Faith’s Flick Picks \\ Netflix and no chill 2

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If you’re stuck at home (like I am), and wondering what show to binge next, this is part 2 of my compilation of Netflix shows that I’ve watched (sorted by genre), along with my personal rating and a short introduction of each show to help you decide which one to start on first!

You can check out Part 1 for my list of older Netflix recs (for shows that I watched before July 2019), or this post for Korean dramas that are worth watching. 🙂

Faith’s Netflix Series recommendations
(updated Jan 2023)

Dramas

  • Clark – Relive the criminal antics of the serial bank robber who inspired the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’. (7/10)
  • Inventing Anna – A drama loosely based on the real-life story of aspiring NY socialite and notorious fraudster Anna Sorokin. (5/10)
  • Maid – A devoted single mother tries to break out of the poverty cycle and flee an abusive relationship. (8.5/10)
  • Move To Heaven/무브 투 헤븐 – As they tidy up the belongings of the deceased, a trauma cleaner with Asperger’s and his uncle learn about mortality and people’s life stories. (9/10)
  • 2gether The Series – A college student gets himself a fake boyfriend, but they end up catching feelings for real; a cute and lighthearted Thai BL romcom. (6.5/10)
  • It’s Okay Not To Be Okay/사이코지만 괜찮아 – A famous children’s author with a dark personality crosses paths with a kind male nurse who doesn’t believe in love. (8.5/10)
  • Money Heist Season 4 – Continuing where S3 left off, our intrepid bank robbers and the Professor face new difficulties in this heist. This season is every bit as fast-paced, passionate and thrilling as the previous ones. (8/10)
  • The End of the F***ing World – This is a hilariously dark British black comedy featuring two teens on a road-trip of self-discovery, murder and love. (8.5/10)
  • Sex Education Season 2 – More Otis & Maeve (who still aren’t a couple btw), more glorious teen awkwardness and more British humour. (8/10)
  • Suits – This iconic legal TV show has a fast-paced storyline, sassy characters and sufficient witty banter to keep you entertained, but gets repetitive after a few seasons. (7/10)

Thriller

  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story – Vignettes of the serial killer’s victims and his horrific murders. (7.5/10)
  • The Sinner – Season 3 brings us into the investigation of a mentally unstable and emotionally troubled man. (7/10)
  • Save Me/구해줘 – A young woman’s family joins a cult, putting her at the mercy of overcontrolling cult members & a perverse leader. Four old friends from her high school attempt to rescue her. (8.5/10)
  • Castle Rock – Set in Stephen King’s universe, a lawyer returns to his hometown of Castle Rock to take on a case in Shawshank Prison, and delves into the town’s mysteries. (7/10)
  • The Victims’ Game/誰是被害者 – A forensic investigator with Aspergers investigates a string of grisly deaths, seemingly linked to his daughter. (7/10)
  • You (Season 2) – Joe is back, and this time he’s in love with Love. Will his past catch up with him or will he murder his way out of trouble again? (8.5/10)
  • The Lies Within/모두의 거짓말 – An assemblywoman’s husband is kidnapped and his dismembered body parts start appearing, as if to send a message. She teams up with a cop to uncover the insidious plot. (7.5/10)
  • The Vallhalla Murders – Two detectives investigate a series of connected murders, and unearth a decades-old coverup. (7/10)
  • Ares – A secret society filled with suicides, elitism, and a terrible secret that people die for. It’s both a social commentary and a dark drama. (6.5/10)

Horror

  • Midnight Mass – A religious zealot of a priest, a secluded small town and a winged creature either from heaven or hell… (8/10)
  • Sweet Home – Based on the webtoon of the same name, this apocalyptic-survival show centres around a group of apartment dwellers fighting against humans who turned into murderous monsters. (8.5/10)
  • Strangers from Hell – This drama, based on a webtoon, is centred around a young man who moves into a dodgy hostel filled with strange characters…who are possibly serial killers. (9/10)
  • Kingdom Season 2 – This insanely high-budget Joseon era Korean zombie series is back for seconds, with the zombie pandemic raging on. The prince and his #undeadsquad are back with more swordfighting, political manoeuvring, and zombie-killing. (9/10)
  • Slasher – A gore-fest of people getting offed by serial killers, as the murderer’s motives and the story arc are slowly revealed. Cliched plots but great shock value. (6/10)

