Catch up with these five best series, which you can stream on Netflix this weekend.
Viewers still have plenty of time to catch up with the new original television series if they haven’t already, even as the year comes to a close. As a result, we’ve compiled a list to make it easier for you to find some of the top TV shows that you’ll enjoy binge-watching. On the other hand, viewers from all over the world should watch and discuss these new shows in addition to other well-known ones which are also listed in Netflix’s Top 10 Global List.
Here is a list of the top five original series that you should check out this weekend.
1899 Season 1
“Sometimes We Have To Let Things Go Because We Can’t Keep Them Forever”
On their journey across the vast and treacherous Atlantic Ocean, the passengers of the Kerberos encounter the biggest mystery of their lives. The show is a multilingual German epic period mystery-science fiction television series created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. The show follows the mysterious circumstances around the voyage of an immigrant ship from Europe to New York.
The passengers, all of different backgrounds and nationalities, are united by their hopes and dreams for a new century and future. When they discover a second ship adrift, one which had been missing for months, their journey takes an unexpected turn. What they find on board will turn their passage to the promised land into a nightmare-like riddle, connecting each of the passengers’ pasts through a web of secrets.
“The Black Dahlia, of course. It’s named after my favorite unsolved murder.”
Wednesday is an American coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror television series based on the character Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The official loglines of the series, according to Netflix, are: “Wednesday Addams misadventures as a student at Nevermore Academy: a very unique boarding school snuggled in deepest New England. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Firefly Lane Season 2
“You’re A Firefly Lane Girl On A New York Adventure.”
Firefly Lane is an American drama streaming television series created by Maggie Friedman for Netflix. What could possibly have ended the tight-knit thirty-year friendship of Tully and Kate, our “Firefly Lane Girls Forever”? We’ll learn the answer this season – but first – Kate grapples with the painful aftermath of Johnny’s ill-fated trip to Iraq, while Tully faces a lawsuit after walking away from her talk show, and must start her career over from the bottom. This leads her to search for answers about who she is and where she comes from – including a quest to find the father she never met, against the wishes of her secretive hippie mother, Cloud.
In the ’80s, we see Kate and Johnny first fall in love, creating more than a little drama in the newsroom where they work, as Tully’s career rises and she spars (and flirts!) with cocky sportscaster Danny Diaz. She just might have met her match – that is if they can stop arguing for five minutes. While in the ’70s, teenage Kate and Tully struggle to keep their friendship together as Cloud goes to jail for dealing drugs and Tully goes to live with her grandmother, far away from Firefly Lane. As the girls face the tumult of high school apart, they know the one thing they really need is each other.
The Crown Season 5
“Well there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.”
The fifth season of The Crown, which follows the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II, mainly focuses on the marriage between Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles, followed by their divorce and private romantic lives. It introduces Hasnat Khan and Dodi Fayed, two of Diana’s lovers, as well as diving into the relationship between Charles and Camilla. It also discusses the royal Britannia yacht and a reunion between Margaret and Peter Townsend.
The official synopsis as per Netflix, states, “Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign. It’s a new decade, and the royal family is facing what may be their biggest challenge yet: proving their continued relevance in 90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation. Diana and Charles wage a media war. The monarchy’s role is up for debate. Welcome to the ’90s — and Queen Elizabeth II’s biggest challenge to date.”
Dead to Me Season 3
“You Know How People Drown? They get into water that they think they can handle and then a riptide comes and it is too late.”
A hit-and-run started it all for Jen and Judy. Now another shocking crash alters the future of their ride-or-die friendship. All roads have led to this. According to Netflix Tudum, “The final outing of the dark comedy wraps up the story of two friends with a growing rap sheet: Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini), whose lives are entangled with Bad Twin Steve (RIP by bludgeoning/drowning) and Good Twin Ben (both played by Marsden).”
“You’re going to want to see how this one ends,” Marsden promises. But first, a rapid-fire recap: Judy (accidentally) kills Jen’s husband; Judy contrives to meet Jen in a widow support group; Jen (purposefully) kills Judy’s boyfriend, Steve, and buries his body in her meat freezer; Jen confesses to a detective and, assuming she’ll be imprisoned, leaves letters for Judy and her two sons; the detective lets off Jen with a warning (after all, Steve was a horrible human); and in a call-back to Season 1, Ben hits Jen and Judy’s car and drives off.
Check out the series mentioned above and tell us which one you liked the most in the comment section.