Top Binge-Worthy Netflix Series You Have To Watch

Film & TV / March 31, 2020
by Olivia Mannix

What would we do without Netflix? Over the years it has been the number one place to catch the latest series’ and most popular films online, and it’s continuously growing. It’s a life saver when we find ourselves searching for something to occupy ourselves and to set the scene (you know what we’re getting at) And right now, it looks like we are going to need something to pass the time and distract ourselves for quite some time. So here are some of our recommendations – the ultimate binge-worthy series’ for you to enjoy.

The Stranger

This 2020 series has taken the world by storm and when it first hit our screens, we couldn’t get enough! The Netflix original is a British mystery thriller series, based on the Harlan Coben novel. It’s one of those series that has a fair few twists and turns, leaving you with loads of questions – but in the end, it all fits together perfectly. You’ll end up watching it in a day or two… trust us.

Breaking Bad

First off, if you haven’t seen this series already – where have you been? Released in 2008, Breaking Bad has gone down in history as one of the best series of all time. Walter White, a chemistry teacher, discovers that he has cancer and decides to get into the meth-making business to repay his medical debts. His priorities begin to change when he partners with an ex-student, Jesse. This is a must-watch that will have you on the edge of your seat.

White Gold

Set in the 1980s, the White Gold soundtrack is something not to be missed. This comedy series is based around charismatic double-glazing salesman Vincent Swan, and his unscrupulous sales team. For Vincent, rules don’t matter when it comes to sales. White Gold is jam-packed full of ‘80s hair, questionable moustaches, a couple of familiar faces.

Ozark

Here we have the ultimate American crime drama. Featuring the likes of Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, the story unfolds as a married couple is forced to relocate their family to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel. If you’re a fan of Breaking Bad and you love something with a lot of suspense, this is the show for you. Get hooked on the unique storyline that will have you on edge at all times.

Orange is the New Black

This world-renowned TV show has continued to win awards from the second it sprung onto our screens back in 2013. The story begins as we see a woman, imprisoned for a drug-related crime she had committed many years before. The prospect of prison is daunting, and her personality is timid, but the fact is that prison is TOUGH. Life in prison changes her drastically as an individual, compelling her to do the unthinkable. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop watching!

Prison Break

Here we have another classic series that you have to watch. Prison Break is 15 years old, but is still as incredible and relevant as it was back then. This gripping series is all about an engineer saving his falsely accused brother from death row. He puts himself in prison to help his brother escape and the nail biting story unfolds from there. Prison Break will have you hooked and you won’t be able to stop watching. 

Stranger Things

A final binge-worthy programme is Stranger Things – the American horror series that sprung onto our screens back in 2016. This gripping series sees a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government activity. As they search for answers, the kids unravel a series of events. Another incredible series, that will give you chills, make your heart pound and of course, make you laugh out loud. 

The Witcher

Netflix Original The Witcher is, by objective critical standards, not particularly good. But as binge-worthy escapist enjoyment, it’s an absolute triumph. Based on a Polish fantasy literature franchise that gained global popularity following its successful video game adaptation, the series follows Geralt of Rivia, whose occupation as a mutant ‘witcher’ sees him slaying monsters for money. Our beefy, gravel-voiced hero finds himself caught up in a bigger plot, however, as his destiny becomes entwined with an orphaned princess on the run and a powerful sorceress testing the limits of her abilities. With its restrained dialogue, monster violence and discombobulated timeline, the series sometimes feels more like a mashup of video game cutscenes than a cohesive dramatic narrative – but it works.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Do you like a bit of Formula 1 racing? Yes? Well, here is the pick for you! Drive To Survive is about Red Bull Racing driver, Daniel Ricciardo, as he prepares himself for the opening race of what he believes to be the most important season of his career. A penalty in qualifying makes his race more difficult, and he goes on to finish fourth. This series is for the people who enjoy life in the fast lane – both on and off the track. Get exclusive access to the people within one of the world’s greatest racing competitions.

Atypical

Created in 2017, this series is based on an award-winning book. It is a coming-of-age story created especially for Netflix. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions as this heartfelt comedy follows Sam, who has decided he is ready for romance. In order to start dating, Sam will need to be more independent, which also sends his mother on her own life-changing path. Another must-watch series that will have you hooked straight away!

Sex Education

The second season of this fast, funny and not for the faint-hearted show is the biggest highlight on Netflix in 2020 so far. Although it has a distinctly American glow, with jocks, Acapella groups and mean girls, Sex Education is set in the UK and filmed in Wales. Asa Butterfield stars as an awkward teenager who starts giving sex counselling for money, and Gillian Anderson plays his mother in her typical graceful style. While the titular topic is used as a source of comedy, Sex Education also explores issues related to intimacy and identity issues in a smart way that will dredge up your emotions. This might not sound like something you would typically find yourself watching, but you’ll be easily hooked.

Messiah

A man who looks like a modern-day, aesthetically pleasing version of Jesus turns up out of nowhere and proclaims himself the saviour of the world. Is he telling the truth or is he an extremist in disguise? This controversial ten-part drama will grip you from the get-go. We travel from Syria to the US as Al-Masih gains more devout followers and the CIA scrambles to determine, Homeland style, whether they should try to stop him.

BoJack Horseman

If you love a bit of Family Guy, American Dad or The Simpsons, this one’s for you. BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series is about a guy, BoJack Horseman – and surprise, he’s half horse. He is lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze and decides it’s time for a comeback. Hailed as the best animated series of its generation, you will be in stitches as you see the troubles BoJack Horseman faces in every walk of life.

Manhunt: Unabomber

This 2017 series is all about the hunt. Follow the FBI’s hunt for the Unabomber in the 1990s. As they continue find few clue, the public becomes more panicked. A new profiler steps in to help out and put this mission to an end. If you love something with a bit of mystery, this is a great Netflix pick.

The Alienist

Creepy, freaky, thrilling – you got it! Adapted from the best-selling book by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of 1896 New York. This is a story surrounding a killer, responsible for the bloody murders of prostitutes, the police, local workers and sadly, many more. The alienist is known to study mental pathologies and the deviant behaviors of those who have alienated from themselves and society. His obsessive personality stands out and keeps you hooked as you wonder what his next move will be. The question is: what makes a man into a murderer?

When They See Us

Another incredible drama that arrived on Netflix back in 2019 is When They See Us. The show has a stellar cast that tells us the story of a jogger who was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park. As arrests begin to take place, five young people are charged with the crime but maintain their innocence. As the series continues, years go by as the five accused fight their convictions. As twists and turns appear out of nowhere, you will be wondering who really committed the crime…

The English Game

Here’s one for the football fans. This gem of a series is all about the invention of football and how it rose to become the world’s game by crossing class divides. This mini series is sure to put a smile on your face. If you’re missing the beautiful game, why not get a bit of background on how football first came about. 

Unbelievable

The world went mad when this series first arrived on Netflix. It has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes which, everyone knows, is impressive! The story follows a teen as she reports being raped, but then recants her story. The series follows the evidence in the hope of revealing the truth. Based on a true story, this Netflix original is heartbreaking and powerful. It hits home with survivours of abusive, as it transcends familiar true-crime. You will feel a gravity as you become completely obsessed with this incredible show.

Make sure to check out Netflix for a fresh series to enjoy.

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