Three new shows you need to stream when the weather packs in this weekend

Two of Netflix's best shows return to the streaming service today, with Bloodline and Chef's Table streaming their second seasons. If that's not enough to keep you occupied this wintry weekend, there's Preacher on Lightbox.
Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in Preacher, streaming now on Lightbox.
Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in Preacher, streaming now on Lightbox.

Bloodline

Spoiler alert - if you haven't seen the first season of Bloodline, go and start watching now (honestly you should, it's thrilling family drama). If you've seen here it, here's how season two kicks off.

As we return to the Florida Keys, the cracks are starting to show as John (Kyle Chandler), Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz), and Meg (Linda Cardellini), struggle to get on with their lives in the wake of the death of the family's black sheep, Danny.

Their collective guilt hovers fairly close to the surface as they try to convince everyone else they're okay, while appearing keen for Danny's killer to be found.

Keeping things under wraps is made all the more difficult by the appearance of Danny's teenage son (who no-one knew existed), and that retired investigator Detective Potts is still staying at the family inn.

Despite the fact that we now know exactly how these good people did a bad thing, the second season has more family secrets to uncover, and Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) continues to manipulate the Rayburns from beyond the grave.

* Bloodline's second season begins streaming later today on Netflix

Chef's Table

The first six-part series chronicled six very different chefs spread around the world, renowned for their unique approaches to food, and told their life stories while making viewers salivate at their creations.

The series took a dedicated, deep, emotional and cinematic approach to documenting the world of a chef, and it looks like this season will be no different.

This year they are following renegade Brazilian chef Alex Atala of Dom; San Franciscan French chef Dominique Crenn (recently named World's Best Female Chef) of Atelier Crenn; American molecular gastronomy wizard Grant Achatz of Alinea; celebrated Indian/Thai chef Gaggan Anand of Gaggan; emerging Slovenian Chef Ana Ross of Hisa Franko; and Mexican superstar Enrique Olvera of Pujol.

* Chef's Table's second season begins streaming later today on Netflix

Preacher

This new series is probably the strangest thing to go from comic book to screen since The Walking Dead ambled forth.

Adapted from a 90s title, by Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg among others, the series stars Dominic Cooper as the small town Texas preacher of the title who gains special powers and goes on a mission to find God with help from his ex, Tulip, his mad Irish mate and a host of characters who have to be seen to be believed.

Read more: TV adaption of cult comic book Preacher like nothing you've ever seen

* Preacher is available for streaming now on Lightbox.

- NZ Herald

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