We won’t dwell on the negatives, but if you’ve suddenly found yourself with a lot of free time on your hands, here are some of our favourite Netflix shows to keep you occupied…
From Netflix’ popular social experiment Love is Blind to three seasons of HBO’s critically acclaimed crime-series True Detective, here are our top five shows to keep you entertained.
Love is Blind
In this social experiment, singles try to find a match and fall in love without ever seeing each other face-to-face but can talk to one another. The couples can only meet after the guy has proposed. Love is Blind is currently streaming on Netflix
This critically acclaimed British period-crime-drama created by Steven Knight is set in Birmingham and follows the dealings of the Shelby family in the aftermath of World War I.
The fictional family is loosely based on a real 19th-century urban gang of the same name who were active in the city from the 1890s until the early twentieth century. Peaky Blinders has won numerous awards and is currently streaming on Netflix.
Season one stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and a great cast. It takes place in Louisiana and follows a pair of the State’s Police detectives and their hunt for a serial killer over a 17-year period.
Season two is set in California and stars Colin Farrel, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. It focuses on three detectives from three cooperating departments and a criminal-now-businessman as they investigate a sequence of crimes they believe are linked to the killing of a corrupt politician.
Season three stars Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff and takes place in the Ozarks over three time periods. A pair of Arkansas State Police detectives investigate a gruesome crime involving two missing children. True Detective is currently streaming on Showmax.
His Dark Materials
Based on the Philip Pullman novel of the same name, these series follows the life of a young girl named Lyra – an orphan living with the scholars in a college in Oxford.
On a mission to find her missing friend, she comes across a secret that involves several kidnappings. and its link to a mysterious substance called Dust, leading her on a journey of her own. His Dark Materials is currently streaming on SHOWMAX.
The Last Kingdom
During their invasion of England, the Danes capture Alexander Dreymon’s Uhtred, a young successor of Saxon earldom, and raise him as one of their own. After many years have passed, Uhtred’s loyalty is put to the test by the Danes. 3 seasons of The Last Kingdom are available to stream on Netflix.