This lockdown has taken its toll on us and we are buzzing like a swarm of bees around Netflix to kill our boredom. But the confusion still remains when we have to choose from the plethora of amazing web series offered by Netflix. Lending a helping hand, we bring to you the top 10 must watch shows on Netflix that will help you cope these difficult times.
1. Anne With An E
Starring: Amybeth McNulty, Dalila Bela, Geraldine James
Synopsis: Anne With An E follows the coming of age story of a young orphan, Anne Shirley, who moves to Prince Edward Island to live with her elderly siblings. It is the story of an outsider who fights her way for acceptance and love in the world. Over time the 13-year old Anne will transform their live and eventually the town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.
2. Big Mouth
Starring: Gina Rodriguez, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney
Synopsis: Big mouth is a Netflix animated series in which the adventures of two teenage boys are spotlighted. It follows the teens as they make their way through puberty and and all that it has in store. The comical sitcom features hormone monsters as shoulder-angels advising the characters when they are sexually aroused. It often personifies objects like a statue or a pillow capable of getting pregnant. They seek out their destiny as puberty destroys them mentally and physically.
3. The Witcher
Starring: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Jodhi May, Bjorn Hlynur Heraldsson
Synopsis: The Witcher is Netflix’s first big fantasy series and is an adaptation of The Witcher books by Andrej Sapkowski. The books were already adopted into a series of popular games. The lead character Geralt of Rivia is a monster hunter in a war torn world where people are often fouler than beasts. If you were disappointed by the end of Game of Thrones then The Witcher is going to be treat to you.
4. Middleditch and Shwartz
Starring: Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz
Synopsis: We could all use some good humour these days! Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz have brought us their dual comedy show, Middleditch & Schwartz, to audience around the whole world in a collection of three completely improvised Netflix comedy specials. It’s a perfect lockdown entertainment, because the escalating nature of the jokes results in so many unpredictable left turns that it may match your own warped sense of humor after getting stuck inside for several weeks.
Starring: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso
Synopsis: Castlevania is a fascinating show which is adapted by famous comic book writer Warren Ellis, from the classic series of video games published by Konami. The series kicks off as Dracula declares war on humanity following the murder of his wife, and vampire hunter Trevor Belmont joins hands with Dracula’s half-human son Alucard to bring him down. It is an excellent game adaptation with meticulous fight sequences and great character interplay.
6. Peaky Blinders
Starring: Otto Bathurst, Tom Harper, Steven Knight, David Caffrey, Tim Mielants
Synopsis: Peaky Blinders is a crime drama following the story of Shelby crime family, led patriarch Tommy. The series is set in post war Birmingham. The plot includes plenty of family drama and double crossings. It gets better and when you keep watching when all the mystery unfolds in the way they should.
7. The Crown
Starring: Clair Foy, Olivia Colman
Synopsis: The Crown is Netflix’s take on the life of British royals, the likes of which are expected from BBC. It follows the story of a young, inexperienced Elizabeth from her hard-achieved marriage with Prince Phillip to the untimely death of her father, King George, and her coronation. The show brings to the fore the complexities in the social and personal life of the young royal as she struggles to rule over her country and save her relationships with her husband and her sister.
8. BoJack Horseman
Starring: Will Arrnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris
Synopsis: BoJack is a 50-year-old former sitcom star trying to write a memoir. After his publisher insists him to hire a ghostwriter, he contacts Diane Nguyen. Meanwhile, his relationship with his agent, Princess Carolyn, ends, and his freeloading roommate, Todd, convinces him to throw a party to settle his own debts. The series is consistently receiving a positive response from the audience which has resulted in seven seasons of the series till date.
9. Designated Survivor
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Natasha McElhone, Paulo Costanzo
Synopsis: Ever wondered waking up as the President of the United States!? A lower level United States cabinet member is suddenly catapulted to the position of the President after a catastrophic attack kills everyone above him in the line of succession. Designated Survivor features Kiefer Sutherland as the protagonist as he is the only survivor of the attack.
10. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo
Synopsis: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows the coming of age story of Sabrina, a teenage witch. The story is set in the fictional town of Greendale. Horror and witchcraft are the prominent themes throughout the series. Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-Witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.