Netflix might have launched in 2012 in the UK, but some of us are still addicted to the TV and movie streaming service almost six years later.
There’s nothing better than being snuggled up indoors on a cold and rainy night, perhaps with bae, binge-watching the latest TV series until you fall asleep. All you need are snacks, hot chocolate, and a blanket to keep you going. Oh, and it also helps if you have a good viewing platform, such as a Panasonic HD television.
Here are 5 of the best Netflix TV shows that are available to watch right now, in my humble opinion.
1. Making a Murderer
How could I not start with the original reason why most of us decided to try out Netflix in the first place?
Making a Murderer is the story of prison inmate Steven Avery who initially spent nearly two decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Shortly after being released from prison, he was accused of murder and soon found himself behind bars again.
The first series is made up of ten episodes and incredibly fascinating.
And the good news? Series two has been confirmed as the story is still ongoing; however, it doesn’t have a set release date yet.
Three words: bring it on.
2. Stranger Things
Undeniably one of the best Netflix TV shows, anyone who loves a bit of sci-fi in their lives will absolutely enjoy Stranger Things.
An original Netflix drama, this TV show is currently in its second series with a third series already in the pipeline. There isn’t an official release date just yet though.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder and she plays a mother whose son has gone missing in a small Indiana town in 1983. It’s captivating, it’s thrilling, and I just can’t get enough of it.
A must-watch, for sure. Am I right?
3. 13 Reasons Why
Controversial in the TV world, yet incredibly powerful, 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix adaptation based on the 2007 book by Jay Asher.
It tells the story of Hannah, a high school student who decides to take her own life, but not before leaving behind a series of tapes to her classmates which denote the 13 reasons why.
Heartbreaking and moving beyond belief, 13 Reasons Why has certainly started a conversation about suicide which is impossible to disregard.
Series two is set to be released later this year.
4. Black Mirror
Previously on Channel 4 in the UK before being acquired by Netflix, Black Mirror has one of the most original concepts ever, which undoubtedly makes it one of the best Netflix TV shows.
There have been four seasons thus far, and a fifth unconfirmed, with each episode being a stand-alone drama that examines modern society and the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.
Smart, sharp and full of suspense, I’m currently at the start of the fourth season – and I’m completely gripped!
Don’t believe me when it comes to how good it is? Simply give it a try.
5. The Sinner
Last of the best Netflix TV shows but certainly not least, The Sinner is a 2017 crime drama based on the 1999 novel by Petra Hammesfahr.
It tells the story of Cora Tannetti, played by Jessica Biel, who commits a startling and public crime without explanation. As the series unfolds, we learn about Cora’s hidden motive as the detective on the case, Harry Ambrose, delves deeper into the investigation.
Intriguing and addictive, I binge-watched all eight episodes of the first and only series in just a few days. Why? Well, Jessica Biel’s acting is on top form and I heartily recommend it if you love a good mystery.
Best Netflix TV Shows
Each item on this list of the best Netflix TV shows is special and intriguing in its own way and will provide you with hours of good entertainment for cosy nights in.
In fact, I’d go so far as to say that each show is compulsory viewing if you have your own Netflix account. (Or if, like me, you borrow your boyfriend’s. #LoveYouHun)
Oh, and a little disclaimer: Orange is the New Black very nearly made the list. That would have been #6 for sure.
Happy viewing, ladies!
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