Are you looking for a way to entertain yourself at home during this time of quarantine? We want to help you with that! That’s why we’ve created a detailed list of the best shows on Netflix (and Netflix) below, for everyone.
The Haunting of Hill House
One dark and sinister night, Hugh Crain (Henry Thomas) reunites his children and runs away from his Gothic mansion, leaving behind his wife, Olivia (Carla Gugino). Olivia dies that night and the tabloids go wild with stories from the enchanted Hill House. Crain’s five children, Steven, Shirley, Theo, Nell, and Luke, grow up dealing with this trauma in different ways, either by writing a successful memoir about the Hill House obsession (Steven) or by abusing drugs (Luke).
As adults, the Crain brothers barely speak loudly, until a tragedy forces everyone back together and back to Hill House. The Haunting of Hill House , by Mike Flanagan, is a story based on characters, which delves into the psychological problems of its protagonists. However, it is not a simple family drama. In addition to his personal demons, there are some very real ghosts that haunt the Crains.
Created By: Mike Flanagan
Cast : Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel
Number of Seasons: 2
Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is investigating a series of murders in Northern Ireland / The killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) is a family man and therapist who tries to maintain a normal professional and family life while hurting him young women. Unlike many series of this type, we managed to meet the villain in the first episodes, and therefore the suspense is not generated by the uncertainty of knowing who the murderer is, but of seeing the detective and the murderer throughout his days without ever knowing who “will win”.
Created by: Allan Cubitt
Cast : Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
Number of Seasons: 3
The longest-running monarch in England, Elizabeth II, rose to her current position after World War II, at a time when the monarchy had given up much power to Parliament and the Prime Minister. Despite not having much government power, the queen remains one of the most influential heads of state in the world. This netflix series navigates the story of the Queen (played by Claire Foy) from her marriage to Prince Philip (Matt Smith) in 1947, to the present day, showing the different agendas and times that the Queen has lived throughout her life. The Crown is sure to satisfy viewers who appreciate Machiavellian stories and series like Downtown Abbey.
Created By: Peter Morgan
Cast : Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Matt Smith
Number of Seasons: 5
Derry Girls shows that problems can occur even in times of violence. Located in Derry, Northern Ireland, during The Troubles , this series follows a group of teenage friends: the neurotic Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), her cousin Orla (Louisa Harland), Clare (Nicola Coughlan), Crass Michelle (Jamie -Lee) O’Donnell), and Michelle’s English cousin James (Dylan Llewellyn), as they go about their daily lives as students at a women’s school (James attends because, due to his English accent and awkward behavior, it can be bullied at children’s school). The focus is on the characters, each of them with a detestable and particular evil.
Created By: Lisa McGee
Starring : Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan
Number of Seasons: 3
It is an obscene comedy about teenagers dealing with sexuality. And, like in many high school comedies, the lead teens are having (or trying to have) a lot of sex, but for various reasons, none of them are really enjoying themselves.
That’s where Otis (Asa Butterfield), the son of prominent sex therapist Jean (Gillian Anderson), comes into play.
Otis knows one or two things about sexual dysfunction (due to some childhood trauma, he has some dysfunctions of his own). When a criminal named Maeve (Emma Mackey) realizes that Otis’s therapeutic abilities could make money, they do business together, dealing with the neuroses of their classmates.
But then Otis realizes he has feelings for Maeve. This series offers many sexual jokes, but what it makes clear is that sex can be an emotionally dangerous adventure and the effects it can have on people.
Created By: Laurie Nunn
Cast : Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa
Number of Seasons: 3
The Good Place
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) finds herself on the bright side of a paper chaos when, after dying, she ends up in The Good Place, a serene after-life neighborhood built by cosmic architect Michael (Ted Danson). In reality, Eleanor was a harsh and unpleasant person who only took care of herself, but now, to avoid being discovered and sent to the Bad Place, she must learn to behave like a pleasant person. The Good Place is an optimistic comedy whose unique and surprising setting, place it on a higher level than most comedies.
Created By: Michael Schur
Cast : Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil
Number of Seasons: 4
This cult classic from the early ’90s came from the mind of director David Lynch. After the queen, Laura Palmer, is killed, FBI agent Dale Cooper arrives in the small town of Washington to investigate. The rarity is present with many things, from homicidal demons and cryptic dreams, to doppelgängers (ghostly appearances) of dead people and an FBI agent who really likes cherry pie and a “cup of coffee”. Twin Peaks was a revealing series at its peak, and it still stands, thanks to its eccentric, unique characters and memorable moments, even though the murder mystery eventually fades away.
Created By: Mark Frost, David Lynch
Cast : DKyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick
Number of Seasons: 2
Based on a Margaret Atwood novel (and a true story), Alias Grace begins with a mystery. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is serving a murder sentence, for which her accomplice was hanged. Grace has numerous supporters, who hire Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) to reveal a truth that will absolve her.
Grace’s story takes her from Ireland to Canada, where she works as a servant for the wealthy man she is supposed to kill. And the truth is that the series is not a simple detective novel. As a member of the lower class, and as a woman, Grace navigates the social hierarchies that capture her every moment of every day. In her examination of Grace’s history, her sad past, and society’s changing visions of her, Alias Grace weaves a tale of what it is to be a woman in a world ruled by men.
Created By: Mary Harron
Cast : Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft, Rebecca Liddiard
Number of seasons: 1
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