Let’s face, I do not read 24/7. Part of my time is spent binge watching anime, original series and true documentaries. And sometimes I play mom (aka Meme). I am a woman of many hats.
Today, for your viewing pleasure, I have compiled a list of the more memorable original series I have encountered on Netflix. You know the ones. You say one more episode, and then before you realize it, you are trying to figure out how to carry on with life until the next season. So grab a drink and pull up.. well another drink. Let me fill that void..
Binge on This..
Netflix Original: Mindhunter
Cast: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
IMDb Synopsis: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
Why you want to watch: Based on the book by retired FBI Special Agent, John Douglas, this is a first hand look at the birth of serial killer profiling. And if that is not enough to tempt you, Britton’s downright haunting performance as Edmund Kemper should be.
Netflix Original: Black Mirror
Cast: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, & many more.
IMDb Synopsis: An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
Why you want to watch: This ongoing collection of roughly hour-long stand-alone episodes offers a disturbing glimpse into an alternate world where technology and human desires are brought together in a horrifying manner. The end result is unsettling and for great reasons.
Netflix Original: Dark
Cast: Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel
IMDb Synopsis: A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.
Why you want to watch: A German thriller with a dark plot centered around the disappearance of a young boy, it offers a nice twist with stranger elements of science fiction and a dose of the unexpected. Original and immersive, this one manages a successful creep factor on multiple fronts.
Netflix Original: Erased
Cast: Yûki Furukawa, Tomoka Kurotani, Reo Uchikawa
IMDb Synopsis: After finding his mom killed, Satoru’s time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.
Why you want to watch: Because they nailed it! If you are familiar with the manga or anime, and a fan, you cannot afford to pass this one up. Beautifully written with an incredible cast, smart directing creates a completely atmospheric experience that draws you in until the very end. I think I must have went through an entire box of tissues.
Netflix Original: Anne with an E
Cast: Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
IMDb Synopsis: The adventures of a young orphan girl living in the late 19th century. Follow Anne as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novels.
Why you want to watch: Because it’s Anne, with an “E”! While some viewers seemed to struggle with the slightly darker take and realism incorporated into this childhood classic, the harsher elements added a true air of credibility to an old favorite. It was refreshing and comfortably familiar all at the same time. Simply beautiful and endearing.
Not all-inclusive by any means, the above are a small handful of my favorites. We certainly cannot forget gems like Stanger Things that have stormed the spotlight for great reason. My list will continue next week 😉 What are some of your favorite series (Netflix or not), to binge when time allows? Have you watched any of my favorites?