The media industry in general is catching up with the concept that the rest of the world does not enjoy waiting months, or even years, for the latest US shows. Asides from Sky Atlantic, Netflix is one of the best places to keep up to date with the shows. So what does a Netflix week look like right now?
Monday – Star Trek Discovery
Unlike America you don’t need to sign up to CBS’ private streaming service in order to watch the new star trek series. Discovery follows disgraced Officer Michael Burnham on the mysterious ship discovery.
Watch if: You like Star Trek, or making crazy theories about shows
Thursday – Riverdale
Sex! Lies! Covergirl! Shirtless teen Militias! This sexy teen soap just came back for a second season. Riverdale in its second season and has shifted from murder mystery to teen slasher with a serial killer in the loose. However, this season is still full of the twists, references no actual teenager would get and the inappropriate shirtlessness that made so many of us fall in love with it in the first place.
Watch if: You like teen soaps, on a genuine or ironic level
Friday – The Good Place
Congratulate yourself for getting through the week with Mike Schur’s comedy The Good Place. The second season of the Good Place is – well – kind of impossible to talk about. Just know that it’s about a badly behaved individual who mistakenly ends up in the ‘good’ part of the afterlife. While it is a comedy it sure as hell has a lot of twists and turns.
Watch if: You like Parks and Rec, comedies about the afterlife, Kristen Bell
Saturday – Crazy Ex Girlfriend
In lieu of Saturday morning cartoons, Netflix offers us Crazy Ex Girlfriend. Netflix has been releasing episodes weekly since the second season, making the streaming service the exclusive home of Rebecca Bunch and co. This show follows a New York lawyer who moves across country to the home-town of her ex boyfriend – though of course the situation’s a lot more nuanced than that.
P.S. I was joking about the Saturday morning cartoons thing, do not show this to your kids over cereal.
Watch if: You like musicals or portrayals of mental illness