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    Get ready for finals by binge watching everything new on Netflix in May

    Still from the Netflix original series Bloodline. Season two of the acclaimed show will premier May 27.

    The school year is at its bittersweet end. May has arrived, and with it comes long nights of studying and writing papers before eventually saying good bye to your circle of friends for the summer. Many people believe dogs to be man’s best friend, but anyone with Wi-Fi knows you can’t ask for a better friend than Netflix.

    With the arrival of May, we say hello to plenty of brand-new Netflix titles. Unfortunately, these new options do not match the excitement of the sites most popular original series’ previously released seasons. The site, however, still provides some noteworthy titles for your May binge-watching pleasure.

    It’s Chelsea Handler

    Not everyone will find something to get excited about this month, but Chelsea Handler fans certainly will. Handler’s new talk show, “Chelsea,” premieres May 11. The show will hopefully provide more of the wit and humor that her fans have come to expect. Handler is certainly a talented comedian, but the fact that her new show is one of the most interesting new Netflix offerings of the month is a testament to the low quality of new additions in May.

    Dolph Lundgren, kindergarten cop

    Netflix loves to throw in sequels that should probably have never happened and this month it accomplishes that feat with “Kindergarten Cop 2.” Can Dolph Lundgren reach the comedic greatness provided by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original? Find out when the film hits the streaming site on May 17.

    There will be bloodline

    The second season of acclaimed original series “Bloodline” will premiere May 27 It is one of the month’s strongest streaming additions. The series stars Kyle Chandler and is a story of a successful family holding on to dark secrets from the past. The new season does not air until the end of the month, so take the month of May to catch up on season one.

    Sandler and Spade

    Netflix original film “The Do-Over” will also premiere May 27. The film stars Adam Sandler and David Spade, meaning it will not break new comedic ground, but it will still provide enough fun and stupidity to keep viewers entertained. This film marks the second of a four-film deal between Sandler and the streaming site following the release of “The Ridiculous 6” in December 2015.

    Well folks, that’s all she wrote. Of course, Netflix has plenty more additions this month, but nothing else particularly noteworthy, at least not in this writer’s opinion. The complete list can be found here (along with Amazon Prime and HBO’s new May releases).

    Maybe Netflix should have spaced out the releases of its most popular original series a little bit more, having released new seasons of “House of Cards,” “Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” all within a little more than a month of each other. Still, these sub-par May offerings will keep most bingers occupied for the next month. Let’s just hope the site gives us some better things to watch in June.

    Honorable mentions:

    May 1: “Bring It On,” “Pleasantville,” “The Nutty Professor,” “Sixteen Candles,” “To Catch A Thief,” “Things We Lost In The Fire”

    May 4: “Shanghai Knights,” “Grace and Frankie” season two

    May 17: “American Dad” season 10

    May 28: “Hell on Wheels” season five

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