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    Here's What's Coming To Netflix Australia In April

    Catch me singing "I Need A Hero" when Shrek 2 drops.

    It's safe to say that March turned out to be one heck of a turbulent month.

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    But, the sun's come out, the Easter long weekend is in our sights and there's a whole new lineup on Netflix Australia for April that will hopefully bring some much-needed joy and distraction into your life. Let's get into it!

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    Alright, so this month, Netflix have gone in with the original content because there's a bunch of new series dropping. Personally, my top picks are: The Serpent (April 2), Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! (April 14), Shadow And Bone (April 23) and Fatma (April 27).

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    Netflix has described The Serpent as a catch me if you can-style thriller. It's inspired by real events and tells the story of serial conman Charlers Sobhraj, who preyed on travellers exploring the "hippie trail" of South Asia in the 1970s.

    On a different vibe is Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!, which stars Jamie Foxx as bachelor Brian Dixon, who unexpectedly becomes a full-time father to his strong-minded teenage daughter, Sasha. Expect lots of laughs and relatable moments in this one.

    Next up is Shadow And Bone, which is an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's fantasy novels. It follows an orphaned mapmaker called Alina Starkov, who unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world. But, dark forces soon conspire against her in retaliation.

    Fatma is an international series, helmed by the Netflix Turkey team. It's about an ordinary cleaning lady who commits an unexpected murder while searching for her missing husband. She gets away with it too, because no one expects the "ordinary cleaner", and with that becomes an "invisible killer". The series follows her journey to survive and her newfound identity.

    And if you're a fan of reality TV, then you'll need to check out The Big Day: Collection 2 (April 7) and Season 2 of The Circle (April 14).

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    Collection 2 is the continuation of The Big Day, a series that, well, follows the celebration and customs of larger-than-life Indian weddings. And these aren't ordinary weddings either β€” they'll make you imagine what life could be like if you had a few extra million in the bank.

    And, of course, everyone's favourite reality TV show, The Circle, is back for another season. If you missed the first, the premise is that contestants are isolated and can only communicate via the show's own social network. They communicate to become the "top influencer", but there's suspense, catfishing and so much more involved.

    There's plenty of choice in the movie department as well, with a number of them featuring some big names β€” like Concrete Cowboy (April 2), Thunder Force (April 9) and Love And Monsters (April 14).

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    Concrete Cowboy stars Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, who play father and son in this American western about finding kinship in a tight-knit community. It's based on the novel Ghetto Cowboy by G.Neri.

    On the other hand, Thunder Force features acting duo Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. They play childhood best friends-turn superheroes when one of them invents a formula that gives them superpowers.

    If you've been missing Dylan O'Brien on your screen (oh wait, is that just me?), then you've got to watch Love And Monsters. Set seven years after a monster apocalypse that has claimed 95% of the world's population, Joel (played by Dylan) decides to venture out of the safety of his colony to reunite with his high school sweetheart.

    Plus, if you're in the mood for a thriller, press play on Run (April 2), Stowaway (April 22) and Things Heard & Seen (April 29).

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    Starring Sarah Paulson, Run has been described as a must-watch thriller. It delves into the life of Chloe who, after months of isolated medical care, suspects her mother may be holding her back AND harbouring ~sinister secrets~.

    Meanwhile, Stowaway is Netflix's latest line of outer space nightmares. Featuring the acting chops of Toni Collette, Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim, the film follows an accidental stowaway jeopardising the lives of everyone on-board during a mission to Mars.

    Things Heard & Seen delves into the horror side of things, with a young woman (played by Amanda Seyfried) discovering that both her husband and their new home may be hiding some dark secrets.

    Time for documentaries, the often underrated gems of Netflix. This month, I would recommend: This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (April 7), My Love: Six Stories Of True Love (April 13) and Why Did You Kill Me? (April 14).

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    Feeling like we've stepped into an episode of Money Heist, This Is A Robbery recounts two thieves stealing millions of dollars worth of art from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 30 years ago. But, where the art is now remains a mystery β€” which is what investigators today are trying to solve.

    If you need a wholesome cry, then My Love needs to be added to your list. It follows six longtime couples in different parts of the world sharing their love story in portraits filmed over the course of a year.

    Then, another one for the true crime fans, Why Did You Kill Me? follows a devastated family using social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.

    And, of course, I saved the best news for last β€” Shrek and Shrek 2 will both be dropping on April 1.

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    This is top-tier stuff. Enough said.

    That's all for this month, folks! Stay safe and I'll see for the next one.

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    Here's everything coming to Netflix Australia in April:

    April 1

    Prank Encounters (Season 2)

    Tersanjung The Movie

    Magical Andes (Season 2)

    Worn Stories

    Dumb And Dumber To

    Shrek

    Shrek 2

    The Little Rascals

    April 2

    The Serpent

    I Met A Girl

    Run

    Just Say Yes

    Concrete Cowboy

    Madame Claude

    Sky High

    April 7

    The Wedding Coach

    The Big Day: Collection 2

    Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tributes

    This Is A Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

    April 8

    The Way Of The Househusband

    April 9

    Have You Ever Seen Fireflies?

    Thunder Force

    Night In Paradise

    April 11

    Downton Abbey

    April 12

    Ghostbusters

    April 13

    My Love: Six Stories Of True Love

    April 14

    Law School

    Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

    The Circle (Season 2)

    The Soul

    Love And Monsters

    Why Did You Kill Me?

    April 15

    Ride Or Die

    April 16

    Ajeeb Daastans

    Into The Beat

    April 18

    Luis Miguel – The Series (Season 2)

    Escape And Evasion

    April 21

    Zero

    April 22

    Stowaway

    April 23

    Shadow And Bone

    Tell Me When

    April 27

    Fatma

    April 28

    Sexify

    Headspace Guide To Sleep

    April 29

    Things Heard & Seen

    Yasuke

    April 30

    The Unremarkable Juanquini (Season 2)

    The Innocent

    Pet Stars

    And Tomorrow The Entire World

    Coming soon in April:

    The Disciple

    Searching For Sheela

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