New to Netflix? Here’s your guide to the best shows on the platform (in no particular order)!
This one of a kind thriller is a masterpiece by Showtime that follows the escapades of a serial killer with a conscience. Yes, you read it right! Credit goes to Michael C Hall who completely owns the character and portrays the psychological implications of such a man like a boss. The supporting cast is not any less talented and the tight plot keeps you asking for more!
Another gem by Showtime creators, this Dramedy takes you on a roller coaster ride that is the life of Hank Moody. Played with ease and natural charm by David Duchovny, the protagonist is trying to overcome writer’s block and mending a deteriorating relationship with his long-time girlfriend, all the while having an insatiable appetite for all the beautiful women that come along his way!
Having been rated one of the best shows ever, this 5-season crime drama by AMC is the journey of Walter White, from being a small time Chemistry teacher to a fearsome drug lord and the events that led to this path. Bryan Cranston is one of the finest actors ever to have graced the small screen. In a brilliant performance, he takes us every step of the way to his descent into the crime world. An equally good performance by Aaron Paul adds to the greatness of this show.
This USA Network series is the slickest ever legal drama on television. The centre of the Suits universe is a special bond between the hotshot Harvard pass out Wallstreet Attorney, Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht) and his genius Associate, Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams). Having got knocked into a different life due to some wrong choices, Mike Ross is given an opportunity to redeem his life by Harvey Specter by taking him in as his associate in his Wall Street Law Firm. The duo forms a kickass pair as they steer the firm clear of all the day to day challenges of the legal world.
Having premiered in 2012, this psychological sci-fi thriller is both shocking and entertaining in equal doses. By shedding a light on all the horrifying possibilities arising out of the modern world’s dependence on technology, the show makes a compelling case of tech gone wrong. Watch it and you would come to know the downside and quite realistic pitfalls of our technological advancement.
ManHunt is based on the life of domestic American terrorist, John Kaczynski (the Unabomber), who terrorized the country by sending mail bombs resulting in casualties and severe injuries. Eluding the authorities for 17 years, the Unabomber led to one of the longest manhunts in the history of FBI. Manhunt is a sharply written narrative of the painfully long search and conviction of this homegrown terrorist.
Orange is the New Black:
This Netflix Original dramedy is the story of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) who gets a 15-month prison sentence for a 10-year-old crime. What follows is the life-changing experience of living in a prison. The show has the most fleshed out characters you will ever come across. Every inmate has a story to tell, highlighting the grim realities of life both inside and outside the prison.
Another Netflix Original, crime thriller Sacred Games is an optimal blend of suspense and mystery, backed by a dense plot and superb acting performances. The story line follows the intertwining lives of an honest cop and a mafia man leading to the uncovering of a sinister plot involving a catastrophic event. With the first season ending with a cliff-hanger, Sacred Games will leave you wanting for more.
Diving headfirst into the world of criminal psychology and criminal profiling, Mindhunter takes an uninhibited look into the minds of serial killers. In trying to understand their motivations and psyche, the FBI agents, Ford and Tench take us on a dread-inducing and insightful quest to puzzle out criminal behavior.
This sci-fi horror series became an instant hit with the viewers, owing to its intelligent plot, crafty direction, and frightening twists. The show hooks you in right from the beginning, making it difficult not to binge watch it. The story revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a young boy in Indiana, US. What unfolds next is the fascinating and scary discovery of the presence of an extra-terrestrial force at play.
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