Best Series on Netflix

Grace and Frankie

06 Jun 2019
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This is truly one of the best new comedy shows on Netflix! The show follows lives of two women, Grace and Frankie, who learn that their husbands, business partners, have been in a secret relationship for the past 20 years. Grace is a retired cosmetics mogul and Frankie is a hippie art teacher. and the two of them never particularly liked each other Their new situation forced them to live together and re-discover themselves.

The show uses brilliant humor to explore topics such as sexuality for seniors and life after marriage. It offers a unique perception and normalization of seniors - a category that is often underrepresented in today's entertainment industry. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long.

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Best Series on Netflix

The Alienist

06 Jun 2019
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This is a really exciting psychological thriller drama. The plot is set in 1896 following a serious of horrid murders of boy prostitutes in the New York City. Criminal psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and a talented newspaper illustrator John Moore join the police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt to secretly conduct the investigation. Sara Howard, the secretary to the police commissioner and two Jewish twin brothers both detective sergeants in the NYPD, Marcus Marcus and Lucius Isaacson also join the investigation team.

Their findings find opposition within highly ranked individuals in the NYPD who are more concerned with protecting reputations of New York's high society than actually solving murders. The show also engages with the issue of mental illness and shows how those suffering from it were perceived by the society in 19th century. It was believed that individuals suffering from mental illness were alienated from their own true nature. That is why those who studied them were called alienists.

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The Rain

06 Jun 2019
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This Danish series is a post-apocalyptic drama following two siblings, Simone and Rasmus. The teens escape a cataclysmic downpour and spend several years in a secure bunker where the unfiltered rain cannot reach them. After six years, Simone and Rasmus leave the bunker and start searching for their father, a scientists who left them in the bunker and has not returned. On their way they meet a group of young survivors and they travel together across Scandinavia looking for a safe place and siblings' father who could have the answers and the cure. There are currently only two seasons available on Netflix.

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The Good Place

19 May 2019
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Funny show with a great message about humanity and redemption. The show follows after-life of four characters: Elenor, a dirtbag, Chidi, who is painfully indecisive, Jason, an adorable idiot, and Tahani, an arrogant showoff. All of them believe that they'd made it into heaven - "The Good Place". It is a place run by an "Architect" named Michael whose role is to ensure their safe integration into their new situation.

By exploring the new place four characters start to question whether they have truly made it to "the good place". The show explores morality, human behavior and feels like a reminder of the capacity for goodness within all of us. By exploring ethical questions regarding what the good life constitutes four characters gain points for rewards in their afterlife.

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Sex Education

04 May 2019
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This is a really fun and entertaining show! It explores the topic of teenage sexuality in a fresh and holistic way. This is not something we commonly experience in teenage-staring movies and series. The show follows the story of a teenager Otis whose mother is a sex therapist and very open about her sexuality. Otis together with a high school classmate runs an underground sex therapy clinic for their classmates.

He coaches his peers through their sexual problems and offers counsel on everything from unreturned crushes, body image issues, erectile disfunction to how to figure out what you like in bed. It is a unique romantic comedy that offers a realistic view of sex and relationships in a truly gentle and nonjudgmental way. The show normalizes sexuality and creates space for range of preferences and in a subtle way shows the importance of communication in friendships and relationships.

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Breaking Bad

28 Apr 2019
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My wife and I have recently finished the last season of Breaking Bad - yes, we know we are a bit late as it has been some time since this series was filmed :)

This is still the best-rated series on Netflix and we can recommend it as well. One of the best parts in the series is the character development. Even the characters that were not so "likable" in the beginning became so towards the end. Each character has a certain depth and almost no character is presented as "good" or "bad" only. There were not that many superhero scenes and this also enables the viewer to empathize with situations. The last season could be better as one gets an impression that the ending was rushed.

Each episode is about 45 minutes long which is ideal if you don't want to spend too much time watching.

If you are looking for your next crime drama to watch that is worth your time, this one is for you.
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