New on Netflix

“March straight on to Netflix!” the writer typed, desperately trying to come up with a March-related theme for this month’s New on Netflix column. “Luck isn’t just reserved for St. Patrick’s Day this year. With all the brand new titles coming to Netflix this month, it’s clear luck is on our side all month long. There are plenty of shows to binge-watch over spring break, as well as great movies to watch while procrastinating on midterms. Green!”

Netflix Originals

“Daredevil: Season 2”: One of the biggest hits of last year showcases a darker side of the Marvel canon. As one might recall from season one, after being blinded as a child in a freak accident, lawyer Matt Murdock received supernatural abilities that eventually led to him adopting his superhero alter-ego, Daredevil. Last season saw Daredevil going up against one of his fiercest rivals, Kingpin, and this season will see the introduction of more potentially friendly characters, such as Elektra and infamous anti-hero, the Punisher. (Available March 18)

“House of Cards: Season 4”: Netflix’s intense political soap opera returns for another season sure to be packed with drama, back-stabbing and a good deal of conniving. Expect another round of the critically-acclaimed performances and shocking twists “House of Cards” has come to be known for. (Available March 4)

 

Worth Checking Out

“Groundhog Day” (1993): The Bill Murray classic is now available to stream! You can stream it right now, go to bed, wake up, stream it again and repeat until you — who knows — figure out the meaning of life? Whatever you fancy. “Groundhog Day” follows Bill Murray’s Phil Connors, a weatherman sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to report on the annual Groundhog Day celebrations. But he quickly finds himself not only trapped in the town, but trapped within the confines of time, living the same day over and over and over again. (Available now)

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (1979) and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982): There’s no doubt about it: the new Star Trek movies are fun, but the oldies are classics for a reason. See William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and George Takei in the roles that made them famous, brought to the big screen for the first time. Also witness Ricardo Montalban’s iconic turn as one of James T. Kirk’s greatest nemeses, Khan, a role that seemed untouchable until Benedict Cumberbatch broke it out again for 2013’s “Into Darkness.” (Available now)

 

Sad and Bad

“Charlie St. Cloud” (2010): Zac Efron stars in this uber-depressing, mopey tale of a promising young man whose younger brother dies in a tragic car accident. But Efron’s Charlie St. Cloud hasn’t completely lost his brother — no, the young boy appears to him on a pretty frequent basis, but it’s up for debate whether young Sam is really there or if it’s all in Charlie’s imagination. It isn’t until Charlie meets Tess Carroll and begins to fall in love that he starts to wonder if he should move on with his life, away from his brother and the tragedy that still haunts him. (Available March 16)