5 Good Netflix shows to watch this weekend

5 Good Netflix shows to watch this weekend
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Here is a list of the top five good Netflix original series that you should watch this weekend.

The new year has arrived, which means you have plenty of time to catch up on some of the best shows before the year is up. If you are one of those who want to stream something new and want to avoid missing out on more good stuff or flitting through the menu. So, we at Web News Observer have made it easier for you to find some of the top-rated series and our favorite picks, which are available to stream on Netflix, that you’ll enjoy binge-watching this weekend if you haven’t been able to catch up yet!

Copenhagen Cowboy

Plot: Copenhagen Cowboy is a noir-thriller television series created by Nicolas Winding Refn for Netflix. A young enigmatic renegade named Miu is searching for her nemesis, Rakel, after devoting her life to an unknown organization for years. She would seek vengeance and justice towards her nemesis whilst navigating the ominous criminal netherworld of Copenhagen through a natural and “supernatural” odyssey. Meanwhile, she would also revisit her past and its ties to aspects of her and her nemesis’ relationships.

Ratings: The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 71% approval rating based on 17 critic reviews. On the other hand, the series has an approval rate of 77% from the audience score based on 22 user ratings. On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 7.5 out of 10 based on 53 critics, indicating “favourable or average reviews.”

The Glory

Plot: “From now on, every single day will be a nightmare. They’ll be provocative and terrifying. You can’t stop me or make me disappear.” The series follows Dong-eun who is a meek and reserved teenager who lives in poverty with her mother and has no friends. At school, she’s relentlessly bullied – both physically and mentally – by a group of privileged kids whose wealth and connections enable them to never see the consequences of their actions. Even her mother would rather accept bribery than hold anyone at her school accountable. Though Dong-eun eventually escapes the brutal abuse, she still lives with the scars – and vows to make each of her bullies pay for what they did. 

Ratings: Two days after its release, The Glory ranked ninth globally in Netflix’s TV shows category. On its third day, it reached fifth place on the most watched shows on Netflix worldwide. The Glory took first place in 10 countries including South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand. It also entered Netflix’s top 10 in 71 countries. On Rotten Tomatoes, The Glory holds an approval rating of 96% based on 68 reviews as an audience score. 

Kaleidoscope

Plot: Spanning 25 years, the compelling anthology series follows a crew of masterful thieves attempting to break into a vault filled with $7 billion in bonds. The viewers will get the chance to fully immerse themselves into the heist by entering the crime at different moments in time. The crime anthology consists of eight episodes named after different colors, but you won’t be watching them in chronological order. On the other hand, the viewers will watch the first seven episodes in a different order, but everyone will arrive at the same finale to witness the heist go down.

Ratings: The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 52% approval rating with an average rating of 5.9/10, based on 25 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “While Kaleidoscope‘s interactive storytelling offers some flashy novelty, its color-coded story strands are unfortunately all in service to a disappointingly pedestrian plot.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 59 out of 100 based on 14 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

The Witcher: Blood Origin

Plot: Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin tells a story lost to time – one of seven outcasts who unite against an unstoppable power that took everything from them. Their blood quest gives rise to a prototype Witcher in a conflict that brings about the “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one. Yeoh’s Scían is the very last of her nomadic tribe of sword elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as much loss within their heart. When a chance presents itself to retrieve a stolen sacred sword, taken from her fallen tribe by nefarious means, she launches herself into a deadly quest that will change the outcome of the Continent. 

Ratings: On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 35% of 31 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 5.4/10. The website’s consensus reads, “A shallow excavation of ancient lore from Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy series, Blood Origin shares ancestral DNA with The Witcher but little of what makes the mothership series memorable.” On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the series has received a score of 47 out of 100 based on 12 critic reviews, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Alice in Borderland Season 2

Plot: This mega-hit survival drama starring Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya and directed by Shinsuke Sato has been widely anticipated across the globe. In the new season, Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) and Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) try to unravel the mysteries of Borderland to return to the real world. In a place, they believe holds the key to uncovering these mysteries, they meet allies, enemies, and the mastermind behind all of the games. Arisu and the others pit themselves against games of a scale and difficulty that exceed the first season. The remaining games are only the Jack, Queen, and King cards, but will they be able to collect them all and return to the real world?

Ratings: Following its release, Alice in Borderland received mostly positive reviews from critics, who applauded its cinematography, editing, use of graphic violence, visuals, and performances.  On review aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of Alice in Borderland holds an approval rating of 75% based on eight reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. A month after its release, the first season had accumulated 18 million households in viewership. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season of Alice in Borderland holds an approval rating of 88% based on eight reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10.

Check out the series mentioned above and tell us which one you liked the most in the comment section.

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