The best Netflix shows to watch during Ramadan

Put those half days to good use.

Meryl D'Souza May 24, 2017

Don’t you just love Ramadan? Not only is it a six-hour work week (or less in some cases) but you also have a slew of great restaurants to hit for Iftar post sunset. 

With all that extra time on your hands, there’s a good chance you’re going to get lazy and complacent. We don’t blame you, we like to do the same. Although instead of sleeping that down time off, you may want to catch up on some of the best TV shows and specials out there.

Here’s are a few EDGAR-vetted Netflix shows to get you started.

Warning: These shows can be highly addictive.

House of Cards
Watch Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) ruthlessly navigate the minefield of American politics in his quest to become the most powerful man of the free world by plotting murders, sleeping with women and controlling everyone around him like puppets.

Designated Survivor
If Frank Underwood is too devious for you, perhaps you’d like to watch Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) scramble to hold down the fort after a terrorist attack on Capitol Hill wipes out the American government. Plot twist: The bombing was an inside job.

13 Reasons Why
Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) tries to figure out what drove his classmate and crush Hannah Baker Katherine Langford to commit suicide. You’ll need to mentally prepare yourself for this one. It’s dark, disturbing and outright scary.

Louis C.K. 2017

Louis C.K. opens his first of two one-hour specials filmed for Netflix with: “I think you should not get an abortion… unless you need one. In which case, you better get one.” Cue the nervous laughter. Louis sticks to the dark comedy we’ve grown to love but this time, he’s wearing a suit.

Stranger Things
Throw on your nostalgia goggles and embark on a journey that pays homage to almost every ‘80s sci-fi/horror trope from Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner, John Carpenter and Stephen King. The story revolves around a group of kids from a small town who ride around the neighbourhood on their BMX bikes while wearing Marty McFly vests. Then one of the kids disappears, while another kid mysteriously appears. And then things get really strange.

The Crown
Get the (sort of) inside scoop on Queen Elizabeth’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

The series that gives you a peek into the life of the “King of Cocaine” and takes you into the murky world of the Colombian drug trade and the authorities’ attempts to bring it down. Need we say more?