There is no doubt that Netflix is currently one of the best options to enjoy the best film and series at a reasonable price. Netflix has a treasure trove of excellent movies that you can watch. But if you’re looking for something shorter, you also have a lot of series that can keep you busy for days and even whole weeks. This is our selection of the best TV series on Netflix.
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List of Best Netflix Series
///BEST DRAMA SERIES ON NETFLIX
Alias Grace – One the best series on Netflix 2018
Based on a Margaret Atwood novel (and a true story), Alias Grace begins with a mystery. Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon) is serving a sentence for murder, for which her accomplice was hanged. Grace has numerous supporters, who hire Dr. Simon Jordan (Edward Holcroft) to reveal a truth that will absolve her.
Grace’s story takes her from Ireland to Canada, where she works as a servant for the rich man she is supposed to kill. And the truth is that the series is not a simple detective novel. As a member of the lower class, and as a woman, Grace navigates through the social hierarchies that capture her every moment of every day. In her examination of Grace’s history, her sad past and society’s changing visions of her, Alias Grace weaves a story about what it is like to be a woman in a world ruled by men.
House of Cards (Politics)
We started this top 5 of Netflix’s best series starting with the fifth place, which corresponds to House of Cards. This political drama is an adaptation of the homonymous miniseries broadcast by the British network BBC (which is also available on the platform), in which we present Francis “Frank” Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey), a relentless and manipulative congressman who, along with his wife Claire (Robin Wright) will handle with a brilliant skill all the goings-on that come with having the power of Washington.
Genre: Drama, Science fiction, Dystopia
Score in IMDb: 8.9 / 10
Plot: The creators of this series imagine a not too distant future where technology will finally dominate the human race and in which our worst instincts will be put to the test.
What the critics say: Compared to the legendary series The Twilight Zone, this British production immediately caught the attention of the press for its originality, its boldness and its ability to make the public collide with reality.
Orange is the new black
Orange is the New Black tells the story of Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schiling), a Connecticut woman about to get married, who is arrested because of a drug crime she committed ten years ago and taken to a women’s prison in Litchfield The platform has four seasons waiting to bring the fifth (it is Movistar who has the scoop of the new seasons of the series), being confirmed its renewal until the seventh season.
After the First World War, Peaky Blinders is a crime drama about a British criminal family, the Shelby.After Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) returns from the war, he will try to expand the family’s control over Birmingham, stealing a shipment of weapons to give his gang an edge in the crime world.
The series follows Tommy and his family as they collide and confront other criminal families and the British government. Peaky Blinders is beautifully filmed, and the story it tells is based on complicated people and a muddy moral.
In 1977, cultural earthquakes have overthrown faith in the American ideal, and FBI agents confront an unknown type of criminal: the serial killer, whose crimes have no reasonable grounds.
Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) believes that, with enough investigation, the FBI can make sense of this seemingly pointless violence.
Along with the agent of the Behavioral Sciences Unit Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), Ford travels around the country, interviewing imprisoned serial killers to understand what has driven them to do what they have done. From director David Fincher, Mindhunter is a lugubrious and spooky production, with a focus on the nature of criminal psychology, rather than grotesque violence.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Intrigue
Score in IMDb: 8.8 / 10
Story: We are witnessing the robbery of the National Currency and Stamp Factory: a plan orchestrated by eight thieves who want to go down in history and take home 2.4 billion euros. For this, the workers of the factory and a group of students will take hostages.
What the critics say: Little more can be said of a series that has been nominated for 7 Feroz Awards and 5 Awards of the Union of Actors and has already been named as “the best Spanish series in history.”
Master of None
The main character, Dev, acts in commercials and films with which he does not receive enough money. He knows and starts dating a girl he may not have a future with. Dev enjoys spending time with friends who have not yet formed families. He falls into different absurd situations, but the people close to him and his sense of humor help him overcome the problems.
It is a light series in which you can find yourself at every moment.
This program shows the operation of a successful advertising agency located on the iconic Madison Avenue, in the New York of the 60s. Business is going well, but the industry is growing, and competition is coming. The agency tries to survive a time of social revolutions and changes in the advertising business. Donald Draper (played by Jon Hamm) is one of the executives of the agency, whose difficult childhood makes it difficult to be happy in the present. Peggy Olson (Elizabeth Moss), is one of the executives who entered the business as a secretary.
Breaking Bad (Crime, Drama, Suspense)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Suspense
Score in IMDb: 9.5 / 10
Walter White (played by Brian Cranston) is a chemistry teacher at a high school who was diagnosed with lung cancer. To ensure his family’s future before he dies, Walter decides to use his knowledge in chemistry to cook and sell premium blue methamphetamine. His partner is one of his former students, Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul). The series also touches on the issue of moral and family consequences. The series is as addictive as the methamphetamine that Walter White cooks.
Story: Starring Bryan Cranston, this series tells the story of a chemistry professor with terminal cancer who, concerned about the economic situation of his family, decides to partner with a former student (Aaron Paul) to manufacture and sell methamphetamine.
