In the blink of an eye, we find ourselves stepping into September. How time flies! From the newest mobile application (we call it, the hoolah App) to the National Day Campaign in August, a lot has gone on behind the scenes at hoolah lately. While there is still a pandemic going on out there in the world, I’m sure many of us have gotten (or are getting) used to the new normal. Life, as we know it, is hardly returning to how it once was. We don’t know when it will all subside and end, but what we do know is that Netflix will be releasing a promising catalogue of shows and films to binge on in the month of September.
From brand new South Korean TV dramas that star Park Bo-gum, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Park Shin-Hye, to Emmy-nominated documentaries and shows that star Sarah Paulson and famous chefs from around the world, September is going to be the month you’d be spoilt for choices. Read on to find out more!
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You are living under a rock if you have not heard of Chef’s Table. The critically-acclaimed and Emmy-nominated series has featured some of the world’s most impressive chefs (and their restaurants). Each episode is a documentary of its own and tells the unspoken tale of the culinary world. From the innovative origin of cereal milk ice-cream to the traditional Japanese Kaiseiki cuisine, the world inside Chef’s Table is vast and exceptionally tantalizing. There are various themes to the series, and I must say its latest one: BBQ is going to be the best we’ve seen in a long time.
2. I’m Thinking of Ending Things
When a young woman (played by Jessie Buckley) gets on a road trip to visit her boyfriend’s (played by Jesse Plemons) family in a remote farm, she gets creeped out by Jake’s mother (played by Toni Collette) and father (played by David Thewlis). Soon, she begins to question everything she knew about her boyfriend. The film is directed by Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). But if you know the actress Toni Collette and the type of films Charlie Kaufman tends to direct, you’d know where this film is likely to go.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things will be available on Netflix from 4 September 2020.
3. Record of Youth
Starring Park Bo-Gum, Byeon Woo-Seok and Park So-Dam, the South Korean slice-of-life South TV series feature three ambitious youths’ foray into the fashion industry. Sa Hye-Jun (played by the dashing Park Bo-Gum) and Won Hae-Hyo (played by Byeon Woo-Seok) are models attempting to get their break in showbiz, while An Jeong-ha (played by Park So-Dam) is a budding makeup artist who dreams of making it big. The lives of these three will likely collide; there’s bound to be romance and friendship struggles. This will be Park Bo-Gum’s last big project before enlisting into the South Korean military on 31 August 2020.
Record of Youth will be available on Netflix from 7 September 2020.
Zombie flicks are a dime a dozen today, but there is something about the way they get portrayed in South Korean films. If you are a fan of the South Korean films Train to Busan or Train to Busan 2: Peninsula, you’ll likely enjoy this one. In the trailer, we got a peak at the gruesome virus outbreak that plagues a South Korean city. Witnessing the early devastation (and the gruesome kill of a mother by her zombified daughter), Joon-Woo (played by Yoo Ah-In) begins to grapple with the reality that’s beginning to settle in. This version of the trailer did not feature the female protagonist, but Park Shin-Hye will cast as the other female lead, Yoo-Bin, who is also trapped in an apartment away from Joon-Woo.
#Alive will be available on Netflix from 8 September 2020.
Starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, and co-starring Bill Skarsgård, The Devil All The Time is set in the town of Knockemstiff, Ohio. Shady (but nonetheless sinister) characters, including an unholy preacher (played by Pattinson), twisted couple (played by Jason Clarke and Riley Keough) and crooked sheriff (played by Sebastian Stan), converge around young Arvin Russell (played by Holland) as he stands alone against evil that’s slowly creeping in onto his family.
If anything, it certainly is refreshing to see Holland not acting as Spider-Man and Pattinson donning on the “bad guy” cape prior to his Batman movie.
The Devil All The Time will be available on Netflix on 16 September 2020.
From the creators of American Horror Story, Ratched stars Sarah Paulson as the iconic character Nurse Mildred Ratched. When Mildred arrives at a leading psychiatric hospital seeking employment as a nurse, she gets acquainted with the asylum’s unorthodox and unsettling hospital experiments on the human mind. Little did we know that the longer Mildred stays, the greater the darkness within her surfaces. This would be the dramatic prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” which features Ratched as the main antagonist.
Ratched will be available on Netflix on 18 September 2020.
We have all heard of Sherlock Holmes and his adventures. But have you heard of his sister, Enola Holmes? Arriving on Netflix in late September, Enola Holmes stars Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Clafin and Helena Boham-Carter. Catch the teenage rebel Enola Holmes (played by Brown) as she strives to outwit her brothers, Sherlock (played by Cavill) and Mycroft (played by Claflin) Holmes, while setting out on a quest to find her missing mother only (played by Boham-Carter) to unravel a dangerous conspiracy in the midst.
Enola Holmes will be available on Netflix from 23 September 2020.
8. The School Nurse Files
To others, Eun-young (played by Jung Yu-Mi) is an ordinary school nurse, and yet behind her mundane façade, she possesses a supernatural ability to see monsters (ectoplasm) as jelly figures. But a new job appointment at a new high school quickly prompts her to discover mysterious secrets that threaten the school’s population. Eun-young soon finds herself attracted to a fellow teacher In-pyo (played by Nam Joo-Hyuk), the handsome heir to the school, and they fight alongside to stop evil jellies (yes, you read that right, jelly) from harming the human world.The School Nurse Files will be available on Netflix from 25 September 2020.