It is possible to get overwhelmed by the number of options on Netflix. Many Netflix originals get lost in the shadows of shows like “Stranger Things” or “You.” Netflix, like other streaming services, has the interesting struggle of having too much content creating fatigue for those trying to pick something to watch. Here’s what to watch on Netflix while you stay at home and don’t want to keep scrolling.
The “Narcos” series heads down to Mexico to tell about the story about the roots of the current drug war. It’s important to remember that shows like these are dramatizations and some things are real but it takes liberties. Diego Luna does an amazing job as Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, the man who unified plazas to make an empire. There are currently two seasons that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
If you haven’t seen “Cheer” yet, now is your chance. “Cheer” follows the cheer program from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. They are number one in the country and the show follows their journey to get there. Through grueling practices and heartwarming stories, “Cheer” gives you a look at the realities of cheerleading.
“Raising Dion” follows a young boy who discovers he has superpowers and his widow mother trying to keep him safe. It’s an adventurous but sweet tale as we see Dion coming into his own and learn his strengths. The show showcases the real-life perils these characters would go through with sci-fi thrown in.
The Get Down
Produced by Baz Luhrmann, “The Get Down” is a glitzy yet gritty story about disco and the rise of hip-hop in the 1970s. It follows a group of teenagers in the Bronx as they deal with the uncertainty of their futures and their passion for music. The music is fun and catchy but the story showcases the struggles they face.
Next in Fashion
“Next in Fashion” is here to fill the hole “Project Runway” left behind. With hosts Tan France and Alexa Chung, “Next in Fashion” tries to put a twist on fashion competition. For the first few rounds, designers are in teams and are giving a genre of fashion to create two outfits, usually having both male and female models.
This show is based on the book, “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.” It’s a psychological thriller starring Jonathan Groff and produced by David Fincher. It’s a gory show looking at the mentality of serial killers and trying to find the ones responsible for crimes. “Mindhunter” is a rollercoaster and perfect for crime junkies.
The Umbrella Academy
Based on the comic book creaked by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. “The Umbrella Academy” follows a dysfunctional family who have superpowers. However, they’re not your typical heroes and they will need to stop the world from ending. “The Umbrella Academy” is fast paced, riddled with details and doesn’t take itself too seriously.
The Great Hack
If you want a documentary to make you paranoid, “The Great Hack” will have you questioning your actions. The movie looks at how all our online actions are recorded and used against us as advertising. Data is the most valuable thing in the world and everything we do is saved somewhere. By the end of it, you will analyze what you post on the internet.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
If you just want to laugh and have something to play in the background, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is the show to watch. Hosted by Jerry Seinfeld, each episode features a comedian as they drive around drinking coffee, of course. It’s a fun show that shows famous comedians in a laid back way.