The Greatest Netflix Shows To Get Hooked On This Summer
We hope you’ve binge watched some (or all?!) of the shows we mentioned in part 1 of our great big Netflix roundup (if you missed it, you can check it out by clicking here.) And here we are again with part 2 of Netflix shows you must watch this summer (because it’s hot out there and there’s no better time to get stuck into some fab TV, especially with no school-run to wake up for…).
psst… did you know that after finishing a series, the majority of Netflix members (59%) take a pause usually lasting three days before committing to a new show? During that break more than half (61%) watch a movie to keep the binge feeling alive…. How long will you leave in between your next series?
This documentary series, original to Netflix, profiles the most renowned chefs in the world. Each episode takes viewers into the life and kitchen of an exceptional chef. The chefs, including Massimo Bottura, Francis Mallmann, Magnus Nilsson, Dominique Crenn and Enrique Olvera, share deeply personal stories, their inspirations and their unique styles. Each chef’s discipline and culinary talent is explored as he or she prepares an awe-inspiring creation. For something similar but different try watching Abstract: The Art of Design.
From Executive Producer Morgan Neville, Abstract, a Netflix original docu-series, takes you beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world. Go inside the minds of the world’s greatest designers.
The Gilmore girls are back! Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel reprise their roles as Lorelai and Rory, the fast-talking, coffee-loving, mother-daughter duo, along with many other cast members of the original series. This revival takes viewers back to Stars Hollow for an entire year, with an episode for each season — starting with winter and concluding with fall. Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino direct, write and serve as executive producers for all of the new installments. If you’ve watch 153 hours of the Original Gilmore Girls and already binged your way through the new series try watching One Day At A Time.
A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury. If you enjoyed Marvel’s Luke Cage you’ll love Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Iron Fist.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.
Marvel’s Iron Fist
Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Also watch out for Marvel’s The Defenders, the next Marvel’s series to premiere on Netflix (18th August). This series follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The cult American series, Gossip Girl follows the lives of privileged teenagers on the upper east side. Serena Van Der Woodsen is a blonde and beautiful socialite, Everyone knows Serena. Blair Waldorf is Serena’s best friend but it’s always about Serena not Blair. Watch Girlboss and Pretty Little Liars for your next fix of teen drama.
Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.
Pretty Little Liars
Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.
One of the original binge-worthy box sets of all time, this series showcases the life of Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Realizing that his illness probably will ruin his family financially, Walter makes a desperate bid to earn as much money as he can in the time he has left. For those looking for the next Netflix series to get hooked on, try watching Better Call Saul the spinoff series from Breaking Bad.
Better Call Saul
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all.
All images from Netflix website.