Netflix, the most popular movie/TV show streaming site, has announced their lineup of releases for November. Some of the programs have been deleted in the past and then added back again, but there are many new releases as well.
On November 6, the service released a new series called Master of None, created by actor/comedian Aziz Ansari. The comedy show is about a 30 year old actor named Dev, who attempts to make his way through life in New York City. It also showcases more of a relatable and down to earth tone, similar to HBO’s Girls or FX’s Louie. Masters of None is almost like a new career phase for Ansari. His role has a more mature tone than his previous roles, such as Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation and his stand-up persona. In Parks and Recreation, he played a cocky and sarcastic entrepreneur; in films such as Funny People and 30 Minutes or Less, he was a foul-mouthed sidekick. In Master of None, however, Ansari plays a less-successful version of himself, trying to get roles that are unlike his own in real life.
On November 20, Netflix is releasing a new Marvel series called Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, an ex-superhero that starts a detective agency. The show features talents such as Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, and David Tennant. Early reviews based on the early screening of the first episode at New York Comic-Con have been extremely positive. Krysten Ritter’s lead performance has achieved critical acclaim and the show’s dark tone has won the show some stellar reviews as well. The film-noir tone and approach to darker topics such as rape and PTSD made the show a great intense viewing experience.
Netflix has also released the film Do I Sound Gay?, which is based on the stereotype of the gay voice. It is David Thorpe’s directorial debut and features Tim Gunn, George Takei, and Margaret Cho. The film explores the stereotypes associated with how gay men speak, and explores the history and accuracy associated with it. The film also talks about the ways that acceptance of the stereotype can contribute to internalized homophobia. Do I Sound Gay? was in part funded by a Kickstarter campaign in the spring of 2014. It premiered on September 7, 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival and officially released on July 10, 2015. It was released on Netflix on November 3 of this month. So lots of new shows to watch for the Neflix fans out there.