Caroline Perrine: Netflix’s “Godless” is set in 1880s America’s Wild West, its story revolving around a deteriorating town that is somehow caught in the middle of a feud between notoriously barbaric mob members. The mini-series succinctly captures a myriad of intricate social themes within the frame of ever-unfolding characters and mesmerizing relationships, complemented by stunning cinematography and an Emmy Award-winning soundtrack that ensure the story is burned into memory and may even haunt you as though it were your own story.
Camille Miller: My list of culinary accomplishments ends with salad and scrambled eggs, but that doesn’t get in the way of my obsession with cutting-edge, contemporary cuisine. Netflix’s Emmy-nominated documentary series “Chef’s Table” is an addictive portal into the world’s best restaurants and the people who run them. The cinematography is impeccable, with mouth-watering close-ups of tweezer-arranged food and behind-the-scenes footage of cooks concocting some of the most innovative dishes today. After receiving backlash for fixating on white male chefs, the show takes a more inclusive approach in Season 6, featuring brilliant narratives by two women chefs — Mashama Bailey from the American South and Indian-born Asthma Khan.
Putri Nurdivi: If you have any interest in deceptive marketing and event planning or scandalous disasters to do with these topics, Netflix’s FYRE (a documentary) is a must. The story will bring you to the mega-disaster that was the viral FYRE Festival, intended to take place in the Bahamas in 2017. Billy McFarland, together with his partner, Ja Rule, promised a luxury music festival which turned out to be a massive fraud scandal — and indeed, a nightmare for attendees. The film gives an in-depth portrayal of the festival’s life, from creation to the crash, from the point of view of the internal team and festival attendees. This hour-and-a-half movie will remind you how powerful social media (and influencers) can be.
Angeli Rambukpota: “Schitt’s Creek” on Netflix is a delightful Canadian gem which follows the Roses — once a wealthy family headed by video chain tycoon Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his wife and soap opera legend Moira (Catherine O’Hara), and their two children David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) — who unexpectedly find themselves utterly broke. Their only remaining asset is a small town called Schitt’s Creek which Johnny had previously bought for his son as a joke. Without a penny to their name, the Rose family is forced to leave their life of luxury and relocate to the rickety town and rebuild their lives from scratch. Give “Schitt’s Creek” a chance, I guarantee it’s the Schitt.