Netflix has various genres to satisfy your hunger, but one genre that is not on everyone’s watch list is an anthology. We would like to introduce you to this amazing genre (fun fact: Netflix’s Black Mirror is also a part of it). The best way to start a new genre is by watching the best series from it. So, we have made a list of the best anthology series on Netflix, but before that, let us understand what anthology series means.
Anthology series explained
Anthology series has several episodes with no direct link between them, although the episodes have a similar premise. Most of the anthology series contain a particular writer’s combined work, which a director adapts as a series. Nowadays, instead of resetting the narrative at the end of the episode, creators have entirely separate seasons. The most common genres in anthology series are crime and horror.
With no further ado, let’s go toward the best anthology series on Netflix.
A masked serial killer hunts down a group of kids in this anthology series. After a terrible murder because of cyber-bullying, the startling brutality brings back memories of a previous killing spree that has tormented some, captivated others, and possibly inspired a new killer.
Don’t confuse this one with the famous 1996 movie starring Courtney Cox. This anthology bagged an IMDb rating of 7.1 and has three seasons.
We watch four short stories of various genres from the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, ranging from satire to thriller, all packed in one. Netflix released this anthology series in 2021 with some of the best actors from Bollywood.
If you haven’t yet watched any of these Honorary Academy Award Winners’ work, this is your chance to familiarize yourself with his work. This anthology series received an IMDb rating of 7.2.
True-crime lovers have another series to binge-watch, and it has two seasons only. Season one follows a relationship that should have survived for ages but instead met with a horrific end. The series explores the various perspectives in a story, which might confuse you but will make you question the authenticity of all.
Season two recounts Betty Broderick’s marriage to childhood lover Dan Broderick’s disintegration and the severe psychological impact on Betty. The true-crime anthology series has an IMDb rating of 7.2.
The Haunting of Hill House
The series jumps simultaneously in two timelines, following five adult siblings whose paranormal experiences at Hill House continue to affect them in the present day, and memories portraying events leading up to the family’s escape from the estate on that fateful night in 1992.
This Mike Flanagan-directed series is the first part of The Haunting series with The Haunting of Bly Manor being the second. This anthology series has an IMDb rating of 8.6 and is also a Netflix Original.
Being one of the most successful series on Netflix, Fargo was not missing this list. Set in different time periods, a diverse cast of characters deals with a variety of crimes. The only common thread that ties them together is a connection to the Midwest of the United States of America.
Strong performances from the lead cast, good writing, and great direction have earned Fargo an IMDb rating of 8.9.
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