Netflix: New Viewing Options Available for Streaming in May 2016

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Netflix turns its attention towards thoughts of spring and continues to provide subscribers with an extensive collection of new viewing options available for streaming in May 2016. With summer right around the corner, the streaming media service must up its game by providing viewers with a wide variety of entertainment options that include new movie and TV show releases, Netflix Original programming, and classic movies to keep customers interested while the seasons change. As the ground thaws and temperatures begin to rise, the streaming service has many offerings to keep subscribers indoors a bit longer. Here are some of the new viewing options available for streaming on Netflix in May 2016.

May 2016 is a big month for Comedy on Netflix. The streaming media giant added several classic comedy selections on May 1, including “Bring It On” (2000), “The Nutty Professor” (1996), and John Hughes’ 1984 seminal flick, “Sixteen Candles.” Comedian Kevin Hart is becoming a fixture on the streaming service as he added three more comedy specials to its library on May 1. The titles are: “Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny” (2015), “Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent” (2015), and “Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz” (2015). Needless to say, 2015 was a productive year for the self-deprecating funnyman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A silver screen gem that premiered on May 1 was the 1955 cat-and-mouse caper, “To Catch a Thief,” starring Grace Kelly (“High Noon”) and Cary Grant (“His Girl Friday”). This golden oldie not only won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, but it is also Grace Kelly’s final film with iconic director Alfred Hitchcock. After her marriage to Prince Rainier III in April 1956, Kelly became the Princess of Monaco and retired from acting at age 26.


Customers can also enjoy several original programming options available for streaming on Netflix in May 2016. A new addition to the Netflix Originals canvas includes “Marseille: Season 1,” which debuted on May 5. The political drama stars French actor Gérard Depardieu (“Green Card”) as Robert Taro, who has been the mayor of Marseille for 25 years and faces an unexpected election challenge from his young, ambitious former protégé. Meanwhile, comedienne Chelsea Handler’s new, Netflix-exclusive talk show, “Chelsea,” premiered on May 11, and it will release new episodes every week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Returning Netflix Original series include the second seasons of “Grace and Frankie,” which aired on May 6, and “Bloodline,” which will begin streaming on May 27.

For TV lovers, other returning favorites include Season 3 of “Young & Hungry” and Season 5 of “Baby Daddy,” both of which debuted on May 6, along with Season 3 of “Graceland,” which will become available for viewing on May 26, followed by Season 5 of “Hell on Wheels,” which will begin streaming on May 28. Meanwhile, new additions to the streaming media giant’s TV collection included Season 1 of “Benders,” which aired on May 19, and the first season of “Lady Dynamite,” which premiered on May 20, is another addition to Netflix Originals and a mockumentary series based on the life of comedian Maria Bamford.

As the seasons change and viewers contemplate thoughts of spring, the streaming media giant turns its attention to new viewing options available for streaming in May 2016. Other new titles that will help round out the streaming service’s offerings for the month that welcomes back the sun and elicits thoughts of summer fun include 2014’s “The Letters,” the film which chronicles the untold story of Mother Teresa’s inner conflict, starring Juliet Stevenson (“Bend It Like Beckham”), and Netflix Original film, “The Do-Over” (2016), which will become available for streaming on May 27 and stars Adam Sandler (“Happy Gilmore”), David Spade (“Just Shoot Me”), and Paula Patton (“Baggage Claim”). With summer quickly approaching, Netflix must continue to up its game with a variety of new viewing options available for streaming in May 2016 to keep customers indoors and entertained.

Written and Edited by Leigh Haugh

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