BoJack Horseman – Series 1-6
This cartoon is not for children. A humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman – lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze – decides it's time for a comeback. Once the star of a 90s sitcom, BoJack wants to regain his dignity, and with the aid of a human sidekick and a feline ex-girlfriend – who is also his agent – he sets out to make it happen. This first-ever animated Netflix Original – with plenty of references to sex, drugs and alcohol – is not for little ones, but will really make you think as the series progresses.
Better Call Saul – Series 1-5
From parking tickets to mass murder, from slip-and-fall to bond fraud, Saul handles it all. In this five-series spinoff sees ex-con artist Jimmy McGill transform himself into a small-time attorney and go through a series of trials and tragedies, as he turns into his alter ego Saul Goodman, a morally challenged criminal lawyer. A prequel of sorts to the exceptionally successful Breaking Bad (another series to add to the list), Better Call Saul is slow burning, but smarter than the Bryan Cranston-starring original. We’re hooked.
Glow – Series 1-3
Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 80s LA who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture-perfect life is not what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.
You – Series 1-2
You is based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel What Would You Do For Love? When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way. Starring Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley, this is one for moments of easy escapism.
Parks & Recreation – Series 1-7
Parks & Recreation follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her tireless efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit more fun. Leslie's office mates include Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) a health nut who wants to live to be 150 years old, and Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) a fashion-obsessed wannabe player whose greatest dream is to own his own nightclub. Leslie's boss, Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) hates the very government he works for, and sports one of the most impressive moustaches on TV. Laugh-out-loud funny.
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