18 Best Netflix Series Malaysia

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In front of your TV and not sure what to watch on Netflix? You have come to the right place!

The good thing with Netflix Malaysia is there are not many restrictions on the movie and TV series library. Even if it has one, we can always use a VPN service to gain access to other country’s Netflix libraries.

The following are the 18 best Netflix series to watch in Malaysia. There are both new and old series on the list, arranged alphabetically.

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Breaking Bad – Personal Favourite
  3. Dark
  4. Kingdom
  5. Lupin
  6. Money Heist – Trending Series
  7. Narcos: Mexico
  8. Peaky Blinders
  9. Queen’s Gambit – Best Netflix Original Series
  10. Ragnarok
  11. Shadow and Bone
  12. Snowpiercer
  13. Start-Up (Korean)
  14. Stranger Things – Highly Recommended
  15. Titans
  16. The Witchers
  17. Umbrella Academy
  18. Vincenzo – Best Korean Series in 2021

1. Black Mirror

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84%, Average Audience Rating: 84%
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thrillers
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 22 
  • Year: 2011 – Present
  • Language: English

Black Mirror is a Netflix Original series that features a high-tech near-future world. The series is a British science-fiction anthology series

Each episode features a totally different story and cast on its own. The storyline often explores how modern innovations can backfire on humanity

The series has received multiple awards and nominations, including three consecutive wins of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.


2. Breaking Bad

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%, Average Audience Rating: 97%
  • Genre: Crime, TV Thrillers, Dramas
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 62
  • Year: 2008 – 2013
  • Language: English

Breaking Bad is old but gold. There is no doubt that this is one of the best TV series ever produced in the last decade.

The story begins with a desperate high school chemistry teacher, Walter White who barely makes ends meet. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is determined to earn as much money and as fast as he can.

He ended up using his knowledge in chemistry to produce meth and subsequently become a drug dealer. 


3. Dark

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%, Average Audience Rating: 95%
  • Genre: TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers, Sci-Fi
  • Seasons: 3
  • Episodes: 26
  • Year: 2017 – Present
  • Language: German [original], English

Netflix’s original series Dark is set in a fictional town in Germany called Winden.

The disappearance of two children in Winden stokes fears among the residents. As they search for the kids, the sinful past and fractured relationships that exist among four families are exposed. 

It unravels a sinister time travel conspiracy that spans several generations. 


4. Kingdom

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%, Average Audience Rating: 97%
  • Genre: Action, Horror
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 12
  • Year: 2019 – Present
  • Language: Korean

Kingdom is Netflix’s first original Korean series. And it was a huge success and an instant hit when it was released. 

The series is adapted from the webcomic series The Kingdom of the Gods.

The story revolves around a Crown Prince who investigates the death of the King and his country’s mysterious plague. An unnatural plague that can resurrect the dead.


5. Lupin

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 97%, Average Audience Rating: 77%
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery Thriller
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 10
  • Year: 2021
  • Language: French [original], English

Lupin follows the story of its protagonist Assanne Diop, a character who is inspired by the adventures of the master thief Arsène Lupin.

His father is framed for theft and hangs himself in the prison. Assane sets out to avenge his father on the Pellegrini family, using his charisma and mastery of thievery.

Lupin is an addictive addition, becoming one of the most binge-able TV series. It strikes the right balance of humour, suspense, mystery and emotional story.


6. Money Heist

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 95%, Average Audience Rating: 77%
  • Genre: Mystery thriller, Crime
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 43
  • Year: 2017 – 2021
  • Language: Spanish [Original], English

Money Heist is a Spanish TV series about eight robbers who are led by a witty mastermind, the Professor, in a heist on the Royal Mint of Spain and the Bank of Spain.

The group takes hostages and locks themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain. The gang printed millions of dollars and outsmarted the authorities to escape.

There were several awards received by the Money Heist television series, including the 46th International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. It is praised for its sophisticated plot, interpersonal dramas, and great direction.


7. Narcos: Mexico

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%, Average Audience Rating: 92%
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thrillers
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Year: 2018 – 2021
  • Language: English

Narcos: Mexico is a fresh and original TV series that tells a great story on real-world crime and drug trafficking. 

The TV series explores how the Mexican drug war had its beginnings at a time when drug traffickers were disorganized small marijuana growers and dealers. 

The film depicts the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s when Miguel Angel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) unified several territories in order to build an infamous drug empire.


8. Peaky Blinders

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%, Average Audience Rating: 94%
  • Genre: Crime, British, Gangs, History, Drama
  • Seasons: 5
  • Episodes: 30
  • Year: 2013 – 2019
  • Language: British English

Peaky Blinders story is set in Birmingham, 1919 after the end of the First World War.

The story revolves around the fearsome gang boss Tommy Shelby who set on moving up in the crime world no matter the cost.

The whole series is very well acted and directed. Everything, from the video colours, sets, costumes and editing contributed to the immersive atmosphere of the post-war U.K.


9. Queen’s Gambit

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%, Average Audience Rating: 94%
  • Genre: Drama, 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 7
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: English

Queen’s Gambit, the title of the TV series, refers to a chess opening.

It features the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan chess prodigy, struggles to become an elite chess player while battling emotional problems, drug and alcohol addiction.