Superhero

  • Umbrella Academy Season 3 – What could be worse than an apocalypse? Meeting your multiversal counterparts and having to stop an apocalypse together. (8/10)
  • Warrior Nun – A paraplegic orphan gets resurrected by a halo, and develops powers that enable her to fight demons alongside Catholic nuns. (6.5/10)
  • Titans Season 2 – The Titans family has expanded, with Dick Grayson/Robin taking even more troubled teen titans under his wing. (7/10)
  • Umbrella Academy Season 2 – Our favourite dysfunctional siblings are back, quite literally, as they find themselves scattered in time throughout the 60’s with another impending apocalypse. (8.5/10)
  • there’s been a serious lack of new superhero shows…I’m feeling deprived

Sci-fi

  • Cyberpunk Edgerunner – Cybernetically-enhanced individuals battle an evil corporation. (7.5/10)
  • Love Death + Robots – An anthology of short sci-fi animation films exploring quirky concepts. (7/10)
  • Zoo – What if all the animals in the world suddenly became aggressive and turned on mankind? (6/10)
  • Into the Night – When sunlight suddenly starts killing people worldwide, a group of passengers on a plane have to outrun/out-fly the sun. (7/10)
  • Altered Carbon Season 2 – Supersoldier Takeshi Kovacs fights and shoots his way through a dystopian cyberpunk city. (8.5/10)
  • October Faction – What if your parents weren’t actually insurance agents, but actually monster hunters? (6.5/10)
  • Glitch – People in a quiet Australian town start returning from the dead, with no recollection of their previous life. It’s up to the town’s cop to solve this mystery. (7/10)
  • V Wars – A very simplistic show about a vampire outbreak – directed by and starring the OG vampire/actor Ian Somerhalder – good vs evil, yada yada. (4.5/10)

Fantasy

  • Made in Abyss – In this anime, children explore a bottomless, monster-filled abyss. Violence, death (a la Happy Tree Friends) and gore ensues. (7/10)
  • Attack on Titan – This iconic Japanese anime about a war between humans and human-eating giants hardly needs an introduction. (9/10)
  • Arcane – An animated series based on the League of Legends lore and some of its most beloved characters. (9/10)
  • The Untamed – Based on a Chinese BL novel, two soulmates and demon cultivators embark on a (b)romance-filled adventure spanning two lifetimes. (8/10)
  • Alice in Borderland – Based on a manga, our protagonist and his friends are thrown into a near-desolate version of Tokyo, where they have to participate in various games. The stakes? Life or death. (8/10)
  • The Witcher – Everything we wish Season 8 of GoT could have been: well-lit, amazing fight scenes, and with a storyline that actually makes sense. (8.5/10)
  • Ghost Bride – A young Malaccan woman is tasked to solve the murder of her deceased fiance, as she searches for answers in the real world and the afterlife. (6.5/10)
  • Diablero – When a priest’s illegitimate daughter gets kidnapped by a demon, he teams up with a woman who can channel demons and a demon hunter to rescue her. (8/10)
  • Rugal – A police officer is brutally attacked by a shadow organisation and framed for his wife’s murder. He’s rescued and turned into a cyborg hellbent on taking them down. (8/10)

K-Dramas (my complete list of 100+ recs can be found here)

