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Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ drops on Netflix, plus more new shows to watch this weekend

By Kara Santos Published May 13, 2022 4:36 pm

Acclaimed South Korean film Parasite directed by Bong Joon Ho is dropping on Netflix this Friday the 13th.

The 2019 thriller/drama about greed and class discrimination between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan, swept awards at the 92nd Oscars, where it won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature.

Originally released in Philippine theaters in late 2019 and early 2020, this is the first time that the Oscar-winning film will be streamed on Netflix in the Philippines. The film is currently not available on any other digital platform, so ready the ram-don and watch it as soon as you can.

Here's a roundup of the other new shows and movies that dropped on streaming sites from May 9 to 15, 2022

Parasite

Synopsis: One by one, the crafty members of a destitute family insinuate themselves into the household staff of a wealthy couple living in oblivious privilege.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Synopsis: A maverick detective and his new partner investigate a set of grisly murders that recalls the Jigsaw Killer's handiwork and hits all too close to home.

Our Father 

Synopsis: After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

Workin’ Moms (Season 6)

Synopsis: Maternity leave is over and it's time for these four moms to return to work while navigating kids, bosses, love and life in modern-day Toronto.

Senior Year 

Synopsis: A cheerleading stunt gone wrong landed her in a 20-year coma. Now she's 37, newly awake and ready to live out her high school dream: becoming prom queen.

2 Good 2 Be True 

Synopsis: ???

The Lincoln Lawyer

Synopsis: Sidelined after an accident, hotshot Los Angeles lawyer Mickey Haller restarts his career—and his trademark Lincoln—when he takes on a murder case.

Bling Empire (Season 2)

HBO GO

Needle in a Timestack

Synopsis: If love is in the form of a circle, what lines would you cross to be with your soulmate? In this gripping, near-future love story, Nick and Janine live in marital bliss, until Janine’s ex-husband warps time to try to tear them apart using Nick’s college girlfriend. As Nick’s memories and reality disappear, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to hold on to—or let go of—everything he loves. Can love endure in a future where time is fluid, and all of life may be just an illusion?

Apple TV+

The Essex Serpent

Synopsis: Set in the Victorian era, in the year 1893, it tells the tale of Cora Seaborne, a woman relishing her recent freedom from an abusive husband, who moves from London to a small village in Essex and becomes intrigued by the idea that it might be haunted by a mythological sea serpent.

Prime Video

The Kids in the Hall

Synopsis: Canadian sketch comedy troup The Kids in the Hall, which originally ran for seven years from 1988 to 1995, have returned to Amazon Prime nearly 30 years later for new episodes of original sketches, featuring returning and original characters.