(STACKER) — There’s hardly ever a shortage of options when it comes to finding something new to watch on Netflix. The streaming service is constantly dropping new original content, be it films, documentaries or TV shows.
From a series narrated by former U.S. President Barack Obama about the world’s national parks to an engrossing true-crime documentary, there’s something for everyone. Read on for a quick list of five recent Netflix shows to binge-watch.
The Last Bus
This 10-episode sci-fi series follows a group of kids who join forces to help save humanity from frightful drones. The show begins with a school field trip that turns disastrous with the emergence of an army of drones supposedly designed to help clean the environment. In this Netflix pre-teen series, the group of students learn about themselves as they overcome dangerous situations while forming a bond with each other. “The Last Bus” is action-packed and sheds light on taking an eco-friendly stance.
Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star
“Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star” is a five-part true crime docuseries that examines the murder of South African soccer star Senzo Meyiwa. In 2014, while at his girlfriend’s house, Meyiwa, was fatally shot by intruders in what seemed to be a home invasion. The murder shocked many across the nation who wondered if it was a botched robbery or an assassination. The series seeks to investigate what truly happened that night, examining various witnesses and questioning who could be the possible suspects.
Our Great National Parks
“Our Great National Parks” is a five-episode nature docuseries narrated by former U.S. President Barack Obama. The series shows natural preserves all over the world, from Hawaii to Kenya to Indonesia. “Our Great National Parks” encourages viewers to explore and work together to help preserve these natural habitats so they can thrive. Viewers can expect to see various animal species in their native habitats in this educational, family-friendly series.
Anatomy of a Scandal
“Anatomy of a Scandal” draws inspiration from real-life political figures, following well-to-do Brits from their education at Oxford University to their high-profile careers in government. The six-part series follows Sophie Whitehouse (Sienna Miller) and her politician husband, James (Rupert Friend), whose lives are turned upside down when James admits to having an affair with one of the staffers, who then accuses him of raping her. With filming locations set mostly in London, viewers can expect to see scenes in the British countryside and at Oxford University.
Russian Doll: Season 2
In season two of “Russian Doll,” Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is approaching her 40th birthday and taking care of her aging godmother, Ruth (Elizabeth Ashley), who has myriad health issues. When Nadia boards a train, she realizes she has traveled back in time to 1982, before her own birth, where she takes on her own mother’s pregnant body. Through her journey, family secrets unravel as Nadia possesses the ability to see into both her mother and grandmother’s pasts. “Russian Doll” is mainly set in New York, but in season two, Nadia and her friend Alan (Charlie Barnett) also visit Budapest and East Berlin.