No weekend plans? These binge-worthy shows are waiting for you on Netflix.
We all need a weekend in from time to time. A chance to unwind and relax, and tune into our favourite Netflix show. If you’re stuck on what to watch, we’ve got a whole list of fantastic shows – some new, some old – that you will not be able to stop watching. So, get comfy, have the snacks ready (and lots of them), and the controller close for when Netflix asks ‘Are you still watching?’, because yes, yes you are.
The 2013 series recently landed on Netflix and has swept us up into its storm. Paul Spector, portrayed by 50 Shades’ Jamie Dornan, is a serial killer working his way through Belfast in Northern Ireland. Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson, who is played by Gillian Anderson, is drafted in from the Met Police to solve the case. They will take you through a series of shocks, surprises and far more than you could ever imagine imagine. The show initially aired on BBC between 2013 – 2016, but has come back to haunt us some more.
Unsolved Mysteries features six unsolved cases that have shocked the world to this day. Each one different, the stories will leave you on the edge of your seat, willing to know more about what happened. From unexplained disappearances to ruthless murders, the truth behind these cases lie somewhere in the depths of this world. It will fascinate and frustrate you, so its time to get your best detective hat on, because they’re still asking for help with finding out what happened.
Ricky Gervais’ After Life came back for another season earlier this year. The series touches on heartfelt and hard life experiences which are portrayed with classic Gervais awkward humour. Follow his story of heartbreak and friendship which will make you laugh and cry simultaneously for hours.
If you’ve avoided even a sneak peak at this, we want to know how you’ve stayed away! The utterly addictive Selling Sunset revolves around a luxury estate agents in Los Angeles, The Oppenheim Group, and its owners Jason Oppenheim and Brett Oppenheim. However, the real stars of the show are the women working for them, selling luxe homes and stirring up drama. From devorces ending by text to house openings with Botox and burgers, there’s not a moment you won’t want to watch! As for the houses they sell, they tend to be mansions which are marketed anywhere from $1 million to $75 million.
When They See Us
This harrowing series is a hard watch, but its an important one. Its based on the real life events of the Central Park Five which saw five black and Hispanic teenage boys who were wrongly convicted of rape in New York City in 1989. They were accused and then went onto be charged on evidence which was unreliable and flimsy, and a corrupt and racist system. It went onto show them in prison for something that they were not guilty of doing. Beautifully acted, its a must watch.
Dead to Me
If you haven’t followed the binge-worthy series about the unlikely friendship of Jen and Judy, where have you been? Jen loses her husband in an accident and starts a grief counselling group where she meets Judy. Bonding over mutual loss and turning to each other in their time of need, they become good friends. However, one of them is hiding a dark secret that if found out, would threaten their new friendship and damage their lives as they know it. It’s a touching tale of bereavement that is shown with addictive humour and female friendship. You’ll not be able to turn Netflix off.
It was recently announced that The Nine-Nine will be back with us next year after they halted filming due to the Black Lives Matter movement. This means its the perfect time to catch up on the previous seasons or if, like us, you’ve seen them all before, there’s no better time for a re-cap binge. B99 tells the story of an NYPD Precinct and the cases they deal with on a daily basis. It also touches on issues surrounding BLM, LGBTQ+ and other real life matters that viewers will encounter in their daily lives.