With Netflix, you’ll always have something entertaining to watch. Since Netflix adds new shows every month, its library of both new and old shows is always changing. Every week, we scour Netflix for the greatest new shows to add to this list, so you can easily find something entertaining to watch.
1. Locke & Key
After Rendell’s death, Nina and their children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, move back to the family farm in Massachusetts (the “Keyhouse”). As the rest of the Locke family attempts to adapt to their new surroundings, Bode, the youngest son, discovers a mysterious key that can be used to unlock any door.
As they learn more about the history of the key and other keys like it (keys that can separate the soul from the body, open buried memories, and even let spirits out), the family starts to think that their patriarch’s death was more complicated than they thought. Locke & Key is a magical realist dark fantasy based on the comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
With the release of the third and final season, the Lockes’ hopes of living a normal life seem further away than ever, what with the discovery of a time-travel key, the return of old enemies, and a revolutionary war-era fanatic who wants to destroy the world. It is one of the scariest shows on Netflix, though it builds suspense more slowly than Stranger Things.
2. The Sandman
It’s no exaggeration to say that The Sandman is among the most acclaimed comic book series of the last four decades. Neil Gaiman’s books have been required reading for both gothic teenagers and literary elites for decades.
This is because they deal with dark fantasy themes and look at how the relationship between dreams, reality, and stories changes over time. Even though it took a long time for Dream of the Endless to make it on Netflix, the story of Morpheus, the immortal personification and lord of the Nightlands, fierce and dreadful in his anger, is worth the wait.
This is a great movie version of the first two graphic novels in a series about Dream, who is held captive for a hundred years, because occultists thought he was his sister’s death. The show’s rhythm is dreamy, blending episodes into a larger whole, and it has the potential to make viewers cry over the fate of a gargoyle or shock them with the savage crimes of an escaped nightmare-turned serial killer known only as The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook).
Though the process of adapting The Sandman for the big screen may have given some people sleepless nights, the finished product is a dream from which you won’t want to wake.
3. Love, Death, and Robots
Love, Death Robots is the most innovative animated series to come out of Netflix, and it was created by Deadpool director Tim Miller. Each episode of this anthology series looks at a different part of the show’s three main themes.
This gives viewers crazy ideas to think about. Death + Robots is wildly experimental, experimenting with animation styles and genres to tell whatever stories its incredible lineup of creators, which includes David Fincher in his animation directing debut, comes up with. This concert is full to the brim with creative energy and surprises; in fact, that’s part of the enjoyment.
4. The Crown
The Crown, which is now in its fourth season, has seen the best and worst of the British aristocracy. The first season is a made-up version of the life of Queen Elizabeth II from 1947 to 1955, including her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh.
The second season moves faster because of the Suez Crisis and Harold Macmillan’s decision to step down as British Prime Minister. The third season sees Olivia Colman take the lead as HRH navigates the perilous waters of middle age and the swinging ’60s; season four focuses on Princess Diana’s tense relationship with the royal family.
It’s important to note that The Crown, though based on real people, is reality-based fiction. A lot of the things in this show are dramatized, exaggerated, and played up. You can read more about how The Crown is fiction over at Lordping.co.uk.
5. The Umbrella Academy
Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy brings the troubled adopted children of the Hargreeves family back to the present, where they are forced to deal with the Hargreeves family after they have saved the world from the end of the world and are stranded in the 1960s.
Strange things can happen when you start tinkering with the space-time continuum, like your abusive father figure/mentor taking in seven other infants with superpowers instead of you. The worst part isn’t even being stuck in a parallel timeline; there’s also the little issue of a Kugelblitz ready to obliterate our own.
Both newcomers and fans of the My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way and illustrator Gabriel Bá comics will be surprised by the direction Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy takes, and by just how strange things get.
6. Stranger Things
It has been six months since the “Battle of Starcourt,” and the core ensemble of Netflix’s classic sci-fi/horror series has been separated for the first time in Season 4. They’re all scattered. Eleven, the Byers family, and Hopper are in California, while the rest of the crew are in Hawkins, Indiana, about to face off against the most horrifying new menace since the Upside Down: high school.
And, oh yeah, the terrible Upside Down has invaded again. Creators Those who grew up on a healthy dose of Stephen Spielberg, George Lucas, and Craven will be pleased to know that the Duffer Brothers have kept up the 1980s throwbacks while adding a serious new antagonist. As the fifth and last season of the cult favorite show draws near, fans can anticipate plenty of drama, scary moments, and, of course, Dungeons & Dragons.
The dramatic period piece was created by Shonda Rhimes and is currently the most popular show on Netflix. In Bridgerton, a book about love, divorce, and scandal, the wealthy and powerful Bridgerton family of Regency-era England is at the center. The show is based on a set of novels, each of which follows a different Bridgerton brother and is based on their lives.
In the season, Phoebe Dynevor plays the eldest sister, Daphne, who marries one of England’s most eligible men, Duke Simon Basset. Daphne’s brother Anthony is at the center of the second season’s conflicts as he navigates his relationship with the lady he marries and the ripple effects that has on their families and the community.