2017’s Gr8est Netflix Original Series

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2017’s Gr8est Netflix Original Series

Catch these before they get big.

| January 2, 2018

4. Mindhunter

“Mindhunter” stars Jonathan Groff who plays Holden Ford, a young FBI Agent with an interest in psychology, which eventually grows into an interest in the psychology of sequential murderers. As the series progresses, Ford’s interest slowly becomes an obsession with the serial killers he studies (based on real-life serial killers) much like the obsession these murderers have with their victims. It’s so interesting and gripping, and you can never tell what’s waiting around the corner.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

3. Dear White People

One of the most underappreciated series of Netflix is “Dear White People,” an adaptation for the film of the same name. It gives a smart and insightful look at racial politics in a college setting which goes beyond skin color. Rather, it examines those who are fighting against the system vs. those who don’t, those who choose to accept current issues as they are vs. those who continue to fight, and so on. It’s an important show that everyone should watch to be even more #WokeAF.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

2. GLOW

GLOW is a fictionalized account of the women’s professional wrestling circuit of 1980s Los Angeles called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). It’s centered on Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an unemployed actress who receives an invitation to audition for GLOW where she meets 12 other “misfits” who, along with her, want to jumpstart their own individual journeys towards reinvention. It’s these characters that gave the entire series its lovable charm, and it’s hard not to find anything likeable about each of them. It may be a bit too profane, but it’s very sweet, funny, and charming.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

1. Dark

Some would liken it to Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things” but “Dark” is a force of its own that deserves more than to be compared. Set in a small German town, the series opens with the disappearance of two children which results to the town’s troubling past being unraveled slowly through the lives and relationships between four different families — all of whom are somehow connected to the town’s history. It’s not a show for everyone, but those who get to watch it will find themselves obsessed.

Watch it on Netflix here.

 

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