March 17th, 2017
Author: Marie Feely
Well, it’s beginning to feel a lot like… that time of the year when we get to stay indoors and watch loads of our favourite Netflix shows while scoffing mince pies. As the evenings get shorter and there’s more of a chill in the air than we’re used to, there’s never been a better reason to make the most of Pure Telecom’s super-fast broadband speeds by binging on the latest and greatest Netflix content from your sofa. So, settle in: here’s what’s coming to your screen in December.
If there’s one thing we love doing over the Christmas period it’s watching re-runs of classic comedies. And one of the all-time greats, National Lampoon’s Animal House, is on Netflix from the very beginning of December, which means we don’t even have to wait for traditional broadcasters to schedule it in. Featuring a young John Belushi, this hilarious tale of college fraternities in 1960s America will have you splitting your sides with laughter.
One of December’s most eagerly-awaited releases has got to be the second season of Fuller House. A sequel to the 1987–95 television series Full House, the show follows the exploits of the now-widowed D.J. Tanner, who leans on the support of her sister and best friend to raise her three sons. The original series was much-loved, and this spiritual sequel is perfect winter evening binge-watching material.
If sci-fi is more your flavour, then Netflix has you covered in December, having recently purchased the rights to Spectral, an action-packed thriller produced by Legendary Pictures. Starring Emily Mortimer, Bruce Greenwood, and James Badge Dale, the film follows a scientist who is looking to learn more about mysterious aggressors in a war-torn city. Spooky!
If you were eagerly following the US election and you’ve been left craving even more political drama, then you’re in luck: Barry, a film about Barack Obama’s formative years, lands on Netflix on December 16th. Newcomer Devon Terrell plays Obama in the drama about the President’s life when he attended Columbia University in the 1980s. The film has already received industry-wide praise, and we’re looking forward to checking it out later this month.
If you’re a Marvel fan like us, then Netflix has a great Christmas present for you. Stretching the boundaries of what can be considered a Christmas movie, the company is set to release Captain America: Civil War on December 25th. The latest in the Captain America franchise is the biggest and best yet, and is sure to appeal to fans with one of the biggest hero battles of all time. What more could you ask for to help you digest your Christmas pud?