Netflix and Chill: The Best Shows on Netflix
Making a Murderer
If you somehow managed to make it through 2015 without wasting your weekend with the Averys, then you either lived under a rock or you possess super-human self control. Either way, Making a Murderer should be on your radar.
This riveting docudrama opens up the case of Steven Avery, a man who was framed and charged for murder, released on appeal, then charged for murder again! But, get this. The evidence connecting Avery to the second murder is SUPER SKETCHY. That’s right, the dude may have been framed twice. Why? Well … we don’t want to ruin everything for you. Go watch it. But consider yourself warned. This show may take over your life.
The Netflix original series Bloodline begins, like most blood-soaked dramatic tragedies, with a family get-together. This family though, is a bit different. Anchored by a world-class cast (Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, and more), Bloodline removes the veneer of happiness to reveal a dark, secret filled past.
Much like House of Cards, Bloodline relies heavily on misinformation to build tension. The audience is thrown into the story without much of a toehold. It can be slow at times, but Bloodline is certainly worth the watch. With inventive storytelling, and world-class acting, just don’t expect to get anything done this weekend.
Drugs, money, sex, violence, moustaches … Narcos tells the tale of Pablo Escobar, leader of Columbia’s Medellin drug cartel, and the police officers in charge of putting him behind bars. It’s mile-a-minute narrative style, coupled with its world-class acting, makes Narcos an absolute must-see.
Actor Wagner Moura revives Pablo Escobar with a grace and an intensity that hasn’t been seen since James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano. That’s right, we said it. Moura is really that good. Fair warning though, Narcos is incredibly violent, so don’t pop this one on until the kids are asleep or at the in-laws.