With winter creeping in, it’s time to count down the best 10 series to watch on Netflix.. when you’re not studying that is.
- American Horror Story – Hotel
Alongside all of the other phenomenal seasons, American Horror Story: Hotel has finally been added to Netflix!*screams* If you haven’t seen any of the other seasons, don’t worry! It’s an anthology season so you can really start wherever you want – and with the spooky season in full swing right now, what better to watch? Lady Gaga, strange ghosts that won’t leave the glimmering lights of the Hotel Cortez, visitors from days gone by and Evan Peters in his scariest role yet, Hotel keeps you hooked from Episode 1. Fancy checking in?
- Come Fly With Me
A BBC comedy for the ages! Created by the two stars of Little Britain, David Walliams and Matt Lucas, this airport set comedy will keep you laughing for days! I personally binged this from start to finish when it first popped up on Netflix again. With their usual, outgoing characters, Walliams and Lucas always aim to surprise. Creepy old photographers, a coffee shop lady who refuses to work a day and two check-in ladies who can’t stop bickering. Take a flight with Come Fly With Me!
- RuPauls Drag Race
YAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS!!! It’s RuPaul time! If you have never heard of these seasons, then you must have been living under a rock. 14 budding drag queens with an array of personalities come together to complete different hilarious tasks in the competition for $100,000 among celebrity fame forever! Drag legend RuPaul helps these young drag queens flourish into stars among this crazy process of dressing up with dogs and creating looks from garbage! Now, sashay away Queen!
- Orange Is The New Black
Even though the theme song is the most annoying song I have ever heard, the cult-favourite seasons of Orange Is The New Black will have you binging for days. A story about a middle-class lady going into prison for a crime she committed with a past fling will show you the ins and outs of prison life. With crazy preacher addicts and terrifying Russian ladies, it’s a must-watch season from me.
- Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy is an amazing show for fans of drama, crime and gangs. It is based around a Californian biker gang who do illegal gun deals. There’s also a lot of drama between relationships, drugs and gang members betraying others. It is a genuine must-watch from me.
- Black Mirror
Black Mirror is a drama season all about the future and what can go wrong with it. For example, Aateen gets a virus on his laptop which then means he has to carry out orders from an unknown source or risk having all of his intimate secrets exposed. On top of all that, with a new season just being added – what would be a better time to start binging on it now!
Merlin is a classic BBC series based around the old myth of Camelot and King Arthur and the sword and the stone. Of course, there is a massive twist on this season with added drama from relationships, family troubles and the good old magician Merlin, who is a small town boy who has been offered a job with an old man called Gaius in Camelot. It is a great classic show to watch which is certain to make you laugh, cry and gasp in shock.
Narcos is a new season that has taken Netflix by storm. It is based on a drug kingpin who became a billionaire through selling and making cocaine. I would say this season is for fans of shows like Sons of Anarchy as it also carries some of the same themes over. So, for anyone who is upset over Sons of Anarchy ending, Narcos is the one for you!
- Video Game High School
This show does what it says on the tin. It is about a school where expert gamers go and learn how to become better. There are different cliques of gamers – but I wouldn’t say you need to be a gamer to watch it. It is hilariously funny with all the high school drama mixed in. Annoying families, teenage crushes and annoying bullies – this show had me hooked from the first episode.
Rita is a Danish Netflix season that is based around a teacher whos family is falling apart. The seasons are based in the school that she works for, and that her children go to. It shows all of her problems with crushes on men, the father of her children creating drama for the whole family and the general stresses of being a teacher. If you can deal with subtitles, I would recommend this highly.
By Jessie Dodd