There’s so much great content out there now that it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to choosing a new series or film to watch. Enjoy something new and impress your friends and colleagues with our top three Netflix picks for August…
The Great Hack
Discover the truth about your private data in this new Netflix documentary film. Detailing what happens with your search history, social media posts and various website log-ins, this gives viewers an insight into the terrifying reality of how your data is used.
Oscar-nominated directors Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim weave their film around interviews with key players in last year’s Cambridge Analytica Scandal, which saw the British political spin firm secretly harvest the private info of 87 million Facebook users.
The Great Hack is far more than a Panorama-style interview-based program, it plays on the dramatic side of the subject, much like 9/11 docu-drama The Looming Tower (available on Amazon Prime).
Orange is the New Black
One of the original and most-watched Netflix dramas; Orange is the New Black – is coming to an end with its seventh season. The Emmy Award-winning prison drama returns to Litchfield women’s prison for thirteen final episodes.
This started on July 26th and the story still focuses on Paper (Taylor Schilling), despite developments that fans would know about (don’t worry we won’t spoil it for those of you that haven’t caught up yet!). You can watch trailers for all seven seasons on Netflix now and subscribers can watch it from the start.
Katee Sackoff who plays Starbuck in Battlestar Galacticia is back in a spaceship! In new series Another Life, she is leading her crew on a dangerous interstellar bid to save humanity after a massive alien artefact lands on Earth.
This is a thoroughly post-millennial space adventure, so the story also features a media influencer (played by Selma Blair from Cruel Intentions) and an ethical hacker (Alexander Eling of Shadowhunters).