It is time to add Them To Your Watchlist.
If you’re someone who is always looking to watch new groundbreaking shows. Shows that are going to keep you indulged till the very end, defying all mainstream cliches and typical stereotypes. Here are some shows that you should watch if you have not already.
New age media gives us access to entertainment, at any time and anywhere. The number of shows that get added each year to streaming channels or apps is endless, but very few out of those are exceptions that come with gripping stories and fewer are recognized by the mass. To name a few here are the ones which stand out –
1. The Good Doctor
Genre: Medical drama. Seasons – 3 . Available on – Amazon prime and abc.com.
A show that will leave you perplexed and make you question if you are pushing yourself enough. It is based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name. The plot involves a doctor, Shaun Murphy who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder [ASD] and is willing to work hard to be a surgeon. With the help of his guardian and friend, he lands a job as a surgical resident at a hospital in San Jose, California. We see him fighting against all prejudice and stereotypes.
He is not good at social skills or emoting but his efforts will leave you in veneration. Consequently, he uses his skills to prove that he deserves to be a surgeon like any other normal being. The storyline, wonderful concept, and characters add to the overall entertainment and message of the show. I strongly suggest watching this series.
Genre: sitcom. Seasons- 10 . Available on Netflix.
So no one told you life was gonna be this way. It has been over a decade since we were first gifted with such a genuinely funny sitcom and we are still completely addicted to the show and its characters. All these years it taught everyone many things, this is the only show that portrayed the journey of pregnancy in three different ways- adoption, surrogacy, and accidental. Showed us that employment, love, marriage, and other livelihood subjects are different for everyone.
Whether it is Ross and his three divorces, Pheobe being a singer, Joey still trying to be a nineteen-year-old actor, Monica’s OCD, Rachel’s habit of gossiping or Chandler’s humor you will be entertained. This non-stop comedy and eccentric characters like Janice and Gunther will keep you engaged. Lastly, the characters are just like us, they make mistakes and do foolish things but in the end, they have their friends to rely on. The cast received a lot of attention and love from all over the world after the show was recognized.
Genre: Psychological Thriller ; Seasons- 2 ; Available on Netflix.
To what extent are you willing to go for love?. ‘You’ is a psychological thriller show, involving a man who is more of a stalker than a lover. He wants to control every aspect he can and make the girl he likes to fall in love with him. A tale of dark and twisted romance that will leave you in shock and agitated. The first season is more of an introduction to the protagonist and other characters. We see lingering psychological trauma that the protagonist went through and the one he observes as a neighbor. The series, on the whole, is full of thrill and excitement.
Likewise, the second season makes you understand that our protagonist is habituated in such behavior and thrives in a world of insecurity, trust issues, and love. An endearing yet awkward crush becomes something even more ominous when the writer becomes his obsession, but that is only the beginning. This show is also being renewed for a brand new season in 2021.
4. On My Block
Genre: Teen drama, Comedy-drama ; Seasons- 3 ; Available on Netflix
This show is unlike other teen-dramas which are full of high-school problems. This show reflects on some serious gang-rivalry and certain family issues children face. Teenagers who are handling real life and death situations full of mishaps will leave you engaged. The hysterical character of jasmine adds a lot of fun and depth to the story. The protagonist Ceasar, is a young boy who is enforced and peer pressured into his brother’s gang. He is asked to kill, steal, and betray. How his three best friends tackle and strive to protect him is very touching. It’s a show full of comedy and friendship that will surely put a smile on your face whilst surprising you.
5. BoJack Horseman
Genre: Adult-Animation, Satire, Comedy-drama ; Seasons- 6 ; Available on Netflix
He is part human, but mostly a horse. Drowning himself in alcohol and self-praise day after day. The storyline consists of him once being a star in a 90’s sitcom. Where he played the role of an adoptive dad of three humans, his show was a massive success and he was the epitome of stardom. But soon it was dropped which took a toll on his career. Now several years later he wants to regain his career and restore his social image. It is the first animated series of Netflix with so much reference to alcohol, sex, and drugs. It is funny and surely different than any other show you have seen.
6. This Is Us
Genre: Comedy-Drama, Romance, Tragedy. Seasons-4 ; Available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime
The writers have managed to make something exceptional with this show, each episode draws you in with questions that are eventually answered. This show revolves around the Pearson family and the big three, their three kids. It includes their struggles, relationships, traumas over a while. How they cope with all the situations life throws at them as a family is remarkable. Broad issues like being an adoptive child, being the obese child within the family, being under the spotlight, etc are seen in the series. The episodes are very emotional and touch such sensitive topics. It will surely leave you in awe.
Few More Shows –
- Money Heist
- Breaking Bad
- Stranger Things]
- Black Mirror
- The Crown
- Mad Men
All these shows will surely entertain you and keep you busy. They all have a unique story waiting to be discovered.