December 2, 2023

I don’t assume I’ve ever seen as unique a homicide thriller drama as Our bodies on Netflix earlier than. The brand new collection, from creator Paul Tomalin, follows 4 detectives throughout 4 totally different timelines, all investigating the identical lifeless physique, and all of whom come to comprehend they in the end have to “work collectively” to get on the reality. “The enjoyable for the viewers,” Tomalin defined in a promotional interview with the streamer, “is being the all-seeing-eye over the 4 timelines in a method the characters aren’t conscious of. The enjoyment in writing it’s seeing how the viewers will then put issues collectively, typically forward of the characters, but in addition typically there’ll be behind. It’ll be a visit.”

The collection’ plot activates a physique being discovered on a road in London’s East Finish in 1890, and that very same physique additionally being discovered on the similar spot in 1941. And in 2023. And in 2053. Detectives from every of these years examine, and leads are additionally drawn and linked throughout the many years. To unravel the thriller, they should by some means unravel a conspiracy that spans 150 years. It’s a peculiar and ingenious setup (with a rewarding payoff), so no marvel each audiences and critics appear to be roughly in sync on Our bodies, awarding it sturdy 79% and 82% scores, respectively, on Rotten Tomatoes.

Amy Manson as Charlotte Hillinghead and Kyle Soller as Det. Sergeant Alfred Hillinghead in “Our bodies.” Picture supply: Matt Towers/Netflix

Trippy Netflix reveals to look at after Our bodies

“Grabbed me proper from the beginning,” one Rotten Tomatoes person raves concerning the present. “A mixture of historic crime, supernatural, sci-fi, and romance shouldn’t work, nevertheless it does.” The present is presently #6 within the US as of writing however #1 worldwide, with Our bodies having racked up 7.7 million views globally between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29. It’s clearly an entertaining and recent Netflix unique collection — and right here’s what I’d suggest watching subsequent after you end it and are in search of one thing equally trippy.


Manifest on Netflix
Josh Dallas as Ben Stone and Melissa Roxburgh as Michaela Stone, in episode 405 of “Manifest.” Picture supply: Peter Kramer/Netflix

Netflix introduced this primary present again from the lifeless final 12 months after NBC had abruptly canceled it — sparking a worldwide uproar from Manifest followers, a lot in order that after Netflix licensed the prevailing seasons, off-the-charts demand from viewers led Netflix to award the present yet one more season to wrap up the story.

The present follows the crew and passengers of the (after all, fictional) Montego Air Flight 828, which returned to New York and landed safely after a turbulent flight from Jamaica. Come to search out out, although, the world has aged five-and-a-half years within the few hours that the airplane was within the air. Mates, household, and colleagues of the Flight 828 passengers assumed they’d all died. They mourned them and tried to maneuver on.

Manifest then units off down parallel narrative tracks: It explores the passengers’ makes an attempt to re-integrate into regular life, whereas additionally investigating the thriller across the flight — and the way it portends higher forces at work.

Russian Doll

Russian Doll on Netflix
Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov in Season 2 of “Russian Doll” on Netflix. Picture supply: Netflix

Our bodies followers additionally positively want to take a look at this subsequent collection, wherein Natasha Lyonne stars as a younger lady who finds herself trapped in an odd state of affairs: She retains re-living her thirty sixth birthday celebration, dying on the finish of every night time solely to get up the following morning, unhurt, to start out it yet again.

I’ll let Netflix take it from right here, by the use of summarizing Russian Doll: “Because the cosmic forces of the universe work towards her, the more and more discombobulated Nadia is left making an attempt to determine why it’s occurring and methods to make it cease. Every of Nadia’s brushes with dying and life (and again once more) are as eye-opening as they’re baffling, serving to her uncover truths about her life and relationships whereas additionally leaving her with a bunch of existential questions.”


Mindhunter on Netflix
Jonathan Groff, Oliver Cooper, and Holt McCallany in “Mindhunter.” Picture supply: Netflix

Our bodies followers, I believe, would additionally love and possibly discover themselves rapidly hooked on this subsequent Netflix collection — David Fincher’s cult-favorite Mindhunter, about FBI brokers within the bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit.

That is the form of psychodrama that Fincher does greatest, and the charming premise on the coronary heart of the present entails the nice guys looking for new and modern strategies for monitoring and stopping essentially the most despicably evil killers who’ve ever lived. How does a traditional individual enter the center of darkness and count on to return out unscathed, with their soul intact? It’s a query, after all, that solutions itself.


Dark on NetflixPicture supply: Netflix

On the coronary heart of Netflix’s first unique German-language collection Darkish is a time-travel thriller that spans a number of generations, which led viewers and critics to attract comparisons to Stranger Issues in addition to Misplaced’s time-bending storylines. Which may sound overly lofty, nevertheless it’s not off the mark in any respect on this case. Darkish begins sluggish and appears a little bit sophisticated to observe at first — however keep it up, and I promise it’ll take your breath away. Per Netflix:

Darkish is ready in a German city in (the) current day the place the disappearance of two younger youngsters exposes the double lives and fractured relationships amongst 4 households. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties again to the identical city in 1986.”