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Top 11 Netflix series to binge-watch during lockdown

23 April 2020

Lockdown can get a little tedious at times and with so much to watch, it can be tough finding a series that you can really get into. Here’s a few great series that you can stream on Netflix to distract you for a while.

We’ve handpicked the latest and best shows to watch on Netflix in April 2020.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 11
Genre: Docu-series, True Crime

The series everyone is talking about. The premise of this docu-series is that it closely follows Joe Exotic who runs an exotic zoo in Oklahoma. Did you know that there are more tigers in American zoos than there are in the wild? If that’s not crazy enough, the series becomes a mix of true crime, comedy and truly jaw dropping moments.  

Too Hot to Handle

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 8 
Genre: Dating, Reality 

Missing Love Island? Too Hot to Handle is a Netflix reality dating series with a sultry twist.  On island paradise, a group of young, beautiful and vibrant singles meet for the first time. Sparks soon fly but if they want to win a $100,000 prize, they’ll need to keep their hands to themselves.

The Witcher

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 8
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama

The Witcher follows the stories of mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg and Princess Ciri. All three characters struggle to find their place in a wicked world and must seek out one another to discover their destiny.

Sex Education

Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 16
Genre: Teen Drama

Is it based in the UK? What time period is it set? All these questions won't matter as you will enjoy a heart-warming and at times gross coming-of-age college comedy.

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Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 20
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Crime Fiction

Meet Joe, a dangerously charming bookstore manager with sinister obsessions. When Joe falls for someone, he falls hard and will stop at nothing to keep the person he loves close.

Friday Night Dinner

Seasons: 6 | Episodes: 36
Genre: Comedy

You can watch up to season 4 of this smart and quotable comedy on Netflix (catch up to season 6 on All 4). You’ll be watching in hysterics as the chaotic Goodman family wish to have their traditional Friday Night Dinner with interruptions of strange neighbour Jim and a whole host of other characters.

Love is Blind

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 11
Genre: Dating, Reality

Love is Blind is a mind-boggling social experiment where singles date for a few weeks in adjacent pods without ever seeing one another. At any time, they can opt to see their chosen person based on their purely emotional connection. The catch? They have to get engaged in order to do so. The couple will then go on a ‘honeymoon’ and live together before they decide to commit with an ‘I do’.

Dare Me

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 10
Genre: Teen Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Dare Me follows a competitive high school cheerleading team as they attempt to get to the nationals. With a new captain in town, relationships begin to crack in this coming-of-age teen drama. Dare Me follows these volatile female friendships and how far people will go to protect their own interests.

Outer Banks

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 10
Genre: Teen Drama, Action, Adventure, Mystery

After a hurricane wrecks the coast, a teenager and his friends go on a treasure hunt to try and uncover a legendary shipwreck and more information about his missing father after finding his compass and a series of clues.

Cheer!

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 6
Genre: Documentary, Reality, Sports

Cheer is a sports docu-series that follows a small college in Texas’ competitive Cheer squad. You’ll get to know the team and become gripped as they train to compete to become national champions!

100 Humans

Seasons: 1 | Episodes: 8
Genre: Docu-series, Science, Comedy

100 Humans is a docu-series that presents a giant social experiment where one hundred people from diverse backgrounds are brought together to participate in a range of experiments. These explore age, sex, mood, and other aspects of being human.

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