“Should’ve Netflixed,” is now a thing to say when outdoor activities become a dull affair. If partying isn’t a scene for you this New Year then order in a box of pizza, put on your pajamas and binge on Netflix for a silent, yet eventful New Year night.
Despite fierce competition from the likes of Amazon Prime and the newly launched Apple TV, Netflix has remained to be a popular choice. Month after month, it has produced quality content satisfying viewers from all walks of life.
From horror and sci-fi to historic and crime drama, here are the best Netflix Originals TV shows you can watch this NYE. You can get a flat 10% off on your first Netflix subscription from VoucherCodesUAE.
Netflix has finally come up with a response to HBO’s much-acclaimed Game of Thrones. The Witcher is a fantasy drama boasting impressive special effects with Henry Cavill on the leading role. This fantasy series is an epitome of cinematic brilliance mixed with the art of storytelling. Heavily engaging plot featuring monsters, magic, and mages. This 8-episode long series showcases some of the best swordfights as imagination is brought to life. Although the first season can be seen as just an introduction to the main story, it does establish a fascinating world worth exploring.
Voted as one of the best TV shows of 2019, this historical drama is based on an award-winning play “The Audience.” The show begins with an insight into the early reign of Queen Elizabeth. The show reveals the personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century. Everything about this show is fantastic; from the writing and acting to the production. It has also been praised for its historical accuracy. If you haven’t watched it yet, you definitely should as its more entertaining than most people would expect.
The Russian Doll
This TV show is a remake of the 1993 comedy movie Groundhog Day. It is about a woman who’s forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again. Although it’s been done before, the series stands out thanks to its mix of dark humor and a tinge of the supernatural. The plot may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself. It dangles on a seesaw of shifting tones from fatally funny to mournfully sad that is balanced with an exhilarating role played by Natasha Lyonne. The series has received critical acclaim and is easily one of the best series to watch in 2019.
This is the first show you ought to watch when you get your Netflix subscription. Stranger Things along with Peaky Blinders are the cover stars of Netflix in 2019. The show is created by the Duffer Brothers and is set in the 1980s in a fictional town in the state of Indiana, USA. A group of young friends witnesses some supernatural forces and as they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries. The series focuses on a group of friends, their parents, and police dealing with these events. They also unravel mysteries involving a top-secret government agency that is set up in their area. This science-fiction, horror series is a heavy dose of 80s nostalgia and has an intriguing storyline.
Bojack Horseman may be television’s most honest and thorough examination of depression. This criminally underrated show has it all. The waiting is sharp and the jokes are layered. Another great thing is that the humor is genuinely unforced, but there’s also a melancholy undercurrent to the series. Despite being a horse, Bojack is also one of the most human characters on television. After a decade boozing on his couch and sleeping around, Bojack tries to resurrect his celebrity relevance with decidedly mixed results. It takes two or three episodes to hook viewers into its world, but once it does, it’s an impossible series to stop watching.
The Haunting of Hill House
The series follows a family who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now, as adults, the siblings are once again forced to confront the ghosts of their past. The show jumps between past and present as the family members recall their memories living in the iconic hill house. This is a good old fashioned ghost story with steady pacing along with a thrilling pay off. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Henry Thomas. This series is a perfect horror thrill for your New Year’s Eve as it only runs for one season and can be finished in a day.
Another good TV show to binge in the NYE is the Black Mirror as the episodes are standalone. The episodes examine the modern society, with each dealing with the unintended consequences of the future tech. This anthology series revolves around a group of people’s personal lives and shows how technology manipulates their behavior. While some episodes may be better than others, the only constant is a very high production quality throughout the series. Black Mirror might just be the most hallucinating show on Netflix. It does not bore you, raises your curiosity every time you watch an episode of it. There are currently five seasons of Black Mirror that is streaming on Netflix.
The Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is a truly great TV show that you will come to love and appreciate. The series is a British historical drama based on Bernard Cornwells ‘The Saxon Stories’ series of novels. The series shows us the heavy influence of invasive Viking Danes on the Anglo Saxon lands. It features excellent action scenes along with the fantastic cinematography. All of the characters are completely convincing as the acting is superb. Alexander Dreymon has done a great job in portraying Uhtred, as he makes the character come to life. So is David Dawson as his incredible impersonation of King Alfred has won him many critical acclaims. All three seasons are gripping and you will genuinely feel sad at the end of a series knowing there isn’t another episode to watch.
If you are in the mood for some exciting crime drama, there is nothing better than Narcos. The series portrays the rise and fall of the legendary Columbian drug King-pin Pablo Escober. It also shows his role in the formation of the Medellin Drug Cartel. Most of all, it chronicles the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia. The show is filled with gripping real-life stories of drug kingpins of the late ’80s in a raw, gritty fashion. The fantastic storytelling, solid acting, and fast-paced storyline makes it gripping and very compelling to watch.