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5 Acclaimed Series to Watch Right Now

by Wanda

Squid Game

Squid Game

This Dystopian South Korean drama became Netflix’s most popular series to date. It introduces viewers to a macabre world where the least fortunate are pitted against each other in several known children’s games. The prize? Millions in cash, but those who lose do not survive. Netflix has announced that the series has topped its charts in more than 80 countries and has gathered a following of more than 111 million.

The Chair 

The Chair 

Featuring Sandra Oh, The Chair tells the story of the first woman of color to become chair of the English department at a major university. Reviews have been outstanding since its premiere in August 2021 2, as an intelligent, witty series that successfully portrayed a non-stereotypical Asian American lead and elegantly approached the subject of race, cancel culture and free speech on campus.

Star Wars: Visions

Star Wars: Visions

Released in September of 2021, this anime anthology series by Lucasfilm includes nine short films produced by Japanese animation studios and inspired by the beloved sci-fi saga set in a galaxy far, far away. “Set throughout the Star Wars timeline — and in some cases, outside of it — the films filter the franchise through a fresh lens that also offers some fascinating new stories voiced by an all-star cast of actors”.

Maid

Maid

This American drama premiered on Netflix on October 1st, 2021 and tells the story of Alex, a young mother who leaves an abusive relationship and starts working as a maid to provide for her daughter “Maddy”. Maid is a limited series created by Molly Smith Metzler, based on Stephanie Land’s memoir “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive”.

9 Perfect Strangers

9 Perfect Strangers

This miniseries is an American drama based on Liane Moriarty’s novel “9 Perfect Strangers”. It was created by David E. Kelley and evolves around nine strangers who enroll in a 10-day retreat at Tranquillum House, a wellness resort in California, where an intensive program created by Masha (Nicole Kidman) promises to heal and transform guests... but of course nothing is what it seems.