To be 100% honest, we don’t remember what life was like before Netflix. We feel it’s changed everything. There’s no longer a huge behavioral gap between those who are single and those who are not, for example, as everyone these days is at home most nights watching Netflix. Or is that just us? Regardless, we love it, we can’t live without it and it’s probably shaving years off our lives. That being said, here’s everything we’re looking forward to bingeing specifically on Netflix this August.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
This new original series is sort of the sequel to the sequel, as it's meant to follow up the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer and its prequel, made fourteen years later in 2015, Wet Hot American Summer: First Days of Camp. We will mostly watch to ogle Paul Rudd, though the entire cast is amazing and includes Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Wiig, Molly Shannon, Chris Pine, Jason Schwartzman and more. You can watch the trailer here—all episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later debut August 4.
This new Netflix original series involves characters from four series: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. Reviews so far have been excellent, so if you're a fan of superhero shows, this Marvel newbie should definitely be on your watch list. It debuts August 18.
The Addams Family
We don't know how, but we sort of forgot this movie existed and it's so good. Guys, MC Hammer has a song in this film—"The Addams Family Groove"—and it's the worst in the best way. The Addams Family comes out August 1.
The Truth About Alcohol
This genius, and we mean that 100% earnestly, got himself paid to drink a ton of alcohol. Had we known this was an option, we'd be both richer and in need of a new kidney, so we're not sure if our ignorance is a good thing or a bad one. In any case, we're assuming his findings aren't exactly positive, but we're in need of some motivation to cut back on booze so we're down to watch. The Truth About Alcohol debuts August 1.
Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo
What do country star Brad Paisley and David Hasselhoff have in common? We have no idea except that they're both in this random-yet-awesome-sounding comedy special coming to Netflix August 15.
The Matrix Movies
All three of these cult classics come to Netflix August 1.
How did we not know this was a thing? Marlon Wayans stars as a man stuck in an elevator, naked, day after day after day. In other words, this film is basically Groundhog Day without clothing, and we feel both intrigued and weird about feeling intrigued. Regardless, it has Friday night written all over it. Naked debuts August 11.