Netflix this week (August 11-17) this week plans to add 18 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including 14 originals. (Note: Netflix labels a show an ‘original’ even if it first airs in another country, but airs first on Netflix in the United States.)
The new titles will include season two of Mindhunter, a Netflix original drama (based on a real-life story) from producer David Fincher about a FBI agent who hunts serial killers. The new season will feature story arcs revolving around Charles Manson, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and the Atlanta Child Murderers case. Creepy enough for you?
RottenTomatoes.com, which tracks critical reviews, gave season one a score of 97 out of a possible 100, based on 95 reviews.
“Most TV crime dramas are whodunits. Columbo famously reversed things by starting with the murder, and making it a “How’d he get him?” Mindhunter, in contrast to both those approaches, is all about motive. It’s a “Whydunit,’ ” writes David Bianculli of NPR.
Also notable this week: Season three of QB1: Beyond the Lights, a Netflix original documentary about three high school quarterbacks who seek the big time in division one football.
Here is the complete list of new titles coming this week to Netflix streaming:
Tuesday, August 13
Knightfall, Season 2
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Netflix original)
Wednesday, August 14
The 100, Season 6
Thursday, August 15
Cannon Busters (Netflix original)
Friday, August 16
45 rpm (Netflix original)
Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez (Netflix original)
Better Than Us (Netflix original)
Diagnosis (Netflix original)
Frontera verde (Netflix original)
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus (Netflix original)
The Little Switzerland (Netflix original)
Mindhunter, Season 2 (Netflix original)
QB1: Beyond the Lights, Season 3 (Netflix original)
Sextuplets (Netflix original)
Super Monsters Back to School (Netflix original)
Victim Number 8 (Netflix original)
Saturday, August 17
The Punisher (2004)
— Phillip Swann