When we said Netlfix had a serious amount of original content we weren’t pulling your leg. Still in the “drama” category, with Annihilation in mind, here are the best Netflix Original Sci-Fi drama series you can watch now.
SENSE8 (84% Average Tomatometer and backed by an incredible 92% of audiences)
Angelica births 8 children and then commits suicide to avoid capture by a man known as “Whispers.” Her children later discover they are connected and have the ability to sense and communicate with each other, and can share knowledge, language and skills. They now form a cluster of “sensates”: human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked.
Stranger Things (94% Average Tomatometer)
Arguably the best show that Netflix has created to date, Stranger Things is an epic love letter to the 80’s classics that captivated a generation. A Sci-Fi Horror set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indianna, in 1980’s where a boy vanishes into thin air amid supernatural events occurring around the town brought on by “The Upside-down”; another dimension discovered by the Hawkins Laboratory.
As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their own search.
Altered Carbon (67% Average Tomatometer but backed by 90% of Audiences)
Fifteen years after author Laeta Kalogridis optioned the novel with the intent of making a film, Netflix brings you Altered Carbon. Enter this dystopian cyberpunk web series where society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitised; human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving member of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned — on ice — for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder … that of Bancroft himself.
Lost in Space (68% Average Tomatometer but liked by 89% of Audiences)
The latest take on “The Swiss Family Robinson” is “Lost in Space”, a Netflix Original and reimagining of the classic 60s science fiction series of the same name. Set 30 years in the future, in the aftermath of an impact event that threatens humanities very survival, the Robinson family is selected for the 24th mission of the Resolute, an interstellar spacecraft carrying selected families to colonize the Alpha Centauri star system. Colonization in space is now a reality, and the Robinson family is among those tested and selected to make a new life for themselves in a better world but before they reach their destination an alien attacks which forces them to evacuate.