Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix is buzzing with all your favourite genres right now. Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic Netflix shows available. Here’s 36 most binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch in Christchurch this month.
1. The Snow Girl
La Chica De Nieve is a new hit Spanish Netflix Original series. It follows a young journalist, who becomes obsessed with the mystery surrounding a missing child, Amaya Martin, who disappears without a trace from a Christmas parade in Malaga, Spain. When everyone gives up hope, Miren keeps investigating in an effort to find the girl.
2. Physical: 100
Watch this nail-biting reality TV show that was made in South Korea. It follows 100 male and female competitors, in a survival of the fittest sort of contest, who go head-to-head against each other in a number of challenges. These people are the fittest of the fittest and the games are based on strength, strategy and agility.
3. Lockwood & Co
If you love the likes of Stranger Things and Harry Potter, you’ll adore one of the best new Netflix fantasy shows. It follows a girl played by Ruby Stokes, who has psychic abilities and joins two gifted teenage boys at a ghost-hunting agency – to battle against many deadly spirits haunting London.
Season four is coming to Netflix on February 9. Get ready to watch creepy Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) try to outrun his murderous past and psychotic mindset when he relocates to Europe. It seems the story follows a set of grim murders that take place around Joe, who has a new identity, in London. Season four is split into two parts, and Part 2 will be released in March.
5. Gunther’s Millions
Watch the outrageous true story of filthy rich dog, whose owner left him $400 million, in a trust fund. The German Shephard lives a luxurious life with a cult-like entourage. However, there’s some twist and turns along the way that will make your jaw drop.
6. Ginny & Georgia
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. Season two has just been released and Georgie’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life as she prepares for her wedding. Certainly, this is one of the best shows on Netflix New Zealand right now.
7. Outer Banks
After finishing on a dramatic cliffhanger in Season two, we finally get to see Season three of this popular action-packed Netflix show on February 23. The Pogues are back to continue the treasure hunt for the $100 million gold in the Bahamas. But at the end of Season two they are shipwrecked on an island, with their loved ones believing they are dead.
8. MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street
True crime fans will love this new documentary hit on Netflix. The docuseries tells the story of the rise and fall of financier Bernie Madoff, who was behind one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the history of Wall Street. Certainly, a fascinating Netflix show for your watchlist.
This bizarre but brilliant show is the first-ever Netflix original series where you can watch the first seven episodes in any order, without getting confused. The eight episode must be watched last. It tells the story of a heist worth $7 billion by a master thief and his gang.
This new Netflix limited series is set in the UK, and centres around Adam Lawrence (Charlie Cox), who becomes the youngest head agent of MI6. But things take a dramatic turn, when people begin to believe he’s working as a double agent after a reunion with a Russian spy from his past.
Smart and sarcastic Wednesday Addams heads to Nevermore Academy after being expelled from school for a revenge prank. At her new school, she attempts to master her psychic abilities while trying to solve a murder mystery from decades ago that intertwines with her present day. This show is on track to becoming the most watched in the history of Netflix globally.
12. Under The Queen’s Umbrella (Shuroop)
This new Korean hit show is the kind of dark comedy you need on your watchlist. It tells the story of a hot-tempered queen, who desires for one of her troublemaking sons to be the next king of Joseon. However, there are many competitors waiting to snatch the throne, while she attempts to deal with the trials of life and her children.
13. Emily In Paris
In season one, we see Chicago marketing executive, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), working for her company’s team in Paris. From fashion to travel, feminism and romance…it has all the ingredients to make us totally jealous as we pine for an international escape, and season three is no better.
14. Firefly Lane
Season two of this hit American show just landed on Netflix. It tells the story of two best friends, Tully and Kate, who met in childhood on Firefly Lane and their unbreakable bond, with many ups and downs, carried throughout 30 years of their lifetime.
15. The Crown
Since 2016, it has portrayed the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants. Season one begins with her life before marrying Prince Philip in 1947. While Season 6 is expected to recall the events that led to the death of Princess Diana. Certainly, one of the greatest Netflix shows to watch.
Watch season one to four of this epic show by the creators of Lost. First released in 2018, is dominating the Top 10 Netflix New Zealand list. Shockingly, 191 flight passengers are presumed dead when their flight (unknowing to them) goes missing. Then, they land in New York after five years. However, they learn disturbing realities and that life has moved ahead without them.
17. From Scratch
Zoe Saldana brings Amy Wheeler to life in this heartwarming new show. It depicts an American student studying in Italy, who meets and falls in love with a Sicilian chef. But when Lino faces complicated health issues, both of their families come together from each side of the Atlantic.
