This week's Netflix highlights: 4 shows and movies you can't miss (May 6-10)

Mother's Day delights, a murder mystery, and an anime are on Netflix this week.
Mother of the Bride. (L-R) Sean Teale as RJ and Miranda Cosgrove as Emma in Mother of the Bride. Cr. Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix © 2024
Mother of the Bride. (L-R) Sean Teale as RJ and Miranda Cosgrove as Emma in Mother of the Bride. Cr. Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix © 2024 /

The first full week of May has arrived, and it's the big lead up to Mother's Day. In celebration of the holiday, Netflix has the mother of all romantic comedies set to premiere this weekend. Miranda Cosgrove and Brooke Shields team up for a sweet com-com, but it's not the only treat in store for Mother's Day weekend. Reba is back on Netflix, too!

Beyond two titles that will have you laughing, if you're looking for something to keep you on the edge of your seat after finishing Baby Reindeer and A Man in Full, Netflix serves up a new dark comedy thriller series with Bodkin, as well as the exciting second season of the animated series Blood of Zeus. As always, there's a little bit of everything.

Here are four of the Netflix new release highlights of the week, all of varying genre. If you're in the mood for a romantic comedy this week, you're going to love the first pick.

Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride. (L-R) Brooke Shields as Lana and Benjamin Bratt as Will in Mother of the Bride. Cr. Sasidis Sasisakulporn/Netflix © 2024 /

When Emma (Miranda Cosgrove) becomes engaged to RJ (Sean Teale), it's much to the surprise of her single mother, Lana (Brooke Shield). The destination wedding in Thailand provides even more surprises when Lana discovers that RJ's father Will (Benjamin Bratt) was her college sweetheart that got away. Awkward! The movie also stars Rachael Harris, Chad Michael Murray, Wilson Cruz, and Michael McDonald. Mother of the Bride makes a very apt and charming Mother's Day Weekend watch when it makes its premiere on May 9.

For fans of: Anyone But You, Ticket to Paradise, Irish Wish


Reba McEntire, Joanna Garcia, Steve Howey, Melissa Peterman
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Nostalgia alert! All six seasons of Reba McEntire's eponymous sitcom Reba began streaming on Netflix on May 6, and it's never a bad idea to rewatch the series that will make you laugh our loud. Even over 20 years removed from when the series began in 2001, the comedy hasn't lost an ounce of its charm. Whether you start a rewatch with your mom, your friends, or by yourself, or even if you're deciding to check it out for the very first time, you won't be sorry.

For fans of: The Conners, Young Sheldon, The Ranch


Bodkin. (L to R) Seán Óg Cairns as Garda Eoin, Kerri McLean as Maeve, Siobhán Cullen as Dove, Robyn Cara as Emmy Sizergh, Will Forte as Gilbert Power in episode 103 of Bodkin. Cr. Enda Bowe/Netflix © 2024 /

Looking to add a little mystery to your life this week? Bodkin debuts on May 9, and the series has all the makings of becoming the next runaway hit Netflix series. Similarly themed to other true crime-theme shows about podcasters turned mystery solvers, Netflix's Bodkin centers on a group of three podcasters diving into the disappearances of three locals in small town in Ireland. The first season contains seven episodes, but you'll be tempted to finish them all in one sitting.

For fans of: Only Murders in the Building, Baby Reindeer, Killing Eve

Blood of Zeus season 2

Blood of Zeus (L to R) Derek Phillips as Heron, Jessica Henwick as Alexia, Adetokumboh M’Cormack as Kofi and Chris Diamantopoulos as Evios in Blood of Zeus. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024 /

Have you been waiting for a new season of Blood of Zeus since 2020? Well, season 2 will finally be released on May 10 and is the week's top animated title to watch on Netflix. The first season of the action-fantasy series was released back in October 2020, but it's time to return to Heron's journey as a demigod in Ancient Greece. Don't miss a second of the adventurous anime when season 2 drops this week! There's even still time to catch up with the first season.

For fans of: My Hero Academia, Castlevania, Record of Ragnarok

What will you be watching on Netflix this week? Stay tuned for new release news and updates from Netflix Life!

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