Netflix has become renowned for its original series productions. Whilst you might find some a bit hit and miss, there’s always plenty to choose from!
We’ve rounded up five of the best Netflix Original Series you need to watch this summer.
1. Dead to Me
Dead to Me follows recently widowed Jen as she forms a friendship with quirky Judy after they meet at a grief support group.
The first season is a slow burn. It can feel a little superficial at first. But rest assured by the end of the last episode you’ll be hooked. The second season is a wild ride. The constant twists and turns will keep you clicking for the next episode.
If you haven’t already seen the 13th Amendment, then stop reading this list and go watch! The documentary details the history of slavery and its connection to the war on drugs, and in turn, to the ongoing mass incarceration of black people in the USA. Netflix has also made the documentary available for free on Youtube.
3. White Lines
Set on the sunny island of Ibiza, this British-Spanish thriller series is a great way to escape. We follow Zoe as she travels to Ibiza to investigate the death of her DJ brother. White Lines plays with the 90’s rave scene, sex, drugs, and murder. A fun watch for the summer months.
4. Blood and Water
Blood and Water is a South-African teen-drama full of twists and turns. The six-episode series follows sixteen-year-old Puleng as she transfers to a prestigious new school in search of her missing sister. Featuring obnoxiously rich kids, plenty of drama, and a compelling mystery – this is a show that will suck you in.
Gentefied is a comedy-drama that follows three Mexican-American cousins as they chase their versions of the American Dream. But their immigrant grandfather also needs their help as his taqueria is struggling due to gentrification. Its fun and vibrant but also tackles the complexities of culture, community, and family.
Let us know in the comments below if you’ve watched any of these, and what you thought!