Are you looking for a huge variety of original movies and series? March is the month, and Netflix is the streaming service.
No one should be surprised that Netflix has a ton of original programming next month. In the battle for original content, the “Big Red One” always has the most originals shows and series. That’s because Netflix seems to have based its business model on having the most original content. Whether these shows are “the best” or not is up to each person’s individual tastes, of course. I usually find three shows that look interesting and feature them in this post. I’m not going to do that this week.
I’m taking a different direction in this Streaming Saturday post. This week, I’d like to take a bigger look at what makes next month’s collection of Netflix originals so unique. It’s worthy of mention because it seems like the folks at Netflix put a lot of thought into the type of content it chooses to produce. (They put some thought into the service’s curated content as well.)
1. Variety of Original Children’s Programming
Kids need more to watch than the same few episodes of Peppa Pig. If you have kids or spend a lot of time with you’re grandkids, you know what I’m talking about. You probably know the dialogue from most of the episodes by heart. You might even be able to imitate the voice of one of the characters. (My version of Daddy Pig is spot on, or so I’ve been told.) Once you get to this point, it’s time for you and the kids to watch something new.
This March, Netflix shares a host of original and curated shows for children. Here’s one that looks rather interesting. It’s called City of Ghosts, and it combines live-action settings with animated characters. The show is described as a documentary about a group of kids who learn about things from a group of friendly ghosts. Check out the City of Ghosts trailer:
2. Foreign-Language Programming
America is a diverse nation made up of people from all over the world. Many of the folks speak English as their second language. Because of this, they would probably enjoy watching programs in their native tongue. In March, Netflix will offer five films in languages other than English. There are two French films, one Hindi, one Turkish, and two Spanish. For those of you who enjoy foreign films – and don’t mind reading subtitles – you can enjoy these foreign-langauge films, too.
I’m looking forward to watching Sentinelle, a French movie about a soldier who hunts down the man who attacked her sister. Check out the trailer:
3. Documentaries: Learning is Entertainment, Too!
It can be for anyone who enjoys watching documentaries. These shows bridge the gap between movies and the 11 o’clock news, typically offering a deeper look at the subject matter. Netflix will be releasing one documentary and seven docu-series next month. This should be plenty to keep documentary fans entertained during March.
Remember the Netflix original docu-series Last Chance U? It focused on the troubled athletes in a collegiate football program? The series returns next month with a focus on collegiate basketball players. This one is sure to be popular with anyone who wants a gritty, behind-the-scenes look inside the lives of college basketball players. Check out the Last Chance U: Basketball trailer:
What’s New on Netflix in March 2021
Well, I guess I did it after all. After promising that I wouldn’t, I ended up featuring three Netflix programs that I look forward to watching. I also know that my tastes in movies don’t mirror those of other streamers. The list of the Netflix originals set to debut in March is included below. As you look it over, keep two things in mind:
This list features original content only. Netflix will also offer a huge variety of curated content as well.
This list might not be complete. Netflix might release more original programs between now and March.
With that in mind, here is a look at the original movies and series headed to Netflix in March 2021:
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021)
Word Party (Season 5)
Murder Among the Mormons (Limited Series)
Pacific Rim: The Black (Season 1)
City of Ghosts (Season 1)
Fate of Alakada (2020)
Nevenka: Breaking the Silence (Limited Series)
Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Part 4)
Bombay Rose (2019)
The Houseboat (Season 1)
Dealer (Season 1)
Marriage or Mortgage (Season 1)
Last Chance U: Basketball (Season 1)
Coven of Sisters (2020)
Love Alarm (Season 2)
Paper Lives (2021)
Paradise PD (Season 3)
The One (Season 1)
Yes Day (2021)
The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Season 1)
RebellComedy: Straight Outta the Zoo (2021)
Waffles + Mochi (Season 1)
Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case (Season 1)
B: The Beginning (Season 2)
Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (2021)
Alien TV (Season 2)
Country Comfort (Season 1)
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 3)
Sky Rojo (Season 1)
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (Season 1)