10 top Netflix shows to watch in bed

Chill out in bed with these top Netflix shows

Are you one of the 10 million Australians who regularly switch on Netflix? Netflix is now the biggest subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) provider in the country.

We all know that Netflix has great content, all in one convenient place. It produces original TV series and a great selection of movies – old classics and the latest films. Some of the most popular Netflix shows are Friends, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, Breaking Bad, the Gilmore Girls, Orange is the new Black, House of Cards and The Crown. Shows like The Vampire Diaries, 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things have pulled in younger viewers in spades.

And for many of people, their favourite spot to watch TV is tucked-up in bed. So, if you’re planning to spend the weekend in bed bingeing on Netflix, what’s the pick of the bunch?

Top 5 Netflix series for 2019

1. The Crown – Season 3

It seems we can’t get enough of the House of Windsor. Series 3 continues with Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II and Helen Bonham Carter as the rebel royal Princess Margaret. Series 3 and 4 cover the years 1964-76. The release date for this series is yet to be announced.

2. Stranger Things

Fans of its 80s nostalgia and clever combination of comedy and horror can’t wait for Series 3 of this popular coming-of-age tale. It’s due for release in early July 2019.

3. Black Mirror

We’re up to Series 5 of this bleak dystopian sci-fi drama where technology has taken over our lives. It’s hard not to keep watching.

4. The Order

A secret society, strange rituals and dangerous creatures. The Order is a new series set in a US College campus and follows the progress of freshman Jack Morton into the world of dark magic.

5. Russian Doll

Natasha Lyonne plays chain-smoking New Yorker Nadia, who relives – then dies - her 36th birthday, over and over again.


What about a Netflix movie?

Some people love being obsessed in the latest Netflix series. Others are happy to watch a movie for entertainment.

5 of the most popular ‘oldies and newies’ in the Netflix movie line-up:

1. Amy

The Oscar-winning documentary about the amazingly talented Amy Winehouse.

2. Jaws

Cue the scary music. The beach will never be the same once you’ve watched this classic 1975 battle between a huge man-eating shark and beachgoers.

3. Roma

Roma tells the heart-breaking story of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the 1970s. Critics call it a masterpiece.

4. Avengers: Infinity War

So many good guys in one place. So many bad guys ready to destroy the galaxy. The ultimate epic battle is fought in this latest Marvel flick. 

5. The Dirt

Rock n’ roll, smashed guitars and wrecked hotel rooms. Based on the best-selling book by Mötley Crüe band member and writer Neil Strauss, The Dirt tells the tale of the rise and rise of this hard-living, heavy-metal band.

Is watching TV in bed bad for you?

Before you get started on your Netflix binge, we’ve got a warning.

The downside of watching TV in bed has been studied for years by sleep experts. The main problem is the ‘blue light’ that’s emitted by your TV.

This blue light interferes with your body clock, suppressing the production of melatonin. Melatonin is the magic hormone that regulates our sleep/wake cycle. The result is a disturbance in the quality of your sleep.

So, if you want to watch your favourite Netflix series in bed, try shutting off the TV at least an hour or two before bedtime.