Netflix is our saviour right now and for the first time in our lives it’s totally acceptable to binge watch for days on end. We know too well how overwhelming the sheer volume of shows to watch (many of them rubbish) is on Netflix. As such, we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite shows to watch on Netflix ready for your next binge session! From supernatural fantasies to cartoon comedies, we have you covered.
Money Heist is a crime drama on Netflix – originally called La Casa de Papel. Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. This series is perfect for those that love crime and thrillers.
Locke & Key
This show is a full of supernatural events. After Rendell Locke is murdered at the hands of former student Sam Lesser, his wife Nina decides to move with her three children, from Seattle to Massachusetts, and take residence in Rendell’s family home, Keyhouse. The children soon discover a number of mysterious keys throughout the house that can be used to unlock various doors in magical ways.
The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy follows the lives of 7 seven children who were adopted by a billionaire and made into a superhero team called “The Umbrella Academy”. As they got older the siblings lost contact with each other until they would reunite at their fathers funeral. After reuniting, they start to uncover secrets about their dysfunctional family and their own personal abilities.
Titans is a modern day adaptation of the DC Comics “Teen Titans”. After dangerous forces try to harm her and her family, Rachel seeks protection from Dick Grayson. They then team up with Kory and Gar to take down these demons. Meanwhile Dick is trying to distance himself from his former persona, Robin, and mentor, Batman. This show is perfect for comic lovers.
This series revolves around the story of Lucifer Morningstar, former Lord of Hell. Lucifer runs away to Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub and becomes a consultant for the LAPD. While working with the LAPD, Lucifer becomes intrigued with detective Chloe Decker, he realises working with her changes him into someone who is completely different to the Devil.
Emily in Paris
Emily is a 20-something driven American from Chicago who moves to Paris for work. She is tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. As cultures clash, Emily realises she’ll have to adjust her approach if she’s going to win over the French.
This heart-warming, wholesome show is about an autistic boy, Sam, and his mission to become more independent. With the help of his therapist and dad, Sam starts looking into dating and life after high school. Although, his mother struggles to adjust to a life where she isn’t Sam guardian. Meanwhile Sam’s younger sister, Casey, faces her own struggles of going to a new school after receiving an athletics scholarship.
Big Mouth is an American coming-of-age adult animated sitcom. The series centres on teen going through the struggles of puberty, the human body and sex. Nick and Andrew navigate their way through puberty with the help of their “hormones monsters”.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit was released on October 23, 2020. After four weeks of viewing, it became Netflix’s most watched scripted miniseries. Beth Harmon is an orphan chess prodigy. She sets her sights on becoming the world’s greatest chess player while struggling with emotional problems, drug and alcohol dependency.
Never have I ever
The story centres around Devi, a 15-year-old girl from Los Angeles. After a socially horrible freshman year, Devi wants to change her social status, but friends, family and feelings do not make it easy for her. The series was praised for breaking Asian stereotypes and has been described as a watershed moment for South Asian representation in Hollywood.
The series depicts the poor, dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher, a neglectful single father of six. He spends his days drunk while his eldest daughter, Fiona, takes care of the children. Although a comedy, the show highlights the struggles that working class Americans face and how Frank’s alcoholism and drug addiction affects his family.
A sumptuous look at one of the worlds most famous families: The Royal Family. Following the early years of the relationship between the Queen and Prince Philip – it is British opulence at its finest!
Considered one of Netflix’s most underrated shows. Dynasty follows the lives of two wealthy families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, and their on-going feud over money, power and their children. This is an updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap.
The series follows three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they are in for more than they bargained as they are recruited by a gang leader.
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