The top 10 things to watch on Netflix right now


At least we still have Netflix.

Netflix is our best friend right now.

What isn't our best friend though is the inevitable struggle of choosing what the heck to watch next that comes along with it. We've all been there at some point and the indecisive amongst us probably have a season ticket to that struggle.

Whether you're on for a Netflix Party with your mates, or you just fancy killing a few solitary hours (or days) in front of your TV, here is The Manc's 10 picks for what to watch on Netflix right now, in no particular order.

We've covered all basis of genre here and been sure to included the new, much talked-about shows, some hidden gems and even some old favourites too.


Tiger King

Three words. Carole f**king Baskin. Need we say more?

This is without a doubt one of the most talked about shows on Netflix right now and you probably don't need us to tell you to watch it, but if you do, then watch it.

The Netflix original true crime documentary miniseries follows the life of zookeeper Joe Exotic and the small, but deeply interconnected, society of big cat conservationists.

It's a mad show, but it's a must watch.


Money Heist

Also known by it's official title of 'La Casa de Papel', this Netflix original Spanish heist drama centres around a long-prepared, multi-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain in which a group of robbers take hostages as part of their plan to print and escape with €2.4 billion.

If subtitled shows aren't quite your bag, then fair enough, but you'd be seriously missing out with this one. There's the English dubbed voice over version too if that helps, but you do lose a bit of authenticity that way.

The fourth season was released last Friday, so get this show your watch list.


Three Identical Strangers

Well, this is just too mind-blowing not to include.

This 2018 documentary film follows the lives of identical triplets who are separated at birth and adopted by three different families.

It's best to not give too much away with this one but trust us, that wasn't a spoiler. Prepare to have a million and one other questions after watching.


Chef's Table

This show's main draw? Food, pretty much. It's got a lot more to offer though.

We all love food and at a time when isolation boredom has us constantly thinking of our next meal, but the best thing we can muster up is beans on toast, Chef's Table is the perfect show.

Even if you're not a foodie, anyone can appreciate what this show is serving up.



What more can be said about this classic really? It is just that, a classic.

Whether you've somehow managed to make it through life without seeing a single episode, or you've watched the entirety of it three times through, no harm ever came from watching Friends, so we had to include it.

All 10 seasons are available to stream on Netflix now.


Sunderland 'Til I Die

We know that Mancunians get a bit precious over their football and that 'red or blue' can sometimes be more like 'life or death', but no one's getting precious over Sunderland are they?

Sunderland 'Til I Die represents an underdog we can all root for.

The second series of the hit Netflix original sport documentary series and rival to Amazon Prime's 'All or Nothing', has recently been released, so it won't take you long to catch up at all.


The Platform

Not a casual Sunday morning watch, that's for sure, but it's seriously worth your time.

The Platform is a Spanish science-fiction horror/thriller film set in a large, tower-style "Vertical Self-Management Centre" where the inmates are fed by floors. The top levels can eat as much as they want, but this leaves increasingly little for those below.

If we weren't able to convince you on Spanish subtitles earlier though, then apologies for this, but it's too good to miss off.



Look, we didn't want to do this to you, but it's a good film let's face it.

If you're not into a virus film for virus times, then we can't blame you, you definitely aren't obliged to watch this one. For those of you who are into that though, you'll be pleased to know that Contagion is now available to stream on Netflix.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Buddy cop is a pretty well-trodden genre on screen, but Brooklyn Nine-Nine is up there with the best of the selection in modern times.

Fans of this cult US comedy saved the show from being axed off air back in 2018 and now new episodes have been added, meaning that all seven series are available to binge watch on Netflix.

The trailer doesn't quite do it justice to be fair, but trust us, the show's a good'un.


Dumb and Dumber

Let's finish off with another classic then.

This 1994 comedy film, staring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, is arguably one of the greatest films of a generation and it's just been added to Netflix recently too, so how could we not include it?

We all need a good belly laugh.


Well, there you have it.

It's completely up to you how you choose to spend all of this new found time on your hands, but we do hope we've been able to prevent a few arguments across Greater Manchester of 'what to watch next' with this list.

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