Netflix- if you don’t watch it, you’ve heard of it. Whether you enjoy indulging in romantic comedies, thrillers, or even anime, Netflix is sure to have something for you. If it wasn’t frowned upon, I think I would probably spend most of my time binge watching new Netflix series 24/7! Netflix isn’t only convenient.. It’s pretty addicting, and if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself on the second season of a series you started that day, in what felt like no time at all. And even though Netflix has many genres and shows to choose from, it can get a little hard deciding which shows are actually worth watching. But don’t, fret! In this blog, I have included a few Netflix series that are most definitely worth your while.
At the top my list: “Stranger Things”- seasons one and two.
“Stranger Things” has been pretty big since the very first release of season one, on July 16, 2016, and the show has been receiving an even bigger rep after the release of season two on October 27 of this year. Everyone who owns a Netflix account is either watching, or has seen “Stranger Things”… or at least they should. The story takes off just as Will Byers, a small town boy, disappears. His friends are distraught, and go out to search for him, but instead of finding Will, they come across a strange girl with hidden powers- and she’s in trouble. Throughout the season, you will come across government conspiracy theories, fake corpses, eggo waffles, and a strange place known as the Upsidedown. “Stranger Things” isn’t necessarily for younger audiences, it can be a bit nerve-racking in some scenes. But hey, if a little demogorgon doesn’t scare you, then get to watching! I’m sure you will absolutely fall in love with the characters, the storyline, and the show in general, and if you can believe it, season two is even better!
“Bates Motel” was first released in March of 2013, and ended in April of this year. Before I entice you to watch this drama packed series, you must know- the final season of Bates Motel is not on Netflix. Not yet anyways. It is predicted that the final season might be released sometime in January of next year, so if you do start watching, watch slowly! The story begins with the accidental death of teenage Norman Bates’s father. He and his mother (Norma Bates) decide to make a fresh start, and they do so by buying an old motel in the quaint little town of White Pine Bay. Norman and his mother, who share an intensely close bond, seem to be taking well to their new life- until the death of the past motel owner becomes public, and Norma is to blame. Throughout the series, Norman experiences blackouts, in which he does things, but can’t remember what- causing very scary, and dangerous situations to occur. Inspired by the 1960 horror film “Psycho,” “Bates Motel” is comprised of many affairs involving murders, drug wars, surfacing town secrets, the evolution of a serial killer, and so much more. This drama packed series is rated TV-14, and is most definitely not for younger audiences. In my personal experience, I can’t stand horror shows/movies, but Bates Motel has such the perfect balance of mystery, drama, and thriller packed episodes, that I can hardly keep from watching!
Lastly (for now): “The Good Place”
The good place, was released on NBC in September of 2016, but was just recently put on Netflix not too long ago. This American Comedy series has been rated the best new series of 2016, earning 95% on the review site rotten tomatoes! Although this series doesn’t involve many risky or inappropriate scenes, it is rated TV-14, and is best suited for more mature audiences. The story takes off, just as Eleanor Shellstrop finds herself in a strange place known as “The Good Place,” shortly after learning that she has died. After being surrounded by genuinely good people who have devoted their lives to accomplishing charitable deeds, it didn’t take long for Eleanor to realize that she had been sent to the wrong place. Not wanting to end up where she truly belongs -which is The Bad Place- Eleanor will do anything it takes to keep up her reputation as caring, devoted human.. And hopefully she’ll change for the better. If you do decide to dig into this hilarious series, you won’t regret it -and don’t fret- season two will be available on Netflix in September of next year.
Hopefully you’ll like these series that I pointed out- what am I saying? Of course you will! And if you have already seen these shows, hopefully you’ll agree with why I had to include them to my list. I’ll be back soon with another list of great series, but in the meantime- get to binging!