Top 10 TV Series Recommendations for 2023, Keeping Your National Day Holiday Entertaining!

In October 2023, highly anticipated TV series are about to be released, bringing you the best entertainment for the holiday season. Whether you prefer thrilling crime dramas, fantasy adventures, or heartwarming romantic comedies, these brand new works will definitely keep you from getting bored. This month, let's immerse ourselves in the world of film and television, discover new stories and emotions, and make sure your holidays are anything but dull.

2023 National Day Top 10 TV Series Recommendations
Peaky Blinders
The Bear
The Last of Us
How I Met Your Mother
The Mandalorian
The Chef of Geisha House
Sex Education

Peaky Blinders

Poster featuring iconic characters of Peaky Blinders in a movie scene
The six-season series of Peaky Blinders concluded in April 2022 (IMDb)

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen Elizabeth McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Joseph Michael Cole, Annabelle Frances Wallis, Tom Hardy, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, Anya Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy, Adrien Nicholas Brody, Sam Claflin

Platform: Netflix

Tommy, Arthur, and John, the core three brothers of the series
An ensemble cast with a gripping storyline is a must-watch (Nerdist)

"Peaky Blinders" is a British historical crime television series. The story is set in Birmingham shortly after the end of World War I in 1919. It centers around a real gang known as the "Peaky Blinders," who were notorious for sewing razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps. The ambitious leader, Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy), leads the gang as they expand their influence through various violent means, ultimately moving their criminal business towards legitimacy.

The Bear

Poster featuring iconic characters of The Bear arranged in a classic pose
"The Bear" takes madness to a whole new level! Profanity and touching moments coexist (Disney+)

Starring: Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Odd Future, Liza Colón-Zayas, Abby Elliott, Matty Matheson

Platform: Disney+

Disney+'s "The Bear" tells the story of Carmen Berzatto, a talented young chef who serves as the executive chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant. He's a rising star in the culinary world, gaining attention in the food industry and landing on the cover of a prestigious food magazine as the youngest head chef. While it seems like everything is going smoothly and gloriously, Carmen's life is filled with struggles. One day, he unexpectedly receives news of his brother's suicide, prompting him to return to Chicago to take over the family restaurant, "The Original Beef of Chicagoland." What awaits him is a restaurant in debt, outdated equipment, and an undisciplined staff. For Carmen, this restaurant left by his brother is an absolute mess.

Intense argument between the main character and his cousin in the restaurant's freezer
"The Bear" boasts an IMDb rating of 8.5 and a Rotten Tomatoes freshness of 100% (Disney+)

Disney+'s "The Bear" has an IMDb rating of 8.5 and an astonishing 100% Rotten Tomatoes freshness rating. When it premiered in the United States, it sparked enthusiastic discussions in the culinary world. At first glance, the title might suggest it's a culinary series, but "food" is just one element. The show's core revolves around how Carmen, in the midst of life's chaos, reconciles with himself, his family, and the baggage of his past while dealing with a struggling restaurant.

The Last of Us

Classic poster of The Last Of Us TV series
This game-adapted TV series indeed has high-quality storytelling and content, with every story segment's cause and effect worth reflecting on (HBO)

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Isabella May Ramsey

Platform: HBO MAX

"The Last of Us" series is an American post-apocalyptic television drama created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO. The show is an adaptation of the video game released by Naughty Dog in 2013.

Deep and complex emotional entanglements between the male and female lead characters
A resilient survivor is tasked with caring for a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity's last hope (HBO)

The story is set in 2023, twenty years after a global pandemic caused by a massive fungal infection has led to the collapse of civilization. The infection turns hosts into zombie-like creatures and devastates the world. A resilient survivor is entrusted with the care of a 14-year-old girl who may hold the key to humanity's survival.

How I Met Your Mother

Classic group photo of the five core characters of How I Met Your Mother
"How I Met Your Mother" is an American sitcom (CBS)

Starring: Josh Radnor, Jason Jordan Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Lee Hannigan

Platform: Disney+

"How I Met Your Mother" is a story told by the main character, Ted Mosby, in the year 2030 to his children about how he met their mother. Each episode, which is approximately 20 minutes long, spans nine seasons and narrates Ted's daily life with his friends Matthew, Robin, Lily, and Barney.

The main characters often gather at the bar beneath Ted's apartment
Each episode will make you laugh heartily while delivering the themes it intends to convey (CBS)

What's most touching about this series is that each episode revolves around a specific theme related to love, family, or friendship. These themes are depicted through very relatable everyday scenarios. The five main characters, each with entirely different personalities, allow the audience to immerse themselves in the story, accompanying the characters on their journey of growth. You'll experience laughter and tears and often find inspiration and energy from many episodes. Highly recommended; it might just bring you some life insights.

The Mandalorian

Classic poster of The Mandalorian TV series
For fans of Star Wars, the series "The Mandalorian" is an absolute must-watch (Disney+)

Starring: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Omid Abtahi, Emily Swallow, Taika Waititi, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito

Platform: Disney+

For fans of Star Wars, the series "The Mandalorian" is an absolute must-watch. It premiered on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

The main characters embarking on an exciting intergalactic adventure
The story is set five years after the fall of the Galactic Empire in 1983's film "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (Disney+)

The story is set five years after the fall of the Galactic Empire in 1983's film "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi," before the emergence of the First Order. The Mandalorian, Din Djarin, is a lone gunslinger and bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He keeps his distance from the New Republic until a mission brings him face to face with "the Child," Grogu. As they embark on adventures together, a father-son bond gradually forms. In the second season, the Mandalorian begins to help the Child find his own kind, all while the remnants of the Galactic Empire, led by Moff Gideon, continue their pursuit of the Child.


