No matter how productive your week is and how focused you are on your work, you need small breaks to recharge your energy. You’re afraid to turn to Netflix because you’ll end up binge-watching ten years of TV. We fully understand the pain that comes with watching an addictive TV show. But why spend weeks watching a show when you can finish one in just five hours? Or even in a day?
If you don’t have time to hunt for the best ones worth your precious break, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a list of limited series you can stream on Netflix right now:
Episode length: 26 to 47 minutes
Number of episodes: 10
Two strangers, Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), along with ten others, are drawn into a mysterious pharmaceutical trial for a drug that they are assured, without any complications or side effects, will permanently solve all their problems. . Things don’t go as planned. This black comedy is based on a Norwegian series of the same name about a nondescript man in a psychiatric hospital who lives an exciting life of adventure and romance inside his head. He can be crazy or just having fun.
Episode length – 43 to 58 minutes
Number of episodes: 8
Based on the actual events of the 2008-2011 serial rapes in Washington and Colorado, Incredible tells the story of two detectives (Oscar nominee Toni Collette and Emmy winner Merritt Wever) who follow a twisted path to uncover the truth about a teenage girl (Kaitlyn Dever) accused of lying about a rape. The show is based on the article by T. Christian Miller and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Ken Armstrong. An Incredible Rape Story. It also draws on the earlier work of writers, A false report (2018).
Inventing Anna (2022)
Episode length – 59 to 82 minutes
Number of episodes: 9
Invent Anna, the new Shondaland series on Netflix, is about Anna Delvey (Julia Garner), the fake Russian-born heiress who elegantly spruced up banks, hotels, and socialites with hundreds of thousands of dollars. Based on 2018 by Jessica Pressler New York review article on Delvey, Inventing Anna closely follows journalist Vivian Kent (Anna Chlumsky), a fictionalized version of Pressler, as she attempts to connect the dots with Delvey — and meet her deadline. “The investigative journalism we see on TV is all true – except for the parts that are completely made up,” reads the show’s official Netflix explainer.
Episode length: 52 to 54 minutes
Number of episodes: 4
Unorthodox follows Etsy, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. She is trapped in an unhappy arranged marriage within the sect of the ultra-Orthodox community. She flees to Berlin, where her estranged mother lives, and tries to live a secular life, exploring life outside of her community and rejecting all beliefs from her upbringing. After learning of her pregnancy, her husband flies to Berlin with his cousin on the orders of their rabbi to try to find her.
Episode length: 47 to 60 minutes
Number of episodes: 10
This German-American drama is inspired by the memoir of Stephanie Land, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It follows Alex as she struggles to raise a young child, dealing with both an abusive ex-boyfriend and her own dysfunctional family. All while navigating the red tape of government aid, working as a maid, and dreaming of a future as a writer. The show is mostly in Yiddish, but you can stream it in German and English.