As we say goodbye to April, this May Netflix has some new TV arrivals for you.
Here are five what you might call stand-outs for May Netflix offerings:
Bloodline, Season Two
After some hefty acclaim across the board, Netflix’s original family drama Bloodline returns for a second season of ten episodes. You will have to wait until May 27th for this, though. Zeroing in on the Rayburn family once more, centrally the brothers standing at opposite sides of the law in the Florida Keys – local detective John (Kyle Chandler) dealing with the fallout from black sheep Danny’s (Ben Mendelsohn) crushing season one betrayals. The full talented cast returns, including the likes of Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, and Sissy Spacek.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream
Documentary from 2007 focusing on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (obviously), directed by none other than Peter Bogdanovich. As well as very recent concert footage, the account also features interviews with an array of familiar names including Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder, E.L.O. mastermind Jeff Lynne, as well as Stevie Nicks, George Harrison, Dave Grohl, Johnny Depp – to name just a few.
Grace and Frankie, Season Two
When the creators of Friends (Marta Kaufman) and Home Improvement (Howard J. Morris) collided with veteran / legendary actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin there was zero chance of this failing. The second series arrives on Netflix following the brash, haphazard, and often funny, antics of the mature women as they are forced to cope with their husbands (Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen) declaring their love for each-other. Already talked up on a third season, this is worth it alone to just see these performers we have known for decades really go to town on the laughs.
Baby Daddy, Season Five
There are worse sit-coms on American TV than the ludicrous join-the-dots comedy make up of Baby Daddy, yet I still have to be a little bemused this on now on its fifth season. Brothers Ben and Danny, and friend Tucker live in the same apartment where Ben has to come to terms with the lifestyle change the arrival of his baby daughter Emma can afford. The mother Bonnie and “close” female friend Riley provide the feminine touch. This is by no means educational where raising a baby is concerned, but it is easy on the eye, with enough cheap gags to keep you occupied while you have your dinner.
French political drama starring Gerard Depardieu (remember him?), who plays Robert Taro, mayor of a French city for 25 years, now embroiled in a story of corruption, greed, revenge, redemption – wow. The 8-episode series is created and written by Dan Franck (screenwriter of Carlos) and also features Benoit Magimel (The Pianist) and Géraldine Pailhas (Young and Beautiful) among its promising cast. This is also Netflix’s first French-language original series.
So, what else will May Netflix bring us?
LoliRock, Season One
American Dad!, Season Ten
A Study in Sherlock
Easy Living, Seasons 1-3
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time
Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny
Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent
Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz
Off the Map
Young & Hungry, Season Three
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Slasher, Season One
Benders, Season One
Lady Dynamite, Season One
Graceland, Season Three
Chef’s Table, Season Two, part 1
Mako Mermaids, Season Four
Hell on Wheels, Season Five