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10 Of The Greatest TV Shows To Watch In New Zealand This Month

By Megan Zara Walsh

TV shows

Who doesn’t love a good 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 10 of the most addictive TV shows to watch in New Zealand right now.

1. The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness

 

This true crime story was added to Netflix recently. It 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.

2. 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 an organised crime family member. 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 now.

3. The Irregulars

 

This binge-worthy series is set in a Victorian London world and follows a group of misfit teens who are exploited by a sinister Dr. Watson and his shady associate, Sherlock Holmes to solve crimes in the city. If you love a bit of suspense, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as these crimes unfold with horrific supernatural elements. Indeed, it is up to the teens themselves to come together and save London from a dark power.

4. Formula 1: Drive To Survive

Season three of this exciting docuseries just landed on Netflix recently. It follows the exclusive behind the scenes world of drivers, managers and team owners in Formula 1. As you watch the true story of the world´s greatest racing competitions unfold, you will be brought on an extraordinary journey of heartbreak, loss and much more. You will be shocked at the pressure to outperform other drivers and what goes on behind the scenes. Season three brings you inside a COVID-19 plagued world. Binge all three seasons on Netflix now.

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5. Ginny & Georgia

Currently this show sits in Netflix’s top 10 rankings and is a refreshing treat for all of you who love fun television. An awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her thirty-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.

6. Sky Rojo

This incredible action-packed make is from the creators of the highly anticipated Money Heist. Watch as Gina, Wendy and Coral go on the run after the accidental murder of a pimp Romeo. Though, it is not as easy to get away because they face many dangerous and they are continuously hunted by Moises and Christian, two of Romeos associates. Certainly, one of the best new TV shows on Netflix. Surely, it will be renewed for more seasons. We can’t wait!

7. The Flight Attendant

A Golden Globe nominated series from HBO Max. Watch The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco plunge into this dark comedy thriller as Cassie, a first-class flight attendant and party girl who wonders into a world of crime after spending the night with a handsome passenger she met on route to Bangkok. The lunacy begins when she wakes up in bed with a dead man and no idea what happened. Yikes! This irresistible watch with a twist is the perfect fix for all you mystery fans. Available on HBO Max. Sky Network has collaborated with Warner Media to provide access to HBO Max content in New Zealand.

8. Bridgerton

This one broke records around the world at Christmas when it became the most-watched Netflix TV show EVER. It led the way for Bridgerton signing up for eight incredible seasons. Consequently, if you haven’t seen it, get your game on! Think Gossip Girl, but in the 18th century! Season one follows the exquisite Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she makes her debut onto London’s competitive marriage market. The real fun begins when she meets the rebellious catch of the season the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). But nothing runs smoothly in this town with the mysterious Lady Whistledown causing chaos with frequent news letters that tend to provoke jealously, rage, clashes and lifts the lid on scandals and secrets among locals.

9. Vincenzo 

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.

10. Last Chance U: Basketball 

This fantastic docuseries comes from the creator of Cheer and the team behind the Emmy-winning Last Chance U. Over eight episodes, it follows the East Los Angeles College Huskies (ELAC) basketball team as they are led by their head coach John Mosley. The team is tested beyond imagination while they battle to prove themselves and suffer from inner demons, and emotions both on and off the field. This is one of the greatest new TV shows to come out on Netflix New Zealand.

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