October 14, 2020 05:55 PM | by The Fustany Team
47 Addictive Netflix Series and Plays to Watch When You're Stuck at Home
If you're stuck at home or exhausted after work, we all know what that means... binge watching series and plays on Netflix. Netflix can get overwhelming so we're showing you some of the best TV shows to binge watch ever. Whether you love, comedy, drama or documentaries, you really can't miss these addictive Netflix series and plays.
Here are the best Netflix series that you must watch if you're bored at home:
Drama and period dramas on Netflix
1. The Queen's Gambit
A short drama series based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis. The series takes place during the Cold War era. Orphan Beth Harmon grapples with addiction as she seeks to become the world's greatest chess player.
Hilary Swank plays the role of "Emma Green" in an American drama series, where she decides to take a trip to Mars with an international crew, leaving behind her husband and teenage daughter.
The anticipated suspenful drama series based on the famous movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest". It follows the story of a young asylum nurse, Mildred Ratched, after working in a psychiatric hospital her darker colors start showing.
4. The Rain
The first season of The Rain was released in May 2018, and this month the third and final season of the Danish post-apocalyptic drama series will be screened. In this world, Simone and Rasmus set to save the human kind after years of hiding when a deadly virus carried by rainfall wiped out most of the population of Scandinavia.
5. High Seas
High Seas is a Spanish series set aboard a luxury cruise liner traveling from Argintina to Mexico, when many mysterious deaths take place. It is later discovered that a scientist hiding a deadly virus is the reason behind these deaths and Eva tries to track him down. The 3rd season of this series is now on Netflix.
Everyone is talking about the 5th season of the series Lucifer, where Chloe is rethinking her relationship, Ella meets someone nice and Amenadiel is coping with parenthood.
An emotional show about a girl that comes from a strict Hasidic Jewish family in Brooklyn. She runs away from an arranged marriage to Berlin to find freedom, music and her own voice.
8. The Crown
Your love for the royal family will be on another level after you get into the crown. You won't be able to stop watching the history of the queen and those around her unfold like never before. Also, the next season will include Princess Diana, so everyone's looking forward to that.
9. Peaky Blinders
A thrilling show about gangs with an enticing main character, Thomas Shelby. This show if full of exciting events and incredible acting.
You've probably heard of the notorious Pablo Escobar, maybe it's time you see him in action. Everyone and their mothers has seen and loved this show. If you haven't, well maybe it's about time.
11. Mad Men
A brilliant series set in the 60s, revolving around Madison Avenue's tycoon advertising companies or at least that's what you think it's about at first. The series actually reveals itself to be a masterpiece that subtly discusses society, sexism and identity with brilliant acting and deep characters that are beyond realistic.
Documentaries and reality TV to blow your mind on Netflix!
12. Tiny Creatures
This documentery show sheds a spotlight on the lives of tiny animals and creatures and their nature. It's a watch worth your time.
13. The Mind Explained
This documentary delves deep into explaining everything that happens inside our minds, from memory and mindfulness to dreams and hallucinations! It is narrated by Emma Stone.
14. The Goop Lab
Everyone has to see this. It discusses innovative and interesting approaches to wellness that break the rules of the norm and even what we know of science. It's truly mind blowing.
15. CoronaVirus Explained
The newest edition to the Explained series. It discusses the pandemic is depth, what's happening to be able to fight it and how it's affecting our mental health.
16. The Last Dance
A lot of people have been talking about this new captivating docuseries about Michael Jordan's iconic career with the Chicago Bulls.
Netflix Series for a good laugh...
17. Emily in Paris
A romantic comedy series about Emily played by Lily Collins. An American girl hired to present an American perspective at a marketing firm in Paris.
18. Schitt’s Creek
Netflix ends the popular comedy series about a bankrupt couple with nothing left but a little town called Schitt's Creek. The series was nominated for many awards and recently won more than one award at the Emmys.
19. Close Enough
An animation series for adults. It tackles the changes that happens in a couple's life trying to adapt with leaving their energetic 20s, steping into their 30s, becoming parents and everything that comes with it.
20. The Duchess
A light sitcom series revolving around a single mom who loves her daughter more than anything. She's thinking of having another baby, but the only potential father she can find is her ex whom she hates.
21. Nailed it! Mexico 2
Rookie and aspiring cooks try to make cakes in the form of animals or aliens in a fun and comidic setting. What do you think the outcome will be?
A classic, one we hope never EVER leaves Netflix. It's bingy, it's comfy and perfect for a cosy night in.
