5 Binge Worthy Netflix Series to Watch During Lockdown 2

Lockdown 2 is here and if the first time was all about getting fit and healthy for summer, surely the winter lockdown is for wrapping up warm and getting cosy on the sofa! Thankfully, Netflix have been adding some great new shows to the list ready for binge-watching! 

Wanting an easy watch? Fancy a comedy? Or maybe a dark thriller to get your brain going? Whatever you’re in the mood for Netflix has it all! 

Fortunately, instead of scrolling through hundreds of choices, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked 5 must watch series, that will make lockdown 2 all that bit better!

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Horror – Haunting of Bly Manor 

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If you’re wanting something scary, then The Haunting of Bly Manor has terrified fans since its arrival on Netflix. The series is a follow up to Mike Flanagan’s Horror anthology’s ‘The Hauntings of Hill House’, but this time using ‘The Turn of the Screw’ Novel as its inspiration for the thrilling story line.

The story is based in the 80’s, a young woman moves from the US to the UK and gets a job as nanny, but not all is as it seems. The house where she must reside to, Bly Manor, is full of secrets and creepy happenings that are dying to escape! 

With 9 episodes filled with chilling scenes and unbearable cliff hangers, binge watching this series is the perfect way to excite that Saturday night lockdown feeling!

Thriller - Ratched 

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If you haven’t watched Ratched yet, well now is the perfect time! The new Netflix thriller from Ryan Murphy, maker of ‘American Horror Story’, is based upon ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The series has captured many viewers in its short existence, for its intense thrills and shocking turns; it’s a must to get on board and indulge in this gothic tale!

The story is set around a young nurse, Mildred, at a mental institution who seems to be a mistress of manipulation. On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect nurse, but underneath she is something very sinister. Infiltrating the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred is growing a darkness that has long been smouldering within, revealing her true secrets.
The thriller has everything in order to keep you glued to the tele, it’s a must watch this lockdown!

Comedy – Schitt’s Creek

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Let’s lighten things up with the ultimate small screen pick me up Schitt’s Creek. Although it may not be the new kid on the block, the Canadian series has taken home 9 awards at the Emmys, breaking the record for most wins in a single season for a comedy! With a fantastic line-up of actors and a hysterical story line, it really is worth the watch!

The series follows the wealthy Rose family, as they attempt to rebuild their lives in their only remaining asset. Schitt’s Creek; a town they purchased as a joke for its unsavoury name unexpectedly becomes home for the Roses. Living in a rundown Motel with their two children, their lavish lifestyle rapidly turns very humble. As the family adjusts to their new lives, the Rose family are forced to face their newfound poverty head-on and embrace Shitt’s Creek, which makes for an entertaining watch!

If this light-hearted comedy has got you tempted, then get comfy on the sofa, as it won’t disappoint!

Reality – Instant Hotel

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Instant Hotel is a completely addictive Australian show that showcases breath-taking Airbnb’s and pits owners against each other. If you like Four in a Bed, then this show is for you! The series follows homeowners who have transformed their homes into hotels as they are individually judged by their fellow competitors, for a chance to win the ultimate trip to the USA!

The series is a Netflix favourite, filled with charismatic, snooty and some intriguing contestants, you can bet that grudges are formed and held! With a lot of strategy at play, survivor style tactics, to no tactic at all; one thing for certain they will do anything to win! 

So, get the tissues ready as you’ll be crying with laughter watching the drama unfold!

Action – Umbrella Academy

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If you prefer action over arguments, then ‘The Umbrella Academy’ is a must watch for you this Lockdown. Based on the novel by Gerard Way, this Netflix original is the perfect antidote for those exhausted by the overabundance of superhero movies and TV shows. 

The show is filled with funky, funny, weird and wonderful characters and is a compelling twist of its own. The story revolves around seven children with extraordinary powers, who were adopted by a strange, but very rich man who trained them to be heroes. Their upbringing was far from normal, which drove them apart, until they are later reunited by hearing of their father’s death. Wanting to solve the mystery of who killed their father, the children team up to save what might be the end. 

If you want a show that gives you it all, comedy, thrill and mystery then check this one out!

So, keep yourself entertained this lockdown with one of these binge worthy Netflix series!

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