1. Queer Eye
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Queer Eye is a television series that takes the powerful, well-groomed “Fab 5” and pairs them with a (usually) slobbering mess that requires a little knowledge and inspiration to find themselves a new look and some new confidence to match. Thanks to a new Fab Five composed of Tan, Jonathan, Antoni, Karamo, and Bobby, Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot is forging a new path towards togetherness with unapologetic empathy inside its confidence-building makeovers. Each episode tackles a new social issue present in the world today – whether it’s a Trump-voting cop or a gay man struggling to come out of the closet—with open arms and willing ears, the Fab 5 give their new friends a little push in the right direction.
Directed by Shinsuke Sato, the film stars Sota Fukushi as Ichigo Kurosaki, Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki, MIYAVI as Byakuya Kuchiki, Ryou Yoshizawa, as Uryuu Ishida, Taichi Saotome as Renji Abarai, Erina Mano as Orihime Inoue, Tomo Koyanagi as Chad Yasutora, Yosuke Egochi as Isshin Kurosaki, Masami Nagasawa as Masaki Kurosaki, and Seiichi Tanabe as Keisuke Urahara.
Bleach, which was first made popular by it’s anime series was first created by Tite Kubo for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, running from 2001 to 2016. The series follows the young delinquent Ichigo Kurosaki, who has the ability to see spirits. He soon obtains the power of a Soul Reaper and now has the duty to defend the living world from dark spirits known as Hollows.
3. Orange Is The New Black
Orange is the New Black was one of the first of Netflix’s original series released on the platform and it vey quickly became one of its most engrossing and definitive series. OITNB tells a captivating story that many consider would be unlikely to have found a forever-home on traditional TV with it’s raw emotions and a plot so gripping that to wait week by week for a new episode would’ve had fans complaining. The series is known to dig deeper into the differences that prison complex forces on societies inside and out.
The first season of GLOW, also known as Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is entirely prologue, and has a unique and compelling ambience to the series. The Reagan-era narrative follows aspiring actress Ruth Wilder, played by Alison Brie, her former friend, Debbie Eagan, who’s played by Betty Gilpin, and journeyman director Sam Sylvia, who’s played by Marc Maron as they prepare to film the pilot for a local cable station’s wrestling series. Season Two of Netflix’s GLOW opens as Season One of the characters’ GLOW is getting underway and from set construction and producing credits to the medium’s disappointing lack of opportunities for women and people of colour, GLOW comments constantly on the nature of television and the rights of women in general, and in the process becomes one of Netflix’s most brilliant backstage comedies.
5. A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Chances are, you probably read the notable A Series Of Unfortunate Events as a kid and grew up learning to appreciate the adaptation of a series of ironic, sarcastic, self-parodying children’s stories, and the Netflix original version is no exception. The series is seamlessly styled, well-casted and well-acted from start to finish and includes a large scale of adaptation that keeps fans who grew up on the series coming back for more. Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events however has a new modern vibe, yet retains a slightly on steampunk, highly and semi-Gothic sensibility flavour of its source material and captures the exceptional well characteristics and plot throughout each episode. The series takes you back to your childhood but keeps you wondering what will happen next as an adult.