It’s high time we admit that Netflix always has something in store for everybody. Picking from shows hasn’t been any less overwhelming. Let the monsoon showers take over your mood, grab a blanket and a tub of popcorn, for we have brought together a bunch of binge-worthy movies to calm your roaring boredom. This is an exclusive list containing some new shows and some relatively old gems. As it goes without saying, Netflix always has something for everybody.
Lockwood & Co.
The Young Adult horror-adventure “Lockwood & Co.” is based on a series of Jonathan Stroud novels and is set in a version of modern London where the main hazards to people are lethal ghosts that can only be identified by children and teens. Ruby Stokes portrays Lucy Carlyle, a skilled tracker with a terrible history who contributes her skills to one of the least reputable ghost-hunting organizations in the city. This TV adaption was created by writer-director Joe Cornish, who is best known for his scrappy science-fiction picture “Attack the Block.” He adds his special talent for bringing out the vibrant personalities of young actors.
Bruce Timm, an animation producer, spent the 1990s creating superhero animated series like “Batman: The Animated Series” and “Superman: The Animated Series,” which managed to win over even the most skeptic fans of the genre. In the 2000s, Timm and his crew switched to the more ambitious “Justice League” and its sequel “Justice League Unlimited,” telling multipart stories in which Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and a few other lesser-known DC Comics champions, some of whom no one had ever animated before, battle some potentially world-ending threats. One of the finest comic book adaptations in any media, the series is sleek, perceptive, and exhilarating.
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, the show’s creators, frequently refer to “Seinfeld” as “a show about nothing,” yet that description is only partially accurate. The show, which purportedly followed a self-absorbed stand-up comedian (Seinfeld) and his grumpy companions, rose to popularity in the 1990s because of its amazingly complex narratives, which turned everyday hassles into ludicrous and difficult adventures. People tend to agree that the show fascinates with minute nuances after watching the first few episodes.
The four-part “Chimp Empire” takes such a close-up look at its topics, like many of the nature documentaries on Netflix, that viewers could feel as though they are being transported to a magical dream realm populated by imaginary animals. This docuseries delivers a tale that feels more like a pulp thriller than an ecological lesson, in contrast to those other docuseries. James Reed, the director, tells a riveting story about competing chimpanzee groups fighting for control of their area in Uganda’s Ngogo jungle with the assistance of Mahershala Ali’s narration and some astoundingly realistic photography.
The very funny actress Kaitlin Olson spent nearly 20 years as a member of the cast of the crude comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and she also had a starring role in the short-lived sitcom “The Mick,” which was similar to “Sunny” and centered on a hard-partying fool who takes custody of her obscenely wealthy niece and nephews after her millionaire sister leaves the country. The main character seeks to impart lessons from the underclass to her wards while still enjoying what’s left of the family money.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
This hilarious sketch series, which is rooted in the comedy of obnoxiousness, was developed by Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, the former writers, and performers for “Saturday Night Live” and “Detroiters” and performers in them. Almost every chapter discusses how people respond when someone nearby behaves rudely or unexpectedly. Through three seasons, the series has proven to be a dependable source of viral memes while also providing a razor-sharp representation of how societal mores occasionally let us down. Fans can’t help but concur that Robinson embodies a certain type of Midwestern irritability: a freak-out that erupts through his polite façade like a volcano exploding out of a pool of mayonnaise.
A post-apocalyptic story as endearing as Jim Mickle’s adaptation of the Jeff Lemire comic book series, “Sweet Tooth,” is uncommon. Gus, a human-animal hybrid who resembles a mix between a deer and a young kid, is portrayed by Christian Convery. Gus embarks on a search for others of his type while traveling with a hulking guardian, played by Nonso Anozie, who carries his own dark secrets. They explore a future version of America that has been altered by a virus and a wave of mutations. Along the journey, these two come into contact with others who are working to repair a broken world.