These shows are unwatchable, in the hate-watch category, take some time getting used or are an instant hit with the right crowd. Here’s some of the more weird Netflix series you can watch now.
Sexy Beasts (2021– )
The show everyone seems to love to hate. If you still haven’t previewed this, here’s the scoop: it’s a dating show which involves people wearing prosthetics with either mythical creatures or real-life animals. Does this make dating less awkward? Does it increase the chance of finding your forever partner? All we know is that after being canceled after two seasons it seems it will be renewed for a third one.
Year of the Rabbit (2019)
A silly and yet captivating miniseries focusing on a totally uncharacteristic trio that fights crime in Victorian London. It’s odd, foulmouthed but so enjoyable. PS: it features Matt Berry #thankuslater
Toast of London (2012- )
It’s centered on the life of Steven Toast, a middle aged actor that stumbles across a lot of weird and goofy scenarios in his personal life. Following the good ol’ British layout, this is a series started a bazillion years ago that seems to be neither canceled or renewed, it just lays there in an unfinished state. And again, Matt Berry is the main man.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019 – )
Short but oh so weirdly entertaining skit show that seems to be a hit with younger generations as well. It’s out there – quite a lot – but it covers a lot of our modern day to day lives so it might work. Someone makes a mistake, is bent on not admitting it, even defending said mistake so chaos will naturally follow.
Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun (2020 -)
Absurd, weird and so impossible to predict that it makes you wonder how they managed to come up with such random scripts. Again, it’s a skit show so it’s rather easy to watch but still weird as hell.
Peep Show (2003 – 2015)
An oldie but for some clearly a goldie, this series has a cult following. Ordinary people being surrounded by other ordinary people, all of them dealing with ordinary things during their ordinary days. The POV way of shooting is what makes this show bathe in a rather shallow layer of what-is-this.
Trailer Park Boys (2001 – 2018)
100+ episodes of overall chaos and unrealistic situations with three guys, each as random and unreliable as the next. Trust us when we say you have never watched something even remotely similar to this series.
Vikingane (2016 – 2020)
AKA Norsemen, this is a funny take on what it takes to be a Viking. Black comedy is a suiting label and it doesn’t lack uncomfortable or plain gross moments. If you’re a fan of dark comedy, viking legacy and the all so present guts you will enjoy this one. If you don’t get the humor, you’ll barely make it through the first episode.
The Mighty Boosh (2003 – 2007)
Pulled by Netflix due to the use of blackface, this is the type of series that you watch only because you enjoy outlandish scripts. The characters, the plots, everything seems to be written after enjoying a pot brownie or a basketful. Strange, strange, so strange but people seem to go for it.
Portlandia (2011 – 2018)
If I mention Fred Armisen and Kyle MacLachlan you will get a general impression and you won’t be wrong. A sketch-comedy that feels like a lot and it’s branded either unfunny or truly a gem, you won’t find that many 5 stars reviews, it’s either a full 10 or a lousy 1.
BoJack Horseman (2014 – 2020)
This is a popular show that dabbles on depression, alcoholism, finding your purpose in life, unemployment, dating and much more. Voiced by Will Arnett, BoJack is an actor that so desperately needs a big comeback. The characters are a mix of human and animals, the animation style is borderline freaky at times and the insane day to day things that happen in their life are so surreal it might cut down on the relatability they seem to aim for.
“Maniac” is probably one of the weirdest and most outlandish Netflix series out there. It stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill who are involved in a huge pharmaceutical mess. Each episode is like a trippy, surrealistic journey that takes you into the characters’ wildest dreams and deepest fears. One moment they’re living in a retro-futuristic version of New York City, and the next they’re trapped in a fantasy world straight out of a medieval fairytale. A weirdo miniseries that might hit the right notes if you click with the two main actors and the script.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (2016 – 2017)
The “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” Netflix series is a wild and eccentric ride that follows the misadventures of a guy named Dirk Gently, who claims to be a “holistic detective.” The Netflix series isn’t a direct adaptation of the novel but it still captures the same spirit of weirdness and quirkiness. The plot is convoluted, and things don’t always make sense, but that’s part of what makes it so weird and entertaining.
Fallet (2017 – )
The plot revolves around a mismatched pair of detectives, one Swedish and one British, who are tasked with solving a bizarre murder in a small town. The catch? They’re both completely inept and seem to be more interested in arguing and making pop culture references than actually solving the case. It’s weird because it combines the serious tone of a crime drama with the absurdity of a comedy, creating a unique and hilarious viewing experience.
Happy! (2017 – 2019)
“Happy!” is a dark comedy series on Netflix that follows the story of a corrupt ex-cop named Nick Sax, played by Christopher Meloni, along the way becoming partner with an imaginary blue unicorn named Happy. It combines elements of gritty crime drama with over-the-top humor and surreal fantasy resulting in quite the viewing experience.
Lately it feels like weird Neflix series end up having more and more viewers since people tend to go for the unusual plot or characters way more than they used to. Do you have one of these series on your radar? Or better yet, have you already watched any of these series? Give us some feedback below #neverenough
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The Blacklist (2013-2023)
Squid Game (2021-)
Ginny & Georgia (2021-)
The Flash (2014-2023)