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The Best Netflix TV Shows To Watch In 2024

The streaming platform has a number of binge-worthy original series
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Netflix may be known for their incredible lineup of movies, but the streaming platform’s array of television shows makes its subscription worth every cent. 

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Whilst the streaming platform boasts an incredible catalogue of nostalgic series from our childhood, it’s their ground-breaking original shows that set Netflix apart from their streaming counterparts. 

But, with hundreds of shows both new and old, comes the long-standing question of what to watch. Which is why WHO have rounded up the best Netflix original shows to watch right now in Australia.

Best Shows to Watch on Netflix in 2024

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One Day 

One Day, a new British television series, adapted from David Nicholls’ novel and film, follows Emma (Ambika Mod) and Dexter (Leo Woodall), who meet on the night of their graduation in 1988, knowing they must part ways the next day. Despite only one day together, their connection persists over the years, with snapshots of their evolving relationship revealed on July 15th of each year. As they navigate life’s challenges, their bond forces them to confront the complexities of love and destiny.

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Griselda 

Griselda is an American biographical crime drama miniseries, directed by Andrés Baiz and starring Sofía Vergara as the notorious Colombian drug lord, Griselda Blanco. Premiering on Netflix in 2024, the series chronicles Blanco’s ruthless ascent in the Miami drug underworld, marked by paranoia, betrayal, and tragic consequences, leading to her eventual imprisonment and the loss of her children. Vergara’s compelling portrayal garnered critical acclaim, propelling the series to the top of Netflix’s Global Weekly Top 10 TV charts. Through Blanco’s story, Griselda serves as a cautionary narrative on the destructive pursuit of power in the criminal world.

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Heartbreak High 

Heartbreak High, a Netflix original series developed by Hannah Carroll Chapman, serves as a contemporary revival of the 1994 Australian classic aired on Network Ten. Following the lives of Hartley High’s students and faculty, the show delves into the complexities of racial tensions, teenage relationships, and the myriad challenges of adolescence in Australia. Premiering on September 14, 2022, the series quickly garnered acclaim, prompting a renewal for a second season slated to debut on April 11, 2024.

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Wednesday 

Wednesday is an American supernatural comedy horror series, inspired by the beloved character Wednesday Addams. Starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, supported by a cast including Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci, the show revolves around Wednesday’s quest to unravel a murder mystery at her new school, Nevermore Academy. Directed by Tim Burton for four episodes of its first season, the series premiered on November 16, 2022, on Netflix, receiving critical acclaim for Ortega’s portrayal and quickly becoming a hit, leading to a Golden Globe nomination and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Sex Education 

Sex Education, a Netflix original series created by Laurie Nunn, is a British teen sex comedy drama that revolves around the lives of teenagers and adults in the fictional town of Moordale. As they navigate through personal dilemmas, particularly those tied to sexual intimacy, the ensemble cast, featuring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, and Ncuti Gatwa, delivers a captivating exploration of relationships, identity, and growing up.

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Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders, a British period crime drama series created by Steven Knight, unfolds in post-World War I Birmingham, chronicling the endeavours of the Peaky Blinders crime gang. Led by Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, the ensemble cast, including Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, and Sophie Rundle, portrays the gang’s senior members amidst a backdrop of political intrigue and underworld dealings. With its rich historical setting and gripping storytelling, the series captivated audiences since its premiere on BBC Two in September 2013, later transitioning to BBC One for its final seasons. Acclaimed internationally, “Peaky Blinders” found a global audience through Netflix, which secured the rights for distribution. Following its sixth season in 2022, the series concluded, with plans for a spin-off film.

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Outer Banks 

Outer Banks, an action-adventure mystery teen drama series debuted on Netflix in April 2020. Set in a community in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the show centres around two rival groups of teenagers on a quest to uncover a long-lost treasure. Amidst a backdrop of social divides between the affluent “Kooks” and the working-class “Pogues,” the series follows the Pogue teenagers as they navigate through challenges of love, friendship, and danger while unravelling the mystery surrounding the disappearance of their ringleader’s father and a legendary treasure. A fourth season is slated to continue the thrilling saga.

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Boy Swallows Universe 

Boy Swallows Universe is an Australian coming-of-age limited series on Netflix, adapted from Trent Dalton’s semi-autobiographical novel. The series follows Eli Bell, a working-class youth in Brisbane, as he navigates the city’s underworld to protect his mother from peril. With its gripping storyline and exploration of themes like resilience and family bonds, Boy Swallows Universe showcases a raw portrayal of adolescence and urban life.

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Bridgerton 

Bridgerton, a historical fiction-romance series is based on Julia Quinn’s book series and marks Shondaland’s debut scripted show for the streaming platform. Set in Regency-era London’s competitive social scene of the early 1800s, the series centres on the Bridgerton family and their entanglements during the prestigious social season. With its opulent settings and intricate romantic intrigues, the show has garnered widespread acclaim since its debut on December 25, 2020. Following a highly successful second season the third season is set to premiere in May and June 2024.

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