18. Unsolved Mysterious
Volume three of this gripping docuseries is perfect for those with an appetite for true crime. While the shocking real-life murders and mysterious disappearances aren’t for everyone, those who love this type of genre will be in their element.
19. Dubai Bling
Follow the glamorous lives of a group of Dubai’s most elite and wealthiest people. The reality TV show features the glitz and glamour of these millionaires’ daily lives with luxury cars, exotic resorts, fashion shows and even some drama.
20. The Watcher
The perfect spine-chilling series for those who love darkness. It stars Bobby Canavale and Naomi Watts living in the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey. Their dream home, quickly, becomes a sinister place to live.
21. Heartbreak High
Set in Sydney in the 1990s, this comedy drama show is being absorbed by Netflix views. It centres around a group of students and teachers at Hartley High School. After a mural exposes everyone’s secret hook-ups at the school, Amerie, must navigate a messy fallout as an outcast.
Escape to the madness of the rich Carrington world, with Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), Blake (Grant Show), and more, as things get hectic, from family rivalries to vicious schemes and murders. Indeed, one of the best Netflix New Zealand shows to watch and season five is the very last one.
23. Sins of Our Mother
This chilling true crime documentary is another horrific story crime fans must hear. When Lori Vallow’s children disappear, the search for them unearths of a trail of suspicious deaths, involving her new husband, who shares her doomsday fears.
24. Little Women
Season one of this South Korean hit that takes inspiration from the famous 1868 novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott. The series depicts three sisters who grew up in poverty. They must face Korea’s richest family after they are linked to 70 billion won going missing.
25. Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story
This terrifying true story will change the way you think about humanity. It follows one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the United States. Jeffrey Dahmer, known for cannibalism, killed 17 young men and teenagers across more than a decade beginning in 1978.
26. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
This 16-part law series on Netflix is a heartwarming story about a young lawyer with Autism. Woo Young Woo exhibits an iconic memory, a high IQ and an exemplary creative process, nevertheless, she struggles in her daily life.
This is one of the best new Netflix thrillers shows to watch. It tells the tale of two identical twins, Gina and Leni, who swap lives every year. However, things take a dramatic and mysterious turn when one of the twins goes missing opening the pair up to world of corruption.
28. Never Have I Ever
Season three has landed on Netflix which begins with Indian American girl, Devi Vishwakumar, starting her final year of High School. In season one and two, this coming-of-age comedy drama showcased Devi on a journey of discovery and seeking popularity.
29. The Sandman
Those who like the theme of dark fantasy will love one of the most anticipated new shows of 2022. It follows the Sandman aka Dream (Tom Sturridge) who embarks on a journey across different worlds and timelines to try and fix chaos in his absence after a century of imprisonment. It’s the perfect cross between Harry Potter and Marvel.
30. The Most Hated Man On The Internet
This three-part American docuseries tells the real-life story about revenge porn crafted by Hunter Moore. A determined mother goes on a mission to get her daughter’s nude pictures removed from his revenge porn website. Certainly, an insightful watch for adults globally.
31. Virgin River
Fans of this epic series can pick up on season four with Mel Monroe and the gang. We don’t want to spoil anything if you haven’t binge-watched season one to three yet. Certainly, one of the best Netflix shows to watch in New Zealand.
32. Stranger Things 4
The second volume of the fourth installment of Stranger Things landed on Netflix in July. It picks up after six months since the battle in Starcourt, which almost destroyed Hawkins. The friends are separated for the first time, with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) captured and stuck in a hidden location with no powers. Let the binge-watching start.
33. Man Vs Bee
Comically, a homeless man played by the hilarious Rowan Atkinson (known for Mr Bean) finds a job as a house sitter at a luxurious home. There, he encounters a mischievous bee that unleashes a series of damage and chaos. Indeed, a fan favourite among Netflix users.
34. The Lincoln Lawyer
This series follows an idealistic lawyer, Mickey Haller, who runs his services out of the back of his car. Filled with lots of mystery, crime and drama…you won’t be able to stop watching as Haller takes on big and small cases in LA.
Watch season one and two because season three is coming this year. In season two, the wild Viscount Anthony, who is in desperate need of a suitor to settle down. Although Lady Whistleton is listening and watching everything.
36. Sex Education
This sex comedy drama series follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money which leads the storyline to follow. Indeed, the roll-off-the-couch-laughing type of humour you need this weekend.