Every month, streaming solutions in Australia add a new batch of films and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for July.
New to Netflix
The long-running docu-series"Unsolved Mysteries" debuted in 1987 and has been canceled -- for the first time -- ten decades later. Ever since then, the show's been restored several times in many formats, since TV audiences have continued to clamor for authoritative-sounding reports on ghosts, UFOs, shadowy conspiracies and cold cases. Unlike its predecessors, the most recent variant lacks a host. It does contains similar stories, left in a fashion that's less punchy and more somber, much like the modern true-crime documentaries already popular on Netflix.
Anyone who grew up reading"The Baby-Sitters Club" series of young adult books ought to be happy to hear that the newest Netflix adaptation stays true to the novels. The TV version is mostly episodic, telling short, tween-appropriate tales about a diverse group of middle-school classmates with powerful characters, who overcome their own differences to run a child-care business in suburban Connecticut. This is not a edgy reimagining; it is a bright, earnest, upbeat series about good kids.