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Top 100 Best TV Shows on Netflix Right Now in 2021

Wondering what to binge? Here’s OwlRatings weekly updated list of the best TV series on Netflix. Ranging from dark and gritty dramas to crazy and action-packed superhero flicks, there’s something for everyone.

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Netflix has taken the world by storm in the last few years. The streaming platform has started its own original TV series. Together with the plethora of content that it has to offer from the world over; but let’s be honest; Netflix’s recommendation algorithm may not really be able to best recommend you your new favourite TV series. Therefore, this list may help you find your new favourite show. If your favorite isn’t on Netflix, make sure to check our list of best streaming services for alternatives. Also, check our list of best movies on Netflix. Without further ado; here are the top 10 TV series you should be watching on Netflix right now!

Breaking Bad (2008)

Breaking Bad (2008)

Breaking Bad (2008)

Remember my name

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This remarkable television show that has broken all sorts of records and rightfully received so many accolades for writing, directing and acting is right on top of our TV list. It follows the story of a chemistry teacher named Walter White who decides to break bad and cook meth after he’s diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Him and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman start off their journey as 2 opposites working together while people from Walt’s own family work in the DEA. The series gets better each and every season; culminating in what is arguably one of the best seasons of any television show. A huge shoutout to showrunner Vince Gilligan for slowly building up this masterpiece which each preceding season; giving us arguably the best episode in cinema history with season 5’s Ozymandias. The cast of this show is truly exceptional; lead actor Bryan Cranston winning 4 Emmy’s for his portrayal of Walter; while Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn to bagged wins for their performance. This show is violent and gory yet brilliantly written and planned out. With one of the best character developments of TV history; Walter White is up there in TV history. Arguably the best television show of all time is now on Netflix for all of you to witness.

Sherlock (2010)

Sherlock (2010)

Sherlock (2010)

A new sleuth for the 21st century.

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This crime/detective show is arguably the best in its genre. Fans did not know what to expect with another rendition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s masterpiece; but Sherlock completely hits it out of the park with its modernised setting in 21st century London. The writing is second to none; featuring long monologues; analysing the tiniest situation with such detail and added wit which propels the character of Sherlock Holmes even higher up than it already was. At the centre of all of this is Benedict Cumberbatch playing the titular character and let’s just say he does it so effortlessly. In what is easily the best performance of Sherlock Holmes; Cumberbatch managed to deliver 5 paged monologues with so much ease and his great comic timing also helps make the character seem more realistic. Supporting actors such as Martin Freeman has great chemistry with the protagonist; but it is Adam Scott’s portrayal of the villain known as James Moriarty that completely steals the show. The 90 minute long episodes don’t leave us yawning for a single second; with episodes like Season 2’ Reichenbach Fall being nothing short of a modern masterpiece. Creator Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat have truly bestowed us with the perfect show.

Stranger Things (2016)

Stranger Things (2016)

Stranger Things (2016)

It only gets stranger…

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This horror/ drama series took the world with storm when it was first dropped on Netflix in 2016. Not even Netflix thought that a show starring 4 kids would be a hit; let alone one of the most watched series on their platform. Stranger Things starts off with the kidnapping of a young boy name Will and the police’s and more importantly his friends search of him. As the show progresses, we are introduced to new characters and elements such as fan favourite Eleven played by Millie Bobbie Brown and the infamous upside down which is the world where the Demagorgon lives in. Unlike most horrors; Stranger things mixes wholesome moments through its main cast of kids and gives enough time for the world to build; eventually giving us massive pay-offs by the end of the season. Th Duffer brothers managed to create this dark and ominous sci-fi world where monsters and a whole other universe does not seem out of place; because the characters interacting with it are well developed and three dimensional. Performances from Winona Ryder and David Harbour specifically are a delight; merging the world of kids with the so-called adults of the show; who seem to have enough problems of their own. Season 4 of Stranger things is currently in production; and if we have learnt anything from the previous seasons; it will be fun, horrifying and unpredictable at the same time.

Daredevil (2015)

Daredevil (2015)

Daredevil (2015)

Do not fear the dark. Become it.

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This action-thriller is Marvel’s Netflix television series debut. Given the 13 episode per season format; the show was given enough time to take a deep look into the character of Matt Murdock who is a lawyer by day who fights the corrupt justice system; and when things don’t go according to plan he puts on high tight fitted red latex costume and beats bad guys to a pulp. Unlike other superheroes; Daredevil underwent an accident as a child which caused him to loose his sight; but all his other senses heightened by ten-folds; allowing him to become a master fighter. The show has a gritty and dark feel to it; almost resembling Gotham City. The characters he interacts with are so well written and three- dimensional; especially the shows main villain; Wilson Fisk who was portrayed so brilliantly by Vincent D’Onofrio. The cast including Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Wall share a remarkable chemistry with each other; only adding to the brilliance of the story. But the best part of the show has to be the action. The fight scenes are choreographed so well; giving us some of the best hand-to-hand combat scenes in TV history. It’s simple; if you love the superhero genre; you will love Daredevil.

Narcos (2015)

Narcos (2015)

Narcos (2015)

There’s no business like blow business.

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Narcos is an American crime and thriller series that chronicles the life of the infamous Colombian drug dealer; Pablo Escobar. This rendition of the notorious gangster; is gory, bloody but realistic and emotional at the same time. The first season jumps across time rapidly; showcasing the growth of the drug trade in South America and Colombia in particular. Based on the book of the man who caught Escobar; the show is set in an almost documentary style; where we have DEA agent Steve Murphy chronicle the events during the 1970s. Apart from the blood-shed and mass killings we witness; the show humanizes Pablo Escobar; showing his love for his family and his loyalty with his soldiers and his closest allies; as long as he isn’t betrayed or double-crossed by them. Originally filmed in Spanish; we recommend you to watch it in the native language; since the delivery of the lines by actors such as Wagner Moura are spot on. Rising star Pedro Pascal also delivers a stand-out performance as Javier Pena while Maurice Compte brilliantly brings to life his character of Horacio Carillo. The opening theme is beautifully created; instantly sucking us in to this dangerous world of cocaine and blood and betrayal. You will definitely want to watch this show if you want a good balance of on and off action; mixed with a well-plotted storyline.

House of Cards (2013)

House of Cards (2013)

House of Cards (2013)

There are two kinds of pain.

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This epic drama takes a look at the lives of Frank Underwood who is a democrat and the secretary of state, along with his wife Claire Underwood as they take on the world and each and every enemy around them. The show is absolutely ruthless; giving us an inside look into the cut-throat atmosphere of American politics. The protagonist is built up to be an absolute powerhouse from the first episode; showcasing his lack or remorse and empathy towards anyone who will stop him from achieving his goals. At the centre of this all is Claire and Frank’s relationship which is not perfect by any means; but together they from a formidable couple and a powerhouse of a team. Beau Willimon does an exceptional job as lead writer; his distinctive approach of making Frank break the fourth wall from time to time making for some of the best moments from the show. Despite recent events and sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey; he managed to make the character his own; proving why he used to be one of the best talents in the business. Robin Wright is phenomenal as Claire; delivering quality performances time after time. With a lot of twists and turns along the way; House of Cards should be at the top of your list.

Black Mirror (2011)

Black Mirror (2011)

Black Mirror (2011)

The future is bright.

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Black Mirror is a sci- fi and highly twisted  anthology series exploring a high-tech multiverse where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide. It is unlike any other show and features a new cast and storyline for each episode. Often discussing the negative side-effects of technology and human interaction; it does not shy away from dark and bold themes. This may not be the best pick for family night either; since the first episode itself follows some very grotesque moments; putting the Prime Minister of England to shame. Showrunner, Charlie Booker tries to connect everyday human beings to these phenomena; as pokes and prods at the thing’s society has embraced; but this time we get to see the repercussions of these decisions. Gugu Mbatha Raw’s portrayal of a fun-loving Kelly in the highly acclaimed “San Junipero” and Cristi Milioti’s performance in the season 4 episode, “US Callister” are some of the best performances in the series. Some episodes, such as “Shut Up and Dance” might be too jarring, while “San Junipero” might have too much sweetness for you. Watch this remarkable show if you are looking for something very different to what you are accustomed to.

The Walking Dead (2010)

The Walking Dead (2010)

The Walking Dead (2010)

Fight the dead. Fear the living.

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The walking dead has been one of the most popular shows for a long-long time. With 10 seasons already out; the show still has some huge moments for us fans to enjoy before it ends with season 11. It follows the story of Sherriff’s Deputy, Rick Grimes waking up from a coma and finding out that the world he knew was gone. With the on-going zombie apocalypse he must find his family and then embark on a bloody adventure with his group as they pass through several locations looking for a new home. A truly unpredictable show; it often kills of characters left, right and centre; so be sure not to get too attached to some of these great characters. Andrew Lincoln shines through as the protagonist; while strong performances by Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus keep us craving for more. The show has faced problems relating to inconsistency; often having some really slow episodes followed by a massive pay-off by the end of the season. But, the core characters are still there and we love to see some zombie killing action moments. The villains like the governor and Negan have kept the storyline fresh; and added for some great moments in this epic drama. It is action packed and full of gut-wrenching moments; pun intended.

Supernatural (2005)

Supernatural (2005)

Supernatural (2005)

Between darkness and deliverance

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Supernatural is a series in the horror/thriller genre that features two brothers travelling in their Chevrolet Impala on the trail of all kinds of supernatural creatures to destroy them. Sam and Dean Winchester were brought up to be monster hunters by their dad; after witnessing their mom get murdered by a monster. Just like a crime series; each episode features a new bad the 2 brothers have to take on whilst an on-going series arc and returning characters add to the mystery and the intrigue of the show. Jensen Ackles plays the cool and bad-ass brother ; a wise ass who’s often closed off from the rest of the world. Jared Padalecki plays Sam; the more stable and sensible out of the 2; who honestly does not want to be hunting monsters and just wants to leave a normal life. Great supporting characters like Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s John Winchester and Misha Collins’ Castiel add to the story and leave us with some memorable characters and storylines. As good as the show is; it does face pacing problems as some of the later seasons do not match the earlier ones in terms of quality.

