7 Netflix Films And TV Shows To Get You Through the Winter

If the changing seasons have you feeling down, we have a sure-fire cure: seven Netflix releases that are the televisual equivalent of bottled sunshine.

Lana Condor is note perfect as the anxious, lovestruck Lara Jean in Susan Johnson’s spirited romance (as well as its Michael Fimognari-directed sequels, To All the Boys: PS I Still Love You and To All the Boys: Always and Forever

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

A fizzy workplace rom-com with a quartet of delightful performances, Claire Scanlon’s charmer sees Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell take the parts of Harper and Charlie, two exhausted personal assistants who hatch a plan to make their demanding bosses  

Set It Up

If you love Christmas and/or New York, prepare to fall hard for Joe Tracz’s magical miniseries centred on the eternally optimistic Lily (Midori Francis) and the charming but persnickety Dash (Austin Abrams) who meet in the downtown institution that is Strand bookstore – well, sort of. 

Dash & Lily

Alice Oseman’s swoon-worthy rom-com, an adaptation of her own buoyant graphic novel, is as gentle, sweet and life-affirming as it gets: the tale of an introverted teen (Joe Locke) who develops a secret crush on the school’s rugby star (Kit Connor), only to have his feelings reciprocated.  


In Michelle Buteau and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel’s exuberant comedy inspired by the former’s hilarious memoir, the actor, writer and stand-up comic shines in the role of the magnetic, quippy, flamboyantly dressed Mavis, who at 38, suddenly finds herself single, living with an eccentric new roommate, and trying to get her styling career off the ground.  

Survival of the Thickest

Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher’s high school romp is exactly the sort of show I wish I’d gotten to see growing up: one that centred a South Asian character who was free of the stereotypes brown women are so often saddled with on screen. 

Never Have I Ever

A frothy, feelgood family affair, Sammi Cohen’s coming-of-age saga casts Adam Sandler and Idina Menzel as the exhausted parents of a demanding teenager, as played by the former’s daughter, Sunny Sandler, who is dreaming of a bat mitzvah for the ages. 

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