There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix and you’ve most probably seen a few satisfying ones like the outrageously successful Queen’s Gambit, but there are many other great options worth exploring. Here’s a list of 10 shows we’ve complied to help you figure out exactly which ones to watch next.
If you’re seeking a fun and entertaining escape look no further than Bridgerton. An addictive American period drama series based on novels by Julia Quinn; the first season is composed of 8 episodes and it’s been confirmed that a second one is on the way!
The show takes place in 19th century Britain and is set in an alternate history as opposed to the novels. This steamy drama zooms in on the aristocratic Bridgerton family and the intricate details of their friendships and romantic and familial relationships. You’ll fall in love with how colorful and artistic the set designs are and how gorgeous the costume selection is.
2. Abstract: The Art of Design
An original Netflix documentary series, Abstract focuses on artists in the field of design touching on a multitude of disciplines and philosophies. A super interesting viewing experience that shows us how art and design have the ability to shape every part of our lives and can touch us in ways we’re not even aware of. The first season features a shoe designer, a car designer, a photographer, an architect, and an interior designer to name a few, whereas the second season covers digital design, typefaces, and design for play. Abstract is bound to broaden your horizons and will give you a newfound appreciation for the effort and creative processes involved in the world of design.
A gripping crime series filmed over 8 episodes; Unbelievable is based on a heartbreaking true story of a teenager charged with lying about being raped. Two female detectives join forces and work tirelessly to follow the evidence in order to find the truth. The show offers a sobering perspective on how victims of rape are treated by the justice system but also showcases how powerful female camaraderie can be in making a difference to the communities they’re part of. A tale of compassion and hope with impeccable acting, Unbelievable sets the stage for a strong female ensemble both on-screen and behind the scenes.
Lupin is a French mystery thriller set in Paris starring Omar Sy. The story of this Netflix smash hit follows a professional thief, Assane Diop, whose work is inspired by the adventures of master thief Arsène Lupin, a fictional character created by Maurice Leblanc in the early 1900s. Assane sets out to avenge his father for a past wrong inflicted by a powerful and wealthy family. If you enjoy heist stories, and intricately planned schemes then Lupin is the perfect show for you! Each episode is packed with suspense and clever turns, but it still maintains a fun and up-beat vibe filled with wonder, style, and unexpected delights.
The series consists of 10 episodes, with the first five episodes released in January 2021 and the remainder scheduled to be released in the second part of the year.
5. The Crown
A historical drama covering the reign of Queen Elizabeth the II. 4 Seasons in, the Crown is studded with stellar performances and provides a visual and emotional feast for you to enjoy. Depictions of Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street cover key events that shaped the world in recent times and offers interesting interpretations of the human connections in both these locations. It’s a show that’s guaranteed to keep you coming back for more season after season.
6. Somebody Feed Phil
If you miss travelling and consider yourself a foodie then this show will be sure to transport you to a selection of cities around the world that are renowned for their flavors and rich cultures. Presented by the hilarious Phil Rosenthal, each episode follows Phil touring the cuisine of the episode’s featured city. What’s especially enjoyable about this show is that Phil explores street food, gourmet restaurants and visits food markets and key culinary personalities in each location. It’s all about the joy food can bring and how that brings us all closer as a human race. We highly recommend watching the London, Lisbon, Bangkok, and Hawaii episodes!
7. Dave Chapelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
If you’re in the mood for some dark-humored comic relief then who better to watch than the Comedy legend Dave Chapelle? In this double Netflix special, Dave takes on culture, class, politics and reflects on getting older while spewing wisdom through his knack for storytelling. Although controversial at times, this stand-up special is thought provoking, intimate and brings us closer to Dave’s unmistakable onstage charisma and wisdom.
8. Stranger Things
This series is for sci-fi fans and involves elements of mystery, horror, and investigative drama. It’s set in the 1980s in a fictional town in Indiana and is now 3 seasons in. It begins with an investigation centered around the disappearance of a young boy around supernatural events happening in that town. You’ll be sure to enjoy the pop culture reference of the 80s and Winona Ryder’s excellent acting. Critically acclaimed for its high production value and strong storytelling elements, Stranger Things also teaches us important and social lessons told through the relationships between its wonderful characters.
With information being available to us at our fingertips through online search engines, it’s often hard to filter through it all and to guarantee fact-based information on key topics that affect and interest us. Explained is a docuseries that releases episodes that are no longer than 20 minutes on a wide variety of topics such as cryptocurrency, animal intelligence, beauty, and diets as well as many others. A solid journalistic effort that lays out information in a clever and fun manner. Be sure to check out ‘The Mind Explained’ as well which focuses on topics related to the human brain. It’s educational, light and won’t take up too much of your time!
10. Our Planet
Feed your need to connect with nature through this beautiful BBC documentary that brings us closer to our planet’s animals and their habitats. From the same creators of Planet Earth and Blue Planet, this series was filmed over 4 years covering 50 countries and shows us just how rich and diverse our world is. An 8-part series narrated by David Attenborough that is truly awe-inspiring; it takes us from mysterious deep oceans to eclectic jungles in South America and remote arctic destinations. Our Planet fuses exquisite photography with gorgeous views of earth’s wilderness.