No need to look any further as, for this week’s Trailer Thursday, we’re sharing a list of the 20 best series and TV shows for you to binge-watch on Netflix right now.
These series below are spread across a diverse range of industries and genres, including romance, actions, thriller movies. Without further ado, check out our list of 20 best series and shows to watch on Netflix right now.
20. SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER
This movie stars Octavia Spencer, Blair Underwood and Tiffany Haddish. Octavia Spencer plays Madam C.J. Walker, an American hair care entrepreneur who was the first self-made female millionaire in America.
19. THE WITCHER
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey. It is based on novels and video games of the same name and follows Geralt, The Witcher (played by Henry Cavill) as he struggles to find his place in a world where people can be scarier than beasts.
18. LOVE IS BLIND
Fans of reality TV will love Netflix’s Love is Blind. In this very popular TV series which has quickly become a fan favourite, single people try to find love without ever seeing each other face to face. It remains to be seen if an emotional connection will trump a physical connection.
17. THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY
This TV series is based on the webcomic series of the same name published by Dark Horse Comics. Starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, and Aidan Gallagher, the series follows a group of six supernatural children who keep letting personal conflicts get in the way of them coming together to save the world.
16. WATERSHIP DOWN
For those who like live-action animation, Watership Down is an adaptation of the 1972 Richard Adams novel of the same name. It follows a group of rabbits on the run from man’s intrusion which we certainly lead to the destruction of their home. The movie stars John Boyega, James McAvoy, Gemma Arterton, and Nicholas Hoult.
Ozark stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner. It follows Bateman’s character who relocates his family from Chicago to a resort community in the Ozarks over a debt he owes a Mexican drug lord.
14. CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
This 2018 retelling is steeped in horror and the occult. It follows Sabrina Spellman who is half-human, half-witch as she tries to stand against the evil forces that threaten the safety of herself, her family, and the rest of the world. The series stars Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, and Miranda Otto.
13. TIGER KING
If you have not seen talks about this series on social media, then you are not using it well. It follows the exploration of big cat breeding and the eccentric people of that world. It also follows the tumultuous relationship between Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic.
12. NARCOS: MEXICO
This continuation of the hit TV show, Narcos stars Diego Luna, Michael Pena, Scott McNairy, and Alejandro Edda. It explores the origin of modern drug wars by going all the way back to its roots, starting back when the Mexican drug trade was made of a few simple, loose drug peddlers.
11. THE CROWN
Based on the award-winning play, The Audience, this TV series explores the life of Queen Elizabeth from 1940s until now. Personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are explored in this show that dives into how all these shaped events of the 20th century. It stars Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tobias Menzies.
10. QUEEN SONO
This South African TV series is Netflix’s first African made TV show. It stars Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, and Kate Liquourish. The TV show follows Queen Sono, a highly trained South African spy who takes on her most dangerous mission yet while facing problems in her personal life.
9. MONEY HEIST (LA CASA DE PAPEL)
One of the most loved TV series on Netflix, this show follows a group of nine people who plan the biggest robbery in history by printing out billions of Euros in the royal mint of Spain. It is currently on season four and stars Alvaro Morte, Ursula Corbero, Esther Acebo, and Itziar Ituno.
8. PEAKY BLINDERS
Peaky Blinders is a British crime TV series that follows Thomas Shelby, who heads Peaky Binders, a criminal gang based in Birmingham in 1919. A police officer decides to put a stop to the group’s activities, which of course, comes with a lot of drama. This TV series stars Cillian Murphy, Sophie Rundle, and Helen McCrory.
7. BOJACK HORSEMAN
Bojack Horseman is about a humanoid horse who was once the star of a TV show which was abruptly cancelled. After 18 years of swimming in self-loathing, Bojack wants to regain his dignity but things are not as easy as they look.
This TV series stars Alison Brie, Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris.
6. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
This TV series is based on an acclaimed film of the same name and follows a group of students of colour at Winchester University, a predominantly white school. It uses irony, self-deprecation, brutal honesty and humour to spotlight issues that still plague today’s ‘post-racial’ society.
Dear White People stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Ashley Blaine Featherson, and Antoinette Robertson.
When a teenage girl reports to the police that she was raped but then recants her statement, two female police officers go in search of the truth. This TV series is based on a true story. It stars Merritt Wever, Toni Colette, and Kaitlyn Dever.
4. BIG MOUTH
This hilarious animated TV series highlights just how awkward and embarrassing it is to go through puberty. It is voiced by veteran actors John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph and Jordan Peele.
Elite is a Spanish teen thriller web series on Netflix. Three working-class teenagers enrol at a prestigious college but the clash between them and the rich kids soon leads to murder. This TV series stars Ester Exposito, Miguel Bernadeau, Aron Piper, Mina El Hammani, and Dana Paola.
2. A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
This series follows the tale of three orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire who are investigating their parents’ mysterious death. This is not easy, however, as they are placed in the charge of their evil uncle, Count Olaf who is trying to get his hands on their inheritance. The children must work to outsmart Olaf at every turn.
This series is based on a novel of the same name by Lemony Snicket. It stars Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, and Patrick Warburton.
This heartbreaking mini-series tells the true story of the Central Park Five, five black teenagers who are wrongly incarcerated for raping a white jogger in New York’s Central Park. It was written and directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood.
The film caused a stir on social media and a ripple effect even years after it was released.
And that is the complete list of top TV series you can binge-watch this season. Which will you be watching? Let us know in the comments section below.