June is a big month for Netflix Originals — as the streaming giant’s releasing and returning a total of 51 films and tv shows, all ranging from a variety of typical Netflix rom-com, family-oriented, anime, science-geeky stuff, and all sorts — which Netflix is hoping would attract and keep a diverse set of subscribers.
The emerging trend of networks, companies, and production houses to decide on pursuing an exclusive streaming platform — leave Netflix with a slowly decreasing content from its library. In return, the streaming giant is trying to churn out as much original content from its production houses to compensate. As of date, they have produced over a thousand originals that should make an impressive library of its own.
Netflix Originals are great. Just this year, Roma — a Netflix drama film about a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón’s upbringing in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City — won an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Aparicio) and Best Supporting Actress (de Tavira). It also became the first Mexican entry to win Best Foreign Language Film.
However, with the abundance of upcoming new and returning shows and films, it’s easy to get confused and what to prioritize. We’re giving you the list of the must-watch originals this June to guide you on your binge.
Malibu Rescue: The Series Season 1 (June 3)
Malibu Rescue: The Series is something along the lines of Baywatch — but less action, abs, and absolutely no slow-mo running by the shore. It is, however, starred by an all-kid cast that’s meant to be light, fun, and family-oriented.
The plot revolves around two groups of kids pitted against each other for bragging rights and to win the ultimate tower at Malibu beach.
Meanwhile, Netflix seems to be banking on Malibu Rescue becoming a hit since there was a Malibu Rescue movie that was just released last month.
Black Mirror Season 5 (June 5)
Black Mirror is the series that gave us the most surreal experience by telling stories that most likely resembles the future but from a dark and dystopic perspective.
The trailer includes a guy who pulls a gun at everyone holding a cellphone, a married guy busy swiping right on other women, a young girl who’s getting validation from a robot, some weird Mortal Kombat in the mix, and Miley Cyrus.
The trailer only shows tidbits from the latest Black Mirror episodes, but we’re guessing it’s only about to get even darker and even more twisted.
3% (June 7)
3% is an exciting story about a society in dystopia. The characters all decide who gets to live among the 3% that receives shelter, water, food, and other resources all the while facing threats and intimidation from an outside group called the Offshore.
Moreover, 3% is Netflix’s longest running Brazillian show and Season 3 follows an explosive season 2, which last aired over a year ago.
Murder Mystery (June 14)
Murder Mystery sees the return of the hilarious tandem of Jennifer Anniston and Adam Sandler. Their newest project is reminiscent of their all-time hit Just Go With It — but this time they’re being framed for a murder.
The plot revolves around as the couple, Anniston and Sandler, travel to Europe for a getaway to rekindle the spark in their marriage. They met Luke Evans on the plane who invites them to dinner while a murder happens. They find themselves trying to prove their innocence all the while and trying to run away from people trying to kill them. It’s an overall funny ordeal and based on the pair’s on-screen chemistry, this something you would want to watch ASAP.
7 Seeds Season 1 (June 28)
What’s On Netflix describes 7 Seeds as something set in the not too distant future where the world has come to an end and wiped all life on earth. Fortunately, having foreseen the potential outcome, the government selected five sets of seven young men and women and placed them into cryogenic sleep. Upon awakening, the remaining humans are placed into teams and thrust into the harsh new world
7 Seeds is an upcoming Netflix Original anime based on the manga of the same author, Yumi Tamura. Moreover, the manga ran for 16 years with a total of 177 chapters; there is plenty for the anime that Netflix can cover.