5 Netflix series to binge on in the New Year

5 Netflix series to binge on in the New Year

New year. New you. New seasons to watch on Netflix. Now that's something to look forward to in 2018


Dirk Gently takes a holistic approach to detecting and solving crime.
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The new year is almost upon us, hot on the heels of Christmas. While it is time to reflect on our lives, and decide on some positive resolutions for 2018, we can also take this chance to binge watch some of the new seasons of Netflix shows. Here are five of the best shows that have just been updated in the past month.


This live-action adaptation of Japanese manga and anime series Boku dake ga Inai Machi promises to have all of the mystery and tension of the originals. The plot revolves around Satoru, a man who has a mysterious ability to travel back in time during life-threatening moments in order to prevent them. When his mother is murdered, Satoru is sent back 18 years, when he was a kindergarten student, for a chance to prevent her death.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season 2

Dirk Gently is a character created by Douglas Adams, of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame. This series, much like Adams’ more famous work, features a surreal, science-fiction spin on a literary theme; in this case, the detective story. Season 2 was just released this month, making it perfect for bingeing come the New Year.


This show, starring Will & Grace’s Eric McCormack, is based on the concept of time travelling; instead of transporting people’s real bodies from the future into the past, these “travellers” take their consciousness and implant it directly into the brains of those living in that time period. This is done to stop something terrible from happening in the future. But things don’t go strictly according to plan.

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Kuroko’s Basketball

After The Prince of Tennis, there had been a serious lack of sports manga that went on to become a classic. Kuroko’s Basketball has emerged as a front-runner to be The Prince of Tennis’ successor. As with all successful manga, it has been adapted into an anime, which you can now watch on Netflix.

The Toys That Made Us

This series profiles all the iconic toys that have shaped Western culture, such as Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Barbie. Each episode examines the creators, and how they turned their designs into some of the biggest toy franchises in history. Stay tuned until episode 3 which features this writer’s favourite toy franchise, He-Man. Apart from focusing on the action figures, the series also highlights the big business of toys.

Edited by Nicole Moraleda

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