When the temperature drops and it’s getting dark early, there are more excuses to stay in and to catch up of your favourite series, crouch on couch, covered in blanket and a hot drink (or wine) on one hand – sounds like a perfect plan for a weeknight, actually every night. And thanks to Netflix, it makes binge-watching shows more attempting and easier. Here are some of our top picks from Netflix.
The Crown Season 2 (Premiere in 8th December)
The Queen faced challenges to maintain British monarchy post-war and her marriage was also on the edge, so we see her constant struggle of balancing two worlds: family and country, modern and traditional rules.
Cable Girls Season 2 (Premiere on 25th December)
The timeline sets in 6 months after the ending of season 1: new management shakes things up, the friends commit a dark deed, Lidia faces romantic backlash, and Sara suffers an identity crisis.
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey (Premiere on 16th November)
The Japanese reality show features the journey of 4 guys and 3 girls travelling through Southeast Asia by a pink van while finding their love during the trip. It’s been a popular show in Japan for years and this is a return of show since 2009. You may probably get culture shock because of their unique dating culture and etiquette in Japan but that’s why it’s so interesting to watch.
Alias Grace (Premiere on 3rd November)
Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel. The six-hour miniseries follows Grace Marks, a poor, young Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who, along with stable hand James McDermott, was convicted of the brutal murders of their employer, Thomas Kinnear, and his housekeeper, Nancy Montgomery, in 1843.
MINDHUNTER (Premiere on 13th October)
This is not exactly on but I feel like this gem haven't caught on in Hong Kong so I include this on the list. The is set in the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters, inspired by true events . It’s slow-paced from the start and it’s more and more intense after each episode, you’ll be hooked.
The Good Place Season 1 & 2 (Season 2 Premiere on 20th September)
This is the most underrated show ever in my opinion. I found this when I needed a comedic relief but what a surprise! Kristen Bell starred in the series as a character who is mean and selfish and was told that she’s been placed in “the good place” (similar concept to “heaven”) after sudden death and she instantly knew that it was a mistake. There are not a lot of comedy out there that can be so funny but still make you to reflect your daily actions. In season 2, there are even more plot twists after the shocking reveal of season 1 finale and needless to say, the acting of Ted Danson and Kristen Bell are fantastic as always.