If you have some time free, you can lose yourself in Netflix. The streaming service has an extensive selection of movies and television shows to watch at your leisure. The good thing about Netflix is that it releases all episodes at once so that you can binge watch your favourite show as soon as it is available.
If you are new to the streaming service or just have lots of time to kill. Here are 20 of the best TV shows that you can binge watch on Netflix right now.
After Life is a comedy drama about Tony (played by Ricky Gervais). Tony had a perfect life until his wife Lisa died. While mourning Tony contemplates ending his life, but instead decides to punish the world by saying, and doing whatever he likes. There are 2 seasons of the show totalling 12 episodes. A great show to binge watch. View series here.
Black Mirror is an anthology of stories that explores a twisted world in a not-so-distant future where technology can be pitted against you. A dark, twisted, and unsettling set of stories that will keep you glued to the screen. View series here.
If you have not seen Breaking Bad yet where have you been?! This show is amazing! The show follows Walter White, who is a high school chemistry teacher. He discovers that he has cancer and is dying. He tries to secure his family’s future before he dies by teaming up with Jesse. The unlikely pair embark on a journey to make meth. This series has it all and is beautiful cinematically to boot. Watch it now! View series here
Glitch is a series about several residents of a small town that turn up, alive and perfectly well. The show follows a police officer and a doctor that try to figure out what an earth is going on. View series here
House of Cards is a political drama that follows a ruthless politician that will do anything to conquer Washington D.C. With six seasons, this show will keep you glued to the television for days. A perfect series to binge watch. View series here
This remake of the classic show follows the journey of the Robinsons after crash landing on an alien planet. If you remember watching the old series years ago, or like space series, this show is well worth a watch. View series here
Merlin is a retelling of the King Arthur legend. This family friendly show is great for binge watching when there are kids around. Follow Merlin on his adventures as he arrives in Camelot. View series here
If you love crime shows, especially those based on true crimes you will love Mindhunter. The show follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they try to study and understand serial killers to pioneer criminal profiling. The show is excellent, compelling viewing. View series here
Narcos is subtitled for a lot of the scenes and English in the rest. Do not let this put you off though. This show is absolutely amazing as it chronicles the drug trade in Columbia. Including the reign of Pablo Escobar, this show highlights the scale of corruption and struggles for power that took place. This show is set in the eighties and is powerful, raw and gritty. You will not want to stop watching this until you run out of episodes. View series here
Once Upon a Time follows a woman with a troubled past who is drawn to a small town in Maine where the line between real and fairy tales is very much blurred. Will there be a happy ending? View series here
Ozark is a drama about a man that moves his family to the Missouri Ozarks, whereas a financial advisor he has to launder a huge amount of money for a drug lord. View series here
Peaky Blinders is a period drama set in Birmingham, England. It follows a criminal gang that operate there after the first world war. The show is gritty and compelling viewing. View series here
Power follows a man that owns a night club in New York that caters for the rich and famous. He is also a kingpin in a drug cartel. Eventually these worlds collide. View series here
Santa Clarita Diet is amazing! This series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a husband-and-wife realtor team. Sheila and Joel are enjoying a quiet life raising their teenage daughter in suburbia. This all changes after Sheila (Barrymore) has a minor illness that changes her dietary requirements a little… to flesh! A fully functioning zombie running around eating the neighbours leaves Timothy going to extreme lengths to cover for his wife. If you love comedy, you will love Santa Clarita Diet. It is must-see. View series here
Initially a series about biker gangs may not be what you expect to enjoy, but Sons of Anarchy is a brilliant crime drama. The series follows Jackson Teller (Jax) and his journey through the ranks of Samcro, an outlaw motorcycle gang. There is a complex story line that keeps you guessing and watching “just one more” episode each time. With 7 series and an off spin, this show is great for binge watching. The show has an amazing cast, great storyline and lots of action. View series here
Stranger Things is a fantasy/science fiction/ horror show set in the early eighties. It follows a group of young friends that live in a town called Hawkins in Indiana (fictional place). The disappearance of a young boy among supernatural events that keep happening around the town is only the beginning. With a girl turning up that has supernatural powers, hidden worlds and secret science operations you soon become embroiled in the show. The show is fantastic, and the setting in the eighties is perfect. Enjoy an amazing plot, brilliant characters, and a genuine need to know what will happen next will keep you watching one episode after another. View series here
The Alienist is set in 1896, in New York City. It follows a newspaper illustrator who teams up with a criminal psychologist to investigate a series of murders in secret on behalf of the police commissioner. This period drama will keep you in suspense as the story unfolds. View series here
The Crown is a historical drama that follows the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the UK. The series follows events, political rivalries, and romance that shaped the latter half of the 20th century. View series here
The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of what will be an anthology series on Netflix. This tale is a reimagining of the story written by Shirley Jackson. The show follows a family that move into the house to renovate and sell it. Supernatural events begin to happen in the house that affect the family. The tale switches between the events that happen to the family in the nineties and what happened 26 years earlier. The show is a brilliant balance of suspense and supernatural that will leave you looking in every nook and cranny to try to spot supernatural happenings in every scene. View series here
The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second story in the anthology series by Netflix that succeeds the Haunting of Hill House. This story is a retelling of “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James. It follows a young American au pair that has been hired to look after two children that live at Bly Manor whose parents have passed away. Their previous au pair had recently passed away. Supernatural events begin to unfold around the manor, that leave you in suspense, yet not quite sure of what you saw. Random supernatural appearances keep you searching every shadow, just like the shows first tale. The series portrays a wonderful story full of love and tragedy. If you liked the Haunting of Hill House, you would love this. View series here
We hope you like our list of shows that you can binge watch on Netflix right now. These shows will keep you glued to the television, watching “just one more episode” over, and over again. So grab your popcorn and other munchies and start watching!