8 Netflix Series That You *Might* Have Missed On Your Homepage
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Since March 2020, it’s safe to say that Netflix has become a sweet saviour to nearly everybody for obvious reasons.
From Netflix Zoom parties, to weekend binges and simply, helping us to curb the boredom, we’re very thankful for the streaming service.
But (and there’s always a but), it can feel underwhelming surfing through the platform in order to find some new entertainment. Seeing the same TV shows in our recommended sections, and the top 10 list rarely changing can nearly put you off looking for something you haven’t seen.
Because of this, we’ve decided to break down some of Netflix’s not-so-popular TV shows, ones that are deserving of more attention and that you—probably—haven’t seen before.
1. I Am Not Okay With This
IANOWT explores a teenage girl’s coming of age. When she is grieving the death of her father, becoming aware of her sexual life, and just discovering she has supernatural abilities, she is no longer the same normal 17 year old craving normality.
It sounds like a cliché, but this show truly has a special feel to it. It is a real, heartfelt drama that’ll leave you wanting to finish the entire thing in one sitting.
From the director of The End Of The F***ing World and the producers of Stranger Things, this show was also a graphic novel by Charles Forsman.
Only sad thing is the series got axed after S1, so savour it!
2. Maniac (2018)
Maniac is a once-off limited series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. It’s a mind-bending trip with twists and turns galore.
It’s about two strangers whose lives haven’t really turned out right, and for their own reasons, they both end up in the same place for pharmaceutical trials.
The doctor leading the trials assures them there is no complications nor side effects, and of course, as you can imagine, things do not go to plan.
With a great cast and extensive plot, this series is a must-watch.
3. Street Food: Asia
If you love cooking shows, this one’s for you. It takes viewers to some of the most vibrant cities in the world that are rich with street food culture.
Seeing the stories behind this culture, the different variations of the culture and the food in general, is something that’ll open your eyes to a different world.
4. Trigger Warning with Killer Mike
This is a comedic, yet educational docu-series following Grammy-winning rapper Killer Mike. Throughout this series he confronts social issues, racism, and misconceptions that impact the black community.
It’s satire, educational and inspiring, and If you want to learn about these experiences faced by black people, it’s one for you.
A hugely underrated drama-filled soap opera-esque series. The iconic character Fallon Carrington is set to become the new COO of her father’s global energy empire, or so she thinks.
Fallon is horrified to learn that the reunion isn’t to announce her promotion – but rather to make the acquaintance of their stepmother-to-be, Cristal.
Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.
6. Chewing Gum
A bit less of a hefty watch than most. Chewing Gum a British comedy that’ll satisfy your bingeing needs without getting too caught down in drama.
You’ll fall in love with the hilarious Tracey, a British woman whose religious upbringing conflicts with one of her main goals: losing her virginity.
This show is a masterpiece, and it has unfortunately not reached enough people and the larger audience it deserves.
Based in the 80’s in New York, during the AIDS epidemic, and follows a group of LGBTQ+ people, who have been disowned from their families, trying to make ends meet, and survive harsh times.
The show is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. No matter what you identify as, this show will truly open your eyes to gay culture, ballroom culture, and so much more. It is sure to hook you in emotionally right from the beginning.
8. Our Planet
What better to do during a lockdown than to travel the world from the comfort of your own home?
The visuals, the stories, everything about it is beautiful. It is the perfect way to relax yourself and see the beautiful landscapes and creatures of Our Planet.
Written by Brian L Cummins
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