Meta Entertainment Monthly March 2017

 

Coming to Netflix Friday March 17th

 

This month we have have a lot of good stuff. Netflix has a ton of original series and movies, one is highly anticipated. Also have some early info on shows in development for Netflix and Hulu.

In case anyone is trying to find new episodes of Lucifer on FOX, it’s on a long hiatus until sometime in May.

 

Riverdale

I failed to mention the CW show Riverdale in last month’s article as I was skeptical of it being any good. As it comes on after Supernatural I gave it a chance and it’s now one of my favorite shows.

Based on Archie Comics, Riverdale adds a dark twist to the Archie lore. It’s basically Beverly Hills 90210 meets Twin Peaks meets Archie, as the first season mainly revolves around the mysterious disappearance of Jason Blossom over the Summer break. Riverdale is currently five episodes in and has revealed more mysteries and family secrets that revolve around Jason’s death.

The show also features Josie and the Pussycats, and may have Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as she is originally from the Archie “Universe”) appear later this season. Kevin Keller, who was the first Gay Archie character introduced back in 2010, is a regular character and best friends with Betty and Veronica. The show also has Beverly Hills 90210 alum Luke Perry as Archie’s Dad.

The first five episodes are available on CW’s website:

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/riverdale/?play=d33681dd-54b2-461b-94e6-53590ef021ee

Riverdale starring KJ Apa as Archie, Lili Reinhart as Betty, and Camila Mendes as Veronica, airs Thursday’s on the CW at 9:00 pm Eastern after Supernatural.

 

 

Baby Daddy

The sixth season of Baby Daddy starts this month. Baby Daddy is the story of Ben Wheeler a guy trying to balance the single life and being a dad, after a one night stand leaves a baby at his doorstep. Love triangles and hilarity ensue.

Melissa Peterman of Reba fame plays his over the top Bon Jovi loving Mom (she even gave him the middle name Bon Jovi.) He is roommates with short friend Tucker (who is recognizable as Michelle’s friend from Full House) and his giant sexy and not too bright, hockey playing brother Danny. The cast is rounded out by Ben and Danny’s childhood friend who Danny has loved since they were kids despite her being fat (though she lost all her weight after highschool).

The first five seasons available are on Netflix.

Baby Daddy returns for season 6 at it’s new time Monday March 13th on Freeform at 8:00 pm Eastern

 

Returns Monday March 13th on Freeform

 

Catfish

A guilty pleasure of mine Catfish returns for his 6th season this month. Nev and Max resume their journey finding the true faces behind the profile pics.

The first five season of Catfish are available on Hulu

Catfish returns for season 6 Wednesday March 1st on MTV at 8:00pm Eastern.

 

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Another guilty pleasure of mine, RuPaul’s Drag Races returns for season 9 this March. Hopefully they will go back to the old way of doing Untucked (the after show) as the last few seasons have been boring. RuPaul’s Drag Race is moving to VH1 with episodes encored on Logo.

Seasons 2 through 8 can be found on YouTube for $1.99 per episode and Logo’s official website.

RuPaul’s Drag Race returns for season 9 Friday March 24th on VH1 8:00 Easter with encores on Logo.

 

 

 

Resident Evil: Vendetta

The third animated Resident Evil movie comes out later this year. The animated movies are unrelated to the live action franchise with Mila Jovavivh, which had it’s last movie earlier this year. All of three of the CGI movies take place in the game universe and bridge the gap between games.

The first one Resident Evil: Degeneration takes place between games 4 and 5 and reunites Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield who first appear in the second game. The second one Resident Evil: Damnation reunites Leon with Ada Wong who also first appeared in the second game and bridges the gap between games 5 and 6.

Resident Evil: Vendetta will have Leon working with Claire’s brother Chris (They first met briefly in game 6) and Rebecca Chambers who first appears in the original game with Chris and in the prequel Resident Evil 0. They will confront a man who is picking up the remnants of Tricell (successor to Umbrella Corp) and Umbrella Corp, It will bridge the gap between games 6 and 7, and hopefully answer some questions that ending of the latest game raised.

Resident Evil: Degeneration is available on DVD (it has some cool special features). Resident Evil: Damnation is available on DVD/Blu-Ray.

Resident Evil: Vendetta will be released in theaters (which is a first as the first two CGI movies were straight to DVD/Blu-Ray) sometime this Spring.

 

 

Netflix

Netflix has a ton of originals coming this month. Fifteen series, including the highly anticipated Marvel’s Iron Fist, four stand-up comedy specials and five movies.

 

Marvel’s Iron Fist

Iron Fist is the latest in Marvel’s Netflix series, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. First appearing in the comics in the 70’s. Iron Fist is the story of American Danny Rand gaining the powers of Iron Fist in the mystical city of K’un L’un. All four series will crossover in the upcoming Defender’s miniseries later this year. Rosario Dawson reprises her character Claire Temple, who has appeared in all four series including both seasons of Daredevil.

