It’s Netflix ‘n’ Chill season, people! Wrap yourself in your most luxurious doona and stream a wealth of full HD content into your eager eyeballs. This winter, we’ll see comedy classics, nail-biting thrillers, brand-new originals and new-season episodes become available for your instant viewing pleasure.
Some of the following titles don’t come with launch dates (Netflix and Stan tend not to specify when certain shows go live on their services) but stay frosty (ha) because they’ll hit at any moment.
7. Queer Eye (Netflix)
One season, eight episodes, 48 minutes per ep
In a nutshell: faaaaabulouuuuus
A revival and re-imagining of the Emmy-award winning cult classic TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Join a new fabulous five as they advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in a show as hilarious for the girls as it is educational for the guys.
6. Glow (Netflix)
Season two available on 29 June
In a nutshell: don’t try this at home
This hilarious 80s nostalgia-fest comes to you via the minds behind Orange is the New Black and follows the exploits of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a ragtag group of lycra-clad misfits keen to make their mark on the world of semi-pro brawling. Stars Alison Brie (Community), Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel.
5. Black Swan (Netflix)
Feature film, 1 hour 50 minutes
In a nutshell: stop looking at me, swan!
A dark and disturbing tale of passion and obsession set largely within the embattled mind of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina vying for the role of White Swan in a production of Swan Lake. Her sordid relationship with another new ballerina, Lily (Mila Kunis), who plays the Black Swan, threatens to brings her to the edge of her sanity.
Bring a whole seat, but you’ll only need the edge.
4.Hotel Transylvania 2 (Netflix)
Feature film, 1 hour 29 minutes
In a nutshell: now it can be Halloween all year round
Kids must love this animated spooktacular because they’re making a third one. Join Dracula (Adam Sandler) as he juggles running a human-ghoul hospitality business with the pressures of helping his half-human grandson, Dennis, access his vampire side. Innocent laughs aplenty.
3. Louis Theroux: A Different Brain (Stan)
Feature, 59 minutes
In a nutshell: More of everyone’s favourite dorky documentarian
Stan is a good library of Louis’ best works. A Different Brain (2016) sees him cover people living with brain injuries. Learn about the long-term effects of brain trauma from patients in a specialist rehabilitation unit. It’s educational, insightful, funny, inspiring and adorable in that way only Theroux documentaries can be.
2. RuPaul’s Drag Race (Stan)
Nine seaons, 45 minutes per ep
In a nutshell: throwin’ more shade than a pergola
Legendary drag queen RuPaul continues her search for America’s next drag superstar. Watch artists and colourful characters sissy-that-walk on- and off-stage. You watch for the inspiring stories, the tunes, the drama, and the hilarious banter.
1. Younger (Stan)
Five seasons, 22 minutes per ep
In a nutshell: oh, the relatablility
The new season of this hugely-popular US comedy debuted today (6 June) on Stan so it’s a good option to kick off the binging season. Follow single mum Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) as she tries to reboot her career and love-life after being mistaken as a 26-year-old. Things get absurdly funny in no time flat. Also stars Hilary Duff – remember her?