Original series, our favorites available on Netflix for your summer sessions
Taking advantage of the summer lull, especially on the side of new series releases, your servant - the screen watchman [s] - selects for you the best original shows offered by the biggest platforms.
After our advice on Amazon Prime Video last week, let's tackle the "biggest chunk ": Netflix.
In a context where l The series offer has never been so plethora, the Screen Watchman [s] offers to be your guide through the seasons. Whether it's an old, now cult series, a recent hit or a more anonymous show, this column will help you only waste your time in good company. .
As with Steam on the video game side, Netflix 's catalog today is so vast that it can be difficult to navigate. And I know what I'm talking about; to achieve this selection of original series (that is to say produced directly by the platform and not simply shows which it hasrecovered the broadcasting rights), I had to make drastic choices among dozens and dozens of series to retain only a very small number.
As often with this kind of selection, I made the choice to carry out a simply alphabetical classification and it is about a selection personal. If your favorite show is not there or even in the second part, where I tried to place some of the quality series that failed or that I have not yet had time to see, Do not hesitate to use the comments section to alleviate my lack of time (or taste).
She has not (yet) had the honor to benefit from a complete column in our columns, but the formidable BoJack Horseman has already been mentioned in our pick of the best animated series. It must be said that Raphael Bob-Waksberg 's show has no real weak point apart from its visual style which divides.
Funny, moving , impactful, referenced and devilishly well dubbed, the series follows the life of BoJack, once star of a now has-been depressive and destructive sitcom. Thanks to its rich characters, the series deals with many topics brilliantly, and Netflix can consider itself lucky to have it in its catalog.
Read our column on the best animated series
Is it still useful to present Black Mirror? Initially offered by Channel 4 (to which we owe the best seasons, but this is only my opinion), this series now under the Banner Netflix remains one of the best anthology / anticipation series.
With its unique stories dealing mostly with technology gone wrong , the show also has a solid cast which most of the time manages to make up for a few episodes a little below the others. Still, the series deserves to be seen if it isn't already.
Read our chronicleique about the best anthology series
Marvel 's Daredevil
If everyone will have their Netflix series Favorite Marvel (Jessica Jones for some, Punisher for others, Iron Fist for… nah, I'm kidding), personally it's Daredevil who quietly wins the prize. Although imperfect, the series on the famous blind superhero offered a storyline interesting and rich enough to have really hooked me over its 3 seasons. And that's not even to mention the excellent action scenes, which few other shows can claim to match.
Outre a production and music that also work, we will salute a very convincing gallery of heroes and villains (including Vincent D 'Onofrio in Wilson Fisk, at the top), and today I have only one desire : find the universe and the characters created in the series, maybe one day, in the MCU at the cinema.
House of Cards
For all you Say, I hesitated to keep House of Cards in this selection for two reasons: Kevin Spacey and all the history around the now disgraced actor (so much so that I'm pretty much up for it the idea of censorship evoked in an episode of Last Week Tonight ), and the catastrophically bad final season of the series which ends in blood sausage.
But thinking back to all the incredible moments that the very first original show of the platform made me live, here it is despite everything in this article. Yet not particularly fond of politics, the series Carried me away with its extremely solid rhythm, production and atmosphere that are always worth a visit.
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Especially solid in terms of sets and costumes and therefore its atmosphere, the series made me re-appreciate the zombie genre as its people are effective and make fear for the life of the show's formidable heroes. No, really, indulge yourself in Kingdom or, at least, our full review on her.
Read our full column: Kingdom: the series of zombies that go straight to the carotid
Love, Death and Robots
Mentioned in our columns both in our selection of the best anthology series and in his own column Love, Death and Robots is, it must be admitted, one of my favorite works on Netflix.
This collection of short films with extremely varied stories, visual styles and creators made me feel a lot. Sometimes technical and visual slaps, sometimes narrative and emotional slaps (or both) and from time to time simple little candies of less ambitious entertainment, the episodes are pAlmost all of them great and I 'm really looking forward to next season.
Read our full column: Love, Death & Robots: Netflix and chip
Initially offered by Fox then picked up by Netflix after its cancellation,Lucifer will perhaps be one of those series which did not know how to stop in time. But for the moment, and despite a season 4 signed Netflix in seesaw, the show carried by the charismatic Tom Ellis remains an excellent entertainment that I will find without displeasure in seasons 5 and 6.
Starting off as a simple" procedural police officer with a twist, this show where the Devil teams up with an investigator to solve crimes quickly wins a common thread and great characters that make the whole much more interesting, funny and touching that initially suspected.
On an absolutely personal basis, I have never been particularly drawn to true stories about drug lords. And yet, Narcos and his plot about the rise and fall of the famous Pablo Escobar m Absolutely passionate. Thanks to his cast first of all, but also his excellent sense of storytelling and rhythm which made me devour every season like a cocaine addict (well, I imagine).
