Top 5 Netflix Shows to Binge Watch

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Amber Boehm, Staff Writer

One thing you can do while stuck in quarantine is binge-watch a new Netflix show. Lots of new shows have come out on Netflix, so there are plenty to choose from! 

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness 

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is a seven-part documentary series about a big cat ownership as it follows Joe Exotic, a tiger breeder and private zookeeper in Oklahoma through his campaigns for presidential office and also running for governor of Oklahoma, marriages, music videos, and fights with others. It definitely will take your mind off the news for a while. 

Unorthodox 

Unorthodox is the story of a young Hasidic Jewish woman who flees from her life in Brooklyn, her community, and her arranged marriage to start anew in Berlin. The four-part series is based on Deborah Feldman’s memoir, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots. The show is a subtle, thoughtful portrait of a community and what it means to be an individual within it.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez 

Netflix’s documentary miniseries, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, is about the NFL star, Aaron Hernandez, who became a convicted murderer. The documentary revisits the 2015 murder of Odin Lloyd, for which Hernandez was found guilty, as well his trial for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, for which he was cleared. Beyond the crimes, the documentary paints a picture of Aaron Herandez with new audio recordings of his phone calls from prison—to his lawyers, mother, and his young daughter. The docuseries also shows the dangers of football to the brain.

The Stranger 

The Stranger is a mystery with a spooky storyline. Based on Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name, The Stranger mostly follows a stranger, who goes around town revealing people’s secrets. The stranger’s motive varies—sometimes she blackmails people for money, others she tries to help by revealing truths.

The Pharmacist 

The Pharmacist starts out as a murder mystery documentary about the shooting of a twenty-something white man attempting to buy crack cocaine. But Netflix’s limited docuseries wraps up the mystery around that murder by the end of episode two. From there, the series dives into how one pharmacist in New Orleans managed to blow the opioid crisis crippling his community wide open.

 

These are just a few of Netflix’s current most popular shows, and there are more available. There’s something for everyone, so if you’re bored at home, go check out these shows!