So you’ve decided to join me for a walk around into the vast streaming catalogue, as the legends say you can always find the best shows on Netflix… if you’re willing to search for them, that is. That is something you’ll never have to contend with, as I’ve already done that hectic task for you.
To be honest i feel netflix is like a treasure which has some of terrific movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-three hour commitment, it has got tons of great TV shows which you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days or even weeks. If you just finished a good series and need a new one to fill the space, Netflix has got you all covered.
Below, i have curated up a list of top things which you can binge-watch on Netflix right now:
1. The Crown
The Crown literally showcases the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the start of her reign up until the present day. This Netflix Original is a top notch drama with an array of great performances, lead by Claire Foy as the young monarch.
It sheds light on unseen parts of the Queen’s duties, and the troubled dynamic of juggling a public and private life.
Seriously this is a superb character drama that packs in loads of historical factoids and a genuinely good story.
Are you a big fan of true crime? This new offering from Netflix will probably be right up your alley.
Mindhunter centers around two FBI agents in 1977 interviewing serial killers. If you're mildly obsessed with psychopaths, it's a pretty fascinating look at the early days of criminal profiling.
Based on the true story of the first FBI profiler, his personal story is interwoven perfectly during the course of the first season, which tells episode after episode of rich, textured storytelling that’ll get under your skin and stay there.
Mindhunter is rewarding as hell to watch for entirely the opposite reason. You’ll be shouting at the TV as the two agents apply their newly-founded techniques to catch active killers.
Forget the 2003 misfire, this is the Daredevil fans have been waiting for.
The first of Marvel’s Netflix universe charges out of the gate, a blustering blend of brooding character drama, hyperreal action, and some of the best villainy since Heath Ledger embodied the Joker.
The show has received universal applause for its uncompromising take on blind lawyer turned in to a superhero, who vows to rid the streets of its criminal element, no matter the cost.
It's simply breathtaking to witness Murdock’s athletic prowess because you know, he’s blind.The ambition of this first season has yet to be bettered elsewhere in the Netflix Marvel universe.
4. The Punisher
The baddie from Daredevil season 2 returns for his own dedicated series.
The Punisher is an expanded storyline that delves deeper into his traumatic past and pushes forward into an even more troubled future.
Where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage exposed Marvel fans to the gritty underbelly of New York City, The Punisher rips that belly wide open and blasts a few extra rounds through it for good measure.
The Punisher doesn't really belong in the superhero genre. With fewer balls-to-the-wall action pieces and less explosions that you would expect, you might have met Frank Castle before, but not like this.
5. Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation stumbles a little during its first season but trust me, you’ll be laughing all week if you stick with it.
Led by the brilliant Amy Poehler, it revolves around the day-to-day experiences of Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Pawnee parks and recreation department, and her misfit bunch of co-workers. Told through a mockumentary-style of shooting, the show uses the pettiness of small-town bureaucracy as its comedic fodder.
It swerves around the pitfalls of sitcom tedium, thanks to some of the most memorable comedy characters in TV history played by Nick Offerman (who will provide you with one-liners and woodwork advice), Aziz Ansari, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, Retta, and Chris Pratt.
6. Orange is The New Black
It is loosely based on the real-life experiences of Piper Kerman.
This comedy-drama is like nothing else on the streaming platform. That's probably because it's a Netflix Original.
The first season follows Kerman's memoir closely, as Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman enters the prison system after being convicted of aiding a drug trafficker - her ex, played by That '70s Show's Laura Prepon - who also happens to be incarcerate in the same prison...
Once the show diverts from the true story, it becomes a wild mash of interesting plotlines. Piper's still in the mix, but there's a rich cast of fully fleshed out characters who we learn lots of secretive tidbits about through flashbacks. And, season 6 (!) now scheduled to arrive on July 29, so you’ve got time to catch up.
7. Queer Eye
You're probably wondering if a reboot of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, almost 15 years after the original show aired, would even work. Well, I have some fantastic news for you: It does.
The new Queer Eye may be a makeover reality show, but it tackles a number of challenging social issues with thoughtfulness and sincerity.
Surprise! Season 2 premieres June 15!
The great thing about an anthology drama series like Easy is that they're so easy to watch.
So much so, you don't need to actually add Easy to your Netflix watch list. Statistically, if you hang out with a group of three or more millennials for more than an hour, Easy will inevitably end up on the television in the background.
Easy is well written, well executed and thoughtful.
Enjoy any of the eight episodes as they come your way.
I read in one of the articles where someone describe netflix's Dark as a German Stranger Things.
But I think that's underselling this sci-fi thriller about time travel. Here is how I assume Dark came to fruition: Someone was watching Back to the Future and said, "OK, but what if this movie was a TV show made by Germans?"
Just don't forget to turn off the English dubbing; the performances are worth having to read subtitles.
10. On My Block
This is not just another coming of age show for teenagers.
Well actually it is. But you need to be watching it anyway!
The show follows four close friends living in Los Angeles and it's gripping. The kids are lovable and relatable, and I'm predicting these young actors will start popping up everywhere. Plus it's refreshing to see On My Block tackle adolescence from a seldom seen perspective.