My Current Netflix Recommendations

Need a new show to binge, enjoy, and/or ponder over forever? Look no further! Here’s a list of some of my favorite Netflix shows.

 

  1. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Not enough people have seen this. Darren Criss gives the performance of a lifetime as Andrew Cunanan, a serial killer who famously murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace. This miniseries is based on real events, so if you love true-crime you’ll definitely love this show, plus you’ll get a better understanding of what it meant to be a gay man in America in the 90s.

  2. Orange Is The New Black. This dramedy (it’s funnier in the earlier seasons and stops being as funny as time goes on) is based on the story of Piper Kerman, a woman sentenced to fifteen months in a woman’s prison and her experiences there. The show takes serious liberties over the novel, but almost always in good ways. This show has some seriously memorable performances.

  3. Grand Army. This series explores the lives of five high schoolers at a high school in Brooklyn. The cast is diverse and the characters are all multidimensional and interesting.  WOC watching TV Photo by Tolu Bamwo from Nappy

  4. Black Mirror. This is a dystopian show that explores how advanced technology clashes with human nature, particularly humanity’s flaws. When done well, the show is one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking out there. I wrote a whole article about the best starter episodes, so go check that out!

  5. The Society. This show was (very unfortunately) canceled after just one season, but its sole season is still available to watch. It’s about a group of high schoolers that are left stranded in their hometown, but there’s no adults, no cell service, and their town is surrounded by infinite forest. It’s really fascinating to see the decisions they make as they’re forced to bring about law and order, and the consequences of their actions are just as absorbing.

  6. Justice Served: Murderous Affairs. If you’re looking for something without a ton of substance but is still fun to watch, I’ve got the show for you! It’s campy true-crime but still very interesting and a decent waste of twenty minutes. 

 

I hope my list was helpful!