Looking for a good series to binge while staying safe at home, but don’t know what’s cool? Here are a few binge-worthy series that we’re loving at the moment:
Love Death + Robots – Netflix
Think Black Mirror meets animation. Remove any predisposed notion of what animation looks like because this is a beautifully crafted series that’s nothing like the Cartoon Network animation we know and love. The series is based on a collection of short stories that range from fantasy to horror, and the storytelling is *mwah,*out of this world. There are even a few famous faces and voices that make an appearance. Each episode is around 15 – 20 minutes, so it’s a great watch if you’re looking for something quick but entertaining.
Lucifer – Netflix
Your brain will need to hit the delete button when attempting to watch this series, as it’s not your biblical “devil walks the earth” story. Based on a DC comic with the same name, the series follows the devil as he fights crime and battles with the (in his opinion) unfair label as the King of Hell. Welsh actor Tom Ellis plays the fallen angel perfectly, with some epic one-liners and hilariously sassy quips.
The Boys – Amazon
Jaw-dropping, grotesque and wildly entertaining. The Boys is another great series that’s based on comic books, but these are not your typical Captain America and Superman heroes. The series asks a valid question – just what happens when superheroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? A debaucherous look at this very question, and what would happen if a superhero travelling at 1000km/hour was to run into someone.
The Haunting of Bly Manor – Netflix
If you’re the friend that enjoys listening to ghost stories, or you’re the first in line at the box office for a ticket to The Conjuring, then The Haunting of Bly Manor should be right up your alley. If you’ve watched The Haunting of Hill House, then the actors and aesthetic may look familiar, but this is a very different follow-up to that wildly successful horror series. Important note: this is not for the faint-hearted. This series is a Gothic romance-influenced ghost story that will have you wringing your wrists while unable to look away from the screen. You may even need to sleep with the lights on for the next few days; however, it’s well worth the psychological terror.
Loki – Disney+
We’re not sure if you’ve noticed, but comic books have become a thing over recent years, and Disney has been milking its cash-cow Marvel for all its worth. The entertainment giant has recently created its own streaming platform, providing viewers with the chance to get to know their favourite side characters. Loki is the latest addition to Marvel’s phase 4 rollout plan, and it doesn’t disappoint. The series picks up where End Game left our favourite misunderstood character, and while the series has only begun to unfold (as of writing this, it’s currently on episode 3), it has already provided fans with some major reveals. Basically, if you’re a Marvel fan, then this needs to be on your streaming list.
Euphoria – HBO
Starring the always talented Zendaya, Euphoria, at its core, is a teen drama that strives to bring a sense of authenticity to the modern-day teenage experience. It’s grounded in a harsh and painful reality that sometimes makes it difficult to watch, but you won’t be able to look away. Zendaya is breath-taking as Rue, the series’ protagonist, and the overt symbolism and sharp aesthetic will sit with you for days.
Other series worth binge-watching:
- Sex Life
- The Alienist
- The Witcher
- Too hot to handle
- Peaky Blinders
- The Good Place
- The Crown
- Sex Education
- Top Boy
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