Now that everybody is forced to stay home due to the coronavirus, you will be bored very easily. You probably cleaned your house several times and the fridge is filled with food. But what to do next? We created a top 10 best Netflix series in US and UK to stay entertained for a while. Find out what the best series are of the moment!
10. Altered Carbon
Altered carbon is based on Richard K Morgan’s novel, the series imagines a world where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness “re-sleeved” into new bodies. The story follows specially trained “Envoy” soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is hired by one of the world’s one per cent to solve his own murder. Kovacs is downloaded from an off-world prison and into a combat ready sleeve at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.
09. Tiger king
This seven-part true crime series made by Eric Goode explores a feud between a zoo owner from Oklahoma called Joe Exotic, and animal rights activist Carole Baskin. Joe Exotic is a gun-toting, mullet-wearing, country-singing zoo owner and the animal rights activist Carole has some secrets of her own. While Goode was filming the documentary, he spent five years in and around the big cat community in the United States, where there are more tigers in captivity than exist in the wild. The series is about animal cruelty in the big cat industry in America but also about the sex cult around the tigers. Tiger King is one of the most discussed Netflix series of this moment.
The series You follows the serial-killer and stalker Joe Goldberg as he manipulates and even kills his way into the hearts of the women he obsesses over and professes to love. He is going to extreme, murderous lengths to engineer fairytale romances with the women. It is a thriller packed with cliffhangers. ‘You’ is a very exciting Netflix series The most intriguing thing about You is the fact that its narrated by the killer’s stream of consciousness.
07. When They See Us
Created by Ava DuVernay for Netflix, this hard-hitting drama follows the story of five teens – the Central Park Five, four African American men and one Hispanic – from Harlem, who were wrongly convicted of attacking and raping a white woman in New York in 1989. It’s a gut-wrenching story that shines a light on systemic racism in the US. Filmmaker Ana DuVernay tells a true story of racial profiling, injustice and media misinformation over a 25-year timespan, from arrest to vindication.
06. Bojack Horseman
Bojack horseman is back as a comedy series made by Will Arnett, it should be the next thing you watch if you are into anthropomorphic comedy about a once great TV star who has fallen on hard times. The series is also a pretty accurate portrayal of depression. For those who are worried it may be too dark for them, fear not – there’s loads of slapstick humour, word play, and stunning animation to keep everything balanced.
05. The Crown
The Crown gives a sumptuous look at one of the world’s most famous families: the Royal family. Charting the early years of the relationship between the Queen (Claire Foy) and Prince Philip (former Doctor Who Matt Smith), the show was written by Peter Morgan and, at £100 million for its first two seasons, is one of the most expensive TV series ever made. Season 3 recast the Queen as Olivia Colman and Prince Philip as Tobias Menzies.
04. The Good Place
After suffering an improbable and humiliating death, Eleanor finds herself in ‘The Good Place’, a perfect neighbourhood inhabited by the world’s worthiest people. But there seems to have been some administrative error, as Eleanor is not a good person by any measure. Desperate to not be sent to ‘The Bad Place’, she tries to correct her behaviour in the afterlife, with the help of the teachings of her assigned soulmate, philosophy professor Chidi. There’s a sprinkling of ethical teaching in every episode, which the stories themselves extend into something more easily understood and enjoyed by the average viewer.</p
03. Black Mirror
Black Mirror is a TV-series with each episode taking on a different dystopian idea, mostly framed around modern technology going very wrong. The series unveils how modern technologies can backfire and be used against their makers. While the quality of episodes tends to vary based on how good the idea is, every season has at least one all-time classic. Check out Bandersnatch, too, an interactive episode where you can choose the ending containing over two hours of footage.
02. Pandemic: How To Prevent An Outbreak
We’re not going to delve into the curious timing of this documentary series landing on Netflix just as coronavirus started to rear its ugly head, but if you’re interested in seeing how the world has dealt with past pandemics, then this is the series for you. It makes for ironic watching now, with various experts telling the camera that we’re due for another pandemic and what they’re doing to prepare for it. Yet in an odd way, it’s also reassuring and inspiring to meet the people who have been working tirelessly to protect the world from illness for years.
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