What’s New on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV: May 2018
We’re counting down the 10 must-see new releases on Netflix Canada, Amazon Prime Video and CraveTV this month.
I Wanna Marry Harry
Throwing a royal-themed party to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19? You’ll need to add I Wanna Marry Harry to your list of activities. The premise of this goofy 2014 Fox reality television show is simple: 12 American women compete for the affection of the single Prince Henry of Wales. The catch? The dashing bachelor is actually Matthew Hicks—a Prince Harry look-alike. Amazon Prime Video, May 1.
You’ll like it if you like: Minority Report and Gattaca
Anon is set in a future where new technology has rendered privacy obsolete. The totalitarian government has used it to fight crime, but things take an even darker turn when a tough detective (Clive Owen) begins investigating a hacker known as The Girl (Amanda Seyfried). Mere weeks after Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the personal data breach of 87 million users, Anon’s vision of future doesn’t seem like that much of a stretch… Netflix Canada, May 4.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
You’ll like it if you like: Tina Fey and long-form interviews
When David Letterman retired from television in 2015, it turned out what he really needed was just a little break. In the fifth episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, the legendary host talks with Tina Fey about her family, the changing culture of Saturday Night Live and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Blues icon Buddy Guy performs! Netflix Canada, May 4.
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The Rain: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: The Walking Dead and The Road
Few things are more depressing than a downpour. But what if those incessant droplets also happened to carry a brutal virus with the potential of wiping out virtually everyone in Scandinavia? Set six years after the cataclism, two Danish siblings emerge from their underground bunker and join a band of young survivors seeking safety when civilization is all but gone. Tune in for the post-apocalyptic danger, stay for the coming-of-age dilemmas. Netflix Canada, May 4.
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The Who Was? Show: Season One
You’ll like it if you like: Sesame Street and Popular Mechanics for Kids
Based on the bestselling Who Was? children’s books, this new family variety series is where history and comedy collide. The Who Was? Show features a combination of live-action sketches, animation, musical performances and special guest appearances to introduce history’s most famous innovators to children—from Amelia Earhart to William Shakespeare to Frida Kahlo. Netflix Canada, May 11.
You’ll like it if you like: Mad Men
Mark your calendars: Benedict Cumberbatch is back! Based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, this five-part limited series tells the story of the titular character’s damaged childhood, alcohol- and drug-fueled twenties, and dysfunctional marriage and parenthood. At once a scathing critique of the upper-class and a cautionary tale about dealing with trauma, Patrick Melrose is one of May’s hottest streaming tickets. CraveTV, May 12.
Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here
You’ll like it if you like: Observational humour
In August 2012, comic Tig Notaro stepped on stage at Largo in Los Angeles and shocked the audience by talking about her recent cancer diagnosis. Thirty minutes later, a comedic star was born. Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here is packed with funny anecdotes and parenting confessions, all conveyed in Notaro’s signature deadpan delivery. Netflix Canada, May 22.
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The Fourth Estate
You’ll like it if you like: Spotlight, The Post and All the President’s Men
Widely regarded as the American “newspaper of record,” The New York Times faces a critical question: how do journalists accurately cover President Donald Trump while he undermines the industry—and truth itself? In this documentary series, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus is granted rare access to the offices of the influential publication—and the men and women fighting for the people’s right to know. CraveTV, May 27.
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You’ll like it if you like: Horror and art-house cinema
The relationship between a shy housewife and her famous poet husband is put to the test when a motley crew of obnoxious guests invades their idyllic home. Mother! may have been one of the most controversial (read: hated) films of 2017, but no less an authority than Martin Scorsese found much to like in this psychological horror tale. Expect Biblical allegories, celebrity culture, graphic violence and a fearless performance by Jennifer Lawrence. Netflix Canada, May 28.
You’ll like it if you like: Pixar Animation Studios and a good cry
Young Miguel longs to be a musician, but due to his family’s ancestral ban on music, is instead set on joining his family’s trade: shoemaking. By a twist of fate, he enters the Land of the Dead and begins a quest to find his great-great-great grandfather: a legendary singer. With its sensational visuals, empathetic message and moving final minutes, Coco proves that Pixar is still the standard bearer of animated movies. Netflix Canada, May 29.