This post has been in my drafts for far-too-long. I’ve become so sluggish lately and finally, it has found it’s moment of dawn! So without further ado.. *insert drumroll..umm, or tap on the octapad if you fancy*
Even before the whole world started going crazy over this one, Netflix uploaded a teaser for this series just saying “coming soon”. I immediately added it to my Netflix watch list and binge-watched it the day it came out. Everything was intriguing in this show – the 80’s vibe, kids are the leads, paranormal meets science meets retro theme, and fabulous acting by every single member of the cast!
Gist: Takes place in 1983, when Joyce Byers lives in a small Indiana town When her 12-year-old son, Will, goes missing, she launches a terrifying investigation into his disappearance with local authorities. As they search for answers, they unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries involving secret government experiments, unnerving supernatural forces, and a very unusual little girl.
This show, OMG. If you’ve not seen a single episode of this one and now you decide to, you have NO idea what you’re signing up for.
Elliot is an IT-security engineer by day and vigilante hacker by night. He uses his intelligent hacking skills to do good in the most subtle ways; like exposing a cheating husband, turning a child pornographer over to the police etc. But things take a bigger turn when he is approached by a leader of hacker-group, identifying himself as “Mr.Robot”. Elliot always wants to save the world. How much is he willing to do, now that he actually can, is the mind-flippin story. It’s bloody well scripted and really messes with your head on what the society deals, expects, wants and does. Pure gold this one.
Update: I remembered it’s not a Netflix show, I just added it on impulse because.. if I publish a recommendations post without Mr.Robot in it.. I’ll be damned.
Gist: Elliot, a cyber-security engineer suffering from anxiety, works for a corporation and hacks felons by night. Panic strikes him after a cryptic anarchist recruits him to destroy the same corporation.
Daredevil is a superhero series but just so much more agreeable with Charlie Cox being a blindly adorable (pun intended) lawyer in the day and vigilante at night. He uses his Daredevil alter-ego and fights off villains who always seems to escape the law.
Gist: As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear.
Who wouldn’t love a character who could manage a good sarcasm-laced comeback every single time? And when he is New York’s most sought-after attorney, it’s that much more cooler when he seals the deal 😉
Gist: Mike Ross, a talented young college dropout, is hired as an associate by Harvey Specter, one of New York’s best lawyers. They must handle cases while keeping Mike’s qualifications a secret.
The fact that this show takes place in London – the land of British accents, high collar coats, and Bennedict’s high cheekbones are enough reason to fall head over heels with this show. And we are floored furthermore with this awestruck script, screenplay and performances that takes Sherlock and his adventures to a whole new level. Jim Moriarty is the most classic super-villain; you can’t do anything, but admire!
Gist: In this modernized version of the Conan Doyle characters, using his detective plots, Sherlock Holmes lives in early 21st century London and acts more cocky towards Scotland Yard’s detective inspector Lestrade because he’s actually less confident. Doctor Watson is now a fairly young veteran of the Afghan war, less adoring and more active.
Brooklyn Nine Nine:
This might not be one of the widely popular shows unlike others in the list. But if you want a good laugh from a bunch of detectives who are not stupid, but still manage to make everything funny – you have arrived at your destination. They’re real cool actually ; it’s just that the dialogues are so well-written and extremely hilarious with everyone just oozing sarcasm word-after-word! You really need to have a quick wit, to catch em all.
Gist: Jake Peralta, a talented detective, along with his diverse but carefree team, struggles when a new commanding officer, Ray Holt, is appointed to their precinct.
I watch about a ten more shows, but if I have to recommend the best, these top the list! 🙂 And ofcourse Game of Thrones is there on top of my fave list, but this is to Netflix and chill 😀 Literally folks!
Do you watch any of these too? We’ll discuss the plots and spoil each other *squeaks* x