Two weeks ago, the Golden Globes showcased the best in television and movies. Some shows left viewers with a piqued curiosity to venture over to Netflix and Hulu. Consider binge-watching these hits before the next season rolls around.
The drama series based on everyone’s favorite queen, The Crown was a sure-fire hit among period and history lovers alike. Premiering in November, the Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern day, beginning with Elizabeth’s early reign as queen. As the years pass, the young queen is met with romances and political rivalries, all of which have shaped the 20th century.
Claire Foy’s engaging and powerful performance as Queen Elizabeth II earned her a Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series Drama. The biographical show also won for Best Television Series: Drama.
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Sarah Paulson’s stellar performances in American Horror Story already garnered her several Critic’s Choice Awards, but she won her first Golden Globe for her role in The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story. The true crime anthology series, that depicts the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial is based on the book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. Cuba Gooding Jr., Selma Blair and David Schwimmer also star.
The gripping series received rave reviews and a Golden Globe for Best Television Limited Series.
FX’s comedy not only stars actor Donald Glover, it was created by him as well. The show centers on two cousins who work the rap music scene in Atlanta, GA. It took home the Golden Globe for Best Television Series for a Musical or Comedy, and Glover himself snagged a gold idol for Best Performance. Atlanta’s original content and music angle earned critical acclaim across the board as one of the new best shows of the year. Watch Atlanta on Fox.com.
This sci-fi original drama grabbed audiences instantly. Set in small town Indiana in 1983 during a time when science fiction was all people could talk about, Winona Ryder stars as Joyce Byers, whose 12-year-old son goes missing. While investigating his disappearance, Ryder’s character unravels a series of mysteries involving supernatural forces, secret government experiments and a very unusual little girl. If a character by the name of Eleven has you intrigued, watch Stranger Things.
Fun fact: Did you know Stranger Things was originally slated to take place in Montauk, Long Island? Read all about Camp Hero, the interesting place with an unusual history.
Looking for movie suggestions? Check out the top nominated films at the Golden Globes this year: