Best Netflix Series to Watch in Lockdown

As freedom has not quite been restored, we're spending much more time in our homes than usual which means it's perfectly acceptable to have a bit of a Netflix binge every so often. However, sometimes the task of searching the Netflix archives for a gripping series is more hassle than it's worth. Forget about that because we've done the tedious bit for you by sifting through the titles to bring you the best viewing pleasure Netflix has to offer right now. All you have to do is pick one, grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy. Here's 5 shows you should be adding to your watch list...

 

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O Z A R K

If you loved Breaking Bad then you'll love Ozark. Featuring the brilliant Jason Bateman, this 3 season show may seem like a slow burner to begin with but stick with it and you'll be wondering why you hadn't started it sooner. It follows the money-laundering journey of the Byrde family who are pushed to make the move from Chicago to the Ozark lakes of Missouri by the cartel after they find themselves in a dangerous situation. Once you're hooked, they'll be no stopping you on this one.

 

 

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T H E  L A S T  D A N C E

If you're into basketball, or any sport for that matter, you will appreciate the new ESPN documentary The Last Dance. Centred around basketball royalty, Michael Jordan, this series goes into detail about his career in the industry and his time with the Chicago Bulls including exclusive never seen before footage. The series has been praised for its outstanding directing and editing as it unveils Michael's ups and downs throughout his career from becoming an extremely driven, global cultural icon to his personal struggles along the way. This 10 part series is 100% binge-worthy! 

 

 

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A F T E R L I F E

Another fine piece of work from the man himself Ricky Gervais, this series will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It follows the story of Tony (played by Ricky Gervais) who after sadly losing his wife to cancer decides to change his outlook on life by doing and saying whatever he wants at the expense of the people around him. His negative persona is slowly broken down when his friends and associates try to build him up to become the person he once was. This top rated series echos Ricky's usual dark-humoured comedy, having you in fits of laughter one minute and teary eyed the next. 

 

 

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M O N E Y  H E I S T 

This series has grown in popularity since its 2017 release to become one of the most streamed shows on Netflix, but what is it all about? In summary, it is a Spanish drama focused around the heists of the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain led by The Professor. The meticulously planned plot hits some bumps in the road and with many twists and turns it will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Having won several awards, this gripping series is one to watch!

 

 

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P E A K Y  B L I N D E R S

It may not be a Netflix original but it certainly deserves a place on this list. Peaky Blinders is an all time favourite of ours, you just need to look at the outfits to see why. If you haven't already watched this legendary crime drama, here's a little summary. It explores the lives of the notorious Shelby family and the rise of Tommy Shelby in particular, from a soldier fighting for his country to a powerful political figure. Loosely based on the Birmingham gangsters of the 19th century, it stars praised actors Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Joe Cole and originally aired on the BBC. This one will give you all the vintage feels and may just inspire your next formalwear look.