Hey guys! Over the past month or so, I have been watching a lot of new Netflix series. That’s one of the perks of Netflix- They are constantly adding new shows to watch, whether they are Netflix originals, or older series. Many new actresses and actors have really kicked of their acting careers through Netflix original shows, and there’s no question to why. That’s why I have decided to write all of my reviews for this month on new Netflix original series, and I’m positive that you will love each one just as much as I did.
“One Day At A Time” is a comedy/drama television series rated TV-PG, inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 version of the same name. The sitcom’s first season was released on January 6 of last year, but it really took off during the release of the second season, on January 26 of this year. “One Day At A Time” follows the life of Penelope Alvarez, a newly single mother of two army veteran, and her small Cuban-American family. Throughout the show, we get to see how the Alvarez family handles their good moments in life– and their bad ones. The show brings awareness to many topics like racism, homophobia, anxiety and depression, immigration, non-binary pronouns, and so much more, all while being a lighthearted, family comedy. One reason I enjoyed watching “One Day At a Time” so much, was because it wasn’t only very informational, but pretty hilarious! Netflix has not yet announced if there will be a third season, but the first two seasons had received such great ratings (98% on the review site, Rotten Tomatoes!), that we are confident there will be more seasons to come.
Based on the comic book series by Charles Forsman, this dark comedy follows the lives of two 17-year olds, who are both outcasts in their own ways. James, a self-diagnosed psychopath, finds himself skipping town with Alyssa, the girl he is planning to kill, in order to search for her lost deadbeat of a father. Along the journey, the pair find themselves in some pretty terrifying situations, and end up turning an adventure packed road trip, into an escape from the law. The two teens find it hard to get along at first, especially after finding the blood of a serial rapist on their hands, but James goes from wanting to kill Alyssa, to slowly falling in love with her. This British television series is rated TV-MA, and is definitely not for younger audiences. Although “End of the World” was released on October 24 of last year, there’s still no telling when, or if there will be a second season, since the first season ended just as the comics did. Earning 97% on the review site, Rotten Tomatoes, this series has received a lot of attention recently, and if you have seen it, you would know why. There are only eight episodes, with each episode being around 20 minutes long, so you will have no problem bringing this incredible series!
This Netflix original series is entirely in German, and personally, I like reading the subtitles, but you always have the option of changing the language. Our story begins in a small German town in 2019, just as the disappearance of a young boy settles in. Birds are falling from the sky, lights are constantly flickering, and a strange sound is coming from the cave in the woods, just like it did 30 years ago. It wasn’t until the disappearance of a second, much younger boy, became public that everyone began to question their usually quiet town. This mystery-drama series unravels the truths behind many broken relationships, and introduces a list of curious characters, all who have connections with the town’s past- whether they know it or not. Anything is possible in this drama-packed thriller, even time travel, and it is sure to leave your mouth hanging open at the end of every episode. The show was released to Netflix on December first of last year, and even though Netflix has not set a release date for season two yet, they have confirmed that there will definitely be one- and you would hope so, after that twist ending! Dark is personally my favorite series out of the three that I had listed so far, and they are all extremely good, so that should say something.
I love each and every one of these shows, and I promise you that they will definitely be worth your while, so get to binging! And if you have already seen these incredible series, it won’t hurt to watch them again…