LIKE most of us here at AUGUSTMAN, you might still be reeling from that (somewhat lacklustre) Game of Thrones ending. But fret not, for the trusty Netflix subscription you might have been neglecting for HBO is always here to fuel your lazy, binge-watching ass.
Instead of rewatching Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the fiftieth time, here are some quality Netflix Originals and syndicated shows that should keep you entertained for June.
Dead To Me
Shows about grief are usually sombre, but Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, and James Marsden manage to turn the tragedy of a hit-and-run into a morbidly-funny comedy. For anyone who has found themselves dealing with the loss of someone near and dear, Dead to Me is a highly-relatable series that shows the reality of dealing with death.
For those who have thankfully never been in that situation, it’s fascinating watching the secrets of the cast unravel. With just 10 half-hour episodes, Dead to Me is an easily digestible series that can be binged in one committed sitting.
Dead to Me is now streaming on Netflix.
Black Mirror Season 5
It was a good day when Netflix finally launched in Singapore and we finally had (legal) access to the entire Black Mirror anthology. Come June 5, the fifth season of the sci-fi series will drop on the streaming service, and once again we will question our reality as it changes how we see the world.
With the likes of Avengers’ Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, and Andrew Scott playing leading roles in this next season, we can’t wait to again experience the existential dread that comes from finishing yet another round of Black Mirror. Oh, and there’s a Hannah Montana crossover (of sorts), too.
Black Mirror’s Season 5 airs on Netflix on June 5, 2019.
Always Be My Maybe
Randall Park has cemented himself as an actor to watch since his stint as restaurateur Louis Huang in TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. Now in the upcoming Netflix Original movie, Always Be My Maybe, he is joined by the incomparable comedian Ali Wong. The two, playing Marcus and Sasha respectively, reconnect after not speaking for 15 years. While sparks fly in their reunion, there’s a reason why the movie went from “Baby” to Maybe”. And yes, it’s named after Mariah Carey’s iconic song of a similar name.
Always Be My Maybe airs on Netflix on May 30, 2019.
Hollywood veterans Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Luke Evans are back at it with Murder Mystery. Sandler and Aniston playing a loving couple are off on a European holiday when they get invited to billionaire Malcolm Quince’s yacht. However, as they’re aboard the craft, Quince is murdered, and the two find themselves the prime suspects of a modern-day whodunnit.
Hey, at least Aniston’s Andrey Spitz is a murder mystery novel enthusiast, right?
Murder Mystery airs on Netflix on June 14, 2019.