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By John Hunt
Entertainment calendar_today 31 October 2020
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Best TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (2020)

We didn’t talk about the weather when we said “Netflix and chill!” Yet autumn is here at last, and winter will soon come. It’s been quite a year, and new series are starting to reach us more rarely. Luckily, Netflix has a deep roster of original content as well as offerings from other networks. It’s difficult to get tired because there’s too many new TV shows to keep up with.

So, are you hunting for the best shows on Netflix right now? Look no further, for we have curated a list of the best Netflix shows offered for streaming right now.

Ratched

One of Netflix ‘s newest releases, this psychological thrill ride from Ryan Murphy serves as a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, investigating the origins of the twisted Nurse Mildred Ratched.

 Set up in 1947, the eight-part series sees Sarah Paulson in the role of the asylum nurse as she starts her employment at a mental institution in California where new and disturbing experiments are being performed on patients. Full of grotesque executions and horrific lobotomies, Ratched is surely not for the faint of heart.

The Queen’s Gambit

This is the freshest addition on the list. The show stars the talented and hypnotizing Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) as orphan chess genius Beth Harmon. The Queen’s Gambit follows her as she struggles with addiction as well as her path to becoming a Grandmaster in chess.

Based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 book, the 7-episode series stars Thomas Brodie-Sangster, too. Based on the reviews, this is a show you won’t want to miss!

The Haunting of Bly Manor

The producers of The Haunting of Hill House have created another haunting installment of their hit show, this time based on Henry James’ classic novel The Turn of the Screw.

And they did it again. Once more viewers got a gut-wrenching emotional tale, packed in a horrific and chilling atmosphere. The 9-episode series (released in time for Halloween) mixes horror with a grim romance plot and a ghostly love triangle. Hill House actress Victoria Pedretti returns as an American au pair Dani, who is paid to take care of the Wingrave children of the eerie English holiday home Bly Manor.

GLOW

Watchers of the wrestling dramedy GLOW recently received sad news – the series has been dropped by Netflix.

At least we can revisit this breath of fresh air on the watching platform.  GLOW provides a brand-new storyline as compared to other shows, as well as  soundtrack fitting the nostalgia of the 80s.

The show follows the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (aka GLOW), a real-life organization founded to support women’s TV wrestling. However, the characters in this series are imaginary.  Alison Brie stars as Ruth, a downtrodden actress who winds up auditioning for the wrestling group to earn some cash. She is not yet aware that her former best mate, Debbie, has already been recruited – the two were close before Ruth slept with Debbie’s husband. It seems certain that their bitter rivalry will either ruin the show or take it to another level.

If you can see beyond the leotards, there are 3 seasons of this wonderful show, and there’s a lot of fun involved.

The Fall

The Fall, first broadcast 2013-2016, received major praise when it arrived first to TV screens, and people still remember its quality. All 3 seasons of the thrilling BBC crime show set in Northern Ireland have just arrived at Netflix, and the fans are ecstatic again, while new audiences are discovering the drama.

The psychological thriller sees Gillian Anderson as a Detective Superintendent who was brought in to apprehend a serial murderer, portrayed by Jamie Dornan.