Here is a list of all the must-watch Netflix shows to get you going for your ‘Netflix and chill’ kinda weekend.
When the world turns its eyes away from you, there will always be one thing that will be there for you any time of the week, month or year, it’s our Netflix and its shows. There is an infinite number of shows and series on this popular OTT platform. It just adds up to the confusion when you decide to sit down and want to Netflix and chill. However, my friends, we are here to help you and make your life easy. We have listed down all the must-watch Netflix shows that you should not miss out on.
Check out these must-watch Netflix shows:
Penn Badgley does great work in this fan favourite, a show that launched on Lifetime in 2018 but didn’t really get noticed until it landed on Netflix. Badgely plays a serial killer and stalker who ends up manipulating the lives of the women with whom he becomes obsessed. The second season of this incredibly watchable study of toxic masculinity was just produced exclusively for Netflix and people can’t stop talking about it. And while people still haven’t gotten over the part 2, it’s heard that part 3 is on its ways already. Fans are excitingly waiting for part 3 of Joe Goldberg.
The End of the F***ing World
It seems unlikely that a story about a teenage psychopath travelling with the girl he intends to kill could be funny, or even touching. Somehow, The End of the F***ing World manages to be both. The show follows James (Alex Lawler), the self-described psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), a modern rebel without a cause. She convinces him to run away with her, and the two embark on a road trip across England, getting into bizarre shenanigans as James plots to kill her. Dark, funny, and strangely poignant, The End of the F***ing World is one of the most unique shows you’ll find.
Sex Education is a bawdy comedy about teens grappling with sexuality. Just how bawdy is it, though? The opening scene concludes with a macho bully faking an orgasm. Sex Education gets a lot of mileage out of sex jokes, but what leaves a lasting impression is the show’s recognition that sex can be an emotionally perilous adventure and the effects that can have on people.
2019 ended with the launch of Netflix’s big-budget adaptation of the hit fantasy novels and video games that have been compared to Game of Thrones in their ambition and complexity. The critics have been mixed on this Henry Cavill action show, but fans have been falling in love with its quirky humour and memorable characters. Check it out and see why.
The cult phenomenon that is Stranger Things has kind of diminished its critical appraisal. This is a really good show, more than a guilty pleasure and more than just a nostalgic nod to the ‘80s movies that inspired it (although it’s those things too). Most of all, while WAY too many Netflix shows suffer from sags in the middle of their seasons (there’s even a phrase for it — Netflix Bloat), both seasons of Stranger Things absolutely fly. This is how a genre show should be paced.
Maybe you’ve heard of it? If there’s any chance you have yet to see one of the most acclaimed shows of the modern age, it’s right here for you to make up for the biggest hole in your personal TV canon. If you’ve been under a rock, Bryan Cranston gives one of the best performances in TV history as an average man who becomes an above-average drug lord. Even if you’ve seen it, it’s worth watching again.
It’s a goofy, pun-filled show about an over-the-hill TV star who happens to be a horse, but it’s also an insightful document of mental illness, depression, trauma, and loneliness. This adult animated series starring Will Arnett as an alcoholic horse/movie star is coming to a close. If previous episodes are anything to go by, expect a moving finale. In just eight episodes, creators will attempt to answer the question they first asked in 2014: Can BoJack ever really change?
A criminal mastermind who goes by “The Professor” has a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history — to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. To help him carry out the ambitious plan, he recruits eight people with certain abilities and who have nothing to lose. The group of thieves take hostages to aid in their negotiations with the authorities, who strategize to come up with a way to capture The Professor. As more time elapses, the robbers prepare for a showdown with the police.
Jane the Virgin
Television has been a wild medium in the last decade or two, but even within the modern standards of creativity, Jane the Virgin stands out, blending the nonstop drama and ludicrous plot twists of telenovelas (Latin American soap operas) with the wit and jubilance of modern sitcoms. It’s one of those TV shows with heart, too, boasting memorable characters and touching moments.
Lucifer, a demon, returns from hell to reside in Los Angeles and runs a club. He soon gets involved with the local police and assists them in solving tricky criminal cases. It is based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of a spin-off comic book series, both published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
Set in the aftermath of World War I, Peaky Blinders is a crime drama about a British crime family, the Shelbys. After Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) returns from the war, he sets about trying to expand the family’s control of Birmingham, stealing a shipment of guns to give his gang an edge in the world of crime. Peaky Blinders is beautifully shot, and the story it tells is one of the complicated people and muddy morality.
Each episode of Black Mirror tells a single story, with a theme of modern and near-future technology running through each unnerving tale. It’s often compared to The Twilight Zone. The acting and aesthetic is smart and nuanced and will leave even the best spoiler guessers out there reeling from the sharp twists and turns in every episode.
So have you watched any of these yet?