British TV shows on Netflix – Must watch shows

 

Most of the British Shows represent strong culture, tradition, history hence making them the best among all other TV Shows.

Shows like Game of Thrones have gained huge fans worldwide. Harry Potter books & the series is one of the most famous script that happened in human history. James Bond and Sherlock are an inspiration to people who love action and mysteries.

Thus British Shows have succeeded in attracting every generation. Today we are going to see five best British TV Shows on Netflix.

 

1)  The Crown

 

The Crown is directed by Peter Morgan, who worked on ‘The Queen‘ & ‘The Audience‘ before working on this series. The Crown is the biopic of Queen of England ‘Elizabeth II’.

The show starts with Elizabeth’s wedding who marries Phil the Greek, Duke of Edinburgh. This Show covers almost everything that happened in the royal palace from that day till current time.

Elizabeth had to take over as the queen once after the death of her dad. She was young, innocent, had very little knowledge about politics, and less educated. She learns everything slowly and handles the situations smartly.

Winston Churchill was the Prime minister when Elizabeth became queen of England. Elizabeth had to face complicated situations such as her sister Princess Margret’s relationship with Peter Townsend. Her husband was not happy with most of her decisions and the story highlights the way Queen struggled to keep up with politics and family.

 

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The crown is a real story…

 

Thus you can see all such incidents which happened in the royal family. The show depicts some bitter truths about Royal Monarchy and shows another side of the story which is less known to the public. Sometimes Queen had to choose political interest over her family and it made her struggle. Also being a wife, mom, daughter, sister and the Queen is a lot more difficult than we can assume.

Claire Foy filled up the queen role and has done an excellent job. Queen Elizabeth herself appreciated Clarie. The entire cast has done a tremendous job in acting and screen representation. Cast has been selected in such a way that they look almost similar to who they are representing.

Right now, there are two seasons available on Netflix and each season consists of 10 episodes each. Season 3 will be releasing soon and Olivia Colman is replacing Claire Foy as queen.

 

2.  Black Mirror

 

Each episode of the Black Mirror is different. However, the concept and storytelling remain the same. Black Mirror is a science fiction showcasing the dark side of technology and side effects of internet.

 

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There are only 3 episodes in the first season. Each episode showcases what exactly happens if technology empowers human strength.

In S01E01, Prime mister was asked by a Kidnapper to have sex with Pig! That too he wanted it to be live on a National television so that the whole country can watch. In S01E02, a man was living in a closed space where he has to pedal Bikes in order to earn the food, bed and other amenities. He encourages a girl to take part in a reality show by paying 15 million but the judges give her the opportunity to be a porn star. In S01E03 a man destroys his marriage life because of the advance in technology.

I really felt that whatever they have shown is going to be true in the future. What if we can save our memories in a device and rewatch them whenever we need? What if we want to erase some of those memories? What if we want to see someone else’s memories?

 

You can find answers to all these questions in ‘Black Mirror’.

 

There are 5 seasons currently available on Netflix. We are in the race of a number of likes, retweets or upvotes and can do anything to get the highest number. We share over and over again, deliberately ask friends to like it even though they don’t like the content. Social Media has exploited us more than it should be and Nosedive shows one step ahead of its effects.

After watching Black Mirror you want to close all social media accounts and throw away your gadget 😀 Black Mirror is one of the best British TV shows on Netflix.

 

 

3) The Last Kingdom

 

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This is one of the Historical show depicting the 9th century AD England which was divided into many kingdoms. This series is based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of novels.

Danes kill Uhtred’s brother, father, Saxon family and capture Uhtred & Brida (Saxon girl) as slaves. Uhtred’s uncle and stepmother survive in his kingdom. They grow up in Danish Northumbria with Earl Ragnar. Eventually, it becomes their adoptive home.

The story grows with Earl, Uhtred & Brida and showcases the cruel side of the war. Second and third seasons are better compared to the first season. There is a change in the story, improvement in production quality, twists and is more interesting to watch.

All 3 seasons are available on Netflix. A better way to understand the history of England and its kingdoms.

 

Related: Top 20 Shows on NETFLIX

 

 

4)  Peaky Blinders

 

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Peaky Blinders is the name of a gangster family which formed at the end of First World War. They are a gang of men who became socially empowered because of their robbery, violence, gambling, and killings.

