Whether you love drama, crime or comedy, Netflix Singapore is buzzing with some of your favourite genres right now! Grab your takeout, popcorn and treats and start streaming some of the most iconic shows available. In no particular order, here are 17 of the most addictive TV shows to watch on Singapore Netflix right now.
1. Squid Game
This disturbing but clever new Korean drama series tells the story of a group of people who are plucked from society, as a result of their debt, and thrown into a prison-like camp to take part in survival games. The grand prize is $40 million and a chance to have a clean slate afterward. However, contestants must be tough and selfish in order to be the last one standing. Prepare for a lot of death, gore and graphic images. With many A-list Korean actors, you will not want to miss this one.
2. Sex Education
Season three has just been released. This sex comedy drama series follows a teenage boy, Otis (Asa Butterfield) with an embarrassing sex therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis, with help from a classmate, secretly and mistakenly sets up a sex therapy clinic at school in exchange for money which leads the storyline to follow. Indeed, the roll-off-the-couch-laughing type of humour you need this weekend.
3. The Chair
You can watch this brand new comedy drama series from August 20. It follows Emmy award-winning Killing Eve star Sandra Oh as Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim. Ji-Yoon has a new job as the first-ever woman Chair of the English department at Pembroke University. However, it comes with a unique set of challenges, especially the fact she is one of the few staff members of colour at the university. Definitely, one for your watch-list.
4. You Season 3
This American psychological thriller first hit screens back in 2018. For season three, you can expect ex New York bookstore manager, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), running from his murderous past, living in a Californian suburb with his new wife, Love (Victoria Pedretti) and newborn son. But Joe is unable to keep his toxic obsessions and infatuations at bay, and becomes interested in their next door neighbour. Get ready because you can binge-watch season three on October 15.
5. Money Heist
This crime-drama series is one of the most popular shows in the world right now. Set in Spain, watch as the criminal mastermind, The Professor (Alvaro Morte), plans a heist robbery on the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain. He enlists eight thieves, who have nothing to lose, to carry out his plans. Feel the tension through some epic performances by iconic Spanish actors. With plenty of plot twists and cliffhangers, you will be left on the edge of your seat. Indeed, you need to watch all five seasons on Netflix Singapore now.
Singaporeans are absolutely loving this animation Netflix show. If you didn’t know it was created by fellow Singaporean, Jacinth Tan Yi Tang. It follows a boy called Max, who meets a creature that is half shark and half dog, but it has a big heart. Max takes Sharkdog under his wing, and together they embark on crazy adventures. Full of comedy, it is a fantastic watch with kids or a family on Netflix Singapore.
Audiences around the world just can’t get enough of this newly released K-drama. It follows a charming but intoxicating flirtatious student who manages to seduce another student into a friends-with-benefits relationship. But things aren’t always art and roses, drama follows this relationship. Indeed, an excellent watch on Netflix Singapore right now.
8. Shadow And Bone
Game Of Thrones fans will adore this new Netflix fantasy series. Based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, the storyline follows a powerful young witch, Alina played by Jessie Mei Li, who is sought after because she reveals magical powers that may unite the world from darkness. Undoubtedly, one of the greatest new shows to watch in Singapore and across the globe.
This gripping drama series follows Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi), a New York City suburban wife and mother, who has the perfect little family. However, Billie was once wild child, and she pines for that freedom again after taking a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane. Of course, this sets the storyline to follow. With intense sex scenes like something from 50 Shades Of Grey, we hope you won’t get too uncomfortable. Indeed, the best newest Netflix binge-watch.
10. The Serpent
This iconic series is based on true events that took place in the 1970s along the Hippie Trail in South East Asia. Charles Sobhraj was a master murderer and con artist who posed as a gem dealer, committed an array of crimes, and preyed on innocent travellers, along with the help of his girlfriend. Tahar Rahim gives a breathtaking performance as Charles, who is eventually brought to justice. Certainly, the true crime series you cannot miss this month.
You need to see this French mystery crime series, which follows a professional thief, Assane Diop, played by Omar Sy. He is the only son of an immigrant from Senegal, who came to France for a better life. However, after the death of his father, Assane seeks revenge. This leads the way for an epic two seasons to follow. Indeed, one of the best Netflix shows to watch in Singapore.
12. Stranger Things
It feels like season three finished a long time ago, but the good news is that season four is on its way to Netflix this year. If you have been hiding under a rock and you have not heard of this American Sci-Fi series, it is time to start watching. It follows a group of kids who discover a supernatural purgatory, they call The Upsidedown, in their town after their friend disappears. Starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder and many more.
This binge-worthy series tells the untold story of famed American fashion designer, Roy Halston, played by Ewan McGregor. Watch as he rises through the ranks in a 1970s and 1980s New York using his name to build a fashion empire. Explore a world of epic wardrobes, sex, luxury, cost of fame, homosexuality and plenty more surprises. Though, Halston quickly starts losing control which is the prime focus of the story. Indeed, one of the most enlightening Netflix shows to watch this month.
14. The Queens Gambit
People are obsessed with this show across the globe. Set in the Cold War era, an orphanage chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a vision of beauty, struggles with an addiction to wanting to become the greatest chess player in the world. This series showcases feminism and empowerment in a usually male-dominant industry.
15. Sweet Tooth
This fantasy series is based on the comic by Jeff Lemire. It follows a boy named Gus, who is part deer and part human, in a post-apocalyptic world. He ventures on a quest to find his mother in a virus-plagued society, meeting other humans and animal-children hybrids along the way. Prepare to go on a Netflix binge because each episode will have you pinning for more. Eager watchers are already saying online that they are desperate for season two. This one will take you by surprise if fantasy isn’t your thing because you will enjoy it.
16. Ginny & Georgia
An awkward 15-year-old Ginny Miller (Antonia Gentry) and her 30-year-old free-spirited mother, Georgia Miller (Brianne Howey) yearn to settle down in New England, after years on the run. Though, Georgia’s past threatens any sort of possibility of a normal life. This treasured series showcases the complicated bond of mother-daughter relationships. Certainly, this is one of the most addictive TV shows on Netflix Singapore right now.
17. The Crown
Since 2016, The Crown has been portraying the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants. Season one begins with her life before her 1947 wedding to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and depicts events up to 1955. Expect an array of historical moments, from Winston Churchill as prime minister to Season four covering the Diana years. It showcases the brutally of politics and what it was like to be a strong woman in a 20th century man’s world. Indeed, one of the greatest Netflix shows to watch in Singapore today.