Deciding what to watch on Netflix can sometimes take longer than watching an entire episode of your favourite show. Get to the good stuff and save your precious time with these trusty recommendations.
The Good Place
The afterlife always makes for an intriguing premise, and The Good Place doesn’t disappoint. Thirty-something self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, finds herself mistakenly in ‘The Good Place’ – a highly selective, heaven-like world. Eleanor tries to hide her moral misgivings and is determined to become a better person, but it’s way more difficult than she anticipated. Thankfully she has Tahani Al-Jamil played by Jameela Jamil and Michael (Ted Danson) to help her on her way.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
Every Sunday comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj brings an incisive and nuanced perspective to global news, politics and culture in his unique comedy series Patriot Act. He’s addressed some of the most controversial topics this year, from censorship in Saudi Arabia and China to how hip-hop is sparking political movements around the world.
Hailed for its fresh and funny approach to depicting teenage sexuality, Sex Education may very well be the feel-good show of the year. What’s not to love about Gillian Anderson playing a sex therapist in a quaint English village? To make things even better, her teenage son, Otis (Asa Butterfield), is convinced by a friend that he should channel his mum, and set up a sex therapy clinic at school. Cue the cringe-worthy laugh-out-loud scenes that will lift the spirits while transporting you back to your awkward adolescence.
Based on the riveting Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name, Dirty John is a provocative and harrowing eight-part true crime thriller following the story of Debra Newell (Connie Britton), a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan (Eric Bana) online and he seems like a dream come true – he’s handsome, available and just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. What could possibly go wrong?
Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
In the opinion of countless women, the handsome and charismatic Ted Bundy did not look like a man who could be one of America’s worst serial killers. Even after being jailed for multiple, gruesome murders, so many were still enamored with him, sending him hundreds of letters of support. Conversations With A Killer weaves present-day interviews, archival footage and the audio recordings Bundy made on death row to form a portrait of a very disturbed man. But it’s the psychology of those who want to believe his innocence in the face of cold hard facts that drives this chilling story.
F1: Drive To Survive
Danger, adrenaline, excitement. The ecosystem of Formula 1 racing is a world unto its own – where the heightened risk of dying is the very thing that supercharges the experience on and off the track. F1: Drive To Survive examines the lives of the drivers, teams and their families and is surprisingly gripping whether or not you’re a fan of the sport.
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Imagine a bunch of people paying a lot of money for an event touted to be the ultimate luxury music festival experience. Cue the “influencers” and celebs for the ultimate Instagrammable moments. Now put all these people on an island in the Bahamas in a tropical storm, add in some serious mismanagement and watch how it all goes terribly wrong. FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is the unbelievable true story about what happens when greed overrules sense.
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