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, anthologies, sci-fi and even a couple of insanely good animated series.
Here are 13 of the best shows on Netflix.
When They See Us
Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of colour, labelled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. This four-part limited series focuses on the five teenagers from Harlem – Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.
The Last Czars
One of the most famous families in history, wrapped in romantic tragedy and mystery, the Romanovs were the last Czars (Tsars) of Russia, their dynasty coming to an end when revolutionists crept into their palace and executed the entire household, children and all. The Last Czars tells their story as a dramatised documentary, featuring historians filling in the grittiest of details, and performers setting the scenes of the events that lead to the end of imperial rule in Russia.
Watching Chambers is like watching the child of Black Swan and The Sinner ie. it’s your next addictive TV series to binge. A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life however, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor's sudden death. And yep, the more she finds out, the darker the story becomes. Head here to watch it.
After his mum overdoses on heroin, Joshua Cody (known as “J”) moves to southern California to live with his estranged grandmother and uncles. He soon finds out that his grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody and her kids do for a living – they plan out complex arm robberies and criminal activities and soon, J finds himself inside a web of crime. Based off the Aussie film by the same name, Animal Kingdom is no doubt the type of show you’ll get addicted to with a bunch of disturbed characters and a borderline incestuous type of motherly love.
By now you’ve probably heard about the Jessica Biel-produced series The Sinner. With its shocking revelations, twists and turns into a bunch of cases, you don’t need to guess why it’s one of the best crime drama series on Netflix right now. There are two seasons (for now... a third is on the way), each being about a different crime that seemingly was committed without a motive, that Detective Harry Ambrose has to delve deep into, in order to solve.
Love, Death + Robots
Tapping into the people’s collective unease with the modern world, Black Mirror is the anthology series must-watch. Though super dark and confronting, each episode is sharp and suspenseful and dives deep into themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.
Get ready to scream at your screens throughout this whole series. You is the show that comes off the back of all the obsession around stalker-esque TV shows. Starring Dan Humprehy, more specifically Penn Badgely, this psychological-thriller follows his super-stalker vibes with a writer called Guinevere.
Lost In Space
A reboot from the iconic 1965 Lost in Space series (think “Danger Will Robinson”), Lost In Space is the unlikely show you need to binge stat. Following a crash landing on a lost planet, a family needs to use all their special skills to survive.
Set in Columbia, Narcos is based on the true story of Pablo Escobar, the South American drug lord. Bringing us way back to the 1970s, we get to see the rise and fall of the billionaire and how he manages to dodge federal agents. If you get addicted and binge all of the three seasons super-fast, don’t worry because the show has also created Narcos: Mexico, set over a decade later for more chilling drama action.
American Horror Story
Definitely one to keep the lights on for. American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by the famed horror-team, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season is set in a different time period with a whole new creation of characters. We’ve seen a coven, freak show, cult and a whole lot of other creepy stuff going down here. Have fun sleeping.
Written by Patrick Somerville, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone (that got your attention), Maniac hit Netflix screens in September and quickly gained a rep for being trippy as hell. The series follows two strangers undergoing a mysterious pharmaceutical treatment to change their lives for the better.
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