9 Shows and Films To Watch Out for On Netflix This August 2019

Ready for your monthly rundown of all things Netflix? 

If you're the kind who need to plot their binge-watching schedules, worry not, because we're giving you a rundown of the most awaited shows and films launching on Netflix this August!

Otherhood
Launches on: August 2 

Otherhood centers on three long-time friends - Carol, Gillian, and Helen - who go to New York to meet and reconnect with their songs. There, they realize that their songs are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A film on rediscovery, it will also be telling their relationships with their children, friends, spouses, and themselves. It stars Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, and Felicity Huffman. 

Dear White People (Season 3)
Launches on: August 2

Dear White People is a series set against a backdrop of predominantly white Ivy League university, following a group of students of color as they navigate through the landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness, and misguided activism. The show stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, and more. 

The Naked Director
Launches on: August 8

The Naked Director is a 10-part series set in the 1980s, when the bubble economy was at its peak. It centers on director Toru Muranishi, said to be the "pioneer of broadcasting taboo", who challenged old-fashioned cultural norms on sex by developing adult videos. 

Sintonia (Season 1)
Launches on: August 9

Sintonia is a show told from the eyes of three characters, Doni, Nando, and Rita, as they explore the world of music, crime, and religion in São Paulo's capital. While they have different paths ahead of them, they realize that they would still be needing each other in their journey. It stars M.C. Jottapê, Christian Malheiros, and Bruna Mascarenhas. 

Glow (Season 3)
Launches on: August 9

Now on its 3rd season, Glow will continue to center on the ladies of GLOW who are now set to take Vegas by storm. Now that they're headliners at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino, they realize that the Sin City is more grind than glitter. The show stars Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, and Sydelle Noel. 

Mindhunter 
Launches on: August 16

The second season of Mindhunter will continue to follow FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they go deeper into the psyche of those who have done the unthinkable, with the help of the psychologist Wendy Carr. The show stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torva, Joe Tuttle, Albert Jones, Stacey Roca, Michael Cerveris, Lauren GLazier, and Sierra McClain. 

Diagnosis
Launches on: August 16

Diagnosis is based on Dr. Lisa Sanders' popular The New York Times column and is about the journey of various patients as they find out a diagnosis and a potential cure for their mysterious illnesses. It will also be exploring the impact of receiving a diagnosis for those who are looking for answers, and the healing that comes with the empathy they share with others. 

Love Alarm
Launches on: August 22

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Love Alarm is based on a webtoon with the same name, and follows Jojo, a girl who's in the middle of a love triangle between Sun Oh, the guy she likes, and Hye Young, who likes her. This is all thanks to an app called Love Alarm, which notifies the user if someone likes them within a 10-meter radius. It stars Kim So Hyun, Song Kang, and Jung Ga Ram.  

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Launches on:  August 30

This upcoming series is based on the 1982 film of the same name, and will be centering on three Gelfling who go on an adventure to save the world after uncovering the truth on the power of the evil Skeksis. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will be featuring a star-studded voice cast which includes Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Taron Egerton, Helena Bonham Carter, and more. 

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