Arrow (2012)

Arrow (2012)

Arrow (2012)

Heroes fall. Legends rise.

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Arrow follows the story of Oliver Queen who returns back home after being stuck in an island for over 5 years. Coming back as a changed man; Oliver changes mentally and physically as he returns with his mighty bow and arrow; promising to make a difference in the world. This show is unlike any other in the superhero genre; having a darker and grittier theme; while still focusing on the emotional drama elements of the show. It is quite similar to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy; with its psychological and dark elements while staying grounded in reality. The show also does not have many gimmicks as we don’t see the bad guys being over the top duded dressed up in latex from top to bottom. Oliver himself does not have any super power; except the abilities he learned and fine-tuned during his time on the island. Arrow stars a great cast; Stephen Amelle playing the titular character to his fullest potential. Other notable cast members include Katie Cassidy and Colin Donnell who create a great ensemble as the seasons progress. As good as this shows action scenes and hand to hand combat sequences can be; it does die down a little as the seasons progress. Nevertheless, Arrow is still a must watch series for all die-hard action and superhero fans out there.

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Peaky Blinders (2013)

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Peaky Blinders (2013)

London’s for the taking

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Peaky Blinders has slowly climbed up season by season not only in terms of popularity; but in quality as well. Set in 19th century Birmingham right after the end of the 1st world war; Tommy Shelby and his family; better known as the Peaky Blinders run their own betting ring from within their homes. They often resolve to illegal activities to get what they want; so be prepared for a whole lot of violence, bloodshed and swearing. The show comprises of some of the best actors; Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory stealing the show in particular. The music and cinematography is another stand out; the bleak setting and the brilliant music with some of the most popular tunes adding to this whole world. It is a must watch show that has some great dialogue, amazing character moments that dive deep within their mental and emotional traumas and some of the best set pieces you can find in any television show.

Better Call Saul (2015)

Better Call Saul (2015)

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Better Call Saul (2015)

Putting the “criminal” in “criminal lawyer”.

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Better Call Saul is a prequel to the hit show; breaking bad. It follows the story of everybody’s favourite criminal lawyer; Saul Goodman. Unlike in Breaking Bad; Saul better known as Jimmy strives for brilliance by trying to climb up the ladder the right way. His close relationship with his friend Kim Wexler is a focal point of the show; often stopping himself from breaking bad just because of her presence. The show introduces us to some fan favourites from its predecessor as well; such as Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut and Giancarlo Esposito’s Gustavo Fring. It is more than just a normal courtroom drama; focusing on the hard choices the protagonist has to make; often blurring the lines between anti-hero and criminal. Vince Gilligan hits the ball out of the park again with his spin-of; arguably the best written show on television at this moment.

The Witcher (2019)

The Witcher (2019)

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The Witcher (2019)

The worst monsters are the ones we create.

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The Witcher is a medieval fantasy epic; based off the novels and the games of the same name. It follows the story of the Witcher; Geralt of Rivia. The story is written in a non-linear pattern; often jumping across different timelines that may leave you confused from time to time. The show does a great job of building the character arcs of important characters such as Yennefer and Siri; while still giving the fans the crazy and epic monster battles that they came to see in the first place. Henry Cavill is perfect as the titular character of the show; his devotion being shown not only through his acting but also by having to maintain a crazy physique for the role. The pacing can be wary at times; but the brilliant music and cinematography keeps us invested for the whole duration.

Dark (2017)

Dark (2017)

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Dark (2017)

Everything is connected

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Dark is a mind-being drama that will surely leave you thrilled but confused as well at the end of each episode. The story which begins with the mysterious disappearance of a boy in the town of Winden begins slowly in the first few episodes. What follows is some of the best plotting and writing in all of television history; gigantic twists that allude to time travel; different worlds and the end of the world. Going into detail about any of the plots will surely lead to spoilers; so all we can say is that it is a must watch. The creator Ben Frost deserves all the credit in the world for this once in a lifetime masterpiece; with every character having some role to play in the unravelling of identities and secrets.

The Queen’s Gambit (2013)

The Queen’s Gambit (2013)

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The Queen’s Gambit (2013)

Let’s play.

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The Queen’s Gambit is a Netflix mini-series which is about the life of a young girl, Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy. Set in the cold war, the story flips back and forth between the time she was in her orphanage and after she grew older. The show is very captivating from the very first episode; showcasing how she was not allowed to play chess as a kid and was often breaking rules to get where she wanted to. Anya Taylor-Joy delivers another fantastic performance playing Beth Harmon; demonstrating one of her best performances yet. The setting of the show adds to the 20th century vibe; and the writing sucks you in and keeps you wanting more and more after the end credits roll out.

Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development (2003)

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Arrested Development (2003)

Get arrested.

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Before it was revived on Netflix for its 4th and 5th seasons; Arrested Development was a Fox special from 2003-2005. After nearly 2 decades; this show is still considered one of the best comedies of all time. What is there not to love about a family full of narcissists, incestual partners and one man who seems to be the only character who you can remorse with. Michael Bluth is on a journey to take care of his family and make them better people after their father gets arrested and is put behind bars. The best attraction to the show are its crazy characters; Gob, Lucille and Tobias steal the show in particular. The love-hate relationship and the weird family dynamics keeps this show fresh and always interesting. Mitchell Hurwitz did a great job of creating this hilarious masterpiece; although the last 2 seasons are not a match for the first few.

13 Reasons Why (2017)

13 Reasons Why (2017)

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13 Reasons Why (2017)

If you’re listening, you’re too late.

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13 Reasons why had taken the Netflix world by storm when it first came out in 2017. The plot is essentially about a young girl, Hannah Baker who commits suicide while still in High school. As the name of the show reflects; she leaves 13 different tapes to the people responsible for her going down this route. Clay Jensen played by Dylan Minnette is the male protagonist who was also in love with Hannah and is completely distorted by her act. The story take a deep look into elements such as suicide, violence and sexual assault so viewer discretion is advised. Apart from the well-crafted storyline; the music also sucks us in to the world of Liberty High school.

The Flash (2014)

The Flash (2014)

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The Flash (2014)

The fastest man alive.

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The flash is the story about the popular comic character who is known for his notorious speed and his shiny red outfit. Barry Allen AKA the flash is played brilliantly by Grant Gustin who adds realism to the performance of the complex superhero. The show takes advantage of the TV show format; allowing us to enjoy a superhero story that is more than just the crazy CGI fight scenes. Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker make for great additions to this show by captivating audiences with their brilliant performances. As expected from a superhero show; the scenes where Barry Allen adorns his outfit are some our favourites; whether it be him fighting or just running around.

Lucifer (2016)

Lucifer (2016)

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Lucifer (2016)

It’s good to be bad.

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After you had thought that the networks have given you more than enough cop dramas; in comes the devil himself as he teams up with the charming Lauren German who plays homicide detective Chloe Decker. Lucifer is a hilarious, wisecracking and womanizing man; who stands out with his special ability to transform into a flaming hot demon if he gets pissed off. The show does a good job of mixing the right amount of humour and drama to balance the show; Lucifer and Chloe’s relationship being a focal point that keeps us invested. Tom Ellis is absolutely brilliant as Lucifer; basically carrying the show with his witty portrayal of the devil. The show adopts the classic format of new bad guy per episode; but on-going story arcs keep it interesting in its entirety.

Money Heist (2017)

Money Heist (2017)

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Money Heist (2017)

The perfect robbery.

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Money Heist or Le Casa De Papel; is a Spanish thriller which involves a gang of robbers trying to pull of the biggest heist yet; robbing the royal mint of Spain. At the centre of this group is the mastermind, “The Professor”. The show brilliantly plots the narrative in its first season; throwing twist after twist to keep the narrative fresh and entertaining. Fan favourite characters such as Nairobi played by Alba Flores and Berlin played by Pedro Alonso allow viewers to actually remorse with the robbers. At the end of the day; this show tries to make you feel for its ensemble by often using flashbacks as a plot device between the past and the future. Money Heist is a must watch if you are looking for an entertaining series with twists and turns along the way.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

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Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Every sentence is a story.

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Orange is the new black was widely considered as one of the most popular shows that Netflix had to offer back in the day. When Piper Chapman got sent to prison for something she committed nearly 10 years ago; her life completely turned upside down. This show takes place in a female prison; where the main protagonist changed her beliefs completely. The connections she makes with some of her cell-mates is truly beautiful to watch; making for a truly great ensemble. Characters like Suzanne and Nicky Nichols add so much to the rich story which is a dramedy at the end of the day. But the show does often take dark turns as they often discuss a lot of dark subjects and often have to face death. The beautiful story is more complex than just the protagonist; the show becoming more of an ensemble more than anything as the seasons progress.

Ozark (2017)

Ozark (2017)

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Ozark (2017)

Their last resort

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Ozark is an intense and gripping drama featuring the main protagonist Marty Bryde who is a well off accountant because he’s great at his job and also indulges in money laundering millions of dollars for a lot of shady people. Marty’s life is flipped upside down after one of his illegal activities spirals out of control and is forced to move to the lake of the Ozarks with his family to complete a never done before money-laundering business. Not only does the show have you gripped from the very first episode; the great dialogue and plot keeps you interested throughout. Ceator Bill Dubuque creates a very eerie and dark environment that makes us feel anxious and comfortable throughout; but matches with the unpredictable nature of the show. Jason Bateman in particular brilliantly portrays Bryde; surprisingly considering his love for the comedy genre.

