Russian Doll and Other Movies and Shows to Watch on Netflix April 23-24, 2022

As April 2022 enters the home stretch, Netflix has plenty of new original movies and TV series to enjoy in the final days of the month. And even though summer vacation is still weeks away, summertime romance is leading the charge, with plenty of new romance movies and shows unveiled on the premium streaming service this week.

Here are the biggest and best TV series and movies to stream on Netflix in the penultimate week of April, from romantic coming-of-age dramas to post-apocalyptic thrillers set well below the ages. ocean waves.

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Along for the Ride gives summer love an early start

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The popular novel by Sarah Dessen On the way for the ride is getting a Netflix original movie, with the adaptation written and directed by filmmaker Sofia Alvarez. Set in the small seaside town of Colby, the film follows a teenage girl named Auden who suffers from insomnia the summer before she leaves for college. While in her quaint neighborhood, she meets an enigmatic young man named Eli, who helps Auden discover the fun side she never knew she had.

Filmed along beautiful North Carolina beaches, On the way for the ride stars Emma Pasarow and Belmont Cameli as the cursed central couple. The two leads are joined by an all-star supporting cast, including Kate Bosworth, Andie MacDowell and Dermot Mulroney. For those looking for a teenage romance that takes advantage of its scenic setting and some serious trails, On the way for the ride covered audiences ahead of summer vacation.

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The Russian doll finally makes its long-awaited return

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It’s been over three years since the acclaimed comedy-drama series Russian doll released its first season, and the Emmy-nominated show is finally back. Starring co-creator Natasha Lyonne as protagonist Nadia Vulvokov, the series has Nadia and a man named Alan stuck in a time loop, forced to constantly experience the same event. And although Nadia and Alan seemed to have broken the cycle at the end of Season 1, the new season hints at even more time-consuming hijinks.

True to the shift of the seasons, Russian doll Season 2 takes place several years after the previous season’s finale, with Nadia and Alan enjoying their new chance to move on with their lives. However, rather than endure the purgatory of living the same day to the point of nausea, Nadia finds she has developed a trippy new perspective on time. For those looking for Lyonne’s return to the irascible and endearing character and world she co-created, Russian doll is back and mixing up audience expectations for the better.

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Heartstopper Brings Acclaimed Graphic Novels to Life

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Alice Oseman’s popular online comic and graphic novel series Heart stroke is being adapted as a Netflix original series, exploring a sweet romance between two British teenagers. As protagonists Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring share classes at an all-boys secondary school in the UK, they realize their friendship may go further than they originally imagined. And as Nick and Charlie try to figure out what their relationship really is, they must face their peers as this budding romance comes under intense scrutiny.

In addition to providing the original source material, Oseman also serves as the show’s writer, scripting all eight episodes of the first season. Comics Heart stroke had blended teen drama with coming-of-age romance to great effect, and the TV series seeks to do the same. Heart stroke is about to warmly introduce audiences to the world Oseman created, bringing its own twist to British teenage life while taking the story in interesting new directions.

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Yakamoz S-245 expands the post-apocalyptic world


The Belgian post-apocalyptic thriller In the night saw a successful two-season run on Netflix, and its sci-fi narrative is about to get even grander with the spin-off series Yakamoz S-245. A predominantly Turkish production, the spin-off was created in In the night Season 2 and follows a submarine caught in the middle of the cataclysmic events of the original series. Like its predecessor, Yakamoz takes place in a world where all living organisms exposed to direct sunlight perish within hours.

Like with In the night, Yakamoz boasts a captivating main cast and takes advantage of its claustrophobic setting as civilization crumbles in the face of this deadly solar shift. Leaning more into suspense as old interpersonal rivalries erupt between the passengers and crew of the submarine, Yakamoz offers a different perspective on In the nightthe story. And with truly gripping stakes and palatable tension, Yakamoz S-245 proves that there are plenty of cool stories in this post-apocalyptic tale.

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He expects him to give a Japanese touch to Junior

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The new Japanese comedy-drama series He is waiting takes a surprisingly mature and thoughtful look at a premise that could veer toward irreverence if handled with less care. Loosely based on the manga series Kentaro Hiyama’s first pregnancy by Eri Sakai, He is waiting takes place in a world where men can get pregnant. Successful publicist Kentaro Hiyama discovers he’s carrying a child and prepares to change his whole life as a result.

With its first season in eight episodes, He is waiting balances the story’s inherently comedic elements with more grounded drama. The series could have been a running joke, but thankfully the cast and crew approach the subject with all the respect it deserves. At first glance, He is waiting looks like a loose retread from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Junior, but it elevates the premise into a surprisingly heartfelt tale.

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