Discover the 7 best essential series to discover on the platform! On the menu: the virtuoso Arcane, the addictive Breaking Bad, the fearsome Peaky Blinders…
Please note: this ranking is based on the ratings of AlloCiné Internet users. Only films with at least 500 votes were taken into account in this top.
Created by Alex Yee and Christian “Praeco” Linke, with vocals by Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell and Kevin Alejandro
Tension reigns between the wealthy Piltover and the subterranean and insanitary Zaun, two twin and rival cities located one above the other. Everything becomes more complicated after the appearance of new technologies dividing populations. In the midst of this war, sisters Vi and Jinx clash, who after a difficult childhood in Zaun now live opposite lives.
Live a unique and daring visual experience with Arcane, an American-French animation series set in the popular League of Legends video game universe, and bringing some of its famous champions to life. Fans of the game or not, this grandiose spectacle will convince you with its rich graphics – a technical feat signed Riot Game –, its dark and mature scenario, its nuanced characters, its realistic fights and its very neat soundtrack.
2- Breaking Bad
Created by Vince Gilligan, with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn
We no longer present the famous Walter White… or maybe one last time! This father and professor of chemistry converted into the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine will forever remain one of the most emblematic figures of the television world. Suffering from incurable cancer, Walter then embarks on this criminal enterprise in order to ensure a financial future for his family, teaming up with Jesse, one of his former students, who has become a small second-class drug dealer.
Vince Gilligan’s 16-time Emmy-winning series has mesmerized audiences for five seasons, written and directed with unparalleled precision and skill. Breaking Bad is a dark and violent descent into hell, but also funny and moving, a legend of the small screen to see (or see again) absolutely.
3- Our planet
With the voices of David Attenborough and Salma Hayek
In eight episodes, the British documentary series Our Planet produced by Netflix – and commented in its original version by the famous English naturalist David Attenborough – offers us the most spectacular landscapes of our world, and of the flora and fauna that inhabit it, while developing no less than eight themes emphasizing the importance of its threatened balance. A work of awareness of the dangers of human activity on the environment which, despite everything, gives hope, when it highlights the effectiveness of certain safeguard measures adopted. Embark on this sumptuous journey around a unique and endangered planet, our planet, a just, sensational, touching and cruel experience that makes you think.
4- Peaky Blinders
Created by Steven Knight, with Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson
In the aftermath of World War I, the Shelbys rule the streets of Birmingham, England. At the head of the clan is Tommy Shelby, a decorated and traumatized veteran, determined to raise the social rank of his family. The series, written by Steven Knight with audacity and precision, features this group of violent and endearing gangsters, and their peaked caps with hidden razor blades.
A true masterpiece of the small screen, Peaky Blinders is both cold and moving, brutal and elegant, always grandiose and eloquent, offering its viewer a startling anachronistic soundtrack, breathtaking cinematography and sets, and a quality cast. Special mention to the excellent Cillian Murphy, aptly embodying a heartbreaking and charismatic character.
5- Attack on Titan
Created by Yasuko Kobayashi, with the voices of Yui Ishikawa, Yûki Kaji and Marina Inoue
Japanese anime that is unanimous, Attack on Titan is a series that knows how to scare and excite. Adapted from the eponymous manga, it depicts a dark and dystopian world in which man-eating giants have been raging for more than a century, forcing humans to take refuge in a fortress city. After seeing his mother being devoured by one of them, young Eren has only one thing in mind: to join the army in charge of eliminating the Titans.
If the show can boast of its sublime animation, it can also be proud of its complex and subtle plot, its endearing characters and its epic music. Between beauty and brutality, the series with surprising revelations does not go out of its way, both fantastic and barbaric, intelligent and… stunning.
6- The Last Dance
Unseen archive footage and heartfelt confessions make up this documentary mini-series that reveals behind the scenes of the 1997-1998 season of the Chicago Bulls American basketball team, then on the verge of winning their sixth title in eight years. And who says Bulls says… Michael Jordan, of course!
The Last Dance looks at the same time at the life of the star, a key figure in the sports world, both public and intimate. A thrilling and complete story, composed of freshly revealed anecdotes, to discover absolutely whether you are a beginner or a basketball lover. A cultural and sporting adventure that recounts with suspense and twists the extraordinary journey of a legendary basketball team.
7- Checkers game
Adapted from a novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Game follows the life of Beth Harmon, in the midst of the Cold War, from the age of eight to twenty-two. An orphan chess prodigy, her only goal is to become the best player in the world, while battling addiction problems at the same time.
Scott Frank and Allan Scott’s 11-time Emmy-winning miniseries made a big splash when it hit Netflix in 2020, and with good reason. A real little nugget, it stands out in every way: writing, production, light, costume, aesthetics and performance of its actors, with at its summit a dazzling and masterful Anya Taylor-Joy, slipping into the skin of one of the best female television characters of all time.
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