The hunt for the next Netflix binge never ends so with that in mind, here’s a sling of the best shows to watch on Netflix right now.
In the mix, you’ll find a good batch of thrillers, true crime, anthologies and some insanely good historical drama.
Here are 14 of the best shows on Netflix.
Locke & Key
This supernatural thriller was born to be binged. From the makers of Lost, Bates Motel and The Haunting of Hill House, this coming-of-age mystery was adaptated from the best-selling comic book series of the same name. The plot goes like this: After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.
The four-part doco-series follows small town pharmacist Dan Schneider, who after losing his son in a 1999 drug-related shooting in New Orleans embarks on a dogged pursuit to find and bring his son's killer to justice. But as Dan digs deeper, the ripple effect of his son’s addiction and tragic death find him coming face to face with something much more sinister—a troubling number of young, seemingly healthy people begin visiting his pharmacy with high dose prescriptions for OxyContin. Sensing a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention, Dan stakes a mission: to save the lives of other sons and daughters within his community, then take the fight to Big Pharma itself.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
We’ve been waiting a whole year for the latest instalment of Sabrina and it’s finally here. For those who haven’t had a chance to binge this creepy series, here’s the back story. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a modern and far darker take on naughties hit show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. In the latest season we find Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of season. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas. Sabrina can't live with herself, knowing that Nick made the ultimate sacrifice so with help from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club” Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation and bring him back into her arms.
Next In Fashion
If you were a fan of Project Runway, you’re going to love this high-stakes competition series. In Next In Fashion the world’s best and quietly innovative designers will compete for a chance to become, you guessed it, the next big name in fashion and win a cool $250,000 as well as an opportunity to debut their collection with luxury fashion retailer Net-a-Porter. Hosted by Queer Eye’s Tan France and global style icon Alexa Chung, the show begins with eighteen designers who face challenges centering on a different trend or design style that has influenced the way the entire world dresses.
The Goop Lab With Gwyneth Paltrow
Of all the weird and wacky things Gwyneth has delivered us (her recent vagina-smelling candle topping the list), this might just be our favourite. In this series, the Oscar winner turned wellness guru goes on a curiosity-driven exploration of boundary-pushing wellness topics. In each episode, Paltrow and her Goop colleagues explore a range of alternative and to be honest, sometimes crazy, health practices. There’s magic mushrooms, orgasm workshops and exorcisms, and that’s just the tip of the Goop iceberg. While we probably won’t be trying any of these suggestions at home, it’s still an interesting watch.
If you haven’t already binged this hilarious show, we’re actually jealous of you. Sex Education follows the life of Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school student who lives with his sex therapist mum, Jean. In an effort to capitalise on his intuitive talent for sex advice, Otis and his friend Maeve Wiley set-up a sex clinic at school. In season two, which just dropped, Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with his girlfriend Ola whilst also dealing with his now strained relationship with Maeve. Hilarious and heart-warming, you’ll devour this one.
When CIA officer Eva Geller (Michelle Monaghan) uncovers information about a man gaining international attention through acts of public disruption, she begins an investigation into his origins. As he continues to cultivate followers who allege he's performing miracles, the global media become hypnotised by this charismatic figure. Geller must race to unravel the mystery of whether he really is a divine entity or a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order. Yep, this one will get you thinking.
Spinning Out follows Kat Baker, a talented, up-and-coming elite figure skater who’s ready to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. However, when she’s presented a second chance as a pair skater, she seizes the opportunity to continue her career and joins forces with skater and resident bad boy Justin. She soon realizes that in order to chase her skating dreams, she’ll have to overcome fractured family relationships, a rocky partnership, and personal demons that threaten to derail everything she’s worked for.
Forget everything you thought you learnt about cheerleading from Bring It On because this docu-series will blow your mind and grab your heart. Cheer follows the competitive cheerleaders of Navarro College in Texas. Led by the formidable Monica Aldama, this small junior college has won 14 National Championships since 2000. The stakes on the mat are high, but for these athletes, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are the stories of adversity and triumph behind the team members themselves. You’ll want to keep the tissues close because the back stories of these incredible kids will break your heart.
Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up
This six-part docu-series goes behind the comedians funny facade and delves deep into his personal life. Hart offers a no holds barred look into his childhood, his turbulent relationship with his family to his rise to fame and his life today. We have to give him major props for opening up about the scandals he’s been a part of too, namely when he was caught cheating on his wife and the fallout from the Oscar controversy. Love him or hate him, you’ll have a newfound respect for Hart’s honesty after watching this.
Grab the popcorn, you’ll devour this sweet series in a day. Soundtrack is a romantic musical drama—but stick with us, it’s worth it—that looks at the love stories connecting a diverse, disparate group of people (mainly lovers and struggling artists Nellie and Sam) in LA through the music that shapes their lives. The show features tracks from Demi Lovato to The Weeknd and stars dancing queen Jenna Dewan. We guarantee this one will get you moving and potentially even shedding a tear or two.
Based on the best-selling fantasy book series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family and it’s going to fill that giant Game of Thrones-shaped heart in your life. Geralt of Rivia (played by Superman Henry Cavill) is a monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile continent together.
It seems like Ian Somerhalder just can’t get enough of the vamp life. The former Vampire Diaries star is back but this time he’s on the other side of humanity. In V Wars, Somerhalder plays Dr. Luther Swann whose life is turned upside down when a mysterious disease transforms his best friend, Michael Fayne (Adrian Holmes), into a murderous predator who feeds on other humans. As the disease spreads and more people are transformed, the town splits into opposing camps pitting normal people against the growing number of vampires. Swann races against time to try to find a cure, while Fayne rises to become the powerful underground leader of the vampires. This totally binge-worthy series hits screens 5 December.
Perhaps one of the biggest shows on Netflix, The Crown (based on the award-winning play The Audience) tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world, Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. The Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times and the series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
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