The Haunting of Hill House
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Mike Flanagan 's The Haunting of Hill House, loosely based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, weaves her horror into a deeply moving story about a broken family. Fractured after growing up in a haunted house, the Fears can't ignore their past and must do what you never want to do: descend back down those dark hallways. The awe-inspiring backdrops will appeal to horror fans, but it's the sad story of the Fears that, yes, will haunt you for days on end. Good news: The second chapter of the anthology, The Haunting of Bly Manor, is out for Halloween.
Germany 's response to Stranger Things deliberately takes its time before enter completely fascinating and original places. A sci-fi noir, Dark folds time travel, plots and distant families into a generation-to-generation story started by the disappearance of a child. of meticulously designed layers is what you are looking for in your storytelling, settle in. The three seasons of Dark's meditative look at time travel and its effects on human nature are waiting to hit you head on.
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While Charlie Brooker 'The Dark Tech Anthology Series can be missed>, at its best, Black Mirror packs its mini-films with an exploration of Futuristic technological ideas through painfully human stories. One of them is San Junipero, who follows two '80s women (banging soundtrack) as they fall for each other in a way that they could not do in their "real" life outside of the seaside town. The technological side is revealed with awesome timing, and in general the series explores the consequences of our wired lives in disturbing and at times uplifting ways.
A show inspired by the true story of the first professional women's wrestling union in the 1980s? Starring Alison Brie? Produced by Jenji Kohan "Dreams Come True . GLOW's purely fun comedy, filled with eccentric female characters, teams up with underdog triumph and soar. Style that delicious body slamming in the ring.
Sumptuous is a mot to describe the production values of The Crown Drama on the British monarchy. Following the life of Queen Elizabeth II, starting in her twenties with a powerful performance by Claire Foy, The Crown captures the grand workings of historical events deep within Buckingham Palace. Characters like Winston Churchill, Princess Margaret, Margaret Thatcher and others are treated with the highest cinematic sophistication. A fifth and season six is about to complete your knowledge of the Queen's reign at the start of the 21st century.
Russian Doll takes its Groundhog Day premise and demolishes it in the most unpredictable way. Natasha Lyonne is the crackling spark at the center of her time-looping mystery, playing Nadia, a game developer who repeatedly dies on her 36th birthday. Amy Poehler's co-created show uses time travel to explore self-reflection on a whole new level, making it a unique rendezvous.
This miniseries, based on a true story of rape, sails cleverly in her disturbing and delicate subject matter using a remarkable performance by Kaitlyn Dever She plays Marie, a teenage girl accused of lying about rape, but of course it's more complicated than that . Toni Collette and Merritt Wever team up as clever sleuths who see what others fail, adding another layer to the delicate and powerfully moving triumph of Incredible.
Master of None
On the surface, a comedy byabout 30 - the old New Yorker who loves his pasta, Master of None casually throws off nuanced and moving episodes about immigrant families and their second-generation children. Then he posts an entire episode on Tinder. Dev's relatable experiences bubble up with creator and star Aziz Ansari 's wit and charm and, personal controversy , the romantic and cultural themes he explores are remarkably mature.
This miniseries is based on a memoir and told primarily in Yiddish with painstaking detail. Almost a thriller, Unorthodox follows 19-year-old Esty Shapiro, who escapes her arranged marriage in an ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn. She ends up in Berlin, exploring a new life outside of the strict beliefs she grew up in, but her community doesn't give up so easily. With a breathtaking performance by Shira Haas, Unorthodox lets you step into an endlessly fascinating world.
I've never done it
Devi is your average high school student who wants nothing more than to be cool andt to have a boyfriend. But it is difficult to remain a chipper after your father dies. Mindy Kaling's coming-of-age story covers familiar territory and yet she stands out from the pack in several ways. Get this: Its narrator is John McEnroe. The Sports Connection is just one layer of this surprising and charming spectacle, depicting an Indian family living in California. You've seen these stories before, but not with these unique characters.
This series is loved by many ( and Netflix loves you for it ), but in case you haven't heard what it is this is, Money Heist is, yes, a heist. The mastermind that does the prep work for Ocean 's Eleven with equally satisfying revelations is The Professor. He's got banks in her sights and we see how her intricate plans come to fruition with her with flashbacks, time jumps, and even an unreliable narrator. It is a captivating television with a distinct Spanish identity - don't let the subtitles put you off.
