From iconic throwbacks to brand spanking new series – make the most of your chill time with the best shows new shows on Netflix
Words Joy Montgomery
New Shows on Netflix
Everyone’s favourite US sitcom has finally arrived on Netflix, following the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. 10 seasons – 236 episodes? Challenge accepted.
Master of None
Master of None is an award-winning American comedy-drama created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, starring Ansari in the lead role of Dev Shah. It follows a 30-year-old actor who tries to jump-start his career and elevate his dating game with help from his eclectic group of friends. The series has won multiple awards, including three Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of Black Mirror, the British TV series created by Charlie Brooker. Premiering on Channel 4 back in 2011, it has since been purchased by Netflix, with the latest series released in December 2017. Each standalone episode offers a dystopian vision of the future, often based around our relationship with technology. The result is often dark with satirical undertones.
The End of the F***ing World
Based on a graphic novel, this darkly comic tale about two confused teen outsiders originally debuted on Channel 4. Now on Netflix, it has gained the recognition it deserves, following a budding teen psychopath and a rebel hungry for adventure on a star-crossed road trip. Starring Jessica Barden, Alex Lawtherand Steve Oram.
Based on the 2002 novel of the same title by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is the new sci-fi series that premiered on Netflix in February. Taking place over 350 years in the future, the series follows a prisoner who returns to life in a new body after 250 years on ice. He is offered one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder. Starring Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy and Martha Higareda.
Another throwback moment for you. Emmy Award-winning reality series, Queer Eye, has been given a reboot courtesy of Netflix and returns with a new Fab Five cast. Challenging the notion of what it is to ‘be a man’, the new cast set out to advise men on everything from fashion and grooming to food, culture and design.