June is here, which means hot weather is arriving for much of the United States, which means it’s a perfect time to stay inside in the air conditioning and watch some food-focused movies and television series. Heres a guide to what’s new on the major streaming services this month:
Queer Eye, Netflix’s super-popular reboot of the classic aughts makeover series, is back for a second season on June 15. The New Fab Five will once again operate out of a chic industrial loft in Atlanta, traveling throughout the city and surrounding region to improve the lives of some men who need help getting it together. Food expert Antoni Porowski, who can actually cook, thank you very much, is going to use avocados if the situation calls for avocados. Sorry, haters.
The second season of Nailed It!, the down-to-earth baking competition, also hits Netflix this month, premiering Friday, June 29. The show displayed its fun sensibility by casting Season 2 with a selfie contest, and new episodes should once again celebrate cake fails and make home bakers feel better about their flour-and-sugar catastrophes.
A couple more Netflix titles coming this month: Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast, in which K-pop icon Lee Hyo-ri and her husband, provide food and lodging to vacationers at their island home off the coast of South Korea, returns for a second season on June 7, and new episodes will stream every Thursday. Cooking on High will deal in weed-based recipes and is set to premiere on the platform Wednesday, June 20. The eighth and final season of IFC’s hit series Portlandia, which features several entertaining food sketches, arrives Sunday, June 10.
On Amazon Prime, Stanley & Iris is available Friday, June 1. Iris (Jane Fonda) is a grieving widow who takes a job at a bakery, where she meets a cook named Stanley (Robert De Niro), who is illiterate. Iris and Stanley come together as she teaches him to read. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, that classic play-turned-movie about a combo barber-butcher shop that turns out human meat, also lands June 1. And in other movie news, the feature-length culinary documentary The Quest of Alain Ducasse will be release in theaters on June 8, and it will also be available on iTunes, Amazon Video, and On Demand that same day.
Finally, in a bit of sad news for Anthony Bourdain fanatics, the first eight seasons of his CNN series, Parts Unknown, will disappear from Netflix on Saturday, June 16.
Still hungry? If you’re looking for more ideas, join the Eat, Drink, Watch Facebook group or check out our weekly recaps of Sweetbitter and Parts Unknown.
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