Need a new series to binge on whilst you’re off over the Christmas break? If you’re not up for watching any more festive movies, check out some of the best series on Netflix that will have you binge watching well into the New Year.
I’ve either watched most of these shows, or have them on my list to watch over Christmas. Netflix are hitting it out of the park with their Original series and they make up most of my TV viewing. If you haven’t watched these, you need to check them out!
The Crown 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. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.
Stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Goode, Victoria Hamilton, Michael C Hall and Jodi Balfour.
This raw, gritty series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the many, often-conflicting forces – legal, political, police, military and civilian – that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities.
When a young mother inexplicably stabs a stranger to death, a sympathetic detective struggles to unlock the mystery buried in her missing memories. Together they travel a harrowing journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets hidden in her past.
Orange Is The New Black
Orange is the New Black is about a diverse group of inmates serving time in a women’s prison. Starring Taylor Schilling as Piper, a Smith graduate whose decade-old love affair with drug smuggler Alex leads to her arrest and year-long detention within the walls of a women’s penitentiary. Piper leaves behind her fiancé Larry to serve her time “inside” with an eccentric group of outspoken inmates, each with her own story and her own fascinating ways of dealing with prison life.
A Chicago financial advisor, has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin. He must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. There, he bumps heads with both a local drug dealer whose business he inadvertently interrupts, and a clan of ruffians, led by their 19-year-old niece, who want his money, all the while avoiding the eye of a tenacious FBI agent. He must complete his laundering, to save the life of his family, as they struggle to find their own path in this seemingly foreign way of life.
A love letter to the ’80s classics that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.
House of Cards
U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. This wicked political drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.
Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world. With each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.
The Good Place
In the wake of her suspicions about Michael, Eleanor’s last-ditch endeavour to trigger her memory may not succeed after all.
13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers.
With the conspiracy more alarming than ever, a fiery lawyer joins President Kirkman’s staff and Agent Wells forms an alliance with a British spy. Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Ben Lawson, Zoe McLellan and Paulo Costanzo
She’s Gotta Have It
The seriously sexy comedy stars breakout actress DeWanda Wise as Nola Darling, an uncompromising woman in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time among her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs, The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon. Nola is not who you want her to be. Nola is now—she is outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate and sexual.
If Jason Blossom’s murder revealed the slimy underbelly beneath Riverdale’s surface, as we enter season two, the shooting of Fred Andrews threatens to plunge the entire town into utter darkness. Actors: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Mark Consuelos
Marvel’s The Punisher
A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy. After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.
The Vampire Diaries
Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena.
Pretty Little Liars
Rudderless without their missing leader, four formerly tight high school friends band together when a blackmailer threatens to spill their dirt.
It is 1924, Tommy Shelby is caught in a dangerous web of international intrigue as he battles with forces that threaten to split his family apart.
Still pining for Josh, the boy who dumped her ages ago, whip-smart lawyer Rebecca jettisons her New York life and moves to California to win him back.
In the late 1970s two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany) expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
A group of hyper-privileged Manhattan private-school kids seem to get away with everything. Except an anonymous blogger is watching their every move.
Once Upon A Time
In this fantasy series, a young woman is drawn to small Maine town. There she discovers that it’s filled with elements of the fairy tale world.
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