Are you still spending a lot of time in your house? Maybe the kids have gone back to school and you are looking for something to watch while they are away. Some of these top Netflix shows are even good options if you are looking to watch something with the kids.
These top 10 Netflix shows are an excellent way to pass the time!
This urban fantasy television series is based on a DC Comics character from the comic book series ‘The Sandman.’ The show, which originally aired on January 25, 2016, is about, well, you guessed it, Lucifer!
In this tale, the devil gets bored being the leader of hell and abandons his throne to go to Los Angeles. He opens a nightclub called ‘LUX,’ and is having a grand time devoting his attention to women, wine, and music. That is until someone commits a murder outside his posh nightclub — so much for the city of angels.
The incident rekindles emotions that Lucifer hasn’t felt in forever; things like empathy and understanding. The lead detective on the case, a beautiful woman named Chloe, seems to have a natural goodness to her, which intrigues the devil. Lucifer questions whether his soul is really damned. The show was recently picked up for a sixth and final season.
#2 Project Power
If you don’t have time for a full series, then the second most popular thing on Netflix might be just what you need. Project Power is an action and adventure film starring Jamie Foxx, set in New Orleans in the near future.
It seems someone has created a pill that grants users temporary superpowers. The user will have unpredictable, yet superhuman powers for five minutes. It is up to an ex-soldier, a cop, and a teenager to figure out who is behind the dangerous drug.
The hunt is on, but will this unlikely trio figure out what is going on? This is the perfect movie if you are craving a little more dystopian reality in your life.
#3 The Sleep Over
This new movie is rated PG and seems like one the family could all watch together; as a matter of fact, I think we might just watch it for our last movie night before school starts tomorrow! I could see my middle schooler enjoying this one.
It turns out that there is more to Kevin and Clancy’s mom than meets the eye. Kidnappers force her into a dangerous situation, and the kids launch an overnight mission to help rescue her — complete with spy gadgets!
#4 Drunk Parents
From 2019, this movie is rated R, so it may not be the best choice for family movie night, but it might be the perfect thing for after the kids go to sleep! It is a star-studded film with actors like Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, and Jim Gaffigan.
The comedy illustrates just how far two parents will go to keep their financial difficulties from their daughter and her friends. They concoct their plan over one too many drinks, so I’m sure it is hilarious!
#5 The Legend of Korra
This series is not airing any new episodes, as it ran on Nickelodeon from April 2012 to December 2014. Some inhabitants of the fictional universe where Korra lives can ‘bend’ the elements of air, water, earth, and fire. There is only one person who can bend all four elements, and that person is “The Avatar.”
The award-winning anime series is a spin-off of the show “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” It addresses sociopolitical issues such as terrorism and unrest. It also pushes the established boundaries concerning race, gender, and sexual orientation.
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#6 The Umbrella Academy
This fantasy series is also based on a comic book series written by Gerard Way. This story has a unique premise: 43 women in 1989 gave birth at the same time, even though none of them had shown any signs of being pregnant the day before.
Billionaire Reginald Hargreaves adopts 7 of them who have superpowers, turning them into a team he dubs ‘The Umbrella Academy.’ Their adopted mother, who is a robot, eventually gives the children names. Six kids fight crime, but the 7th appears to have no powers and is usually isolated from the other kids.
The series would originally be a movie. However, it was scrapped in 2015 in favor of producing it as a TV show. The second season of the show just aired on July 31 and has received positive reviews.
#7 High Score
This is a limited docuseries that follows the history of classic video games. It begins with arcade and home video games from the early 70s and late 80s. Interviews include the creator of Pac-Man! It then moves on to cover the Nintendo era. The series discusses RPGs, the Sega and Nintendo battle, and the creation of fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Combat.
As a child of the 80s and 90s video game era, this looks like an exciting series! A little nerdy and geeky, but hey, that is who we are at my house. My husband still plays Street Fighter II on his PC emulator, and we had to get the new Final Fantasy remake when it came out. I don’t know why we haven’t watched this yet.
#8 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
I don’t know how I haven’t seen this one either! I used to love Rocky and Bullwinkle! Mr. Peabody first made his appearance during the 1960s cartoon during Peabody’s Improbable History segments.
This movie is a Dreamworks film from 2014 featuring Mr. Peabody, an anthropomorphic dog. He lives in a penthouse in New York with his adopted human son, Sherman. Together they travel through history learning about historical events, using the WABAC (way back) machine.
This one is not kid-approved, but if you like adult animation comedies, this is right up your alley! It is kind of an underdog story, as the basketball team is terrible, and the coach thinks he can turn them around.
He is foul-mouthed and terrible, with purely selfish intentions. The show doesn’t have great reviews, but many people like to watch it. The season just aired on August 21 with a ten-episode run.
#10 Rust Valley Restorers
This series has aired for three seasons and follows auto collector Mike Hall. Together with his son Connor, and friend Avery Shoaf, the trio finds retro cars and repairs and restores them.
The show takes place in ‘Rust Valley,’ a collectible car community in the foothills of British Columbia. There are old, rusty cars for miles; the perfect place for the group to use their expert skills and turn a nice profit.
Which of these top Netflix shows is your favorite?
What do you think? Do you want to give any of these Netflix shows a shot? Have you seen some, or maybe all of them already? Let us know in the comment section below which ones you have seen and would recommend. If some were just awful, let us know that too!