The chill in the air has started making outdoor adventures less frequent, but chilling on the couch with Netflix remains the perfect evening activity. Releases are a bit limited in November but they still manage to include a wide range of characters, including superheroes, convicted murderers and a famous pirate thrown in for good measure.
Super Selections: Glich, Marvel’s: The Punisher & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Two highly-anticipated series coming to the small screen this month revolve around the two S’s: supernatural and superpowers. The first season of Glitch, an Australian series set in the fictional town of Yoorana, Victoria, was a hit on U.S. Netflix. The show focuses on seven people who unexpectedly rise from the dead in perfect health with no memory of who they are. Season 2 is six episodes. Drops Nov. 22.
There have been a couple of failed attempts to launch a series based on the Marvel character Frank Castle aka The Punisher. But viewers demanded it after the character’s appearance on Season 2 of Daredevil and Netflix will deliver. Frank Castle’s sniper skills aren’t exactly superpowers, but he’ll stop at nothing to seek revenge for his family. Another Marvel title expected soon is the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Both TBA.
Funny Ladies: Lady Dynamite & She’s Gotta Have It
Netflix is never stingy when it comes to delivering the laughs. This month, two ladies are in front of the most anticipated comedies. Lady Dynamite is based on the life story of comedian Maria Bamford (who plays herself). She moves back to Los Angeles to try to rebuild her career after six months away in recovery for bipolar disorder. Season 2 drops Nov. 10.
She’s Gotta Have It is a new comedy based off the 1986 Spike Lee film of the same name. Lee directed all 10 episodes of the series, which stars DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling, a Brooklynite struggling to juggle work with her social and romantic life. The latter might be the most complicated with there being three men involved and all. Drops Nov. 23.
Blast to the Past: Alias Grace & Godless
The next two titles will transport viewers to another time and place. Alias Grace is based off the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. The miniseries centers around an Irish immigrant working as a servant in Canada who is convicted of murdering her employers. Drops Nov. 3.
Godless is a Netflix limited series about a Western gang that chases an enemy to the town of La Belle, which is made up entirely of women. Drops Nov. 22.
Blockbuster Night: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
There are no original films expected this month, but that doesn’t mean Netflix isn’t building its Disney catalogue. Catch up with Jack Sparrow and friends in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Release date TBD.