There were 18 nominations for The Queen’s Gambit at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The series won two Golden Globe Awards: Best Limited Series or Television Film and Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film.


10. Ragnarok

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 70%, Average Audience Rating: 88%
  • Genre: Fictional, Fantasy Drama, Mystery thriller
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 16
  • Year: 2020 – 2021
  • Language: Norwegian [original], English

Ragnarok is an original Norwegian Netflix Series. It gives a fresh take and reimagines Norse mythology.

The story takes place in the present day, in the fictional Norwegian town of Edda in Hordaland, Western Norway. 

The town is affected by climate change and industrial pollution caused the local Jutul family’s factories.

Magne, a teenage boy who learns that he is the reincarnation of Thor, challenges them and begins to fight against those who are destroying the town and the planet.


11. Shadow and Bone

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%, Average Audience Rating: 89%
  • Genre: Fantasy, Teen, Action, Adventure
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 8
  • Year: 2021
  • Language: English

Shadow and Bone is the latest Netflix series that is based on two series of books, Shadow and Bone; and the Six of Crows.

The story is set in a fictional world where The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters, is slowly destroying the nation of Ravka.

Alina, the main character, discovers that she possesses a very unique power that brings her into the world of the magical elite of her kingdom, the Grishas. 


12. Snowpiercer

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 75%, Average Audience Rating: 73%
  • Genre: Climate fiction, Dystopian, Thriller, Post-apocalyptic, Drama
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Year: 2020 – 2021
  • Language: English

The TV series Snowpiercer is based on the 2013 film of the same name.

It is set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian world where the last survivors of humanity live on a perpetually moving train.

The world becomes a frozen wasteland and the moving train provides energy preventing the passengers from freezing.

The train’s population has become rigidly divided by class. The imbalanced social hierarchy and unfair allocation of resources have sparked a revolution from the lower classes.


13. Start-Up

  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 16
  • Year: 2020
  • Language: Korean

Start-Up is a South Korean television series starring Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na. 

The story is set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley called Sandbox.

It revolves around a woman who has dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs, as well as her love triangle with a man who is secretly her first love and another who is pretending to be her first love.


14. Stranger Things

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%, Average Audience Rating: 91%
  • Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Teen
  • Seasons: 3
  • Episodes: 25
  • Year: 2016 – 2019
  • Language: English

Stranger Things is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

A young boy mysteriously disappears in the town. His mother and the town’s police chief went for a search. Soon, they uncover a mystery involving secret experiments, supernatural forces and one girl with psychokinetic abilities.

Stranger Things is a very successful series that has recorded a very high viewership on Netflix and received multiple awards.


15. Titans

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86%, Average Audience Rating: 73%
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Superheroes, Comic, Drama
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 24
  • Year: 2018 – 2021
  • Language: English

Titan is released by HBOMAX and there are already 3 seasons with 37 episodes. There are currently only two seasons available on Netflix.

It is based on the DC Comics Team Teen Titans.

The TV series depicts a group of young heroes who join forces in their fight against evil. You can find many familiar heroes from the DC universe, like Dick Grayson aka Robin, Wonder Girl, Beast Boy, Starfire, Deathstroke and more. 

In contrast to other TV series which often go downhill after their first season, Titan actually gets better with each subsequent season.


16. The Witcher

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68%, Average Audience Rating: 91%
  • Genre: Fantasy, Action, Drama
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 8
  • Year: 2019
  • Language: English

The Witcher starring Henry Cavill is a surprisingly good short TV series. It is based on a series of six fantasy novels written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. 

The Witcher is probably best known for its trilogy of video games, particularly The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

This series focuses on the protagonist, Geralt of Rivia, who is a witcher. “Witchers” are beast hunters who develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle wild beasts and monsters.

If you’ve played The Witcher 3 or are a gamer, you should definitely not miss this series.


17. Umbrella Academy

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83%, Average Audience Rating: 87%
  • Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Black Comedy, Drama, Superhero
  • Seasons: 2
  • Episodes: 20
  • Year: 2019 – 2020
  • Language: English

There were 43 infants born on one day in 1989 to random women, who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. 

Seven of these children are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares them to save the world.

They each possess supernatural powers and are destined to stop the apocalypse of the world.


18. Vincenzo

  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: -, Average Audience Rating: 98%
  • Genre: Crime-drama, Dark comedy, Action
  • Seasons: 1
  • Episodes: 20
  • Year: 2021
  • Language: English

Vincenzo is definitely the hottest and most-loved Korean TV series in 2021.

The story’s protagonist Park Joo-Hyung (Song Joong-ki) was adopted by an Italian mafia boss. He, renamed “Vincenzo Cassano” and becomes a mafia lawyer.

Later, when he returned to Korea, he became involved in a dispute with the real estate conglomerate, Babel Group over ownership of a building.

The plot is very well-written and brilliant. You will immediately be hooked on it. The series is a mixed flavour of Gangster, legal, heist, comedy, and action film.


If you’re reading this article but still watching Netflix on PC, you should probably upgrade to a smart TV and get an Android TV Box. With an Android box, you can install all kinds of Android TV Apps, including Netflix, Disney Hotstar and more.

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Tekkaus
15 days ago

The one that I highly recommend is Stranger things. Have watched most of the series here but Stranger Things remains the best.