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Planning on spending your weekend relaxing and checking out what Netflix has to offer? You’ll find more than enough to fill two days of practically nonstop watching, if that’s what you have in mind.
If you didn’t catch Season 2 of one of the biggest success stories of Netflix’s original programming, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, you might want to check it out. The comedy series by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock just came out last weekend. This season finds Kimmy seeking a new love interest as she tries to avoid dealing with her past. Jeff Jensen of Entertainment Weekly calls it “fudging hysterical,” while Verne Gay of Newsday says, “What worked especially well last season also gets better in the second.”
Just out on Friday is the newest Netflix Original stand-up special, Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping. Dennis Perkins of the A.V. Club calls it “one of the most satisfyingly realized bits,” explaining that throughout, “both Oswalt’s more angry, passionate pieces and his observational material are uniformly sharp and confident.”
Over the course of the just over one-hour special, Oswalt jokes about Ambien, his daughter’s love of My Little Pony over his beloved Star Wars, RuPaul’s use of the word “Tranny,” and what it’s like to navigate the Internet in 2016. “I cannot keep up with the f***ing glossary,” he jokes.
If you find yourself wishing for more Oswalt after that, catch his 2009 special My Weakness is Strong. He’s in the hit drama United States of Tara, too, also on Netflix.
Enough of comedy and time for something a bit more serious? The documentary Catching the Sun from writer and director Shalini Kantayya is new on Netflix. About a clean energy future, it’s just in time for Earth Day. As described on its website:
“An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. But who wins and who loses the battle for power in the 21st century?”
Actor Mark Ruffalo says that it’s “a must-see film. An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform, and enliven the way you see the future.”
Want something the whole family can watch together? On Sunday, Minions comes to Netflix with its stellar cast including the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Geoffrey Rush and Steve Coogan.
Time to get watching!