Netflix Bingelist: November is off to a disappointing start
By JONATHON MYERS
It is already November and jack-o’- lanterns are being replaced with turkey décor. Orange and black fashion is forgone in favor of earthy browns and reds and, most importantly, Netflix changes its lineup for the month.
Here are some of the changes coming to everyone’s favorite streaming service. Quite a few shows are leaving Netflix this month. On Nov. 1, The Addams Family, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Escape to Witch Mountain, Fatal Attraction, Legally Blonde, Powerpuff Girls, Kangaroo Jack and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie left the Netflix-sphere.
Over the span of November, notable titles we will also be losing include: The Boxtrolls, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, The Boondocks: Seasons 1-4, Chowder: Seasons 1-3, Courage the Cowardly Dog: Seasons 1-4, Robin Hood and Stuck In Love.
It’s a shame to see such gems as The Boondocks and The Addams Family go, as well as the global smash hit cinematic masterpiece and pop-culture phenomenon that was Kangaroo Jack.
However, Netflix is also adding new material Nov. 1, which includes: The African Queen, Alfie, Bob the Builder: White Christmas, Cujo, The Heartbreak Kid, Jetsons: Stephen King’s Thinner,
Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas, Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express, Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish, Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines and Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas. Mainly there’s just a lot of Thomas & Friends.
Periodically throughout the month, even more titles will be rotating in such as: Meet the Blacks, K-POP Extreme Survival: Season 1, The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success?, The 100: Season 3, Burn After Reading, Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie, Paddington,
Thunderbolt, Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines, Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia, Boyhood and the live action The Jungle Book.
Amongst the new arrivals, the following are Netflix original content:
The Crown: Season 1, Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60, The Ivory Game, World of Winx: Season 1, Danger Mouse: Season 2, All Hail King Julien: Season 4, Case: Season 1, Estocolmo: Season 1, Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Season 1, Tales by Light: Season 1, True Memoirs of An International Assassin, Dieter Nuhr: Nuhr in Berlin, Lovesick: Season 2, Paranoid: Season 1, Beat Bugs: Season 2, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, Divines, Mercy, 3%, Michael Che Matters and the most anticipated Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Aside from Jackass 3.5, Boyhood and the new live-action Jungle Book, it feels like we’re losing more quality than we’re gaining this month. However, Netflix originals do have an amazing track record thus far. Each one will probably be intriguing at the very least.
Netflix’s recent acquisition of exclusive streaming rights to all of Disney’s films does not seem to be being put to good use this month. Also with recent price hikes and some of their favorite shows and movies are gone from streaming, many viewers will find their Novembers to be a bit of a letdown.