Smartphones are good for more than just snapping selfies or playing Betway online betgames – they are the gateway through which you can access a world of serialized content online. It’s hard to name them – the traditional term would be “TV series” but you don’t have to watch them on TV anymore (although it doesn’t hurt). There are many streaming services today that push tons of great content our way, making it hard to decide what to binge on. To make it easier for you to choose, here are three great ones you’ll probably love.
Black Mirror (Netflix)
The title of the series is a metaphor for the screens we carry around all day and gives away the purpose of the series: to warn us of our over-reliance on technology. Black Mirror is an anthology series, each episode telling a different story about how all of our smart devices and the media can ruin our lives. The ideas in its episodes are radical or hilarious, funny or chilling, sometimes outright horrifying. The series is bold and breaks quite a few taboos. It is a must-see for everyone who likes the dystopian genre.
The fifth season of Black Mirror was recently released by Netflix, with three brand new episodes to watch.
Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are two masters of fantasy who tell wonderful stories with a deeper meaning than it seems. Their novel “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch” was released in 1990 to great success – and now, almost three decades later, it was finally adapted to the screen. The six-episode series released on Amazon Prime Video is a wonderful story about the most unlikely friendship imaginable, that of the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant) who both do their part in bringing on (especially Crowley) and stopping the Apocalypse. The entire apocalyptic story feels like a backdrop for the two characters’ friendship that spans across millennia. It is a wonderful, lovable story that may lack “rolling on the floor laughing” moments but has enough humor, horror, and action to keep you glued to the screen.
Chernobyl (HBO Go)
Those living in Europe in the mid-1980s probably remember the fear caused by the news about the first level 7 nuclear accident in the history of humanity. For everyone else, there is HBO’s mini-series called “Chernobyl”, an almost accurate retelling of the events. The series sheds light on how a chain of incompetence and dishonesty led to an accident that cost dozens of lives and covered a big chunk of Europe in radioactive dust. It is a shocking story that is considered the best HBO show ever – a great way for the channel to make up for the dismal final season of Game of Thrones.