If you’re looking for something to keep you entertained while serving your stay-home notice, or need some entertainment when commuting to work, or just because you like watching TV like I do, here are some of our must-watch programs on Netflix for Spring!
Russian Doll: The long-awaited season of the cult-favourite time loop series is back on April 20. If you haven’t watched the first season, you’re really in for a mind spin. A game developer finds herself trapped in an ongoing time loop where she repeatedly dies (in different ways) and relives the same night. She eventually meets a man who is experiencing the same thing in a different event, and they collectively attempt to find meaning in the outward pointlessness of their existence.
Bridgerton: Season two of Shondaland’s romantic regency series is finally here. The series follows London’s elite in the early 19th century as they seek love and marriage, political alliances, and gossip during the glittering social season.
Ozark: The final half of the final season of Ozark is coming on April 29. The show follows a financial adviser turned money launderer who is forced to pack up his family and move to the Ozarks, where he has to clean a huge sum of money for a dangerous cartel leader.
Pieces of Her: Based on the bestselling 2018 novel by Karin Slaughter (one of my favourite authors), this Netflix original series features Academy-award nominee Toni Collette as a seemingly normal mother whose dark history is brought to light after a mass shooting at a local diner.
Good Girls: This had me biting my nails, pulling out my hair in frustration and shouting at the screen. Starring Christina Hendricks, Retta, and Mae Whitman as the titular good girls, you can expect drama, action, and comedy, which seem to come in equal measure through all four seasons.
The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window: I loved the book, so couldn’t resist adding this to my list. The story is about a heartbroken artist (Kristen Bell) who witnesses a gruesome murder in her neighbour’s house across the street, which she reports. However, she is only met with doubt and distrust—so much distrust, in fact, that she begins to doubt if she can trust herself.
After Life: This is a bittersweet comedy about life after a loved one’s death that will surely warm your heart. Season 3 will pick up in the aftermath of Ricky Gervais’ character, Tony, grieving another major loss as he tries to embrace the future and let go of his past.
The Witcher: Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired landmass known as “the Continent,” the saga of monster slayer Geralt of Rivia continues in season two. While season one followed different characters at different points of time, this new season promises to move into a “more linear method of storytelling” where everyone merges at the climactic battle for Sodden Hill against the invaders from Nilfgaard.
Cobra Kai: The spin-off series of The Karate Kid takes place decades after the original film trilogy. Diehard fans will be thrilled to know that the martial arts comedy-drama stars the same characters Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. This time around, they reignite their rivalry when Johnny seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai dojo.
Queer Eye: A reboot of the ’90s series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, this emotional, insightful reality series follows five queer men as they help people of all genders improve their lives. If like me, you can’t get enough of makeover programs, you are so going to love this.