23. I Am Not Okay With This
If you like dark comedy...this one has it all. It's actually a fantasy teen drama. You might as well cancel your Friday plans.
24. Jane the Virgin
You cannot miss this show. It is a hilarious comedy that takes on the humor of telenovelas with a mind blowing story.
25. Space Force
Netflix's newest comedy is a humorous take on the newest branch of military in the U.S. We actually got an early viewing of it and let's just say if you're a Steve Carell fan, this is exactly what you need for your quarantine days. We did a full review on the show, over on our Instagram.
26. Modern Family
A heartwarming family comedy that has withstood the test of time with 9 seasons and still immense popularity. It brought us some of today's most loved comedy actors and it's definitely something to unwind to on a Thursday night.
Arabic Series on Netflix
27. Ayza Atgawez (I Want to Get Married)
This Egyptian comedy has become a classic. The book adaption was a huge hit a few years ago with hilarious comedy from the incredible Hend Sabry and her portrayal of Ola in search to find love and a husband within our complex society.
28. Rayah El Madam
With of some of Egypt's most popular comedians today, this 2017 Ramadan comedy was so popular that it landed a more permanent place on people's TVs. Ahmed Fahmy plays a director who's wife develops amnesia and starts taking up multiple personas.
Something to keep you on the edge of your seat...
29. Criminal Uk
A mystery thriller set in London, and following police officers trying to track down suspects of grievous crimes.
30. Good Morning Veronica
A Spanish series that is very exciting and intriguing. After witnessing a suicide, the police decided to investigate two cases on their own, both of which involved abused women.
The series is about psychologist Kristin Bouchard who works with David Acosta, a priest in training, to investigate and find a logical explanation for every supernatural event within the church.
32. Young Wallander
It revolves around detective Kurt Wallander, the hot shot cop and how he tries to solve the mystery of a crime that left the city in a state of unrest.
Watch Jason Bateman try to keep his family alive as he launders money for a Mexican cartel. Also a new season just camp out.
34. The Gift
This is a thrilling very suspenseful Turkish show that will have you confused and on the edge of your seat, trying to predict what will happen.
35. Money Heist
I know you're tired of hearing about this, but seriously...it is so good! Well worth the hype. If you haven't heard of this show, it is basically about how a group of people plan to pull off one of the biggest robberies in history.
36. Stranger Things
This show is such a fun interesting twist on Sci-Fi set in the '80s. It's a mystery unveiling a government experiment and a little girl with special skills. It's hard not to keep watching until the sun comes up.
37. Locke & Key
Magical keys unlocking special powers? Yes please. This is one of the newest Netflix original series that is based on the best selling popular graphic novels. Even the trailer is enough to get you hooked!
38. Black Mirror
It's hard to explain this show with words. So, all we're gonna say is...GO WATCH THIS NOW. This show is a brilliant groundbreaking series about the dangers of technology and how it could affect our future and humanity.
This show is exciting, terrifying, confusing and mind boggling. If you haven't seen a psychopath push the boundaries of normal before, then this is something you really need to see.
40. How to Get Away With Murder
One of the best crime shows out there, starring the one and only Viola Davis. Just when you think you've figured things out, you'll be hit with a cliffhanger that has you running to the remote.
41. Prison Break
Not a new show, but one that many consider a classic. An intense crime TV show about an engineer that fights to get his wrongly convicted brother out of prison.
Literally everyone we know has seen this show. It's a mind-bending German series that will leave you lost, confused, excited and wracking your brain for answers. We can't really say too much on what they show's about. You're going to have to just watch. Good luck.
The 4th season of the exciting action thriller drama 3% was released on Netflix last august. It's set in the far future where most of the population live in poverty in an area called Inland, while the chosen elites live in a virtul Paradise island. Every year 3% of those turning 20 get a chance to be selected to join the elite in their paradise through a series of tests.
Netflix Classic Plays
44. Raya and Sakina
One of the most famous plays displaying the story of Raya and Sakina with a comedy adaptation, starring big stars such as Shadia, Abdel Moneim Madbouly, Suheir El Babli and Ahmed Bedir.
45. The School of Mischief
Who of us doesn't remember this amazing play, that we used to all gather in front of the TV to watch, with uncontrollable laughs from the bottoms of our hearts?
46. The Married Couples
Aside from being an unbelievably funny play, it portrays a very important case about marriage from different social classes and the financial obstacles that married people face.
47. No Longer Kids
Seeing this trio, Ahmed Zaki, Saeid Saleh and Younes Shalaby brings joy to my heart and makes me nostalgic to the time when these stars used to dominate the stage and movie screens.
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