Top TV Shows & Documentaries to watch on Netflix
Netflix has a treasure of great TV shows that can keep you occupied for days and even weeks. Are you looking for a new show? Or don’t know what to see on your preferred device? Let’s find out which are the best series and documentaries you can watch on this platform.
Stranger Things (originally titled Montauk) is a dramatic mystery television series that is set in a town in the state of Indiana. The story tells of the sudden disappearance of a child in this city during the 1980s, a fact that uncovers the strange events that take place in the area, the product of a series of experiments carried out by the government.
In addition, disturbing supernatural forces and a very disturbing girl appear in the city. Series is a bit similar to the movie “Silent Hill” as far as the atmosphere of the parallel world, the kind of “ash” in the air, dark and with a creature prowling around the area.
It is a mixture of different mythical movies and the fans of each of them will find it fascinating. It’s ET, it’s Footloose, it’s The Midnight Club and The Club of Five, it's David Bowie promising us to be Heroes, it's Michael J Fox, and Tom Cruise, and it’s Alf and all series and the films of my childhood.
Black Mirror is a critical series about the influence and danger of new technologies, each episode having a cast and a different scenario, but the problem remains the same. Black Mirror ironically imagines what could evolve our society in a few decades, years, or months. Thus, each episode develops an ingenious, rhythmic intrigue, but above all very critical.
All Black Mirror episodes tell a different story (it’s an anthology) but they have one common denominator: “technology is the trigger for everything”. This does not mean that we are facing more criticism of current technology, but rather how it is used. Actually, in my opinion, the series is more a social criticism. A critique of how technology has transformed us and how far we could go.
House of Cards
House of Cards is an original Netflix drama series that follows the Democratic Party politician Francis Underwood in his attempts to reach a high position in the political sphere of Washington. Underwood is the coordinator of the House of Representatives majority in Congress and the personification of American ambition and idiosyncrasy. As a political expert, charismatic man and unscrupulous strategist, Francis and his equally ambitious wife Claire (Robin Wright) will not hesitate to manipulate and lie to climb posts and accomplish their goals.
House of Cards is a masterpiece from start to finish, without a doubt the best series of the year with an impactful end. I recommend it to everyone.
Created by Peter Morgan for Netflix, The Crown is set in two of the most famous addresses in the world: Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street, the center of the Government of United Kingdom. This new fiction is inspired by the acclaimed play “The Audience” and tells the beginnings of the reign of Elizabeth II, as well as the intrigues, romances and conspiracies that were behind the great events that took place during the second half of the 20th century.
The Crown is one of the best TV Shows. Whether it be for its monumental manufacture, its ambitious history or for touching such delicate themes of a monarchy and especially that of a woman who became a queen from an early age and who is currently the oldest head of state in the world: Queen Elizabeth II.
Rick & Morty
Inspired by Doc and Marty Mcfly of Back to the Future (1985), the animated series raises the curious relationship of Rick, Morty’s wildly uncontrolled scientist. Rick uses his grandson as a traveling companion to parallel worlds and alien planets. Rick & Morty recounts the adventures of a mad scientist.
I was really amazed by the experimental sense of the series that has its similarities with “Adventure Time” and “Steve Universe”. If you haven’t seen the series yet, I hope to convince you to at least see a couple of chapters, which will be 40 minutes of your life, in which I assure you that you will not be bored.
The story revolves around Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day and superhero by night. In spite of being blind, he has an incredibly developed hearing, smell, strength, and agility. Without rest, Matt Murdoch will tour the streets of Hell’s Kitchen in New York, hunting for all kinds of criminals who cannot be punished in a court.
In Daredevil justice is blind ... literally. And whether or not you are a follower of the Marvel Universe, it is a fascinating production full of action that you should not miss.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
The documentary focuses on the preparation of sushi, from its purchase in the market until served in the restaurant of Jiro Ono, where there is only room for ten diners. The documentary will introduce us to the characters that surround this restaurant, from employees to customers, to fish vendors.
If you like Sushi and Japanese culture, this documentary can be very interesting. But the documentary is not only about food, it takes us a little further into the culture and way of thinking of the Japanese, whose philosophy of life can be the least strange. In short, an interesting documentary for any lover of Sushi or Japan.
Making a Murderer
Making a Murderer is an original Netflix documentary series that tells the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man arrested and locked up on charges of sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beernsten, despite having a large number of defenses. After spending 18 years in prison, Avery was exonerated by a DNA test, which linked the crime to another man, guilty of a list of crimes in Manitowoc County.
Making a Murderer is a realistic thriller filmed over 10 years that recounts and illustrates the sheriff’s department proceedings that led to both Avery’s arrests. Highly recommended!
The Internet’s Own Boy
The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary that explains how the life of Aaron Swartz, (the internet genius) ended up committing suicide. The central themes are piracy and Internet freedom. After being the owner of the Reddit social network and running the Open Library creative department, Aaron wanted to put that aside and turn to the freedom of information on the internet. Later he was accused of illegally downloading documents, facing a huge fine and imprisonment. One day, at only 26, Aaron found dead in his Brooklyn apartment.
Netflix has become one of the largest and most important digital platforms in the world. This streaming platform has been dedicated to present the original series of excellent quality, which has given much to talk about this year. Discover all these TV Shows and Documentaries on Netflix.