If coming-of-age tales are a big interest for you, like Freaks & Geeks or Awkward, then you'll probably want to check out Atypical, which follows the average 18-year-old, Sam (Keir Gilchrist), who happens to be on the autistic spectrum.
But he doesn’t let his hindrances hold him back. Similarly to the rest of his peers, he craves love and independence on the messy journey known as adolescence. Although Sam’s journey is one full of emotion, his family and friends embark on their own paths of self-discovery that doesn’t seem so normal.
Maybe you prefer things that are more behind-the-scenes, make sure you queue up The Hollywood Masters.
This is a series of sit-down interviews with major Hollywood players such as Ethan Hawke, Billy Bob Thornton, Clint Eastwood, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Adams, Judd Apatow, George Miller, Alfonso Cuaron, Ice Cube, Alan Horn, and Norman Lear.
Read on below for more great TV shows you have to check out this month on Netflix, from a list first shared by Netflix Life.
Releases: Friday, August 25
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Rebecca Mader, and Robert Carlyle.
As it was previously announced, Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Emilie de Ravin (Belle), and Jared S. Gilmore (Henry Mills) will not be returning for the next season on OUAT.
It's been reported that the next season will see the show move in a new direction and the story will focus on the characters of Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle), and Hook (Colin O'Donoghue).
Make sure you catch up with are the original characters in season six when it drops on Netflix this month before season seven debuts this fall and changes everything.
Releases: Friday, August 18
Starring: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Élodie Yung, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Deborah Ann Woll, Jessica Henwick, and others.
If you've been following the other Marvel/Netflix series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist) you have to make sure to watch The Defenders.
This series brings the four unassuming and reluctant heroes together to face off against one main threat.
Currently, the buzz around The Defenders is very promising so queue this up when it lands on Netflix.
Releases: Friday, August 4
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, A. D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Christopher Meloni, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Lake Bell, and many more.
Synopsis: It's been 10 years since the Wet Hot American Summer gang has left Camp Firewood and, living up to a promise from a decade earlier, the friends head back to the campgrounds for a reunion. They've gone in different directions since camp but they come together for a common cause after receiving unsettling news."
If you watched the 2001 cult classic Wet Hot American Summer, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, the 2015 prequel series on Netflix, then you absolutely cannot miss Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
If you have not watched either of those, then you should so that you can be caught up and check out this laugh-out-loud spoof of American cinema available now.
Releases: Tuesday, August 29
Starring: Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, and Ted Danson.
The Good Place is not like any other sitcom you've ever seen. The storyline ventures into territory and includes twists that no traditional sitcom could ever spend time cultivating.
It's described as follows:
"When a tractor-trailer carrying erectile dysfunction products strikes and kills Eleanor Shellstrop, she's surprised to find herself in the "good" area of the afterlife. She quickly realizes she has been mistaken for someone else when her wise, newfound mentor tells her she earned her place by helping get innocent people off death row.
"She decides that she wants to shed her old foul-mouthed and hard-drinking ways and find a way to embrace the good person within — at least when she isn't considering finding a way to return to her mundane existence back on Earth."
The Good Place hits Netflix later this month so be on the lookout for it.
Releases: Friday, August 25
Starring: Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Ho, Tone Bell, Chris Redd, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin, and Aaron Moten.
If you're a fan of shows like The Big Bang Theory, Two-and-a-Half Men, and Mom, then you'll certainly want to check out Disjointed, as it's from iconic TV creator Chuck Lorre, who was responsible for the other aforementioned shows.
Kathy Bates headlines the workplace sitcom as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, an owner of a weed dispensary in Los Angeles. Regarded as a longtime champion for the legalization of marijuana, opening her own shop is the cherry on top as the series rounds out with three “budtenders,” Ruth’s son, and the dispensary’s depressed security guard. And of course, they’re always high and getting into a plethora of problems.
Disjointed - Season 1, Part 1 lands on Netflix later this month. Twenty episodes have been ordered for the first season, but the there is no word yet on when the episodes comprising part two will drop.