Hannibal (2013)

Hannibal (2013)

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Hannibal (2013)

Savor the hunt

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Hannibal is the story of Hannibal Lector; who also happens to be a cannibal but no one seems to make the connection between the name and the occupation. Will Graham plays the role of an FBI criminal profiler; who is not your average detective. He has secrets of his own and him and Hannibal may actually seem to be more similar than they realise; despite the former chasing the latter in the beginning of the show. The show is gripping; complex and better written than most of the other criminal shows currently on air. An outstanding acting performance by Mads Mikkelsen and Will Graham make for splendid television viewing; that will leave you shocked by the end of it.

Mindhunter (2017)

Mindhunter (2017)

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90 %

Mindhunter (2017)

History. Pattern. Profile.

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Mindhunter is a gripping crime drama; where the over-used plot point of catching killers gets a new and refreshing look to it. Holden Ford and Bill Tench are FBI detectives; who look to get inside the minds of killers to attempt and study their psyches to predict their next decision. The ultimate goal is to stop similar crimes from happening by trying to create a pattern. The show is so well-written; as it skips from the actual assassinations and killings; rather giving us a complex story about the killer’s psychology. A show that has big names involved such as David Fincher and Charlize Theron as executive producers was surely always going to be successful. The writing is even better when the talented cast including the likes of Jonathan Groff and Anna Torv deliver such stand-out performances.

Sex Education (2019)

Sex Education (2019)

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88 %

Sex Education (2019)

Messy is normal

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Sex education as the name suggests; discusses many taboo subjects that most shows shy away from. Otis is your typical socially awkward kid; he’s reserved, keeps to himself and eventually befriends the most popular girl in Moordale high; Maeve Riley to start sex therapy with her. We get a lot of the storyline focusing on Otis’ relationship with his mom; who is a sex therapist but has a lot of relationship problems of her very own. The huge ensemble features the like of some amazing characters such as Eric Effiong to Adam Groff who all have their own insecurities. The show tackles almost all of the taboo issues you can think of; and does it in a brilliant way that keeps us invested in the overall storyline; will Maeve and Otis ever get together. The explicit content, the love-hate relationships between the different high school kids and the overall wholesome story will make you binge it in its entirety.

Marvel’s The Punisher (2017)

Marvel’s The Punisher (2017)

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88 %

Marvel’s The Punisher (2017)

The truth must be taken.

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The punisher is a marvel show that focuses on the notorious and dangerous Frank Castle. After first seeing the ruthless kill machine on Netflix’s Daredevil; he gets his own spin-off where the show not only gives us more action and non-stop violence; but also dives deep into his mental health and PTSD caused after his family was murdered. Castle looks to find out the culprits responsible for the heinous act along with Microchip. As the show goes along; we are introduced to memorable characters such as Ben Barnes’ Jigsaw and Amber Rose Revah’s Dinah Madani. But no character comes close to Jon Bernthal’s brilliant portrayal of The punisher; nailing every single scene he takes part in. As the name suggest; there is a lot of killing and the realistic action and set-pieces only make the show that much more worth watching.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

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88 %

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Water. Earth. Fire. Air.

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Avatar : The last Airbender may not be a household name; but is considered as one of the best animes out there. The story takes place in a world where the nations are divided into 4 – earth, air, fire or water. The benders have the ability to control and manipulate these elements and all 4 can only be implemented by the Avatars. Aang is believed to be the lost Avatar who can fight the battle against the fire nation. This show is more than just another anime with cool CGI and fight scenes. The world they create is so complex and well-written; making the pay-offs that much more rewarding. Michael DiMartino and Bryan Koniezko have created an unbelievably powerful show that may make you fall in love with the world of anime; if you haven’t already.

The Good Place (2016)

The Good Place (2016)

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87 %

The Good Place (2016)

What the fork?!

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The good place is basically the after-life everyone has dreamt off. From rainbows and meadows to unlimited ice-cream; it’s every dying person’s dream. But what happens when Elleanor Shellstrop is added in the good place by mistake; everything starts going wrong as the other members all have to suffer. Elleanor starts off as a rude, self-centred narcissist who only cares for herself. But as we see, the amazing cast including hilarious characters such as Chidi, Janet and Tahani all come together to make each other better. The show is as much of a comedy as it is a drama; the mystery about the good place coming to a dramatic and shocking conclusion at the end of season one. Ted Danson is absolutely spectacular as Michael; the runner of the Good place; but D’Arcy Carden’s Janet is probably the fan favourite robot who everyone is in love with.

Community (2009)

Community (2009)

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85 %

Community (2009)

Mastering the B.S. degree at community college.

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Community is a show about a few students in Greendale community college. Jeff Winger who is a lawyer by trade is sent to community college after it’s found out that his diploma is from Columbia; the country; not the college. He encounters the weirdest yet delightful bunch of students that make for such a fun and wisecracking show. The show uses one of its characters; Abed as a plot device for breaking the fourth wall; as he is often seen referencing the show in the show itself. The show also has some amazing one-off episodes that are based on pop-culture references that make for spectacular viewing. Episodes like the paintball fights, the multiverse episode and the Lego episode are simply as great as any other drama show. This is a very different and truly entertaining comedy that everyone needs to see if they haven’t already.

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

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84 %

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

Murder is back in session

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How to get away with murder is anything but your typical crime show. Consisting of an ensemble that stars the multi-emmy winning Viola Davis as the protagonist; you know you’re in for a treat. She is a criminal defence lawyer who also teaches a course called, ‘How to get away with murder’ and hires a few of her students to work as interns. What follows is a non-linear storyline with the lawyers and the interns blurring the line between good guys and stone-cold murderers; as we slowly come to know the truth about a murder. The characters such as Wes Gibbins and Laurel Castillo are fan favourites but slowly start to lose their innocence as the seasons come to an end. The brilliant story keeps you wanting more and is brilliantly acted by every member.

Death Note (2006)

Death Note (2006)

Recommended
89 %

Death Note (2006)

The hunted becomes the hunter!

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The anime “Death Note” is about a vicious book that Yagami Light, a 17-year-old young man, one day finds in the backyard of his school. The black book, called Death Note, has clear instructions and contains dark magic: if someone writes a name on its pages, that person dies within seconds. Yagami’s whole life changes entirely with the book. He uses this gadget to eliminate all the bad people, criminals, and evil beings that haunt him. International institutions get on alert, especially Interpol with their genius detective called “L.” A detective who has solved mysterious cases that never thought could be solved. That is how the exciting cat and mouse game starts between two genius characters L and Yagami. It is an excellent anime with mystery and thriller on every moment!

Gotham (2014)

Gotham (2014)

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88 %

Gotham (2014)

Before Batman, there was Gotham.

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“Gotham” is set in the Batman universe that explores the past of James Gordon, Gotham City’s police chief, and the villains who made this fictional American city famous. Gordon is one of the greatest enemies in the world of crime, a man whose reputation is equal with law and order. Gotham reveals the origins of the famous villains and vigilantes of the DC Comics universe, narrating a completely new chapter that has never been told before. The series follows the rise of a policeman in a dangerously corrupt city, teetering on the brink of evil and chronicling the birth of one of the most famous superheroes of our time. Throughout the series, we learn about how Gotham got so corrupted and what circumstances created the characters known as Catwoman, the Penguin, Two-Face, and the famous Joker. It is a must-watch for Batman lovers!

Shameless (2011)

Shameless (2011)

Recommended
87 %

Shameless (2011)

The Gallaghers. Absolutely, Wildly, Unapologetically… Shameless

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The comedy series “Shameless” tells the story of a dysfunctional family. The father of six, Frank Gallagher, who is characterized as a selfish alcoholic and completely narcissistic, lives on social benefits obtained illegally with tricks. He does nothing but spends all day drinking. His oldest daughter, Fiona, at just 21 years old, tries to look after her little brothers and works in various temporary jobs to gain some money. The rest of the family are all minors who all problems of their own. The series is ultimately hilarious with its absurd moments, totally recommended!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Recommended
86 %

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)

Not all heroes are super.

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“Agents Of Shield,” tells about the anti-terrorist organization, “SHIELD,” whose primary mission is to confront the threats that plague the Earth in general, from supervillains to criminal organizations. Famous for having among its members’ superheroes such as Thor, Iron-Man, Captain America, and Hulk, “SHIELD” has become one of the most effective and feared special teams in the fight against evil, making the bad guys think twice. The series focuses on the team’s missions, supervised by Agent Phil Coulson, who investigate the strange and the unknown to protect the ordinary from the extraordinary. The team consists of an aircraft pilot, a weapons expert, an intelligent scientist, a true tech genius, and a deadly agency member. Although we don’t see any famous superheroes throughout the series, with its action and adventures, we don’t miss them; the action and adventure fans should not miss the series!

American Horror Story (2011)

American Horror Story (2011)

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86 %

American Horror Story (2011)

Get committed

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“American Horror Story,” tells an independent story set in different places and with different characters in each of its seasons. The first of the stories is about the life of the Harmon family with terrifying overtones that are reminiscent of “Paranormal Activity.” Ben is a sensitive therapist who leads an everyday life until a dark secret forces him to move to Los Angeles with his family. He is accompanied by his wife Vivien and their daughter, Violet. The house that the Harmons choose to stay in Los Angeles is old, gloomy, and has a basement in which not only lives dust but also an evil creature. For the horror genre lovers, this series must not be ignored!

Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

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86 %

Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

The life you save may be your own.

