It’s like we’re living in our very own Netflix show with the Covid-19 pandemic having taken over the world for most of the year. Stuck in lockdown, is it safe to go out? No. So you’ve binged every Netflix show. But have you? We take a look at our top 5 Netflix programmes well worth a watch if they somehow slipped through your Netflix radar…


The first Netflix show (movie) to make our list is not only trending, but is number 1 in the “Top 10 in the UK Today” list, right now. It’s got some huge names including Jessica Chastain who plays a ex-addict-turned-assassin (with a heart) and Colin Farrell and John Malkovich, who are all part of a black ops organisation. But let’s just say that not all of the black ops members see eye-to-eye. It’s an action-packed thriller with excellent scenes, superb acting and a grabbing storyline. A few scenes in our opinion are unnecessarily far-fetched and let the movie down a little bit, but it’s still a solid film well worth a watch, and easy to see why it’s trending in the top spot right now.

My Octopus Teacher

If you haven’t seen this, we recommend that you binge it… right now! Yes, right now! You’ll love it so much you’ll come back to this article to read our other solid Netflix show recommendations. It’s powerful, beautiful, emotional, educational and inspirational. A perfect binge.

To The Lake

It wouldn’t be right whilst in the middle of a pandemic not to include some kind of apocalyptic, end of civilisation zombie series. This typical themed script, has a not so typical storyline in this series, with many shocking twists and turns that will leave you at the edge of your seat scared and wanting more. Faced with a terrifying and deadly virus a group of “friends” risk their lives to escape the horror and fight for survival. This is a Russian production with English audio voiceovers, but don’t let that put you off – a great watch and we are eagerly awaiting series two…

Calm with Horses

There’s just something about Irish movies we love and this film is no exception. A unique and violent movie with lots of surprises and shocks, which grab you from the moment you start watching! Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong tries to be a good father but life keeps throwing him distractions and he finds himself becoming the man that “sorts things out” for the local drug dealing family. Hard hitting, shocking with superb acting, this gritty drama is certainly a stand-out movie.

Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons

Raphael Rowe was sentenced to life in prison for crimes he didn’t commit. After fighting for his innocence, his conviction was overturned and he was released as a free man having spent 12 years behind bars in Britain’s toughest prisons. Now a presenter for Netflix, Raphael Rowe travels the world, and goes into the world’s toughest prisons, speaking to prisoners and prison guards about their experiences. Coming face to face with serial killers, and rapists, Rowe asks the questions we’d be too afraid to ask. This show really opens your eyes to the different way’s prisons run, who runs them and how truly shocking the living conditions are in prisons around the world – Rowe travels from prison-to-prison, exposing the truth. Already 4 seasons in, a 5th series is to be released in 2021 and we can’t wait!

Watch our exclusive interview with Raphael Rowe here: