These past couple of months have been the perfect time to catch up on some of my favourite TV shows, but also to discover new ones. From dramas to true-life stories and documentaries, I have rounded up five Netflix shows that you need to watch absolutely!
Elite is my favourite at the moment. It takes place in a high school mostly attended by wealthy students. When three scholarship recipients arrive, it leads to some rivalry between these two worlds. The characters are twisted and there is no clear limit between good and bad people. All of them have their weakness and can be at their best or their worst. This TV show has it all: love, sex, drug, lie, and power. Highly addictive! The other good point is that this series is originally in Spanish, which is good for like me, as I am trying to practice this language.
If you liked it, try watching Gossip Girl or Riverdale.
This is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. The first three seasons were taking place in Colombia, telling the story of Pablo Escobar until his death, and then the Cali cartel raise. What was originally the fourth season is now known as a new series of Narcos Mexico, following the Guadalajara cartel and Felix Gallardo. Most of the characters are charismatic, often rivals, and all taking part in the drug war – from the good or bad side. The show is dramatized but relates to historical events.
If you liked it, try watching El Chapo.
This TV show follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II, from her birth till her wedding, her accession to the throne, and her life since then. The actors are changing every two seasons, following normal aging. This show has been nominated and won multiple awards. I love it because of the relatively accurate historical narrative of the Queen’s reign, which made me learned a lot about her life.
This is a British documentary, narrated by David Attenborough, displaying breathtaking landscapes and amazing scenes of animals in their natural habitats. It was created to raise awareness about climate change and the impact on all living creatures. It is great for everybody to watch, and the voice is teaching amazing things. For example, did you know that 100 orang-utans die every week because of human activity?
If you liked it, try watching Night on Earth and Cowspiracy.
When they see us
I love real-life series and this was one of the most moving I have ever seen on Netflix. It is based on the story of young boys later called the “central park five”, who have been wrongly arrested, convinced, and sentenced for the rape of a jogger, who was left for dead in Central Park in 1989. Four of them spent time in juvenile prison, except for Korey Wise, who was 16 at the time and was therefore treated as an adult. They have been acquitted but some of them struggled to get back to a normal life. If you want to know more about it, “When they see us now” is hosted by Oprah Winfrey and presents the real central park five and their poignant story.
If you liked it, try watching The staircase, The innocence file.
What about you? What are your favourite Netflix shows to watch at the moment?