Many of us are addicted to binge-watching Netflix series. Let’s face it, who isn’t looking forward to the new seasons of House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Crown and all the Marvel adaptations? However, there are plenty of things to see on Netflix right now. Here are our top 3 shows to watch this season.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 1, January 2017
Based on the novel series by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events is our one number pick for shows to watch on Netflix this season. Whether you already read the novels as a child or saw the 2004 film, you’ll love this Netflix adaptation. The series stars Neil Patrick Harris as the evil Count Olaf who becomes the guardian of the Baudelaire’s siblings after the alleged death of their parents. He only, of course, becomes the guardian of the children for the sole purpose of getting his hands on the family fortune. Shortly after the release of the first season, A Series of Unfortunate Events was renewed for a second season. And, rightly so!
13th – documentary, October 2016
If you look at what’s happening in the world, and especially in the US, it sometimes feels like the human species haven’t evolved at all. “The 13th Amendment makes it unconstitutional for someone to be held as a slave.” Well, Ava DuVenray, who directed this documentary, wants to show us that slavery is still in effect through mass incarceration of people of colour in particular in the US. The story shows that there still is a lot to be done before every human is treated as equal. Unfortunately, the current political climate might make things worse than better. This is why it’s important to continue the conversation of equality and create awareness of what’s going on in the world (police brutality, mass incarceration, racism, discrimination, Muslim ban etc), so that we can all stand up for our rights. 13th garnered critical acclaim and is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
iBoy – Season 1, January 2017
We haven’t seen iBoy yet but it’s on our to-watch list. The trailer gives off a “young Matrix meets Lucy” vibe with some superhero antics thrown in the mix. The show is based on the novel by Kevin Brooks and is about teenager Tom (Bill Milner) who gets shot in the head and has parts of his mobile phone embedded in his brain. This gives him super powers, which he then uses to attack the thugs that shot him in the first place. So far, the reviews aren’t great but we’re curious to see the show and judge it for ourselves.