The first two seasons of Daredevil (Which I highly recommend. The hallway fight scene in the first season and the stairway fight scene in the second season are some of the best ever filmed. The second season also introduces a new version of the Punisher with Jon Bernthal of The Walking Dead, who is getting his own series.) Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage are currently available on Netflix in 4K.

Marvel’s Iron Fist starring Finn Jones as Daniel Rand and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, premieres on Netflix Friday March 17th.

 

 

Stranger Things

During Superbowl LI Netflix aired a teaser for the second season of the cult hit Stranger Things. The teasers shows a giant mysterious spider like creature and the kids dressed as the Ghostbusters (so this presumably takes places after the original Ghostbusters movie.) Unfortunately season 2 doesn’t come to Netflix until Halloween.

Strangers Things season 1 is currently available on Netflix.

 

 

Castlevania

 

Still in development for Netflix, is an animated series based on the popular videogame Castlevania.
This is the official info available on Netflix’s site:

“Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.”

Warren Ellis who is producing and writing the show is a well know comic book writer.

As this is still in development no word on release date as of yet.

 

Netflix March 2017

 

March 1

  • Angry Birds, Season 2
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Chicago
  • Deep Run
  • Dirt Every Day, Season 1
  • Epic Drives, Season 2
  • Friday After Next
  • Head 2 Head, Season 2
  • Hot Rod Unlimited, Season 1
  • Ignition, Season 1
  • Impossible Dreamers
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Kate and Mim-Mim, Season 2
  • Know Your Enemy – Japan
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Let There Be Light
  • Memento
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Nacho Libre
  • Nazi Concentration Camps
  • Roadkill: Season 2
  • Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
  • San Pietro
  • Singing with Angels
  • Sustainable
  • Slums of Beverly Hills
  • The Craft
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
  • The Negro Soldier
  • Thunderbolt
  • Tunisian Victory

 

March 3

  • Greenleaf, Season 1

 

March 4

  • Safe Haven

 

March 5

  • Señora Acero, Season 3

 

March 7

  • Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (Netflix Original)

 

March 8

  • Hands of Stone
  • The Waterboy

 

March 9

  • Thithi

 

March 10

  • Buddy Thunderstruck, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Burning Sands (Netflix Original Film)
  • Love, Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • One More Time, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • The Boss’ Daughter

 

March 13

  • Must Love Dogs
  • Million Dollar Baby

 

March 14

  • Disney’s Pete’s Dragon
  • Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (Netflix Original)

 

March 15

  • Disney’s The BFG
  • Notes on Blindness

 

March 16

  • Beau Sejour, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Coraline

 

March 17

  • Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (Netflix Original Film)
  • Julie’s Greenroom, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Marvel’s Iron Fist, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
  • Pandora (Netflix Original Film)
  • Samurai Gourmet, Season 1 (Netflix Original)

 

March 18

  • Come and Find Me
  • The Vampire Diaries, Season 8

 

March 20

  • El Reemplazante, Seasons 1 and 2

 

March 21

  • Ali & Nino
  • Another Forever
  • Evolution
  • Fire at the Sea

 

March 23

  • How to Get Away with Murder, Season 3
  • Welcome to New York

 

March 24

  • Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Déjà Vu
  • Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense (Netflix Original)
  • Grace and Frankie, Season 3 (Netflix Original)
  • Ingobernable, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Spider
  • The Square
  • The Most Hated Woman in America (Netflix Original Film)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

March 25

  • The Student Body
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

 

March 26

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

 

March 27

  • Better Call Saul, Season 2

 

March 28

  • Archer, Season 7
  • Jo Koy: Live from Seattle (Netflix Original)

 

March 30

  • Life in Pieces, Season 1

 

March 31

  • 13 Reasons Why, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Bordertown, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Season 1
  • Dinotrux, Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • FirstBorn
  • Five Came Back (Netflix Original)
  • GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
  • Rosewood, Season 1
  • The Carmichael Show, Season 1 and 2
  • The Discovery (Netflix Original Film)
  • Trailer Park Boys, Season 11 (Netflix Original)

 

Hulu

 

Castle Rock

Stephen King and J.J. Abrams are working on an anthology series called Castle Rock. Castle Rock is a fictional town in Maine created by Stephen King where a lot of his stories (Cujo, The Dark Half, novella “The Body” on which Stand By Me is based on, etc) take place in or near to (Derry the fictional town in IT is not too far from Castle Rock.) The stories in the show will tie into different characters and events from all of Stephen Kings books.

King and Abrams current collaboration 11.22.63, which stars James Franco going back in time to prevent J.F.K’s assassination is currently available on Hulu.

As this is still in development no word on the release date.

