Pop CultureMay 6, 2024

New to streaming: What to watch on Netflix NZ, Neon and more this week


We round up everything coming to streaming services this week, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, ThreeNow, Neon and TVNZ+.

If you love a dark comedy: Bodkin (Netflix, May 9)

An English podcaster, an Irish podcaster and American podcaster walk into a pub and…make a TV show? Netflix’s new comedic thriller Bodkin plays to our obsession with true crime stories, following three podcasters who visit the small Irish town of Bodkin to investigate a series of disappearances that took place 25 years ago. The more they start to dig into the community’s past, the more the lines between fact and fiction start to become blurred, with the trio becoming entangled in a series of unexpected events. 

If you love a blockbuster: Barbie (Neon, May 8)

At last, the biggest film of 2023 hits the small screen. As Alex Casey said in our review, “Barbie is a movie made for broken internet brain mushy millennial adult babies like me. Barbie is a movie that holds up a see-through mirror to the patriarchy and misogyny. Barbie is a movie made by a toy company about a doll. In the words of the modern day Barbies walking stiffly back and forth on Love Island: don’t deep it. Just wink, put on your sunglasses, put on another pair of sunglasses, and have a good time.” 

If you love a music documentary: Let It Be (Disney+, May 8)

Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary film about The Beatles is available to watch for the first time in 50 years. Originally released one month after The Beatles broke up in 1970, the documentary follows John, Paul, George and Ringo as they record their last live studio album Let it Be. With the original 16mm footage having been meticulously restored by Peter Jackson’s team, it’s hoped that the re-released documentary will be seen less as a sad ending, more of a celebration that showcases “the fab four’s warmth and camaraderie, capturing a pivotal moment in music history”.  

If you love a historical drama: The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Neon, May 6)

Based on the best-selling novel by New Zealand writer Heather Morris and starring Melanie Lynskey, The Tattooist of Auschwitz tells the true story of Lali Sokolov, a Jewish man who was imprisoned in Auschwitz in 1942. Forced to tattoo identification numbers onto his fellow prisoners, Solokov meets a woman named Gita, and the love that grows between them manages to defy all the horrors of their lives. Lynskey plays Morris, who interviewed Solokov (played by Harvey Keitel) in his twilight years as he found the courage to tell his story. 

If you love science fiction: Dark Matter (Apple TV+, May 8)

Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Connolly star in Apple TV+’s new sci-fi thriller series that explores multiple realities. Based on the book by Blake Crouch, Edgerton plays a Chicago physicist named Jason who accidentally falls into an alternative version of his life, and has to work out how to return to his old life before the alternate version of himself hurts his family. It’s a bit like Back to the Future 3 when Marty McFly had to go back to 1885 to stop Doc from dying in the gunfight, but way more dystopian. 

The rest


Super Rich in Korea (May 7)

Dream Scenario (May 7)

After Ever Happy (May 7)

The Final: Attack on Wembley (May 8)

Magic in the Moonlight (May 8)

Mother of the Bride (May 9)

The Guardians of the Monarchs (May 10)

Thank You, Next (May 9)

Trinil (May 9)

Hamka and Siti Radam Vol 2 (May 9)

Bodkin (May 9)

The Ultimatum South Africa (May 10)

Cooking Up Murder (May 10)

Operation Mincemeat (May 10)

Living with Leopards (May 10)

We Broke Up (May 10)

The Exorcist Believer (May 10)

Pokemon Horizons (May 10)

Blood of Zeus S2 (May 10)

Halloween Ends (May 11)

Blackberry (May 12)


Love Island: Italy (May 6)

NCIS Hawai’i (May 7)

Population 11 (May 9)

Britain’s Got Talent (May 10)

Stable: The Boxing Game (May 10)

Intergalactic (May 10)

Motherhood Anthology (May 11)

One of Us is Lying S2 (May 11)

Masterchef Australia S16 (May 12)


Spacey Unmasked (May 8)

Best Foods Comedy Gala (May 9)


Let It Be (May 8)

Dr Who (May 11)


The Tattooist of Auschwitz (May 6, Lynksey)

Sherlock Holmes (May 7)

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows (May 7)

Barbie (May 8)

Grand Taurismo: Based On A True Story (May 8)

The First Wives Club (May 9)

Pretty Little Liars: Summer School S2 (May 10)

The Exorcist: Believer (May 10)

The Pod Generation (May 10)

Easy Rider (May 11)

Prime Video

Bring Him to Me (May 6)

Muriel’s Wedding (May 7)

Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story (May 8)

Maxton Hall – The World Between Us (May 9)

The GOAT (May 9)

Arthur The King (May 10)

Apple TV+

Dark Matter (May 8)

Hollywood Con Queen (May 8)


The Real Housewives of New Jersey S14 (May 6)


Midsomer Murders S23 (May 6, also on Acorn TV)

Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire S2 (May 12, also on Acorn TV)

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