For the past 3 years I've been watching the following series
1) Van Helsing: a group of vampire-hunting women fighting vampires in an apocalyptic world (Netflix)
I really like that the heroes/main protagonists of the show are women, and they're courageous women.I like the thrill of knowing how and when will the van helsings manage to save the world from vampires. It's much better than the walking dead in my opinion, because in the walking dead I didn't feel much hope in the world getting fixed.
2) Diriliş: Ertuğrul: A historical fiction about the father of the founder of the Ottoman Empire (Netflix)
I like the aesthetics of the shows, the medieval clothes and jewelry, but also the war strategies displayed and the moral lessons in it. I have only watched the season 5 thinking that there was no previous seasons because Netflix in France didn't put the first seasons. But even without the backstory , I enjoyed it.
Moreover, although there is traditional gender roles, a lot of women are good fighters in the show participate in sword fighting scenes.
3) The Bridesmaid tale:
A dystopian future where infertility plagues the world, so fertile women get kidnapped and forced to bear the children of wealthy families. (Not on Netflix).
It's interesting because it shows how the world would be if fanatics and ultra-conservatives took control and how sexist and tyrannical such a society can be be and a true nightmare.
I do think however that it exaggerates conservative positions, it is extremely rare to meet someone who would endorse such a society. But hey, it's a fiction anyways.
And it's thrilling nonetheless; wanting to know whether the main protagonist will ever be able to run away and wondering if the wealthy women of the society will get their hearts softened is exciting.
4) The chilling adventures of Sabrina (NETFLIX):
Well, most people know the original show, but this one has a little switch , it's about a young witch who is stuck between the mortal world and the dark side. I just like the fact that it's not really scary like other horror movies but it's still kinda spooky.
5) Stranger things: Kids fighting monsters from another dimension (Netflix).
I like it because it's funny and has mystery. Moreover, each season has an end of its own, so it doesn't leave you hanging and waiting for the next season to close the chapter.
6) Casa De Papel: A Spanish show about a group of people who do heists (Netflix).
The strategies employed to fool the Spanish police and secret services are very cool and interesting. Every protagonist has a complex and interesting personality.
El Professor is a genius.
At first , after I found out that the whole show pretty much takes place in the same place, I thought I'd get bored. But I was wrong. The first 2 seasons all took place in the same heist and same place but it was far from boring.
7) Umbrella academy (Netflix).
Well, it's my least favorite on the list, but it's still not bad to watch. Just some regular superhero show. The protagonists have interesting powers!
Now it's your turn, which series have you been watching these past few years, and do you recommend others to watch it?