If a Google search has brought you to this blog post, it is very likely that you enjoy planning long cosy nights of endless binge watching, which is why we have curated a list including 10 Netflix series that we recommend right now in order to cater to your needs. For this compilation, we have considered genres like fantasy, horror, superheroes, Korean supernatural drama, Japanese anime, LGBTQ+ stories and prequels of acclaimed productions that everyone talks about. In a nutshell, these Netflix original series are the hottest thing to watch on your computer and probably the most popular trending topics on Twitter and Instagram, so choose your favorite ones and add them to your watch list if you think they are your kind of TV show.
Stranger Things is set in a fictional small town called Hawkins, and follows the adventures of a group of kids and the adults in their neighbourhood as they try to unfathom the mysterious disappearance of a friend. Its unmistakable 80’s ambiance and the superb visual effects are largely responsible for the massive success of the 4 seasons of this Netflix series, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard and David Harbour and particularly recommended to fans of sci-fi and horror movies.
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Based on a graphic novel of the same name, Heartstopper deals with the life’s vicissitudes of Charlie Spring, a young member of the LGBTQ+ community. Although it has been categorized as a romantic comedy, the series will draw you in if you can relate to situations in which relationship issues, social anxiety and mental health problems are involved. Only 1 season has been released so far.
Inspired by the story written by Andrzej Sapkowski and following the treacherous journey of fictional character Geralt of Rivia, The Witcher is a fantasy medieval legend full of epic events and torrid love affairs. The 2 seasons available on Netflix star Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan.
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Better call Saul
Better call Saul is the prequel and spin-off series of the worldwide hit “Breaking Bad”. It shows the audience the story of Jimmy Morgan McGill years before he became known as Saul Goodman. With Bob Odenkirk as its protagonist, the Netflix series has been categorized as an American legal and crime drama, of which 6 seasons have been released so far.
Cowboy Bebop is a Japanese anime series depicting a post-apocalyptic planet Earth that is no longer habitable, and a gang of bounty hunters who navigate the galaxy aboard their spaceship, “Bebop” in order to survive. The only season of this animation series -which consists of 26 episodes- has been produced by Sunrise Studio and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, and is also available to watch on Netflix.
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If you are more into soap operas, we recommend The Royals, a series with a cast that includes renowned actors like Joan Collins, Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Regan, Rocky Marshall, Tom Austen and Alexandra Park. Over the span of four seasons, you get the chance to get immersed in the extravagant life of a fabricated British Royal family and their intrigues.
Starring Josh Duhamel, Mike Wade and Andrew Horton, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the adventures of the children of lengendary superheroes, who must try hard as they might to live up to their expected potential. The Utopian, The Flare and The Paragon -among other new superheroes- have powers like telepathy, telekinesis, self sustenance or energy projection. With only 1 season and just 8 chapters of under one hour, Jupiter’s Legacy can be an entertaining and more than attainable weekend Netflix binge-watch.
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The Umbrella Academy
Based on the graphic novels and comic books by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy has become one of the most successful adaptations in Netflix’s history according to its number of viewers. Its brilliantly intriguing theme, telling the story of seven children with extraordinary powers adopted by a millionaire man, matches up to its wonderful cast: Mary J. Blige, Elliot Page, Tom Hopper and Robert Sheehan, to mention but a few of its leading actors. There are 3 seasons available to watch for the time being, and fans keep asking for more.
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This South Korean supernatural drama leaves nobody indifferent by raising overwhelming moral dilemmas and displaying spectacular visual effects. Throughout the only season you can watch on Netflix, characters are confronted with unearthly beings that reveal the approaching time and date of their demise, then being abruptly sent to hell by what they call “angels of death”. Since these events occurr in public and in broad daylight, the population soon starts joining cults and organizations in an attempt to escape such gruesome fate.
If you enjoy crime series, then watching The Sinner is a must. Not just because of its outstanding cast, among which we count Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman and Carrie Coon, but also for its enthralling plot: a complex legal investigation originates when a young mother stabs a man she doesn’t know to death for no apparent reason. With four seasons already released, the show has been a Golden Globe Nominee twice.
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