With the huge range of Netflix shows, it can be hard to choose. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 4 shows we love right now.
Netflix is currently the biggest streaming platform with 167 million subscribers worldwide (plus everyone sharing their friends’ accounts).
During the pandemic, Netflix had a 104% increase in streaming, such a massive increase that has actually forced Netflix to reduce streaming quality in some countries to reduce the strain on internet providers.
Although streaming capacity isn’t a problem in Australia, it does show that people are watching a lot more Netflix than usual. With the absence of physical social activities, at least we can all watch and talk about the same shows.
There are hundreds of titles on Netflix, with more being added daily, and whilst you may have the time to sift through all the titles, you might not have the patience. To make it easy for you, here is a list of the best shows to binge during isolation.
1. Tiger King
You may have seen the memes and heard the news, now it’s time to watch it for yourself. The number one TV show on Netflix in Australia, Tiger Kingis an 7 episode documentary following the shocking lives of Americans involved in the tiger business.
The tiger business in America involves big cat zoos, sanctuaries and the (largely illegal) sale of exotic animals. Netflix also recorded an extra episode interview between host Joel McHale and members of the cast to see what they thought of their portrayals in the series. Expect everything from murder to presidential campaigns.
2. Gilmore Girls
This nostalgic classic is the perfect light show to watch on repeat. The iconic mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory navigate their lives living in small town America-which has its quirks.
From difficult grandparents to the eccentric town mayor to the danger of small town relationships, Gilmore Girls will make you laugh and then cry. This is one to settle in with; there’s seven seasons and 153 episodes and a follow up season with four episodes, so get comfy and grab your favourite treats.
3. The Stranger
This fast-paced thriller TV show was designed to be binged. This story follows the various intertwined lives of a small English town that are disrupted by the surprising words of a stranger (Hannah John-Kamen, who you might recognise from Game of Thrones).
A faked pregnancy and the murder of a friend are not out of the question, and that’s just the beginning.With an 83% Rotten Tomatoes rating, prepare to get hooked by these action packed 8 episodes.
4. The Circle
The social media competition where each participant uses The Circle, a digital platform made for the show, to flirt, befriend and deceive their way to $100,000. Dubbed real life Black Mirror, this reality TV show shows just how easy it can be to create an entire identity online, whether it is like you or not.
In 12 episodes of “Catfish” meets“Big Brother” what could go wrong? This is the scandalous reality TV show that demonstrates in 12 episodes just how dangerous social media can be.