If you’re new to Netflix or are wondering what the next thing to binge-watch, you might want to read up until the end of this piece because we will be giving you some ideas of the best television shows you can watch while waiting for the Holidays to arrive. And if you have already watched some of these, well, maybe watch it again? Or watch a film or another show your favorite actor in that show is on. The choices are endless so we’ve listed down some of the best shows to watch on Netflix right now.
The Umbrella Academy
The story revolves around a cobbled family of superheroes and their dysfunctional life. The adopted siblings reunite to try and find out what really happened to their father and how he died. That along with apocalyptic levels of problems.
When this show first came out, it brought out a lot of nostalgia especially for the older population of the audience. According to older people that I’ve talked to the show actually captures the color and mystique of that time. Coupled with the sci-fi and fantasy aspect of the show and sprinkling it with amazing performances from a well-balanced cast, there is no question why the show has become a huge hit for Netflix.
This award-winning epic crime-drama based on 1920s England about a mob family after the first World War as they attempt to expand their criminal empire while keeping a stranglehold on Birmingham.
The End of the F***ing World
The show follows two teenagers, one a rebellious teenage girl and a boy who thinks that he’s a psychopath and their story as they run away together attempting to leave behind a rough life.
A heartfelt slice-of-life drama about a special needs teen boy who has autism and his family and how they go about their lives.
Probably one of the best, if not the best (and the longest) television shows in the world. Doctor Who follows The Doctor, a time-traveling alien who goes on exciting, fun, and sometimes heart-breaking adventures with his human companions.
A slow-paced serial killer suspense drama that follows two FBI agents, the calm and collected Holden Ford, and the rough and temperamental Bill Tench as they travel across the United States talking to America’s most prolific killers.
The show that brought Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman into fame. This is a phenomenal modern-day take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic masterpiece. In this incarnation, Sherlock is a highly-functioning sociopath who aids Scotland Yard with John Watson, a military doctor who serves not only as Sherlock’s moral compass but as his closest friend. Oh and if you haven’t watched this yet? Close this article now and watch it. Andrew Scott is also obscenely phenomenal as James Moriarty, giving one of the most exquisite performances for a television villain ever.
13 Reasons Why
This show has garnered some mixed reactions and reviews since it has been tackling very sensitive topics like mental health and suicide. Whatever others have said may it be positive or negative towards this show, if you haven’t watched it yet, please do so. The writing, direction, and acting are all amazing. If you put aside your opinions on mental health and anything linking to this issue that plagues millions of people across the globe, you’ll find the beauty of this show. Now, whether your take on it changes depends on how you perceive it without any previous bias for or against it.
Alain Ang is an editor for Best in Au. He enjoys writing about entertainment, movies, and lifestyle. On off days he spends his time with his rescue dogs, Sansa and Heart, digging holes in Minecraft, and developing his novel.