All the New Netflix Releases We're Excited To Watch This April 2020
Outer Banks (April 15)
Set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Netflix's upcoming young adult series follows a tight-knit group of teenagers from the wrong side of the tracks. When they set out to find their ring leader's missing father, they stumble instead upon a treasure map that's meant to uncover a long buried secret.
Starring: Madison Bailey, Madelyn Cline, Jonathan Daviss
The Midnight Gospel (April 20)
From the creator's of Adventure Time comes The Midnight Gospel, a trippy existentialist cartoon based on interviews from the Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast. The series centers on Clancy, a space caster who traverses different universes in search of the meaning of life.
Extracurricular (April 29)
If you enjoyed watching Kim Dong-hee in Itaewon Class, catch him taking on an entirely different role in Extracurricular. The dramatic action thriller trails the dangerous lives of a group of high school students who fall into a life of crime and violence in order to earn money. Dong-hee plays Jisoo, a model student driven to commit a series of felonies so he can pay for his college tuition.
Starring: Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, Park Joo-hyun
Never Have I Ever (April 27)
Inspired by the life of the show's creator, actress Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever chronicles the coming-of-age of a first generation Indian-American teenage girl amid the complications of the modern age.
Starring: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani
The King: Eternal Monarch (Coming Soon)
Get ready to fall in love once again with Lee Min-ho in his comeback TV series. A romantic fantasy drama, The King follows a Korean emperor and a police inspector each hailing from differing parallel universes. The two eventually cross paths when the former attempts to close the gateway between their dimensions.
Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae
Coffee & Kareem (April 3)
12-year-old Kareem isn't too happy about his mom's relationship with police officer James Coffee. As a way to break them up, he tries to enlist the help of criminal fugitives to take out James once and for all. However, Kareem's plan goes completely awry when he exposes a secret network of criminal activity, making his family and James their largest target.
Starring: Ed Helms, Taraji P. Henson
Tigertail (April 10)
At the request of his stubborn daughter, Grover reminisces on his difficult childhood and growing up in Taiwan. Once harboring vibrant dreams for the future, he ends up a shell of the man he once was after he leaves the love of his life behind for America and another woman he has absolutely no connection with.
Starring: Christine Ko, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Hayden Szeto
Love Wedding Repeat (April 10)
A mountain of trouble ensues as Jack goes through different versions of the same day to make sure his little sister gets the perfect wedding. Included in the revolving door of obstacles he has to face are an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and an unexpected reunion with the girl of his dreams.
Starring: Olivia Munn, Sam Claflin, Eleanor Tomlinson
Sergio (April 17)
When United Nations diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello is caught in a bombing in Baghdad that causes the UN headquarters to collapse, he struggles to get out alive so he can return to the woman he loves. The movie is based on the true story of the late well-respected diplomat.
Starring: Wagner Moura, Ana de Armas
Extraction (April 24)
In this action-packed thriller, Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenery with nothing left to lose agrees to retrieve the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. What was supposed to be a routine extraction however, turns into his most dangerous mission yet, forever changing his and the boy's life.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, Randeep Hooda
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.