With 2023 racing with time, the influx of new shows on Netflix seems interminable and ceaseless. We are almost done through the first quarter of this year, and Netflix has provided us with a plethora of options for binge-watching already. How excited are you to stream them?
From the newest seasons of Outer Banks and You to the new rom-com serials, there’s so much to watch this week and so much to look forward to this year. Below mentioned are the five best and new shows you can take a look at for binge-watching your weekends!
5 New shows to watch on Netflix this week
1. Outer Banks Season 3
The latest season of Outer Banks has finally broken into Netflix and all the fans of the show are losing their minds as they dive into the latest adventure. Dovetailing riveting plotlines and captivating characters, the popular Netflix series has enthralled the audience yet again, increasing the stakes even higher than ever before. Boasting an infallible amalgamation of romance, mystery, and adventure, season 3 of Outer Banks has been successful in keeping the fans perched on the edge of their seats, so much so that it has garnered a seat in the Netflix Top 10.
From jaw-dropping plot twists and unexpected betrayals to oh-no-I-did-not-see-that-coming moments, the new season of Outer Banks is all that we expected and even more. Released on February 23, 2023, the official synopsis of Outer Banks season 3 reads (courtesy of Collider):
“After losing the gold and fleeing the Outer Banks, Season 3 finds the Pogues washed ashore on a desert island that, for a brief moment, seems like an idyllic home. Officially deemed “Poguelandia,” the island’s newest residents spend their days fishing, swimming, and revelling in the carefree lifestyle of their temporary dwelling. But things quickly go south for John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, JJ, and Cleo when they find themselves once again caught up in a race for the treasure, quite literally running for their lives. They’re broke and far from home, they can’t trust anyone, Ward and Rafe are hungry for revenge, and there’s a ruthless Caribbean Don who will stop at nothing to find the bounty. Was the treasure ever within their reach? Or was it all a trap to stop them once and for all? Either way, it’s the Pogues against the world – and the only way out is together.”
2. You Season 4 Part 2
Based on the books written by Caroline Kepnes, You has become one of the most critically acclaimed thrillers, with its popularity skyrocketing with the release of every new season. Originally, the show was streaming on Lifetime before Netflix licensed it and made it an Original. Developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti, the series stars Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg, who has stalked his favourite women in the world’s most attractive places, including New York, Los Angeles, fictional Madre Linda, and now, Paris.
You season 4 was slated to release on Netflix in two parts with the first part premiering on Netflix on February 9th, 2023 and the second, on Thursday, March 9th, 2023.
Here’s the official plotline of You Season 4 (courtesy of Netflix):
“After his previous life went up in flames, Joe Goldberg fled to Europe to escape his “messy” past, adopt a new identity, and, of course, pursue true love. But Joe soon finds himself in the strange new role of reluctant detective as he discovers he may not be the only killer in London. Now, his future depends on identifying and stopping whoever’s targeting his new friend group of uber-wealthy socialites…”
3. Shadow and Bone Season 2
Based upon a titular book series, Shadow and Bone is a part of the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo. Season 1 premiered on April 23, 2021, and ever since then, the show observed an exponential graph, ranking as the 8th most-watched English TV show of all time. Released on Thursday, March 16, 2023, Shadow and Bone season 2, has finally quenched the thirst of its viewers.
The official synopsis of the second book of the Shadow and Bone series reads:
“The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.”
4. The Glory Part 2
Released its first part in December 2022, The Glory is a Netflix Original South Korean revenge-drama series, written by the Descendents of the Sun writer, Kim Eun Sook. With the second part releasing in March 2023, the revenge drama revolves around Moon Dong Eun who is daydreaming of becoming an architect in her high-school days.
Unfortunately, owing to a brutal attack by her bullies, Moon Dong Eun drops out of her school. This background sets the context of the movie, where years later, Moon Gong Eun is working in the same school where the child of her bully is now the homeroom teacher. This lays the foundation for Moon Dong Eun to plan and plot her revenge against her former bullies.
Ever since The Glory Part 1 dropped on Netflix, it amassed 148M viewing hours globally, between December 25 and January 15, 2023. The second part of the South Korean drama was released on March 10th, 2023.
5. MH370: The Plane That Disappeared
Released on March 8th, 2023, here’s the official synopsis of the show (courtesy of Collider):
“Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was supposed to be a routine trip: A redeye from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 passengers and crew on board. But shortly after takeoff on a calm 2014 night, MH370 vanished from radar screens for good. The shocking disappearance of a commercial airliner made headlines, sparked riots, plunged the passengers’ next of kin into a nightmare, and generated a global search for answers that never came. Set across seven countries, this gripping documentary series from RAW uses powerful archives to reconstruct the night of the disappearance, giving viewers the chance to explore three of the most contentious theories about the plane’s disappearance. It also features interviews with family members, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people around the world who, after nine years, refuse to give up hope of an explanation. It’s a story full of conspiracies and rabbit holes, shadowy figures and official silence – but most of all, it’s an opportunity to keep alive the memory of those who were lost in one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time and to keep pushing for answers.”