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9 Must-Watch September Drops from Netflix

September 09, 2019 – Patrick Tejada


Add these to the list of entertainment fares for days of unplugging and lounging. Netflix, once more, bestows their blessings of stories to while away everyone's weekend hours (whenever those days fall on).

THE SPY

More than the name they share, both Cohens are chameleons. Sacha Baron Cohen, who has portrayed characters that blur fictional lines, portrays Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy who goes deep undercover and lives in his own fictional world.

Now available.

EVELYN

Oscar award winner Orlando von Einsiedel (The White Helmets) turns camera to his family as they try to heal from their tragedy.

A decade after his brother (who suffered from severe depression and was diagnosed with schizophrenia) took his life at age 22, he and his family and friends set out on a hiking tour to visit the places Evelyn used to walk and to reflect on his death and life.

(September 10)

TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO

Returning for a new season is Netflix's sleeper hit.

For those about to jump on the bandwagon, Terrace House is Japan's contribution to reality TV. It's a slow-pace albeit addictive show that follows housemates as they go about their workaday lives.

Watch it for its cinematography or its pop psychology musings; watch it and write a term paper, social commentary or maybe even a dissertation; or watch it for all of the above and then some.

(September 10)

THE I-LAND

Waking up to the sound of waves crashing would be idyllic for just about anyone, anyone except for the 10 castaways suffering from amnesia and find themselves on The I-Land. As they attempt to find a way home, they discover that the "paradise" that they're on hides many secrets not the least of which is their histories and maybe their fates.

(September 12)

MARIANNE

A horror novelist takes a break from writing. However, she discovers that a demon from her book is real, and it insists that she not stop writing.

(Appropriate starts on September 13)

TALL GIRL

Jodi is the tall girl of her high school and experiences its boons and banes daily.

As she finds love though, so too does she see the love that's all around her and she begins embracing her uniqueness.

(September 13)

VAGABOND

When the plane his nephew was on crashes, a stuntman starts his own investigation into its cause. As he unravels the mystery, he also gets entangled in a corruption scandal.

THE POLITICIAN

Payton Hobart knows he'll become The POTUS; he just has to blaze his trail first. What better time to start his political career than in high school when his moral compass is still easily swayed and he can experience, and thrive in, its treacherous path.

(September 27)


IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON

The life of Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart slowly comes undone as he obsesses over solving a serial killer's seemingly supernatural crimes.

(September 27)



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