Heists, gangsters, car chases, police sirens, and raging emotions—these are a few trademarks of great shows that revolve around the world of crime and cops. The new Netflix series titled “Sky High: The Series” has the drama and emotional doldrums to make you go on a binge. Created by Daniel Calparsoro and Jorge Guerricaechevarria, this series is a continuation of the 2021 movie “Sky High” (dir. Daniel) and picks up where the film left off.
Sole, the newly widowed mother, steps up and takes charge of the crime business after the death of her husband Angel, going against her father, the crime boss’s, wishes. With Luis Tosar, Asia Ortega, and others reprising their roles from the movie, the series dives deeper into the lives of the characters and the crime world set in Madrid, Spain. If you like crime dramas while also enjoying the spice of familial equations and undercover agents, here are 7 shows to binge this weekend:
Money Heist (2017-2021)
Money Heist, originally aired in 2017, became the most-watched series on Netflix, putting heist thrillers back on the map. With a gripping plot and interesting characters, the series featured Alvaro Morte as the Professor, who, with his team involving Tokyo (Ursula Corberó), Berlin (Pedro Alonso), Lisbon (Itziar Ituo), Moscow (Paco Tous), Nairobi (Alba Flores), Rio (Miguel Herrán), and Denver (Jaime Lorente), among others, plans the greatest heist the world has ever seen. Even though it was originally made in Spanish, it gained worldwide acclaim despite the language barrier. If you don’t want to have a case of FOMO, watch one of the most popular series asap. It’s streaming on Netflix.
This gritty action thriller is a series set in France, revolving around a turf war between a gang of robbers and the drug lords from another part of France, after the experienced robber, Mehdi’s niece Shainez, gets into trouble.
The series features a strong cast, including Sami Bouajila, Tracy Gotoas, Salim Kechiouche, Samuel Jouy, and Joaquim de Almeida. It’s streaming on Netflix.
The Endgame (2022)
With the gorgeous and talented Morena Baccarin starring in this heist drama, the series is a must-watch for those who are seeking a show that is twisted and complex in nature but is nonetheless extremely committed to delivering the thrills. The plot revolves around Elena Federova, a recently captured international arms dealer, and Val Turner, an FBI agent; the former is able to manage robberies while in captivity, and the latter is driven to bust the ring once and for all. It’s a thrilling watch; catch it on NBC.
Queen Of The South (2016-2021)
Rarely have there been good shows where a woman is cast as the lead in the gangster genre. In “Queen of the South,” we find Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) completely distraught after her boyfriend is murdered by the drug cartel. The plot revolves around her fleeing to America, becoming a drug lord herself, and avenging her boyfriend’s death. Alice Braga is a Brazilian superstar and has proven herself to be an actress of a very high caliber by starring in films such as the “City of God,” “I Am Legend,” and “Elysium.” Here we get a full five seasons to enjoy her talent and kickass. “Queen of the South” is a series made with extreme finesse. It’s streaming on Netflix.
Animal Kingdom (2016-2022)
With his mother dead, he moves in with his relatives in Southern California, but is this a normal home? Oh, not at all! His grandmother heads a criminal clan. The series, developed by Jonathan Lisco, is based on the 2010 film of the same name and carefully expands on the atmosphere, which was very well received at the time of the release and converted into a memorable series. This one features no heists per se but features a strong family drama with an even stronger female as the head of it. It’s streaming on Netflix.
Which stories are those where lives are hanging in the balance, and one slip will result in a catastrophe? Yes, you guessed it right—they are often the stories where a police officer goes undercover into the criminal world. “Undercover,” inspired by true events, tells the story of two undercover agents posing as a couple and trying to infiltrate a wanted drug kingpin’s syndicate. Tom Waes and Anna Drijver star in this Netflix-Belgian TV production and make this relatively unknown series worthy of a binge-watch. It’s streaming on Netflix.
In a tale of theft and revenge, Omar Sy, known for the “Intouchables,” weaves together a character who is both slick and worthy of sympathy at the same time. It’s a great performance in a binge-worthy series that brings comedy and action together. Created by George Kay, the series is based on the adventures of Arsene Lupin, a character written by author Maurice Leblanc. If you’re in the mood to catch something light but engaging, look nowhere else. Watch “Lupin”; it’s streaming on Netflix.
“Sky High: The Series,” directed by Daniel Calparsoro, has 7 episodes and works as a stand-alone series even if one doesn’t know the plot of the original film. Its sexy vibe and sleek gangster world are quite enticing to deny. Watch it today on Netflix.