Netflix Originals: March is the Month!

In my past few Streaming Saturdays, I’ve lamented that Netflix seems to be wavering in its commitment to original content. Well, it’s almost as if the big red streaming service lives to prove me wrong. (They don’t, obviously, but it feels good to think that I have any kind of effect on them.) This month, Netflix will release 59 originals. While 10 of these are returning seasons of current series, 34 of them are new series. There also are 15 Netflix films. While this is a strong statement for Netflix originals, the question remains: will any of these shows be worth watching? I think I’ve at least found a few…

“Hey, Loser!”

Has anyone ever said that to you? Or maybe you’ve felt this way after you’ve fallen short on your goals. The concept of losing is explored in a Netflix documentary aptly titled Losers. Judging by the trailer, it looks like the film’s creators interviewed a number of former sports figures who have had famous and rather public losses. It seems like the show aims to explore the emotions we feel when we lose as well as the importance of losing. (We often learn more about ourselves in loss than we do in victory.)

As a much younger man, I used to compete in amateur boxing. As such, I’m very familiar with the feelings that follow a loss in the ring. The feelings of depression and self-doubt can feel downright crushing. Back then, I didn’t deal with these emotions very well. Frankly, I’m hoping Losers provides some insight into those feelings and offer me something to take forward in life. Losers has been available since March 1. Check out the trailer for this Netflix original:

The Order Promises Hip and High Strangeness

Okay, full disclosure: I didn’t care much for Twilight or any of its many spinoffs. Something about shiny and awesome teens involved in the paranormal just didn’t ring true for me. (Not that any paranormal movie can “ring true,” but I think you know what I mean.) Despite my distaste for Twilight, I’m actually interested in Netflix’s The Order. On the outset, it looks like it’s cut from the same cloth as many of the “urban paranormal” films that have followed on Twilight’s coattails.

I like the looks of The Order. Judging by the trailer, it looks like it combines college, the occult, and lycanthropy into one exciting series. It reminds me of Hemlock Grove, which I admit to watching with Mrs. Buckler. Then again, could I be grasping at the first semi-entertaining looking series to justify my ongoing Netflix expense to the ever-critical Stuart Sweet? The Order is available on March 7 but you can check out the trailer here:

“Burn Out” on this French Action Flick

Mrs. Buckler and I are no strangers to foreign movies and series on Netflix. If you regularly follow this series, you might remember me raving about The Frozen Dead and The Mantis. Both of these series were originally created in France, and later brought to Netflix with English subtitles. In both cases, Mrs. Buckler and I were intrigued by great TV programming that was a bit different than the usual American series and shows we were watching at that time. I’m hoping Netflix’s Burn Out, a French series that debuts on March 15, will be the same.

Since there were no subtitles on YouTube, I can only guess at the plot. A talented but troubled motorcycle racer is forced to run drugs for a ruthless gang. If he doesn’t, the racer’s wife and child will be in danger. Delivering the drugs puts him at risk for being killed by rival gangs, while failing will seal his family’s fate. This will be his most challenging and dangerous ride. Judging by the trailer, Burn Out looks like a motorcycle version of the film Drive, which is good enough for me:

Find Something You Like

Well, those are my top three picks for Netflix original content in March… for now. Not all of these shows have trailers on YouTube, so I didn’t get the opportunity to see everything that will be available this month. There might be some more great movies and series headed my way. I guess I’ll have to poke around Netflix’s list of March releases to find one that catches my fancy. I’ve included this list below so you can do some investigating yourself. Who knows? Your next favorite movie or series might be on Netflix.

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While you’re contemplating the AirTV Player streaming device, here are the original shows and series that are available on Netflix in March:

March 1

  • Budapest — Netflix Film
  • Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians– Netflix Original
  • Larva Island: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Losers – Netflix Original
  • Northern Rescue – Netflix Original
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Netflix Film
  • Your Son – Netflix Film

March 2

  • Romance is a Bonus Book (Korea) (Streaming Every Saturday) – Netflix Original

March 3

  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 (Streaming Every Sunday) – Netflix Original

March 6

  • Secret City: Under the Eagle: Season 2 – Netflix Original

March 7

  • The Order – Netflix Original

March 8

  • After Life – Netflix Original
  • Bangkok Love Stories: Hey You! – Netflix Original
  • Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence – Netflix Original
  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive – Netflix Original
  • Immortals – Netflix Original
  • Juanita – Netflix Film
  • Lady J – Netflix Film
  • Shadow – Netflix Original
  • Walk. Ride. Rodeo. – Netflix Film

March 12

  • Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits – Netflix Original
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 6 – Netflix Original

March 13

  • Triple Frontier – Netflix Film

March 15

  • Arrested Development: Season 5 B – Netflix Original
  • Burn Out – Netflix Film
  • Dry Martina – Netflix Film
  • Girl – Netflix Film
  • If I Hadn’t Met You – Netflix Original
  • Las muñecas de la mafia: Season 2– Netflix Original
  • Love, Death & Robots – Netflix Original
  • Paskal – Netflix Film
  • Queer Eye: Season 3 – Netflix Original
  • Robozuna: Season 2 – Netflix Original
  • Turn Up Charlie – Netflix Original
  • YooHoo to the Rescue – Netflix Original

March 16

  • Green Door – Netflix Original

March 19

  • Amy Schumer Growing – Netflix Original

March 21

  • Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend – Netflix Original

March 22 

  • Carlo & Malik – Netflix Original
  • Charlie’s Colorforms City – Netflix Original
  • Delhi Crime – Netflix Original
  • Historia de un crimen: Colosio – Netflix Original
  • Mirage – Netflix Film
  • Most Beautiful Thing – Netflix Original
  • ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre – Netflix Original
  • Selling Sunset – Netflix Original
  • The Dirt – Netflix Film

March 26

  • Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid – Netflix Original

March 28

  • Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey: Season 2 – Netflix Original

March 29

  • 15 August — Netflix Film
  • Bayoneta — Netflix Film
  • Osmosis – Netflix Original
  • Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 – Netflix Original
  • The Highwaymen– Netflix Film
  • The Legend of Cocaine Island – Netflix Original
  • Traitors – Netflix Original

March 31

  • El sabor de las margaritas – Netflix Original
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series – Netflix Original

TBD:

  • On My Block: Season 2 – Netflix Original