole from her, under her wing. Madame Rosa, the daycare owner, and Momo, a street kid, form a bond, and a family you did not anticipate is formed.
Minions of Midas (November 13)
Minions of Midas is based on a short story by Jack London. It has all the trimmings of a story that keep you hanging on with your fingers clutched on the edge of your seat. The Spanish crime drama is based on the story of a millionaire publisher who is being blackmailed for his goods. His decision can lead to two possibilities: life or death.
The Princess Switch – Switched Again (November 19)
If you are looking for the perfect way to wrap your week, you might want to take a look at Netflix’s The Princess Switch: Switched Again. Vanessa Hudgens is ready to step back into her Christmas time princess shoes yet again. Only this time, instead of two, she has three pairs to fill in. The thought brings to mind the perfect mixture of trouble, comic timing, romance, and some much needed fictional-life drama.
Voices of Fire (November 20)
Voices of Fire is a docu-series based on finding talented singers to put together the world’s best choir. Why should you watch it, though? For starters, it is executively produced by Pharell Williams and is based on his hometown’s church. The show follows Pharell’s search to find the best voices to join his choir. Don’t forget to watch it because it is the wholesome quality content we need in our lives right now.
Alien Xmas (November 20)
Earth is in danger. The danger is a fleet of aliens on a mission. The mission is to steal Earth's gravity and then everything else. If loosely put, Alien Xmas is a combination of superhero-saves-the-day with a sprinkle of the holiday spirit. Earth's safety and the Xmas spirit now depend on a tiny alien, X. Finding out how alien X saves the day will be an interesting story.
Shawn Mendes – In Wonder (November 23)
Not that you need a reason to keep an eye out for this documentary, but will remind you anyway. Shawn Mendes stars in it. Yes, you already know that, but it still is a key point for the Mendes army. The documentary will be following the star as he embarks on a world tour. It gives fans a seemingly unfiltered look at how he navigates stardom, his professional and personal life. If there will be any singing is yet to be found out.