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It’s still lockdown, which means life is not back to normal just yet. So, while there is still time, why not find a lekke series to watch on Netflix?

These days, I find myself guiding my cursor to the Netflix icon on my laptop. I have work to do, but I just can’t help myself from watching an episode or two of my favourite series. I know most of you can relate, right?

Netflix has a little something for everyone. From reality to cooking shows and just plain old drama shows, it’s all there.

Here are the top five – in my opinion – that you should start watching right now.

The American Barbecue Showdown

If you love braai-ing then this 8-part series is for you. The show sees eight of America’s best backyard smokers (not the entjies) and braai masters battle it out to win the title of American Barbecue Champion. BBQ legend Kevin Bludso and seven-time world barbecue champion Melissa Cookston act as the cooking competition’s judges.

Warning: after watching just one episode, you will instantly smaak to braai!

Family Feud (South Africa)

Gather the family and laugh together as you watch this epic family game show. Host Steve Harvey made his way down to Mzansi to record 13 episodes with our colourful nation. As you know, a survey is done and the families compete to name the most popular responses. You can expect local questions to be asked and a confused look on Steve’s face as he tries to pronounce surnames and local words. The winning family receives a cash prize of R75000.

Ratched

Ryan Murphy brought us American Horror Story, Glee, Pose and Scream Queens to name just a few awesome series’. If you’re a fan, then this series is a must-watch. Ratched is an 8-part series based on the 1962 book, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. Sarah Paulson plays the role of Nurse Ratched, a woman who finds employment at a psychiatric hospital.

Let’s just say that chaos ensues after her arrival.

The Social Dilemma

This documentary shows how social media is reprogramming our society by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. As scary as it sounds, it’s all true and is explained by former employees of Facebook, Google, Instagram and other major social media platforms. I suggest you take the time to watch this doccie, it is quite informative.

Enola Holmes

Forget Sherlock. Enola Holmes – his little sister – goes on a quest to find her mother who mysteriously disappeared, but the search is interrupted when she meets an unexpected runaway. Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things plays Enola (which is “alone” spelt backwards…she explains this in the film).

So, what are you waiting for… Go get your popcorn, log in to Netflix and indulge in these shows.

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