18 Best shows to watch on Netflix this week

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The decision to watch a movie or web series is fairly elementary. What constitutes extreme levels of eyebrow squinting and exasperated sighs is the process of landing the perfect movie to watch. Nowadays, Netflix has turned into the ultimate hub for the most captivating content and also provides back-to-back top hits of the year that are tough to miss.

Hence, to make it easier for you to decide what to watch, we make sure to include the top jewels, so you will land on a must-watch series you were unaware you needed in your life. No matter what your favorite genre is, this list is sure to cater to all your needs. So, get scrolling through it! 

My Life With the Walter Boys: Season 1

Release date: December 07, 2023

Genre: Teen Drama 

Casting: Sarah Rafferty, Marc Blucas, Alisha Newton, Nikki Rodriguez, Ashby Gentry and Noah LaLonde

my life with the walter boys

The new American teen drama, “My Life With the Walter Boys” is an intriguing web series based on the 2014 novel “My Life with the Walter Boys” by Ali Novak. The storyline follows a recently orphaned girl named Jackie Howard, a teenage girl from Manhattan, who then settled in the rural areas of Colorado after she was permanently taken by the Walters, a family of nine sons and one daughter. The audience can expect some heart-warming romance, family bonding, and brotherly squabble over the same girl.

The Crown: Season 6

Release date: November 16, 2023

Genre: Biography, History, Drama

Casting: Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville and others

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A regal series, ‘The Crown’ is a long-running Netflix series that recounts the lives of the greatest Monarchy in the world. The show ranked as No. 2, on Netflix’s global list of the most-watched English shows. As the series exposes hidden secrets, controversial debates, and struggles around the monarchs of England, it entertains millions of people around the world. To know more about the luxuriously secretive lives of the British Monarchy after the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II, watch “The Crown”.

Obliterated: Season 1

Release date: November 30, 2023

Genre: Action, Dramedy 

Casting: Shelley Hennig, Nick Zano, Kimi Rutledge, Alyson Gorske and others 

Obliterated | Official Trailer | Netflix

The most awaited American Action series is now available on your Netflix screen. Created by Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, the series contains 8 episodes with a run time of 44–58 minutes each. The show follows the story of a special force that has recently defeated a deadly plot in Sin City. But when the real threat emerges, they must bounce back to save Las Vegas. 

World War II: From the Frontlines: Season 1

Release date: December 07, 2023

Genre: Documentary series 

Casting: John Boyega

World War II: From the Frontlines | Official Trailer | Netflix

This is one of the biggest releases of 2023. Through the ultimate archival footage and intensely enhanced voices from all sides of the conflict, this docu-series brings World War II to life like never before. Among the recent hits of Netflix, this one is a must-watch which contains 6 episodes with a touch of nostalgia and several untold stories of violent wars. 

Squid Game: The Challenge: Season 1

Release date: November 22, 2023

Genre: TV Reality 

Cast: 456 real players

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’

Again ranking in the top trending list for more than four consecutive weeks, Squid Game: The Challenge is the show with the largest single cash prize in the history of reality television. It has been ranked on Netflix’s global list of the most popular television shows in English. It comprises 10 episodes and is based on the famous South Korean drama series, “Squid Game”. This game show will unfold the personalities of each contestant who will be pushed to their limits as long as their eyes are on the prize. Evidently, it is also going to cast the largest number of contestants in the history of game shows. 

Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 5

Release date: December 13, 2023

Genre: TV Reality 

Casting: Constance Nunes, Mark Towle, Shawn Pilot and others

Car Masters: Rust to Riches | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Netflix has recently renewed the famous show, Car Masters: Rust to Riches for its season 5, and it is now streaming on Netflix from December 2023. The very first season premiered in 2018, which featured the crew at Gotham Garage transforming old vehicles into market-ready or road-ready machines. Nonetheless, it has also ranked in the top trending English TV shows on Netflix. The following show centers around the colorful crew at Gotham Garage who overhaul an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks. 

Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife: Season 1

Release date: November 29, 2023

Genre: Crime Documentary 

Casting: Benita Alexander-Noel and Paolo Macchiarini

Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife - 2023 - Netflix Documentary Trailer

Netflix’s recent hit, the mini-series “Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife” has secured the No. 7 spot on the streaming platform’s top English shows list. Directed by Ben Steele, the show portrays a powerful investigation into one of the biggest frauds in modern medical history which exposes a thoracic surgeon famous for groundbreaking achievements in the field of regenerative medicine. Moreover, this is considered one of the best crime documentaries of 2023, which has already gained 7.4 million views on Netflix since its inception. 

Love is Blind Brazil: After the Altar

Release date: December 20, 2023

Genre: Romance, TV reality

Casting: Camila Queiroz, Hudson Mendes, Klebber Toledo and others 

Love is Blind Brazil After the Altar

After the crazy success of three seasons, Netflix renewed a brand new special series Love is Blind Brazil: After the Altar. Here the audience can witness a bewildering season when the key contestants from the first three seasons of the show will be revisiting the show’s most iconic scuffles and conflicts. Moreover, the entire plot is still uncovered, which makes fans feel a lot more excited for these fresh new episode drops. Make sure to mark your calendar so that you don’t miss out on a single episode. 

Young Sheldon: Season 1

Release date: September 25, 2017

Genre: Period Sitcom

Casting: Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, Lance Barber and others 

Young Sheldon

The famous American period sitcom was first released back in the year of 2017 exclusively on Netflix. The show received the heartiest love and respect from the fans because of the childhood portrayal of Sheldon Cooper, a prodigal son who became a household name from The Big Bang Theory. The show highlights how a 9-year-old is extremely intelligent and lands in high school, leaving everyone awestruck with his intelligent attributes. The kid in the shows tries to fit in but due to his admirable traits, he stands out from the rest. Moreover, the show is wrapping up by releasing its seventh and final season soon in the month of January 2024. So this might be the right time to catch up with the earlier seasons.

School Spirits: Season 1

Release date: March 09, 2023

Genre: Supernatural, Teen drama 

Casting: Peyton List, Kristian Flores, Milo Manheim, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo and others

School Spirits Season 1 Trailer

The relatively new American teen drama first aired in March 2023 with 8 episodes. It’s a thought-provoking series based on the forthcoming graphic novel created by Megan Trinrud & Nate Trinrud. The official IMDb synopsis tells the story of a teen girl named Maddie, who is stuck in the afterlife investigating her own disappearance, and goes on a crime-solving mission as she adjusts to high-school purgatory. Moreover, it’s a funny, charming, and engrossing show with an unbelievable supernatural twist, which makes it a must-watch. 

Trevor Noah: Where Was I

Release date: December 19, 2023

Genre: Stand-up comedy 

Casting: Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah: Where Was I | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix recently released its best stand-up comedy series which features Trevor Noah, on December 19. The show contains some of the most exclusive and unfiltered conversations of Trevor Noah, where we can witness him sharing his comical experiences from his recent travels, which range from foreign national anthems to varying cultural norms. In other news, he is popularly known for being one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. 

Cindy la Regia: The High School Years

Release date: December 20, 2023

Genre: Drama, Teen show, Comedy 

Casting: Michelle Pellicer, Luciana Vale, Anxel García and others 

Cindy la Regia: The High School Years | Official Trailer | Netflix

Still revering to the holiday season? This might be the perfect series to help with your post-Christmas blues. Netflix dropped its first-ever episodes of Cindy la Regia: The High School Years on 20 December 2023. The following show revolves around Cindy, a sharp and restless teenager from San Pedro Garza García. Later, being in a mixed school for the first time, she questions her ideas about a conservative society and learns that pleasing herself is more important than pleasing others.

