Does your inner geek need to be unleashed? We’ll you’ve come to the right place. When you want to have a laugh, there’s comedy. If you’re in the mood to see guns blazing, there’s action. When you just want to watch a good tearjerker, there’s romance.
But, if you’re looking for an entire world to get lost in, which genre do you turn to? Netflix has compiled a list of some of the very best offerings available on the service for those looking to unleash their inner geek.
1. Rick and Morty
This animated series follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson. This is an adult cartoon, so if you’re a parent, I don’t recommend that you watch this with your kids.
Your inner geek will love this show. To make things interesting, I suggest that you play a drinking game and take a sip every time that Rick has a “brilliant” idea.
2. Stranger Things
This show is a love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation. Stranger Things is set in 1983 Indiana. A young boy vanishes into thin air.
As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
This is such a good series that you might even end up binging this in less than 3 days. Mark my words.
3. The Rain
The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation gone.
Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life.
This description has got me hooked. I haven’t watched this series yet, but I’m adding this to my to-do list for the holidays.
Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into people of the 21st Century, while attempting to change the path of humanity.
I watched the first season and I was blown away. It was an interesting season that was full of interesting plot twists and it ended with a good old-fashioned cliff-hanger.
I definitely need to catch up with Season 2 before Season 3 is released on Netflix worldwide on the 14th of December.
5. Big Mouth
Big Mouth is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.
This is also one of those shows that are animated but you shouldn’t let your toddler watch this show. It’s an adult cartoon, not The Care Bears.
Produced by Vox Entertainment, this weekly short-form series explores a wide range of global topics and takes on the big “why” questions that animate our age. Each episode pulls a different subject from the zeitgeist.
From politics, to science, to pop culture – and gives the bigger picture story — featuring interviews with some of the most authoritative experts in their respective fields.
Ezra Klein, Vox co-founder and editor-at-large, serves as an executive producer; along with Joe Posner, Vox’s executive producer; and showrunner Claire Gordon.
7. Marvel’s Daredevil
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Superhero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
There are 3 seasons of this show on Netflix. Sadly it hasn’t been renewed for a 4th season, but don’t let that stop you from watching the show. The fact that it’s action packed and fun to watch hasn’t changed.
8. Altered Carbon
This show is based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan. It’s an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. It’s definitely something that your inner geek needs to embrace.
The show plays off in a society that has been transformed by new technology. Consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order.
The first season was absolutely brilliant. My inner geek and I were pleased to find out that Altered Carbon season 2 will be coming our way in 2019. No official release date has been announced yet.
9. Star Trek: The Next Generation
Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk’s five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.
There are a whopping 7 seasons (184 episodes) of this show that you can watch. Yes, I know that this aired on television in the late 1980s, but it’s still good. It might take you a while to get into it, but you and your inner geek will thank me after you’ve watched all of it.
You’ll also see a whole bunch of actors who are famous now, but were not famous back then. The Big Bang Theory fans will get to see Will Wheaton in the role that made him famous.
10. Star Trek: Discovery
This brilliant science fiction show is available on CBS All Access in the USA, but in the rest of the world it’s available on Netflix.
Star Trek: Discovery is set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series. The show explores the war between the Federation and the Klingons and follows the crew of the USS Discovery.
I haven’t watched the whole of the first season yet, but I loved the 5 episodes that I watched. Your inner geek should be rejoicing because Season 2 is coming your way in 2019.
Well, there you have it, 10 shows that will unleash your inner geek.Which one of these shows are you looking forward to binging this holiday season? Leave a comment below and let me know. Feedback is always appreciated.
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