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Get Your Binge On With 14 Of The Best New Shows On Netflix Right Now

By Morgan Reardon
3rd Jul 2020

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With most of us staying indoors for the foreseeable future, the hunt for the next Netflix binge never ends. To make that isolation life a little easier, we've rounded up a slew of the best shows to watch on Netflix right now.

Grab the snacks and get comfy, here are 14 of the best shows on Netflix.

Unsolved Mysteries

The iconic series Unsolved Mysteries is back! Fusing signature elements from the original series with contemporary immersive, character-driven storytelling, the 12 new episodes are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable—from the trauma of a loved one’s unexplained disappearance or horrific death, to the shock of a bizarre paranormal encounter. Alongside detectives and journalists, family members offer clues, present theories, and identify suspects, hoping one viewer holds the key to solving the mystery. Yep, put your detective hat on, its up to you to crack the case.

Say I Do

If you need a feel-good reality show, then Say I Do is for you. The eight-part series features deserving couples who have always intended to marry, but for one reason or another, were never able to make their big day a reality. Interior Designer Jeremiah Brent, Fashion Designer Thai Nguyen and Chef Gabriele Bertaccini will make the couples dream weddings come to life. They’ll deep dive into the love stories of these couples and finds out what matters most to them as well as helping the Groom with a plan to surprise their “spouse to be” with a personalized proposal, followed by their dream wedding. Keep the tissues close, this one will bring on all the feels.

The Baby-Sitters Club

Bring on the nostalgic vibes as we welcome back our tween heroes, The Baby-Sitters Club.
The Netflix reboot will follow the friendship and adventures of Kristy Thomas, Mary-Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer as the middle-schoolers start their babysitting business in the town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut. Rounding out the cast, is Alicia Silverstone who plays Elizabeth Thomas-Brewer, the selfless single-mother of Kristy Thomas. The modern day adaptation of the sweet dramedy continues to champion friendship, female empowerment and entrepreneurship.

Marcella

If you’re after something a little darker, then plug into Marcella an epic British take on the Nordic Noir genre. Netflix just dropped the highly-anticipated third series but if you haven’t seen the others then lucky you because you’re in for an epic binge. Without giving away any spoilers, the show follows Marcella (played by the brilliant Anna Friel), a former London detective who returns to work to investigate an 11-year-old cold case involving a serial killer who appears to be hunting again. As well as dealing with a custody battle with her cruel ex, Marcella is drawn deep into these terrifying cases and soon, she finds herself going down a path of no return. 

The Sinner

We have been waiting for this beauty for what feels like an age and it's finally here. The third instalment (more appropriately known as The Sinner: Jamie) follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a car accident in upstate New York. At the centre of the investigation is local teacher and all-around nice guy Jamie (Matt Bomer). But of course, this is The Sinner so nothing is as it seems, especially when Jamie’s old college pal Nick (Chris Messina) turns up and starts dredging up some disturbing secrets of the past.

The Politician

Warning: spoilers ahead so if you haven’t seen season one, turn around and binge that first. Ok, now we’re all caught up, season two picks up right where season one left off: Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) is fighting to unseat Dede Standish (Judith Light) in the New York State Senate race. As a long-time incumbent and greatly admired Senate Majority Leader with no-nonsense Chief of Staff, Hadassah Gold (Bette Midler) at her side, Dede’s re-election was supposed to be easy, but Payton—who sees this as the next step on his path to the Presidency—must decide what kind of politician he ultimately wants to be in order to succeed, even if that means exposing secrets, lies, and a throuple. Oh yea, it’s going to be juicy. 

The Woods

Set in two time spans: 1994 and 2019 The Woods tells the story of a Warsaw prosecutor, Pawel Kopiński, who is still grieving the loss of his sister from twenty five years ago—the night she walked into the woods at a summer camp and was never seen again. But now, the discovery of a boy who vanished along with Pawel's sister reveals evidence that links him to her disappearance. As hope rises that his sister could still be alive, dangerous secrets from his family's past threaten to tear apart everything that Pawel has been trying to hold together. If you’re into a solid crime drama, then this one is for you.

Curon

After 17 years, a woman returns home with her teenage twins. When she mysteriously vanishes, her children must reckon with a shadowy family legacy. While we don’t want to give away any spoilers, what we can tell you is Curon takes place in a northern Italian village notorious for its sunken bell tower and an eerie lake—oh and some unexplained violent deaths, wolves that roam the nearby forest, an underground labyrinth and a bunch of dark secrets closely guarded by the tight knit community. Yep, it's absolutely one of the best shows on Netflix right now. 

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why was the most talked about show of 2017 sending shockwaves around the world for its depiction of high school student Hannah’s suicide and the ripple effect it had on her fellow classmates at Liberty High School. The show proved so popular, it spawned several more seasons, tackling issues like depression, abuse and race. In the series' final season, the Senior Class are preparing for graduation and their first step into a world outside of their small town. But before they say goodbye, they'll have to keep a dangerous secret buried and face heartbreaking choices that could alter their lives forever. Keep the tissues close for this one. 

Selling Sunset

Picture this: The Hills meets Million Dollar Listing to create this truly outrageous reality show. Selling Sunset (which is back for season two so catch up) follows all the drama at top real estate firm The Oppenheim Group, where seven of the city's most successful female realtors work under the same roof selling multi-million-dollar properties to Hollywood’s elite. They work hard and play harder, as they compete with the cutthroat LA market and each other. These ladies will do what it takes to make it to the top of their game, all while trying to keep their personal lives intact. Grab a vino, this is one of the best (and easiest) shows to binge on Netflix right now.

White Lines

If a debauched murder mystery is your vibe, then White Lines is absolutely for you. It goes like this: When the body of a legendary Manchester DJ is discovered twenty years after his mysterious disappearance from Ibiza, his sister returns to the beautiful Spanish island to find out what happened. Her investigation will lead her through a thrilling world of dance clubs, lies and cover-ups, forcing her to confront the darker sides of her own character in a place where people live life on the edge.

Dead To Me

Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back for a very juicy season two and this time, the stakes are higher, the friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before. Warning: spoilers ahead if you haven’t devoured season one yet. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the duo once again struggles to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other… no matter the cost. than ever before. 

Never Have I Ever

This beauty of a show was created by executive producer Mindy Kaling, so you know it’s the goods. Never Have I Ever seriously binge-worthy coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi, an overachieving high school sophomore who has a short fuse that gets her into difficult situations. It’s the feel-good show we need right now and eps run for around 25 minutes so you’ll devour this one in a single sitting. 

Outer Banks

This suspenseful drama is the perfect weekend binge. Outer Banks follows a tight-knit group of local teens—knows as the “Pogues”—in the holiday town of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When a hurricane kills the power for the summer season, it sets off a chain of illicit events that force the friends to make life-altering decisions. The search for their ringleader’s missing father, forbidden romances, a high-stakes treasure hunt, and the escalating conflict between the Pogues and their rivals turn their summer into one filled with mystery and adventure they’ll never forget.

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