With South Africa currently in what feels like its hundredth lockdown and Cape Town showing us just why she’s called the Cape of Storms, grabbing our favourite cup of hot cocoa and watching binge-worthy series doesn’t sound too bad.
To help you warm your eyeballs, here are five Netflix series that are sure to keep you snug as a bug.
This raunchy new addition to the Netflix roster has been causing quite the stir on social media. It has tongues wagging for a few reasons, including its erotic sex scenes and outright nudity. While the internet’s new obsession may leave much to be desired when it comes to the plot, the sheer entertainment of it all will take you on a roller coaster of emotions and sensations that will definitely keep you snug and entertained.
Netflix has blessed us with a myriad of foreign series and films that we can’t get enough of, and the heist drama, Lupin is a French series that has us on the edge of our seats. Set in the beautiful city of Paris, the series is inspired by Maurice LeBlanc’s novels about the gentleman thief Arsene Lupin. This series will take you on a riveting journey through the streets of Paris while asking the question: “who done it?” It also stars the incredibly talented (and handsome) Omar Sy, so there’s one more reason to take a chance on this series.
A beautiful balance between sweet and dark, Sweet Tooth may be a little too real for some of us who have been experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic, but the story is set in a post-pandemic world in which babies are born as human-animal hybrids. The story follows adorable Gus and his band of merry friends who set off to find the truth about his mother. It’s the perfect series for a night in with the family.
Shadow and Bone
If you’re looking for a fantasy series because you’ve been missing Game of Thrones (pre-season 8, of course), Shadow and Bone is the perfect substitute. The series is based on books by author Leigh Bardugo but adds a touch of diversity to the magical storyline, which includes a magical shadow wall and flesh-eating monsters. It’s a lekker Netflix watch if you’re enjoying a night in with a large pizza!
Too hot to handle
If you’re looking for a little mindless TV with a “romantic” twist (using that word very lightly here), ”Too hot to handle” is the latest craze that’s been sweeping the globe. Who doesn’t love a group of gorgeous singles being whisked off to paradise and flirting their way to love? While this may sound like a version of Love Island, the series adds a bit of a twist as these singles are required to stay celibate in order to win the chance at $100 000. Grab your popcorn because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.