Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Watch Right Now (February)
There are plenty of good TV series on?Netflix. Arguably, too many, in fact. If you?re trying to figure out what to watch next, here?s our Tipstor? Top 5. It’s a great place to start.
1. Dead To Me
Christina Applegate returns to TV with this grief-com about a woman trying to pick up the pieces after her husband is murdered in a horrible hit-and-run accident. Applegate plays the angry, grieving widow with equal parts humor and empathy while Linda Cardellini plays her sunny, optimistic best friend. The two meet in a grief group and navigate the challenges of moving on after loss while also solving a murder mystery. There?s no way you?ll know what to expect here, which is half the fun of watching.
2. Russian Doll
Natasha Lyonne stars in this Groundhog Day-from-hell remake about a woman who?s forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again. It?s been done before, but this series stands out thanks to its mix of dark humor and a tinge of the supernatural. Lyonne is one of the often overlooked OITNB stars, but it looks like this series is giving her a chance to show off her comedic chops as her character, Nadia, endures a constant loop of partying, dying, then waking up to do it all over again. As bleak as the premise is, Lyonne manages to find a silver lining, a universal message that basically read, ?The world is sh*t, let?s help each other out if we can.?
3. The Umbrella Academy
Superhero team-ups are a dime a dozen, but the TV adaptation of this award-winning comic series created by Gerard Way ? yes, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance ? feels wholly unique and thus, totally refreshing. The show follows the story of seven kids, all born on the same day to mothers who didn?t even know they were pregnant. They?re adopted by a mysterious billionaire and trained to use their supernatural abilities to fight evil in the world, but when they grow up, their dysfunctional upbringing catches up with them, and they?re left struggling to live normal lives. It?s all kinds of weird, which is exactly what the genre needs right now.
4. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Kiernan Shipka stars in this witchy revival of a sitcom classic. This Sabrina Spellman is darker than what millennials are used to. As a half-mortal, half-witch, Spellman is an outcast with the magical community and the first season explores the cult-like fervor of magic users, their worship of Satan, and why Sabrina is being pressured to sign her name over to the Dark Lord. The show also tackles issues of romance, friendship, and sexism in clever, crafty ways and with season two newly released, expect things to get even more nightmarish for the Spellman clan.
The UK?s most popular new drama has made its way across the pond. The procedural thriller stars Game of Thrones? Richard Madden as David Budd, a military vet turned police officer tasked with protecting a high-profile politician during a, particularly dicey time. There?s plenty of suspense and action to string you along, coupled with a vulnerable performance by Madden, who ditches his King of the North swagger to play a man conflicted by his past and his present duty to his country.