1. Money Heist

I must admit, Money Heist was one of those shows that took me by surprise from what started as a "let me quickly check what the hype is all about" which ended up turning into 1 week and a halves worth of Binge TV. It had me glued to the screen by the time I got half way through the second episode. It was definitely a good show to take the mind off of Covid which at the time was all that dominated the main TV Channels. Starting with a group of eight criminal banding together in the plot to launch phase one of Spain's greatest heist of all time; The Royal Mint. Which each episode filled with suspense that will have you clenching at the edge of your sofa leaving you even more and more anxious and curious for the next episode to come. A plot that can only be concocted by the genius of Masterminds and one that will have you gagging for the next move.

2. Insecure

Back for a second season, Insecure journeys on to tell the very related story of young adulthood with Issa attemption to get her act together after a dramatic break-up from her boyfriend and the ghost of the one that go away still looming in the shadows. Feeling abandoned, rejected and like a failure she embarks on her quest to sort out her life; 'for real this time' and discovers that even her own bestfriend has left her in the dust. A funny, witty and relatable rom-com which takes you on a funny and heart wrenching rollcoaster that will leave you simmering with tension and feeling all types of way.

3. Becoming

A deeply personal memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama published in 2018. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. Now we have this watchable, but carefully authorised, behind-the-scenes documentary for Netflix (from the Obamas’ company, Higher Ground Productions) about Obama’s American book tour (with a stopover at London’s O2 Arena). It shows her getting in and out of armoured sports utility vehicles, chatting easily and good-naturedly with her security detail, with colleagues and family members backstage, with beaming celebrity moderators onstage (starting with Oprah Winfrey) and with people getting their copies signed in bookstores who often dissolve in floods of tears just in coming face to face with her. The beauty of this documentary is that it shows a very relatable, human side to the former first lady and tells her story in a groundingly pure and raw way. A very touching and humbling storyindeed, set-out to inspire many, particularly the youth of today with the message - 'You can do anything you put your mind to'.

4. Dynasty

Dynasty - A modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap and it follows two of America's wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. Told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds -- Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington; and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into the WASP family -- "Dynasty" not only features the glitz and gloss of extreme wealth, but also exposes the dark underbelly of a corrupt world built on backroom deals. 

5. Tiger King

An exploration of big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters. A true crime story you have to see to believe, Tiger King is a messy and captivating portrait of obsession gone terribly wrong.

6. Curb your Enthusiasm

Still sharp after all these years, Curb Your Enthusiasm just completed its tenth season but remains a must watch. This season, which featured Larry on a quest to open a coffee shop motivated by spite and wearing a MAGA hat to avoid social interactions, was sharp, irreverent and filled with perfectly cast guest stars like Laverne Cox, Isla Fisher, and Jon Hamm. While the world endures lockdown, Larry’s brand—neurotic, germ-obsessed, and hater of physical touch—is comforting. There are people who chose to live this way! 

7. Queen of the South

Teresa flees to the United States after her drug-peddling boyfriend is murdered by a cartel boss. There, she sets out to become a drug lord and vows to avenge her lover's death.

8. The Good Fight

If you have watched The Good Wife before then you will definitely enjoy 'The Good Fight'  which solidly follows its predecessor while allowing for new storytelling styles. A legal drama with a wider narrative scope giving its lead a chance to explore new territory with a relatable human struggle. Like any good courtroom drama, its cases are full of moves and countermoves that make each episode feel like a dance, and it’s frequently laugh-out-loud funny. The Good Fight excels at satire that is both over-the-top and incredibly sharp — a talent that has made it the first truly good series about the Trump era, even as it continues to unfold. It’s a show that’s not afraid to be ridiculous in an effort to underscore the absurdity of the times, while affixing its drama to underappreciated stories ripped from headlines that the news cycle glosses over all too quickly.

9. Blood & Water

After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth. The series (Netflix’s second African original) follows 16-year-old Puleng Khumalo as she sets out to solve the 17-year-old mystery: The first episode opens on her sister’s 17th birthday, which her grieving mother celebrates every year with a morbid over-the-top party. After a fight with her mom, Puleng ends up at another birthday soiree — this one’s crawling with rich kids — that leads to her budding obsession with Fikile Bhele (doing her best “popular girl with a heart of gold”), a “genuine influencer” she swears is her long-lost sister and it takes her on a trail of investigating in search for the truth which soon proves to be a very rocky road. Faling in love leaves her caught between continuing on her journey to find her sister or loosing her boyfriend. Very gripping and heart wrenching story that will have you sucked to the end.

10. New Girl

If you've watch Friends before then you will enjoy New Girl. The Sitcom stars actress and singer Zooey Deschanel as Jessica Day; a dorky but lovable twentysomething woman looking for a new place to live after she discovers that her live-in boyfriend of seven years is cheating on her. Luckily she meets three single guys - sensitive Nick Miller, obnoxious Schmidt, and athletic Winston Bishop -- who have a fantastic apartment and a room to rent. Adjusting to a female roommate isn't easy for the guys, but helping them get used to her is CeCe, Jess' best-friend, who also happens to be a beautiful model. Together they create a fun and rather dysfunctional family something most of us can definitely relate to having lived with friends in halls or shared accomodation.