5 Netflix Originals You Should Watch Right Now
Netflix began as one of the world’s first online DVD rental services. The company launched in April of 1998. After a year Netflix moved on to using a subscription-based service in which customers could rent unlimited movies for a small monthly fee. Less than 10 years later Netflix was able to celebrate having 1 million accounts. The streaming service released its first original stand-up special in 2013, Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same. Since then Netflix has gone on to release numerous award-winning movies and television shows.
Here are my top 5:
1. Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth is a Netflix Original fantasy drama show. It was released on June 4, 2021. It was received well by critics and viewers. The show is currently ranked as one of the Most Popular Tv shows on Rotten Tomatoes. Though it is based on the comic series by Jeff Lemire written over ten years ago, its story is eerily familiar. Sweet Tooth takes place after a pandemic wiped out millions of the world’s populations. However, the show was written before the COVID-19 pandemic. And the pilot episode was filmed in 2019. Sweet Tooth contains unique and complex storylines. The show tackles themes like politics, family, loyalty, and friendship. Also, with part of the series taking place in Yellowstone National Park, the scenery is unbeatable.
2. I’m Thinking of Ending Things
If you’re looking for a movie that will leave you thinking “what?” then the Netflix Original film I’m Thinking of ending Things is for you. The film was released on September 4, 2020. The psychological thriller is based on a novel by Ian Reid. I’m Thinking of Ending Things was directed and written by Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is known for his surreal imagination and innovative approach to the human condition. The movie centers around a young woman meeting her boyfriend’s family for the first time. However, it becomes very clear very quickly it is much more than that.3. BoJack Horseman
The animated adult series BoJack Horseman is described as a tragicomedy sitcom. BoJack Horseman was released in 2014 and has 6 seasons. The Netflix Original follows the story of BoJack Horseman, a washed-up alcoholic sitcom star. However, the show is not your typical cartoon. The series embraces dark themes such as drug abuse, mental illness, and trauma. The characters of BoJack Horseman are well developed and imperfect. The show provides a painfully realistic look into existential and sociopolitical issues.
4. Too Hot to Handle
The reality dating shows Too Hot to Handle centers around 10 contestants who engage in flings instead of forming long-term relationships. The group is monitored by a virtual assistant named Lana. The singles must refrain from sex, kissing, and self-gratification. They are given a money pool of $100,000 and every time they break the rules thousands of dollars get taken away. The goal of the show is to leave with as much money as possible and learn how to make meaningful connections.
5. Fate: The Winx Saga
The teen drama series Fate: The Winx Saga is based on the Nickelodeon animated series The Winx Club. The first season was released on January 22, 2021. The series is set at a magical boarding school called Alfea College. The main protagonist, Bloom, finds herself teaming up with four new friends. Together they must work to uncover Bloom’s mysterious past and defeat the dark ones. The first season is only six episodes making it perfect for binge-watching. Fate: The Winx Saga has been renewed and is expected to be released in January of 2022.