While Brigerton is not new to Netflix, its recent season 2 got 627.11 million hours viewed in the first 4 weeks, topping the platform’s Most Popular chart. The regency with a modern twist drama is based on Julia Quinn’s novel series, each season following a book in one of the Brigerton children’s road to finding love. Sprinkled with balls, matches, scandal among the ton, suspense and peppery scenes, the series is a guilty pleasure I am glad to admit.
2. Stranger Things
Stranger Things is also well established by now and does not need any introduction. The first part of the fourth season has just been released on 27 May, but the last two episodes will only appear in 2 days, on 1 July. Producers divulged that even if part 2 only has 2 episodes, compared to the 7 episodes in part 1, each of these last ones is more like a feature film of their own, being longer than usual, while actor Sadie Sink, who plays Max, said on the Tonight Show this season is “darker and scarier than ever”.
3. Sex Education
Sex Education is another Netflix hit, with season 3 featuring in the platform’s top 10 most watched the month it was released. The series has been renewed for a fourth season with filming set to start in July. Until the latest season is complete, binging the first 3 seasons offers a fun, but also educational time. Just like the title suggests, the series aim is also to educate, portraying the difficulties any teenager is facing when starting to discover and experiment with their sexuality.
4. Man vs Bee
Man vs Bee is a British comedy series created and written by Rowan Atkinson and William Davies in which the actor famous for playing the beloved clumsy character of Mr Bean assumes the role of Trevor, who finds himself entrenched in an ongoing battle with a bee while house sitting an elegant mansion. The series was released on 24 June and only has 9 episodes.
For the fantasy fans out there, Legacies is a spin-off of The Originals, which is itself a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries. The series follows Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall, who is descended from some of the most powerful vampire, werewolf and witch bloodlines. 17-year-old Hope attends the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted to learn how to control her abilities and impulses.
6. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
Netflix’s shocking new four-part documentary series Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey tells the story of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a radical form of Mormonism, and the crimes of its current leader, Warren Jeffs, who was convicted of child sexual abuse.
7. The Umbrella Academy
Based on the graphic novel by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows seven children, born with supernatural powers, and adopted by a billionaire who turns them into heroes, with or without their will. These exploits leave them wounded, traumatised, dead or just disaffected despite their incredible abilities and it all comes back when they reunite as adults for their foster father’s funeral.
8. Peaky Blinders
The final season of Peaky Blinders has finally been released, bringing the story of the Shelby crimes family and its plan to take over interwar Birmingham to an end.
Adapted from the webcomic and graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman, Heartstopper number seven on Netflix’s Top 10 TV English titles just two days after its release. The comedy romance tells the story of two high school classmates falling in love and going from being friends to boyfriends.
10. Grace and Frankie
Another classic coming to an end. Grace and Frankie’s 7th and final season has finally been concluded. The story follows two women in their golden years, portrayed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who come to the realisation that their husbands have actually been in love with each other for years. Forced to move in together, they discover a newfound friendship and business opportunities, faced at the same time with realities that come with age, such as arthritis.