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Netflix: Your Favorite Shows, Rated and Reviewed

Stuck at home due to COVID-19? Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of Netflix shows you might want to add to your to-watch list, rated and reviewed.


Face it, we’ve all been in this situation before. You log in to Netflix, hoping to find a new show to watch. After thirty minutes of browsing through the entire Netflix catalogue, you’re still stumped. The smorgasbord of shows from every category possible doesn’t make things easier for you – in fact, it makes choosing what to watch so much tougher.

We at CNM Types are here to make things easier for you! We’ve consolidated a list of the best series on Netflix, with reviews from fellow students in NUS. Read on to find out what’s binge-worthy on Netflix, perfect for when you’re staying home and trying to avoid the coronavirus that’s currently plaguing the country.


1. You



The show revolves around Joe Goldberg, who seems like your average Joe (no pun intended) – until you realize that he is, in fact, a deranged serial killer. What makes this series stand out amongst other psychological thrillers is how you will find yourself subconsciously rooting for its antihero. ‘You’ truly makes you grapple with your conscience as you face the horror of an enthralling serial killer akin to the infamous Ted Bundy.


Category: Romantic/Psychological Thriller


Reviews:

- “Seriously addictive. I binge-watched an entire season within 2 days.”

- “’You’ has character depth and the way the show presents the characters truly messes with your moral values.”


Rating: 4/5


2. The Good Place



‘The Good Place’ gives us an inventive take on the human afterlife, where one either gets sent to ‘The Good Place’ or ‘The Bad Place’. The series features Eleanor Shellstrop, someone who finds herself in ‘The Good Place’ after her death, only to realize that she’s been sent there by mistake.


At first glance, this show may seem like a lighthearted comedy, but don’t be fooled. It’s actually a really insightful show with a focus on the subject of philosophy. Get ready to fall in love with the characters as they embark on a journey of self-reflection and growth, all in the afterlife.


Category: Comedy


Reviews:

- ‘The first few episodes may seem a little slow, but you have to continue watching! It’s a brilliant show that definitely deserved more seasons.”

- “Just rename it humanistic psychology.”


Rating: 3.75/5


3. Queer Eye



‘Queer Eye’ is a reality series featuring a group of five gay men – the ‘Fab Five’ – who are on a mission to transform the lives of people from all walks of life. This show is clearly a fan favorite, considering how it’s already on its fourth season with a fifth coming out later this year. Be warned, most episodes are tear-jerkers, so make sure you have your box of tissues handy whenever you turn it on.


Category: Reality


Reviews:

- “Each member of the Fab Five has such a unique and quirky personality. The show wouldn’t be what it is without them.”

- “It’s a really positive show about transforming different aspects of people’s lives.”


Rating: 3.75/5


4. How to Get Away with Murder



If you’re in the mood for a whodunit, this is the show for you. Instead of your typical murder mystery series that features a crime unit, this one features a group of law students and their professor who get entangled in the most bizarre murder cases. You’ll definitely find yourself binge-watching episodes on end as you try to solve the murder in each season. Hint – one should always expect the unexpected in this series.


Category: Drama/Thriller


Reviews:

- “Love this show! That being said, it’s getting a bit forced to constantly have a murder every season.”

- “There are so many twists and turns in this show that always leaves me at a loss for words. A must watch for sure.”


Rating: 4/5


5. Cheer



‘Cheer’ is a docu-series that has been making waves on social media over the past month. Featuring the cheer team of Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, the series gives us an in-depth look into competitive cheerleading and the lives of the team’s diverse members. After watching the show, one is forced to abolish the long established stereotype of the ‘dumb cheerleader’. Inspiring and compelling, ‘Cheer’ definitely makes the must-watch list of Netflix series.


Category: Docu-series


Reviews:

- “I cried a lot! It’s really interesting, especially for those who don’t really know much about the sport.”

- “It’s only 6 episodes which makes it really easy to binge-watch.”

- “I don’t usually watch documentaries, but I decided to give it a go after hearing so much about it. Highly recommend it!”


Rating: 4/5


We hope that this list of Netflix series recommendations has proven useful! Do let us know if you’d like to see reviews for more Netflix series, or maybe even movies next. Till then, stay safe, and may the coronavirus not be with you.

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