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The Most Binge-worthy TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

12 January 2018 | Jasmine Lee Kennedy

January is typically the quietest and most depressing month of the year – the Christmas cheer is gone, everyone’s broke, it’s freezing cold, and when was the last time we saw some sunshine? It just makes you want to stay in all weekend and snuggle up under the blankets with a really good TV show on autoplay. To help you through this bleak month, we’ve chosen some of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix at the moment:

Peaky Blinders


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Last November, Thomas Shelby and his family of gangsters landed in our Netflix accounts for an epic and binge-worthy fourth season. If you haven’t watched any of the acclaimed series yet we urge you to start now. Set in the aftermath of the Great War, returning soldiers are fighting for survival in a nation perturbed by economic upheaval. They are turning to crime and joining gangs, with the most powerful of the lot being Birmingham’s Peaky Blinders. However the boss, our Thomas, has big ambitions to rise up in the world and turn the ‘family business’ legal, although rival gangs and Inspector Chester Campbell would rather see him dead. By the end of this gritty period drama (which also has a hint of romance) you’ll be bug-eyed and rooting for criminal mastermind Mr. Shelby and his mixed up family.
 
Black mirror


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The newest season of Black Mirror was released on Netflix on 29 December, just in time to kick 2018 off with some good ol’ techno-paranoia. Charlie Brooker, a diabolical genius and the show’s creator, tells suspenseful prophetic tales about terrifying advances in technology and their unintended dark consequences. When the show first aired in 2011, his speculative fiction had the nation on the edge of its seat and quickly became an international hit. We don’t want to give too much away, but the newest series includes bizarre satires such as Hang the DJ, which is apparently Brooker’s twisted idea of a romcom, and, our favourite, Black Museum – which is certainly not for the faint-hearted.
 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend


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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a quirky, charming and hilarious show which first appears to be about a beleaguered woman’s quest to be with her ex-boyfriend from when she was a teenager, but then turns out to be so much more – her struggle with mental illness. Rachel Bloom’s portrayal of Rebecca Bunch, the troubled protagonist, won her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Show and the show itself won a Critics Choice and TCA Award. When you first start watching, you may be a bit overwhelmed by Bunch’s energy, the surreal musical numbers and her tumultuous love-interests – but honestly, persevere.
 
Stranger Things


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80s inspired Sci-Fi show Stranger Things is both heart-warmingly funny and brilliantly terrifying. It probably goes without saying that this Netflix original is one of the most binge-worthy shows around but, for those who have yet to be charmed over by Millie Bobby Brown’s portrayal of Eleven, we’ll still include it. The show has received critical acclaim for nearly all of its elements; directing, writing, atmosphere, soundtrack, acting – it’s just brilliant all round. First released in 2016, the show followed a group of precocious young kids on their journey together in which they encounter ‘the upside down’ as well as resulting ‘demogorgons’ and their canine equivalents. Scared yet?
 
How to Get Away with Murder

 
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How to Get Away with Murder - where do we even start? Well, first of all you’ll be blown away by Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating, a performance for which she has received countless awards, and one of the many reasons why this show is just oh so good. Viola is a cut-throat criminal defence attorney and law professor at a University in Philadelphia who every year selects five students to intern at her firm – and this time she’s picked an interesting bunch, including the unassuming underdog Wes Gibbons played by Alfred Enoch. These guys learn, well, how to get away with murder. Something that may come in handy? Maybe. We honestly can’t say more than that apart from prepare to not have a life for at least a week because you’ll be glued to your screen.
 
More to look out for…
 
If you’ve managed to get through all of these already, or they’re just not for you, then there are plenty more for you to binge on: The End of The F***ing World, Dear White People, The Good Place, Arrested Development, Peep Show, Narcos, The People vs. OJ Simpson, Making a Murderer, Mindhunter, Rick and Morty, Master of None, Ozark, Orange is the New Black, Archer, Big Mouth, Godless and House of Cards. Enjoy!
 
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