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“Grey’s Anatomy,” the medical drama series, tells the story of Meredith Gray, who is the daughter of one of the most respected surgeons in the profession. She wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps at Grace Hospital in Seattle. Gray is presented as the cornerstone of the series from which different conflicts arise concerning her lover, the neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd; her best friend, Dr. Cristina Yang, and the rest of the hospital’s doctors, especially the interns, like Alex Karev, Izzie Stevens, and George O’Malley. The series narrates this group of doctors, interns, the medical cases they deal with in each episode, and their interpersonal relationships. The series’s intensity is revealed through these conflicts and the interns’ career to become doctors. The series is a beautiful drama in a medical setting!

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

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84 %

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

You remember your first kiss forever… and ever.

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“The Vampire Diaries” is an 8 seasons long supernatural series based on the stories of novels written by LJ Smith. The story is set around Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev,) a 17-year-old girl who tries to move on with her life after losing her parents in a tragic accident. The story is set in Mystic Falls, a fictional town located in Virginia enchanted by supernatural beings. This mysterious place is also Stefan and Damon Salvatore’s, two mysterious brothers’ home. The plot centers on the love triangle formed between these three characters, with a dark past. We soon discover about the Salvatore brothers’ vampiric nature and that they find Elena very similar to the woman whom they were both in love with and also who turned them into vampires. With its similarity to Twilight, this series is recommended who love romance in supernatural settings!

The 100 (2014)

The 100 (2014)

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84 %

The 100 (2014)

Survival isn’t who you are. It’s who you become.

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The sci-fi-drama “The 100” is the story about the ruined civilization almost a hundred years after a nuclear war. Following the catastrophic nuclear war, there were only a bunch of people who could survive. Thus, the human race’s future depends on young criminals who managed to flee and save themselves from the war. The survivors have been trying to survive in a spaceship, wandering around the vast emptiness ever since. They decide to send one hundred of the survivors back to the planet earth from the space station “The Ark” to examine it and research the possibilities to re-colonize the planet. The series has an exciting story with a dystopian setting that would attract adventure-sci-fi fans!

The Blacklist (2013)

The Blacklist (2013)

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84 %

The Blacklist (2013)

Family. Business.

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“The Blacklist” is an action series that tells the story of the former government agent Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, who was always on the most-wanted list of FBI. Known as “the concierge of crime,” Red acts as the middle man in various illegal settings. Before he was a member of the army intelligence services, then he left his service for some reason and became one of the most wanted terrorists in the United States. But shortly after, he decides to surrender and turn himself in to the authorities. Later, he decides to offer the FBI his help to catch a ferocious terrorist, Ranko Zamani. He only speaks with agent Elisabeth Keen who has been in charge of keeping an eye on the surrendered criminal. The crime-thriller is very much recommended for genre lovers with tension through each moment.

New Girl (2011)

New Girl (2011)

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82 %

New Girl (2011)

Boys will be boys. Jess will be Jess.

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“New Girl” is a comedy that tells Jess Day’s story, a girl about to turn 30, quite unconventional, who moves to a house with three single boys after a notorious breakup. Silly, idealistic, vulnerable, and sincere to the extreme, she often makes the mistake of trusting others even when they don’t deserve it. She may be weird and even a bit vulgar at times, but that doesn’t stop her from feeling comfortable with herself. Jess shares a flat with Nick, a waiter with big dreams; Schmidt, a modern casanova; Winston, a personal trainer with no luck with woman and Cece, the other female flatmate who is a gorgeous model. As they get closer and closer, the five friends realize that they are made for each other. It is atypical and dysfunctional and small, but it is a family at the end of the day, full of funny conversations and situations. This comedy is a modern sitcom and will definitely make you laugh out loud!

Altered Carbon (2018)

Altered Carbon (2018)

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88 %

Altered Carbon (2018)

No body lives forever.

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Welcome to a future where science has cheated death by storing a human being’s consciousness only to re-upload it into new bodies via spine embedded stacks. When the world’s richest man, Laurens Bancroft, is murdered at the tender age of 365, he uses his latest consciousness upload and pulls Takeshi Kovacs, a special ” envoy” out of prison and into a combat-ready body to solve his murder before it happens again. This sci-fi noir is a strong contestant for the best first season of any show in 2018.  Joel Kinnaman blew audiences away with his portrayal of Kovacs, the down and out, roughshod investigator. The grit, hard fighting and deep dialogue might fall a little flat in season two with a new cast, but Altered Carbon’s first season still shines.

Sense8 (2015)

Sense8 (2015)

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87 %

Sense8 (2015)

I am we.

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When something as heartbreaking as death occurs, it has the power to connect the most diverse people. This is taken to new heights when eight individuals from different socio-economic, religious and geographical backgrounds are suddenly mentally connected while simultaneously mourning the same death. The series follows the eight as they try to discern the reason behind their mental link while avoiding a mysterious hunter who has the same abilities. This isn’t your typical high-octane sci-fi thriller. It’s a slow burn with a whole lot of character development. The cast is astoundingly talented. It carries some serious themes and graphic scenes and its oddball nature might not be for everyone, but sci-fi lovers and those who like series that make them think deeply will appreciate it. 

Glee (2009)

Glee (2009)

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84 %

Glee (2009)

The hardest word to say is “goodbye.”

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Will Schuster might be a high school Spanish teacher but he still has big dreams. When he finds a gang of disgruntled teens labelled “Lima Losers”, he rekindles the New Directions, a singing group in the school’s widely unpopular Glee Club. Each season ups the ante from singing competitions to college admissions and relationships. Offscreen controversies aside, this show is wildly binge-worthy. Ryan Murphy took on this project as a stark contrast to his usual darker works. Jane Lynch’s dry sass is what the show needs and Lea Michelle’s voice will give you goosebumps, no matter how much you’ll want to throw a slushy in Rachel Berry’s face. The series has some of the best pop and show tune covers out there and the albums alone are worth listening to.

The IT Crowd (2006)

The IT Crowd (2006)

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83 %

The IT Crowd (2006)

I came here to drink milk and kick ass… and I’ve just finished my milk.

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Have you ever wondered what the guys who fix your laptop’s latest glitches via phone do in their off time? This show gives us a very bleak, hilarious answer. The IT crowd follows Roy and Moss, two coworkers and IT support men at the dinghy Reynholm Industries, as they navigate sub-par work and dating hijinks with their unqualified boss Jen. The British series is reminiscent of “The Office”, minus the camera style. Richard Ayoade shines as the technologically gifted, socially inept Moss and Chris O’Dowd plays the bumbling, lazy Roy with accuracy.  The laugh track might turn some viewers, but it’s still worth a watch. The dry, sometimes slapstick humor is classic and the constant and familiar set adds to the quirky charm of the series.

Outlander (2014)

Outlander (2014)

Recommended
87 %

Outlander (2014)

What if your future was the past?

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Outlander follows Claire Randall, a World War 2 nurse. When her husband comes back from the war a completely different man, the two seek solace in a second honeymoon. Things get crazy when she’s suddenly thrust back to 1743, where her rights and existence as a woman differs wildly from her usual reality. She’s forced to marry a Scottish warrior and as their passions increase, she faces the ripping truth of her vastly different husbands and their various timelines.  Outlander has been going strong since 2014. This series makes you long for a time that was just as romantic as it was harrowing and difficult. The content can be both lighthearted and deeply painful. The cast is stunning and the writing is award-winning and impeccable. Go watch it.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

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87 %

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

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Many of us would do anything to bring a loved one back. That’s the case with the Elric brothers, who turn to the elusive and dark art of alchemy to bring back their mother. But this practice has a price and while Edward loses his leg, his younger brother loses his entire body.  Edward soon makes a bargain for his brother’s soul and the two must work together to restore their former bodies. This is a Funimation remake of the original. Though heavily tragic at some parts, it’s a great gateway into anime. Dubbed v.s  Sub is a hot debate in the anime community, but both versions of voice acting are well done. The Japanese voice actors triumph, however, when it comes to emotional expression and character intrigue.

Riverdale (2017)

Riverdale (2017)

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82 %

Riverdale (2017)

Small town. Big secrets.

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When a prominent Blossom twin dies in the small town of Riverdale, it sets off a series of events that nobody could have imagined. Literally. The CW series loosely based on the Archie comics characters has become a behemoth of lies, murder, secrets and very strange storylines. How are high school students busting cults and starting speakeasies? That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The Mad Hatter style writing is hard to keep up with and there’s no serious character development but if you’re looking for some seriously silly indulgence then look nowhere but Riverdale. Cheryl Blossom is particularly amusing.  It’s a guilty pleasure for the viewer that doesn’t take anything, including their potential for tv throwing frustration and hair pulling, seriously.

NCIS (2003)

NCIS (2003)

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82 %

NCIS (2003)

It’s never too late to start over, no?

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With over 400 episodes, NCIS has become one of the longest-running crime drama network shows ever. The series has featured Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs as the leader of the Naval Criminal Investigative Services for over 19 years now. If you’re planning on binge-watching, then you should start right now cause there’s a lot to go through here. Much of the original cast has left, but the show must go on. Mark Harmon, who plays Gibbs, is the glue that holds this series together. His performance is well seasoned and believable. Fan favorites like Abby Sciuto are sorely missed. Though the later seasons lag in plot development and characters, you can watch the earlier ones for a full grasp of NCIS in its glory days.

One-Punch Man (2015)

One-Punch Man (2015)

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87 %

One-Punch Man (2015)

I’ll leave tomorrow’s problems to tomorrow’s me.

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In a world where superpowered individuals are a dime a dozen, Saitama stands out as the crime-fighting, video game playing, cape-wearing man who can take out his enemies with just one punch. You’d think he’d be beaming with joy, but absolute power can be pretty boring when there’s nothing to aspire to. When he reluctantly acquires the eager Genos as a student, Saitama must finally think about someone else. This show is just hilarious. It’s one of the best anime out there. Stellar Japanese voice acting carries the two seasons. If you’re a fan of the long-standing manga, then One Punch Man meets the hype head-on. The reflective character arcs make the show more than a superhero anime. Dear season three, would you come out already?

