After the better part of a year of COVID isolation, most of us have exhausted the extensive library seraching for the best new Netflix series, but the great thing about streaming platforms is that they’re constantly adding new series. Like… every week.
So, on account of the fact that the weather is getting cold again and I plan on firmly planting my butt in front of the TV for the next 6-9 months until summer rolls back around, I thought I’d round up the best new Netflix series that have dropped recently.
Gather round, grab a snack and let’s take a gander at the most binge-worthy new shows on Netflix.
Note: We’ll be updating this story as new Netflix series get added to the library, so you might want to bookmark this page for reference next time you and your significant other can’t decide what to watch.
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Based on a gruesome and shocking true story set in the 1970s, evil killer and conman Charles Sobhraj targets young travellers exploring South Asia’s “hippie trail.” The Serpent follows Charles and his con-artist girlfriend Marie-Andree Leclerc as they pose as gem dealers while travelling across Thailand, Nepal and India committing a series of murders.
The eight-episode series follows Sobhraj’s wild crime spree that spanned across a year between 1975 and 1976.
IRL, Sobhraj was arrested and convicted of murder in 2003. To this day he remains in prison serving a life sentence for his involvement in a double homicide in 1975.
Ginny & Georgia:
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 10 episodes (1hr each) = 10hrs
Currently plonked firmly in the Top 10 in Netflix Australia’s trending page, Ginny & Georgia is an American dramedy series following the life of 15-year-old angsty teen Ginny and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother Georgia, who is really the child in this relationship.
The family finally settle down in New England in search of the typical all-American life that Georgia never had in her own childhood, but as you’d expect, not everything goes to plan when Georgia’s past comes back to haunt her.
I mean, take a quick squiz at the trailer and tell me this new Netflix series doesn’t sound like a feelsy, Gilmore Girls-esque show with a side of spicy scandal and a stoner mum.
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 10 episodes (45-60 minutes each) = Less than 10hrs
Based on the novel by the same name, Firefly Lane is a US drama series that follows the stories of two best friends (played by Katherine Heigl and Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke) through the good, the bad and the ugly parts of life. The show follows their lives from teenagers in the 1970s, right through to the struggles of being a 40-something-year-old woman in the early 2000s.
Honestly, the trailer alone was enough to give me chills. Not only does Firefly Lane focus on platonic soul mates as much as it does romantic interests, but it also does a damn good job of illustrating the many different ways that women can choose to live their lives and be happy in doing so.
Behind Her Eyes:
BINGE TIME: 1 limited series, 6 episodes (50 minutes each) = 5 hrs
Are your nails looking a little long? Well, you’re in luck because Netflix has blessed us with the release of Behind Her Eyes, a nail-biting, supernatural, psychological thriller that follows the story of Louise, a single mother who has an affair with her boss, then ends up becoming friends with his wife.
If the affair-turned-friendship wasn’t enough of a plot twist, the show also has a shocking final episode that left pretty much everyone wondering “what the absolute fuck was that?!”
I can’t say too much more without spoiling it, but it’s worth a watch if you’re a sicko who loves a psychological thriller. Or, if you’re a big giant baby like me who just wants to read about the plot twist, Vulture dissected the end of this new Netflix series here for your convenience.
Night Stalker – Hunt For A Serial Killer:
BINGE TIME: 1 limited series, 4 episodes (45 minutes each) = 3hrs
If, like me, thrillers give you the heebie-jeebies but true-crime feels like the perfect, soothing sound to fall asleep to, this one is for you. New Netflix series Night Stalker – Hunt For A Serial Killer does what it says on the tin, really.
The limited docuseries tells the story of how one of the world’s most notorious serial killers Richard Ramirez – aka The Night Stalker – was caught and brought to justice.
Detectives Gil Carrillo and Frank Salerno work tirelessly until (spoiler alert) Ramirez is brought to justice.
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 8 episodes (30 minutes each) = 4hrs
Love watching rich people do rich people things? Well, Bling Empire is the show for you. This series follows LA’s most wealthy Asian and Asian-American couples as they throw parties and live their glamourous yet dramatic lives.
Basically, it’s an LA Real Housewives but with a whole different cast if you’re a little sick of the same middle-aged women flipping tables and throwing glasses of sav blanc at each other.
It’s trashy reality TV but in the best possible way.
My advice? Grab yourself a fancy bottle of wine (aka the $20 bottle that’s slightly less awful than Gossips), sit down with a face mask on and laugh at the rich people being dramatic. You won’t regret it.
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 10 episodes (30 minutes each) = 5hrs.
