The best Netflix TV shows available right now (April 2019) 1 year ago

The best Netflix TV shows available right now (April 2019)

Stuck for something to watch? Here are some of the best Netflix TV shows as of April 2019...

It has become a cliché but it is no less true - finding something to watch on Netflix in a pinch can take as long as watching the thing itself.

You need to go in with a game plan. It's a jungle out there.

So let's get to it - here are the best TV shows on Netflix as of April 2019...

Bodyguard (IMDB rating: 8.2/10)

Netflix synopsis: After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a main proponent of the very conflict he fought in.

JOE verdict: One of the most talked-about shows of 2018, Bodyguard is a masterclass of dramatic tension.

Having vacated Game of Thrones in famously messy fashion, Richard Madden finally realises his potential with an impressively multi-layered performance.

Santa Clarita Diet (IMDB rating: 7.8/10)

Netflix synopsis: Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

JOE verdict: All about chemistry, this one.

The surprisingly dark and bloody Netflix Original pairs Drew Barrymore with Deadwood and Justified man Timothy Olyphant who are clearly having a ball hamming it up in a short, breezy, and gory affair.

Russian Doll (IMDB rating: 8/10)

Netflix synopsis: Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party. She's trapped in a surreal time loop - and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.

JOE verdict: Russian Doll just might be the streaming giant's masterpiece, according to our own Rory Cashin. Read why here.

Our Planet (IMDB rating: 9.7/10)

Netflix synopsis: Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.

JOE verdict: As you might imagine from a nature show endorsed by David Attenborough, this is truly essential television.

Queer Eye (IMDB rating: 8.5/10)

Netflix synopsis: The 'Fab Five' serve up hip tips, emotionally charged makeovers, and heartfelt reveals that bring out all the feels.

JOE verdict: The kind of relentlessly wholesome TV that can make you proud to be a man in an era of self-loathing.

Better Call Saul (IMDB rating: 8.7/10)

Netflix synopsis: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

JOE verdict: Sacrilege to some, but when all is said and done, Better Call Saul may well be looked back on as being better than Breaking Bad. Don't @ me.

The Staircase (IMDB rating: 8/10)

Netflix synopsis: Following his wife's suspicious death, American novelist Michael Peterson speaks about his version of the events while lawyers and expert witnesses prepare for the trial.

JOE verdict: True crime is all the rage right now, and The Staircase is widely regarded as a classic of the genre.

Chef's Table (IMDB rating: 8.6/10)

Netflix synopsis: In this Emmy-nominated series, meet culinary stars around the world who are redefining gourmet food with innovative dishes and tantalising desserts.

JOE verdict: Finger-lickin' good.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (IMDB rating: 8.4/10)

Netflix synopsis: Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer.

JOE verdict: One of the most pleasing binges on all of Netflix.

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