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10 Of The Best Shows To Binge-Watch In New Zealand This Month

By Megan Zara Walsh

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Time for a serious binge-watch!

Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix, Neon and Sky Go are buzzing with all your favourite genres right now! Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. In no particular order, here are the 10 most binge-worthy TV shows to watch in New Zealand right now.

1. Sweet Tooth

This newly-released fantasy Netflix series is based on the comic by Jeff Lemire. It follows the story of a boy named Gus, who is part deer and part human, in a post-apocalyptic world. He ventures on a quest to find his mother in a virus-plagued society, meeting other humans and animal-children hybrids along the way. Eager watchers are already saying online that they are desperate for season two so prepare to go on a Netflix binge because you’ll be pining for more. This one will take you by surprise if fantasy isn’t your thing because you will totally enjoy it.

2. The Sons Of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness

 

This true crime story was added to Netflix recently. It follows the story of David Berkowitz otherwise known as the son of Sam. Journalist, Maury Terry becomes convinced that serial killer Berkowitz did not act alone in these killings. He embarks on a journey to prove his theory and to expose the web of lies behind the murders. In doing all this, his investigation costs him everything in his life. This mind-blowing series is the true crime story you need to watch on Netflix right now.

3. Your Honor

The world is currently binging this five-star special so it needs to be on top of your must-watch list. It’s a fast-moving mystery anchored by a respected New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato played by Bryan Lee Cranston. Desiato is forced to embark on a high-stakes game of lies, deception and impossible decisions after his son Hunter commits a hit-and-run involving a mobster’s son. We highly recommend this gritty crime drama which is one of the most addictive TV shows in New Zealand to stream on Neon or Sky Go.

4. Elite

On June 18, Elite Season four will finally be released. So you better catch up on Elite Season one, two and three on Netflix beforehand. Adored around the world and undoubtedly one of the most iconic shows to come out of Spain. In season one, watch as three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school. Though, a clash of differences between them and the richer students leads to the murder of Marina. Certainly, this leads the way for an epic storyline to follow spanning four seasons.

5. Ginny & Georgia

Currently this show sits in Netflix’s top 10 rankings and is a refreshing treat for all of you who love fun television. An awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her thirty-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) yearn to settle down in New England, after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life, but Georgia is determined to protect her family from any harm. This treasured series showcases the complicated bond of mother daughter relationships and the strength of family. This certainly is one of the most addictive TV shows in New Zealand right now that should be on your list.

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6. Halston

This binge-worthy series tells the untold story of famed American fashion designer, Roy Halston, played by Ewan McGregor. Watch as he rises through the ranks in a 1970s and 1980s New York using his name to build a fashion empire. Explore a world of epic wardrobes, sex, luxury, cost of fame, homosexuality and plenty more surprises. Though, Halston quickly starts losing control which is the prime focus of the story. Indeed, an enlightening TV show to watch this month.

7. The Flight Attendant

A Golden Globe nominated series from HBO Max. Watch The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco plunge into this dark comedy thriller as Cassie, a first-class flight attendant and party girl who wonders into a world of crime after spending the night with a handsome passenger she met on route to Bangkok. The lunacy begins when she wakes up in bed with a dead man and no idea what happened. Yikes! This irresistible watch with a twist is the perfect fix for all you mystery fans. Available on HBO Max via Sky Network.

8. Bridgerton

This one broke records around the world at Christmas when it became the most-watched Netflix TV show EVER. It led the way for Bridgerton signing up for eight incredible seasons. Think Gossip Girl, but in the 18th century! Season one follows the exquisite Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she makes her debut onto London’s competitive marriage market. The real fun begins when she meets the rebellious catch of the season the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). But nothing runs smoothly in this town with the mysterious Lady Whistledown causing chaos with frequent news letters that tend to provoke jealously, rage, clashes and lifts the lid on scandals and secrets among locals.

9. Vincenzo 

This iconic series is being absorbed across the world right now. With 20 episodes, this South Korean make depicts the story of Vincenzo Cassano, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer, who moves back to Korea as a result of conflict in his group. While there, he meets another lawyer called Cha-young. They join together to take down criminals who are never punished by the law. An enjoyable watch on Netflix New Zealand.

10. The Queens Gambit 

This fantastic series blew up across the globe this past year. Set in the Cold War era, an orphanage chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a vision of beauty, struggles with an addiction to wanting to become the greatest chess player in the world. This series showcases feminism and empowerment in a usually male-dominant industry. This is one of the greatest new TV shows to come out on Netflix New Zealand.

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