Think of it as Paul Blart: Mall Cop but instead of being a mall cop he’s the crew chief of a NASCAR garage. That’s basically the premise of new Netflix series The Crew.
The Crew is one of Netflix’s latest TV comedy releases starring Kevin James, and like everything else he does, it’s an easy-watching sit-com that you can power out on a Sunday afternoon while nursing a nasty hangover.
Basically, when the racing team owner retires and has his millennial daughter take over the business, crew chief Kevin’s whole world is shaken up and it causes some reaaaal chaos.
It sits at a measly 38% on Rotten Tomatoes but do you know what? I think it’s a typical so-bad-its-good show and deserves a mention anyway. It probably won’t be your favourite show but if you’re reading this story, you need something to watch, and this is the perfect show to mindlessly watch when you want to sink into the butt-groove on your couch and eat a whole tub of Ben & Jerry’s.
Crime Scene: Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel:
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 4 episodes (1hr each) = 4hrs
It truly is a good time to be a true crime fan because Netflix has also blessed us with Crime Scene: Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel, a 4-part docuseries about the Cecil hotel and the strange death of Elisa Lam.
This is a true-crime case that most crime fans are well aware of, but the doco dives deeper into the story of the hotel and all of the other spooky shit that went down before Elisa’s death.
It’s the perfect docuseries to watch over a cold weekend when you can’t be bothered going out, but it’s pretty spooky so – if you’re a baby like me – you might want to watch with a friend. (But if you DO like scary shit, check out our guide to the best horror movies on Netflix right HERE.)
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 6 episodes (30 minutes each) = 3 hrs
Whether you have a dog and don’t know how to train it, or just really bloody love shows about dogs, Netflix’s Canine Intervention is the new show for you.
Cali K9’s Jas Leverette works with a number of dogs and dog owners to help train them and get them acting like the good boys they are. Each episode focuses on one dog and one specific problem such as aggression and dominant behaviour, so you can “aww” at cute puppies *and* learn a thing or two about training your own pooch.
Oh, and did I mention the first episode is about a 3-legged pit bull named Lady Macbeth??? I mean, what more could you possibly want?!
BINGE TIME: 2 seasons, 10 episodes each (30 minutes each) – 10hrs total, 5hrs per season
If you told me a month ago that I’d be addicted to a show about Canadian glass blowing, I would’ve told you to blow yourself, but here I am. Introducing: Blown Away.
Technically this isn’t a new Netflix series, but Season 2 just premiered so we’re adding it to the list for good measure.
This reality TV show is like America’s Next Top Model but for glass blowing… and it’s in Canada. So… Canada’s Next Top Blower?
Fans on social media are already raving about this show and for good reason. It’s like Project Runway but way more thrilling and dangerous (hot glass is kinda terrifying, IMO). And watching the glass melt and get shaped? That’s ASMR, baby.
The Lost Pirate Kingdom:
COMING: MONDAY 15 MARCH
Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean but real life. Sure, you don’t get to perv on Orlando Bloom, but you *do* get to watch the reenactment of real-life pirate stuff in the spicy new Netflix series The Lost Pirate Kingdom.
Obviously, we don’t know much about this one just yet, but if the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to yeet me deep back into my obsession with Pirates of the Caribbean and I am not mad about it.
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 6 episodes (45 minutes each) = 4.5hrs
Lupin is a French mystery thriller that follows the adventurous life of thief Assane Diop, the only child of an immigrant who moved to France in search of a better life for his family. However, after Assane’s father is framed for the robbery of an expensive diamond necklace and takes his own life in prison, Assane seeks revenge.
Inspired by the book about thief Arsene Lupin – which was given to him by his late father – Assane uses his skills in thievery and his charming personality to expose the people who framed his father.
This new Netflix series is one you’re going to want to binge ASAP because it just got renewed for a second season, which means there will be plenty more mystery tea to indulge in.
Marriage Or Mortgage:
BINGE TIME: 1 season, 10 episodes (30 minutes each) = 5hrs
Whether you’re planning a wedding or you’re deathly single and want to feel better about the fact that nobody wants to marry you, I reckon Marriage or Mortgage is for you.
It does what it says on the tin, really. Weddings are expensive, which begs the question: would this money be better spent on a house deposit?
This new Netflix series is basically Million Dollar Listing meets Say Yes To The Dress, with a wedding planner and a real estate agent battling it out as couples are forced to choose between a dream wedding and a dream home that fits within their own budget.
There ya go, a bunch of new Netflix series to sink your teeth into. If you’d rather a movie, check out our roundup right HERE.