The Originals (2013)

The Originals (2013)

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80 %

The Originals (2013)

Evil walks with us.. Always and forever.

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In the French Quarter of New Orleans, things go bump in the night. The powerful and devious Mikaelson family makes their return in this Vampire Diaries spinoff as The Originals. Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah head back to New Orleans to reestablish their long-lost reign. But with a Quarter full of talented witches and a vengeful old friend running the show, it’ll be a tricky feat. One of the show’s many highlights is Joseph Morgan’s portrayal of the sinister, deeply tortured baby of the bunch, Klaus. Klaus carries the series with his vengeful monologues and cutthroat actions. He also shows us his softer side, though reluctantly. There are 5 brilliantly written, well shot seasons to binge-watch, and each gets better as the plot thickens.  Get into it.

BoJack Horseman (2014)

BoJack Horseman (2014)

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90 %

BoJack Horseman (2014)

Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.

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Fame is a fickle farce. The statement rings true for former 80’s “Horsin Around” star, Bojack Horseman. He was quite a big deal once, but now he spends his time drinking, lazily screwing and moping about the glory days in this anthropomorphized, satirical interpretation of Hollywood.  Throughout six seasons, Bojack and his gang of misfits and wash-ups search for the meaning of life after stardom while battling addiction, anxiety disorders and laziness. This show is a bit of a slow burn. If you’re looking for the shock and awe humour of South Park or the dry hilarity of Archer, then you’ll have to wait for a few episodes. Stick with it though, because things become reflective and often poignant with just the right amount of humour to soothe your wounds.

Narcos: Mexico (2018)

Narcos: Mexico (2018)

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88 %

Narcos: Mexico (2018)

The uncut story of Mexico’s first cartel.

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While Colombia burns under the lordship of Escobar, someone is turning the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico into a drug kingpin’s dream.  Felix Gallardo sees a gap and snatches the opportunity to run Mexico’s disjointed drug and illegal arms cartels. Enter DEA agent, Kiki Camarena, who’s planted as an infiltrator and deterrent to Gallardo’s plans. The deeper Kiki reaches in, the dirtier his sleeves get. This true-life inspired series plunges you, without sympathy, into the deeply violent, deeply sexual, deeply deadly world of history’s biggest narcos. The writers constantly up the ante with action and tension. Diego Luna is convincing as Gallardo and Michael Pena shows why he’s a respected acting vet with his portrayal of Camarena. If you’re a fan of the original series, then this one follows closely behind.

Atypical (2017)

Atypical (2017)

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87 %

Atypical (2017)

Normal is overrated.

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Sam is your average, autism spectrum teen that’s tired of being treated like a child and wants to finally experience romantic love. Thus begins his quest for a girlfriend and his own sense of self. He has a little misguided but well-meaning help from his friend Zahid, while his parents try their hardest to realize that their son isn’t a baby anymore. This is one of the best teen-centered shows on Netflix to date. No cliché “brooding boys” or “rebel girls” here. Only authentic, flawed humans making the best of what life throws at them. There are some great lessons to learn. The show can teach audiences to not infantilize mentally diverse people without preaching it.  The writing is stellar and the characters relatable. Four seasons just isn’t enough.

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

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87 %

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Star Trek

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Nearly one hundred years after Captain Kirk and his starship enterprise fleet set off to boldly go where no man has gone before, Star Trek’s Next Generation gears up to do the same.  With the brave, stern and caring Captain Jean Luc-Picard leading the charge, the new officers of the U.S.S. Enterprise face danger, love and deeply moving moments through seven seasons. If you weren’t alive when the original Star Trek was on the air, then this continuation does the legendary series justice. Sir Patrick Stewart commands the cast with a strong, consistent performance and season two’s episode “Measure of a Man” is one of television’s most genuine reflections on humanity and what it means. Trekkie or not, this series might be the medicine you need in today’s world.

Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016)

Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016)

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85 %

Marvel’s Luke Cage (2016)

Always forward.

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Harlem gets a little bit bloodier when Luke Cage is on the scene. As the Dillard family fight for the heart of the city by any means necessary, be it guns or prostitution, Luke must reconcile his past and his super-powered skin with his present to become the hero that Harlem needs. This is one of the more nuanced and well written Marvel Netflix shows. It’s not preachy and the villains are just as complex. The audience might have to pick different sides with each episode. Speaking of villains, Alfre Woodard shines in both seasons as the ruthless Maria Dillard/Stokes. You also get a powerful performance from Mahershala Ali as the vicious Cottonmouth.  The soundtrack is rich and the setting emulates neo-noir city crime-fighting classics. Check it out.

Cobra Kai (2018)

Cobra Kai (2018)

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83 %

Cobra Kai (2018)

Cobra Kai never dies.

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Life has not been too kind to Johnny Lawrence after the All Valley Karate Tournament. That was over 30 years ago, but he still can’t shake the stench of losing to Karate Kid Daniel LaRusso. It looks pretty bleak for him until he runs into Miguel Diaz, a struggling, picked on kid, and decides to help him and his ragtag friends. Thus, the Cobra Kai dojo is reopened. This show shocked everybody with how good it was. Fast-paced fight choreography matched with refreshingly complex characters turned this into a phenomenon. It’s pure nostalgia for those who saw the original 1980’s films yet it jumps back into modern times to attract newer generations.  With season four set to be the biggest yet, it’s time to get on the Cobra Kai train.

Supergirl (2015)

Supergirl (2015)

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83 %

Supergirl (2015)

A force against fear.

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You know the story of Krypton’s extraterrestrial hero, Kal-El aka Superman, but what about Kara Danvers? In another installation of the rapidly expanding Arrowverse, Supergirl follows the life of Kara, the little known cousin to mega hero and everything man, Clark Kent. She spends her life in the shadow of her cousin until tragedy forces her to realise her potential as she becomes Supergirl. It’s not as dark as Arrow or Gotham, nor is it as campy as Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl lies somewhere in between. The dialogue may be clunky and sometimes preachy but the first seasons show some real promise. The characters integrate with the rest of the Arrowverse well and Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl, does so with real skill. It’s family-friendly heroism at its best. 

The Legend of Korra (2012)

The Legend of Korra (2012)

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81 %

The Legend of Korra (2012)

Find the light in the dark.

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Decades after Aang defeated the fire nation and restored peace to the land, his successor Korra faces a completely new threat as she attempts to master all four elements and become the next Avatar. Touted as a mature version of the original, this show carries some heavy themes. Nothing has polarised the “Last Airbender” fandom like this. You love it, hate it or don’t care enough to watch it.  The animation is stunning and the fresh setting of Republic City and its steampunk ways gives a new look to the Airbender world. Some characters, such as Asami, demand your sympathies. The voice acting is stellar and emotionally charged but the storyline lags at times. It’s worth a look for anyone who wants to judge Legend of Korra for themselves.

Gilmore Girls (2000)

Gilmore Girls (2000)

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81 %

Gilmore Girls (2000)

Life’s short. Talk fast.

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Before there was Ginny & Georgia, there were Gilmore Girls. Lorelai Gilmore, a 32-year-old single mom, and her teenage daughter Rory live in the quiet town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Despite the daily struggles between the two, they still find time to express their love, frustrations and everything in between, often with fast-paced, heartfelt mini speeches. Think of this series as a romantic comedy stretched out over seven seasons. It’s got just enough earl 2000’s cheese to give you some good nostalgia therapy while handling topics everyday people deal with like sex, motherhood, dating and adult friendship. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are absolutely perfect for their roles as Lorelai and Rory. They even look alike. Some dialogue might be whiny, but it’s the definition of feel-good television.

Marvel’s Iron Fist (2017)

Marvel’s Iron Fist (2017)

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80 %

Marvel’s Iron Fist (2017)

A man fights with his mouth when his fists are lacking.

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15 years after a tragic plane crash where all passengers were assumed dead, lone survivor Danny Rand returns to New York to claim his inheritance of the Billion-dollar company, Rand Enterprises. But with criminal under lords clawing for a piece of the pie, Danny faces an uphill battle. Good thing he has the supernatural gift of the Iron Fist, a strength he acquired during the years of his disappearance. Imbued with power, morality and serious martial arts skills, Danny faces any threat to his family’s legacy head-on. Though it’s the weakest of the Netflix Marvel series, Iron Fist has some highlights. Season two’s Mary Walker needs a spin-off. Colleen brings some seriously needed edge.  It’s worth a watch if you want to get the full Netflix Marvel storyline together.

The Crown (2016)

The Crown (2016)

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92 %

The Crown (2016)

Times change. Duty endures.

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From the moment she was thrust into the limelight at 25 years old, Queen Elizabeth the 2nd has had her entire life scrutinized, analyzed and redefined. The Crown follows her journey as a growing monarch while juggling her love life, motherhood and perceived public image. We’re treated to an intimate look at famous names like Princess Diana of Wales and Prince Philip. There’s a reason why this show has won countless Emmys and Golden Globes. Remarkable cinematography and powerful seasonal performances from a rotating roster of stellar actors make The Crown a new modern classic. The writing is punchy and direct, with Peter Morgan heavily researching each historical event for some seriously immersive accuracy. Fans and critics alike can’t wait until the Harry and Meghan Markle season comes out.

Schitt’s Creek (2015)

Schitt’s Creek (2015)

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90 %

Schitt’s Creek (2015)

Own this town.