Dead To Me
If you're looking for a female-led show with a dark sense of humor and a mystery, Dead To Me delivers it all in spades. This underrated series is about the friendship between Linda Cardellini's Judy and Christina Applegate's Jen, total opposites that bond around wine, family, and murder. The twists and turns and revelations keep their momentum going, as you enjoy spending time with these flawed yet brilliant women.
Netflix wisely acquired the rights to Peaky Blinders and five seasons ago, with two more to come, to cross the climbastonishing thesis of Birmingham ganger leader in the 1900s, Thomas Shelby. Get ready for a fascinating performance by Cillian Murphy in this family saga which has a fantastic amount of fun and flair showing Shelby's relationships with other gangs, the police and the occasional lover.
After Life may not be a classic like Ricky Gervais 'The Office and the extras, but it's a show you'll want to settle in. Set in the sleepy fictional town of Tambury, it follows reporter Tony, played by show creator Gervais into imprinted territory.exciting and dramatic. Tony is in mourning after the love of the death of his life from cancer. While the series is steeped in melancholy, there are some magical moments where Tony unleashes priceless brutal teardowns of the eccentric and boring city (for him). But you always know he's on the right track to accepting his grief and building great relationships with the people around him.
Another must-see show, Derry Girls follows Erin and her friends '90s misadventures in Derry, Ireland. Their teenage woes are paired with their parents' antics all over the place.also hilarious, against a backdrop of conflict in Northern Ireland. While you can draw comparisons to The Inbetweeners, Derry Girls taps into its own well of charm, and the historical all-context sets the stage for some surprisingly dark humor.
Three fascinating seasons of The Sinner awaits you to be open, each focusing on a murder committed by an unlikely offender under even stranger circumstances. Season 1 follows Jessica Biel's Cora, who stabs a man to death on a beach in a sudden frenzy, but not sure why. It 's up to Bill Pullman ' s Detective Ambrose fromunravel the shocking events ingrained in his psyche that led to his onset.
This miniseries was dated a few years ago, but in case you missed it, it's definitely worth checking out. In the vein of The Sinner, Alias Grace returns to the past of her young female protagonist to understand why she commits a murder, of which she has no memory. An adaptation of a novel by Margaret Atwood, the series stars a hypnotic Sarah Gadon as Irish immigrant Grace, leading a hectic life as a servant to a family in the region colonial Toronto. Partly based on a true story, this is no simple mystery with simple answers and that is what makes it all the more captivating.
Lovesick is easy and enjoyable viewing with a ripe premise for it. embarrassing humor we can all relate to. Helplessly in love Dylan finds out he has chlamydia and needs to track down past adventures and let them know they might have some too. A flashback tale keeps things interesting, especially when attention turns to the feelings of Dylan and his best friend Evieone for the other. It never enters soapy territory, with an eccentric but adorable supporting cast playing English roommates in a Glasgow setting.
Bodyguard broke records during from its first broadcast in Britain, climbing from cliffhanger to cliffhanger at an unrelenting rate. This might be the definition of Unstoppable Frenzy, not surprising given it comes on mindby Line of Duty 's Jed Mercurio. Game of Thrones 'Richard Madden plays the titular bodyguard, who suffers from PTSD after serving in the war in Afghanistan. On top of that, he's tasked with protecting the Home Secretary (Keeley Hawes), whose policies he despises. Take provocative turns and craft one of the the best 20 minute opening scenes ever , Bodyguard is an expert in voltage balancing.
It wouldn't be a better list without Stranger Things. If, somehow, you missed the Duffer Brothers horror on the '80s horror and Steven Spielberg, things are about to get tubular. We follow El, an almost dumb girl who has been the subject of science experiments. She develops telekinetic powers, which she uses to fend off the monsters that invade a spooky alternate dimension. Indiana world, Hawkins, is nicely detailed for anyone who needs a nostalgic '80s hit and misfit characters, played by a young cast stellar, are part of everything that makes this spectacle a tour de force.
House of Cards
While Kevin Spacey's sexual harassment allegations ended up spoiling this dark side of politics, breaking the fourth wall, it's still worth watching if you're into gaming. power and the occasional stabbing.Initially, after Spacey's Frank Underwood, the sixth and final season of House of Cards pivots to follow his wife Claire (Robin Wright) as she gains more and more power in the Oval Office.
