Your House Is OK: The Best New Netflix, Stan & SBS To Stream In April
So you’ve been doing your part, self-isolating away and st(r)eaming your way through every little morsel of television and film you can find.
You’ve ploughed through the tiger man show, and the Friends re-runs are finally starting to hurt your brain.
Fear not, because there’s a swathe of new stuff coming to online streaming this April, and we’ve picked out a few we reckon are worth marking in the diary.
Crocodile Dundee (April 9)
Now more than ever we long for simpler times, and Crocodile Dundee may just be the simplest. A crazy Aussie dude running around New York with a huge knife – feast on this crocodile-sized slice of nostalgia.
Better Call Saul
The final three episodes of Better Call Saul Season 5 go down across the month of April. If you’re not across it, it’s essentially a Breaking Bad prequel that fills you in on how Saul Goodman became the man we knew and loved in the original series. Once you’re done, why not march straight into a Breaking Bad rewatch? If you dare.
Black Monday Season 2
Season 2 of Black Monday rolls on throughout April, and if you’re looking for something silly to take your mind off things this show is it. Kinda like Wolf Of Wall Street crossed with Wet Hot American Summer, and worth going back to start if you haven’t indulged.
Red Eye (April 18)
We don’t get to fly planes anymore, so you can remember what it’s like (plus some added psychopath) with this 2005 thriller starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Rachel McAdams.
Penny Dreadful (Season 3 Premiere)
Speaking of Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful is kinda like a supernatural version of that show. Alright maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but it’s a bit of gothic horror fun that features different takes on the classic monsters like Jekyll & Hyde, Frankenstein and Dracula.
The Virgin Suicides (April 30)
A stone-cold classic and Sofia Coppola (Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette)’s first film. Be warned, it’s very dark but pretty pertinent, given it’s about four sisters forced into isolation after their fifth sister dies.
The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show (April 1)
Iliza Shlesinger is one of the funniest comedians in the world (seriously, watch her stand-up specials on Netflix), so we’re very intrigued to see what she does with her own sketch comedy show.
How To Fix A Drug Scandal (April 1)
If Netflix True Crime documentaries are your drug, then this one looks it’ll satisfy those cravings and then some. Just watch the trailer below and tell us you’re not already salivating for a hit.
Community (Complete Series, April 1)
Praise be, the full six seasons of Community are coming to Netflix! Starring a young Donald Glover and from half the creative force behind Rick & Morty, it’s the perfect time to escape with the community gang and forget the troubles of the world.
Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next (April 1)
All three of Ice Cube’s stoner comedy series are coming to Netflix in April, just in time for April 20th.
Saving Private Ryan (April 1)
Steven Spielberg’s seminal World War II film has arrived during our own world war. Nothing like a bit of perspective while watching one of the most brutal and realistic war films put to film, plus it stars everyone’s dad and early corona-adopter, Tom Hanks.
The Fugitive (April 1)
There’s nothing quite like the warm embrace of Harrison Ford trying to clear his name in one of the quintessential 90s thrillers.
BlacKkKlansman (April 5)
You may have slept on this 2018 Spike Lee joint when it came out a couple of years ago but now’s your chance to catch up. A dark comedy based on a true story about an African-American police officer infiltrating the KKK in the 70s.
Brews Brothers (April 10)
There’s a good chance you know a brew bro these days, someone making their own beer in a shed at home, or working at one of WA’s many delightful breweries. We don’t know much about this show besides it’s from the same team as The League, and is about a couple of brothers trying to run a brewery – keen.
The Breakfast Club (April 10)
We could think of worse ways to spend self-isolation than with the OG isolation gang at Shermer High School, just trying to survive one day in detention.
American Pie (April 10)
Talk about remembering a simpler time, how about when a movie about a guy fornicating with an apple pie passed as massively hilarious? Take a trip down memory road with American Pie, and the less-funny sequels which will follow across the rest of the month.
Shaun Of The Dead (April 10)
If trying to survive amidst an impending apocalypse like we are now ain’t the time for Shaun Of The Dead, then we don’t know what is.
The Willoughbys (April 22)
This animated Netflix original looks like a lot of fun for all the family. Narrated by Ricky Gervais (playing a cat), the rest of the voice cast is stacked and the animation looks great – we’re in.
After Life Season 2 (April 24)
And speaking of Ricky Gervais, if you haven’t watched Season 1 of After Life we command you to stop reading this right now and do so. Hilarious and heartbreaking, it’s brilliant TV and we cannot wait for Season 2.
Extraction (April 24)
We can’t even find a trailer for this one, but if Chris Hemsworth playing a black market mercenary trying to rescue a kidnapped child doesn’t float your boat, a) what’s wrong with you? And b) maybe don’t bother with this.
Project Blue Book Season 1 (March 28)
This has kicked off already but you’ll be able to watch it as it airs over the month of April. It’s essentially The X-Files but all the stories are based on actual events, with the main character played by Aidan Gillen AKA Littlefinger from Game Of Thrones.
Churchill (April 5)
If you’re craving for a political leader with some serious balls and a get-shit-done attitude, turn off the Mark McGowan Facebook updates and bask in the cigar-chomping magnificence of Churchill (played by Brian Cox) as he leads England into D-Day.
At World’s End (April 1)
Once you’ve seen Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz on Netflix, why not round out Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy” with At World’s End. It stars both the same leads as friends going on a huge, alien invasion-interrupted pub crawl.
Slutever Season 2 (April 16)
This SBS Viceland TV series follows author and presenter Karley Sciortino as she traverses the weird and wonderful world of sex in all its wildest ways. Fun and informative, it’s a super breezy and interesting watch.
Wiener-Dog (April 19)
We’ll be honest, we’d never heard of this until we saw it listed in April. But then we watched the trailer and thought you know what, sausage dogs are cute as hell and this just looks delightful:
Reprisal (April 22)
Another one we don’t know a lot about, but it has big Quentin Tarantino energies that we’re all about: “eprisal follows “a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.” From what we can gather, one of those gangmembers is also her brother – sign us up!
Looking for more things to do in self-isolation?