The best Netflix series of 2023

The streaming platform has released some titles to take into account in the first months of the year.

It’s never too early to start collecting the best series that Netflix has premiered in 2023. The streaming platform has a large volume of weekly premieres, which allows all its subscribers, whatever their tastes, to always find something they like. This also makes things a bit more complicated when it comes to finding the perfect series in case you don’t know what to do.

The 15 best Netflix miniseries to watch today

Since time is money, we want to help you not waste time searching within the platform and we have gathered the best that has been released so far this year. Here are the recommendations on what to watch on Netflix so as not to fail.

‘Copenhagen Cowboy’

Netflix has these things: a product like Sex/Life and, at the same time, that a series by one of the most transgressive filmmakers goes completely unnoticed. Copenhagen Cowboy premiered on January 5, 2023 without anyone paying much attention to it, but we should all dedicate a little of our time to it.

Violent and singular: It has gone unnoticed on Netflix, but it is the new series from one of the most transgressive filmmakers (and it deserves a chance)

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn -the same Drive either The Neon Demon-, consists of six episodes centered on an engimatic young woman with psychic abilities who works as a lucky talisman for everyone around her. It doesn’t take long for her to find herself thrust into the criminal underworld where all kinds of people try to take advantage of her.

‘Junji Ito’s Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre’

From the first trailer we already saw that Junji Ito’s Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre It was going to be something on another level. And the Netflix series fulfilled what was promised. The anime offers a gift to anyone who wants to surrender to their madness and accept their morbidity. It’s funny, scary, and strangely beautiful. Impossible to take your eyes off the screen.

Inspired by 20 horror manga stories by the author Junji Ito, this anthological anime series is perfect for learning more about Ito’s universe. 12 very short episodes that you can watch independently and that they will give you the dose of restlessness that you need.

‘Lockwood Agency’

With a 90% score in Rotten Tomatoes, Lockwood & Co. is a detective series that has soon become one of the most entertaining on the platform. It was released on January 27, 2023 and, without reaching the level of greatest hits like WednesdayIt is undoubtedly one of the titles to take into account.

Based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Stroud, the series centers on Lucy Carlyle, a 13-year-old girl who is sent to an agency that trains young people to hunt ghosts. Three years later, her training ends abruptly, forcing her to flee to London. There she is rejected by many agencies, so she ends up Lockwood and Co.

‘Makanai: the cook of the maiko’

Another case of great directors who premiere a series on Netflix and spend a little without pain or glory is Makanai: the cook of the maikoa great work by Hirokazu Kore-eda that has been on the platform since January 12, 2023. “A splendid happy place that gives you all the pity in the world that it’s over,” says Pedro Gallego in his review – you can read it down here-.

This splendid and delicious series has become my new happy place: it only lasts 5 hours and you can watch it on Netflix

The story takes place in the hanamachi, the geisha district of Kyoto. Two inseparable friends move there to fulfill their dream: to become maiko, the geisha apprentices.. Years later, one of them has succeeded, while the other has stayed working in the kitchen of the house where the maiko live.

‘Vikings: Valhalla’ T2

Vikings He has hit the mark with his successor. Valhalla It has released its second season this year with very good results. After a rather remarkable first season, the new batch of episodes continues to live up to the fiction and make fans enjoy the viking adventures.

After the Battle of Kattegat, the main heroes have to return to the harsh reality. This conflict has destroyed their dreams and marked their future. Now that they are fugitives in Scandinavia, they are going to put their ambition and courage to the test.