Some current and classic TV shows to stream on Netflix

Jan 24, 2016, 09:00 IST | SUNDAY mid-day team

Now that you have it, what are you going to watch on it? SUNDAY mid-day picks a few edgy newbies and wonderful oldies for you to binge on

Black Mirror
The 2011 Brit show, which debuted on Netflix in 2015, has been a favourite with the critics. And it deals with something we should all be wary of. Each episode is about what could and would happen if technology and the ways we use it, go wrong. What happens if we create a social networking clone of a boyfriend who just died, or if you cheat on someone and your memories are accessible by a chip behind your ear? Watch to find out.

I Zombie  
The plot for this one is improbable, crazy and that’s why, delightful. Olivia Moore turns into a zombie one mad party night, starts working at a morgue, tells her understanding boss about her dilemma so he lets her eat the brains of murder victims so she can stay alive. Thanks to the unusual meal choice, she inherits the victims’ personality traits and helps solve crimes. This zombie is a super hero!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt  
It’s the typical tale of a naïve girl who comes to New York City to discover herself and love, just that, in this case, she has been rescued from a doomsday cult, and forced into living in an underground bunker for 15 years. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, who together wrote 30Rock, it’s hilarious with Kimmy being genuinely goofy without being annoying like Zooey Deschanel in The New Girl. And the supporting cast is a treat as well.

He may have been a dreaded drug lord, but the legend of Pablo Escobar is as compelling as it gets. And it makes for great storytelling. Directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha, Narcos is about Escobar and the men, American DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña (played by Pedro Pascal who played the gorgeous Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones), who are given the task of taking him down. It’s been touted for its performances, especially by Wagner Moura who plays the loathsome Escobar, who makes the man who rose to cult status selling cocaine, seem human and charming. Don’t miss it.

It’s an oldie, but such a goodie. The good hearted doctors of M.A.S.H, who try and make the best of a depressing situation, are stationed at the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. It deals with serious issues in such a charming way that you will be smiling all the way through. Though Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce and Mike Farrell as BJ Hunnicutt are reason enough too.

Bob’s Burgers  
For all you animated sitcom lovers, Bob’s Burgers is a must-watch. It’s the story of the Belcher family trying to run a burger joint in New York. It’s got a loyal following, thanks to its well-sketched-out characters and witty writing. Bob’s biggest rival is Jimmy Pesto’s Pizzeria, and the family deals with other kinks like their troublesome landlord. But, they rally through and it’s a lot of laughs.

This is for drama lovers. The Rayburn family owns and runs a beachside hotel in Florida Keys. It’s the return of the black sheep of the family, eldest son Danny, that causes a ripple in the clan. The back stories, most of them dark and troubling, now slowly and steadily start tumbling out of the cupboard. If you loved Revenge, you are going to like this one for sure. 

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