Netflix Original Shows Worth Watching

Netflix Original Shows Worth Watching

Quarantine has given me A LOT of free time. Unfortunately, not all of it has been super productive. In fact, maybe only 5% of my free time has actually been productive, and the rest I’ve spent catching up on Netflix shows.

Here is a list of my top 5 favorite shows to watch on Netflix, in no particular order.

Umbrella Academy

I pretty much watched the whole season in one day (I mean night…). This show keeps you hooked and gripped the whole time and honestly, I cannot wait for the second season. I would recommend this to anyone who loves sci-fi, mixed with drama and romance and action. It has something for everyone.

Once you understand and learn what is happening after the first couple of episodes, it presents great plots with the many likable and interesting characters, with their backstories that provide multiple plot twists in the season.

Stranger Things

If you haven’t watched this show yet… well you’re missing out. The star cast might be led by pre-teens, but this show is great for all ages. Another science fiction show mixed with drama, romance, action, and characters that you just end up loving and rooting for. The plot line is great and gets interesting with every season. It’s another show that I’ve binged in a matter of days.

I love seeing the characters grow up and mature as the seasons go on – this doesn’t only go for the kids on the show, but the parents and young adults as well. We see character development for pretty much every character on the show, kind of making it seem as we go on the journey with them. Not only are the characters great, but the plot and visual greatness of this show is what makes it so stellar.

The Witcher

My boyfriend recommended this show and I definitely did not think I would like this show as much as I did. We binged this show together in one Saturday evening and we were begging for more once we finished. Needless to say, this might be the one show I definitely need a second season for – ASAP. If you like enchantresses, magical creatures, drama, and adventure, you will love this show. Now, this definitely isn’t a family friendly show, so I wouldn’t watch this in front of conservative parents or children due to the sexual content, nudity and profanity in the show. Overall it’s a great adaption of the book, and Henry Cavill did an amazing job as the main character.

YOU

YOU is surprisingly a great show – despite it being a show glorifying stalkers and “what not to do when you’re in love”. The show follows a serial stalker and his point of view in falling in love with a girl he met and how he manages to wriggle his way into her life. While I hope this never happens to any girl in the real world, this show is amazing and has you on the edge of its seat. The second season is just as amazing and has a great plot twist at the end that had me quite shook. Each episode is a mini thrill ride – and the series is the whole dang amusement park.

Hollywood

Another show where I was genuinely surprised of how great it was. While being set in the early 1900’s, it highlighted a lot of social issues, which we still face today – inequality, POC representation in the industry, LGBT community, and more. It ties all these issues in an intriguing way and has you hooked from finish to end. A true feel-gppd show set in a glistening time of history, a dreamland of a location and romantically brought to life through some fantastic character, all of which are played brilliantly.


			

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