10 Shows On Netflix To Binge-Watch Over The Long Weekend
In the uncertain times that we are all living in, we can try our best to stay productive, but sometimes we all need a good Netflix binge. With so many new titles added to the popular streaming site in recent weeks – including both original titles and new seasons of old favourites – there's plenty to keep us entertained. From the now infamous Tiger King to the popular K Drama Crash Landing On You, we're letting you know the most popular shows on Netflix to watch now.
Fans of K Drama, don't miss new South Korean series Itaewon Class. A recent addition to Netlix, the show is based on the webtoon of the same name. Set in Seoul's colourful neighbourhood of Itaewon, the series tells the story of ex-convict and high school dropout Park Sae-ro-yi (Parasite's Park Seo-joon) as he adapts to life after his father is killed in an accident. Praised for highlighting the underdog and celebrating adversity, Itaewon Class draws viewers in with its colourful cast – not to mention its revenge and romance-filled plot.
Crash Landing On You
Another unmissable K Drama, before landing on Netflix and pulling in even more viewers, Crash Landing On You set a new record for the second highest viewership in Korean cable history. Telling the unlikely story of a South Korean heiress who accidentally crash lands in North Korean territory, the series focuses on the relationship between Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) and Ri Jeong-Hyuk (Hyun Bin) as she attempts to escape from the DMZ. Promising tears, laughs, action and suspense, it'll have you hooked from the first episode.
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If three makes a trend, then South Korean dramas are huge right now, with the much-anticipated second season of Kingdom recently dropping on Netflix Hong Kong. Adapted from the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods, Kingdom is set in Korea's Joseon period, shortly after the Japanese invasions of Korea. The first season depicts the story of Crown Prince Lee Chang (Ju Ji-hoon) as he battles the spread of a mysterious undead plague, offering the unusual yet gripping mix of K drama and zombie apocalypse. Many fans claim that season 2 is even better than the first, with a third slated to be released in early 2021.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
If the title alone doesn't draw you in to this now cult watch, we don't know what will. Within a week of being added to Netflix, Tiger King had viewers across the globe hooked. Telling the true story of a motley crew of eccentric characters, the documentary focuses on self-proclaimed "Tiger King" Joe Exotic, owner of G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma. Starting out as a straight up bizarre and shocking documentary, the series takes a dramatic turn as Joe's feud with Florida animal park owner Carole Baskin dramatically escalates. Giving a unique insight into the America underworld of big cat breeding, this true murder-for-hire story is a must watch.
100: Humans Life’s Questions. Answered
Answering questions on everything from sex to senses and age to happiness, 100: Humans Life’s Questions. Answered takes a quirky approach to social experiments. Through the season's 8 episodes, 100 humans from a variety of backgrounds and ages are tested on various theories; including the like of what makes us attractive, to the best age to be alive. We'd suggest taking the results with a pinch of salt, as we can't say that much real science is used to determine the results, but the show makes for some light entertainment nonetheless.
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Loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Unorthodox follows the story of a Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn who flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage. Leaving with little more than a passport and some cash, Etsy (Shira Haas) is taken in by a group of musicians, until her past comes calling. The moving and beautifully shot miniseries – which is primarily in Yiddish – is not only a coming of age story of a young girl, but also sheds light on the culture of the Satmar Hasidic Jewish community and its treatment of women, while still remaining respectful of the religion itself.
Money Heist – or La Casa De Papel in Spanish – is a four-part Spanish heist drama. With much of the show shot in Spanish, the story follows eight thieves who have been recruited by a criminal mastermind who goes by "The Professor" to carry out a plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history – to print billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. The addictive and fast-paced drama has drawn in fans, even winning Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards.
Back for a third season, the gripping drama Ozark has been trending on Netflix over the last two weeks. Since its first season – which saw financial advisor Martin Byrde (Jason Batemen) move his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks after a money laundering scheme goes wrong – the series has progressed as Marty and his wife (Laura Linney) become entangled with local criminals and fall deeper into a life of crime.
Better Call Saul
The fifth series of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is well under way, with only two episodes left to be released before the season comes to a close. Following small-time attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he transforms into the morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman, the first few seasons may have been slow burners, but now the series has well and truly hit its stride. The fifth series is full of tension as Jimmy's progression into Saul takes over and he becomes more intertwined with the criminal world – with the story edging ever closer to the original Breaking Bad plot and familiar characters introduced.
Love Is Blind
Would you get engaged to someone you've never seen? If you're looking to escape the news and enjoy some trashy binge watching, Love Is Blind is the show for you. Putting a spin on the classic dating show, the series focuses on a single men and women looking for love, with the contestants ultimately aiming to get engaged – all before meeting in person. It's Married at First Sight meets The Bachelor – reality TV at its finest.
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