What’s New to Netflix This Week

Published on December 14, 2020

Netflix’s traffic is about to get busier. It’s the holiday season. Still stuck at home due to the pandemic, families, couples, and singles will still need some stories. Hopefully, people can enjoy some good entertainment after a rough 2020, to put it lightly. Throughout the year, Netflix has been a good source to turn off the brain, forget some troubles for a bit, and relax.

This week, Netflix is adding plenty of comfort food favorites for their subscribers, starting with Jeopardy. Hosted by the late Alex Trebek, revisiting old episodes will be bittersweet. However, it’ll be comforting to have more of Trebek in your home. He was great at what he did, plus Jeopardy is such a comforting, easy watch. Both entertaining and informative. 

As for movies, there are not too many new and old favorites to select from this week. The two most notable additions to Netflix’s library: Nocturnal Animals and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Fashion icon Tom Ford directed Nocturnal Animals, contrasting his eye for visual beauty with horrifying, nightmare scenarios. It’s a dreamlike thriller that unsettles to the bone. Ford made a remarkable debut with A Single Man, which was a tender drama, whereas Nocturnal Animals is cold and ruthless. 

Lee Daniels’ The Butler was a box-office smash when it came out. The co-creator of Empire told the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitacker), who worked as a butler for three decades at the White House. It’s an inspiring true-life story that struck a strong chord with audiences back in 2013. 

On a darker note, fans of crime series may find themselves watching The Ripper. It’s a four-part docuseries about the Yorkshire Ripper, who killed 13 women in West Yorkshire and Manchester between 1975 to 1980. It’s not to my personal taste, but a staggering amount of people get into these murder docs.

Now, on a lighter note, a few new Netflix Marvel shows are coming out. They’re not live-action like Luke Cage or Daredevil, though. Netflix is unveiling new anime shows based on X-Men and Wolverine. Netflix’s anime series have their fans and tend to do well for the streaming service. 

December 14th

A California Christmas (2020) N

Hilda (Season 2) N

Tiny Pretty Things (Season 1) N

December 15th

Black Ink Crew New York (Seasons 1 & 2)

Pup Academy (Season 2)

Song Exploder (Volume 2) N

Teen Mom 2 (Seasons 1 & 2)

The Challenge (Seasons 10 & 13)

The Grizzlies (2020)

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

December 16th

Anitta: Made In Honório (Season 1) N

BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America (2020) N

How To Ruin Christmas (Season 1) N

Incarnate (2016)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)

Marvel Anime: Wolverine (Season 1)

Marvel Anime: X-Men (Season 1)

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Run On (Season 1) N

The Ripper (Limited Series) N

Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special (2020) N

December 17th

Braven (2018)

Futmalls.com (Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly)

Love You to the Stars and Back (2020)

Morphle (Season 2)

December 18th

Guest House (2020)

Home for Christmas (Season 2) N

Jeopardy Collection (Various Seasons)

Jeopardy! Champion Run V

Jeopardy! Champion Run VI

Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament

Jeopardy! College Championship

Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) N

Paava Kadhaigal (Season 1) N

Sweet Home (Season 1) N

Jack Giroux is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Los Angeles, he is an entertainment journalist who's previously written for Thrillist, Slash Film, Film School Rejects, and The Film Stage.

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