We’re less than 100 days away from 2022 and to be honest, I am already ‘’almost’’ done with this year. There’s nothing I wanted to do more than just snuggle up in my bed, or wishing that I’m packing my luggage to go for a long vacation. Have you guys ever missed all those weekends where you wisely spent time with your family, friends or loved ones? Now, I feel like everyday is just the same day… If only there’s a short escape to gather the family back together. *cough* Netflix show *cough*.
And with a lot of Netflix shows released this year, nothing screams family weekend more than ordering take-ins, phone on silent mode, and just surround yourself comfortably with good company and good tv shows. Whether it’s an old tv show that you’ve finally decided to catch on, or a brand new series, you can discover arrays of 5 star shows that’ll make you and your family glued to the seats. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d choose this scenario anytime rather than straying out around the city at night.
Anyway, without further ado, here are Glitz’s choices of tv series to watch over the weekend with your family. Some of them have been on our list for a long, long time. It’s about time.
1. Shadow And Bone
Calling all Game of Thrones fans, me included. If you’re a huge fan of magic, battle fight scenes and medieval times, then you have to watch this Shadow and Bone show. This show is based on the best-selling novel Grishaverse written by Leigh Bardugo. The show follows the life of a young witch named Alina, wanted to death by many due to her magical powers that are able to open a portal to the dark world. Suspense in all episodes, though.
2. The Serpent
If you like a semi-doc series with a twist of drama, this show will put you on the edge of your seats. The Serpent show takes place in 1970’s—which also happened to be a real event, by the way—follows Charles Sobhraj, a top wanted criminal that was responsible for various crime inclusinf murder, gem dealer and human trafficking. See how he’ll be put to justice by the laws.
3. Lupin (S1-S2)
Another crime-drama series. But you need to turn on your subtitles for this because the dialogues are based on the French language. This show portrayed a professional thief named Assane Diop, played by the remarkable Omar Sy, who migrated to France to find a better life. Unfortunately, after the death of his father, he decided to seek revenge for those responsible. One of the most-viewed Netflix shows in the world right now.
4. The Crown (S1-S4)
This show needs no introduction. The Crown—one of the most anticipated, most-talked and most-viewed shows on Netflix, ever. This show follows the life of the Great Britain Royal, Queen Elizabeth II. The first season started off by following the events of her early marriage life with Prince Philip, up until season 4, where Princess Diana dramas started to surface. Each detail from the choice of actor and actress, the costume, the dialogues, even all the small significant details being brought up to life flawlessly. If you haven’t watched this show, please do.
5. The Queen’s Gambit
Another 5 stars shows produced by Netflix. The Queen’s Gambit, star Anya Taylor-Joy who is an orphanage chess prodigy who’ve been blessed with a vision of beauty but struggled with an addiction to become the greatest chess player in the world. This show will make you scream ‘’Girl power’’ all day long. Totally worth the watch.
6. The Fear Street Trilogy
Let’s switch the gear a bit. If you’re a horror or thriller fan, you’re definitely going to love this trilogy by Netflix. It’s not exactly a series but more like a three-part movie. The story is based on a group of teenagers trying to find the core and root of the devil that is responsible for a mass murder in a small town they lived in. It’s a bit confusing at first because they jumped from one year to another, but once you get the hang of it, you wouldn’t want to turn your face away.
7. Love and Monster
Love and Monster showcased a young man portarted by Dylan O’Brien who survived an apocalypse tragedy seven years ago. But as time went by, he had to deal with the appearance of weird monsters and creatures running the planet. He then took a risky path when he decided to venture up to the underground. This show is produced by the same person who produced Stranger Things. So you know what it means. *wink*.
8. Stranger Things (S1-S3)
Speaking of Stranger Things, how did we manage to leave out the influential show on Netflix? They show stopped until Season 3 currently, but don’t worry the Season 4 is currently on its way. But while waiting for the new season to emerge, why don’t you catch up with the first three. It’s an American Sci-Fi series, a la X-Files meets The Goosebumps. If you’re a fan of aliens theory, you’ll hook over this show.
9. When They See Us
A gut wrenching, gripping series. When They See Us is a perfect show to educate us and people around us the obvious case of racism, broken justice, and how a nation blindly deals with people of colour—and it is not surprising such events are still taking place in today’s world. A perfect portrayal of acting from Marquis Rodriguez, Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse.
10. Black Mirror
What makes this series unique is that every episode follows a different storyline—they’re not based on a continuation story. Black Mirror currently has five seasons up on Netflix so you can go ahead and binge-watch them all. The series is based on a dark sci-fi anthology that follows the world’s current situation and society with an extreme obsession of technology but little did they know it will be their downfall. There are episodes dedicated to political satire, futuristic worlds, serial killers, war, and good old romance.