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12 Netflix Series To Binge Watch This Lock Down Weekend

Though lockdowns might not be the best thing to happen to us on weekends, we can’t do anything about it. So why not grab the opportunity of being stuck at home to catch up on our favorite TV shows we wish we had time for…. To help you out a bit we’ve put together our favorite series on Netflix…. Enjoy 🙂

 

1 || You

Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st-century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.

 


 

2 || Marcella

Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt’s unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims. Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella Backland is a detective in her late 30’s who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what’s happened in her life.

 

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3 || Emily in Paris

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

 

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4 || Dead to Me

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

 

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5 || The Gift

Atiye, with her family and lover Ozan, leads a simple and happy life in Istanbul until her life changes with a discovery made in Göbeklitepe, the world’s oldest temple. The archaeologist Erhan, who carries out excavations in the region, discovers a symbol that reveals the mystical relationship between Atiye and Göbeklitepe. Atiye chases after this mysterious event that opens her a different door. She decides to look for her own past in the ancient temple. As this mystery is revealed, Atiye will question everything between the past and the future, between the true and the spiritual.

 

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6 || The Social Dilemma

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we’re hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.

 

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7 || Criminal

A cat-and-mouse drama, which focuses on the intense mental conflict between detectives and suspects. The stories take place within the confines of a police interview suite.

 

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8 || Dark

The first German production from the world’s leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.

 

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9 || The OA

Created and written by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij (The East), this Netflix original delves into the inexplicable reappearance of Prairie Johnson (Marling). Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Johnson returns home, now in her late 20s and with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

 

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10 || Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

Debra Newell (Connie Britton) has a seemingly perfect life: she’s successful, beautiful and lives in one of California’s most desirable coastal cities, Newport Beach. The only thing missing is love. So when she finally meets charming and handsome doctor John Meehan (Eric Bana), she’s quickly swept into a whirlwind romance, much to the dismay of her daughters Terra (Julia Garner) and Veronica (Juno Temple). Their fast-tracked relationship creates tension between Debra and the girls, leaving them no choice but to investigate the stranger who has swept their mother off her feet. And with a fraught family history, the backstory of Debra and her mother Arlane (Jean Smart) provides insight into why she may have been so vulnerable to John in the first place. As Debra gets drawn deeper into his lies and sinister game of psychological manipulation, it results in horrific consequences for an entire family.

 

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11 || Outlander

Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

 

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12 || Cobra Kai

Thirty years after their final confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence is at rock-bottom as an unemployed handyman haunted by his wasted life. However, when Johnny rescues a bullied kid, Miguel, from bullies, he is inspired to restart the notorious Cobra Kai dojo. However, this revitalization of his life and related misunderstandings find Johnny restarting his old rivalry with Daniel LaRousso, a successful businessman who may be happily married, but is missing an essential balance in life since the death of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. Meanwhile, even as this antipathy festers, it finds itself reflected in their protegees as Miguel and his comrades are gradually poisoned by Cobra Kai’s thuggish philosophy. Meanwhile, while Daniel’s daughter, Samantha, finds herself in the middle of this conflict amidst false friends, Johnny’s estranged miscreant son, Robby, finds himself inadvertently coming under Daniel’s wing and flourishes in ways worthy of Mr. Miyagi.

 

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