The Best Television Series on Netflix

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Twin Peaks (1990)

Created by David Lynch

A surrealist masterpiece from director David Lynch, who has made quite a name for himself with his dreamlike cinematic imaginings.

Kyle Maclachlan stars as FBI special agent Dale Cooper, who is sent to the Washington town of Twin Peaks to investigate the bizarre murder of Laura Palmer, a popular high school student.

In the process, he transgresses all the laws of space and time.

Mad Men (2007)

Created by Matthew Weiner

Another fantastic series on Netflix, that goes some way to proving the claim that the best cinema is, in fact, on television these days.

Executed with sublime visual splendour, Mad Men tracks the rise and fall of charismatic ad man Don Draper, during the turbulent 1960s in America.

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Most Visually Striking Films on Netflix

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Moving Art (Also on UK Netflix) (2014)

A visual musing on the wondrous beauty of the natural world, told through hypnotic time-lapse sequences. Read our review.

American Horror Story (Also on UK Netflix)

The highly stylised horror series is exquisitely grotesque. Though it is a thoroughly engrossing watch, I do wonder if the macabre blend of gore and glamour will stand the test of time.

 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

A visual poem from legendary auteur Werner Herzog, which explores the nature of time and existence with Herzog’s keen sense of visual wonder (read our review of Cave of Forgotten Dreams).

Hero (2002)

Strong colours are used to dazzling effect throughout this film’s surreal exploration of ancient China, lingering long afterwards in the memory.


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