  • Tomorrow With You – A time-travelling entrepreneur realises that his future self is fated to die unless he marries a certain woman; he sets out to pursue her. (8.5/10)
  • Hi Bye, Mama! – A young mother, who happens to be a ghost, wishes for a chance to be with her daughter. She’s given 49 days to reclaim her place & become human again. (8/10)
  • Crash Landing on You – A S.Korean businesswoman crash-lands in North Korea after a paragliding mishap, is rescued by a N.Korean soldier, sparking a love story that transcends borders. (9/10)
  • Hyena – Two top lawyers are arch rivals and former lovers who would do anything to sabotage each other. This drama is full of witty dialogue, amazing chemistry and a fast-paced plot. (8.5/10)
  • Chief of StaffAn intriguing, fast-paced and heartfelt political drama following a chief of staff’s arduous journey to becoming an assemblyman, while trying not to get backstabbed. (8/10)

Comedy

  • Friends – Six twenty-something friends living in the same NYC apartment block and their life/love/work shennenigans. (8/10)
  • Spy x Family – A spy’s latest mission involves getting a fake wife, who happens to be an assassin, and a telepathic daughter. (8/10)
  • Space Force – The writers from The Office have created a workplace comedy set in the Space Force HQ. (7/10)
  • Dead To Me – An eccentric woman befriends a recently-widowed realtor, while hiding that she killed her new best friend’s husband. (7.5/10)
  • Kim’s Convenience – A cute sitcom centred around a Korean-Canadian immigrant family who run a convenience store. (7/10)
  • Master of None – A painfully relatable series about navigating adulthood and relationships written by/starring Aziz Ansari. (7/10)
  • Living With Yourself – The only thing better than one Paul Rudd is two Paul Rudds, and that’s exactly what you get in this offbeat and slightly poignant comedy. (7/10)
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father – The British comedian travels with his grumpy, sarcastic and unwittingly hilarious father in tow. (6/10)

Reality

  • Dubai Bling – A Dubai-based spinoff of Bling Empire, with even more extravagance and cat fights. (6/10)
  • Instant Dream Home – Imagine renovating entire houses in 12 hours to surprise families in need? This team does just that. (6.5/10)
  • Get Organized with The Home Edit – Insta-famous home organisers Joanna & Clea help clients tidy up their rooms & lives. (7/10)
  • The Big Day – Watch how crazy rich Indian families throw lavish, multi-day weddings. (5.5/10)
  • Marriage or Mortgage – Engaged couples decide between having a wedding or paying the mortgage for their house. (4/10)
  • Cooking with Paris – Clad in silk gloves & poofy dresses, Paris Hilton hosts a comedy/cooking show, with appearances from various celebrity guests. #sliving (7/10)
  • Bling Empire Seasons 1-3 – Crazy Rich Asians IRL. A shallow, yet fun & lighthearted watch. (6/10)
  • Say I Do – This feel-good show is similar to Queer Eye, but with each episode culminating in a stunning wedding. (7/10)
  • Indian Matchmaking – A prolific Indian matchmaking auntie travels the globe to play Cupid for various eligible singles. (6.5/10)
  • Selling Sunset Seasons 1-4 – Watch a group of luxury realtors engage in cat fights and petty arguments, while selling stunning multimillion-dollar properties. (6/10)
  • Too Hot To Handle Season 1-2 – Like Love Island, but the caveat is that the prize pool shrinks every time contestants attempt non-PG things. (6.5/10)
  • Queer Eye – The Fab Five work their magic, transforming lives and homes with their Midas touch. It’s sweet, funny, inspiring and all around lovely. (8/10)
  • Ugly Delicious – An eye-opening and humorous docuseries on the cultural impact of various cuisines & foods, hosted by David Chang and featuring cameos by famous chefs, celebs and authors/journalists. (8/10)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – A miniseries by David Chang, where he explores, has deep convos and eats his way around exotic cities with celebrity guests. (7/10)
  • The Chef Show – Watch MCU director Jon Favreau and his bff/renowned chef Roy Choi cook & banter, with each episode featuring celebrities or chefs. (7.5/10)
  • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – DIY crafts, baking, muppets and Gothic Halloween vibes? This quirky hidden gem of a show has it all! (7.5/10)
  • Love is Blind – Singles try to find someone to get engaged to through a wall, relying on an emotional instead of physical connection, culminating in their weddings or splitsville. (7/10)
  • Restaurants on the Edge – A team comprising an interior designer, a restaurateur and a chef revamp struggling family restaurants. Perfect for light-bingeing. (6.5/10)
  • 100 Humans – A light-hearted and fun social experiment where 100 volunteers go through 2 weeks of nonsensical tests. (6.5/10)

