Blogzine’s Netflix guide part II


Since our previous Netflix guide was such a massive success, and it’s still not clear when our daily lives will return to normal, we have listed our new favorite ones. So keep your Netflix and popcorn at hand, as you’re sure to want to binge-watch at the end of this article.

 “I need to stop” I whispered to myself as I clicked “Next Episode”.

Our top favorites

First of all, we’d like to highlight the series La Casa de Papel, The circle and Élite, both Joke and Stephanie started watching after reading the previous Blogzine Netflix guide. And like the rest of the team they are very enthusiastic about them.

“I finally started watching La Casa de Papel, and I’m obsessed!” – Joke

“Thanks to the latest Netflix Guide on Blogzine, I had a whole list of series to binge-watch. I immediately started watching Élite and then started with ‘La casa de Papel.’ I had never watched them before, so I was thrilled. My husband and I were addicted to both series. In the beginning, it took some getting used to the new language. We are so used to English. But we got used to it very quickly.” – Stephanie 

“The circle is super fun to watch. It makes you think about the current social situation we live in right now. I mean, you never know who you’re talking to over the internet.” – Joke

Thriller drama serie Kalifat

After Stephanie got a taste for foreign language series, she began watching the Swedish thriller drama series Kalifat.

“Kalifat is an intense series about the life of IS fighters in Raqqa. The series tells the story from different points of view. The wife of an IS warrior who wants to flee, the warrior himself who realizes that he is in the wrong, the traveler who trains young people to become warriors and causes girls to convert, and the adolescent girls that get lured into the IS mentality. Especially the end was a real shock for us. Highly recommended!” – Stephanie


Humorous series

If you would rather watch a more humorous series in this period, then Nasrien recommends How I Met Your Mother. And the fact that she is a bigger fan of this series than of Friends does raise some curiosity.

“I am undoubtedly at least 14 years late, but I have finally discovered ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ I hardly dare say it, but I am more of a fan of this series than of Friends. I’m not someone who laughs out loud when I find something funny on television, but with this series, I have. I’m a big fan of Robin and Ted in particular. They’re kind of my spirit animal. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to do it! If you’ve seen it, go and look at it again!” – Nasrien 

Comedy and drama show

Another show to put on your list is On my block. This comedy-drama takes place in South Central LA and follows the lives of the four inseparable friends Monse, Cesar, Jamal, and Ruby. 

“Although they live in a neighborhood with a lot of violence and crime, it never really gets dark thanks to the at times absurd humor in combination with the crazy adventures that they go through. The focus lies mainly on their friendship and the cute love story between Monse and Cesar, but sometimes you get a glimpse of the hard reality they live in, and things get emotional. However, characters like Yasmine and Ruby’s grandmother make sure you never really stop smiling while watching this show. I binge-watched all three seasons, and I am impatiently waiting for season 4!” – Suryani

The Spanish drama serie “Toy Boy”

Another foreign-language favorite is Toy Boy, a Spanish drama series about a stripper who wants to prove his innocence because he was put in jail for a crime seven years ago.

“I loved the storyline in this series. And of course, the man candy was a pleasure to watch as well. The only thing that bothered me was the terrible voice over. “- Joke


The story of the orphan girl

If you want to go back in time, Anne with an E. is the ideal way, according to Julie. Because of the beautiful costumes and landscapes, you immediately forget that it is 2020.

“At first, I was a bit skeptical about this series. My mother had already told me a lot about the old version. One way or another, this series was very similar to the old one but also new and fresh. As the episodes followed and I got deeper and deeper into the story of the orphan girl Anne who was adopted by the Cuthberts siblings. The best thing about the series In my opinion was that Anne was way ahead of her time compared to the others since she was trying to lay the foundation for women’s equality. I just finished watching the series for a third time because I keep discovering new things each time I watch it.” – Julie

Interior & design

For the interior lovers among us, we have chosen for the reality contest series The interior designer masters where designers compete to win a life-changing design contract.

“I’m a HUGE home decoration fan. If I weren’t a make-up artist, I would love to be an architect. I looked if this was possible in evening classes or something like that, but unfortunately, it’s not possible.” – Joke

Drama and war movie

Last but not least, we end with the drama-war film Unbroken, based on the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. 

“Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie, is based on a true story that grabs you by the throat. It’s about a former American Olympian with Italian roots who has been a prisoner of war in Japan for more than two years. I highly recommend this movie if you want to see a classic in the making. And of course, I won’t spoil anything. Also, our Angelina is very talented behind the scenes.” – Nasrien

We hope we’ve been able to give you some inspiration to get through the coming period. We would love to hear your opinion about our favorites. 

This article has been written by @JULIE ROSSEEL

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