When Netflix released its first original back in 2013, it was the start of an era- an era of Netflix dramas that slowly became famous in multiple countries, with “Netflix and Chill” becoming a cultural lexicon. And now, almost a decade later, the platform has given us some of the most amazing shows that have become a comfort for many. So if you are looking for a binge-worthy show that we know you will love, keep reading!
One of the best Netflix dramas, this fantasy science fiction and horror genre show is hard to not like. Set in the ’80s, the show follows the lives of three friends who are obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons (like every other 80’s kid, of course). When their small town, where everyone knows everyone, starts experiencing weird things that lead to the disappearance of a child, it comes down to the kids dealing with the supernatural forces that seem to be at work.
The three-season show is in talks for a fourth season and with amazing character performances, action sequences and intricate plot lines, Stranger Things is perfect for a binge-watch, especially since each episode ends on some kind of a cliff-hanger that leaves you wanting more.
A comedy-animation whose plot is as weird as its characters. The show follows BoJack, a 90’s sitcom star who is extremely self-destructive. With somewhat dark humour, the show discusses and showcases topics like depression, addiction, abuse, greed, and trauma. However, despite its dark themes, it’s one of the funniest shows on the platform- and it’s all thanks to the humanoid horse. From making you cry due to laughter to making you sob at its heart-breaking last season, BoJack Horseman is a great binge-watch that will kind of make you self reflect.
The Queen’s Gambit
The queen’s gambit is rightly on our list of the best Netflix dramas of all time! A beautifully shot show, it will get you interested in chess (even if you think it’s for nerds). The storyline follows Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy in the early 60s who is addicted to tranquilisers and other substances after having them in her system since age 8. Battling with her addictions while trying to make it to the top of the chess world, Beth’s story in The Queen’s Gambit is heart-warming yet bittersweet.
The show went all out with its chess moves and is said to be one of the most accurately shown chess shows in history, with a depth of knowledge that is still very easily understandable for its viewers (even the ones who have never played chess). This expertly thought out story that is often told by a man, makes a statement. A show worthy of binging, the queen’s gambit can be streamed for free on a tv aerial. To get one installed by professionals, click here.
With its new seasons getting way more viewings than ever before (hint: they are based on Princess Diana), The Crown should be on your list of shows to binge this weekend. One of the best Netflix dramas, the crown covers the story of the current queen’s regime. Rumoured to have the highest cost of production in Netflix’s history, the show has some of the best decorations and dresses. Each episode follows some kind of big public event as the show threads the fine line between fiction and reality.
The show employs new actors for every season to show the aging of the monarch and her family, which somehow makes the show even more endearing and loved. With the last two seasons focusing on the story of the people’s princess, Princess Diana and her untimely tragic death, the show has gained way more followers and if you are curious about the British monarchy, this is the show for you!
Set in fantasy land, this two-season series is perfect for you if you love high fantasy. Geralt of Rivia, a witcher, is a monster killer for hire. In the first season, we see three plotlines- one of the great witcher himself, one of the most powerful sorcerers in their world- Yennefer of Vengerberg and one of princess Ciri who is forced to flee following the capture of her kingdom. With crazy battles, side quests and characters you can’t help but love, this book adaptation is a must-watch for those who can’t get enough of fantasy series.
The witcher is, for once, a show that is better than the books- and if you were disappointed by the book series, trust us, the Netflix original will fill the gap!