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Lockdown fix: Netflix series to binge-watch while staying indoors

Being in lockdown has not been easy for most of us. Starting a series is kind of like starting a relationship — it’s a commitment. 

Forget about spending your lockdown marathoning your favorite Netflix shows again. Netflix has been keeping us entertained while we’ve been staying at home, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some Binge worthy Netflix series/tv shows we picked.

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This is an ultimate list of Netflix series curated by us.

  • The Crown

The Netflix Original drama series Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. The Crown takes you on the journey of Elizabeth II through the decades which can be considered to be ‘almost’ factual and very informative.

Everything about it is remarkable. It is said to be one of the most expensive shows ever made. To put it simply, the sets in this show are just gorgeous, but more than that, they are invaluable in helping audiences immerse themselves in the era and story. 

  • Bodyguard 

After preventing a terrorist attack, a British Army war veteran (Richard Madden) working with the London police is assigned to protect a senior government official (Keeley Hawes), whose politics stands completely at odds with his.

Bodyguard is probably the best political thriller since Homeland, and like Homeland it’s a thriller that is more than the sum of its parts.

  • Dark 

Initially described as a German Stranger Things, it follows four families across three generations and three time periods as they frantically search for two missing children. All of it is connected to a supernatural mystery.

Dark is different from any other Time-travel movie or series it takes time as an element which nothing has used before like it. The creators did an excellent job of storytelling and keeping the plot together and shocking us every episode.

  • Friends (1994 – 2004)

The show that needs no introduction follows six friends dealing with the misadventures of love and the pitfalls of work. Bumpy start, blossomed into a hit, and finished on a high, barring an ill-advised ninth season.

  • Little Things

This comedy-drama about a 20-something couple — creator Dhruv Sehgal is the other — living in Mumbai and dealing with life’s ups and downs has consistently improved over its three-season run, having begun frivolously. It portrays the  small, wonderful, and not so wonderful things in relationships. It’s such a feel good show. The best part is when you somewhat wince because you know how situations like this usually unfold on television, but it’s such a relief to see the characters behave the way an individual truly would.

  • Sacred Game

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui lead the cast of this adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel, which follows an honest cop (Khan) trying to save Mumbai from the plans set in motion by a gang lord (Siddiqui). Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane are at the helm. Suffered in season 2.

  • Schitt’s Creek 

The premise is entertaining of the rich family, out of touch with reality, is forced to move into poverty and endure changes they aren’t ready for in a small country town.. Created by stars and father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy. Highly addictive because of the clever basic story line, psychology of the characters, witty and intelligent script and the most wonderful acting across the cast without exception. 

  • Stories by Rabindranath Tagore 

Anurag Basu directed several episodes of this anthology series that draws from the Bengali writer and Nobel laureate’s works, largely focused on confident women protagonists suffering in a conservative Indian society in pre-Independence 1920s Bengal. The episodes are all based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Short Stories. Shot in old Kolkata to keep the late 1800’s and early 1900’s along with the attire of those days, which before was only limited to books.

  • Unbelievable – A limited series

Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning news article that chronicled the 2008–2011 series of rapes in two US states, a dramatization that follows a teenage victim charged with lying about rape and the two detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) who find a way to her truth through other cases. An eight-episode miniseries. It is based on a real life story of Marie, an 18 year old who reports of being raped by a masked intruder in Washington.

  • 13 Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why, based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher.13 Reasons Why follows teenager in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush’s decision to end her own life.

Thirteen Reasons why allows Teens and Parents to talk about  serious and take on mature topics. It allows teens and parents to talk about their feelings and take out all their anger and secrets out.

The show gives a full scope on the challenges being faced by our youth today and there is some comfort in the words they say as they help you navigate through a tough time being had on screen that can be related to yours or anyone else’s life off screen.

  • OZARK

It is the story of a family that moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles in a new place filled with dirty money. Terrific story that shows how far a family is willing to go to stay together & stay alive despite increasing obstacles.

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