The Most Anticipated Netflix Shows of 2020

Netflix stepped all the way up in 2019, giving us films like Marriage Story, The Irishman, and The Laundromat (okay, skip that last one… you get the point). That’s on top of the crowd pleasers like To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Someone Great. All of that is to say that you don’t have to head to the cinema for every good movie these days. Rejoice, introverts. Netflix is well on its way to making it possible for you to never have to leave your apartment or house again.

For now, scroll below and see everything that is officially slated to land in your Netflix queue this year. Here’s to staying home through all of 2020. You’ve earned it, you antisocial cinephile.

The advent of Netflix in Pakistan and 129 other countries globally has led to quite a hype. But the content currently available on the paid streaming services is limited at present. Netflix in Pakistan means that users now need better internet connectivity more than ever before, we also need to make some tough choices.

Netflix is currently offering less than 20% of its actual content to Pakistani viewers and subscribers:

Here’s a list of the 10 most popular shows on Netflix from the US that are worth a look:

1. Narcos

Narcos is a Netflix original show which is based on the true-life story of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Currently in its second season, with a 9 out of 10 rating on IMDb, this show is sure to be an entertainer. It is definitely not a show to miss out on.

2. Atelier

This is a Japanese Mini-TV Series developed b Fuji Televisions for Netflix. It has currently received a 7.8 out 0f 10 rating on IMDb and is becoming quite popular in the U.S. This is a workplace-based, coming of age drama. It has only just began airing so let’s see if it becomes as popular as the hype surrounding it. Hulu, but it passed on the pilot and declined to order it to series. It was later rescued by Netflix and given a series order.

3. The Walking Dead

Currently, in its 6th season, The Walking Dead is an extremely popular horror show drama which has been based on a comic series by the same name. With an IMDb rating of 8.5 and a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 90%, this post-zombie apocalypse drama is one of the viewers’ favorite shows to binge-watch on Netflix. Worth a try!

4. Breaking Bad

This show has been running from 2008-2013 and has had very high ratings overall. It is a grindingly realistic portrayal of a man facing a crisis situation and has been considered a cult favorite and television masterpiece by a lot of people. It would be fun to try watching this show if you have not seen it yet.

5. The Big Bang Theory

This American sitcom became quite a hit amongst audiences with its acute portrayal of nerds and geeks. Well into its 9th Season, the show has become a bit repetitive now. But the CBS Channel still prefers to keep it on airtime and the initial seasons of the show are hilarious and very relatable for science geeks. Try watching it for a dull night’s entertainment!

6. Person of Interest

This American science fiction drama has been created by Jonathan Nolan and is currently on its 5th Season. The pilot episode alone of the show garnered 13.2 million viewers.Rotten Tomatoes has given the show an 87% ratings. The show originally belongs to CBS, however, it is now available on Netflix for viewing as well.

7. Sherlock

Although this mystery masterpiece is currently not available in Pakistan, it is still continuing as a show and we can only keep our fingers crossed. Created by Steven Moffat with a stellar cast including Benedict Cumberbatch as the lead and crrently in its 4th Season, Sherlock, the British-American crime drama is not a missable TV show.

8. House of Cards

Unfortunately, some of Netflix’s original TV shows such as House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are not available or viewing globally. Currently about to launch the 5th Season, this show is another unmissable political drama. Following the rise of Frank Underwood and how he becomes the President of the USA with the help of his wife Clare Underwood. The show keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end!

9. Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Fortunately, this dark and twisted take on Marvel’s lesser known superhero, which is also a Netflix original series is available for viewing in the country. Currently, the show has an 8.4 rating on IMDb.

10. Arrested Development

Known for its comedic spirit, the TV show Arrested Development has a 9 rating on IMDb and has had 4 very successful Seasons onscreen. The character of Micheal Bluth played by Jason Bateman was immensely popular and made the show overall appealing and sweet to audiences.


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