The weekend is around the corner and there’s never been a better time to binge on new TV shows currently available to stream on Netflix. From crime series like Ozark to superhero movies like the Umbrella Academy, there are plenty of shows to select from.
However, if you are having problems finding a TV show that fits your mood, or one that you and your friends can agree on, I have curated a ranked list of new TV shows you can consider.
The list covers a myriad of genres, and countries of origins but the one thing they have in common is that they are all interesting to watch.
If you ever imagined a series that combined the seamless intrigue of the Inside Man and clever puzzles of Sherlock Holmes it’s going to be Lupin. The film is based on the retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin, the world-famous gentleman thief and master of disguise.
Sy’s gentleman elegance and charisma in the latest Lupin adventures is an addictive aphrodisiac. In the movie, Assane (Sy) seeks to settle a score after years a tragic injustice.
Revenge or Justice; The series follows Assane quest to discover the truth behind his father’s death and his determination to punish a man dubbed above the law using the ingenious skills of Arsène Lupin.
Love, drama and the marriage quest, Netflix original series, Bridgerton is more high stakes than you can imagine. If you are searching for romance and drama, there is no better setting than London’s high society.
Based on the series of novels by Julia Quinn, the drama-romance takes place in the competitive world of Regency London’s high society where young girls are presented and tasked with finding a suitor.
In the series, Daphne debuts on London’s Marriage market and Simon the eligible Duke of Hastings returns to town. The stakes are raised when high society goes agog after a mysterious woman named “Lady Whistledown” starts writing a new gossip column about the goings-on of the day, complete with gossip and preferences for specific pairings. The resulting dramatic twists and intense love spiral is for you to enjoy.
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3) Tiny Pretty Things
The Netflix original series, Tiny Pretty Things isn’t for everyone. The series follows the mysterious death of a star student at a ballet school and the life of her replacement, Neveah, in a world of lies, betrayal and cutthroat competition.
The story is based on the novel of the same name by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton and created by Michael MacLennan. In the series, Neveah arrives at Chicago’s famed Archer School to find cruel new rivals – and the disturbing truth behind her surprise acceptance.
Filled with intense drama, love and betrayal, Tiny Pretty Things draws you in with a quest to find a pretty killer. If you’re interested you can check it out on Netflix.
4) My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is the perfect superhero series for anime lovers. In the Series, middle Schooler, Izuku Midoriya has no quirk of his own, but that doesn’t stop him from dreaming of becoming a Hero.
The series is based on a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. Midoriya’s story changes after he inherits the worlds most revered power, one for all.
The anime series follows Deku’s (Midoriya) journey to becoming the world’s most powerful superhero.
5) The Umbrella Academy 1 & 2
“On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before.”
The backstory to the Umbrella Academy is one of the best I have seen for a superhero movie. It reflects the same puzzling effect as the birth of Jesus in the Bible. However, that’s not the best part.
Based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by My Chemical Romance lead singer Gerard Way, the series revolves around seven children with extraordinary powers. The kids were adopted by billionaire industrialist, Sir Reginald Hargreeves who establishes The Umbrella Academy to train them to be heroes.
The trouble around the children’s upbringing drove them apart but they reunite at the beginning of the first season when their estranged father turns up mysteriously dead.
The second follows the return of their long lost brother — who’s been missing since they were children — via time travel and warning them about the apocalypse coming in a matter of days.
This series is action-packed with the addition of a joyful, funky and weird feeling that gives characters a superior appeal while also carrying on a compelling serial mystery.
Need more recommendations? Check back every week to see our recommended must-see shows currently playing on Netflix. Happy viewing!
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