 

 

Hulu March 2017

As some of these shows air the day after network their premiere, they will be noted with the network it is on. Shows with Showtime after them are available with Hulu’s special Showtime package.

 

March 1

  • National Treasure (Hulu Original)
  • 13 Going on 30
  • 52 Pick Up
  • A Company Man
  • A Simple Plan
  • The Adventure of Buckaroo Banzai
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • American Heart
  • American Sasquatch Hunters: Bigfoot in America
  • Ancient Aliens Origins
  • And While We Were Here
  • Badges of Fury
  • Battle Ground
  • The Big Kahuna
  • Born to be Blue (Showtime)
  • Carrie
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • Cavemen
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Clueless
  • Code 46 (Showtime)
  • Commitment
  • Confession of Murder
  • The Courier
  • Curse of the Zodiac
  • The Cutting Edge
  • The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold
  • Dead Man’s Bounty
  • Doomsday Book
  • Dummy
  • Eastern Bandits
  • Enemy at the Gates (Showtime)
  • The Final Cut (Showtime)
  • Flash Point
  • Floating City
  • The Fog
  • The Four
  • The Gambler
  • Gang Related
  • The Ghost Writer (Showtime)
  • The Guillotines
  • Hannibal
  • I Love You Phillip Morris (Showtime)
  • Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Karate Kid 3
  • The Karate Kid: Part 2
  • Kid Cannabis
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • King of the Mountain
  • The Kings of the Streets
  • The Last Tycoon
  • Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
  • Little Big Soldier
  • Lost Highway (Showtime)
  • Lost in Thailand
  • The Man from Nowhere
  • Miami Vice
  • Mr. Majestyk
  • Mystery Road
  • New World
  • Ninja Masters
  • Not Suitable for Children
  • On the Job
  • Ordinary People (Showtime)
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Pele: Birth of a Legend (Showtime)
  • Penelope
  • Possums
  • Radio Days
  • Requiem for a Dream (Showtime)
  • Saving General Yang
  • Shaolin
  • Shark Babes
  • Slightly Single in LA
  • Special ID
  • Staying Alive
  • The Substitute
  • The Substitute 2: Schools Out
  • The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All
  • The Substitute 4: Failure is not an Option
  • Surf’s Up
  • The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3
  • Tai Chi Hero
  • Tai Chi Zero
  • Terminator 2: Judgement day
  • The Thieves
  • Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
  • Top Gun
  • Up in the Air
  • Vampire in Brooklyn
  • A Viking Saga: The Darkest Days
  • War of the Arrows
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
  • The Wrath of Vajra
  • Young Detective Dee

 

March 2

  • Last Girl Standing (Showtime)

 

March 3

  • Young Ones

 

March 4

  • La Piloto, Series Premiere (Univision)
  • Out of the Furnace (Showtime)
  • House of D

 

March 5

  • The Adventures of Dr. Buckeye Bottom, Season 1 (Nat Geo)
  • Food Chains

 

March 6

  • Making History, Series Premiere (FOX)
  • The Real Housewives of New York City, Season 8
  • Time After Time, Series Premiere (ABC)
  • ChickLit
  • A Gamer’s Life

 

March 8

  • Uncensored with Michael Ware, Season 1

 

March 9

  • Burning Blue
  • Tom Papa: Human Mule
  • March 10
  • The Catch, Season Premiere (ABC)
  • Kicking & Screaming, Series Premiere (FOX)
  • Steven Universe, Season 3

 

March 11

  • Angie Tribeca, Season 2
  • American Jihad (Showtime)

 

March 13

  • Future Baby

 

March 15

  • Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, Season 2
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

 

March 16

  • NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics Ep. 1

 

March 17

  • Counterfeit Cat, Season 1
  • Fargo, Season 2
  • Mr. Pickles, Season 2
  • A Bronx Tale (Showtime)
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • The Truth about Emmanuel

 

March 19

  • Happy Birthday
  • The Suspect

 

March 20

  • Fear Inc.

 

March 21

  • Dancing with the Stars, Season Premiere (ABC)
  • Fear the Walking Dead, Season 2
  • The Twins: Happily Ever After, Series Premiere (Freeform)
  • American Romance

 

March 23

  • Big Cat Week, Season 7 (Nat Geo)
  • Shots Fired, Series Premiere (FOX)
  • NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics Ep. 2

 

March 24

  • The Powerpuff Girls, Season 1

 

March 26

  • Love & Vets, Season 1

 

March 27

  • Skinwalkers

 

March 28

  • Archer, Season 7

 

March 29

  • Harlots, Season 1 (Hulu Original)
  • Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Season 2

 

March 30

  • Imaginary Mary, Series Premiere (ABC)
  • NHL Road to the Outdoor Classics Ep. 3

 

March 31

  • Dangerous Curves
  • Disgraced (Showtime)

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