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The Rose family go from yachts and mansions to rusty motels and apothecary shops in this riches to rags story. Mega-rich video store owner Johnny Rose and his family find themselves on the lower end of the economic spectrum when they lose all of their money, leaving them with the only thing they own, the town of Schitt’s Creek, which they bought as a joke. This father-son created show features Eugene Levy as the patriarch of the family, Johnny, and Dan Levy as his anxiety-ridden son, David. This show has six strongly written, highly hilarious seasons with each character getting their own backstory. Beetlejuice’s Catherine O’Hara is delightful as the self-centered Moira Rose and her fish out of water antics are particularly funny. Definitely a modern classic.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

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87 %

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Life begins when the world doesn’t end.

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After surviving fifteen years in the bunker of a doomsday cult, Kimmy Schmidt is rescued and moves to New York City to live her recently liberated life to the fullest. With a brutally honest roommate and a neurotic billionaire boss, Kimmy finds the smallest joys in life’s biggest mundanities. After all, if a bunker couldn’t break her, then New York City certainly can’t. Co-written by comedy queen Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has everything from song and dance numbers to slapstick situations. Tituss Burgess ruled the screen as Kimmy’s roomie and Ellie Kemper’s role as the titular lead marked her best onscreen performance at the time. The quality of each season fluctuates, but if you’re looking for a lighthearted series to sink into, then this one is it.

The End of the F***ing World (2017)

The End of the F***ing World (2017)

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87 %

The End of the F***ing World (2017)

Some love stories begin at the end.

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James, who’s been numb and masochistic since childhood meets the foul-mouthed Alyssa, your run of the mill rebel girl. With their high school existences coming to an end, the two flip their mundane lives “the bird” and take a road trip in search of Alyssa’s biological father in this offbeat, controversial comedy thriller. This graphic novel adaptation of Charles Forman’s popular series gives you two seasons of gritty, messy, sometimes hilarious, sometimes depressing content. The language and visuals are extremely mature, so it’s not your average coming of age story. It’s different, so some audiences might be turned off, but if you appreciated Netflix’s “Atypical” and “I Am Not Okay With This”, then you’ll love to watch the world burn with these two.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015)

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86 %

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (2015)

Fight Like A Woman.

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In a world where superpowered individuals walk among us, the elusive, occasionally drunk Jessica Jones roams the dark alleys of New York, working as a private investigator. Her super strength often attracts strange cases, but her stranger and more terrifying past come back to haunt her in the form of a man she thought to be dead.  Jessica must face her past and reconcile it to her current strengths and wit to overcome him and anyone else that comes along. Comedy actress Krysten Ritter stuns as the sour, blunt Jones. David Tennant is terrifying as the mind-controlling Kilgrave. The other formidable anti-villain is Jerry Hogarth, the whip-sharp lawyer played by Carrie-Anne Moss. Strong, gritty and well written, Jessica Jones is one of the best shows out there.

Twin Peaks (1990)

Twin Peaks (1990)

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86 %

Twin Peaks (1990)

A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.

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Bizarre worlds crossover when the unorthodox Special Agent Dale Cooper is sent to the sleepy, strange town of Twin Peaks to investigate the grisly murder of a young woman. Laura Palmer’s death uncovers the strange, supernatural occurrences and behaviors of the Twin Peaks residents and causes Dale to question his own existence and purpose as the mystery grows larger. Twin Peaks has become a cult phenomenon, influencing later shows such as Stranger Things and the American Horror Story franchise. Eerie landscapes and strong performances from Kyle McLachlan and Micheal Ontkean make this a timeless series that’s aged like fine wine. If you’d like to see where some of your favorite sci-fi slow-burn thrillers got their influence from, then Twin Peaks is a great place to start.

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

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82 %

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

You’re expected

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The Crain family seem like your typical suburban household. A beautiful wife, doting father and a gaggle of cute kids. Except they didn’t have a white picket fence. They grew up in what became the most haunted house in the country. We follow the events in their past and present that made the home so deadly and their lives so haunted. This slow, creepy, subconscious scare was one of the most revolutionary shows to join the horror genre. It is deeply terrifying because of its realism and relevant representations of grief, trauma and pain. Mike Flanagan, the creator, broke the mould with this one. The show also contains one of the best shots in television history. If you love burning fear that lasts for weeks, then Hill House will be expecting you.

Criminal Minds (2005)

Criminal Minds (2005)

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82 %

Criminal Minds (2005)

To catch a criminal, you have to think like one.

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In the twisted world of serial crime and murder, the Behavioral Analysis Unit led by David Rossi and Aaron Hochner anticipates a violent criminal’s next move before they strike again. Though this show ran from 2005 to 2020, it’s not your typical network television “case by case” murder mystery. Criminal Minds is deeply gritty and realistically uncomfortable at times. Each member of the B.A.U is fully fleshed out, with fan favorites Penelope Garcia and the savant Spencer Reed stealing the show. Each actor carries their role well and the writing is analytical and immersive. It’s no wonder they have such a long network run. With a reboot on the table, You should catch up with the best profilers in the nation and binge-watch this one.

YOU (2018)

YOU (2018)

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80 %

YOU (2018)

Not everyone wants to be followed.

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Next time a sweet, good looking, social media shy intellectual man moves in next door, move out. “You” follows Joe Goldberg as he quickly falls for and inserts himself in the lives of his romantic interests. Joe will use any information, including the love interest’s social media and home address, to make himself the perfect man. Adapted from the popular novel by Caroline Kepnes, “You” is only two seasons in yet everybody is obsessed with Penn Badgley’s performance as the creepy, intriguing, often sympathetic Joe. The show is morally grey, which is exactly how people like their anti-hero hybrids. Sometimes campy and sometimes horrific, it’s a mixed bag of characters and scenarios that keep you at the edge of your seat either out of suspense or frustration. You decide.

Designated Survivor (2016)

Designated Survivor (2016)

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80 %

Designated Survivor (2016)

Declare your independence.

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When an attack on the U.S Capitol during the State of The Union kills the President and his Cabinet,  a lowly politician becomes the Designated Survivor, making him the next President of the United States overnight. We follow Tom Kirkman, played by Kiefer Sutherland,  as he leads a nation that didn’t vote for him while his team tries to uncover a mass conspiracy and terrorist plot. Kiefer Sutherland takes a crack at the political drama thriller with finesse and talent. He’s the biggest treat of the series alongside Maggie Q who plays his right-hand woman and investigator. The quality of each season wanes in terms of punching dialogue and cohesive storytelling but for fans of the genre, Designated Survivor is a good pick for some relaxed binge-watching.

After Life (2019)

After Life (2019)

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85 %

After Life (2019)

Hell is other people.

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Good guy Tony Johnson thought life had dealt him and his wife  Lisa a good hand until she suddenly passed away. Her brutally honest video diaries prove to be the only solace left. With grief engulfing his entire life, Tony turns into a sour, mean cuss with no hope for the future and no answer for his existence. This morbid, realistic comedic drama follows Tony’s journey as he reconciles the passing of his wife with his own fading existence and what it all means. The humor is dry, dark and often crass, which carries a special audience alongside it, but might turn off some viewers. If you’re a fan of  Ricky Gervais’s writing and story style, then After Life is a delightful peek into his latest musings.

The Last Dance (2020)

The Last Dance (2020)

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84 %

The Last Dance (2020)

There’s a knock on the door. It’s Michael Jordan.

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The story of the NBA’s heyday is immortalized through the eyes of the Chicago Bulls and their iconic leader, Michael Jordan. Together, the Chicago Bulls used their historic victories and off-court lifestyles to change the face of the basketball industry and culture forever. This ten-part series dives into their mentalities throughout the nineties and now, as well as showing us the behind the scenes factors that led to the team’s eventual reshuffling. Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and the number 23 himself, Michael Jordan were kings of the court in the 1997-1998 season and beyond. With appearances and commentary from President Barack Obama and Rap Icon Nas, it’s a must-see for any fan of the sport and the subcultures it has spawned.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

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85 %

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

High School is such a witch.

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Sabrina Spellman is your average teenage girl. She likes to hang with friends, talk to cute guys and obsess over her school schedule. Except she’s a witch who has until her 16th birthday to choose whether she’ll follow her family’s tradition of practicing magic or lead a normal life. This loosely based adaptation of the Archie-verse comics has everything from coven seances to demon statues and romance. It’s not as cute and campy as the early 2000’s series if that’s what you’re hoping for.  Much like its sister show Riverdale, the storylines can be wildly dramatic and at times implausible. But if that’s what you’re looking for, with a lot of occult and horror thrown in, then Sabrina just might be your cup of witches brew.

Naruto (2002)

Naruto (2002)

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84 %

Naruto (2002)

Believe it!

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Young Naruto Uzumaki has had it pretty rough. He grew up alone, he’s hated by his fellow villagers and to top it off, he has a raging demon fox locked inside of him, waiting to come out. But you can’t keep a good kid down, and Naruto will make sure you know that as he climbs his way to the top of the Ninja hierarchy to become the Hokage and earn everybody’s respect. This is one of the most famous and most successful animes one can watch.  If you’re new to the genre and you want to get your feet wet, then try this one on for size. Sure, the screeching voices and temper tantrums are a little annoying, but as Naruto grows, so does his resolve and discipline.

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

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83 %

Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Saving the world… one episode at a time

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Colonel Jack O’Neill is ripped out of his comfy retirement to embark on a not so average rescue mission that involves jumping through space and time using the recently discovered Stargates. He and his team of military-trained operatives travel numerous galaxies as they fight off intergalactic threats. Think of it as Star Trek meets Strike Back. The series expands on the ideas of the original movie with wild special effects and well-written characters. Richard Dean Anderson leads the cast as Jack O’Neill.  With ten seasons and over two hundred episodes, there’s a lot to chew on here, but if you’re looking for a nostalgic dip into the era of budding science fiction with a wholesome story and talented cast, then it’s time to go beyond the gate.

