After an eventful day at the beach there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch for a lazy night of Netflix binge-watching. This July, the network is serving up lots of laughs and taking a more serious note with a drama starring Jason Bateman and an award-winning documentary.
Laugh Out Loud: The Standups, Comedy Specials and Friends from College
To begin, a series called The Standups airs just in time for fireworks aiming to give some lesser-known names exposure. Some of the people featured in the seven-episode season are comedians Deon Cole, Nikki Glaser and Beth Stelling. Drops July 4
A couple of popular comedians also have their own standup specials premiering on the streaming service this month. Ari Shaffir’s will air first with two of his specials being released on the same day. He starts by exploring the topic of children and ends with musings about adulthood. Both drop July 18
An award-winning Joe Mande special also rounds up the standup for the month. Drops July 25
Friends from College is the much-anticipated Netflix original sitcom about a group of friends who graduated Harvard together and suddenly reunite in their mid-40s, as they’re navigating mid-life crises. Drops July 14
True Life: Chasing Coral
Netflix acquired Chasing Coral, the award-winning documentary at Sundance. It focuses on the threat of global warning, specifically as it affects coral reefs. Jeff Orlowski, the director of the film, produced a similar documentary in 2012 called Chasing Ice.
Movie Night: To The Bone
The network’s big movie release this month is To The Bone starring Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves. It focuses on a young girl’s battle with anorexia and is inspired by the real life experiences of writer-director Marti Noxon. She’s the TV producer behind popular shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and most recently Unreal. Drops July 14
On The Small Screen: Castlevania & Ozark
A couple of shows being released this month don’t fit into any of the above categories. Castlevania is one of them. It’s the popular video game moving from Nintendo consoles onto Netflix expanding the network’s anime catalog. Drops July 7
Netflix hopes that Ozark, starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, will appeal to the fans of Breaking Bad. It’s about a financial adviser who secretly moves his family to Missouri when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel. Drops July 21