The beginning of a new month makes things a little confusing. Like you’d expect, a huge amount of titles are set to leave Netflix instant streaming, but a good chunk of those will be coming back – hopefully all of the ones on this week’s list.
Doctor Who: Seasons 1-3 and Specials (12/1)
I could write pages on the brilliance of ‘Doctor Who‘. The reboot that happened in 2005 brought new talent to the series as well as a whole generation of new fans. If you consider yourself even a moderate fan of science fiction, it’s a show you need to watch. I feel completely confident in saying that it’s the best sci-fi on TV right now.
Seasons One through Three are set to leave the stream at the beginning of next month. I strongly recommend that you take advantage of the long weekend and start watching them. You’ll get two Doctors in Christopher Eccleston and (my favorite) David Tennant, as well as some of the best storylines in the series. Season Three even features my absolute favorite episodes, guest starring John Simm as The Master.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (12/1)
Let’s keep on the nerd trend with another of my favorites. ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ is a BBC miniseries based on the book series, based on the radio play of the same name. It’s very faithful to the books, unlike the recent Hollywood version, but looks much more dated since it was made in 1981.
If you’ve seen the newer one but not the BBC version, it’s well worth checking out. I have to admit I prefer Sam Rockwell’s Zaphod Breeblebrox, but David Dixon will always be the Ford Prefect for me. Science fiction comedy doesn’t get much better than this.
Annie Hall (12/1)
So you’re not looking for spaceships, robots, time travel or aliens? That’s fine, there are options for you too. Take ‘Annie Hall‘, for example. It’s one of the most influential comedies of all time, and one of Woody Allen’s best.
‘Annie Hall’ is one of those great comedies that even the Academy couldn’t ignore. It famously earned the Oscar for Best Picture over ‘Star Wars’. It’s a film that’s deserving of all the hyperbole thrown at it, and really goes to show just how good Allen can be. If you’ve seen it, you know what I mean. If you haven’t, well, you’ve got a few days left.