Netflix has been active in South Africa since 2016. And it’s becoming more popular by the minute! People are realising how handy the live streaming service is. You can easily access your favourite series and movies with just a good internet connection and laptop, smartphone or tablet.
The selection of shows continually change, bringing you fresh content almost every day. There are a few shows that are firm favourites and that will stick around for quite a while. To see what’s new, click on the Recently Added menu. Another fun feature of the subscription service, is that it will suggest shows you might like, based on the ones you’ve previously watched.
Top 5 Best Series on Netflix
Some series are timeless, they aired years ago but they still have a loyal following. Then there’s new shows that have the potential to become timeless. Here’s a few that we think you should watch.
1994–2004 | Seasons 1 to 10 available
Follow the lives of six 20 to 30-something friends living in New York, Manhattan. The show follows their personal and professional lives, through all the ups and downs that life throws at them.
To quote Monica “Welcome to the real world. It sucks, you’re gonna love it”
2011 till present | Seasons 1 to 6 available
Mike Ross is a brilliant college dropout. His life takes an interesting twist after a drug deal gone bad. Without any legal credentials he manages to secure a job with Harvey Specter, one of the best lawyers in New York City. Mike impresses the big shot lawyer with his razor-sharp mind and goes from college dropout to associate lawyer.
#3 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013 till present | Season 1 to 4 available
Jake Peralta is a talented N.Y.P.D. detective, but he is a little immature. Working at Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct he must learn how to be a team player who follows the rules when a new captain comes on board. Captain Ray Holt is serious and stern, and Jake’s streak of immaturity oftentimes causes conflict with the new commanding officer
2018 to present | Season 1 available
A Netflix original. Patty is a bullied teenager who chooses an interesting revenge method. Beauty pageants. She seeks help from Bob, a civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach.
The vengeful teenager and disgraced, dissatisfied coach make an odd team. Soon Bob realises he is in way over his head with his quirky new client. He has no idea what he is about to unleash on the world…
#5 Gossip Girl
2007-2012 | Seasons 1 to 6 available
Another oldie but goodie. It offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of hyperprivileged teens, who call the Upper East Side of New York home. The Manhattan private-school kids seem untouchable, able to get away with everything. But an anonymous blogger is keeping an eye on them, watching every little move they make.
The ruthless blogger is on a mission. And no stone goes unturned to expose the secrets they try to hide so carefully.
Interesting Facts About Netflix
The streaming subscription service idea dates back to 1997. The Netflix CEO was charged a $40 fine for returning his VHS copy of Apollo 13 late.
What you need to know about the Mighty Netflix.
- Netflix is older than Google, established in 1997. And Google started in 1998.
- Blockbuster could have bought Netflix for $50 million in 2000. The now almost-extinct video rental company wasn’t interested. Today, Netflix is worth $20 billion.
- The total yearly revenue is estimated at roughly $6 billion.
- Currently you can subscribe to Netflix in close to 50 countries.
- Worldwide the series Breaking Bad is the most watched Netflix show
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