Unbelievable (2019)

Unbelievable (2019)

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82 %

Unbelievable (2019)

Based on True Events No One Believed.

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If the truth is inconvenient, people rarely believe it. That quote manifests in this true-life inspired, Pulitzer Prize-winning story.  When a teenage girl is brutally raped, she reports it to her local law enforcement, but the process along with the crime’s bizarreness leads to a verdict that she’d made the whole thing up.  Fortunately, two female detectives pick up on similar assaults and can connect the dots and uncover a countrywide crime spree. The reactions to the uncomfortable truth of sexual assault might trigger some viewers.  Toni Colette and Merritt Wever play the brave, relentless detectives who crack this case. With a strong cast, incredible pacing and a heart-wrenching story of survival and overcoming the odds, this one is a tough but necessary watch.

Star Trek (1966)

Star Trek (1966)

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83 %

Star Trek (1966)

To boldly go where no man has gone before.

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They were the first to boldly go where no man has gone before. Captain James T. Kirk and the officers of the U.S.S Enterprise travelled the galaxy, enforcing the law and defending the rights of the citizens under the United Federation of Planets. Each episode has them face off against any threat, great or small, that seeks to divide the cosmos. This is one of those timeless classics to be enjoyed by the entire family. William Shatner rose to fame playing the legendary Captain Kirk and there has never been a replacement for Leonard Nimoy’s Mr Spock. This show broke earthly boundaries by having Nichelle Nichols play  Lieutenant Nyota Uhura. She smashed the glass ceiling for African Americans in television, space and science communities. That alone deserves a watch.

Merlin (2008)

Merlin (2008)

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81 %

Merlin (2008)

Magic is his destiny.

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Now, this is a tale as old as time. King Arthur and his adventures have ravaged the world of television and cinema for decades. This retelling follows King Arthur’s journey through the eyes of his faithful mentor and mage, Merlin. The series chronicles his younger years and the events that led to him being the greatest wizard of all time. Produced by BBC, this show might not have the best CGI but the storytelling and acting more than makes up for it. Each season’s arc is compelling and Colin Morgan is absolutely stunning as the teenage Merlin. He carries the show and he’s helped by Katie McGrath who plays the malicious Morgana. This show is a witty treat for lovers of adventure and sword-wielding acts of bravery.

Lost in Space (2018)

Lost in Space (2018)

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82 %

Lost in Space (2018)

Have You Seen Our Robot?

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In this ultra-modern retelling of the Swiss Family Robinson, a  family crash lands on a strange alien planet. The Robinsons volunteer to be one of the first families to voyage into the unknown realms of space in humanity’s latest colonization efforts. However, things take an abrupt turn and they’re caught fighting for their lives on the final frontier. Stunning cinematography, compelling plot points and an evolving cast have saved this show from the dreaded Netflix 2 season axe. Though it’s a bit of a slow burn, fans of the genre will appreciate the visuals and worldbuilding. Maxwell Jenkins, who plays the lead protagonist Will Robinson, is enjoyable to watch. He’s got great instincts and his acting range only gets better with each season. Definitely worth a watch.

The Twilight Zone (1959)

The Twilight Zone (1959)

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78 %

The Twilight Zone (1959)

For civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized.

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You have now crossed over into the Twilight Zone, where normal things don’t happen very often. Unless you’re an alien or an underground mole person, then your entire television and film experience has been touched by this timeless series. The black and white spinning, the ominous music and of course, Rod Serling, who wraps us in the safety of his narrative tone. When this show aired in 1959 it changed the face of television forever. Tackling heavy subjects such as race, sexism and childhood trauma under the guise of scientific and supernatural phenomena, The Twilight Zone was the first of its kind.  If you’re a fan of modern classics like Twin Peaks, Stranger Things and Black Mirror then you need to check out the show that started it all.

Bodyguard (2018)

Bodyguard (2018)

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92 %

Bodyguard (2018)

In the fight for power, who will you trust?

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“Bodyguard” is a thriller-drama TV Miniseries with 6 episodes released in 2018. It tells the story of David Budd, a war veteran who works as a protection specialist for the London Metropolitan Police. When assigned to protect Minister Julia Montague, whose political vision supports everything he despises, Budd finds himself at a crossroads between his work and beliefs. Although he is responsible for her safety, she may be his greatest threat. The well-crafted thriller brings so much emotion and surprises as the foundations on which the story is built. Being broadcast on television, chapter by chapter, the cliffhanger hook, and the weekly wait kept an entire audience in suspense. Not only the action but the drama part of the series is also well-made. “Bodyguard” is a highly addictive mini-series that we highly recommended.

Broadchurch (2013)

Broadchurch (2013)

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90 %

Broadchurch (2013)

The end is where it begins.

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The classic murder-drama series “Broadchurch” is set in the seaside town of Broadchurch. One day eleven-year-old Danny Lattimer gets disappeared. Nervously looking for him all over the town, his mother Beth learns that her child’s corpse has been found on the beach. Meanwhile, Detective Ellie receives the news that his long-awaited promotion will not happen, as the position has been awarded to Detective Alec Hardy. They start to investigate the minor child’s death, but their differences in professional methods quickly become apparent. On the other hand, a journalist for a national newspaper, Karen White, finds out about the case and decides to go to the town to cover the news. The mystery can be felt in each moment which drives the story forward. Definitely a must-watch for murder story fans!

When They See Us (2019)

When They See Us (2019)

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88 %

When They See Us (2019)

What if all boys were created equal?

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Released in 2019, “When They See Us” is a TV Miniseries with 4 episodes. After a night of altercations in Central Park, on April 19, 1989, a brutally assaulted and raped woman appears. She was mugged when she was jogging at night. Five young people from the neighborhood between 14 and 16 years old were initially called witnesses to the court, but later, and to their surprise, they get charged for their participation in the events. The miniseries expose the deep cracks in the American judicial and police system based on actual events. It is a profoundly moving and unsettling story, making the audience feel the helplessness of the 5 innocent children to their bones. Based on a real story, the series is ultimately interesting with its documentary style.  It is a highly well-made drama that grips you immediately!

Making a Murderer (2015)

Making a Murderer (2015)

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85 %

Making a Murderer (2015)

Reasonable doubt is for the innocent.

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The Netflix documentary series from 2015, “Making A Murderer,” tells the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man arrested and prisoned on charges of sexual assault and murder of Penny Bernstein, despite having a large number of alibis. After spending 18 years in prison, he was exonerated on a DNA test, which linked the crime to another man. Following his release from prison in 2003, Avery filed a $36 million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County and its officials associated with his first arrest. Shortly after the lawsuit, and while trying to prove cases of internal corruption in the police force, he was charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach, a photographer who was last seen around his house to photograph a van. This realistic thriller will raise your heartbeat in every moment with its tension. Definitely a must-watch.

Bridgerton (2020)

Bridgerton (2020)

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85 %

Bridgerton (2020)

Why settle for a Duke when you can have a Prince?

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Released in 2020, the series “Bridgerton” begins in 1813 in London with Daphne Bridgerton, the powerful Bridgerton family’s eldest daughter. In the spirit of following in her parents’ footsteps and finding true love in the London Regency marriage market, Daphne’s prospects initially seem hopeful. But everything begins to get complicated when a diary full of scandals about high society by the mysterious Lady Whistledown comes to light, which slanders Daphne. The entrance on the scene of the rebellious Duke of Hastings, the most desired bachelor of the season, is an escape for both when they decide to ally in a growing battle of wits to evade social expectations about their future. This series is a lovely historical romantic comedy with good photography. Recommended if you love romance and 19th-century setting.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

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83 %

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (2016)

Their time is now.

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“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is a series started in 2016 with the motto; when heroes are not enough, the world needs legends. The series tells Rip Hunter’s story, who has seen the future and is tasked with organizing a disparate group of heroes and villains to try to prevent the catastrophe he knows is coming from happening. It is a ‘spin-off’ of Arrow and The Flash and has characters from both series, such as Captain Cold, Dr. Martin Stein, Ray Palmer, Sara Lance, and the novelties of Hawkgirl and Rip Hunter. Fancy effects, comic-book nostalgia, and a good cast elevate the series high, while too many characters and a complex storyline can be hard to follow. In short,  if you like any of the shows, Arrow or The Flash, you will love this series with familiar faces and its adventurous atmosphere full of action!

The OA (2016)

The OA (2016)

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82 %

The OA (2016)

No One Survives Alone

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“The OA” is a sci-fi drama series released in 2016. The story begins when Prairie Johnson, a blind girl who disappeared seven years ago, reappears in her city, having regained her sight. The situation is seen as a miracle for some but freaky to others. The fact is that Prairie, who calls herself OA, decides not to tell where she was or what she was doing during these 7 years to her parents or the FBI. But she tells her story to 5 people from the town, the selected few who will understand where she comes from. From beyond the unknown, from the threshold of a world never seen before. The OA is a realistic yet still fantastic journey of mortality, of the truth, of survival, and, most of all, hope.  A synthesis of mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy, this series should not be missed!

The Last Kingdom (2015)

The Last Kingdom (2015)

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80 %

The Last Kingdom (2015)

England is born.

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“The Last Kingdom” is a series with 4 seasons, released in 2015. The story is set in 872; the Vikings have invaded almost all the kingdoms in England. Only the great kingdom of Wessex remains impregnable and defiant under King Alfred the Great’s command. Forced to make a choice between his origins and the people he has grown up with, his loyalty will always be on the test. In his quest to claim his birthright, Uhtred must travel a dangerous path between both sides. Series about the birth of England, from the hands of the BBC. It is one of the most realistic-made historical shows about the era. It has the history, the action, the drama. This is an excellent series that we totally recommend!

