If you’re looking for a new TV show to start watching on Netflix, look no further than today’s list. I’ve left off some of the shows that everyone has probably already been recommended. Such as Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black and Stranger Things. But hopefully there should be something for everyone, with true crime, reality TV, drama and a teen comedy.
So here are my top 5 picks for what to binge watch on Netflix next:
Selling Sunset is such an easy show to binge watch. It focuses on real estate agents in Hollywood who are selling multi-million-dollar homes and mansions. Plus, we follow what’s going on in their personal lives. When I saw that the realtors (American estate agents) were raking in over $100,000 in commission on one home sale, it had me seriously questioning my career choices.
One of the homes that they’re attempting to sell throughout the first two seasons is listed at $40 million. Meaning whoever sells it will get over $1.4 million in commission! It’s made by the same team behind The Hills, which I love as you get all the drama. But you can also imagine yourself in one of the incredible LA homes. There are currently three seasons on Netflix for you to make your way through.
When They See Us
I’m honestly not sure when a TV show last stayed with me or affected me quite like this one. If you are looking to educate yourself more on Black Lives Matter or the plight of black people in the US, I urge you to watch this immediately. Comprising of four episodes, When They See Us is based on the Central Park Five case of the late 1980’s/early 90’s. If you haven’t heard of it before, five young boys were charged with the assault and rape of a jogger in New York’s Central Park. Mainly due to false confessions and racial profiling.
I knew that it would be a tough watch, but I didn’t expect it to be quite as devastating and heartbreaking. Having watched series’ like The Confession Tapes, I had an idea how the coerced confessions would take place. To then see every single technique employed to pit these boys against each other is gut wrenching, as is everything that follows.
Never Have I Ever
Let me just start by saying, you simply HAVE to watch this! Created by Mindy Kaling, this is one of the best coming of age shows that I have seen. Devi is a first-generation Indian American teenage girl going into her sophomore year of high school who just wants to be cool. Think you’ve heard this story before? Did it have John McEnroe (and Andy Samberg for one episode) narrating it? A teenage girl who’s an overachiever, who often lets her temper get the best of her whilst she struggles to cope with the death of her father? With a diverse cast?
Just put on the first episode and see how easy it is to binge watch the whole season in one day. Think Booksmart, but even more endearing and emotional. I also challenge you not to shed a tear at the season finale. Plus, I want to know if you’re team Paxton or team Ben. It really is one of the best TV shows to arrive on Netflix in a long time.
Next In Fashion
As someone who used to love Project Runway, Next In Fashion will definitely fill the hole left by it in the TV schedules. It’s such a fresh new take on the fashion design competition. Tan France and Alexa Chung host, with the designers competing for $250,000 and a chance to retail with Net-A-Porter.
It’s a fun, easy show to watch and the challenges weren’t wacky, like Project Runway’s mostly were. Instead, they focus on items and trends that real men and women would want to wear and the runway at the end of each show is truly a work of art. There’s also a mixture of team and individual challenges and I would definitely urge you to press play.
Let me just start by saying, if you have not yet seen Unsolved Mysteries, I cannot recommend it enough. If you love a good true crime doc or a mysterious case, you will find yourself binge watching these so quickly just like I did. Each episode is dedicated to a different case and the clue is quite literally in the title; It’s still a shock when they end unsolved. Some of the cases are wild (does anyone have any idea what happened to Rey Rivera?), whereas others seem more cut and dry.
All I will say is, don’t watch it before you go to bed because even though it happened halfway across the world, the Rey Rivera case in particular gave me such a sleepless night. The first six episodes of season one are available now on Netflix and I’ve heard that the following six will be premiering later in 2020.
So those are just some of the best TV shows on Netflix to binge watch now. Have you seen any of them? If so, what did you think? And what else have you been binge watching recently?