Got a lot of spare time to kill this lockdown season? Want to spend time in quality entertainment? Here’s a list of 17 binge-worthy Netflix shows to delve right in.
1. Money Heist
The Spanish crime drama divided into seasons, resonated worldwide with their striking take on robbery with a purpose. The reuse of the iconic song ‘Bella ciao’ almost became an anthem with the revolutionary-minded individuals of the world. Do watch it for the intricate portrayal of the characters with their own back story that will surely leave an impression in your mind.
2. BoJak Horseman
A very entertaining animated show based on a humanoid horse is a must-watch if you enjoy mature satire and comedy. This show is one of a kind adult animation that deals with the rise and fall of a star trying to gain back his stardom. The show although light-hearted, delves deep into human psychology if you watch critically.
This sci-fi thriller is like a brain exercise. You need to be so attentive in watching it, it’s literally a memory exercise. But the series is worth the watch as it takes the viewers into a complicated space of time travel ultimately reinstating the fact that ‘one has to sow what one reaps’. Philosophical, endearing characters, the strong plot makes it a great watch especially as the season finale has been released. Not to forget the beautiful title track that keeps ringing in your ears long after you have watched the show.
Thirteen Reasons Why star Katherine Langford makes a comeback to the delight of her million fans, in this fantasy drama series. The series is based on a novel with the same name. if you love fantasy drama in any form, there is no reason to not like this series. There is drama, witchcraft, deceit, sorcery in heavy doses packed tightly.
5. Stranger Things
This sci-fi horror series had captivated millions of heart with a very fresh cast of a group of cutesy teens. Each and every teen was seen fighting off the ‘evil’ antagonist while trying to keep their material life sane. The series has everything it takes to reach the top ten list. Drama, love, heartbreak, friendship, parenting, and whatnot. Must watch especially when the world awaits its next season full-on enthusiasm.
6. Teen Wolf
This supernatural teen drama as the name suggests is based on werewolves who are mostly teenagers. While the majority of the young viewers go gaga over Vampires, this series brings to the limelight, the lesser-known supernatural creature- werewolves. The fresh new faces along with known ones make this series absolutely binge-worthy. You are sure to fall in love with the golden-hearted lead werewolf if not anything else. The series explores the common life of normal teens along with their extraordinary supernatural counterparts.
7. Peaky Blinders
This period crime drama set at the backdrop of the World War is hugely popular due to its authentic portrayal of a crime family. The intricate relationship of crime with human nature is sure to tease the thinker out of you. It is quite bloody and raw in its cinematography owing to its subscription to crime drama. If you love exploring the crime genre, this series is without a doubt a must-watch. It is a journey back in time.
Following the listing of Peaky Blinders, Ozark should definitely be included in your crime drama list. The crime highlighted in this series is however Money Laundering. The interesting take of this series is mostly the inclusion of a couple engaging in this dangerous business. Usually, women characters play the victims in crime dramas. But this series portrays a strong and ambitious wife who is engaged in money laundering along with her husband. The portrayal of the couple’s children growing up in a world of crime is really gripping and thought-provoking. Overall, a very good watch owing to the brilliant performance of the star cast.
9. Bard of Blood
An espionage thriller, Bard of Blood is adapted from a novel of the same name. The series documents the journey of the lead protagonist who plays the role of an excommunicated RAW agent. The series is short and keeps you to the edge with its powerful plot and action-packed tempo. The ending of the first season will surely leave you hungry for the next season. A very interesting watch if you want to finish a series over a weekend.
10. The Witcher
If you love Henry Cavil, you will love this fantasy drama series. And if fantasy hooks you to the screen, then there is no short of unusual stories in this series. Henry Cavil fans love the new avatar of the favorite superman. The screenplay is detailed and justifies the fantasy format. The dark tone of the cinematograph adds to the attraction of the fantasy genre.
This series needs no introduction. Fans of Sherlock Holmes and Benedict Cumberbatch were delighted at the prospect of watching their favorite Cumberbatch effortlessly portraying the iconic Sherlock Holmes. The BBC hit, rocked the Netflix viewers with the best-curated stories of Sherlock Holmes in a modern twist. A must-must-must-watch if you love detective dramas and if you are a Sherlock fan.
12. Breaking Bad
This slow-paced neo-crime drama has its own fan base. Of you love to take things slowly and if your head is spinning from watching fast-paced series like Money Heist or Sherlock, this will pace your mind down. Breaking Bad is a hit among crime drama lovers for the sheer brilliance reflected in the performance of the lead cast. The pace though slow is rewarding in its own effect. Worth a watch.
13. The Bodyguard
This police political thriller lays bare the nitty-gritty of state politics in a dramatic fashion. The bodyguard is a journey into the life of its titular character who is by profession a bodyguard to political leaders. The daring project by the makers, this race-against-time storyline has the power to hook you for a very long time…nights at length even!
If you love the topic of God, devil, and the deeper meaning of life, Lucifer promises to take you to that journey in a very new way. Lucifer retains some biblical aspects of the titular character while depicting him in an ultramodern environment. You will surely fall in love with the conviction of Lucifer and new doors will surely open in your minds once you take on the journey. A good watch indeed.
Pablo Escobar, the drug lord was shot to immediate fame following his depiction in Narcos. If you can never get enough of crime drama, this series should definitely be on your watch-list. Narcos is the bare truth of the drug cartels across the world. It is dangerous, deadly, and can make you sick with all the gory crime details. If you are not grossed out by blood, this series will surely make a good watch as you get a peek inside the personal life of a lethal drug lord. Expect revulsions and intrigue in equal doses.
16. Locke and Key
After all the crime and action, you might yearn for something light and entertaining. Go for Locke and Key then. This supernatural horror series does justice to the supernatural genre in a unique way. The storyline is quite interesting. It feeds your supernatural craving just in the right places. Drama, mystery, horror, suspense, the series has it all.
Yet another popular teen drama, Riverdale nudges the youngsters with all the hip and happening life of the Riverdale cast based on Archie Comics. The mystery, the supernatural, the love, the drama are some of the uber-popular elements of teen fiction which is abundantly available in Riverdale. Whether you want to relive your teenage sensations or are looking to binge-watch it with your bea, go for it.
How many of these shows have you watched already? We bet you’ve seen a good few of them. If not, then do get watching. Let us know your thoughts about the suggestion below.