With the premiere of two successful series already in 2024, Netflix isn’t wasting any time. The British thriller Fool Me Once made its Netflix debut on January 1 and shot to the top of the service’s most-watched list. The Brothers Sun, the newest crime drama starring Michelle Yeoh, is quickly becoming another immediate fan favorite, carrying on that momentum.
For the remainder of 2024, though, Netflix should be fine if it can continue to release popular series every week. To ensure you always have something enjoyable to consume, check out the top Netflix series available right now.
1. The Brothers Sun
The Brothers Sun, a crime series on Netflix, stars Michelle Yeoh, who won the Oscar for Best Actress in just a year after starring in Everything Everywhere All at Once. This drama will appeal greatly to action enthusiasts. It opens with Eileen (Yeoh) and her youngest son Bruce (Sam Song Li) residing in Los Angeles, far from their family’s Taipei crime empire.
When Eileen’s oldest son, Charles (Justin Chien), returns to their lives, it shatters their seclusion and tells them that his father has been seriously hurt in an attempted assassination. Bruce now has a firsthand glimpse at a previously unknown aspect of his family. To speak briefly about Eileen, let’s say that she isn’t scared to shed a little blood to protect her sons.
2. Fool me Once
In Netflix’s adaptation of Harlan Coben‘s Fool Me Once, Michelle Keegan plays Maya Stern, a former special operations pilot who is still grieving over the deaths of her husband Joe Burkett (Richard Armitage), and her sister Claire (Natalie Anderson). Maya is now left to raise Lily (Thea Taylor-Morgan), her little daughter, by herself.
That’s what she believed. Maya finds herself enmeshed in a conspiracy that makes her question her trustworthiness when she watches Joe giving their daughter a hug on a nanny cam. In the meantime, Daniel (Daniel Burt) and Abby (Dänya Griver), Maya’s nephew and niece, start looking into their mother’s passing on their own. They will be able to solve the twin mysteries by following the secrets they find back to Maya.
The second half of The Crown’s last season opens with Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) dead and Queen Elizabeth II (Imelda Staunton) facing her mortality at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Prince William (Ed McVey) and Prince Harry (Luther Ford), Diana’s sons, should now take center stage.
The first part of the season reenacts William’s courting of Kate Middleton (Meg Bellamy), while Elizabeth muses over her legacy and the future of the royal family as Prince Charles (Dominic West) eventually marries Camilla Parker Bowles (Olivia Williams). You may also go back and view the best scenes from The Crown now that the show is finished.
4. My Life with the Walter Boys
The teenage drama series My Life with the Walter Boys on Netflix starts tragically when Jackie Howard (Nikki Rodriguez) loses every member of her family in a vehicle accident. Jackie is given a new family when she moves from New York to Colorado to live with George (Marc Blucas) and Katherine Walker (Sarah Rafferty).
As of right now, George and Katherine are parents to seven boys: Danny Walter (Connor Stanhope), Jordan (Dean Petriw), Benny (Lennix James), Cole (Noah LaLonde), Alex (Ashby Gentry), Will (Johnny Link), Nathan (Corey Fogelmanis), and Will (Cole). Tension is inevitable when Jackie joins the family, even as she works to overcome her trauma and figure out who she wants to be.
5. Virgin River
The popular romance drama Virgin River on Netflix centers on Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a former big-city nurse who relocated to Virgin River to start over as a small-town midwife. And in the arms of a local, Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson), Mel got what she was yearning for.
An out-of-control fire in season 5 threatened to destroy the Virgin River as a whole. Mel and Jack, along with their loved ones, are ready to enjoy the holidays together now that the season’s last two episodes have brought some much-needed peace.
6. All the Light We Cannot See
Hugh Laurie and Mark Ruffalo have significant supporting roles in Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, which serves as the basis for the film All the Light We Cannot See. But newcomer Aria Mia Loberti steals the show as Marie-Laure LeBlanc, the blind young lady who plays Daniel LeBlanc’s (Ruffalo) daughter.
During World War II, Marie-Laure and her father seek safety with her great-uncle Etienne LeBlanc (Laurie) as France falls to the Nazis. However, Marie-Laure’s fate is linked to that of a German soldier named Werner Pfennig (Louis Hofmann), who is compelled to doubt his allegiance to the Nazis. They cannot remain hidden from the conflict indefinitely.
Omar Sy plays Assane Diop in Lupin, a criminal who takes cues from gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. Assane is very stylish, but he doesn’t always consider the consequences of his criminal lifestyle for his son Raoul (Etan Simon) and his estranged wife Claire (Ludivine Sagnier).
Assane is itching to see Claire and Raoul again this season. His family is the direct target of a new enemy he must defeat before he can accomplish that. And the gentleman thief could have nowhere to go this time.
8. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
It’s difficult to envision a time when ridesharing services like Uber and others weren’t a part of everyday life. But it wasn’t an accident, nor did it happen overnight. The Netflix original series Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, which aired on Showtime, delves into the behind-the-scenes drama of founding and maintaining control of Uber.
As Uber’s first CEO, Travis Kalanick (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) collaborates with Chief Business Officer Emil Michael (Babak Tafti) to bring in Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler) as a significant investor. However, neither Gurley nor Michael is especially happy with Kalanick’s strategies, and the business breaks the law to continue operating. When Uma Thurman’s character Arianna Huffington becomes engaged with the business, further issues arise. The season, as told by Quentin Tarantino, is an incredible journey.
9. Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers never fails to remind audiences how costly war is for the men who bravely served during the worst moments of World War II. The actual wartime adventures of Easy Company, a parachute infantry regiment in the army, are dramatized in this epic miniseries. Before focusing on the Pacific and a possible campaign in Japan, the story of Easy Company starts in 1942 and moves through the invasion of Normandy and subsequent European conflicts.
While there are minor differences between Hulu’s Dopesick and Netflix’s Painkiller, they both fundamentally portray the same scenario. Painkiller dramatizes the emergence of OxyContin and the ensuing opioid epidemic that continues to plague this nation. In the movie, Purdue’s owner and one of the persons directly accountable for this debacle, Richard Sackler (Matthew Broderick), is played by Uzo Aduba as U.S. Attorney Edie Flowers.
Because he presents Sackler as a man devoid of all humanity, Broderick’s performance is especially noteworthy. He is merely indifferent to other people. However, the testimonies of actual families who have lost a loved one to opioids and the narratives of addicts like Taylor Kitsch’s Glen Kryger may captivate audiences.