New on Netflix: March 2016

There’s more to look forward to in March than the end of winter. Just when you thought you’d be escaping your house, Netflix is rolling out some old favorites and intriguing newbies next month. Yeah, you’re probably not going anywhere.

House of Cards, Season 4 (March 4th)
The original series that solidified Netflix as a major player in the television show game is back. After ascending to the Oval Office in Season 2 and battling more than just is re-election campaign in Season 3, it’s unclear where the fourth season will Frank Underwood. Regardless, it’s going to be a hell of a ride it watching him dispatch his foes, wrangle his demons, and take get whatever he damn well pleases. This time, though, he may be facing down his most formidable opponent yet, Claire Underwood.

Flaked, Season 1 (March 11th)
We haven’t seen much of Will Arnett since his CBS comedy The Millers was canceled in 2014. Now, he’s starring in a new comedy that has him teamed up with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz (already a great start). He’ll play a self-help guru who is struggling behind the scenes because he can’t seem to follow his own advice. Based on the trailer, it’s got the recipe for what people tend to like: complex main character, insightful and funny buddies, and some romantic strife.

Daredevil, Season 2 (March 18th)
While Frank Underwood may disagree, there’s probably no hotter, more anticipated Netflix return than the second season of Daredevil. When the first trailer for the March premiere dropped earlier this month, it did not disappoint. Matt Murdock/Daredevil will have to face the consequences of his vigilantism when he tangles with another legendary Marvel vigilante, Frank Castle aka The Punisher, who has quite the firearm collection and a vendetta, in the wake of the murder of his family. We can’t wait to see the gritty, violent take on two vastly different versions of the idea of a “hero”.

My Beautiful Broken Brain, Documentary (March 18th)
After massive success of the riveting series Making a Murderer, expectations for Netflix documentaries are very high. While My Beautiful Broken Brain doesn’t have a divisive issue for viewers to stew on, it does cover an interesting and frightening one. Lotje Sodderland suffered a stroke in 2011 in her 30s and lost her ability to speak, read, and write coherently but gained new sensory perception. This is the fascinating story of her rehabilitation and struggle to reclaim her life.

The Art of Organized Noize (3/22)
Hip hop pioneers and unsung heros Organized Noize were responsible for shaping the Dirty South sound and launching the careers of OutKast, Goodie Mob, TLC, Cee Lo, and many others in the 90’s and early 2000’s. Featuring interviews with hip hop legends and behind the scenes footage, this entertaining documentary charts the rise and, ultimately, fall of some of the most influential forces in hip hop music.

The Ranch, Season 1 (April 1st)
Netflix is bringing Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson of That ‘70s Show together again for a sitcom called The Ranch. Ok, stay with us here, it’s going to be great, we promise. Kutcher plays a former semipro football player who moves back to Colorado to help his family run their ranch while Masterson plays his brother who has always lived in his shadow. The Ranch will be Netflix’s first foray into somewhat of a traditional sitcom format, except they’re doing it in front of a live studio audience but without the usual lighting or music. Netflix continues to break new ground in original programming so there’s no reason to think they haven’t got another hit on their hands.

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