Are you struggling to find something exciting to watch tonight? There is an array of top series to choose from if you are a lover of series. With the various online subscription video-on-demand services, you are spoilt for choice in regards to movies, series, and TV shows. These include, but are not limited to, Netflix, Showmax, Youtube, Amazon Prime, and Multi-choice.
These platforms have changed the way we watched television in the past 15 years or so. At Jina Magazine, we pick the following best series across the mentioned platforms.
Homecoming is a 2019 concert film based on America’s artist Beyoncé and her performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The film is written, produced, and directed by Beyoncé. It premiered in April 2019 and has won awards in the Annual Grammy Awards and IDA Documentary Awards. The film came to Netflix under a three-project deal with Beyoncé worth $60 million.
9. Anne with an E
This is a historic film based on the life and times of Anne of Green Gables. It was set in the early 1900s and recreates Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book, “Anne of Green Gables.” The movie is about a passionate orphan who finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her bachelor brother. Marilla and her brother Mathew Cuthbert are aging and need help around their family farm, Green Gables. They send to the orphanage for a boy who can help with the farm chores, only for the orphanage to send Ann, an odd, independent young girl.
The movie retains the Christian moral flavor of the original book but adds some romantic, feminist elements and some darker material to increase psychological conflicts.
8. The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale is an American dystopian tragedy television written by Bruce Miller. It is based on Margret Atwood’s novel “Handmaid’s Tale.” The series premiered in 2017, has so far released four seasons and has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards. It has also won the Golden Globe Award as Best Television Series. Set in America at the beginning of the 21st Century, religious right-wing fundamentalists have overthrown the government and replaced it with a repressive society. Reading and learning are outlawed. Minorities and non-believers are sent to work in camps, while white women are compelled into becoming wives, domestics, and child bearers. The cumulative effects of pollution and poor governance finally take their toll on the masses. Refusing to submit under the new regime, Kate tries to escape to Canada but gets caught at the border. Find out what happens later in this suspenseful film.
7. The Crown
With impeccable historical detail, this series is a welcome departure from pseudo-historical television. It is a historical series exploring the early years of the current Queen of England’s reign, starting from the 1950s. The film encourages admiration for institutions like constitutional monarchy, limited government, the traditional family, and Christian virtues of self-control and self-sacrifice. In the film, Queen Elizabeth chooses to put her duty ahead of her loved ones. Therefore, she cannot achieve domestic happiness or inner peace.
6. Dead To Me
If you are a lover of comedy, then this is for you. Dead to me is an American dark comedy created by 2 Broke Girls’ producer Liz Feldman. It stars Christina Applegate (as Kelly on Married with Children), Linda Cardellini (ER), James Marsden (Touched by an Angel), Max Jenkins, Sam McCarthy (Condor), and Luke Roessler.
Expelled student Mike Ross makes a living out of illegally taking law school admission tests for others to afford his ailing grandmother decent health care. Mike lands himself a job interview as he tries to defend his friend Trevor, a drug dealer. His knowledge of the law impresses Harvey Spector of Pearson Harman firm, enough to offer him an associate position at the law firm. The show focuses on Harvey and Mike closing cases while maintaining Mike’s secret of a lack of formal education.
4. Last Kingdom
The Last Kingdom is an epic Fantasy set in Britain in the 8th Century. It tells the story of Uhtred Uhtredson, a young Saxon destined for earldom before his capture. Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. He is later forced to choose between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing, putting his loyalty to the test. What is he? A Saxon or a Dane? On a quest to reclaim his birthright, Uhtred must tread a dangerous path between both sides if he is to play his part in the birth of a new nation, and ultimately, recapture his ancestral lands.
3. Midnight Mass
Among the horror movies you cannot resist is Midnight masses, produced by the creator of the Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. The newly released series follows an isolated community as they experience “miraculous events and frightening omens” following the arrival of a “charismatic, mysteries young priest”. The cats of this film include Kate Siegel and Annabeth Gish from The Haunting of Hill House. Others are Zach Gilford, Hamish Linklater, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, and Henry Jackson Thomas Jr.
2. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
Whether you are looking to dip your toes into Korean dramas or are already a fan seeking a more highly-rated option, this is a must-watch Korean drama. In this series, an empathetic health care worker with a tragic past meets a children’s book author with a personality disorder. They form a romance that helps them both emotionally heal and move forward.
1. Who Killed Sara?
“Who killed Sara”? is a Mexican mystery series starring Manolo Cardona (Alex) who is convicted for 18 years for murdering his sister Sara (Ximena Lamadrid) in a suspicious parasailing mishap. He is thus obsessed with proving that she was murdered and identifying the culprit.
Your evenings or holidays don’t have to be boring. The above series will give you something to look forward to and keep you entertained every time.