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New to Netflix in May: What to binge watch this month

All of the best originals the check out, and inevitably love.

Netflix understands that quarantine is difficult, especially when you feel like there’s nothing to watch. That is why, once again, they have an incredible lineup of new original shows for you to give a try. 

Here are some of the best!


Glitz, glam, and drama to keep you entertained for hours. Ryan Murphy is back with this new project that shines a spotlight on the golden age of tinseltown. Murphy did not skimp on the stars either, featuring big names like Dylan McDermott, Holland Taylor, Jim Parsons, Laura Herrier, Samara Weaving, and many more. The show follows a group of up and coming actors and filmmakers willing to do just about anything to make it big. 

Binge time: 6 hours

Never Have I Ever

This new coming of age comedy from Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) explores the awkward ins and outs of high school life, especially for teenage girls. The show centers around one young girl entering her sophomore year with big goals of changing her status, becoming cooler, and you guessed it… losing her virginity. Obviously, hilariousness ensues. 

Binge time: 4.5 hours 

Outer Banks

This mystery drama is the story of a group of teens exploring the disappearance of one of their fathers, while hitting some unexpected speed bumps along the way. This show has everything: legendary treasure, mystery, thrills, and romance. It will leave you begging for season 2. 

Binge time: 8 hours

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle. If you are going through withdrawal without a new season of ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘The Bachelorette,’ or even ‘Love is Blind,’ boy do we have the show for you. ‘Too Hot to Handle’ drops a bunch of eligible singles in paradise, and offers them the chance to win $100,000… with a catch. They have to stay celibate. Challenges are designed to turn up the heat between contestants, so it may not be as easy as you think. 

Binge time: 5.5 hours


Inspired by the true events of the tragic standoff between the Branch Davidians and the FBI, this story gives viewers a different perspective on the events that preceded and transpired over the 51 days. Starring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, Battleship) as the head of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, and Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Knives Out) as FBI agent Gary Noesner. Trigger Warning, this show may be hard to watch for some parents. 

Binge Time: 5 hours


Dead to Me: Season 2 (May 8)

After a killer (pun intended) first season, the Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini hit comedy is back. Season 1 left viewers on the edge of a massive cliff, and from the looks of the trailer, season 2 promises nothing less. You can watch all of the new season when it debuts on May 8. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (May 12)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (May 12) This one is going to be fun. Netflix is giving users a ‘choose the story’ option, similar to last year’s hit episode of another Netflix hit, ‘Black Mirror.’ Still following the hilarious and zaney story of Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids), and her wicked cast of characters including Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, Titus Burgess, and Jon Hamm. It’s also been a little while since we’ve last seen them, and spoiler alert, Kimmy has a new man, played by none other than Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. This is one you are going to want to tune in for. 

Magic for Humans: Season 3 (May 15)

Justin Willman is back to his mindblowing ways in the third installment of his Netflix hit magic show. Sometimes it’s hard to follow a story for too long, we understand. That is why no matter if you are five or 105, this is the show for you. Willman’s tricks will have your jaw on the floor for the entire episode and have you questioning everything you think that you have ever known. Best news is, there are already two seasons available for you to watch. Trust us, you won’t regret it. 

Space Force: Season 1 (May 29)

If you are a fan of the classic NBC comedy, this show is for you. Starring Steve Carell (The Office: U.S.), Ben Scwartz (Parks and Recreation), Lisa Kudrow (Friends), and John Malkovich (Red), Netflix takes a stab at the most recent addition to the U.S government’s defense team. Oh, and did we mention it’s co created by the executive producer of ‘The Office,’ Greg Daniels? Details have been sealed pretty tightly on the show’s exact premise, but we can just smell a new classic in the works. All episodes will go live on May 29. 

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