Netflix has been doing the absolute most for us this spring. First, they gifted us with the madness of Tiger King. Then, they gave us the action and suspense of the third season of Ozark. And as if that wasn’t enough, they said, “Let’s give the people what they really want,” and gave birth to the Riverdale meets Baywatch meets National Treasure magic that is Outer Banks. Team John B. or team JJ? I simply refuse to choose.
So, yes, I have very high expectations for Netflix in the upcoming months and their “coming soon” category has me hopeful that they will continue to surprise me with hit after hit after hit. Check out these features that’ll be available to stream in the next two weeks to solve all of your “I don’t know what to watch this weekend” and “my life is over after Outer Banks” woes:
Release date: Wednesday, May 6
Holy moly. I can’t watch this trailer and not get the chills. This documentary stars former First Lady Michelle Obama and gives viewers an up-close and personal look at her life and a behind the scenes view of her 34-city tour across America. I feel like once I watch this, I’ll finally have the inspiration and bandwidth to do 20 push-ups without taking a break. Stay tuned.
Dead to Me, season 2
Release date: Friday, May 8
I feel like I’ve been awaiting the second season of Dead to Me for-freaking-ever. It’s only been a year since their first season was released but, in my defense, the chilling cliffhanger that they left us with was almost rude. I have been thinking about the fate of Jen and Judy at least once a week for the past year, and I’ve been truly missing their quirky, hilarious, backwards relationship. If this trailer doesn’t get you pumped for May 8, I don’t know what will.
Grey’s Anatomy, season 16
Release date: Saturday, May 9
Season 16 of Grey’s is being released on Netflix this Saturday, so, therefore, I’ll be using this as yet another excuse to restart the series and watch Grey’s Anatomy from the very beginning. Watching the OG crew of Meredith, Cristina, George, and Karev mess around and save lives gives me all of the feels and brings me an endless amount of joy. If you didn’t already catch season 16 on ABC, you have a wild ride ahead of you. Cheers to no commercials and the ability to watch three (or more) episodes in a row. Happy binging!
Release date: Monday, May 11
True crime junkies unite! This brand-spankin’ new Netflix docuseries covers the media portrayal of and influence on six different criminal cases and this trailer has left me shaking in my boots (what can I say… the quick scene cuts and gripping music combo gets me every time). I can’t wait to watch this all in one sitting because what is moderation?
Release date: Tuesday, May 12
You know and love her from four seasons of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and if you thought you’ve seen the last of her, you’re wrong. Kimmy is back to grace our TV screens with her innocent and clumsy positivity like never before. Except, this time, you have a say in her story. Oh yes, this baby is an interactive special… anyone else having nightmare flashbacks to Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? Taking a peek at the trailer will give you a vibe of what you’ll be getting yourself in to, and I don’t know about you, but I’m here for it. Glad to have ya back, Kimmy.
Riverdale, season 4
Release date: Thursday, May 14
OK everyone, listen up. I’m not a fraud so I won’t lie to you. I am not caught up on Riverdale. Before anyone comes for me, I’m on season two and will peel my eyes away from my third viewing of Outer Banks in time for the new drop, I promise! That being said, I have inserted this trailer link with my eyes 75 percent closed. I won’t watch it because I just can’t spoil it for myself, so I hope it’s good. And truly, I hope it’s not a fake trailer (do those exist? I hope not) that surprises my copy editor halfway through. Fingers crossed.
Release date: Friday, May 15
Alright you guys, I’m calling it. This new Netflix series is going to be good. This trailer is giving me all of the “you’re going to be obsessed with this show” vibes and I’m sure when you watch it, you’ll agree. I am left equal parts intrigued, excited, confused, and wanting more. Also, it’s brought to us by the creator of Money Heist, which is a wild masterpiece on its own, so I’m giving it bonus points from the start.