Poster for 'Beef' with red background and white text, creating a strong sense of pressure
"Beef" is a 2023 American comedy miniseries created by Korean-American director Lee Sung Jin (Netflix)

Starring: Steven Yeun, Alexandra Wong, Joseph Lee, Ashley Park

Platform: Netflix

"Beef" is a 2023 American comedy miniseries created by Korean-American director Lee Sung Jin for Netflix. The series stars Steven Yeun and Ali Larter as Danny and Love, two characters who become adversaries after getting involved in a road rage incident.

A series of climactic moments in the story, with a curious twist of fate between the male and female leads
In English and American modern slang, "Beef" means "complaint" or "quarrel" (Netflix)

Why is "Beef" the English title for "怒嗆人生"? While we usually translate it as "beef," in English and American modern slang, "Beef" means "complaint" or "quarrel." In "Beef," what was initially just a minor road rage incident, akin to the buzz of a mosquito, unexpectedly escalates into thunderous roars and colossal stomping, just like an elephant. The title itself is a prophecy, reflecting our inability to let go of our emotions and troubles in the moment. Often, it's not about being right, but rather about proving that we're on the right side, even if it means disregarding everything else.


Poster of the TV series 'Silo'
"Silo" is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series (Apple TV+)

Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Rashida Jones, David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, Common, Timothy Francis Robbins, Harriet Walter

Platform: Apple TV+

"Silo" is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction TV series based on the book series of the same name by Hugh Howey.

The antagonist in 'Silo' looks particularly menacing
Juliet secretly investigates a murder after her loved one is killed, only to uncover the true secrets behind the "silo" (Apple TV+)

The story is set in a dystopian future where about ten thousand people live in a 144-level deep silo. They are told that the outside world is uninhabitable due to toxic gas contamination. The survivors have taken refuge in the silo and have established rules to maintain a new society within.


Poster of the TV series 'Loki'
"Loki" is an American superhero genre web series (Disney+)

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Sophia Di Martino

Platform: Disney+

"Loki" is an American superhero genre web series created by Michael Waldron, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The series is the third television series produced by Marvel Studios set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and shares continuity with the films of the franchise. It premiered on the Disney+ streaming platform.

In 'Loki,' there are many variants of Loki from different universes
Loki's solo series received widespread acclaim after its premiere (Disney+)

Loki's solo series received widespread acclaim after its premiere. Much of this praise is due to the chaotic and mischievous Loki, who faces various challenges when dealing with the bureaucratic Time Variance Authority (TVA). Throughout the series, he learns to take on responsibilities for the chaos he once caused and must personally fix the timelines he disrupted. For the inherently chaotic Loki, confronting an organization like the TVA, which is all about order, is like having to shed his labels - the Asgardian, the brother of Thor, the wearer of the golden horns, the wielder of magic - and stepping out of his comfort zone. It's akin to a journey from childhood to adulthood. In the series' setting, it's not his mischief or cunning that truly binds him but rather the emotional complexities stemming from his upbringing and family.

Dining with the Maiko (舞妓さんちのまかないさん)

Adorable poster of the Netflix Japanese drama 'Dining with the Maiko'
"Dining with the Maiko" on Netflix is based on the Japanese manga of the same name and directed by renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Netflix)

Starring: Natsuki Okamoto, Nanami Mori, Ai Hashimoto, Sayu Mitsu, Ririka, Momoko Fukuchi, Mayu Matsuyuki

Platform: Netflix

"Dining with the Maiko" on Netflix is based on the Japanese manga of the same name and directed by renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. The story follows Machiko (Nanami Mori) and her friend Kimi (Natsuki Okamoto), who dream of becoming geisha and leave their hometown to pursue their dreams in Kyoto. However, Machiko doesn't possess the innate talent for becoming a maiko like Kimi. Just as she's preparing to return home in the new year, she unexpectedly reveals her extraordinary culinary skills. When the maiko dormitory's cook falls ill, Machiko stays on as the dormitory's cook, preparing homey meals for her newfound "family," who are bound by their dreams.

The beautiful and cute characters in 'Dining with the Maiko' enjoying a cheerful meal in the living room
You can see Hirokazu Kore-eda's calm and elegant style in every scene (Netflix)

If you've seen films like "Shoplifters," "Like Father, Like Son," and "Our Little Sister," you'll likely be looking forward to "Dining with the Maiko," directed by the renowned Hirokazu Kore-eda. This is Kore-eda's first time directing a drama series, but you can still see his calm and elegant style in every scene.

Sex Education

Poster of the TV series 'Sex Education'
The TV series "Sex Education" has been receiving rave reviews since its debut in 2019 (Netflix)

Starring: Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield, Gillian Leigh Anderson, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa

Platform: Netflix

Jean Milburn is a sex therapist, and her son Otis is quite knowledgeable about sex as a result. Otis, along with his classmate Maeve, sets up an underground sex therapy clinic at their school to address various issues their fellow students are facing. The show not only attempts to destigmatize sex and sexual health but also educates about sexual wellness. It promotes gender and sexual orientation diversity and teaches the importance of building healthy interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.

The main characters in 'Sex Education'
The fourth season of "Sex Education" will premiere on September 21st (Netflix)

You must believe that everyone has the right to happiness. Join the heartwarming journey of youth with "Sex Education" Season 4! Don't miss the premiere on September 21st! If you're a fan of the "Sex Education" series, be sure not to miss it. Let's wait together for its release!

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