This is it pancit! We’re at the last month of 2021 — can you believe it? Everyone’s gearing up for the holidays and a huge part of that is finding something new to watch with your fam come holiday break. This December 2021, we’ve finally have the much-anticipated ending to hit Spanish series Money Heist, the start-studded black comedy film Don’t Look Up, and a bright and exciting Emily in Paris Season 2. Check out the newest titles on Netflix you can add to your watchlist before the year ends!
Money Heist Part 5 Vol 2 (December 3)
The stakes couldn’t be higher for the embattled Professor as he races to get the gold — and more importantly, his team — out of the bank.
The long, tortuous wait is finally over this Friday as the final installment of Money Heist hits our screens. Part 5 Vol 1 had such an intense ending involving a fan favorite major character’s death that had us still reeling from the shock months later. Money Heist creators said it was exactly these fast-paced turn of events that had them deciding the audience needed a breather before releasing the final episodes. Well, now we’ve got our breather. It’s time to dive into that forsaken bank once again and face the reality that our favorite robbers are either going to get out of this alive, or they’re going to die.
Emily in Paris Season 2 (December 22)
More fun, fashion, and faux pas. As Emily finds her footing in Paris, the fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble.
Say bonjour to Emily (Lily Collins) once again as she fashionably glides her way around the City of Love. Season 2 is finally dropping on Netflix as a bright ray of sunlight right before we close another drab year. Although the first installment of Emily In Paris received mixed reviews — some love it, some roll their eyes at the unfair portrayal of the French and the disagreeable display of the American savior complex — it looks like the show will be redeeming itself this time around. Aside from Emily’s character development, we’re watching out for the love triangle between Camille (Camille Razat), hot Parisian chef Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), and Emily herself.
Don’t Look Up (December 24)
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.
Can we tempt you to watch an end-of-the-world-themed film on the night before Christmas? Why not, right? Besides, you’ll be clicking on Don’t Look Up anyway — it’s star-studded. There’s Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timotheè Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Chris Evans, and even Ariana Grande will be in it. Don’t Look Up is what happens when the world doesn’t believe two astronomers that a comet is about to destroy us. Frankly, that sounds like a realistic scenario given all the unfortunate circumstances Earth has been subjected to lately.
The Witcher Season 2 (December 17)
The epic series of monsters, magic, and fate returns for a second season.
The Witcher is one of the streaming giant’s most-streamed shows since the first installment in 2019. Henry Cavill will be returning as Geralt of Rivia, out to protect princess Ciri (Freya Allan). It might also show Geralt crossing paths with Yennefer of Vengerberg, the third viewpoint of the story. It took us two years to get here so you bet every Witcher fan is going to tune in come December 17.
The Silent Sea (December 24)
During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.
Missed seeing South Korean actor Gong Yoo on your screen? He’s back with the thriller sci-fi series The Silent Sea by Choi Hang-yong. This time, he’s not fighting zombies or looking for a bride to pull a sword out of his chest. He’s an astronaut sent to the moon to retrieve samples for saving the earth. The Silent Sea is an adaptation of the 2014 Korean short film The Sea of Tranquility also written and directed by Choi Hang-yong. Gong Yoo stars alongside Bae Doona (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance) and Lee Joon (Rough Play).
Arisaka (December 9)
A police officer must retrace the trail of the Bataan Death March in order to escape her captors — and exact her revenge.
Mikhail Red’s Arisaka stars Maja Salvador as a tough police officer escaping a ruthless gang headed by Mon Confiado’s character. Indigenous people tend to her wounds until she’s well enough to track her assailants down. She lugs around the titular arisaka, the titular World War II Japanese bolt-action rifle. The film was created in 2020, in the thick of the pandemic, and premiered at the 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival where Red was nominated for Tokyo Grand Prix.
Dolce Amore Season 1 (December 27)
A woman who was raised in Italy by adoptive parents runs away to her birthplace, the Philippines, where she finally meets and falls for her pen pal.
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil’s 2016 rom-com TV series is about to land on Netflix soon. Good news for LizQuen fans — you’ll be free to watch it anytime you like. The series has three seasons with 137 episodes but so far, only Season 1 will be available on the platform. It’s time to roll around in kilig, cry, and laugh with Serena and Simon once again! Fingers crossed Season 2 and 3 will follow soon for the complete experience.
Queer Eye Season 6 (December 31)
The Emmy® Award-winning Queer Eye returns in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC. Get ready, y’all! This season, Queer Eye’s fearless ambassadors head to the Lone Star state with a home base in Austin, TX. Watch as they work their life-changing magic yet again and transform the lives of deserving Texans.
Got any plans for New Year’s eve? How about binging reality makeover series Queer Eye‘s sixth season? Even if you’re by your lonesome, the Fab Five — Karamo, Jonathan, Antoni, Tan, and Bobby — can keep you company. This season is set in the Lone Star State where the show is about to take over Texas. It’s certainly exciting to see the show again after the pandemic halted filming for over a year!
Which new on Netflix show are you most excited to see? Share it with us in the comments!