Another 10 retro series that you MUST watch on Netflix!
Have you already binge-watched all the retro series that I mentioned in a previous blog (read more) and are starting to feel a little bored? Time to stock up on your favourite snacks and curl up with your cosiest blanket: here is a new list of Netflix series that will keep us all glued to our screens for hours (mostly tips from our dear readers 😊)! Plenty of entertainment to keep us going while we have to stay at home. 😉 Enjoy!
This Swedish series is my current favourite! Immerse yourself in this family drama series that begins in 1945 and is set against the backdrop of one of Stockholm’s most popular restaurants at the time: the restaurant owned by the Löwander family. The eldest son, Gustaf, has managed to keep the restaurant afloat during the war. But soon his brother Peter finds out that the family restaurant is on the verge of bankruptcy. Things will have to change if they want to save the restaurant. The youngest daughter Nina (you will love her outfits) has her own ideas on how to turn things around. She plans on opening a nightclub in the restaurant’s ballroom but not everyone agrees.
Anne with an E
This series is based on the book Anne of Green Gables (1908) by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne is an imaginative and talkative girl, a born storyteller she makes life seem like a fairy tale. But this is her survival mechanism to cope with a life that so far hasn’t been good to her. After all, Anne is an orphan. Until one day she is sent to a family who has decided to adopt an orphan to help around their farm. Even though they initially wanted to adopt a boy, they decide to let this special young girl stay. 😊
In Outlander we meet a happily married nurse who mysteriously disappears in the year 1945 and then finds herself in Scotland in 1743. Stuck in a dangerous world that is completely alien to her, she has to fight for her survival. When she is forced to marry Jamie Frasier – a brave and charming Highland warrior – she is totally unprepared for the ensuing passionate love affair that will rock her to her core. For how can she choose the love of her life when both men literally live in 2 completely different worlds?
Alta Mar (high seas)
Spanish series are hip and happening nowadays. It all started with La Casa de Papel and Elite, but now you can also add Alta Mar to this list. Set in the 1940s, this thrilling mystery series evolves around the passengers travelling aboard an ocean liner named Bárbara de Braganza. All the passengers have their own specific reasons to travel aboard this ship and plenty of secrets to hide. But even when you are travelling on the most luxurious of ships, once things start going awry and people end up dead, you really have nowhere to go…
Coisa mais Linda
My second favourite series of this list and due in no small part to the fabulous looks of the gorgeous lead actress! In the 1950s Housewife Malu (Maria Casadevall) travels to Rio de Janeiro to meet up with her husband only to find out that he has abandoned her and left with all their money. Everything seems to be lost but she decides to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Trying to build a new life and forming new friendships along the way, she also ends up reinventing herself. This gives her the courage to turn her dream of opening a nightclub into reality. Want to know more? Check out this amazing Brazilian series and find out!
State of Happiness
If you have a soft spot for Scandinavian series, you will definitely love this drama series! State Of Happiness (Lykkeland) is the newest Netflix treasure. This award-winning show tells the story of the discovery of oil in Norway in the 1970s and how that discovery boosted the economy after a crisis. A discovery that proves to be life-changing for four young people with regular jobs. Exciting!
Aquarius is inspired by the story of notorious cult leader Charles Manson. The story begins in Los Angeles in 1967. Sam Hodiak, an experienced LAPD detective is investigating the Manson cult. The story focuses on events that take place prior to the infamous and gruesome Tate -LaBianca murders. Manson is still an unknown, but charismatic leader with big plans who is luring people into his cult. Hodiak is assisted by a young officer who starts working undercover to infiltrate the Manson cult in order to find out if they are dangerous or not. It’s a thrilling ride!
This series chronicles the life of legendary Madam C.J. Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire. Living in 19th century America, a time when in the aftermath of slavery many black people were suffering enormous hardship as a consequence of racism and inequality, she managed to set up her own line of hair care products. Soon these products became very popular among black women, growing her business to a haircare empire and making her fortune that would be worth around 10 million euros today. An impressive achievement that made Madam C.J. Walker the first Afro-American millionaire and America’s richest female self-made millionaire. You go girl!
When Calls the Heart
Set in the early 20th century, this drama series stars a young woman named Elizabeth Thatcher who leaves the city to become a teacher in a Canadian coal-mining town. Following an accident that kills a large number of miners, the mining-company wants the widows that are still living in the town to move away and make room for a new group of miners. Elizabeth comes up with a plan that will allow the widows to stay. The arrival of the new miners in Coal Valley causes a lot of excitement among the women and it’s Billy who makes an impression on Elizabeth. Much to the chagrin of Jack who also has feelings for Elizabeth. Who will she choose in the end?
Starting in 1977, this thrilling series focuses on two FBI-agents who interview a number of imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think and how their minds work; hoping that the insights and knowledge can help them solve ongoing cases. In their pioneering work they often come up against the prejudices, doubts and the outdated methods of the local police and their own FBI colleagues. It doesn’t hurt that the lead actor is not bad looking. 😉
Do you feel like we missed out a fabulous retro TV-series? Let us know in the comments below and this series might be featured in a future blog!