There’s nothing more frustrating than buying that 4K Netflix subscription and wondering what to binge-watch next. It’s true that the popular online TV streaming platform boasts one of the biggest movies/series databases, but the question still stands: ‘What the Hell am I to watch?’ Well, if you can’t make up your mind, we have rounded up some of the most intriguing and confounding series on Netflix. So, grab some snacks and get ready for the ultimate binge-watching marathon
Our Choice in Netflix Series
If you are still wondering what to watch on Netflix, our guide’s here to help you choose the perfect show.
1. Peaky Blinders
If you’re into mobsters, all-out gang warfare, intrigue, drama, and a lot of drinking, then you’re definitely going to love Peaky Blinders. Set in 1919, the series follows Thomas Shelby’s rise to power and how a handful of men with razor blades in the caps manage to become one of the most feared street gangs in Birmingham. Peaky Blinders is also the director’s take on post-war Great Britain, a time when the authorities were unable to contain the sprawling crime life.
2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
To say that the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a little bit off would a terrible understatement. The plot says it all – after spending 15 years living in a bunker with the members of a doomsday cult, Kimmy Schmidt gets rescued by the authorities. However, living outside the bunker proves to be problematic for the young lady, who now has to figure out how things work. And, as luck has it, she now has to deal out with a neurotic roommate, the melancholic wife of a billionaire, and a landlady with a thing for cats and casual outfits.
3. Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer is a compelling documentary about the life of a man who, being wrongfully accused of murder, ends up being the thing he loathed the most. The series spins the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin who spent 18 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. As the documentary reveals, Avery was released and exonerated in 2003, after a DNA analysis revealed that he’s not the perpetrator. After spending almost two decades behind bars, Avery turns into a murderer, being, again, convicted in 2007 for murdering a local photographer.
4. The Keepers
The Keepers seeks to uncover the truth behind Sister Cathy Cesnik’s disappearance, a case that made headlines in the early ‘70s. Netflix’s documentary reveals the testimonies of those who knew Sister Cesnik and the conspiracy theories woven around her disappearance. The Keepers web series will definitely keep you on edge.
5. Altered Carbon
The year is 2384 and humanity is no longer bound to flesh. Set 300 years into the future, Netflix’s cyberpunk noir series revolves around body-swapping, and a strange device of alien origin called the cortical stack, which allows people to transfer their memories into a new body after the old one withers away. The series explores some of the most interesting motifs – the gap between the poor and the rich which, in Altered Carbon, translates into people living for a couple of hundreds of years versus the bourgeoisie who can, theoretically, live forever.
6. Alias Grace
Inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace tells the story of Grace Marks, a Canadian servant in the employment of Thomas Kinnear, a wealthy farmer of Scottish descent. One night, Marks and McDermott, Kinnear’s stablehand, murder the wealthy Scottish farmer and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper. The story focuses on Marks’ trial and how her living in a dysfunctional and abusive family led her to murder her oppressive male employer.
7. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Monty Python’s televised series is a classic as you could get – great humor, sometimes bordering on the macabre, memorable sketches, and, of course, a style that went on to be named after the group. Netflix recently added the entire Monty Python collection. This also includes movies such as Life of Brian, Monty Python, and The Holy Grail, and, of course, The Meaning of Life.
8. The Alienist
The Alienist tells the story of a motley crew put together by New York’s Police Department to stop a serial killer who’s murdering children living on the street. Starring Daniel Brühl, as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, Luke Evans as John Moore, and the charming Dakota Fanning as Sara Howard, The Alienist takes the viewer to turn-of-the-century America, the place where fiction meets history.
Meet ISIS, a not-so-top-secret governmental spy agency that harbors some of the most interesting characters – Archer, a guy who thinks that James Bond’s a fraud and that spying’s like riding a bike, Malory, the neurotic boss with a penchant for alcohol and covert romances, who also happens to be Archer’s mom, and Lana Kane, a foxy, gun-toting secret op, with a not-a-so-subtle street accent. Follow the exploits of Archer and his gang in this steamy, R-rated cartoon.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to get that out-of-the-box-fresh feeling when putting together a Sherlock Holmes flick. However, Mark Gatiss’ and Steven Moffat’s version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant consulting detective is the exception that proves the rule. Sherlock leaves behind the hustle and bustle of Victorian London, moving into the 21st century. Dr. James Watson is a seasoned Afghanistan war veteran, and Sherlock Holmes is a tyrant who terrorizes his friends with cryptic phone messages and unwillingly romances a forensic pathologist.
That’s it for our ten most intriguing series on Netflix. As you can see, we have everything to make everyone happy: drama, romance, intrigue, suspense, sci-fi, noir, steamy, humor, and reality.