Netflix’s July Docket Is Pretty Meh, But There’s A Solid Prequel Surprise In It

Netflix's July Docket Is Pretty Meh, But There's A Solid Prequel Surprise In It

In what has become a routine must-read headline on a month-to-month basis, Netflix recently announced its new offerings that will be available within the next month. As with most lists of the like, this is made up mostly of crappy made-for-TV movies, and looking through it is a chore-like task in which one hopes to find at least one diamond in the rough. For July, the diamonds are particularly modest, but certainly worthwhile. There are plenty of comically bad throwback names on here, too. Enjoy.

Available July 1
“Alive” (1993)
“An Honest Liar” (2014)
“Bad Hair Day” (2015)
“Bionicle: The Legend Reborn” (2009)
“Bulworth” (1998)
“Dave Attell: Road Work”
“Death in Paradise” (Season 3)
“Grandma’s Boy” (2006)
“Hostage” (2005)
“Invizimals: The Alliance Files”
“La Reina del Sur”
“Octonauts” (Season 3)
“Piglet’s Big Movie” (2003)
“El Senor de los Cielos” (Seasons 1-2)
“Saw V” (2008)
“Set Fire to the Stars” (2014)
“Shooting Fish” (1997)
“The Secret of Roan Inish” (1994)
“Underworld: Evolution” (2006)
“Velvet” (Season 2)

Available July 3
“Knights of Sidonia” (Season 2)

Available July 4
“Faults” (2014)
“Hell on Wheels” (Season 4)
“White Collar” (Season 6)

Available July 7
“Monsters High: Scaris, City of Frights” (2013)
“Witches of East End” (Season 2)

Available July 9
“Monsters: The Dark Continent” (2014)
“Serena” (2014)

Available July 10
“Chris Tucker Live” (2015)
“Violetta” (Seasons 1-2)

Available July 14
“Bad Ink” (Season 1)
“Bible Secrets Revealed” (Season 1)
“Creep” (2014)
“Goodbye to All That” (2014)
“Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau” (2014)
“Preachers’ Daughters” (Season 2)
“Storage Wars: Texas” (Season 1)
“The Killer Speaks” (Season 2)

Available July 15
“Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” (2014)
“H2O Mermaid Adventures” (5 new episodes)
“Penguins of Madagascar” (2014)
“The Physician” (2014)

Available July 16
“Changeling” (2008)

Available July 17
“Bojack Horseman” (Season 2)
“The Human Experiment” (2013)
“Tig” (2015)

Available July 18
“Glee” (Season 6)
“Java Heat” (2013)

Available July 23
“Teacher of the Year” (2014)

Available July 25
“The Guest” (2014)

Available July 28
“Comet” (2014)
“Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” (Season 2)

Available July 30
“Almost Mercy” (2015)
“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” (Season 5)
“The Wrecking Crew” (2008)

Available July 31
“Turbo Fast” (Season 2)
“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” (2015)

In all honesty, it took me to the absolute last entry on this sorry list to find anything I’d take time out of my day to watch, and that is the mini-series prequel to the 2001 mega-cult classic Wet Hot American Summer. Having spent time plenty of time both as a camper and camp counselor since the initial release, the original is a special satirical look into the day-to-day shenanigans of camp life. More importantly, though, it features a kick-ass ensemble cast of then-nobodies in the entertainment industry who have become rockstars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks, to name a few.

The eight-episode follow-up project, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, returns every single one of those comics, along with slam dunk cameos from Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, and Lake Bell. It might be nothing more than a cluster fuck of funny people, but I’ll take it.

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