How is it JUNE already? It was not too long ago that we penned our first Binge List in January and in the blink of an eye, look at how far we have come! The first five months of the new decade (or year) has brought us on one crazy ride, and things have certainly become even more chaotic in recent times.
We are glad that things seem to be turning for the better on sunny Singapore with schools and offices gradually starting to resume operations in phases. While the island has yet to impose a fixed date for local food establishments to allow dine-ins, we can still support our favourite eateries regardless. In the meantime, a significant bulk of the population may still be working from home.
Amidst all these transitions, we have compiled a list of new shows that are played on Netflix and Apple TV+ for the month of June.
13 Reasons Why: Final Season
We have certainly come a long way since the story of Hannah Baker (and her suicide) in both season one and season two of the series. Season three, however, seems to have derailed and transitioned from a story on Hannah’s suicide and the aftermath to an almost-thrilling murder mystery. For avid fans, Netflix will release the fourth and final installment of series which is likely to follow what season three left on. In this case, the group of friends, who are all seniors now from Liberty High School, will band together again to cover up a yet another dangerous secret.
13 Reasons Why: Final Season will be available on Netflix on June 5, 2020.
Queer Eye: Season 5
The Fab Five will return to our favorite TV streaming service, Netflix, in early June. This time, they have set their sights on changing the lives of everyday heroes in the historic Philadelphia. As per the previous seasons, you can be sure to rely on the team — whether it be Jonathan Van Ness’s hair and skincare tips, Antoni’s tantalising dishes or even Karamo’s pep talk — to uplift your day.
Queer Eye: Season 5 will be available on Netflix on June 5, 2020.
Taking a cinematic approach to biographies of some of the world’s most iconic figures and game-changers, “Dear …” profiles prominent figures and leaders, including Big Bird, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, and Jane Goodall to list a few, and the people whose lives they’ve inspired.
Dear… will be available on Apple TV+ on June 5, 2020.
The Order: Season 2
In season one, we were introduced to protagonist Jack Morton, who had enrolled in the Belgrave University and eventually turned into a werewolf, and his involvement as an apprentice with the secret magic society, Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose. We know that the werewolf pack and the magicians don’t really get along, and season one left us on a cliff hanger — with the classic “memory erase” powder gimmick. I do expect the same bad blood to linger on between the magicians and werewolves in season two, and judging from the suspenseful and thrilling storyline from season one, the new season is likely to be equally captivating. Plus, we’d never know what new evil will appear, would we?
The Order: Season 2 will be available on Netflix on June 18, 2020.
Celebrating the joys of parenting in the 21st century, “Dads” is a soulful and humorous documentary that features six fathers from across the globe and the challenges they face in parenting through never be seen before footages and revealing interviews. You can also expect some witty and truthful testimonials from some male celebrities, including Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, and Jimmy Kimmel, injected in between too.
Dads will be available on Apple TV+ on June 19, 2020.
The Politician: Season 2
With season one nominated for two Golden Globe Awards (Ben Platt for Best Actor in TV Series or Comedy as well as Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy) in 2020, season two returns with the ambitious Payton Hobart running the race to be New York State Senate against an incumbent senator.
The Politician: Season 2 will be available on Netflix on June 19, 2020.
A Whisker Away
Directed by Junichi Satoh (director for Sailor Moon) and Mari Okada (writer for Anohana), “A Whisker Away” was originally set to release in Japanese theatres but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was then sold to Netflix to be released digitally. In “A Whisker Away”, bubbly Miyo Sasaki harbors a huge crush on her classmate, Kento Hinode, and tries hard to get his attention. When her courting attempts fails, she finds herself resorting to magic and transforming into a cat to do so. Before she realised it, the line between human and cat starts to blur.
A Whisker Away is available on Netflix on June 18, 2020.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
Kim Soo-hyun is finally returning to the small screen after a five-year hiatus. “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” (or “Psycho But It’s Okay”) will be the princely actor’s first drama after his discharge from South Korea’s military service. In the new K-drama, the lives of Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), a community healthcare worker in a psychiatric ward, and Go-Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji), an author with an antisocial personality disorder, get intertwined. The series is likely to be a tear-jerker that touches sensitive topics of mental illness and mental health.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (Psycho But It’s Okay) will be available on Netflix on June 20, 2020.