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Five thriller series on Netflix to binge-watch right now

These five blood-pumping thriller series are binge-worthy and available on Netflix.

Noreen Shazreen
Noreen Shazreen

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Published: 2 July 2021, 10:46 AM

It’s Friday night and you’ve just shut down your computer after work. 

As you sit on the couch and open a pack of popcorn, you eagerly await the next episode of your favorite thriller series – only to discover that it will air the following week. 

In the search for Netflix series to binge right now, you find this article that lists the best thriller series to keep you on the edge of your seat.

From psychological thrillers to murder mysteries, these five Netflix series are sure to keep your heart racing.

1. Behind Her Eyes (2021)

Behind Her Eyes follows the story of Louise Barnsley (Simona Brown), a divorcee who works as a secretary in a psychiatrist’s office. She has a flirtatious encounter with David Ferguson (Tom Bateman), whom she meets at a bar, only to find out that he is married and is her new boss.

Despite knowing about his marriage, Louise begins an affair with David while simultaneously striking up a friendship with his wife, Adele (Eve Hewson).

 

An encounter at a London bar leads Louise to engage in an affair with her boss. PHOTO CREDIT: IMDB.COM

 

While Louise and David’s affair intensifies, he shares with her about his complicated marriage with Adele, who was previously admitted to a psychiatric facility. 

As the plot unravels, a series of strange revelations drive Louise mad, making her uncertain whether to believe the man she loves or his wife.

The first season of Behind Her Eyes premiered on Feb 17 and currently features six episodes.

2. You (2018-)

You may have heard of this popular psychological thriller as You has soared up to become one of the most-viewed Netflix original series.

With two seasons currently available for streaming, this series has more than enough episodes for you to binge-watch within a day or two.

In Season 1, the story follows charming bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), who meets Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) and becomes immensely infatuated. 

To fulfil his obsession, he uses social media to track her whereabouts and remove any obstacles that might prevent their romance – even if it means committing crimes.

 

In Season 2, Joe Goldberg relocates to Los Angeles and meets his new love interest. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@YOUNETFLIX

 

Not only was this the first series I binge-watched within a day, but it was also the first that left me speechless with its unexpected ending.

The series is all the more relatable given our generation’s dependence on technology and social media, as it shows the extreme lengths people are willing to go to for that special someone.

The series currently consists of two seasons and 20 episodes.

3. Girl from Nowhere (2018-)

This highly acclaimed Thai series focuses on Nanno (Chicha Amatayakul), a student with mysterious powers who transfers from one school to another to reveal the cracks in society.

Nanno exposes the lies and wrongdoings of the students and teachers at every new school she visits. 

 

Everyone whom Nanno exposes tries to destroy her, but Nanno always has the upper hand. PHOTO CREDIT: IMDB.COM

 

The dark plotlines and unexpected turns in Girl from Nowhere have captured the attention of many viewers, who wonder if these tales are based on true stories.

Many viewers also sought to question who Nanno is. Is she a ghost? Is she a human? For all we know, she is a girl with supernatural powers who takes justice into her own hands.

Girl from Nowhere currently consists of two seasons and 21 episodes.

4. Vagabond (2019)

Prepare yourself to be thrilled by Korean drama, Vagabond, as it follows the story of stuntman Cha Dal-Geon (Lee Seung-Gi), who seeks justice after his nephew died in a tragic plane crash.

Dal-Geon then turns to Go Hae-Ri (Bae Suzy), a National Intelligence Service agent, for help in finding the passenger who was behind the plane crash – which appeared to have been an act of terrorism.

 

Dal-Geon teams up with Hae-Ri to unravel the truth behind the plane crash that affected the entire nation. PHOTO CREDIT: IMDB.COM

 

As they investigate the plane crash further, both Dal-Geon and Hae-Ri uncover a far more sinister conspiracy and political corruption than they initially anticipated. 

Vagabond currently has one season and features 16 episodes.

5. Extracurricular (2020)

While most K-dramas have you swooning, Extracurricular follows the lives of two dark and lonely high school students, Oh Ji-Soo (Kim Dong-Hee) and Bae Gyu-Ri (Park Ju-Hyun).

Although Ji-Soo is an intelligent student with exemplary behaviour, he hasn’t done anything exceptional or participated in extracurricular activities to boost his university application.

 

After discovering that Ji-Soo’s illegal business makes profits, Bae Gyu-Ri befriends and helps him earn more money. PHOTO CREDIT: IMDB.COM

 

However, no one at school knows that Ji-soo is involved in an extracurricular activity, but not the kind that impresses universities. Outside of school, Ji-Soo works as a pimp and oversees a group of young sex workers to cover his university fees.

His classmate, Gyu-Ri, later becomes intrigued by his side hustle and gets involved with the crime.

Extracurricular currently runs for one season, with 10 episodes.

As each of these five thrillers delivers a dark plot twist, you are sure to be surprised and entertained.

When binge-watching a show, it can be tough to tear yourself away from the screen. No matter what series you choose, remember to drink plenty of water and stretch to keep yourself healthy during this pandemic.


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