8 Netflix Shows You'll Love as Much as House of Cards
Just finished your favourite Netflix series and looking for another addictive one to fill the void—and your lazy Sunday afternoons? We got you. We’ve curated a list of Netflix’s finest TV shows that guarantee true viewing pleasure. Whether you enjoy the glamour of a period drama, or being confronted by a political thriller, there is something every TV aficionado will happily add to their short list. And if you need an excuse, it has been proven that watching Netflix together strengthens your relationship with your S.O.—pass us the remote. Scroll on—warning: Increased couch time unavoidable.
Synopsis: A drama about one of New York's most prestigious advertising agencies at the beginning of the 1960s. The series focuses on one of the firm's most mysterious, but extremely talented advertising executives, Donald Draper (Jon Hamm).
Why you’ll love it: The fascinating insight into New York’s glamourous New York City advertising industry in the 60s; Donald Draper’s undeniable charm; the endless inter-office scandal; and the all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, and January Jones.
Synopsis: When Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) impresses big lawyer, Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht), with his razor-sharp mind, a college dropout scores a coveted associated job, even though he has no legal credentials.
Why you’ll love it: If watching intelligent, handsome young men in tailored suits isn’t enough for you, then the drama of a NYC law firm complete with smart, powerful female characters (hello, Meghan Markle) should be.
Synopsis: A bipolar CIA operative (Claire Danes) becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.
Why you’ll love it: The brilliant award-wining performance by Danes and the compelling and complex story line based on the war on terror.
Synopsis: Alicia Florrick (Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies) has been a good wife to her husband (Chris Noth), a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars and she must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.
Why you’ll love it: Margulies independent, smart, and inspiring character who take a major set-back head on.
Synopsis: A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone), has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond “Red” Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
Why you’ll love it: If you like crime shows, you’ll love The Blacklist. Love an unexpected twist? You’ll be hooked on this thrilling series before it even begins.
Synopsis: A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
Why you’ll love it: While not only feeding our fascination with aristocrats, the exquisite fashions, breathtaking architecture, and Edwardian interiors are worth it even without the gripping storyline.
Synopsis: The world of the Vikings is brought to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history—a man on the edge of myth.
Why you’ll love it: This captivating look back into history stars one of our very own—Aussie beauty and model, Alyssa Sutherland.
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