12 Netflix Series To Binge Watch In 2020

Since Netflix started streaming in 2007 no one would have thought that 12 years later everyone who was anyone would have an account. According to statistics (July 2019) Netflix currently has 151 million paid subscribers worldwide (158 million if you include free trials), but what are people watching? I can't tell you about the other 150 million user but I can tell you what I have been watching and what I recommend you binge on in 2020....so grab a coffee, and your streaming device and add these 12 must watch Netflix series to your watch later list today!


1. The Ted Bundy Tapes


If you love true crime you will LOVE Confessions Of A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The 4 part series tells the true to life story of American serial killer Ted Bundy, in his own words, via 2 journalists. Seriously, if you love true crime programmes you need to watch this. 

2. Dirty John


Based on a true story, Dirty John tells the story of  the relationship between John Meehan and Debra Newell (Connie Britton). The pair meet on an online dating site for the over-50s, then quickly married in secret. Debra's children set out to prove that he's just a conman. It is a brilliant series and the end of every episode will leave you wanting more! 

3. Pretty Little Liars


Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series loosely based on the books written by Sara Shepard. The series follows the lives of four high school girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader and the appearance of A who makes their lives misery. Who is A? Sorry, no spoilers here! I can't tell you that, but I can tell you that there are plenty of twists on the way to finding out just who is behind the secret texts! Definitely not just for teens! MUST SEE!

4. The Crown


With 3 seasons to binge on and another rumoured to start at the end of 2020, The Crown tells the story of our current reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century. With some part based on absolute fact and others dramatized, the series will have you pausing to google 'did the Queen really....'' multiple times! (and yes, apparently The Queen and Prince Philip really did get caught by the press arguing in Australia! And YES there is some evidence that Jackie Kennedy was critical of Buckingham Palace and the Queen, although the writers did amp it up slightly for dramas sake.) 
 

5. Friday Night Dinner



If you like British comedies then Friday Night Dinner will have you crying with laughter in no time! The comedy is focused on the regular dinner experience of the British Jewish Goodman family every Friday night (would you believe!!), you will absolutely definitely laugh your way through every episode, and will absolutely refer to dinner as a 'bit of squirrel' and absolutely definitely call 'shit on it' the next time something goes wrong!!

6. Outnumbered


Another British comedy sitcom. Outnumbered follows the life's of a family of 5. Whilst writing this blog post I also just found out that the show is actually part improvised. The adults all worked to a script but the 3 (hilarious) kiddos all go free rein...sort off...they were given a loose story and reacted as they liked, as they would in real life. this makes for the best lines. Andy Hamilton, the shows writer, director and producer told The Gurdian ''Before each scene, we would just give them an outline: “Your dad’s going to come in, he’s going to moan at you, you’re going to tell him to leave you alone.” And the kids would do it in their own words, in a completely authentic way.''


7. Queer Eye 


Oh my gosh...grab your tissues, and get ready to sob until it hurts at 5 series of emotional lifestyle makeovers with the 'fab 5'.

8. Ru Paul's Drag Race


RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series in the search for "America's next drag superstar." If reality TV competitions are your thing you will love Ru Paul!


9. You



You is an American psychological thriller television series, the first season is based on the 2014 novel by Caroline Kepnes and follows Joe Goldberg, a New York book store manager who falls in love with a customer, he quickly develops an extreme infatuation with her and it ends in Goldberg becoming a serial killer. The first season is a must-watch, and season 2? From what have seen on social media, it seems like season 2 is Marmite. I've seen people who love it, claiming it better than season 1, and I have seen people who have given up halfway through, just not able to get into the storyline. ME? I binged it in 2 nights!

Season 3 hasn't been confirmed, but after the success of 1 and 2, and giving the ending of season 2 (no spoilers here!) I can see one in the pipeline, lets just hope the writers don't make us wait too long!!

10. The Good Place


48 episodes following the afterlife of Eleanor Shellstrop, who wakes up one day to find out she is dead and in a highly selective Heaven-like utopia, known as 'the good place', as a reward for her righteous life. However, she realizes that she was sent there by mistake and must hide her morally imperfect behavior while trying to become a better and more ethical person. 

11. Evil Genius


The Evil Genius will leave you wide mouthed and baffled, as the 4 episodes reveal the true story of a pizza delivery man killed by a bomb who may, or may not, have been held hostage and forced to commit a bank heist..confused? You will be! The bio for this series sounds like fiction, but I assure you its all true! 

12. The Letdown 



I found this Australian comedy sitcom by accident, I was looking for something to 'watch' whilst I was busy doing nothing on my phone (don't tut, you know you do it too!!), but this made me put my phone down, and I actually binged the whole 2 series in a day and a bit! The Australian comedy (which stars every Mum's fave ''real'' Instagrammer Celeste Barber) follows Audrey, a new Mum who is struggling to master the parenthood, and the new Mum friends she meets at a parenting group. It honest and hilarious, and it made me cry a couple of times, reminiscing about that part of my life. It's perfect honesty makes for a great show for us Mum's, in a world of perfect Instagram, The Letdown shows us our lives aren't all so perfect as they may seem. I'm crossing my fingers for a 3rd series, but Google is telling me it might not happen, booooo!!!

So this list should keep you busy for most of 2020, what's on you Netflix must watch list? Let me know in the comments below! I am always looking for new recommended series to add to my watch list.

2 comments:

  1. I love most of these shows!
    Dirty John is shocking but a brilliant show.
    I am halfway through watching The Crown but Christmas got in my way of watching it. I have turned to Google many times to ask if the queen really did things they mentioned. hehehe
    You is on my list of things to watch. x

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  2. Making a Murderer was the first thing I got hooked on! I also highly recommend “Love” and “Sex Education” both brilliant Netflix originals. Think Line of Duty is still in there - thars amazing especially series 3!!!

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