Get ready to dive into a captivating weekend of entertainment with Netflix’s impressive lineup of binge-worthy shows. Whether you’re seeking thrilling mysteries, mind-bending sci-fi adventures, or gripping historical dramas, Netflix has something for everyone. From the latest releases to beloved series that continue to enthrall audiences, there’s no shortage of options to choose from.
Settle into your favorite spot on the couch, grab some snacks, and immerse yourself in these captivating worlds that will transport you to places both familiar and fantastical. So, without further ado, let’s explore the six shows you can’t afford to miss on Netflix this weekend.
Never Have I Ever
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release date: April 27, 2020 –; June 8, 2023
Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Ramona Young
This current need of ours calls for a humorous, clever, and heartwarming dramedy centered around the journey of adolescence. Co-conceived by Mindy Kaling and drawing inspiration from her personal upbringing, Never Have I Ever revolves around the delightful character Devi (portrayed by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a sophomore in high school who happens to be of Indian-American descent, as she navigates the complexities of trying to have a typical American teenage experience.
Never Have I Ever concluded its series in an exceptional manner, delivering a finale that was filled with genuine emotions. It is rare to witness a show depicting the culmination of high school as effectively as NHIE has just accomplished.
Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release date: May 2, 2017 (Part 1), September 3, 2021 (Part 5 – Volume 1)
Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño
“Money Heist” follows the Professor and his team of skilled criminals as they meticulously plan and execute heists on prominent institutions. “The Professor” has the scheme to carry out the largest bank fraud in history by printing billions of euros at the Spanish Royal Mint. He enlists eight people with specific skills and no stake in the outcome to help him carry out the ambitious plan. As they negotiate with the authorities to find a means to apprehend The Professor, the group of thieves uses hostages as leverage. The criminals get ready for a shootout with the cops as more time passes.
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Release date: June 4, 2021
Cast: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar
“Sweet Tooth” is set in a post-apocalyptic world where human-animal hybrids exist. The story follows Gus, a half-deer, half-human boy, as he embarks on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth about his origins. Filled with adventure and heart, the series explores themes of identity, survival, and friendship.
Black Mirror Season 6
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release date: June 15, 2023
Cast: Douglas Hodge, Brian Pettifer, Jessie Cave, Hannah John-Kamen
After a lengthy wait, Black Mirror has finally returned, offering a fresh perspective both internally and externally. This collection of five episodes presents intriguing narratives such as “Joan Is Awful,” where a woman portrayed by Annie Murphy (known for Schitt’s Creek) finds herself losing control of her life story as it becomes adapted by a streaming service starring Salma Hayek Pinault as herself.
A Beautiful Life
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Release date: June 1, 2023
Cast: Christopher, Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Ardalan Esmaili, Christine Albeck Børge, Mehdi Avaz
Elliott, a talented young fisherman blessed with an exceptional singing voice, receives a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when he catches the attention of Suzanne, a renowned music manager in the industry. In an unexpected turn of events, Suzanne decides to bring together Elliott and her estranged daughter, Lilly, who happens to be a music producer. As Elliott embarks on his journey toward stardom, he faces not only the challenges of fame but also the haunting struggles from his past. These obstacles not only jeopardize his long-awaited breakthrough but also put his budding romance with Lilly at risk.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Release date: May 19, 2023
Cast: Arón Piper, Almudena Amor, Cristina Kovani, Manu Rios, Ramiro Blas
Continuing its track record of curating captivating international content, Netflix presents the Spanish psychological thriller series, Muted, which is sure to captivate American audiences. Spanning six episodes, the show delves into the story of Sergio Ciscar (played by Arón Piper), recently released from prison for the murder of his parents and haunted by a vow of silence. Under constant surveillance by both the police and a psychiatrist who views him as a potential threat to society, Sergio must navigate their watchful eyes in his quest to find his sister and uncover the truth behind the tragic events of that fateful day. Revealing any further details would only spoil the mind-bending twists and turns that await viewers in this series. It is recommended to approach the show with minimal prior knowledge to fully immerse oneself in its gripping narrative.
There are numerous exciting and highly-rated shows to choose from on Netflix. Whether you are in the mood for drama, suspense, romance, or sci-fi, Netflix has something for everyone. So, grab a seat, a tasty snack, and indulge in your favorite show today!