The best shows to watch on Netflix this lockdown
Biplab Das, INN/New Kolkata, @Infodeaofficial
Netflix, the giant ott platform in the television world, investing billions of dollars on long-form content, whether it’s the ones created in-house (Stranger Things) or those purchased from others (Friends). No wonder then, with over 167 million subscribers spanning 190 countries, it’s the king of streaming services worldwide.
With hundreds of TV series available, Netflix provides the subscriber with a very broad choice of content to be viewed. So, here are the few of the most intriguing and popular TV series available in Netflix for Indian viewers-
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
A troubled high school chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) who is diagnosed with lung cancer wants to get into the business of making and selling meth to protect the financial future of his family, with the help of his former student (Aaron Paul).
Initially identified as a German Stranger Stuff, it follows four families over three generations and three periods of time as they search frantically for two missing kids. It’s all connected to a dark mystery.
The End of the F***king Word (2017-2019)
Two young outsiders — a aspiring psychopath and a rebel searching for adventure — embark on a road trip in search of the latter’s real father, and indulge in a series of ever more violent events.
The series, which requires no introduction, follows six 20-something pals living an unlikely life in Manhattan’s New York suburb coping with the misadventures of love and work pitfalls. Bumpy start blossomed into a hit and finished on a run, barring a ninth season that was unadvised.
House of Cards (2013-2018)
A betrayed US Congressman is working with his equally conniving wife to climb Washington’s political ladders, doing whatever is needed — manipulation, deceit, and even assassination — to achieve their goals. Great throughout fourth season. Star Kevin Spacey is accused of participating in the # MeToo campaign.
Money Heist [La Casa de Papel] (2017- Present)
A criminal genius is setting his sights on the biggest bank heist in history: infiltrate Madrid’s Royal Mint of Spain and print € 2.4 billion. They kept several hostages all while negotiating with the Spanish police.
A gripping look at Colombia ‘s violent and influential drug cartels, including the notorious Pablo Escobar, and the corroborative actions of numerous law enforcement officials whose role was to overthrow them.
Peaky Blinders (2013- Present)
The Shelby crime family’s activities during the two World Wars in Birmingham, England, with elements borrowed from the same-name 19th-century gang, which according to legend used to thread razor blades into their caps.
Sex Education (2019- Present)
A socially awkward British teenager (Asa Butterfield) decides to start a school sex therapy clinic with a outsider (Emma Mackey) in need of support, lacking in lovemaking experience but full of advice thanks to his sex therapist mom (Gillian Anderson).
Stranger Things (2016- Present)
A nostalgic-heavy love letter to the 80’s set in a small residential town where clandestine experimental experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, often with human subjects, begin to wreak havoc on their residents’ everyday lives.