Netflix is the best for those summer nights when you just want to stay in. But what do you watch?
Netflix is home to a lot of TV and Original series. No matter what your interests are – sociopolitical issues, royal life, mystery, drama, comedy, etc. – there’s a series you’ll love.
Here’s a list of series to binge-watch this week. Grab some friends, watch some trailers, and find a new show to obsess over!
1. Master of None
This show stars Dev (played by the comedian Aziz Ansari ), as a 30-year old actor who is navigating his way through finding his identity, both as a professional and in his personal life. We get to know Dev through his interactions with his friends, parents, and dates. The show tackles issues with dating, interpersonal relationships in general, microaggressions, tradition, and culture. Two seasons are currently up on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.
2. Dear White People
This series is an outgrowth of the same-named original film directed by Justin Simien. The show satirizes “post-racial” America from the viewpoint of students of color at a predominantly white Ivy League college. Each episode explores a character’s personal story, in correlation with the bigger plot.
3% is in Brazilian Portuguese, but with a plot like this, subtitles are worth it. This series is a dystopian thriller complete with corruption, willpower, and betrayal – all exhibited as these young adults compete in a competition that will shape the rest of their lives. At a certain age, each person in this society has one shot (and one shot only) to make it to the Offshore, which is essentially paradise. Everyone who doesn’t make it goes back to the shanty, impoverished Inland.
4. The Get Down
The Get Down is really unique. It’s set in the late 1970s in the South Bronx. This music-centered drama portrays the evolution of hip hop and disco genres at the time, through the lives of the characters. We follow the progression of The Get Down Brothers – the hip hop group created by our main characters. The show also follows the romance between characters Ezekiel and Mylene, as well as Mylene’s desire to sing herself.
If you’re into shows about royalty, Reign is most likely the series for you. The show’s focus is Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland, who is sent to France to marry the king’s son, Prince Francis, as part of a political alliance. The arrangement is complicated by Mary’s feelings for Francis’ illegitimate half-brother, threats to Mary’s life and rule, as well as a prophecy that could mean the end of someone’s life.
6. Chewing Gum
This series follows Tracey, a religious, Beyoncé-obsessed 24-year old Brit that’s navigating young adult life. Like most 24-year-olds, she sets goals for herself. Her first goal: to have sex. This series is really funny and provocative. Watch this video on what to expect from season 1 to see if you’re into it.