5 Netflix Originals We’re Binge Watching in August

As summer comes to a close, be sure to get in all the beach time and rooftop parties you can. But don’t forget to stay up to date on your summer viewing list. Yes, there are plenty blockbusters to run to the theater for but there are just as many titles to enjoy from home.

Netflix’s August release lineup is full of classics and new releases worthy of a night in. But their highly-anticipated original titles should not be missed. Add these films and series to your queue this month.

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
Season one premieres August 4

Before they became some of the most iconic comedians of our time, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Michael Ian Black were camp counselors in the outrageous 2001 comedy, Wet Hot American Summer. Over 15 years after the movie, Netflix follows up their prequel series with a follow-up set 10 years later. All of our favorites return with some new faces for the eight-episode series.

Season one premieres August 11

Sam is an autistic teenager who’s been dependent on his mother for his whole life. But when he decides he’s ready to start dating, she has to learn to accept his independence and find her own. As Sam looks for love, his family tries to find their own stride while making an effort to understand what he’s going through.

Marvel’s The Defenders
Season one premieres August 18

Netflix has given brought to life some of our new favorite Marvel heroes. In their newest Marvel series, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones unite to clean up the streets of New York. Individual superheroes, each is burdened with their own challenges as the team up to save their city.


Season one premieres August 25

It’s a new era for the cannabis-inclined with legalized marijuana quickly becoming a reality across the country. Kathy Bates plays Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, a “cannabis legend” who enlists her recently graduated son and a staff of “budtenders” for her Los Angeles marijuana dispensary. It’s a series about the American dream for the 420-friendly Americans.


Death Note
Premieres August 25

Loosely based on the manga series of the same name, this film follows a young man in Seattle who finds a supernatural notebook. The nefarious Death Note kills anyone whose name is written in its pages. With a god-like power in the palm of hand, he uses it to kill criminals and change the world for the better, but his mission draws the attention of an unpredictable detective.

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