At this point, Netflix and binge-watching are synonymous concepts – and rightfully so, considering the addictive online service has a catalogue of fascinating series, from nail-biting period dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, that will have you eager to get your television fix. Here, Savoir Flair has combed through the best of Netflix to select five can’t-miss shows to enjoy this December.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The 2007 WB series Gilmore Girls got its cult following thanks to its whip-smart banter, heartwarming life lessons, and the touching relationship between its two main characters, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), a young mother and her daughter who live in Connecticut. We guarantee that the adult you will love re-living Gilmore Girls – dare we say – even more than when it first aired.
You’re probably familiar with the popular American sitcom Full House (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen got their acting start in it), which was huge during the 90s. Well, the spinoff series, Fuller House, has the same comedic timing, oddball characters, and family-friendly cheesiness. Unwind after a day of work by watching D.J. Tanner Fuller, her sister Stephanie, and D.J.’s best friend Kimmy try to figure out how to raise D.J.’s three young boys. At the very least, plenty of 90s nostalgia is guaranteed.
If you haven’t had the chance to watch The Crown yet, we recommend you get to it immediately. Starring lead actress Claire Foy in a breakthrough performance as Queen Elizabeth II and featuring an epic set and incredible costumes, this period drama will teach you a thing or two about the history of England. Let your imagination run wild as it digests all the dramatic inner workings of the British royal family and dreams of what it might be like to live in Buckingham Palace in real life.
Disclaimer: Narcos is not for the faint of heart. This popular crime thriller, which now has two seasons available, follows the gory rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents who are desperate to catch him.
One of the newest additions to Netflix is Designated Survivor, a can’t-miss for anyone who loves a good political drama. With actor Kiefer Sutherland as the lead (you may remember him from his popular role on the Fox series 24), Sutherland is back as Tom Kirkman, a low-level government employee who must assume the role of President of the United States after an attack on Washington wipes out the government.