What to Watch on Netflix and Stan this Month – April

Self-isolation got you down?

You’ll have nothing to worry about if you have a TCL Android TV!

Packed with features such as built-in streaming apps and the Google Play Store, hours upon hours of entertainment are at your fingertips!

We take a look at some of the most hyped up movies and TV shows to hit Netflix and Stan this April so you can actually enjoy your night in with our TCL Android TV.

The Last Dance – Netflix

With most sports coming to a halt mid-season many fans have been searching for any form of sporting entertainment they can get their hands on.

Replays of classic matches has been a great way for people to get their fix of sports and Netflix are on the bandwagon with their latest documentary ‘ The Last Dance’.

This Mini-series follows one of the greatest players and team to ever be assembled in the history of basketball – Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls – and their quest for a sixith NBA championship.

Being one of the most anticipated sporting documentaries this year, it should be on everyone’s list to watch when it aires on the 20th of April regardless if you’re a avid sports fan or not.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – Netflix

This true crime docuseries has taken the world by storm and it seems like we are the criminals to think we can summarise it in a few paragraphs but here we go.

Oklahoma roadside zoo owner Joe Exotic, a polygamist big cat wrangler and wannabe country music star, engages in a years-long feud with big cat sanctuary owner Carol Baskin, which involves death threats, murder for hire, sabotage and millions of dollars.

Not enough to entice you into watching the first episode yet?

Don’t worry because we have barely scratched the surface of what this overstuffed documentary series delivers. When you finally think you’ve got things figured out, the story continues to get increasingly more bizarre with each episode and will leave you in awe of the events that just transpired.

If you’re contemplating watching it, just do yourself a favour and WATCH IT!

You can then decide for yourself whether it was one of the craziest things you have ever had the pleasure of watching or if it was a complete waste of time.

Blackkklansman – Netflix

An Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as nominations for both Best Picture and Best Director, this Spike Lee film tackles the topic of white supremacy and racism in a highly entertaining way.

The film, set in the 1970s, follows the incredible true story of a hero as Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) takes his position as the first black detective of the Colorado Springs Police Department. In a bid to make a name for himself, Stallworth decides to take on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

With the help of a more seasoned detective, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), he goes undercover as they team up to take down the group of white supremacists. 

Beastars – Netflix

As Anime becomes an increasingly more popular genre, Netflix has bolstered its ranks by taking on Beastars. Since it has aired Beastars has been well received across the world due to its unique CG character design and has been compared to Disney’s 2016 hit Zootopia, but with its darker tone and more complex storyline it leaves you with a more fulfilling experience.

Set in a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, the series starts at Cherryton High School where students live in harmony with one another until a ‘predation’ incident occurs.

You are then introduced to Legosi, a wolf with anxiety and member of the drama club, who was a close friend with the predation victim. Naturally, tensions run high after the incident and has furthered the divide between predators and prey throughout the school.

We follow Legosi as he investigates the murder of his friend, during so he meets a dwarf rabbit who he can’t get out of his head and struggles to understand if it’s due to his attraction towards her or ultimately his predatory instincts.

Parasite – Stan

Parasite cleaned up at the 92nd Academy Awards when it won a leading four awards:

– Best Picture

– Best Director

– Best Original Screenplay

– Best International Feature Film

Parasite follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as highly qualified individuals. Greed and class discrimination are major themes within the film as the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the Park and Kim families begin to take shape but how long can the deception last and what consequences will follow if they are found out.

Parasite is dropping much earlier than anticipated and is coming to Stan on the 11th of April, over this Easter break!

Get your fix and have your say on the dubbed BEST movie of the year, whether you’re watching it with the family or solo, Parasite will give you an entertaining time and is bound to leave you with a lasting impression.

Bloom Season 2 – Stan

Premiering on April 9 Stan’s original series Bloom is back for season 2.

For those who haven’t seen it, the first season of the show kicks off one year after a devastating flood has killed five locals in a country town and some time after a mysterious new plant appears which has the power to restore youth.

With such an unbelievable discovery of a flower that can restore youth, some find it fascinating whereas some want it all to themselves and are more than willing to kill to keep it a secret.

The second season focuses on the emergence of a “second generation” causing a battle between nature, science and faith. The series stars a bunch of familiar faces such as Bryan Brown, Phoebe Tonkin, Jacqueline McKenzie, Toby Schmitz and Jacki Weaver.

The Office (US) – Stan

What else can you do in isolation other than binge watch a classic?

The Office is one of those shows that you could re-watch over and over or jump in from any episode and be ready for a great laugh. The captivating humour and banter of actors Steve Carell (Michael), Rainn Wilson (Dwight), John Krasinski (Jim) and Jenna Fischer (Pam) as well as the rest of the cast will leave you in stitches.

The TV series is set in the office of a branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. We get an insight into the everyday office life of a group of typical workers where clashing egos, inappropriate behaviour and overcoming boredom are daily occurrences.

So start season 1 today and see if you can resist the next episode, we bet you can’t!!