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The must-see Netflix and Stan shows to have on your radar

Category: entertainment

To binge, or not to binge, that is the question. With so many new series arriving online every day, it can be hard to decide what’s worth parking on the couch for. There’s no need to get bogged down in synopses and reviews – we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best Netflix and Stan shows you just have to see!  

NETFLIX

For the modern Aristotle: The Good Place


A blonde woman yelling.

When Eleanor (played by Kristen Bell) suffers a surprising and humiliating death, she’s relieved to find out that she’s made it into the Good Place. There’s only one problem: she definitely does not deserve to be there. With the help of her seemingly perfect neighbours and her benevolent soul mate, Eleanor attempts to embrace a new way of life in the afterlife before the truth comes out. A comedy teeming with ethical dilemmas and pretty pastels, it’s a philosophy lesson you won’t even realise you’re taking part in.

For the sci-fi buff: Stranger Things

Suprised looking kids

The 80s are popular for so many things like arcades, MTV and the Rubik’s cube. Supernatural forces and secret government exploits might not be at the top of the list, but when a group of young friends witness just that, they unravel a series of peculiar mysteries that will rock their little town. The disappearance of a young boy and the appearance of an extraordinary girl are explored amidst a background of Dungeons and Dragons, acid-washed jeans and Eggo waffles in this nostalgic sci-fi series that is sure to have you hooked from the very first episode.

For the nature lover: Our Planet

A whale's coming up to the water surface.

If you’re looking for a reason to watch this ground-breaking original documentary series, Sir David Attenborough narrating is the only one you need. Discover the story of the place we all call home as this show explores the unique wonders of the natural world. Completed over four years, with more than 600 crew members filming in 50 countries across the world, this eight-part series uses stunning photography combined with state-of-the-art technology to take you from the remote Arctic wilderness to the jungles of South America in a single binge. 

STAN

For the class clown: The Office

A man in a suit sitting in an office.

An oldie but a goodie, this series about a paper company may seem like a drag, but the shenanigans at Dunder-Mifflin are anything but. This quirky mockumentary explores the world of 9-to-5, presenting elaborate pranks and ridiculous feuds as just another day at the office. Well-intentioned boss Michael Scott leads his team with copious amounts of hilarious failure and absurd disaster to create a comedy bursting with heart. You may even spy someone you work with in your own office in these eclectic and lovable characters; the real challenge is trying to find moments where they actually do their job. Bonus points for being one of the only shows you can watch over and over again and never get sick of. 

For the fashion obsessed: The Bold Type

Three girls walking down the street together in conversation.

If you ever wondered what happens between the pages of fashion magazines, look no further. Inspired by the former editor of American Cosmoplitan, Joanna Coles, this comedy-drama series follows three millennial women as they live, love and learn in New York while working at the glamorous Scarlet magazine.  Jane is a writer trying to find her voice, Kat is an outspoken social media director figuring out what she has to say, and Sutton is an assistant that dreams about dressing the world. Filled with empowering storylines and nuanced commentary, this show offers a smart and bubbly take on the political and social issues of today with plenty of drama, romance and humour to spare. 

For the amateur detective: Twin Peaks

A man wearing earmuffs and a suit.

A cult classic for a reason, this crime drama is strange and surreal in a world where nothing is what it seems.  FBI Agent Dale Cooper travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of seemingly innocent homecoming queen Laura Palmer but instead is met with a collection of bizarre characters drowning in mystery. Originally airing in the early 90s but revived in 2017, eerie dream sequences and odd visuals will carry you on a crazy ride that will keep you guessing at every turn.. 

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