Netflix has a treasure trove of great movies you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour engagement, there’s also a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep you busy for days or even weeks at the end. If you’ve just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the gap, Netflix is the place to go
The Haunting of Hill House
Hugh Crain (Henry Thomas) gathers his children one dark and menacing night and flees their massive gothic mansion, leaving behind his mother, Olivia (Carla Gugino). That night, Olivia died, her death ruled a suicide, and the tabloids were running wild with haunted Hill House stories.
But it’s not just a family drama. Besides their personal demons, the C is haunted by some very real ghosts
Alias Grace starts with a mystery based on a novel by Margaret Atwood (it’s based on a true story). Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) serves a murder sentence for which her male accomplice has been hanged. Grace has many supporters, hiring Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) to interview Grace and hopefully revealing a truth that will absolve her. Alias Grace is spinning a tale about to be a woman in a world governed by men.
Peaky Blinders is a crime drama about a British crime family, the Shelbys, set in the aftermath of the First World War. After returning from the war, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is setting out to try to expand the control of Birmingham by the family, stealing a shipment of guns to give his gang an edge in the crime world. Tommy and his family are following the show as they move up in the world,
Cultural earthquakes overthrew faith in the American ideal in 1977, and the FBI agents face an unfamiliar type of criminal: the serial killer, whose crimes have no basis in reason to the extent that the agency can see. Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) believes that the FBI can make sense of the apparently senseless violence with enough research.
Mindhunter is a sleek, eerie production from director David Fincher, with a focus on the nature of criminal psychology instead of grotesque violence.
Set in the 1960s in New York, Mad Men is following one of Madison Avenue’s most prestigious ad agencies in the city. The agency is doing well, but the competition starts to stiffen as the industry grows. The company is trying to survive at a time when everything is going through a dramatic shake-up, including the ad industry. From her first episode into her final season, Mad Men has been a tremendous
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a teacher diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer in high school chemistry. White uses his chemistry background to cook and handle premium blue meth to secure the finances of his family before he dies.
It’s as addictive as White’s crystal meth produces in his desert beat-up van.
The new and longest-ruling leader in Britain is also one of its most remarkable. In the aftermath of World War II, Elizabeth II ascended to the throne at a time when the monarchy had given away much of its power to Parliament and the Prime Minister. Despite a lack of governmental power, the Queen remains one of the world’s leading heads of state, and there are many civic duties.
The series also has a deeply emotional dimension as it explores Elizabeth’s personal relationships and the burden of her duties as Queen.
Archer is not an animated show of your average. It’s like a hybrid between the Development Arrested and every spy flick ever. ISIS, an international spy agency concerned with global crises, is whirling around the series. Given that the spy agency is essentially a pressure cooker who is the mother of Sterling Archer, the show is cynical, with fast-fire dialog and characters unlike anything else on the channel.
The show is cynical, on the streaming service, with fast-fire dialog and characters unlike anything else.
Love, a Netflix original sitcom about what it really is like to date in the 21st century, comes from the comedic brilliance of Judd Apatow.Apatow does not pull punches with Love at a new relationship of 30-somethings. There are now all three seasons open.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
For those of you unaware of perhaps the most popular sci-fi television series ever, there’s not much we can say, except that Netflix has all seven Star Trek seasons: Next Generation. Notwithstanding the omission of the rest of the Star Trek library and Paramount’s premature decision to end the show.