You will only find them on Netflix! These series, each more remarkable than the other, are therefore not to be missed. Here are the best series to watch exclusively according to viewers.
Important note: Ranking the best Netflix series based on user ratings in European newspapers.
Sublime, mature, and ambitious, Arcane is an American-French slap, inspired by the world of League of Legends. Extending the experience of the hit video game, the animated series is aimed at both insiders and uninitiated, relying on strong characters and an exciting plot to win the hearts of its audience.
Between divided populations and the appearance of new technologies that could change everything, the tension is only rising between the wealthy Piltover and the underground and poor Zaun, two opposing cities that clash, yet twin cities located one above the other. And within them, Vi and Jinx, two young women who are also opposites, two now foreign sisters sharing the memory of a difficult childhood in Zaun. Add to that unparalleled graphics, realistic combat, and a stunning soundtrack and you have an experience not to be missed.
2- OUR PLANET
Between spectacular landscapes and necessary awareness, this documentary series of British origin offers a committed world tour in eight episodes that are enough to raise awareness. Here the protagonists are the flora and fauna of our planet, evolving within a fragile balance in danger. Educational and disturbing, Our planet plays on feelings to better captivate and shock, relying on passing on superb photography, witness to the beauty of our world, which can only make us want to try to preserve it.
But it also offers a glimmer of hope showing that some precautions taken are crowned with success. Climb aboard this planetary shuttle to discover our threatened and irreplaceable Earth, for which we are all responsible.
3- THE LAST DANCE
In the 1997-1998 season, the Chicago Bulls are at the top and are on the verge of winning their sixth title in eight years. In this documentary mini-series, the mythical basketball team and its star, Michael Jordan, come to light to the delight of fans. But whether you’re a basketball fan or not, The Last Dance is a cultural experience worth trying.
Between exclusive archive images and intimate interviews full of sincerity, the series tells a touching and thrilling story, both real and sensational, and does not hesitate to lift the veil not only on the life of a legendary sports figure but also on the lively and captivating backstage of a competitive universe full of twists and turns.
4- CHECKERS GAME
In Le Jeu de la dame everything is remarkable: its script, its direction, its photography, its costumes, its sets, and it’s acting. From the top of its many deserved awards, the series is quickly establishing itself as the revelation of the year 2020, just like its brilliant main actress, Anya Taylor-Joy.
Now essential, you can’t miss the fascinating story of Beth Harmon, a gifted orphan who has only one goal: to shine at the highest point in the world of chess, a discipline in which she excels. , all against a backdrop of the Cold War and addictions. The story of her life, from her childhood to the dawn of her twenties, the mini-series, adapted from a homonymous novel, is an elegant and committed feminist work that does not lack ingenuity.
5- DANS LEUR REGARD
In the early 1990s, five teenagers saw their lives changed on one fateful night. In the wrong place at the wrong time, they are unfairly accused of rape simply because of the color of their skin. There followed a biased media trial, a conviction following a confession obtained under duress and accompanied by a flagrant lack of evidence, then a life in prison that was overwhelming and a difficult reintegration.
Adapted from a true story, the mini-series returns to the case of the Central Park jogger who hit the headlines in 1989. In just four episodes, the show signed Ava DuVernay takes you on a whirlwind of emotions, between sorrow, anger, and deep disgust. In their eyes, it is ultimately the important story of an unnamed injustice that will only be “rectified” in the early 2000s.
6- STRANGER THINGS
A geek and nostalgic dive into the 80s – monsters and supernatural powers as a bonus – Stranger Things is the quest of a small group of friends desperately trying to find young Will, their missing friend. It is also the relentless struggle of a mother who will do anything to find her son. Everything is linked to strange phenomena taking place in town and the appearance of a tattooed girl with a shaved head and unsuspected psychic abilities, who is nicknamed Eleven (or Eleven).
Signed by the Duffer brothers for Netflix, the series is one of the most-watched in the world, making it one of the platform’s flagship creations. Back in the past both realistic and surreal, the show mixes horror and feelings, within a dark fantasy world. Complex, it has never ceased to intrigue and thrill crowds since 2016 with its thrilling plot, iconic characters, and superb cinematography.
An ambitious portrait of a man who made history, Narcos is a faithful reconstruction of the life of Pablo Escobar and the world of the drug barons of the 80s and 90s. But if it focuses on the rise of the Medellín cartel and its leader, the one who was nicknamed the “king of cocaine”, the series also lingers on the opposing camp through the course and the intense struggle of the authorities responsible for arresting them.
A true journey to the heart of a violent universe, the show adds to its editing archival footage and personal films of Escobar which, combined with careful photography, bring a disturbing authenticity to its narration. For even more criminal exploration, feel free to follow up with its equally acclaimed spin-off, Narcos: Mexico.