Ten Netflix Box Sets To Binge Watch: I love flopping on the sofa after work and watching a box set. I hope you’re staying at home now and keeping safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. You will probably have time to watch some of those shows you were too busy to see before Covid-19. I know that staying at home is difficult for anyone who loves socialising, but we all have to do our bit and stay in. I’ve listed Ten Netflix Box Sets To Binge Watch during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Peaky Blinders

Homegirl London Recommends Ten Netflix Box Sets To Binge Watch while you are staying in, these are the series I have watched and enjoyed.

  1. Narcos
  2. Peaky Blinders
  3. Messiah
  4. Greenleaf
  5. When They See Us
  6. Unbelievable
  7. The Witcher
  8. Good Girls
  9. AJ and The Queen
  10. Man Like Mobeen

Homegirl London Recommends Ten Netflix Box Sets To Binge Watch

Narcos: Watch the true story of Colombia’s drug cartels starting with drug lord Pablo Escobar in seasons one and two while season three is about the Cali Cartel. The three seasons of Narcos will keep you busy with ten episodes each. Continue with two seasons of Narcos Mexico about the Guadalajara Cartel. Narcos is violent, so it isn’t one to watch with your kids.

Peaky Blinders: If you didn’t get around to watching Peaky, it’s time you did. Based on a story about a Birmingham gang from 1919 who wore Newsboy caps with razor blades hidden inside. Cillian Murphy is Tommy Selby, the head of the family-run gang who outsmarts his enemies and looks rather dapper as he does it. Strong female characters include Helen McCrory who plays Polly Gray, the aunt of Tommy Selby and company treasurer. It is thuggish and violent but avid viewing. Netflix has four seasons. There were five seasons in total, the first was on BBC.

Messiah: I was gripped by Messiah, which is about a charismatic man whose followers claim is Isa /Jesus. The Messiah appears to walk across water and perform miracles which some believe while others and the CIA are sceptical. I can’t wait for another series as I binged watched this over a few days. Season one has ten episodes released on 1 January 2020, so this is a new series to add to your watch list.

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Messiah

Greenleaf: The Greenleaf family run a megachurch in Memphis called Calvary. Beneath the holier than thou façade, the family members have heaps of secrets and scandals. Oprah Winfrey is the executive producer and features in the show although in a small role. There are currently four seasons so you can get stuck into the family drama which just keeps on unravelling.

When They See Us: A heartbreaking story about five black Harlem lads, who were wrongly accused of a brutal crime, the story is about real events of the Central Park Five, racial profiling and injustice by the legal system and media. The drama will make you cry, so get the tissues ready (if you managed to get hold of any that is). It is a one series show.

Unbelievable: A vulnerable young woman (Kaitlyn Dever) is accused of lying about a man raping her. Luckily two female detectives (Toni Collette and Meritt Weaver) join forces when they unravel other similar attacks in Colorado. The search for the serial rapist takes a few twists and turns, but justice is served in the end. It is a one series show.

The Witcher: For a bit of fantasy viewing, try The Witcher. It based on a book series about the legend of Geralt of Rivia. Henry Cavill is the Witcher who encounters a series of strange monsters to keep at bay. There is one season to date, which has some significant special effects and a tale that envelopes you in a world of witchcraft and fantasy.

Good Girls: If you want to watch something trashy try two seasons of Good Girls. Three suburban American mums (or should I say moms!) are short on cash, so they commit supermarket heists. Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman star alongside sexy Manny Montano who plays Rio, a gangster who has a flirty relationship with Beth played by Christina Hendricks.

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Good Girls

AJ and The Queen: If you’ve watched every episode of the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, you will love AJ and The Queen. RuPaul is one of the creators and stars as Ruby Red, a drag queen who has lost money to a con artist. Ruby Red travels around American in a clapped-out RV with a mouthy ten-year-old stow-away girl (AJ). RuPaul looks amazing in stunning outfits, wigs and high heels. There is one season, I hope it returns.

Man Like Mobeen: Guz Khan is a British comedian and actor who created a character Mobeen, a Muslim living in Small Heath. Follow his daily exploits as he hangs out with his friends and looks after his sister. Although he gets into trouble with criminals, drug dealers and the police, he has a heart of gold. The first two seasons are on Netflix, and the third is BBC iPlayer.

Other Netflix Box Set Recommendations

A few other series which spring to mind are:

  1. What If: Trashy 90s neo-noir style series starring Renée Zellweger
  2. The Kominsky Method: Aging acting coach in LA starring Michael Douglas
  3. Power: Two drug-dealing friends in New York
  4. Top Boy: London drug dealers
  5. Gentefied: Mexican cousins in LA facing gentrification ramifications
  6. You: Charming book shop guy who happens to be a serial killer
  7. You, Me, Her: Polyamorous rom-com about three in a bed
  8. Tales of the City: Return of the characters based on the Armistead Maupin books
  9. Mindhunter: FBI agent gets inside the mind of serial killers
  10. Ozark: Money laundering husband relocates his family to Missouri

Those who never got around to watching Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black, and Mad Men will now have the time to commit. If I’ve missed out some of your favourites, that’s because I haven’t watched them yet! For more information, go to the Netflix Website.

Author: Homegirl London who is self-isolating at home with her laptop! Photographs: Homegirl London and screengrabs from Netflix.

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