Featured comme the next Breaking Bad, Ozark only gets better as you watch the Byrde family spiral out of control. Beginning with a bang, Ozark sees financial adviser Marty's (Jason Bateman) money laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel go wrong. His solution? Move his family to the Lake of the Ozarks, where he will set up a larger bleaching operation. Drawing on all of this potential, Ozark designs a clever, but above all, disturbing story with a stunning, remarkable turn from Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde. Good news: Ozark was just renewed for a fourth and final season .
Full Disclosure: Netflix has sadly canceled Travelers after its third season, but this tightly-plotted sci-fi Canada manages to end with an ambitious bang. We start with Marcy, a disabled woman who was beaten after helping a friend escape thugs. She dies - then comes back to life. This strong-character sci-fi reveals its secrets in an intelligent way, following the agents of the future responsible for preventing the collapse of society, but also navigating the delicate territory of living a double life.
Love is a creation by Judd Apatow that makes the most of talented Gillian Jacobs (Britta in Community) and Paul Rust. They play Mickey and Gus, a couple, respectively. attracting opposites, who go to messy, frustrating and endearing places, which makes for an honest look at a relationship that is built over time. Iris Apatow is a star as tutors of the hapless child actress Gus who gets by with pretty much everything.
Orange I is the new black
One of the very first Netflix originals broke new ground in several ways. The seven seasons, originally taken from a memoir about a real women's prison,
When They See Us
Ava DuVernay 's When They See Us comes under the difficult but essential banner viewing. It describes the real events of the Central Park jogger case in 1989, involving five suspected men of color who were falsely accused of rape and assault. Not only by drawing attention to the humanity of boys, When They See Us demands outrage at the injustice of systemic racism.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tina Fey's post-30 Rock sitcom is as weird and wonderful as it gets. Kimmy Schmidt is a 29-year-old who finally emerges after 15 years in a cult bunker apocalyptick. Naive but relentlessly enthusiastic, she does her best to adjust to life in New York City, taking on odd jobs, finding love and befriending equally strange people. The show is peppered with an awesome second joke. Her rewatch value is through the roof and Ellie Kemper guarantees that Kimmy is a heroine to seek out.
The show that paved the way for Marvel's Netflix TV series came to an end after its third season, a victim in the severed ties between the streamer and the juggernaut superhero. This naturally scandalized fans, beingsince its quality was not slowing down. Not just any superhero show, Daredevil goes to dark and surprisingly existential places, dealing with Matt Murdock's faith as he leads a double life as a blind lawyer and Daredevil vigilante. . Becoming famous for his one-take melee combat sequences, with a villain as good as his hero - Vincent D 'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin - Daredevil shone while he lasted.
While the last two seasons have dropped the ball a bit in terms of complex themes, season 1 of Jessica Jones is a force to be reckoned with. Somehow managing to be a black superhero sleuth, the series mixes topics such as rape, assault, and PTSD in its many facets. Krysten Ritter was the perfect choice to take on the dry, sarcastic and rough hero who could also be an occasional asshole. With a mind-controlling villain like David Tennant's Kilgrave who can literally tell people to kill themselves, the wall our hero must climb to save the day is absolutely stunning.
Chef's table is for gourmets who wantIt's not only culinary porn but also the feeling of seeing what great chefs have overcome to get this food on the plate. From the documentary maker who served the famous Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chef 's Table tells the story of a different professional chef in each episode, from restaurants in the most remote corners of the world (Lima, Peru, anybody?). All to the tune of original symphonic music, this series is a moving, cinematic opera fueled by the power of food, culture and inspiring stories.
The restartThe 2003 makeover show is much more than a reality TV series. As the Queer Eye Team travels across the United States and occasionally to other parts of the world, entering the homes of those who have been put forward by their friends and family, they use their charm. and their sheer will to help push their new friends to transformative change in their lives. you look, you could learn cooking, fashion and decorating skills on your own, all on the way to confidence and happiness.
Carey Mulligan playing a detective inspector is un stroke of genius, investigating the murder of a pizza delivery boy in a suburb of London. The crafty and, uh, Mulligan's ex-Olympic pole vaulter, Kip Gillespie, delves deeper into the mystery which, of course, is not what it seems. The Safeguards push its procedural boundaries back into murky moral territory, shrouded in a warm blanket of political and social commentary.
