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Waffles + Mochi stars Michelle Obama and her crew of kids and puppets tasting the world’s cuisines.
Netflix never stands still—shows come and go continuously, which is good news for TV junkies always searching for the next awesome series to binge or movie to devour. Some of its best new shows and movies, however, are Netflix originals, and those stick around for the long haul. For some, that’s one of the best reasons to subscriber to the never-a-commercial-interruption video streaming service.
And so, with a new month comes all sorts of new shows for Netflix. There’s a lot to watch in March. In addition to the substantial library of existing content—Netflix offers about 3,700 movies and 2,000 TV shows—Netflix is adding 33 movies, concerts and documentaries along with 21 seasons of TV shows.
If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign up for Netflix for as little as $9 per month for the Basic Plan for access to everything in HD. With the $14 per month plan, you can watch two screens at once in HD, and you can jump to an $18 per month plan that includes four screens in 4K.
Among the shows coming to Netflix in March, a few really stand out. If you’re curious about the life and times of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G., be sure to check out Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell. We’re also excited about Moxie, Amy Poehler’s sophomore directorial project. And don’t forget about Waffles + Mochi—a family show with puppets hosted by none other than former first lady Michelle Obama.
But there’s so much more. Here’s everything arriving on the streaming channel in March.
Few rappers have cast a shadow as long as the Notorious B.I.G., all the more remarkable considering his tragic death at the young age of 24. Thanks to this Netflix Original, he’s finally getting the documentary he deserves. The film is constructed from interviews with close friends and family as well as rarely seen behind-the-scenes footage. Look for it on March 1.
Amy Poehler is back at bat—this is her second turn directing a Netflix Original movie (her first was 2019’s Wine Country.) Moxie is the story of a shy 16-year-old high school girl who, inspired by her mom’s activist youth, launches a revolution to overturn the toxic, sexist culture in the school. It’s based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu and comes to Netflix on March 3.
To be fair, Jiu Jitsu is not a major release, and in fact scored a 26% critics score at Rotten Tomatoes. But it is a martial arts movie starring Nicholas Cage, and that makes it an event for legions of fans who watch Nick Cage’s extensive library of films, ironically or otherwise. Based on a graphic novel, it’s centered on a battle between invading aliens and an ancient order of jiu-jitsu fighters. It’s coming March 20.
City of Ghosts is a Netflix Original series that looks utterly charming; it’s made with an innovative style that combines animation with live action settings, and centers around a group of kids who interview ghosts living around their city of Los Angeles. It’s aimed at kids, but the adults who sit down with their children will probably love it too. It’s coming on March 5.
Why are some of the best things coming to Netflix this month aimed at kids? Following in the footsteps of the classic Muppet Show, Waffles + Mochi combines a puppet and human cast. The puppets—literally, a ball of mochi and a sidekick made of waffles—travel the world meeting people and learning about cultures as part of a cooking show. But I’ve buried the lead—what makes this show wonderful and remarkable is that it’s also hosted by former first lady Michelle Obama. This Netflix Original is coming March 16.
Dave Johnson has been a tech journalist since the days of the Palm Pilot and Windows 95. He’s the author of about three dozen books about tech, digital photography, small