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Your Next 5 Binges on Netflix 2018

We all know that Stranger Things has been THE Netflix show now for the past couple of years but what other series can you binge? Luckily for you, binging on Netflix is my favorite pass time and I’m going to give you the down-low on what shows to rip off after your Stranger Things binge is done.

Maniac

I log onto Netflix to look for a new series only to see this trailer (released 9/21/18) illuminating the screen with the most star-studded cast to touch Netflix to date. We got Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sally Field, and Justin Theroux to name a few. Needless to say, I forgot about my browsing and tuned right in. The story is of two strangers (Emma and Jonah) both with their own personal issues that are led to a pharma drug trial. The trial consists of three pills: A, B, and C. A will bring you back to the worst day of your life, B stands for behavioral and makes you self reflect and C stands for conflict- which helps settle any issue you’re dealing with personally. Have you ever had a dream that made no sense while you’re in it but afterward in retrospect, you can see how it ties into your life? That’s what this is. Watch Annie and Owen (Emma and Jonah) as they intertwine their dreams to discover who they really are and how they might actually be soul mates.

The OA

The show starts off immediately with the main character jumping off of a bridge. She survives the fall and you come to find out that this girl was missing for seven years. Her parents come to see her in the hospital and realize she can see them which is strange because when she went missing she was blind. This story tells you where she was for the last seven years and it is beyond insane. Find out why she regained sight, how she lost it in the first place, and where people go when they have near-death experiences.

Black Mirror

This is the most underrated series on Netflix. Based on the UK series and the modern day twilight zone. You do not have to watch any of the episodes in chronological order. The overarching theme to all of them is technology and time. The episodes take a jab at clinical trials gone wrong, social media becoming our reality, time travel, and dating apps becoming a virtual reality experience. Everyone ranks the episodes differently depending on their personal style but this is how I would rank my favorites:

1. San Junipero (season 3 episode 4)

2. Nosedive (season 3 episode 1)

3. Be Right Back (season 2 episode 2)

4. The Entire History of You (season 1 episode 3)

5. Hang the Dj (season 4 episode 4)

6. Playtest (season 3 episode 2)

7. White Bear (season 2 episode 2)

8. Black Museum (season 4 episode 6)

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is Birmingham’s version of Boardwalk Empire but 10x’s more badass! The Shelby’s are a family of majority boys that are based off the real youth gang Peaky Blinders in the 19th century who were known to sew razor blades in their caps. Thomas Shelby is the leader of the gang and makes the best heartthrob because he is a cold-blooded killer that loves his family and is a hopeless romantic, great combo right? This show will have you on the edge of your seat. Every episode leaves you with a cliffhanger and they aren’t afraid to kill off your favorite main characters so be prepared for some heartbreak and some good English accents 😉

Schitt’s Creek

So far I’ve given you some Drama, Sci-Fi, and Action, let’s end this post with some Comedy. Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian based show created by Eugene Levy (American Pie dad) and his son. The show is about a very wealthy family that loses their fortune when their business manager fails to pay their taxes. After losing everything the only asset they have left is a small town called Schitt’s Creek that they had bought years earlier for their son as a gag gift. Watching this family live in a run-down motel in their chic attire and trying to becoming regular working citizens is actually hilarious. The humor is dry, and the Schitts are just downright entertaining. Tune into this show if you are looking for an easy watch and a good laugh.

Comment below and give me any Netflix recommendations that you love or let me know if you have watched these shows and what you thought.

Happy Binging!

Xo Meg

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