Streaming videos is definitely the future. Even though not everyone is into it, it has gained enormous popularity in the last few years. Netflix has been one of the most significant driving forces in the uptake of streaming and has developed much of its own content, some of which has been critically acclaimed and gone on to win awards. Some of their content has been less successful, but we suppose you can’t win them all. Part of the attraction of Netflix is this broad range which spans across different genres and the vast archive of content for subscribers to explore.
The choice can be overwhelming for some, so we’ve had a dig around to show you some underrated gems as well as some of the most popular shows available, to help you decide what to binge-watch next.
1. Black Mirror– best to watch from season 3 onwards
Seasons: 5 seasons and 23 episodes.
Starring: Jon Hamm, Rosemarie DeWitt, James Norton, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Gugu Mbatha-Faw.
Description: Black Mirror takes a, sometimes satirical, look at what happens when some of the world’s greatest inventions collide with some of humanity’s ugliest traits. The content is dark and thought-provoking. Each episode is a self-contained story with different actors.Despite this, each episode fits together in a beautifully twisted way, which could be attributed to the fact that a theme of morality and human behavior is a common thread in each episode.
Why it’s a keeper: Black Mirror is scary and yet believable. It shows the very best of what humans are capable of and then holds up a mirror and forces us to realize how this can quickly work against us, showing the very worst of human behavior.The predictions are scary because you can quickly see that they are not beyond the realm of reality.