And if you have already completed the 3 seasons of Narcos, let's remember the existence of the sequel, Narcos: Mexico. Even if its 2 seasons have me less worn as the mother series, it remains highly recommended for those who like the genre.
Let's stay in the world of crime with the formidable Ozark. Soon to be completed at the end of the future season 4 which will be broadcast in two parts, the series worn by Jason Bateman is relatively slow but makes up for so many things that it is now one of my favorites. of the platform.
With its history of money laundering, headlong flight and dangerous ambition, the show offers a story full of tension never betrayed by excellent direction and rich characters with exciting relationships. If I had to absolutely compare it to another series to get your attention, and at the risk of taking purist comments in the face, it would be Breaking Bad.
Even a 250 person years in the depths of a cave without the internet must have heard of Stranger Things before, so I won't insult you by summarizing the storyline.
If, in my humble opinion, the series does not deserve as much attention as it does, it remains nevertheless an excellent entertainment which draws with talent on the sensitive chord of collective nostalgia With her nifty retro vibe and nice characters, she manages to get me back every season without any displeasure to see where the storyline goes and I will definitely be there for the next one.
The Last Kingdom
Initially proposed by BBC Two, this series has since its season 3 only been offered by Netflix, which has just announced a season 5. Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, this show tries - a bit like a certain Vikings series - to tell the story of this period at the end of the 9th th century by taking some liberties.
The plot is interested in Uhtred, a Saxon orphan kidnapped and educated by the Nordics, who will have to constantly choose which of the two peoples should go his allegiance. very full episodes, its very nice characters and its often unexpected twists and turns, I think today I prefer it to Vikings, evene if the latter has a little more resources in terms of sets, costumes and fights, even if it means seeming a little less realistic than The Last Kingdom.
Let's conclude this main selection with a show which will end shortly after its 4th season: 3%. The Brazilian anticipation show will not please everyone, especially because of this language that we are not used to hearing, but I invite you anyway to get started, especially for its awesome first season.
Set in a future where the majority of the population lives in a slum, every yearYoung people aged 20 can take the Process, a series of tests where the 3% winners can join the Continent, a luxurious island reserved for the elite. Fresh, original, tense, this series is really worth a look, despite a certain breathlessness over the seasons.
Read our full column: 3%: at least 3 good reasons to crack for Brazilian Netflix SF
Honorable mentions and streaks the Watcher has yet to catch up
- After Life : this show of and with Ricky Gervais on mourning is as touching as it is funny, and he really wasn't lacking much to earn his place in the main selection of this dossier. I can't wait for season 3.
- In their eyes : short and poignant, this series based on a true story deserves to be seen by absolutely everyone, especially in this period where issues of racism and police abuse are so topical.
- Dark : strong probaThe next series in this selection that I'll catch up with, this German time travel series is getting a lot of really good feedback and I can't wait to get started.
- Godless : an excellent western, whose solid cast is matched only by the perfect length of the work.
- Making a Murderer : if season 2 of this scary and revolting documentary on the history of Steven Avery was too long for its own good, if you enjoy real drama I would advise you to go anyway.
- Marco Polo : canceled by Netflix because it was too expensive, this series deserved better: a better season 1 and above all a sequel to its formidable season 2, which ended on a criminal cliffhanger.
- Master of None : on the verge of being in the main selection, Aziz Ansari 's show, with its unbelievable season 2, offered I think one of the best things that I could have seenI have been on television for the last few years.
- Mindhunter : acclaimed by many despite a certain slowness, Mindhunter deserves her praise for her impeccable cast and solid narration on the birth of profiling .
- Our Planet : an excellent documentary on the fauna and flora of the Earth, which enjoys truly stunning images that deserve to be seen. 'be seen on a beautiful screen.
- The Crown : I really like historical series and solid castinsgs. This is why, when I have found the time for her, I will catch up with the hailed The Crown.
- The Witcher : despite her narration a little too convoluted to my taste and some very average passages, I enjoyed his season 1 enough to come back without hesitation in season 2.
- The Umbrella Academy : I expected better from his season 1 (especially with this cast!), But I will still be there for season 2 as this show drawn from a comic book titillates my curiosity.
- The Haunting of Hill House : I hate horror and I will not do violence to myself for her. But I got a lot of feedback that this Netflix show is very solid in its genre, so I would recommend it to you blindly.
- The OA : over a year after watching season 2, I still can't decide whether I liked or hated the very unusual The OA. If in doubt, she is here.
- The End ofthe f *** ing World : if I put this rather irreverent series here, it is of course to recommend it to you, but above all to advise you by passing Wayne on YouTube Premium, which I find even better of its kind.
- Trollhunters : present in our selection of the best animated series , this show which is part of the set Tales from Arcadia offers in particular excellent characters that I hope to meet again in the next series of Guillermo del Toro.
- Voltron: The Legendary Defender : also present in the seJust cited, this series on the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron is, I think, my favorite "platform kids' cartoon.
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