True Crime

  • Sins of Our Mother – Lori Vallow killed her husband, ran off with another man, then killed her children. But why? (7/10)
  • Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi – A lesser-known tale of a serial killer who taunted the Delhi police. (6.5/10)
  • D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?! – Decades on, we’re no closer to figuring out who jumped out of that plane with $200k back in 1971. (5/10)
  • Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet – A docu featuring various tech-related crimes in recent years. (6/10)
  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey – A horrifically deep-dive into FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs’ crimes, including child marriages. (8/10)
  • Conversations With a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes – Another docu on this spine-chilling serial killer and his countless young victims. (6/10)
  • Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – How the once-beloved TV personality but now-reviled pedophile’s crimes went unnoticed for 50 years. (7.5/10)
  • Dig Deeper: The Disappearance of Birgit Meier – Her 1989 disappearance was only solved in 2017, decades after being hampered by police incompetence. (7/10)
  • Catching Killers – Another true crime docu covering 4 notorious serial killing cases that terrified America in the pre-2000s. (6.5/10)
  • The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea – Serial killer Yoo Young-chul bludgeoned nearly 20 people to death, but what were his motives? (7/10)
  • House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths – Eleven people across three generations of a family found hanged in their own home. Was it a mass suicide or crime? (7/10)
  • World’s Most Wanted – Follows various law enforcement agencies’ attempts to nab the most prolific criminals. (7/10)
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – A shocking and scathing documentary about the notorious billionaire pedophile’s string of sordid crimes, featuring interviews with his victims. (7/10)
  • The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez – An utterly heart-wrenching and heavy docu that explores all mistakes in the system that led to a child dying by domestic abuse. (8/10)
  • Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer – An unidentified man posted a video of him murdering kittens, then later a man. A group of online vigilantes and cat lovers managed to track him down. (7/10)
  • Drug Lords – As you can probably tell, I went on a bit of a Narcos-related binge. This is an 8-episode documentary exploring the stories of some of the most heinous drug lords in recent history. (7/10)
  • Inside the Real Narcos – This gritty 3-part documentary follows an ex-Special Forces soldier as he explores the drug trade in Mexico, Peru and Colombia on the ground. (6.5/10)
  • The Confession Killer – He claims to have killed hundreds, and helped police close multiple murder cases…only that he didn’t. A troubling docu that highlights how easily false confessions can be elicited. (7/10)
  • Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist – The title of says it all; this gripping and well-investigated miniseries is a good way to pass a lazy afternoon. (6.5/10)
  • Casting JonBenét – A docu-film about child pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey’s mysterious 1996 murder, reenacted and retold by her townspeople. (6.5/10)