Drug leader Pablo Escobar is the subject of this, yes, addicting series that is going through his ascent to become the infamous cocaine distributor and milliardary. A realistic tale that blends into archival footage, Narcos manages to present a likeable side to Escobar without detracting from the gravity of his material. Additionally, the DEA's hunt to bring down Escobar increases the suspense. After you've completed all three series, head to Narcos: Mexico, a companion series that focuses on illicit drug trafficking in Mexico.
The last dance
Even if you're not in sports or documentaries, The Last Dance plays out as the most thrilling drama, detailing the rise of the Chicago Bulls to greatness, with rare footage oftheir magnetic and intense leader Michael Jordan. A fascinating take on the world of basketball, The Last Dance is as disturbing and thrilling as a game on the court.
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The first season of this YA show has stayed true to its source material, a Jay Asher novel that revolves around a teenage girl committing suicide. Hannah Baker leaves behind a box of tapes, which her thoughtful friend Clay Jensen listens to to find out why she chose to kill herself. It's about deep stuff , handled in a conflicting manner ( Netflix
When it comes to cartoons that lower your Guard before giving you any thoughts on mental health, BoJack Horseman takes the cake. Together in an LA filled with anthropomorphic animals, he follows a failed former sitcom star who tries to reunite with his former fame by posting an autobiography. While at first it may take a while for you to digest this unconventional cocktail, BoJack Horseman soon amazes you with his truths about battling depression and addiction on the road to recovery. life.
Dear White People
This provocatively titled show offers an opportune time to watch modern race relations through The eyes of a different character in each episode. After several black students at Winchester, an Ivy League institution, Dear White People manages to mix their social commentary with a sharp sense of humor. The fourth and final season should arrive this year, crowning this powerful reveal.
The Kominsky Method
A comedy featuring starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin? Yes, it 's as good as thatin the air. Douglas plays Sandy Kominsky, a former Hollywood actor who is now an interim coach, going through all that comes with growing old. Arkin plays his boyfriend and agent Norman Newlander. The two lead roles, along with the supporting characters played by Emily Osment, are what elevates this show into poignant and warm territory.
This miniseries fits firmly into the Western genre, with a female-led cast touting Merritt Weaver and Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey. With its views of 1880s New Mexico swirling aroundTurning to him, Godless recounts the violence in a tale that sees an outlaw fleeing his boss seeking refuge with an outcast widower. Oh, Jeff Daniels is here too, if the show wasn't glamorous enough.
If you were a fan of Howard Overman Misfits is incredibly disturbing, Crazyhead might be the place you want to head to. The Overman follow-up show, which first aired in the UK in 2016, is a comedy-horror starring Cara Theobold (the voice of Tracer in Overwatch) and Susan Wokoma as unlikely friends who bondto be able to see demons walking around. in normal society. Their The Brilliant Double Act is at the heart of this disturbing and disturbing series, featuring exorcisms, accidental murders of roommates and demon fathers. yeah, you gotta watch this for yourself.
Joe Swanberg brings his laid-back, endlessly watchable brand of improvised storytelling to multiple tales exploring the many variations of love. One of them involves a married couple testing the waters of an open relationship. There are a host of different characters and relationships to go through in the game.Easy's episodic anthology set in Chicago, with surprisingly realistic and meaningful resolutions.
Even if you've gleaned a lot from the details of Tiger King's madness since the moment he invaded the internet, you still have a good chance of getting sucked into the series documentary set in seemingly amazing places. There really is nothing quite like watching the rise and fall of Joe Exotic as he builds his private tiger zoo in Oklahoma. get even more bizarre when his bitter feud with Carole Baskin, a cat rescuer in Floride, leads to harassment, threats and unsolved murder mysteries. You really have to watch it to believe it.
Another documentary series that has captivated more than just sports fans, Cheer delves into the lives of highly competitive young athletes at Navarro College in Texas . Beginning in 2000, trainer Monica Aldama built the cheerleading program from the ground up to become the best in the country.The anxiety they face increases over the six episodes as they approach their great competition, but still, deep down, the series is extremely uplifting.
Actress Mae Martin feels well really tries to do what it says on the tin. It follows the repressed George (Charlotte Ritchie) as she falls in love with Mae de Martin after seeing her stand-up show. Their story London-based romance sees George struggling with his middle-class friends and family, while Canadian Mae has a drug problem that makes their romance even more difficult. A story told with confidence his sense of purpose. humor nailed from the start, Feel Good exudes sweetness and grace.