Online streaming services have rapidly become the main source for entertainment for most individuals. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t have a Netflix account, or at least access to a username of someone else’s. Luckily for everyone, these shows keep coming out, and often keep getting better.
The Punisher – November 17th (Netflix)
Disney recently announced their own streaming service, which means Marvel shows may find a new home in the future. But for now, the Punisher is extremely anticipated and coming out in just three days. This show somehow flew under the radar, since there hasn’t been nearly as much marketing for it as there was for previous Marvel titles.
Personally, I haven’t liked any of the new Marvel installments since The Punisher’s last return in Daredevil season 2, so let’s hope that The Punisher goes back to it’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones roots, and not the confusion that occurred in Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. All 13 episodes will be released on 11/17/2017.
The Crown Season 2 – December 8th (Netflix)
I personally haven’t watched this show, but it is boasted as Netflix biggest budgeted show and is back for Season 2. Season 1 had a budget of over $130 million and the show has been renewed through season 4. The series which has all the bells and whistles of a top production blockbuster movie made waves last year and will look to continue recounting Elizabeth’s early years as Monarch of the United Kingdom.
Bright – December 22nd (Netflix)
This was a shocker to find out about as Netflix steps into big budget movies by getting Will Smith for this $90 million blockbuster. This fantasy cop thriller seems like something I will have to watch. The film is set in a world where Humans, Orcs and Elves live together with limited success. Check Netflix on December 22nd to watch this for yourself.
The Man in the High Castle Season 3 – Early 2018 (Amazon Prime)
Amazon had definitely fallen behind Netflix on their streaming options, but one where they have fully succeeded is with The Man in the High Castle. Season 3 seems to have fallen behind their December releases for season 1 and season 2 by having an anticipated release of early 2018.
I personally started this show with a lot of skepticism and wasn’t a big fan of the first few episodes. This drastically changed though as I now cannot wait for the third season to be released. Seasons 1 and 2 can be watched with an Amazon Prime account. Sign up for Amazon Prime now and get access to these shows, as well as free shipping for the vast majority of products.
Arrested Development Season 5 – 2018 (Netflix)
There hasn’t been much news on this for a few months, but it was confirmed earlier in the year that Arrested Development would be returning for it’s anticipated 5th season in 2018. Season 4 was probably the show I looked forward to the most after its decade off air, and I cannot wait for season 5. Season 4 was released back in May 2013, so it will be another good 5 years break. We had hoped for a further update by now, but we expect Arrested Development to return in the first half of 2018.