There has never been a better time to watch a series . With a second lockdown looming over not only England, but also my home country Czechia, it is good to have a list of some feel-good series to spend your day with. All of these series are available on Netflix and I am sure you will find at least one that you will enjoy. I have watched many in a matter of days and have narrowed it down to the 5 best Netflix shows to watch during the lockdown.
Never Have I Ever
If you are looking for a witty and a feel-good sitcom that deals with all the important topics of today, look no further. This incredibly funny and some would even say cosy show was created by none else than Mindy Kaling. Never Have I Ever tells the story of a young Indian girl raised in America, Devi, dealing with the recent death of her father while she also navigates the more traditional perils of high-school like finding a boyfriend and upping her popularity. The characters are lovable, quirky, and diverse which made me love it even more. Also, the whole show is narrated by John McEnroe and Andy Samberg. What’s not to love? Season One and is available on Netflix and there is a confirmed Season Two in the works!
Locke and Key
If you are looking for something bit more spooky and mind-bending than you have to check out Locke and Key, which is based on a comic book of the same name by Joe Hill. The series follows mum Nina Locke and her three kids Tyler, Kinsey and Bode. After their father Rendall is murdered under mysterious and gruesome circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral house called Keyhouse in Matheson, which they discover is full of magical keys which may be connected to their father’s death. Did I mention there is a demon there as well? It really is brilliant! It stars Emilia Jones and Darby Stanchfield (of Scandal), Connor Jessup among others. The whole Season One is on Netflix right now and Season Two is currently in the works. This is one of the top 5 best Netflix shows out there!
The Duchess is a British series created by and starring Canadian actress and comedian Katherine Ryan. The series follows a fashionably disruptive American single mum living in London who debates whether to have a second child with the estranged father of her child, Shep, who was once a singer in a boyband called True-Sé. The series is like a cosy blanket. It is hilarious and full of memorable quotes. When I watched it for the first time, it sort of reminded me of Fleabag. So any Fleabag/Phoebe Waller-Bridge fans - this one is for you! There is currently Season One on Netflix with 6 episodes.
I discovered this TV show only last year, but I have to say I have been missing out. After my most favourite TV show The Magicians ended, it left a hole which I needed to fill in. So during the lockdown, I scrolled through Netflix, and The Order jumped at me. And I was not disappointed. After all, one of the recurring actors from the Magicians (Adam DiMarco) plays one of the main characters. The Order follows college student Jack Morton (Jake Manley) as he joins the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, a secret society that teaches and practices magic. As Jack goes deeper into the organisation’s history, he uncovers dark family secrets and an underground battle between werewolves and the magical dark arts. But he also finds a new family where he would least expect it. There are currently two seasons on Netflix with a third one hopefully coming out next year.
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris a feel-good romantic sitcom starring Lily Collins as Emily Cooper. The show follows Emily, a driven twenty-something American woman from Chicago, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity. She is tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm. The entire show is located in Paris, and there is plenty of French going on there. Have I mentioned that it was written and created by Darren Star, who is the genius behind Sex and The City and Gossip Girl? It really does show. The outfits Emily wears could easily be imagined on Blair or Serena. This is another one of the best Netflix shows to watch!
About Nicolle Knapová
I'm a 26 year-old freelance poet and content writer from the Czech Republic who is currently finishing up her master's degree at Bournemouth University. I love writing stories about topics such as mental health, relationships, and forbidden love. My work is influenced by artists such as Haruki Murakami or Halsey. I'm currently working on a debut poetry collection called Aftermath.