Docu

  • Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? – The story (and subsequent lawsuit) of how a teen tried to trade 7 million Pepsi Points for a fighter jet. (7/10)
  • Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space – A look at how 4 inspiring individuals trained for SpaceX’s first civilian astronaut mission. (8/10)
  • Our Great National Parks – Narrated by Obama, this nature docu brings you around nature reserves across the world. (7/10)
  • Lenox Hill – A look at the day to day life of 4 doctors Lenox Hill Hospital. It is in equal parts sentimental and inspiring. (8/10)
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love – Follow 6 elderly couples in different countries who’ve been married for decades, over the span of a year. (7/10)
  • The Movies That Made Us – A nostalgic behind the scenes look at iconic 80s/90s movies, featuring intimate interviews with the producers and cast. (7.5/10)
  • College Behind Bars – A hopeful docu about prisoners attaining college education and having a better chance of reintegrating into society (7/10)
  • Top Secret UFO Projects Declassified – Do UFOs exist? This documentary sure believes they do, presenting biased witness accounts and no concrete evidence… (4/10)
  • Night Stalker – Learn about Richard Ramirez’s monstrous serial killing & crime spree from the very cops who took him down. (6/10)
  • The Ripper – A tragic tale of how the British police let their biases & lapses in judgement allowed a serial killer to evade capture for years. (7.5/10)
  • The Surgeon’s Cut – In-depth interviews with 4 esteemed surgeons, and a peek into their inspirational work. (6.5/10)
  • Connected – A science journalist travels to various destinations and explains how various phenomena in our lives are interconnected. (7/10)
  • Challenger – What actually caused the Challenger disaster, and who were the astronauts who tragically lost their lives? (7.5/10)
  • Unsolved Mysteries – Lots of mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and conspiracies that seem terrifying plausible. (7/10)
  • Wild, Wild Country – The epic story of how an Indian guru and his right-hand woman from the Rajneeshpuram cult committed crimes in the name of defending their commune. (8/10)
  • The Innocence Files – Innocent until proven guilty, but that wasn’t the case for these people who were locked up for decades based on faulty evidence or false testimonies. (8/10)
  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – Meet Joe Exotic. King of the big cats, failed American presidential candidate, and aspiring singer. (7/10)
  • Conspiracy – Did Hitler really die? Was the moon landing faked? Was Princess Diana murdered? …and lots of other cool conspiracies. (6.5/10)
  • A Year in Space – Follow NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on his year-long stay in space, from the pre-trip training and launch, to daily life on the spaceship and the physical & emotional toll it takes. (7.5/10)
  • Explained – A series of under 20-minute episodes that give you a crash course in a diverse range of topics from eSports & pirates, to genome editing & cults. (8/10)
  • Broken – This investigative series delves into how corrupted production & marketing practices cause harm to you, the consumer. (6.5/10)
  • Rotten – Learn about the dirty secrets and criminal practices in the food industry, so you’ll be more aware of how food gets on your plate. (7/10)
  • CHEER – A fast-paced documentary about the famous Navarro College cheer team as they prepare for the annual NCA College Nationals. Lots of stunts, tumbles, and tears. (7/10)
  • Dirty Money – This well-researched exposé documentary explores various financial crimes in recent years, and shows you the ugly side of humanity. (7/10)
  • How to Fix a Drug Scandal – Two government lab technicians abused their positions and created the messiest drug scandal in America’s legal system. (6.5/10)

Competitions

  • Snowflake Mountain – Snowflakes (spoiled young adults) get dumped in a bootcamp to learn teamwork & responsibility, with surprisingly heartwarming results. (7.5/10)
  • Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend – Top chefs compete against Iron Chefs in intense 1-hour, 5-course cooking showdowns. (7/10)
  • School of Chocolate – If you’re on Instagram, chances are you’ve seen Amaury Guichon’s fantastical chocolate sculptures. In this show, he teaches pastry chefs his craft. (7/10)
  • Baking Impossible – Pairs of bakers & engineers team up to create fun, functional and edible creations, vying for a $100k prize. (7/10)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race – Talented drag queens compete in various challenges, complete with bitching, drama and tears. (6.5/10)
  • The Big Flower Fight – 10 florist teams compete in themed topiary challenges: lots of pretty flowers, frantic running & drama. (7/10)
  • Win the Wilderness – 6 couples face off in a variety of challenges set in the Alaskan wilderness, to take over as custodians of an old log cabin. (7/10)
  • Nailed ItA wholesome family show that will inspire you to bake equally ugly creations! (7.5/10)
  • Interior Design Masters – An interior design competition. That’s literally it… (6/10)
  • Next in Fashion – This is a revitalised and more exciting version of Project Runway, hosted by Tan France & Alexa Chung. (7.5/10)
  • Crazy Delicious – Yet another cooking/baking contest (5.5/10)

I’m also a massive (largely mainstream) movie buff, so I’m currently attempting to compile a list of ALL the movies I’ve ever watched on Letterboxd. It’s an amazing website that lets you document which movies you’ve watched at just one click, as well as read other users’ film reviews. You can check out my profile to see what movies/shows we have in common!

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