What’s leaving and coming to Netflix in March 2016, and the products you need for condolence or celebration
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away; a plethora of new shows and movies are added each month to Netflix, but this also means that current content is removed. Join us here each month, as we cherry pick what to look forward to—and what to binge before it disappears forever! And because “Netflix and beautify” should be a thing, we’ll highlight an apropos beauty product to enhance your chill time.
What’s leaving Netflix in March
(For full list of departures, check here)
• March 5th: I Am Divine (2013) Ah, Divine—muse, rebel, subversive. If you are unfamiliar with one of the most bad ass drag queens ever, you need to watch this documentary. Fun fact: did you know Divine was the model for Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid?
• March 6th: Le Week-End (2013) A romance movie that feels simultaneously tart, sweet, and comic, this tale of an older married couple returning to Paris hits all the right notes. (Plus, Jeff Goldblum)!
• March 15th: A big chunk of TED Talks These are a great way to learn about compelling subjects from entertaining and knowledgeable experts. I’d recommend Artistry and Illusion, in particular.
• March 18th: Cosmopolis (2012) This is directed by David Cronenberg, stars a non-sparkly Robert Pattinson, and is based on the titular Don DeLillo novel; a cold look at sex and wealth.
• March 31st: Women Who Kill (2012) Need a laugh? Check out Amy Schumer, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser and Marina Franklin for a night of stand up hilarity in NYC.
What’s coming to Netflix in March
(For full list of arrivals, check here:)
• March 4th: House of Cards, Season 4 (2016) This is a show that everyone raves about, but I’ve yet to watch. I plan on diving in, soon.
• March 9th: The Returned, Season 1 I LOVE this atmospheric and cerebral French series—it’s about zombies, technically, but in a fresh, subtle and compelling way.
• March 15th: Final Girl (2015) This is on my to-watch list; a meta-look at the horror convention of the “final girl” trope, featuring Taissa Farmiga and Alia Shawkat.
• March 16th: Happy Valley, Season 2 Gah, so excited for the return of this Netflix original series. Now, this is not for the faint of heart—it’s an extremely dark look at the repercussions of child abuse, murder, and sexual assault in West Yorkshire, England. The strong female lead, intelligent writing, and complex plotting make it a must see.
• March 18th: Pee-wee’s Big Holiday (2016) Netflix original. The eternal child in me is stoked for this—Pee-wee is such a lovable oddball, and I can’t wait to see what this new incarnation will bring. (Plus, can we just agree that Paul Reubens has barely aged)?
• March 25th: Trailer Park Boys, Season 10 This cult comic series, straight outta Canada, is one that you either love or hate. I fall in the love category—the characters are inane buffoons with heart, and I adore their ridiculous shenanigans.
• March 31st: Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders (2015) I’m always down to see if any new theories/evidence have surfaced in the murders of these two iconic rappers, and I’m not averse to a good conspiracy theory—definitely want to check this one out.
Netflix and Beautify pick: Benefit Benetint, the OG of lip and cheek stains. This versatile stain, the hue of fresh rose petals, was originally created for an exotic dancer back in the 1970s. Pat it on lips and cheeks and you’ll be charmingly flushed for hours of viewing. It’s a product that both Divine and Pee-Wee might wear—a perfect subtle red on Pee-wee and more of an “I just drank chicken’s blood” look for Divine.
we heartsters: Any of these shows/movies jumping out at you? Are you more of a Pee-Wee or a Divine at heart?
Amity writes and teaches in Central PA. Her obsessions include: Rodarte (she can’t afford any Rodarte, mind you, but a girl can dream), espresso, books, vintage/thrift fashion and fountain pens. She thinks you should dress like a weirdo once in a while, just to shake things up.