As the summer is quickly approaching and the days keep getting warmer, a great way to escape the heat is to stay indoors and watch Netflix. The following suggestions are divided by genre and are for series released or returning to Netflix this year.
In the first season of Riverdale, Archie Andrews and his friends Betty, Veronica, and Jughead investigate the murder of their high school classmate Jason Blossom. In the second season they uncover the shooter the Black Hood, and the third season aired this year and now there is the new threat of the Gargoyle King.
Other genre: Mystery
College student Jack Morton joins a secret society to avenge his mother’s death which propels him into a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Other genres: Horror, Mystery, and Supernatural
In 13 Reasons Why, Clay receives a box of tapes made by his classmate Hannah who committed suicide. The tapes explain the 13 reasons why she killed herself, and Clay needs to listen to them to find why he is on one of the tapes. The second season focuses on the court case between Hannah’s parents and the school for failing to protect Hannah and preventing her suicide. Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why is expected to be released this year.
Other genre: Mystery
There are currently 2 seasons of Atypical on Netflix, with season 3 expected to air in the autumn. The series is about Sam Gardner who has autism and is a senior in high school. The series follows him as he begins dating and learns to become more independent.
Other genre: Drama
Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents with a teenage daughter in Santa Clarita, California. Their world changes unexpectedly when Sheila dies and goes through a dramatic transformation that takes their lives down a dark path.
Other genre: Horror
Otis is a socially awkward high school student whose mom happens to be a sex therapist. Otis teams up with rebel Maeve to open up an underground sex therapy clinic to help their classmates’ with their problems.
Other genre: Drama
Each episode of Black Mirror is a standalone story that is set in the near future and shows the darker side of technology, but there are a few feel-good episodes. There are 4 seasons of Black Mirror currently available with season 5 airing June 5th
Other genres: Drama and Dystopian
When 2 boys go missing, the double lives and fractured relationships of 4 families are exposed. There are also supernatural elements that tie the same town back to 1986. The series is in German, but there is an option for sub and dub, and season 2 is airing June 21st.
Other genres: Thriller and Drama
A rain-carried virus wipes out most of Scandinavia, and 6 years later two siblings emerge from their bunker. They then join a group of survivors to search for signs of life. The series is in Danish, but there are options for sub and dub. The second season aired May 17th.
Other genres: Post-apocalyptic and Drama
This series is set in the 80s when a young boy goes missing and his mom, sheriff, and friends look for answers and uncover secret government experiments and supernatural forces. The second season is a continuation of the first, but now there are new and bigger threats. The third season is being released on July 4th.Other genres: Supernatural and Horror
The Umbrella Academy follows seven children with superpowers who were adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves to help save the world. Overtime, the members of the Umbrella Academy disbanded, but following the death of their father, the six surviving members reunite.
Other genres: Action and Drama
Sabrina, who is a half-witch half-mortal, is torn between the two worlds. While she decides if she wants to be part of the Church of Night or remain in the mortal world, she has to fight evil forces including demons and other witches. Part 2 aired in April and is a continuation of the series.
Other genres: Drama, Supernatural, and Horror
Nadia, a cynical young woman living in New York City, keeps dying and returning to a party held in her honor. The series follows her as she tries to find a way out of the mysterious time loop.
Other genres: Comedy and Drama
The Baudelaire orphans investigate the mysterious death of their parents as they outsmart Olaf who will do whatever it takes to get his hands on their inheritance. This series is based on the books, and there are 3 seasons available on Netflix with the last season being aired at the beginning of this year.
Other genres: Black Comedy, Drama, and Adventure
This series is a baking competition where amateur bakers with a bad track record try to recreate edible masterpieces. The baker who comes the closet wins $10,000. There are 3 seasons available to watch with the third season being aired on May 17th.
Other genre: Comedy
In Queer Eye each member of the Fab 5 has their own specialty: Tan (fashion), Jonathan (grooming), Antoni (food and wine), Bobby (design), and Karamo (culture). Together they transform people on the inside and out so they can be the best version of themselves. There are currently 3 seasons available on Netflix.
In the latest 11th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, 15 drag queens compete in weekly challenges to become America’s Next Drag Superstar and win a year supply of Anastasia Beverly Hill cosmetics and $100,000. All 11 seasons are available to watch.
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo:
In this series, tidying expert Marie Kondo helps people declutter their homes and lives using the KonMarie Method.