Feel like starting a new television series but don’t know which one? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve highlighted 10 shows available on Canadian Netflix that will have you binge watching an entire season in just a matter of days. Check out our list of buzz worthy shows with great story plots and incredible acting.
Broadchurch (Season 1)
Broadchurch is a mystery/thriller that follows a small town after the death of a young boy. The once tightknit Broadchurch now gets torn apart after suspects begin to arise. This show is not your average mystery because the heartbreaking tale examines the human psyche and questions whether or not you truly ever know the person who lives next door to you. From the story plot to the incredible acting, it definitely brings something new to the overdone genre. Season 2 is out but still not available on Netflix.
Bloodline (Season 1)
The Rayburn family has an established reputation in their Florida Keys community. When the black sheep son returns home, he threatens to reveal the family’s deep dark secrets and a past that lurks around each family member everyday. It’s such a unique story and again, the acting is spectacular.
The Fall (Season 1 & 2)
I have to admit, I did start watching this show because of Scully, I mean the brilliant Gillian Anderson, who’s one badass in this psychological thriller. Stella Gibson (played by Anderson) investigates a series of murders in Belfast, Ireland, which are all linked to the killer Paul Spector (played by Jamie Dornan). They have renewed for a third season so better get on it stat!
Freaks & Geeks (2 Seasons)
If you haven’t watched Freaks and Geeks, then this should be at the top of your list. Before James Franco and Seth Rogen became the high profiled actors/comedians they are today, it all started with this show created by Paul Feig and Jud Apatow. Set in 1980, this cult classic showcases the different social cliques in high school. I still can’t believe this show got cancelled. Dallas Rules!
Damages (5 Seasons)
If you’re into law dramas then Damages is the show for you. The incredible Glenn Close plays one of the best lawyers in New York (Patty Hewes) who teams up with a recent law school graduate, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), where they take on a different case each season.
Derek (Seasons 1 & 2 plus a special)
Ricky Gervais fans will want to watch this mockumentary. Ricky plays Derek, a nursing home caretaker who is a fan of reality shows. From his awkwardness to childlike mannerisms, Derek will bring you to tears.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 1)
If you’re a fan of 30 Rock then this is a show you should definitely watch. After leaving a cult, Schmidt ventures off to New York where she experiences life and meets hilarious people along the way. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, you know to expect nothing but high quality humour. Plus the jabs at NBC and the ridiculous stereotypes are just an icing on the cake.
Happy Valley (Season 1)
After Catherine Wood’s (played by Sarah Lancashire) family is left in shambles after the death of her daughter, the person responsible for her death gets released from prison. I don’t know what it is about British shows, but they always do it right!
Wentworth (Season 1 & 2)
Move over Orange is The New Black, there’s a new prison show on Netflix. This Australian crime/drama centers on Bea Smith trying to cope with the dynamics of prison life after being charged with attempted murder on her husband.
Undeclared (Season 1)
After Freaks & Geeks came Undeclared. Before Charlie Hunnam was in a motorcycle “club” he was Jay Baruchel’s college roommate. This half-hour comedy centers around 6-college freshman trying to survive their first year. Don’t be surprised if you see many cameo appearances by actors who look a “little” familiar.
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