5 Best Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix Right NowMarch 1, 2021
The Haunting of Hill House
Semi-based on the gothic horror novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House is horror at its finest. The plot goes as is: the Crain family move into Hill House in the summer of 1992 to renovate and eventually flip it, but paranormal activity drives one family member over the edge, leaving the rest to jump ship. Nearly three decades later and disaster strikes again, forcing the remaining family members to meet and confront the haunting memories ruining their lives.
As Netflix’s most-watched series ever, Bridgerton is set during the Regency period in England and follows the powerful Bridgerton family as they navigate love, marriage, and scandal. The show is based on a series of novels with each on focusing on a different Bridgerton sibling— this first series follows eldest sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and her turbulent marriage to one of London’s most eligible bachelors, Duke Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page). It’s executive producer is none other than Shonda Rhimes.
As funny as it is awkward, Chewing Gum is a comedy series that follows Tracey, a young, Black woman who is intent on escaping her Christian upbringing and losing her virginity. Created by and starting Michaela Coel, the result is a hilarious but always cringe-inducing story through the uncertainty of young adulthood.
Both fascinating and mouth-watering, each episode of Chef’s Table (and there are six seasons to get your teeth stuck into) goes into the kitchen of one of the world’s top chef’s and looks beyond their creations. With restaurants still open in limited ways because of the pandemic, this series is the perfect way to get inspired and passionate about food. Pro tip: Steer clear of watching this if you’re hungry.
Featuring five seasons on Netflix, Schitt’s Creek revolves around the super-wealthy Rose family who lose all their money and are forced to move to a town called, well, Schitt’s Creek. (Which, by the way, is a backwater town they once purchased as a joke and is now their only remaining asset.) Created by Dan Levy, the sitcom derives its charm from the family of four (who now live in a motel) slowly adjusting to their new surroundings over the course of the seasons. Boasting brilliant performances, the show is slow-paced and sweet, much like life in a small town.