Time for a serious binge-watch!
Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix, Neon and Sky Go are buzzing with all your favourite genres right now! Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. In no particular order, here are the 12 most binge-worthy TV shows to watch in New Zealand right now.
1. Sophie: A Murder In West Cork
This three-part true crime docu-series follows the real life murder of a French woman, Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, in a rural part of Cork, Ireland in 1996. In a case where the killer has never been caught, it showcases the Irish public’s fear of learning of the discovery of Sophie’s body on Christmas morning, at a time, when there was no experience of extreme crime. Follow the investigation, watch potential police cover ups and ponder your own conclusions in this must-watch series.
2. Too Hot To Handle Season 2
After a hugely successful season one, season two has returned with 10 hot new singles, from across the world, ready to find love but not break Lana’s rules at the same time. This show comes with a twist, there will be no kissing or any kind of funny business, including sex, unless the contestants want to see the prize money of $100,000 have a few 0’s knocked off the price tag. Indeed, one of the most addictive TV shows on Netflix right now.
3. The Serpent
This iconic series is based on true events that took place in the 1970s along the hippie trail in South East Asia. Charles Sobhraj was a master murderer and con artist who posed as a gem dealer, committed an array of crimes, and preyed on innocent travellers, along with the help of his girlfriend. Tahar Rahim gives a breathtaking performance as Charles, who is eventually brought to justice. Certainly, the true crime series you cannot miss this month.
4. Sweet Tooth
This newly-released fantasy Netflix series is based on the comic by Jeff Lemire. It follows the story of a boy named Gus, who is part deer and part human, in a post-apocalyptic world. He ventures on a quest to find his mother in a virus-plagued society, meeting other humans and animal-children hybrids along the way. Eager watchers are already saying online that they are desperate for season two so prepare to go on a Netflix binge because you’ll be pining for more. This one will take you by surprise if fantasy isn’t your thing because you will totally enjoy it.
5. The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
This crime show follows the story of David Berkowitz otherwise known as the son of Sam. Journalist, Maury Terry becomes convinced that serial killer Berkowitz did not act alone in these killings. He embarks on a journey to prove his theory and to expose the web of lies behind the murders. In doing all this, his investigation costs him everything in his life. This mind-blowing series is the true crime story you need to watch on Netflix right now.
6. Your Honor
The world is currently binging this five-star special so it needs to be on top of your must-watch list. It’s a fast-moving mystery anchored by a respected New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato played by Bryan Lee Cranston. Desiato is forced to embark on a high-stakes game of lies, deception and impossible decisions after his son Hunter commits a hit-and-run involving a mobster’s son. We highly recommend this gritty crime drama which is one of the most addictive TV shows in New Zealand to stream on Neon or Sky Go.
7. Elite Season 4
Catch up on Season one to three before taking on the epic season four part. Elite is adored around the world and undoubtedly one of the most iconic shows to come out of Spain. In season one, watch as three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school. Though, a clash of differences between them and the richer students leads to the murder of Marina. Certainly, this leads the way for an epic storyline to follow spanning four seasons.
8. Ginny & Georgia
One of the greatest Netflix shows of the year where an awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) yearn to settle down in New England, after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life, but Georgia is determined to protect her family from any harm. This treasured series showcases the complicated bond of mother daughter relationships and the strength of family. This certainly is one of the most addictive TV shows in New Zealand right now that should be on your list.
This binge-worthy series tells the untold story of famed American fashion designer, Roy Halston, played by Ewan McGregor. Watch as he rises through the ranks in a 1970s and 1980s New York using his name to build a fashion empire. Explore a world of epic wardrobes, sex, luxury, cost of fame, homosexuality and plenty more surprises. Though, Halston quickly starts losing control which is the prime focus of the story. Indeed, an enlightening TV show to watch this month.
This iconic series is being absorbed across the world right now. With 20 episodes, this South Korean make depicts the story of Vincenzo Cassano, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer, who moves back to Korea as a result of conflict in his group. While there, he meets another lawyer called Cha-young. They join together to take down criminals who are never punished by the law. An enjoyable watch on Netflix New Zealand.
11. The Queens Gambit
This fantastic series blew up across the globe this past year. Set in the Cold War era, an orphanage chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a vision of beauty, struggles with an addiction to wanting to become the greatest chess player in the world. This series showcases feminism and empowerment in a usually male-dominant industry. This is one of the greatest TV shows to come out on Netflix New Zealand.
12. Shadow And Bone
Game Of Thrones fans will adore this new Netflix fantasy series. Based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, the storyline follows a powerful young witch, Alina played by Jessie Mei Li, who is sought after because she reveals magical powers that may unite the world from darkness. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest new shows to watch in New Zealand and across the globe.