We’ve all become quite familiar with the Netflix error message that appears when you’ve attempted to use a VPN to stream the American content: “Whoops, something went wrong…”. This is largely due to the fact that the US Netflix is renowned for having absolutely all the TV shows and films that one could ever ask for. While the UK Netflix is not quite offering as much selection, it does have some real gems up there and every year some great films hit our screens. The last few months have also seen some UK-produced TV shows that are taking the entertainment world by storm.

Although the risk of online streaming is growing more and more – with Germany naturally paving the path – it is still one of the most popular methods of watching TV. With helpful sites such as Can I Stream.it, there is no shortage of places to find the source of your next binge watch. However, before you dive into the grey area of streaming, here are a few tips on what to look out for on the UK Netflix first:

Black Mirror

The latest of Charlie Brooker’s chilling series Black Mirror was released on Netflix at the end of 2017. For the few who do not yet know it, it is a dystopian sci-fi series, filled with stand-alone episodes that will make you think twice about the digital era that we are in.

The End of the F***ing World

Another English-produced series, this one took most of us by surprise and is based on a comic book series of the same name. As it happens, one of the lead actors, Alex Lawther, featured in a particularly chilling episode of Black Mirror. The series follows two adolescents escaping their difficult family situations at home. What initially sounds like quite an ordinary drama, unravels into something very touching and beautiful. The acting is superb, the script is even better, and it all comes in one colourful and quirky package for you to devour.

The Crown

While a TV series about the monarchy may not be the first on everyone’s agenda, it is actually more gripping than you may initially think. The best part about the show is the fact that it is centred upon real-life historical events – all of which are in chronological order. The show covers major world events such as the Soviet Union testing their first thermonuclear weapon, Churchill’s replacement, JFK’s assassination and the John Profumo scandal.

Oh, and if you’re a huge fan of cinema, don’t forget the London Film Festival in October, as it’s always a wonderful event.