7 Most Popular Latest Netflix Series, You Can't Resist Binge Watching
There’s no better time than now to take up all the otherwise impossible binge-watch challenges. One that would not partner up well with your hectic work life and so on. For those working from home, a long weekend is coming up. What we’re saying is, why not binge on a show you wanted to watch for the LONGEST time. Fire up your laptop/TV, and don’t stop till you finish the show (pee and snack restock breaks allowed). We have a list of the best shows on Netflix that you can finish within 36 hours
If you too have a serious Netflix addiction and always looking for the best Netflix series to watch next, then here are some of the great shows you can begin to watch right away.
1. Alias Grace
Based on a novel by Margaret Atwood (itself based on a true story), Alias Grace begins with a mystery. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is serving a sentence for murder, for which her male accomplice was hanged. Grace has numerous supporters, who hire Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) to interview Grace and hopefully reveal a truth that will absolve her. Grace’s story takes her from Ireland to Canada, where she works as a servant for the wealthy man she will allegedly kill. The show is no mere whodunit — as a member of the lower class, and a woman, Grace navigates social hierarchies that grasp at her every moment of every day. In its examination of Grace’s story, her dismal past, and the shifting views society takes of her, Alias Grace weaves a tale about what it is to be a woman in a world governed by men.
Created By: Mary Harron
Cast: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard
Number of Seasons: 1
2. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness
The “crazy true crime” documentary has become the iconic genre of the streaming age, and Tiger King might be the Platonic ideal. The setup is simple enough: Director Eric Goode is making a documentary about a snake dealer in Florida, stumbling from there into the world of big cat owners, and the eponymous “Tiger King” in particular: Joe Exotic, the grandiose owner of a big cat zoo (and country musician) who was convicted in 2019 of trying to put a hit on animal rights activist Carole Baskin. From the moment he appears on screen, Exotic is an outlandish figure, and the story only gets wilder from there.
Created By: Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin
Cast: Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin
Number of Seasons: 1
In the digital age, it’s easy to let your personal information slip into unsavory hands. For bookseller Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), technology makes it easy to stalk the object of his affections, a woman named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail). After she buys a book from him, Joe uses her credit card info to get her name, working his way through her social media, learning as much about her as he can so as to seduce her. But although Joe may think he’s got Guinevere figured out, people are never exactly the way they appear in your mind. Despite its dark premise, You is darkly comedic, probing the vapid culture of New York’s bourgeoisie social scene, with characters who are exaggerated examples of millennial excess.
Created by: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gamble
Cast: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Victoria Pedretti
Number of seasons: 2
4. Stranger Things
The opening sequence of Stranger Things lays out the TV show’s sci-fi aspirations clearly: A scientist flees down an empty hallway, pursued by some unseen force that eventually nabs him as he waits for elevator doors to close; it then cuts to a group of kids playing D&D in a suburban basement. From Alien to E.T. in a matter of seconds. The show is a stew made of various influences from the ‘80s. A mysterious creature and a secret government agency, a group of kids having adventures around their rural town, teens experimenting with sex, drugs, and peer pressure. There are pieces of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Hughes strewn throughout Stranger Things, and the result is a show that will feel immediately familiar to people who grew up with that source material. The show is not shallow in its emulation, either. The acting and direction are superb, giving even the most derivative scenes some heft.
Created By: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder
Number of Seasons: 4
5. La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)
Netflix's La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) is full of so many twists and turns that it's nearly guaranteed you'll get hooked after just the first episode. The Spanish-language series is about a group of surprisingly charming thieves in Spain, and season 4 premieres on Netflix on April 3. La Casa de Papel is massively popular, smashing streaming records and drawing an international audience. That means there will be a lot of people looking for follow-up shows after they race through season 4. So, with Money Heist's fandom, we've pieced together a list of six shows that are stacked with storylines similar to La Casa de Papel's. Expect complicated plots and lots of criminal activity.
6. Sex Education
Sex Education is a bawdy comedy about teens grappling with sexuality. Just how bawdy is it, though? The opening scene concludes with a macho bully faking an orgasm, after which his girlfriend angrily demands to know “Where’s the spunk, Adam!?” As in a lot of high school comedies, the teens of Sex Education are having (or trying to have) a lot of sex, but for various reasons, none of them are really enjoying themselves; that’s where Otis (Asa Butterfield) comes in. The son of prominent sex therapist Jean (Gillian Anderson), Otis knows a thing or two about sexual dysfunction (due to some childhood trauma, he has some dysfunctions of his own). When a delinquent named Maeve (Emma Mackey) realizes Otis’s therapy skills could make money, they go into business together, treating the neuroses of their classmates. It should be smooth sailing, but then Otis realizes he has feelings for Maeve. Sex Education gets a lot of mileage out of sex jokes, but what leaves a lasting impression is the show’s recognition that sex can be an emotionally perilous adventure and the effects that can have on people
Created By: Laurie Nunn
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa
Number of Seasons: 3
The job market isn’t great for aspiring actors, so when Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) answers a call for “unconventional women,” she ends up trying out for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, an all-female wrestling league overseen by washed-up director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron). Wilder’s former friend Debbie Gilpin (Betty Gilpin) also tries out, and Sylvia decides to make the two the center of the league’s story: Gilpin the heroic “Liberty Belle,” and Wilder as the villain “Zoya the Destroya.” What follows is a raucous story of misfits chasing their dreams, complete with a melange of ’80s tropes, including cocaine-fueled parties and hokey montages. One scene even busts out Stan Bush’s Dare, which, if you haven’t seen The Transformers: The Movie, is an absolute gem.
Created By: Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch
Cast: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin
Number of Seasons: 4