Dew Drop Diaries (Season 2)

Release date: December 04, 2023

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Casting: ViviAnn Yee, Olivia Daniels, Sydney Mikayla and others 

DEW DROP DIARIES | Season 2 Trailer | Netflix

The cute animation show is now streaming its second season, with the show airing on Netflix on the 4th of December. The show portrays an adventurous fairy tale of the dew drops who are three-inch tall family members and reside in teensy fairy houses on brownstone balcony gardens in The Big City. The official IMDB synopsis reads, “From finding lost items to cleaning up messes, three fairies in training love looking after kids in their care as they work toward earning their wings.”

Onmyōji” (Season 1)

Release date: November 28, 2023

Genre: Animation, Adventure 

Casting: Daisuke Namikawa, Rina Satou, Daisuke Kishio and others 

Onmyoji | Official Trailer | Netflix

This Japanese manga series is based on Baku Yumemakura’s novel Onmyōji, and produced by Marvy Jack. It’s the adapted anime version from the above-mentioned novel which contains 118 chapters and 13 volumes. The series is exclusively streaming on your Netflix screen and has earned praise for its laudable animation. The official synopsis from MyAnimeList reads “Onmyouji tells the story of renowned Onmyouji Abe no Seimei, who meets and befriends the bumbling court noble Minamoto no Hiromasa. Together, they defend Heian-capital Kyou’s from an opposing Onmyouji, Douson, who is secretly plotting the emperor’s demise.”

Virgin River: Season 5

Release date: September 07, 2023 (Part 1)

Genre: Drama and Romance 

Casting: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson, Annette O’Toole and others

Virgin River: Season 5 Part 1 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Renowned writer Richard Keith has produced the show keeping in mind that after every episode, the anticipation radar of the viewers will inevitably crank up a notch. The plot involves scenes of a fresh relationship, a painful breakup, and a tough court trial. Virgin River made its debut in the year 2019, and people all around the world are devoted to this show. The first part of the fifth season premiered in September 2023 and now after a long waiting window, we can finally binge-watch the second part too. The final two episodes are all about Jack and Mel trying to track down Mel’s biological father, and there’s also an annual Christmas tree light competition to bask in.

Analog Squad (Season 1)

Release date: December 07, 2023 

Genre: Drama

Casting: JJ Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram, Primmy Wipawee Patnasiri, Peter Nopachai Jayanama and others 

Analog Squad | Official Trailer | Netflix

The fresh new Thai drama, “Analog Squad” falls under the subgenres of drama and history. The drama unfolds mystery and nostalgia clubbed into the same screen, creating an intriguing journey for the viewers. Created by Nithiwat Tharatorn and Aummaraporn Phandintong, the official Netflix synopsis reads
“After learning of his estranged father’s sickness, a scheming middle-aged man assembles a fake family to reunite with him for one last time.”

YOH’ Christmas (Season 1)

Release date: December 15, 2023

Genre: Romantic comedy 

Casting: Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Hlomla Dandala, Lerato Mvelase and others 

Yoh! Christmas | Official Trailer | Netflix

This is a South African romantic television series that is divided into six parts and premiered on 15th December on the streaming platform. The show cast some of the best actors such as Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Hlomla Dandala, Lerato Mvelase, and many more. Directed by Chris Beasley and produced by BBZEE Films, the show showcases a 30-year-old physiotherapist who was fortunate in everything in life except in matters of the heart. The story takes an interesting turn when she is informed that within 24 days, she needs to find and introduce a boyfriend to her parents at the annual family dinner.

First Wives Club: Season 1

Release date: September 19, 2019

Genre: Comedy 

Casting: Ryan Michelle Bathe, Michelle Buteau, Jill Scott, RonReaco Lee and others 

The First Wives Club - Trailer

This is a popular American comedy show, based on the 1996 film of the same name written by Robert Harling. The following show comprises three seasons and 29 episodes that have been adored by many cinephiles. It’s not a Netflix original, but it has gained widespread popularity, securing the top few rankings on Netflix. According to the official synopsis, the show is set in New York City and follows three women (Ari, Bree, and Hazel) who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood and revenge.