Forget watching festive reruns by your lonesome at family gatherings. We’ve curated a list of Netflix’s top recommended shows to watch with your fam in 2017, that’ll have everyone gathering round. After all, a family that binge-watches together, stays together, right?
Strange things are happening in Hawkins, Indiana. Set in the ’80s, the abduction of young Will Byers sets off an unimaginable chain of events that sees the appearance of an odd girl with supernatural powers, uncovers evidence of terrifying experiments and exposes the small town to a sinister, paranormal threat. Stranger Things strikes the perfect balance of intensity that’ll keep your fam hooked from the get-go without scaring ‘em off midway.
Before Archie and gang graced our laptop screens in Netflix’s Riverdale, they were living it up (as cartoon characters) in the classic Archie Comics series which is the version your parents will probably remember. Reintroduce them to these 2017’s updates and bond over what’s arguably the hottest teen drama of the moment. Would they be #Bughead or #Varchie shippers?
The Good Place
Follow the misadventures of Eleanor Shellstrop, a morally dubious woman who was mistakenly sent to The Good Place. Upon realising that she was in an afterlife paradise exclusive only to the top do-gooders on Earth, Eleanor tries in vain to become a better person – by first hiding the truth and lying through her teeth about it. A lighthearted comedy that explores heavy topics like ethics and existentialism, The Good Place is chockfull with interesting conversational topics that’ll help you get to know your relatives on a deeper level without being super intrusive.
Perfect for watching after digging into a Christmas feast, Chef’s Table features world-renowned chefs from all over the globe. And because it’s impossible to explore a chef’s artistry without showing off their perfected dishes, expect plenty of mouthwatering, closeup shots of #foodporn that’ll have you scrambling back to the dinner table for seconds (or thirds!)
Star Trek: Discovery
It’s time to beam the first Star Trek series in a decade onto your TV screen! Set 10 years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, follow the crew of the USS Discovery as they navigate perilous situations that arise as a result of the Klingons and the Federation going to war. Whether you’re a sci-fi lover or not, this latest addition to the Star Trek canon will keep you at the edge of your seat, epic space wars and all!
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What will you be be binge-watching this festive season? Share your recommendations in the comment section!