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Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area
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New Netflix shows and movies you need to watch this month

These will keep you happily entertained at home

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung
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Enjoy a little 'me' time at home and check out all the wonderful new titles on Netflix this month. From true crime documentaries that will send chills down your spine to the Korean version of Money Heist that the internet has been raving about, keep scrolling to see what you should be adding to the watchlist this month.

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New shows and movies to watch on Netflix

Hustle

Hustle is a comedy drama that stars Adam Sandler as Stanley Sugarman, a washed-up basketball scout who's desperately trying to revive his career. After discovering a phenomenal basketball player named Bo Cruz on the streets of Spain, Sugarman decides to bring him over to the States in hopes to get him into the NBA. But with Cruz's checkered past, they must go against all odds and take one final shot at making it big.

Release date: June 8

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey is a four-part documentary series that takes a look into the polygamous cult known as FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and the rise of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs. From forced underage marriages to sexual assault to child abuse, this story features an archive of never-before-seen footage and harrowing personal stories from those who managed to escape.

Release date: June 8

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God's Favorite Idiot

The loveable husband and wife duo Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone star together in a new fantasy comedy series God's Favourite Idiot. Tech support Clark Thompson is just your average Joe – until he wasn't. After being struck by lightning, Clark finds out that he has suddenly become God's messenger and must warn the world about the Apocalypse that's going to end humankind.

Release date: June 15

Spiderhead

Spiderhead is a sci-fi thriller that tells the tale of two inmates who form a connection inside a state-of-the-art penitentiary. Run by brilliant visionary Steve Abnesti, the prison has no bars or even jail cells. Instead, experiments are performed on the inmates who must wear a surgically attached device that would administer mind-altering drugs in exchange for commuted sentences. As Abnesti’s experiments start to push the limits of free will altogether, two subjects begin to form a connection whilst on the path of redemption.

Release date: June 17

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Snowflake Mountain

What happens when a bunch of clueless young adults get thrown into a wilderness survival retreat together? In this all-new reality show, 10 contestants – who have been spoiled and pampered their whole lives – must compete to win a transformative cash prize by learning how to become fully-functioning adults and stand on their own two feet. How hard can that be? Right? Well, with no running water, no internet access, and no parents to wait on them, these snowflakes are in for a rude awakening.

Release date: June 22

Man Vs Bee

The beloved British actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson returns to the big screen with Man Vs Bee, a comedy series where he takes on a hilarious new character named Trevor. Landing a new job as a housesitter, Trevor gets his first assignment to look after a luxurious mansion filled with priceless artwork, classic cars and an adorable dog called Cupcake. But when a bee lands on the scene, can Trevor keep everything under control, or will their raucous rivalry just lead to increasingly disastrous consequences? If this new series is anything like Mr. Bean, you know there's going to be chaos.

Release date: June 24

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Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area

Perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated K-dramas since Squid Games, Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area is a Korean adaptation of the popular Spanish series La Casa De Papel. Premiering on June 24 with six episodes, this Korean remake is set in a world where the Korean Peninsula faces reunification. Led by the Professor, a crew of thieves from North and South Korea head inside the fictional Joint Economic Area, where North and South Korea are divided, and attempt to pull off a history-making heist by stealing from a mint that's printing a new unified currency that will provide the groundwork to build a stable joint economy.

Release date: June 24

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The Pentaverate

Get ready for an explosion of laughter as Mike Myers (who will play multiple characters himself), Ken Jeong, Keegan-Michael Key and more hilarious stars come together for a limited Netflix comedy The Pentaverate. A spin-off of Myers' 1993 black comedy film, So I Married an Axe Murderer, the series is centred around the titular secret society that has been working to control major world events since the Black Plague of 1347, and the one Canadian journalist who's about to expose them to the whole world.

Release date: May 5

The Sound of Magic

The Sound of Magic is a fantasy music K-drama that’s all about what it means to become an adult. The enchanting tale tells the unexpected encounter between Yoon Ah-yi, a girl who lost her dreams in face of reality; Na Il-deung, who’s under pressure to pursue his dreams, and Ri-eul, an enigmatic (and very handsome) magician who wants nothing but to remain as a kid.

Release date: May 6

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Our Father

A documentary that will make the hairs stand on the back of your neck, Our Father follows a group of newfound siblings who discovers the sickening truth about their parents’ fertility doctor, who had been inseminating numerous patients with his own sperm without their knowledge or consent over the span of his 40-year career. As they dig further into the truth, they discover a whole web of lies that they realise must be brought to justice.

Release date: May 11

Bling Empire

Oh yes, they’re back. Los Angeles’s richest Asians are returning for another round of luxury, glamour, and lots of parties. This season, Kevin and Kim talk romance, questions circle around Cherie and Jessey’s relationship, Kane and Kevin’s bromance is put to the test, Kelly is finally single, and the queens of Beverly Hills Christine and Anna battle on in their social warfare. Pass the popcorn, we’re ready for some drama.

Release date: May 13

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Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

The 'Nth Room' case is a criminal case involving an online criminal network of sexual exploitation that gripped the nation of South Korea in 2020. Through interviews, archives, animation, and reenactments, this feature-length documentary tells the story of how women and young girls were coerced into cybersex trafficking as victims speak out against the crime, journalists report their horrific findings on the case, and cybercrime police officers share details on how they ultimately brought down the criminal mastermind behind it all. 

Release date: May 18

Stranger Things 4

Season four of Stranger Things is finally coming to Netflix. Picking up from where things left off in season three, the new season will take place six months after the epic Battle of Starcourt where Eleven and her friends saved the town of Hawkin from the Mind Flyer. Separated for the first time, the group of friends are struggling with the aftermath of the destructive battle, all the while coping with the complexities of being in high school. Ready to reunite over Spring Break, the gang is faced with more trouble as a new force appears and puts them in danger. Will our group of heroes be able to finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down? 

Release date: May 27 (Volume one)

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