Netflix’s originals collection now appears nearly limitless; the service’s vast array of originals contains a plethora of undiscovered gems. Gone are the times when finding decent content was daunting. Viewers can now find shows and movies to fit every mood or taste, thanks to the rise of online streaming. When it comes to online entertainment, Netflix not only encourages audiences to watch local-language series but also gives them a look at other languages, narrative forms, and ideas.
Flemish series, The Twelve focuses entirely on the private and personal lives of twelve jurors as they attempt to bring justice to a high-profile murder case. The show uses a slow-burn strategy to transform the audience into jurors and unravel the mosaic around its intricate murder mystery. It then finds the correct balance between verdict and uncertainty to have a pleasing ending for audiences.
Three Mexican-American cousins (J.J. Soria, Karrie Martin, and Carlos Santos) navigate their marriages and jobs in this overlooked dramedy. When they assist their immigrant grandfather in running their family’s taco store, their lives become intertwined.
3. Tuca and Bertie
Tuca and Bertie isn’t exactly a Bojack Horseman spinoff, but it does bear some of the animated series’ thematic and sentimental sensibilities. The series follows a free-spirited toucan named Tuca (Tiffany Haddish) and her neurotic songbird roommate Bertie, developed by Bojack Horseman creator Lisa Hanawalt. Despite their differences, the 30-something birds strive to have a great deal of fun together.
4. I’m Not Okay With This
I’m Not Okay With This is based on Charles Forsman’s eponymous comic strip and follows Sydney Novak (Sophia Lillis), a sardonic girl with a high temperament. She discovers she has magical powers while trying to make sense of her family, sexuality, and high school snags, analogous to Roald Dahl’s character Matilda.
5. Derry Girls
Derry Girls explores the lives of five teens who experience typical adolescent issues while living through the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. As the sensible Clare Devlin, Nicola Coughlan, aka Penelope Featherington from Bridgerton, is one of the show’s guests!
6. Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C. J. Walker
Self Made, starring Octavia Spencer, is based on the true and inspirational story of Madam C.J. Walker, who overcame all odds, weathered society’s wrath, and became the first female self-made millionaire. If the series’ upbeat tone is enough to keep most audiences engaged during its duration, Octavia Spencer’s outstanding performance adds to the excitement.
7. American Vandal
American Vandal, a really silly true-crime comedy, will satisfy your true-crime cravings with plenty of comic flairs. Someone has been scrawling phallic shapes all over a community high school, so Peter and Sam take it upon themselves to find out who is liable.
8.Living With Yourself
What’s not to like in a movie with double the amount of Paul Rudd? When Miles, a suicidal copywriter, goes to a hospital for a mysterious procedure, he unwittingly creates a replica of himself. It’s a hilarious and thoughtful show with eight half-hour episodes to watch!
9. Dear White People
Dear White People was first released as a film in 2014, and the series was produced by the same writer and producer, Justin Simien. The show follows the lives of Black students at Winchester University, a prestigious (but predominantly white) institution, as they explore college and ethnic identity.
10. Our Planet
Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough, is reminiscent of Planet Earth. It varies slightly as it places a greater focus on the bond between nature and human culture, but it makes no compromises to the magnificent cinematography.