Netflix n’ Chill With These Originals This Season
By Rianna de Bono-Smith
For some Autumn is the most magical time of year.
The trees turn, brightly coloured, school supplies decorate the shelves of stores across, sugary Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes make their triumphant return, and people start to give serious consideration to their impending Halloween costume plans.
Even while Disney is permanently changes our media landscape, for better or worse, Netflix still has a few new offerings to provide.
Drama, comedy, documentaries – it’s all here, and it’s all bingeable . . . so stop window shopping for stationery and forget about the beauty around you; turn on, tune in and binge watch.
We’ve compiled all the very best Netflix Original TV shows available to binge during autumn on Netflix so you really don’t have to go out if you don’t want to.
Check out these totally binge-worthy 35 Netflix Originals:
Archibald’s Next Big Thing (2019)
Based on a children’s book, this animated family series focuses on Archibald the chicken and the crazy adventures he goes on. It will be an instant favourite for you and your children. Enjoy this Netflix original.
Elite S2 (2018 – )
After the events of Season 1, we’re greeted by another compelling mystery and new characters. We hope this second season will keep us as intrigued as the first.
Hip-Hop Evolution S3 (2016 – )
A show highlighting the beginning of hip-hop and how it has evolved into what it is today. Featuring interviews from artists and legendary MCs while visiting iconic landmarks and neighbourhoods.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father S3 (2017 – )
British comedian Jack Whitehall hits the road again with his father and we’re in for another uproarious season. Two generations embarking on the same wild adventure can only cause hilarious results.
The Spy (2019 – )
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, this Netflix dramatic series focuses on the life of Israeli spy Eli Cohen as he goes deep undercover inside Syria.
Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019)
This comedy special features witty Bill Burr discussing the world around us all while making us howl with laughter. Thanks Netflix.
Terrace House: Tokyo (2019 – 2020)
Six strangers, all sharing the same house and all looking for love in the most superficial yet addictive melodrama you can imagine.
This documentary follows the heartbreaking story of a family trying to heal from the death of a brother as they set out across the UK in an attempt to help themselves and heal their hearts.
The I-Land (2019 – )
A group of people wake up on a mysterious island with no memory. The world around them is not what it seems and they have to do whatever it takes to survive.
The Mind, Explained (2019 – )
Narrated by Emma Stone, this series focuses on the mind and everything that goes on inside, exploring how the magnificent organ works and what exactly makes us tick.
Considering the incomplete state of mainstream physics and neuroscience, you’ll want to take any conclusions with a grain of salt, however.
The Chef Show Volume 2 (2019 – )
Collaborating with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Chef Roy Choi and Jon Favreau reunite after the release of Chef (2014) to travel, cook, and experience different cultures and flavors. Good job Netflix.
The Ranch Part 7 (2016 – )
Ashton Kutcher stars in this sitcom following the story of a man returning home from a football career to help run the family ranching business.
Unbelievable (2019 – )
A true story about a girl who is accused of lying about her rape and how two female detectives go on a mission to uncover the truth about what really happened.
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea (2019)
Chelsea Handler brings us a documentary exploring “white privilege” and what exactly that means in today’s world – but also what it means for those who don’t fit under the criterion.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato (2016)
A sudden rise in undead monsters threatens mankind’s very existence. The only way to rid the world of these monsters is to pierce them through the heart.
Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison (2019)
Paying homage to Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”, this documentary pays tribute to Cash’s concert in 1968 with the attempt in raising awareness of its shifting population.
The Last Kids on Earth (2019 – )
Animated family series. A monster apocalypse leaves Jack and a group of his friends in a tree house, fighting off zombies and adapting to the aftermath of the apocalypse. Don’t you hate when that happens?
A police interrogation series set in a variety of locations, one of which is the UK and stars David Tennant. Each episode takes place somewhere different and features a cat-and-mouse chase between the officers and the criminal.
Disenchantment: Part 2 (2018 – )
Matt Groening is back to his comedic stylings with a medieval flair. Princess Tiabeanie “Bean” is a drunk and a rule-breaker, her friends the demon Luci and Elfo the elf.
With the events of the last season still breaking hearts, this season promises to be as exciting and dangerous as ever.
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019)
Bill Gates, the mastermind behind Microsoft: this documentary purports to show us exactly how someone of his calibre thinks, along with his apparent mission to solve the world’s most complex questions.
Not sure we’re buying it, Bill. See you on the flipside aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s plane.
Fastest Car S2 (2018 – )
When supercars and sleeper cars go head to head – sounds like a recipe for disaster. Aptly named Fastest Car’s drag races will have you on the edge of your seat and rooting for the underdogs.
The Hockey Girls/Les de l’hoquei (2019 – )
A team of seven young roller hockey players and their new coach tackle life outside of hockey and fight to save the female section of Club Pati Minerva.
Team Kaylie (2019 – )
Teen celebrity Kaylie must now embark on a new adventure: a court-ordered middle school wilderness club. Swapping glamour for the wild? Classic fish out of water scenario in our opinion.
Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself (2019)
Jeff Dunham returns to Netflix with his comedic stylings featuring much-loved characters Walter, Peanut, José Jalapeño, and Achmed. Hitting the stage for a comedy special filmed in Dallas.
On both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, birdwatchers are on a mission to protect and preserve some of the world’s most beautiful species of bird.
Abstract: The Art of Design S2 (2017 – )
A look into some of the world’s greatest contemporary designers and how they interpret the world around us.
El Recluso (2018 – )
The hunt for an American politician’s daughter leads an American special ops officer to infiltrate one of Mexico’s toughest prisons.
Glitch S3 (2015 – )
When you wake up in a cemetery with no recollection of how you died, six people go on a mission to see how and why they ended up where they did.
Explained S2 (2018 – )
Docuseries Explained explores current events and big questions being asked today that remained unanswered.
Bard of Blood (2019 – )
An excommunicated spy, an analyst, and sleeper agent all go on a covert mission when four Indian spies are captured.
Dragons: Rescue Riders (2019 – )
Another series from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, a fun family animation. Twins Dak and Leyla spend their days rescuing dragons in their small town.
El Marginal S3 (2016 – )
A man is sent on a mission to find a kidnapper all due to a favor being owed. Once he is in the prison, it’s every man for himself and he must do whatever it takes to survive and pay his debts.
The Politician (2019 – )
Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Lange are among the cast for yet another Ryan Murphy show.
Focused on becoming President of the United States, Payton must navigate the treacherous halls of high school. No spoilers; all we’ll say is maybe Ryan needs to pull back his production schedule and go back to basics a bit.
Skylines (2019 – )
After a wild night out, Terry discovers he’s only one of the few people left on earth. With no clue why or how, he’s on a mission to discover exactly that.
Mo Gilligan: Momentum (2019)
Comedian Mo Gilligan returns to the stage with hilarious sharp humour featuring tales from his humble beginnings and his life leading up to the present day.
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What are you planning on binge-watching on Netflix this month?