What's New on Netflix in December
What’s New on Netflix in December? Lots of new series from Netflix, a few movies and a New Year’s gift from Showtime.
Jenny’s Wedding (2015) (December 1)– You could almost call this When Izzy Stevens Marries Rory Gilmore…
Broadchurch: Season 2 (December 1) – My mom is already binge-watching this.
Darkman (1990) (December 1)– A superhero film from the era where they had difficulty making them, this Liam Neeson movie is worth a watch if only because it was written by Sam Raimi and intended as an homage to Universal’s horror flicks of the 1930s.
A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014) (December 1)
Christmas Wedding Baby (2014) (December 1) – This first feature for writer/director Kiara C. Jones was a Kickstarter project about a woman who is about to be married when she discovers her wedding-photographer ex-boyfriend was hired to capture the nuptials.
Detectorists: Season 1 (December 1) – From the BBC Four, this dramedy follows members of the Danebury Metal Detecting Club as they negotiate life.
Ray (2004) (December 1) – It’s already been more than 10 years since this Ray Charles biopic.
Real Rob: Season 1 (2015) (December 1) – Rob Schneider’s comedy about an exaggerated version of Rob Schneider.
See You In Valhalla (2015) (December 1) – Dramedy starring Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as part of a dysfunctional family who reunite after their Viking-obsessed brother dies.
Sensitive Skin: Season 1 (December 1) – Imported from HBO Canada and starring Kim Cattrall.
Starting Over: Season 1 (December 1) – Reality show featuring women who are changing their lives with help of a life coach.
That Touch of Mink (1962) (December 1) – Cary Grant and Doris Day.
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 4 (December 2)
Stations of the Cross (2014) (December 3) – A parable from German director Dietrich Brüggemann about a teenager from a conservative Catholic family who becomes convinced she must traverse the Stations of the Cross to save her autistic brother.
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) (December 3) – A wrenching documentary about the murder of Matt Shepherd.
A Very Murray Christmas (Dec. 4) – A Bill Murray Special directed by Sofia Coppola and also starring George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler and more.
Xenia (2014) (December 8) – A film from Greece; this review makes it sound good.
Phineas and Ferb: Season 4 (December 9)
Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (2015) (December 9) – Netflix has revived this Canadian mockumentary TV show, with a series of new specials.
The Ridiculous Six (Dec. 11) – Netflix and Adam Sandler have a multi-picture deal and this is the first one. Since I have nothing positive to say about this one, I will shut up now.
The Da Vinci Code (2006) (December 14)
Time Out of Mind (2014) (December 15)- Richard Gere plays a homeless man estranged from his daughter. Also with Jena Malone, Ben Vereen, Kyra Sedgwick, and Steve Buscemi.
Helix Season 2 (December 16)– Syfy canceled this series from Ronald D. Moore and starring Billy Campbell as a man battling a dangerous outbreak in the Arctic.
F is for Family Season 1 (December 18) – Comedian Bill Burr’s new animated series about the Murphy family in the 1970s, also stars Laura Dern, Justin Long and Haley Reinhart.
Queen of Earth (2015) (December 22) – Two women in an unsettling psychological drama. Will people ever realize how fantastic Elizabeth Moss is in everything she does?
Dawn of the Croods Season 1 (2015) (December 24) – Netflix’s new animated kids show is a remix of the 2013 movie.
Black Mirror White Christmas Episode (December 25) -Yes, that is Jon Hamm.
Maron Season 3 (December 28) – I just can’t get into this. Maybe you can.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 5 (December 28) – I think we know who will be binge-watching this.
Manhattan Romance (2014) (December 31) – In the mood for a romantic comedy? This is an increasingly rare indie with a small budget. It follows the lives of New York hipsters as they negotiate love and life.
Nurse Jackie Seasons 1-7 (December 31) – Netflix saved the best for last, giving you seven years of Nurse Jackie to bing on while everyone else watches football on New Year’s Eve and Day.