8 EPISODES | 57-72 MIN | DRAMA, ROMANCE
During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love.
Although I don’t usually watch shows set in this era, everyone and their cat seemed to watching it on Instagram and I saw it described as ‘gossip girl in the Regency era’ so I was in. An excellent soundtrack, stunning outfits and a brilliant, rather raunchy watch!
2. KIM’S CONVENIENCE
53 EPISODES | 22 MIN | COMEDY
While running a convenience store in Toronto, members of a Korean-Canadian family deal with customers, each other and the evolving world around them.
A few of my friends had mentioned this show to me a while back and I’m so glad that I finally got around to watching it. I adored this show and every single episode made me laugh and some made me cry. It’s so well done and great to see the experiences of Asian immigrant families centre stage because representation really does matter.
The trailer for the show doesn’t do it justice so I thought this clip gave a better idea of how funny it is!
3 EPISODES | 50 MIN | CRIME, DRAMA, HISTORY
In 1983, Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen is arrested after the discovery of human remains which have blocked a drain near his London home.
My friends at work recommended this mini-series and it’s a captivating watch. David Tennant is brilliant as Des; I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys gripping programmes about serial killers.
6 EPISODES | 30 MIN | COMEDY
A comedy series following the lives of six 20- and 30-somethings living together as property guardians of a large, disused hospital.
I mean, you can’t really go wrong with a bit of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and this is such a hilarious series, British humour at its best. If you enjoyed Fresh Meat, you’ll most likely enjoy this!
5. NIGHT STALKER: THE HUNT FOR A SERIAL KILLER
10 EPISODES | 42 MIN | DOCUMENTARY, CRIME
This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.
It took a few episodes for me to feel fully gripped by this series; it was simultaneously horrific and fascinating to learn about a serial killer that didn’t discriminate against the age or gender of who he attacked. While it satiates my morbid curiosity, I don’t love the glamorisation of serial killers, so it was great to hear more from the lead homicide detectives and survivors.
104 EPISODES | 22 MIN | COMEDY
A group of employees working at Cloud 9, a big-box store in St Louis, Missouri, faces several challenges while dealing with customers and at the same time attending to their personal requirements.
My friend recommended this show as I’m a huge US Office fan and this series was created by one of the writers from my favourite TV series: Justin Spitzer. I’m honestly so happy that this series is on Netflix, it’s the perfect light watch during lunch and never fails to make me laugh!
7. BLING EMPIRE
8 EPISODES | 38 MIN | REALITY-TV
Wildly wealthy Asian and Asian American fun seekers go all out with parties, glamour and drama in Los Angeles.
Sometimes you just need a bit of reality TV in your life and this is an excellent one for wondering why people in their twenties need so much surgery, why a woman in her sixties didn’t seem to have any friends of her own age and to relieve stress by shouting at Drew – he is the absolute worst. They don’t seem to be particularly likeable people but it’s always interesting to see how the other half live and soak up the *drama*.
8. IT’S A SIN
5 EPISODES | 45 MIN | COMEDY, DRAMA, HISTORY
Set from 1981 to 1991 in London, we follow the lives of a group of gay men and their friends who lived during the HIV/AIDS crisis.
This series is a must-watch, incredibly well done and heart-breaking. The acting is superb and Jill is an absolute gem!
If you’ve been on the lookout for a new series to sink into, I hope this list has been helpful! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on these shows if you’ve seen them too or hit me up with recommendations 😉