Peaky Blinders is a crime drama on Netflix and is based on the very same gang. It takes place in Birmingham where the whole series of incidents take place.

Winston Churchill (role played by Andy Nyman & Richard McCabe) sends a detective from Belfast to Birmingham. Detective Major Chester Campbell job is to chase the Peaky Blinders in order to clean the city. Tommy, Arthur, Polly Gray are the Peaky blinders family and Tommy is the main character of the show.

After the first world war, Tommy gets the opportunity to extend his circle. Inspector Campbell chases him but that doesn’t stop Tommy. Whether Campbell succeeds in catching Tommy and other gangster is the plot of the story.

Next seasons come up with an addition of a few extra characters. Though Peaky Blinders has gangster feel, cast and the plot of the show is ultimate. Though the show is based on a true story, most of the scenes are modified.

 

 

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Based on Arthur Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes‘ series, BBC along with other producers has produced Sherlock series. Now it is available on Netflix and there are 4 seasons available.

Sherlock Holmes is a London based detective known for his detective skills. John Watson, Ex-Military officer is flatmate of Sherlock. Initially Police doubt Sherlock’s skills but later appreciates his intellect and agility.

The series contains various stories about suicides, murders, Bank robbery investigations, weird activities at a military base and many other interesting investigations. There are only 3 episodes in each series and every episode is different.

 

34 thoughts on “British TV shows on Netflix – Must watch shows

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    I have not watched many of them. I think I should. I also love British accent.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cheers ?

  2. shravmusings says:

    Now am getting curious to check out Crown and Sherlock series. You are getting me glued now

    1. Hackytips says:

      Awesome! Now Netflix should start paying me for bringing customers ?

  3. Rashi Roy says:

    Nice theme. Looking forward to it.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hope I will do justice ?

  4. Was looking for some recommendations, your post came at the right time ? thanks for sharing

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you ?

  5. Great going….I am going to watch all of them.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you ?

  6. aditi says:

    I’m a fan of ‘Sherlock’ and tried watching ‘Black Mirror’ once:D

    1. Hackytips says:

      Black mirror is really good. Every episode is different.

  7. Roshan Radhakrishnan says:

    A huge fan of Sherlock and Black Mirror. Yet to start on the others though…

    Godyears.net

    1. Hackytips says:

      Black mirror is ultimate! I can watch it again and again.

  8. Shared this with two of my Netflix obsessed friends and they send you their gratitude. By the time April ends, I guess I will be a converted Netflix fan.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Sonia.. I want to make you one ?

  9. Varad says:

    Bodyguard is another fantastic British show on Netflix. It has Richard Madden (Robb Stark for all you GoT afficianados) in the lead and a fantastic premise. Must watch, IMO.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I haven’t seen it.. thanks for the suggestion.

  10. Sherlock is my favourite.Initially I was hesitant to watch it but I fell in love with this (Benedict Cumberbatch) high functioning sociopath 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah happened with me too!

  11. Informative share. I didnt know any of them.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks, Roopali 🙂

  12. Pr@Gun says:

    Have seen the crown & Sherlock till date. Thanks for sharing your inputs it will make my choosing easy.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Anytime 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. M AK says:

    Ohh I’ve watched Sherlock. It’s one of my favourite shows ever! Need to try the other ones now. Good post!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  14. Shilpa Garg says:

    I am a Netflix addict and love watching shows and movies on it. Crown and Sherlock are on wish list and will check out Black Mirror. Thanks for recommending these shows.

    Shilpa Garg #AtoZChallenge

    1. Hackytips says:

      That’s great! Netflix is my favorite Adda 😀

  15. eshachaks says:

    You are a treasure trove of information on TV.. Great recommendations

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  16. Sudip Saha says:

    Would love to watch the Sherlock series.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Go on!

  17. Kirsty T says:

    Some great choices there, if you’re interested I have a post on my top ten Black Mirror episodes.

    https://lovepopcorn.home.blog/2018/12/28/top-ten-black-mirror/

    I would also recommend Ricky Gervais’ new one ‘After Life’, although be warned it is a little emotional ?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Your post is great! I have heard about After life but haven’t watched. Marked it.

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