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Top Netflix Picks

Winter is now upon us, which means getting into bed and watching Netflix is almost a definite. If you are wondering what to watch next on Netflix, look no further: here are my current top picks:

The Good Place

If you are looking for a laugh, the Good Place is a great option. The series is about a woman, Eleanor Shellshop, who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced to the “The Good Place”: a highly selective heaven-like utopia he designed to  reward those who have lived a righteous life. However, Eleanor soon discovers she was sent to The Good Place by mistake and attempts to hide her immoral past and imperfect personality. She has tries to become a better, more ethical person in order to fit in. The unexpected and clever twist at the end of the first season is one of the many reasons you should watch the show.

Riverdale

Riverdale is based on the lives of a group of teenagers in a small town named Riverdale in the US. The first series focuses on the murder mystery of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins and keeps you guessing all the way through. If you are hungry for drama and mystery, now is the perfect time to start binge-watching Riverdale, with season three is currently being released on Netflix.

Prison Break

Prison Break is for those who love thriller and crime shows. The series is about a man called Lincoln Burrows, who is sentenced to death for a crime he hasn’t committed, and his brother’s attempt to help his brother escape prison and clear his name. All five seasons are on Netflix and a season six is also on the cards.

How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder features Emmy awarding actress Viola Davis, who stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a Philadelphia University. The plot revolves around Annalise and five of her students becoming entwined in a murder and trying to cover it up. The back and forth timeline and cliff -hanger at the end of every episode is what makes the show really unique and addictive.

Narcos

Narcos is a Netflix original series, featuring Pedro Pascal from Game of Thrones. It is about the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the true stories of successful drug dealers in the 1980s, including the story of the notorious Pablo Escobar. Narcos revolves around a fast-paced cat and mouse game with the DEA trying to capture the drug cartel. What makes the show attractive is that it is a crazy real-life story.

Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a unique and much talked about series which has standalone episodes set in an alternative present or near future, examining modern society and the consequences of new technologies. Many of the episodes offer a dark and satirical view of what technology could do to the world, whilst others are more experimental and light hearted.

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Brooklyn Nine Nine is another series if you want to have a laugh. It is about an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn, who comes into conflict with his new serious and stern commanding officer Captain Raymond Holt. The show was recently cancelled by Fox but picked up by NBC for another season after fans’ disappointment.

RuPaul’s Drag Race

RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality competition series which documents RuPaul’s search for America’s next drag superstar. RuPaul acts as the host, mentor and head judge for the series as contestants are given different challenges. One  is eliminated each week, until only the drag superstar is left standing. If you are looking for an absurd, crazy and random show to laugh at there are 10 seasons on Netflix to enjoy.

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