Kill time while self-isolating with these 6 best shows on Netflix, from Tiger King to the binge-worthy series Money Heist.
In this day and age of social distancing, people worldwide are finding ways to keep themselves as entertained as possible from the comfort and safety of their own home. From reality TV to suspenseful documentaries, there’s something for everyone on this ultimate self-isolation list of the 6 best shows on Netflix. All you need to do is grab your virtual binge buddy and some popcorn!
Released on 20 March 2020, Tiger King is ranked today as one of Netflix’s most victorious releases, having been watched by 34.3 million people within its first ten days of release. Based on a real story, this crime docuseries revolves around zookeeper, Joe Exotic, a big-cat zoo owner who is now serving 22 years in prison for animal trafficking and plotting to murder his business rival, Carole Baskin. A wild documentary, indeed!
It’s been a memorable few years for Asian representation in film and television, with Kim’s Convenience leading the pack. A feel-good show that touches on timely social matters, Kim’s Convenience circulates around the misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family who run a convenience store that attracts a diverse range of customers, serving up important life lessons along the way. If you’re a fan of Fresh Off The Boat, then it’s about time you join in on the fun with the Kim’s… at your convenience!
With 44 million homes streaming season three in the first month of release, Money Heist (also known as La Casa de Papel) is easily Netflix’s most-watched non-English series – and one of the best shows on Netflix right now. The Spanish crime show follows two epic heists led by the brilliant (and attractive) Professor and his sexy band of thieves. What really makes this show great, however, is the fact that the scripts aren’t prepared in advance, but instead are written alongside filming, meaning that no one, not even the writers, know what direction the show will go in. So, if you’re looking for some suspense and are keen to pick up some Spanish, then this is the one for you.
If you live and breathe social media, then look no further than The Circle. An American reality TV series that’s basically Big Brother meets Catfish, The Circle follows 13 contestants as they attempt to become the most popular player by – essentially – flirting and manipulating each other on the Circle, the show’s voice-activated social media platform. Recently renewed by Netflix for a second and third season, it’s hard not to get sucked into this absurd-but-highly-addictive popularity contest.
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If you are one of the very few people who haven’t yet seen RuPaul’s Drag Race then, boy, are you in for a treat! A reality competition that’s a pastiche of Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, American Idol and Lipsync Battle, RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the defining shows of our age. The show documents RuPaul’s search for “America’s next drag superstar” and incorporates challenges that feature everything from singing and dancing to acting and sewing. A pop culture phenomenon that’s campy, fun and chock-a-block full of positive messages, the show is credited with taking queer culture mainstream and has earned itself a legion of fans the world over.
Community is an American comedy series created by Dan Harmon, the same man behind the beloved meta-cartoon Rick and Morty. Set in a community college teeming with misfits and people attempting to course-correct their lives, this show is quirky, outrageous and rooted in the premise of unlikely friendships. Co-starring Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, and Ken Jeong, aka the Asian guy from The Hangover who coined the term ‘Fat Jesus,’ Community is now available on Netflix, which means you have 6 seasons of binging pleasure ahead of you!