The Sinner (2017)

The Sinner (2017)

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80 %

The Sinner (2017)

Some sins don’t stay buried.

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With its 8 episodes miniseries, “The Sinner” from 2017 tells the story of Cora Tannetti, a young woman who travels to a lake with her husband and son. There, she commits a horrible act of violence, stabbing someone to death that no one can explain, not even herself. In her statement, she says she does not know why she has done it. A policeman begins to investigate the case and becomes obsessed with discovering the woman’s ulterior motive. Together they will make a nerve-racking journey into the depths of her psyche to unravel the secrets hidden in his past. The series has a vital mystery element that makes you literally stick to your chair. It is an exciting story, full of questions to be answered. It is a ”why done it” kind of series, which is rare, rather than a classic “who done it?” kind of crime series. If you like little psychology mixed with crime and mystery, this series is perfect for you!

Marvel’s The Defenders (2017)

Marvel’s The Defenders (2017)

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78 %

Marvel’s The Defenders (2017)

Not here to make friends.

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The hero miniseries from 2017, “The Defenders,” follow Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Four unique heroes with one common goal: saving New York. A blind lawyer, a woman with super-strength, a multimillionaire expert in martial arts, and a true man of steel will be in charge of stopping the villain Alexandra, who threatens to destroy everything in Hell’s Kitchen and all New York. Luckily, they won’t be alone, as the team is joined by other heroes like Elektra, Misty Knight, and Colleen Wing. This is the story of four lonely people who overcome their own challenges and understand that they are stronger when forming a team. It is a solid action with nice drama touches, a highly entertaining series. For the superhero fans, this series is a real gem!

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

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85 %

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)

Dead doesn’t mean gone.

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When a family’s au pair suffers a tragic death, two orphaned children are left in the care of their uncle, Henry Wingrave. He subsequently hires a nanny, though the events at Bly manor seem to haunt the entire family while revealing a dark and deadly secret. If you were able to get over the mad trauma and fearful tactics of the Haunting of Hill House, then get ready to undo that progress with a jarring dip into the world of Bly Manor. Produced by the same team behind Hill House, Bly Manor explores parental death and childhood eeriness while dabbling in romance. The acting is stunning, with housekeeper Mrs Grose played by T’Nia Miller stealing the show. This volume will have goosebumps blossoming at the back of your neck.

Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

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85 %

Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)

They thought there was nothing more they could lose… They were wrong.

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Edward and Alphonse Elric had a perfect life with their doting mother. This tragically changed when she passed away suddenly, leaving the boys with unbearable grief that led to dabblings in the taboo art of alchemy in an attempt to bring her back. The transmutation goes horribly wrong as one brother loses his limbs and another his entire body. The series follows the two on their journey to redeem their bodies and themselves. This is often considered one of the best animes out there. Whether you side with subbing or dubbing, FMA has raw emotion, grit and a strong redemption arc for these two brothers. The animation is pleasant and the pacing is strong. If you’re an anime lover then you should be watching this already.

Leyla and Mecnun (2011)

Leyla and Mecnun (2011)

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83 %

Leyla and Mecnun (2011)

Free is a man who has no desires.

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They found each other from the beginning. Leyla and Mecnun’s love story starts in the hospital where both were born on the same day. They even shared a crib, due to the overcrowded facilities. This set off a series of events where fate consistently brings them back together, despite some hilarious hijinks. This Turkish comedy takes its premise from the Persian love story of Leyla and Majnun. There are also a few mythological characters that appear subconsciously.  This show has flashbacks galore. Ali Atay plays Mecnun, the confused, middle-class man obsessed with the upper class “It” girl Leyla, played by Melis Birkran. The story takes a few unexpected twists and turns, but if you can maintain your suspension of disbelief, then this offbeat romantic comedy just might be for you. 

Russian Doll (2019)

Russian Doll (2019)

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82 %

Russian Doll (2019)

Dying is easy. It’s living that’s hard.

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If Groundhog Day was twice as gritty and three times more morbid, then you’d get Russian Doll. When Nadia Vulvokov tragically dies after attending her 36th birthday party, she wakes up in the exact same place. Over and over and over again. Now she has to figure out a way to break the loop and sort out her mess of a life in the process. Created by the dynamic trio of Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne, who plays the lead character,  this show’s crude humour and adult content are reminiscent of Netflix’s other  “dirty comedy-drama” style series like Dead to Me or The End of the F***ing World. A strong cast and interesting characters keep the predictability of a repeated day fresh. Proceed with caution.

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)

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82 %

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969)

And now for something completely different…

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Before there was All That or Saturday Night Live, there was Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Enter the weird, wild and often idiosyncratic world of Monty and his motley crew of laughter-inducing circus clowns. Comedy legends such as Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Carol Cleveland brought on the laughs with sketches and skits as stupid as they were satirical commentaries. From a reimagining of Wuthering Heights to a catching Spanish Inquisition trial, Mony Python’s crew gave rise to some of the modern media’s best comedy. As is common of the irreverent Monty, slapstick is involved, which might put a frown on some viewers’ faces while adding more laugh lines to others. Altogether ridiculous and lighthearted, though sometimes cheeky in its content, Monty Python is a definitive classic.

Maniac (2018)

Maniac (2018)

Recommended
81 %

Maniac (2018)

The mind can be solved.

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As the old saying goes, when something seems too good to be true, most likely, it is. That’s the case when two strangers, Annie Landsberg and Owen Milgrim, take a chance on a pharmaceutical trial that swears to eliminate all of the problems in its participants’ lives.  As the treatments intensify, the two’s dreams and memories become intertwined and multiple realities spill into one. This mind-bending mini-series stars Oscar winner Emma Stone and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill. Their raw, emotional performances enhance the series, aided by strong writing and beautiful visual cues.  Co-directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, the series carries some of the ominous tones that made 2001: A Space Odyssey so iconic. Bold and uncomfortable, this is for the deep thinker in everyone.

Marco Polo (2014)

Marco Polo (2014)

Recommended
78 %

Marco Polo (2014)

Worlds Will Collide.

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Loosely based on the famed explorer’s journeys, Marco Polo reflects on his time in 13th Century China as a member of Kublai Khan’s court and the measures the emperor and his rivals were willing to apply on the road to absolute power. Marco Polo acts as a trojan horse that allows the series to explore the lives of complex characters such as Empress Chabi and the deadly Hundred Eyes played by Tom Wu. Although it suffered the dreaded fate of Netflix’s two-season axe, Marco Polo is beautifully filmed with great accuracy and detail. The fight sequences are stunning and reminiscent of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Each character is richly layered and begs further exploration. History buff or not, this piece of art is worth a watch.

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

Recommended
77 %

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)

It’s time to test the mettle of man.

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When evil gets tired of lurking in the shadows and decides it wants to be centre stage, who are you gonna call? No, not Ghostbusters. Call Ash. He’s been holed up in a trailer, not really living life or taking responsibility. Until the manifestations of the Necronomicon, he meddled with 30 years ago come back to bite him. Everywhere. Now Ash has to gather a new gang and take care of these guys once and for all. Stunning cinematography, Rockin music and gut-busting ghoulish figures pepper the screen. Ash is the quintessential drunken goofball and he’s played by Bruce Campbell. Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo are great additions to the Evil Dead universe. If you love laugh-worthy slasher flicks, then you’ll adore this three-season gore phenomenon.

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Recommended
76 %

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

I do care for you. I care for all the lost souls that end up here.

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Artificial intelligence, anthropomorphized animals and genre-bending, this series has it all. The raunchy and controversial adult animated anthology highlights universal themes of love and death, with a whole lot of robotics sprinkled in. Each of the 18 episodes uses different animation styles to transport viewers into a new world. From a lightyear jumping space journey to an underground brawling ring, Love, Death and Robots will consistently shock you. Creators Tim Miller and David Fincher put together this global team of animators and voice actors to produce a five-time Emmy winner. With audiences eagerly awaiting season two, this anthology-style has proved that the short storytelling is still valid in visual production. Some viewers might revolt, some might revel. Gory, gritty, horrifying and deeply moving, there’s something for everyone.

Penny Dreadful (2014)

Penny Dreadful (2014)

Recommended
75 %

Penny Dreadful (2014)

There is some thing within us all.

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Set against the gothic backdrop of Victorian London,  Explorer Malcolm Murray and Medium Venessa Ives enlist the help of an American gunslinger to rescue Murray’s daughter from a supernatural entity.  Things take a terrifying turn as more of the underworld reveals itself in the city, threatening to pull it down. This psychological horror twists and turns through the dingy streets with wild themes and imagery. Iconic figures like Dorian Gray, Van Helsing and Dr Victor Frankenstien shows up, giving some serious horror fans a hankering for more than just three seasons. Eva Green is mysterious, menacing yet alluring as the medium Vanessa Ives. Josh Hartnett gives a surprisingly pleasant performance as the gun slinging Ethan Chandler, despite a long hiatus. A truly horrific viewing experience.

What to look for in a good TV show

Before you can start your Friday night binging; one annoying question goes through everyone’s minds – What to watch ? Have you Just finished all 7 seasons of Game of Thrones ? Or maybe you re-watched all 9 seasons of The Office before it left Netflix in 2020 and looking for something new to binge ?

Starting a new show requires a lot of dedication but most importantly; it should be something that suits your best interests.

If you are someone who’s a sucker for great and impactful performances with a remarkable storyline; maybe you would prefer something on the likes of Breaking Bad or Sherlock.  If you are a fan of great cinematography and awesome action-packed sequences maybe superhero shows like Daredevil may garner your attention; or maybe The Walking Dead for all the fans who are preparing for the next apocalypse.

All the way from the screenplay to the music of the TV series; we break it down for you to try and help you to make your Netflix viewing experience worth it!

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