5 Best shows to watch on Netflix this December

5 Best shows to watch on Netflix this December
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Although 2022 is coming to a close, it doesn’t mean that it should end without a bang. Before we hit the New Year, we still have the holiday season in our hands we can choose to spend it in whatever way we want to. With new show releases hitting the Netflix library, one can stay away from the streaming service for a long. From the best horror shows to the best romantic comedies, Netflix harbors a home for a variety of genres that can be quite thrilling and emotional at the same time. 

If you’re planning to spend your holiday season binge-watching the series, then take a look at some of the best shows you can watch on Netflix this December.

5 Best shows to watch on Netflix this December

1. Wednesday

Released on November 23, 2022, Wednesday has garnered the attention of a plethora of Netflix subscribers. Directed and produced by Tim Burton, the series features acclaimed actors such as Jenna Ortega, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers and many more. Here’s the official synopsis of the show (courtesy of Netflix):

“Smart, sarcastic and a little dead inside, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends — and foes — at Nevermore Academy.”

2. Dead to Me Season 3

Dead to Me: Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix’s Original black-comedy Dead to Me was released on November 17, 2022. Created by Liz Feldman, the “series has fast become one of the most-watched comedy series on Netflix” surpassing over 30 million viewers worldwide according to What’s on Netflix. And if you’ve been keeping up with the updates, then you would know that Dead to Me has garnered over 5 Primetime Emmys. The series follows the chemistry between Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, which ensues in too much heat and comedy. 

Here’s the official synopsis of the show:

“Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) return, ready to risk their lives one last time for a friendship that’s above the law. In the aftermath of yet another hit and run, both women receive shocking news.”

3. Manifest Season 4

Manifest: Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Released on November 4, 2022, Season 4 of Manifest has succeeded in gaining quite some popularity. Jeff Rake serves as the showrunner of the show, with Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine and Len Goldstein. The official synopsis of the show reads:

“Two years after the brutal murder of Grace turned their lives upside down, the Stone family is in shambles as a devastated Ben continues to mourn his wife and search for his kidnapped daughter, Eden.

Consumed by his grief, Ben has stepped down from his role as co-captain of the lifeboat, leaving Michaela to captain it alone, a near-impossible feat with the passengers’ every move now being monitored by a government registry.

As the Death Date draws closer and the passengers grow desperate for a path to survival, a mysterious passenger arrives with a package for Cal that changes everything they know about Flight 828 and will prove to be the key to unlocking the secret of the Callings in this compelling, mind-bending, and deeply emotional journey.”

4. The Recruit

All Centineo fans, buckle up! Returning in a crisp blue suit and chic style this time, Noah Centineo is featured in the Netflix Original brand-new series The Recruit. And if you have been under any misconception then let’s clear it up: this is not a rom-com. Reprising the role of a newbie CIA lawyer who finds himself entangled in tricky international conflicts, The Recruit is scheduled to release all eight episodes on December 16. Here’s the official synopsis:

“A rookie lawyer at the CIA stumbles headlong into the dangerous world of international espionage when a former asset threatens to expose agency secrets.”

5. Emily in Paris

Emily in Paris Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix

One of the most critically-acclaimed Netflix series of all time, Emily in Paris is all set to release this 21st of December and as always, fans cannot help but anticipate the rollercoaster ride that the season has promised. Season 2 of Emily in Paris ended with a cliffhanger:

“Hi Sylvie, it’s me. I’ve made my decision,”

But what decision did Emily make? Only season 3 can tell.

Here’s the official synopsis of Emily in Paris season 3:

“One year after moving from Chicago to Paris for her dream job, Emily finds herself at a crucial crossroads in every aspect of her life. Faced with two very different paths, Emily will have to decide exactly where her loyalties lie – at work and in her romantic life – and what those decisions mean for her future in France, all while continuing to immerse herself in the adventures and surprising twists and turns that life in Paris provides.”