Top 5 Netflix TV Shows to Watch Right Now (March)
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. The Haunting of Hill House
Mike Flanagan knows how to do horror, and his latest series for Netflix, The Haunting of Hill House, is proof of that. The show, like the book off which it?s based, follows the fractured Crain family as they try to make peace with their dark and twisted path. Of course, through some carefully-timed flashbacks, we see why the Crain siblings are so messed up: They lived in a haunted house as children, a house that eventually caused the death of their mother. There are plenty of frights to keep horror fans interested in this thriller, but the real point of this show is investigating trauma and its lingering effects. Makes sense that horror is the best way to do that.
2. Breaking Bad
Not just the best series on Netflix,?Breaking Bad?is the best series of all time. There?s no debate about that.
3. BoJack Horseman
Not enough people on the Internet have explained that?BoJack Horseman?is not what it might seem like. Not enough people raved that it was an often very funny, often very heartbreaking meditation on depression. It?s an animated sitcom about a washed-up horse, and somehow, it?s also an incredibly profound look at deeper themes. It?s amazing, but it may also leave you in a depressive funk for days afterward.?Its fourth season even placed it among our best TV shows of 2017, and, thankfully,?Season 5 is just as funny and sad as ever.
4. Stranger Things
A throwback and love letter to the early 1980s movies of Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, the Duffer Brothers??Stranger Things?feels both familiar and new. It?s about a boy named Will (think?E.T.?s Elliot) who is captured by a?The Thing-like creature and trapped in a?Poltergeist-like world. His mother (Winona Ryder) recruits the local sheriff to investigate Will?s disappearance. Meanwhile, Will?s dorky,?Goonies-like best friends take to their bikes to do some sleuthing of their own and eventually befriend an alien-like girl with telepathic powers (the E.T. of the series). Season two continues that vibe as the show dives deeper into government conspiracies and alien monsters intent on wreaking havoc on small-town Indiana. It?s great PG horror/sci-fi, like the blockbusters of the early ?80s, and even if you didn?t come of age in the era, there?s something for everyone to enjoy.
5. The Office
The original UK?The Office?mainstreamed Ricky Gervais? awkward, uncomfortable humor, while?The Office?diluted it (some), layered in one of sitcom?s greatest romances (for four seasons, anyway), and surrounded Steve Carell with a remarkable, quirky supporting cast. The first four seasons still stand as the best workplace comedy in American sitcom history, even if the final four seasons were increasingly mediocre ? though the series did redeem itself in the end.