5 New shows to watch on Netflix this weekend

Xo Kitty
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Has the allergy season taken a toll on you too? If yes. Fret not since you are not alone. Running nose, watery eyes, and a sore throat is more common these days than the plan of going out. And since you are ill, or maybe not, the weekend’s going to look like a long one. So settle in and grab your popcorn.

No, we are not asking you to go on a movie date all alone. Instead, get cozy on your couch, keep a tissue box handy, and munch on your favorite snacks while binge-watching your favorite shows.

Here are five shows to watch on Netflix this weekend.

Xo, Kitty

Teenage cupid Kitty Song Covey feels she is aware of all there is to know about love in XO, Kitty, a spinoff of the renowned To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Netflix franchise. Her view is about to be tested, though, when she goes on a voyage halfway across the world to see her long-distance partner. Kitty will experience the intricacies of love firsthand as she embarks on the exhilarating yet perilous route of reconnecting with Dae. The plot delves into the complicated emotions and quandaries that develop when personal aspirations collide with concerns of the heart. In this moving sequel, Kitty will realize that managing relations grow to be much more complicated and unexpected when her own heart is at risk. And fans will be surprised at where Kitty’s quest will lead her during the season!

More questions arise, ‘What next?’ but the main issue is whether the series will return. Netflix has not released any formal announcements regarding an anticipated second season. However, with such a cliffhanger, we really need it to return. Contrary to the movie that started the trilogy, Kitty does not have a separate book series. Therefore, we are unable to read ahead to discover. But we can always revisit the whole of ‘To All the Boys’ world to see the extent to which our gal has progressed.

That ’90s Show

That '90s Show Season 1 Trailer

That ’90s Show has demonstrated that it can delight both ardent, though we hardly find a lot of binge-worthy sit-coms these days, That ’70s Show devotees and younger audiences who were not even born as the original series premiered. That ’90s Show feels like a classic comedy, replete with a laugh track and beautifully brief episode durations, with the bulk of the top creative team and actors returning in some capacity. Despite only ten episodes, That ’90s Show builds up an intriguing future involving new & old actors.

Twenty years after That ’70s Show ended, Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti were able to maintain their relationship, and during that time, they were also able to raise their vivacious daughter Leia. Leia decides to spend her summer in Wisconsin rather than camp with her father after seeing Eric’s old house in Point Place and bonding with grandparents Red and Kitty. Leia eventually builds a close friendship with her next-door neighbor Gwen, along with Ozzie, Nikki, Nate, and Jay, the son of Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart, and forms a new circle of friends akin to her father’s pals from the first series.

While the fans are still waiting for That ’90s Show to renew Season 2, the television show dominated Netflix’s most-watched list in its first weekend and drew enthusiastic reactions from nostalgic fans. The streaming behemoth has made several unexpected cancellations in recent months, but maybe confirmation will come soon so that the younger performers can keep their youthful roles. A second season is desperately required because the season finale, “Kids in America,” leaves several unanswered issues regarding the leads and their connections.

Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co. | Official Trailer | Netflix

Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes) leaves a troubled family life in the first season of Lockwood & Co., a group run by a bunch of teens in a haunted for hunting down ghosts. She proves to be an extraordinary “listener” — a person who recognizes spirits’ sound — and becomes a valuable asset to the agency, where she works with Anthony Lockwood and Ali Hadji-Heshmati. The group searches for not just ghosts but also answers to problems that none of their competing organizations can solve. Countless times, they come close to death or become “ghost locked” (essentially, in a haunting coma) while doing so.

Bridgerton’s Stokes, up-and-coming actor Chapman, and Holby City’s Hadji-Heshmati play the brilliant listener Lucy, delicate know-it-all Lockwood, and sardonic whiz kid George, respectively, in the series. The universe of Lockwood & Co. had been filled by a variety of unscrupulous people given spirits roaming amok in London. Ivanno Jeremiah as Inspector Barnes of DEPRAC (aka the Department of Psychical Research and Control), Hayley Konadu as Flo Bones, Jack Bandeira as Quill Kipps, Morven Christie as Penelope Fittes, Ben Crompton as Julius Winkman, and Luke Treadaway as The Golden Blade round out the cast.

There have been questions regarding season two of Lockwood & Co., but we have no idea if Lockwood, Lucy, and George will return for a second season ever because it’s officially canceled. But assuming we are treated to Lockwood & Co. again, there are a few issues we’ll be keen to get answers to, as well as a lot more questions that you’ll only encounter if you watch the series.

The Snow Girl

The Snow Girl | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Snow Girl, a Netflix Spanish thriller adapted from the novel La chica de nieve by Javier Castillo using a few significant revisions, is a terrifying what-if scenario and a riveting piece of crime-thriller television. It also wins the enviable distinction of being difficult to watch due to some tremendously weighty concepts, macabre subplots that don’t further the larger story, and an element of hopelessness and occasionally cruelty that merits a content warning, at the very least.

Fans of the genre will be satisfied by the following six episodes, which make for an engaging and (relatively) satisfying binge-watch. Just be prepared for some discomfort.

The Snow Girl’s narrative centers around the vanishing of five-year-old Amaya Martin following Malaga’s annual Magi — or “Three Wise Men” — Parade. During the commotion of the occasion, she gets parted from her parents for a brief while, but long enough for her to be kidnapped by an unknown offender. Amaya’s disappearance is probed through both the police and the media in the months and years that follow, particularly by an extremely tenacious journalist called  Miren.

With this standard formula, the Snow Girl picks a few wise choices. One difference is that the proceedings take place in different time periods, including the days right after Amaya’s disappearance, also six years afterwards, and nine years following that, although the events are presented out of order. Fortunately, it’s always apparent whether we’re traveling backward or ahead in time, so you seldom become mired in the swirl, and the order of events is sometimes employed to wonderful dramatic effect. There’s a sense of accomplishment in piecing together the puzzle of how something seen in 2019 began in 2010 and so on.


Unseen | Official Trailer | Netflix

Adapted from the Turkish drama “Fatma,” the South African drama “Unseen” depicts the life of Zenzi, a lady who discovers her husband was engaged with the wrong individuals after he disappears. Zenzi had lost faith in the system and resolved to take things into her own palms in order to discover the truth. Zenzi found an aspect of self that she never had idea existed on her adventure. She goes to extraordinary measures to find her spouse and provide for her family. So, let’s see what dangers Zenzi met on her mission and whether she managed to find her spouse without falling victim to the clutches of a perilous planet.