2021 Best 10 TV Shows on Netflix
What should you watch on Netflix? Although Netflix is one of the best platforms where you can watch movies, original TV shows, it is a little bit painful to find the perfect TV shows from the tons of movies and TV episodes. If you have no idea about what to watch on Netflix, you can see this checklist about the best Netflix TV shows of 2021. As the new TV shows will be coming to our screens and the rate changing, this checklist will be updated from time to time.
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Genre: historical drama
The fourth season of The Crown tells us the stories that happened from 1977 to 1990. It continues the telling of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but focuses on the characters including Lady Diana Spencer, and "The iron lady" Margaret Thatcher. These three protagonists are also the most dazzling and influential female figures in the UK at the time. They fully demonstrate the relationship between the government and the royal family, daughter-in-law, personal destiny and social progress, and of course the relationship between women and women.
One of the themes of the first season is self-acceptance, which encourages the audience to accept their physical and psychological characteristics and needs, so as to remind everyone that they do not need to be ashamed because they are different from others. The second season encourages the audience to be honest with themselves and the others.
Genre: drama miniseries
The Queen's Gambit is a seven-part Netflix miniseries, adapted from Walter Tevis's 1983 novel of the same name. It mainly tells the story of a genius girl who has passed all the way and became the world's top chess master. After all, geniuses are the minority and their ways of going to success cannot be copied. However, The Queen's Gambit is more quite another, because it does not focus on "how to become a genius". On the contrary, it is more about "what you need to pay to become a genius".
Genre: horror thriller
Kingdom, Netflix's first original Korean series, is adapted from the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods. It is a vulgar story about the battle for royal power in the ancient palace of Korea, but interestingly enough, the emperor is turned into a zombie by a minister who is contending for power.
Genre: crime drama
Ozark mainly tells the story of the male protagonist Marty Byrde being forced by a Mexican drug lord into money laundering. It is a bit like Breaking Bad. What is money? "Money is, at its essence, that measure of a man's choices." You may figure out the definition of money after watching Ozark.
Genre: Spanish heist crime drama
Money Heist (La casa de papel), a Spanish heist crime drama, is only popular in the country at first. Netflix buys the copyright later, and then it becomes the most-watched "non-English drama" in the history of Netflix. The story mainly tells about an extremely bright professor who summons eight teammates with special skills to plot a perfect crime: to rob the Royal Mint of Spain.
Genre: urban fantasy
Lucifer is based on the DC Comics character taken from the comic book series The Sandman. It tells us how the demons come into our world and become a person. It can be viewed as a procedural drama at the beginning. A large number of plots are arranged in each episode, and only a very small part surrounding mainline Lucifer. However, as the plot unfolds, the mainline is becoming more and more important and more interesting.
The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way, is a story about a group of people with a superpower trying to prevent the coming disaster as quickly as possible, but it leaves us big suspense at the end of the first season. However, saving the world is not the core of the drama. Family affection, love, and growth are the main themes of the whole drama.
Genre: romantic comedy
Dash & Lily is based on the young adult series Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. It tells a story about the cynical Dash and the optimistic Lily: they write something in the same notebook during Christmas and then exchanged notes in various places of New York. During the period, they find that they have much in common. It is more like a romantic comedy and is a bit like Love Simon, and perfect for young couples to watch at Christmas.
Genre: psychological thriller
Ratched is based on Ken Kesey's novel of the same name, and a prequel to the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It mainly describes how Mildred Ratched, who works in a mental hospital, has gradually transformed from a white angel into a vicious dark angel. If you have watched American Horror Story, you can't miss Ratched, because you will see how shocking Sarah Paulson will be when she is the devil.