Campy, over-the-top with dramatic twists and turns—that’s a great night in. Yes, I do love my intellectual pursuits but how can you resist the witty shade the Queens throw at each other during Ru Paul’s Drag Race or the melodramatic gasps of La Casa de Las Flores? It’s exaggerated and sometimes will make your question whether the writer just ran out of ideas but hey, that’s the fun of it all!
For this segment of Netflix Mondays, we have a selection of soapy, drama-filled shows that will add some zing to your Mondays.
A remake of Aaron Spelling’s classic 1980s primetime soap opera, this updated version of Dynasty preserves the soapy drama and epic confrontation scenes with a much more diverse cast. The series centres on the insanely rich Carrington family in Atlanta with their fabulous lifestyles and delicious dose of family drama.
Long-lost cousins, estranged mothers, possible murders and many illicit affairs, Dynasty promises you a ride complete with to-die-for Gucci jackets and shoulder pads that need to come back in style.
Who should watch it: For anyone looking to be the next heir or heiress to an insane family fortune, here is what not to do.
Dynasty | Watch Here
2. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is proof that life is indeed stranger than fiction. Dive into the world of eccentric big cat owners were having a tiger in your backyard is the most pedestrian thing in docu-series. Tiger King centres on the craziest cat of all, Joe Exotic who is a gun-toting polygamist and country-western singer who also owns an Oklahoma zoo. Now, that’s what we call a resume.
A twisted tale of rivalry, murder and manipulation Tiger King is nothing short of dramatic. You’ll be sitting there and saying to yourself the whole time: “Wait, this really happened?”.
Who should watch it: If you know any crazy cat lad or lady in your life, let this serve as a cautionary tale. It’s a slippery slope from crazy cat lady to a murderous, for-profit zoo, country singing big cat owner.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness | Watch Here
3. Ru Paul’s Drag Race
The shade, the shade, the shade. Ru Paul’s Drag Race is an exercise in how to throw shade subtly or right smack in their faces. And if you think it’s all about catty name-calling and dresses—it is, but it’s also about self-expression, grit and strutting your hardest in those sky-high heels.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat every lip sync battle and every fabulous dress and outfit. If that’s not enough, there is Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars and if you are feeling festive, Ru Paul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.
Who should watch it: If your comebacks have been falling flat, here is a glitter-filled lesson from these queens and prepare to slayyy.
Ru Paul’s Drag Race | Watch Here
4. Selling Sunset
Who knew real estate could have so much drama?
The top real estate brokers of The Oppenheim Group are here to show you LA’s luxe houses we Singaporeans can only dream about. Watch these immaculately dressed seven realtors in the cut-throat world of LA real-estate. If you must know, The Oppenheim Group are #1 agency in Hollywood Hills and Sunset Strip. They are all on top of their game and we all might learn a thing or two.
Plus, a delve into their oh-so-dramatic personal lives and open house with Burgers and Botox where you’re served a burger and botox. Yup, you’ve read that right. It’s that classic LA luxe that we all hate to love.
Who should watch it: Move over, Real Wives of wherever Selling Sunset is where it’s at. (And all the pretty houses.)
Selling Sunset | Watch Here
5. La Casa de las Flores (The House of Flowers)
La Casa de las Flores has everything—a dysfunctional family, a prestigious florist and secrets threatening to bubble over the surface. Dubbed the millennial telenovela, La Casa de las Flores will have you giggling with ribald laughter and then on tenterhooks as the new antagonist makes their dramatic entrance.
You’ve to love fan-favourite Paulina de la Mora with her languid and bored tone of voice which becomes inadvertently hilarious and endearing.
Who should watch it: For those that love telenovelas but don’t want to watch 900 episodes, this hilarious dramedy is all you need.
La Casa de Las Flores| Watch Here
6. Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Like I said the stuff that happens in real life is more exciting and even more scandalous than any work fiction. Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is probably the biggest fiasco to go down in history. Fyre was promoted and promised to be a luxury music festival that was supposed to make Coachella look like backyard concert. Tickets could cost up to $100,000—yea, can you believe it?
It was on a luxurious island in the Bahamas with state-of-the-art ‘Glamp’ tents with the supermodel seal of approval. Basically, if you weren’t there, the FOMO would be intense. It turns out this posh and expensive music festival was unravelling within and was about to implode.
Who should watch it: You know what they say about a trainwreck, it’s so bad but you can’t look away. Fyre Festival will make you feel so much second-hand horror and embarrassment you’ll have to watch all of it in one sitting.
Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened| Watch Here
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