July 11, 2020

New to Netflix: What to watch this July

New month = New Shows! From Umbrella Academy S2 to Cursed, grab that popcorn cause there's something for everyone.

New to Netflix: What to watch this July

I hope you managed to watch all our Netflix recommendations for June because July is jam packed with exciting new series to binge watch 🍿 Whether you're looking for some romance or heart-stopping superhero drama here's our top picks for you:

This one's for my fellow weebs. Source

Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious

I've discussed my love of anime in this post and thought I'd follow up with this top of the line Isekai. There's something soothing about escaping to another world where you become an OP protagonist which everyone magically falls in love with.

The MC Seiya is pretty much a cardboard cut-out of every other main character with the exception that he's as the title suggests wildly cautious about everything. He's not plunging into battle, dual swords unsheathed like Kirito but rest assured he's a bona fide badass. The fact that he's accompanied by a Goddess also has massive KonoSuba vibes.

Tropes like these never get old. Source

With a 7.61 rating on MyAnimeList, it really is one of the better shows in the genre. The perfect show to watch at the end of the work day where you just need some laughs spliced with some action.

Cautious Hero is now streaming on Netflix

Rom-Coms are another of my guilty pleasures. Source

The Kissing Booth 2

The highly anticipated sequel to 2018's breakout Netflix Original Rom-Com, will The Kissing Booth 2 finally bring closure to this teenage love triangle between Lee, Elle and Noah?

I'm going to keep this relatively spoiler free but the first movie revolves around besties Lee and Elle who start a Kissing Booth for a school event cause WHY NOT. It's  a huge success because the wildly handsome Noah (who is also coincidentally Lee's brother) was rumoured to have taken part. The twist comes when Noah kisses Elle and before you know it begins a secret love affair.  The problem is as part of the best friend agreement between Lee and Elle, dating each others siblings is a straight NO GO.

It's not a good Rom-Com unless there's a kissing scene in the rain. Source

The first season ends on a cliff hanger when Lee finds out about Elle's betrayal and Noah leaving for Harvard. Right now I just need some resolution fam, are they able to sort things at a school dance like every high school chick flick ever? Will the appearance of new heartthrob Marco shake up the group dynamics.

Get all the answers when The Kissing Booth 2 drops July 24 on Netflix

Netflix really wants to satiate your Witcher void with more high-fantasy drama. Source

Cursed

I always love me some Catherine Langford. Ever since her debut in 13 Reasons Why, the Australian actress has always blown me away with her artful representation of her characters from acclaimed movies like Knives Out and the deleted scene in Avengers: End Game.

Combine her acting prowess with the fabled setting of Arthurian legend, Cursed is a hot contender for Netflix Original of the year.  The story follows Langford's character, Nimue, in an origin story before she becomes the Lady of the Lake that bestows the legendary sword Excalibur to King Arthur.

Such ferocity, many splash, wow. Source

Personally, I think it's a truly novel take on a character that isn't usually in the spotlight. I'm curious to see where the writers take this but the trailer certainly gives me high hopes of a fantasy epic that will hopefully continue for many seasons to come.

Watch the legend unfold when Cursed lands on July 17

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE-TRAIN TO 1963. Source

The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Netflix really saved the best for last this month, bringing the second most treasured super-powered family (the X-Men take top spot of course) back for more world ending shenanigans.

If you haven't watched the first season, GO STREAM IT NOW. I won't even be mad you stop reading and binge watch the whole thing cause it's just that good. But in case you don't have 600 mins to spare here's the tldr. An eccentric rich billionaire adopts a bunch of kids with superpowers and trains them to be superheroes. However, something goes wrong on one of their missions and the team slowly drifts apart. The death of their "Father" eventually brings them back together to stop a plot that involves the end of the world as we know it.

The cast recreated the original teaser while in quarantine, the absolute mad lads. Source

The trailer picks off from the blinding cliff-hanger of season 1 and you can see that it's not any less wild than last time (I mean did y'all see that guy with a fish bowl for a head!?). I'm just really excited to see Ben is back and in the flesh this time with his monster summoning powers 🐙

Enroll in the Academy to help save the world when Umbrella Academy S2 drops on 31 July.

I wish I could take a day off and just binge watch all these shows. Source

Now, I only covered some of the new shows but there's certainly loads of other classics like Unsolved Mysteries and Stardust also streaming on the platform. Let us know if you want us to tease some of these older favourites by dropping us an email at blog@circles.life.

Till then, I hope you find yourself nuzzled comfortably in bed with snacks aplenty escaping life's dramas with one's on the silver screen.


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