Latest binge-worthy Netflix shows to watch with your family this Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is all about creating memories and spend quality time with your loved ones, and that doesn’t always have to involve going out. Sometimes, a TV show (or two) and some snacks are all you need to have a merry time with your family.

This Chinese New Year, if you are looking for some recommendations for what to watch, here are some awesome, binge-worthy shows that have just come out on Netflix for your viewing pleasure!

1. Dracula (Season 1)

The creators of BBC Sherlock, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, teamed up once again to adapt Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula into a three-episode series of the same name. Starring Claes Bang as Count Dracula, the miniseries tells the stories of the many battles between Count Dracula and his archenemy Van Helsing, here reimagined as a nun called Sister Agatha.

Steeped in blood, mystery and horror, the miniseries is a must-see for fans of the original novel and the gothic horror genre alike.

Starring: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, Jon Heffernan
Creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
Rating: M-18

2. The Witcher (Season 1)

Fans of shows set in the medieval era can’t miss The Witcher, a Netflix original series based on the fantasy book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski. The first season follows mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) as he encounters sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg (Anya Chalotra), and Cintran princess Ciri (Freya Allan) for the first time to find their destinies intertwined.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan
Creator: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Rating: R-21

3. Anne with an E (Season 3)

The third and final season of Anne with an E, an adaptation of children’s classic Anne of Green Gables, has recently been released on Netflix. The coming-of-age series follows Anne, a lively and talkative orphan girl adopted by brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert to live with them on their beautiful ancestral farm called Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, Canada. The third season focuses on Anne’s journey as she approaches adulthood and must learn to make decisions about her future.

The relationship between Anne and the Cuttbert, beautiful period set pieces and breathtaking scenery are among the many reasons you would not want to miss this heartwarming coming-of-age story.

Starring: Amybeth McNulty,Geraldine James,R.H. Thomson
Creator: Moira Walley-Beckett
Rating: NC-16

4. Riverdale (Season 4)

The much-anticipated season 4 of popular teen drama series Riverdale is now available on Netflix. In this latest season, Archie and his gang are back to solve more mysteries about the town of Riverdale while trying to survive their senior year of high school. Expect murders, ghosts, personal dramas and a whole lot of other surprises coming your way!

Starring: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse
Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Rating: M-18

5. Rick and Morty (Season 4)

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The first half of season 4 of the animated science fiction sitcom Rick and Morty is now available for streaming on Netflix. The series follows the adventures of alcoholic mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson through different universes and dimensions. Even though it is animated, the show is definitely geared towards adults with its many scientific references and jokes as well as philosophical commentary, which are both hilarious and thought-provoking.

Keep your eyes peeled for the remaining five episodes of season 4, which are expected to come out some time later this year.

Starring: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
Creators: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland
Rating: M-18

6. The Good Place (Season 4)

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The fantasy comedy hit series The Good Place is back for its fourth and final season on Netflix. The hit series follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) who dies and is mistaken sent to the Good Place, a Heaven-like place meant for people who led a righteous life when they were alive. Hilarity ensues as Eleanor tries to hide her flawed behaviour and learns to become a better person in order to be allowed to stay at the Good Place.

Lighthearted, charming with brilliant ethical and philosophical humor, The Good Place is the show to binge on this Chinese New Year.

Starring: Kristen Bell,Ted Danson,William Jackson Harper
Creator: Michael Schur
Rating: NC-16

7. The Untamed

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably have heard of the C-drama The Untamed, which has been all the buzz both in China and internationally. And now it is available on Netflix for your binging convenience! The series revolves around two soulmate cultivators Lan Wangji (Wang Yibo) and Wei Wuxian (Xiao Zhan) traveling to solve a series of murders and protect the peace of the world.

Starring: Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo
Creators: Zheng Weiwen, Chen Jialin
Rating: NC-16

8. Crash Landing On You

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Netflix has been spoiling fans of K-dramas with a slew of popular releases, and Crash Landing On You is among the latest additions. The series follows South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri, who has to make an emergency landing while paragliding in North Korea, and high-ranking North Korean officer Ri Jung-hyuk, who tries to hide her.

Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-hye
Creators: Lee Jeong-hyo, Park Ji-eun
Rating: PG-13

9. Reply 1988

K-drama enthusiasts are no stranger to cult favourite TVN series Reply 1988, but if you have been wanting to revisit Deoksun and her friends, you’ll be glad to know the series is now available for streaming on Netflix.

Similar to its two predecessors, Reply 1997 and Reply 1994, Reply 1988 bring you high school shenanigans, adolescent romance, vintage Seoul aesthetic in the 1980s and nostalgic old Korean music.

Starring: Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Ryu Jun-yeol
Creators: Shin Won-ho, Lee Wu-jeong
Rating: PG-13

10. John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch

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Stand-up comedian John Mulaney brings his old-school charm and witty humour to a children musical for kids and adults alike. The musical features catchy songs, funny sketches, an adorable cast of child actors, and a truly memorable guest appearance by Jake Gyllenhaal you won’t want to miss.

Starring: John Mulaney, Alexander Bello, Tyler Bourke
Creator: Rhys Thomas
Rating: PG

11. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

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Former Daily Show correspondent and comedian Hasan Minhaj masterfully blends comedy and politics in this talk show titled Patriot Act where he discusses news, politics and culture with depth and nuance while still making you laugh your heart out.

Starring: Hasan Minhaj
Creators:  Hasan Minhaj, Prashanth Venkataramanujam
Rating: NC-16

12. Senna

Sports documentaries are a rather niche genre on Netflix, but if you happen to be a fan of this genre, this documentary about Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest Formula One driver in history is definitely one you should check out.

The documentary follows the legendary driver from his debut season in Formula One in 1984 all the way to his fatal crash in 1994, including his famous rivalry with fellow Formula One driver Alain Prost.

Starring: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams
Creators:  Asif Kapadia
Rating: PG

Netflix’s special Lunar New Year collection

Netflix has also curated over 100 Chinese films and shows to commemorate the Lunar New Year. This exclusive collection is available in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Vietnam until February, and will feature beloved Chinese classics such as comedian Stephen Chow’s Flirting ScholarFight Back to School series, Kung Fu Hustle and King of Beggars as well as Jackie Chan’s Police Story series, Lydia Shum’s It’s a Mad Mad World series and Chow Yun-fat’s A Better Tomorrow series.

You can also look forward to Netflix Original Chinese shows such as Nowhere ManTriad PrincessYanxi Palace: Princess Adventures and the upcoming The Ghost Bride (launching on 23 Jan), together with acclaimed movies such as The Wandering Earth and A Sun (launching on 24 Jan).

To access this list, Netflix users can enter in their browser or enter “888” into the search bar and click on the results under “Explore titles related to”.