Updated: Feb 26
These shows will have you up till 4am HOOKED on to each episode
The Last of Us ★★★☆☆
Based on the popular video game of the same name and will follow the story of Joel and Ellie as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world. With its talented cast and crew, including Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the lead roles, the show has generated excitement among fans of the game. While the success of video game adaptations to TV is mixed, the high-quality source material and talented team behind the show have created a hit. A must watch show for those who enjoy post apocalyptic sci-fi stories and amazing acting with immense detail and emotion in each scene.
Dynasty is a soap opera series that follows the lives of the wealthy Carrington family and their associates. With its over-the-top drama, glamorous settings, and intricate plotlines, the show has become a guilty pleasure for many viewers. While some may find the show's convoluted storylines and inconsistent characterisations frustrating, the show's ability to offer escapist entertainment and jaw-dropping twists makes it a standout in the genre. A great guilty pleasure binge-watch.
White Lotus ★★★★★
White Lotus is a satirical drama series that follows the lives of guests and staff at a luxury resort in Hawaii. With its sharp wit, complex characters, and stunning scenery, the show has become a critical darling. While some may find the show's slow burn pacing and lack of clear resolution unsatisfying, the show's ability to offer insightful commentary on wealth, privilege, and human nature makes it a standout in the genre. A thought-provoking and visually stunning series.
Gossip Girl ★★★★★
We are talking about the original, and the best... Gossip Girl is a teen drama series that follows the lives of wealthy young adults in New York City as they navigate love, friendship, and scandal. With its addictive plot lines, fashion-forward style, and iconic voiceover narration, the show has become a cultural phenomenon. While some may find the show's portrayal of teenage life and relationships unrealistic, the show's ability to offer a glamorous escape into the world of the elite makes it a standout in the genre. Will have you laughing, crying, in love and hatred (especially towards Dan). Haha. Bacon's must-watch and all time favourite!
Narcos is a crime drama series that tells the story of the drug trade in Colombia and the efforts of law enforcement to take down drug kingpins such as Pablo Escobar. With its gripping storytelling, high-stakes action, and powerful performances, the show has become a fan favorite. While some may find the show's graphic violence and complex political history difficult to follow, the show's ability to offer a thrilling and nuanced look at one of the most notorious criminal empires in history makes it a standout in the genre. A great crime drama as well as a gripping and intense series.
You is a psychological thriller series that follows the obsessive and dangerous love story of Joe Goldberg, a charming but disturbed bookstore manager. With its gripping plotlines, twisted characterizations, and social media commentary, the show has become a cultural sensation. While some may find the show's dark themes and disturbing content unsettling, the show's ability to offer a chilling and thought-provoking exploration of the dangers of obsession and online privacy makes it a standout in the genre. A suspenseful and unsettling series.
Euphoria is a raw and gritty drama series that explores the lives of high school students dealing with addiction, trauma, and identity issues. With its stunning cinematography, exceptional performances, and unflinching look at the struggles of youth, the show has garnered critical acclaim. While some may find the graphic content and mature themes difficult to watch, the show's willingness to tackle difficult subject matter head-on makes it a standout in the teen drama genre. Overall, Euphoria is a must-watch for those seeking a realistic portrayal of the challenges facing young people today.
Money Heist ★★★★★
Money Heist is a crime thriller series that follows a group of robbers as they plan and execute a daring heist on the Royal Mint of Spain. With its high-stakes action, complex characters, and intricate plotlines, the show has become a global phenomenon. While some may find the show's pacing slow and the use of flashbacks confusing, the show's ability to offer a thrilling and unpredictable ride with a strong social justice message makes it a standout in the genre. A high-octane and thought-provoking series.
Suits is a legal drama series that follows the story of Mike Ross, a college dropout who begins working at a prestigious law firm despite lacking a law degree. With its compelling characters, witty dialogue, and intricate legal cases, the show has become a fan favorite. While some may find the show's formulaic plotlines and unrealistic portrayals of law firms and courtrooms unrealistic, the show's ability to offer a captivating and entertaining look at the legal world makes it a standout in the genre. A smart and engaging series.
Outer Banks ★★★★☆
Outer Banks is a coming-of-age adventure series that follows a group of teenagers on a treasure hunt in the fictional town of Kildare, North Carolina. With its stunning cinematography, thrilling action scenes, and charismatic cast, the show has become a popular binge-watch. While some may find the show's plotlines and characterizations clichéd, the show's ability to offer a fun and nostalgic look at teenage life and adventure makes it a standout in the genre. An entertaining and escapist series.
Spoilers!!: The latest season (season 3) just came out and we have thoughts. The first two seasons are amazing and captivating to watch, this season however, was a let down. The plot of Big John coming back to life and having Singh as a villian ultimately did not make it for us. We did not enjoy the portrayal of them in the plot line and made the story a bit off and boring. Sarah cheating also was not the best addition since it ruined her character build up and the whole plot of the great love between Sarah and John B. We are so happy to see our dreams of JJ and Kie come to life!!
Black Mirror ★★★★★
Black Mirror is a science-fiction anthology series that explores the dark consequences of technology and its impact on modern society. With its thought-provoking themes, complex characters, and innovative storytelling, the show has become a critical and commercial success. While some may find the show's bleak and unsettling tone difficult to watch, the show's ability to offer a prescient and often chilling commentary on the human condition makes it a standout in the genre. A challenging and provocative series.
Jane the Virgin ★★★★★
Jane the Virgin is a comedy-drama series that follows the story of Jane Villanueva, a young woman who becomes accidentally artificially inseminated and must navigate the challenges of motherhood and love. With its clever writing, charismatic cast, and playful tone, the show has become a fan favorite. While some may find the show's over-the-top telenovela style and occasional melodrama overwhelming, the show's ability to offer a refreshing and feminist take on the genre makes it a standout in the field. A feel-good and heartwarming series.
Wednesday is a new Netflix TV show that reimagines the iconic Addams Family character, Wednesday Addams, as a teenage sleuth. The show stars Jenna Ortega in the titular role, and she delivers a captivating performance as the quirky and fearless protagonist. With its dark humor, Gothic style, and clever writing, the show is a fun and fresh take on the classic franchise. While some may find the show's pacing and occasional lack of cohesion challenging, the show's overall charm and wit make it a worthwhile watch.
The Queens Gambit ★★★★★
The Queen's Gambit is a Netflix miniseries that follows the story of an orphaned chess prodigy named Beth Harmon. The show features excellent performances from its cast, especially Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth. With its stylish cinematography and period setting, the show effectively captures the mood and atmosphere of the 1960s. While the show's pacing can be slow at times, its captivating story, engaging characters, and thematic depth make it a must-watch for fans of coming-of-age dramas and chess enthusiasts alike.
Ginny and Georgia ★★★☆☆
Ginny and Georgia is a Netflix series that follows a mother and daughter duo as they move to a new town and try to start over. The show features strong performances from its leads, Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey, who portray Ginny and Georgia respectively. With its blend of drama, comedy, and mystery, the show offers a compelling and entertaining watch. While some may find the show's pacing, cliches and occasional lack of nuance problematic, its overall quality and appeal make it a worthwhile addition to your binge list.
Elite is a Spanish-language Netflix series that follows a group of wealthy teenagers at a prestigious private school in Spain. The show features a talented cast, including María Pedraza, Miguel Herrán, and Itzan Escamilla, who bring depth and nuance to their characters. With its mix of drama, romance, and murder mystery, the show keeps viewers engaged and entertained throughout. While the show's reliance on certain cliches and tropes may turn off some viewers, its overall quality and binge-worthy nature make it a solid recommendation by Bacon.