What the critics say: Considered by many as the best series in the whole history, it managed to win the favor of the critics and the public, especially from the second season. It was awarded as best series in the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes.
Sons of Anarchy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Suspense
Score in IMDb: 8.6 / 10
Story: When the motorcycle club Children of Anarchy takes control of the Californian town of Charming, it will have to face other rival gangs and fight to keep drug dealers out of their territorial limits.
What the review says: Very convincing performances and a plot full of tensions and unexpected turns convinced a critique that was very favorable especially from the second season, considered the best of the whole series.
Update: This series might get removed from Netflix
Genre: Sci-Fi, Suspense, Drama
Score in IMDb: 8.4 / 10
Story: After witnessing the suicide of a woman identical to her, Sarah decides to impersonate her identity to start from scratch. That will lead her to discover that maybe there are many other people who are equal to her.
What the critics say: Despite being a science fiction series, all the experts have seen in it many more elements of life itself than other supposedly realistic series. It is undoubtedly a format designed for lovers of intrigue.
Better Call Saul
Genre: Drama, Crime, Black humor
Score in IMDb : 8.7 / 10
Bob Odenkirk plays the main character in Better Call Saul. Fans of Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad series will be back in New Mexico again this time watching the adventures of the then-named Jimmy McGill, who later changed his name to Saul Goodman. The series takes place six years before the events shown in Breaking Bad and shows the beginnings of this lawyer who seems to permanently attract bad luck and an inability not to fall into dirty business.
What the critics say: No doubt in line with its predecessor, Better Call Saul has managed to earn a place among the best rated series of today, thanks to intelligent scripts and a leading performance worthy of several awards.
The West Wing
It is possibly the best political drama of all time. The West Wing has as main character and president of the United States Jed Bartlett (played by Martin Sheen) and his cabinet while discussing serious personal and political battles during his two terms as president. People close to the White House praised the program for its accuracy and the dialogue of Aaron Sorkin. Even today, the show is still alive through several Twitter accounts created for its characters. Netflix has seven seasons.
One of the best paranormal tv series on Netflix.
Halt and Catch Fire
This series of AMC takes place in Texas, during the boom of technology in the 80s. The program revolves around the IBM executive, Joe MacMillan, the electrical engineer Gordon Clark and the programming genius Cameron while living the boom of computing. It has excellent performances and will show you the unknown world of one of the most influential eras in the history of mankind.
Genre : Crime, Drama, Suspense
Years : 2013-2017
Score in IMDb : 8.4 / 10
Story: The murder of a child in a coastal town will attract the attention of the media, something that the community of this town is not prepared to face. Meanwhile, inspectors Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy will lead the investigation
What the critics say: This English series immediately caught the attention of the international press, which already considers it one of the best on British television. Its success is partly thanks to the masterful performances of David Tennant and Olivia Colman
How would you return to society after being incarcerated innocently for 20 years? This series shows the life of Daniel Holden, accused of having been the rapist and murderer of his girlfriend then 16 years, for which he was sentenced to death. However, new evidence proves his innocence, and he returns to his native Paulie, Georgia. Holden, almost 40 years old, tries to rebuild his life with his family and friends, something quite difficult when his name has been stained for so many years.
Genre : Drama, Law, Comedy
Years : 2011-present
Score in IMDb : 8.6 / 10
Story: In search of an assistant to his height, the renowned lawyer Harvey Specter will end up finding his best ally in Mike Ross, a young man with a brilliant mind that, nevertheless, never finished his university studies in law.
What the critics say: The brilliant evolution of the characters in this story is only surpassed by the endearing relationships that are formed between them. Despite having lost viewers over the years, the Harvey-Ross tandem is still a safe bet.
This eight-episode anthology explores the incarnations of romance, and almost every episode presents a different story in the city of Chicago. One of the episodes shows a couple trying to rekindle the spark in their relationship, another of a pair of artists whose lives they share all the time, both in their free time and in their work. Not all episodes are wonderful but explore the areas of romance honestly and intimately.
Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is investigating a series of murders in Northern Ireland / The killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) is a family man and therapist who tries to maintain a normal professional and family life while harming him to young women. Unlike many series of this type, we get to know the villain in the first episodes, and therefore the suspense is not generated by the uncertainty of knowing who is the killer, but to see the detective and the killer along his days without ever knowing who will “win.”
The monarch who has occupied the throne in England, Elizabeth II, rose to its current position after the Second World War, at a time when the monarchy had yielded much power to Parliament and the Prime Minister. Despite not having much governmental power, the queen remains one of the most influential heads of state in the world. This series of netflix navigates the story of the Queen (played by Claire Foy) from her marriage with Prince Felipe (Matt Smith) in 1947, to the present, showing the different agendas and epochs that the Queen has lived throughout her life. The Crown will surely satisfy viewers who appreciate Machiavellian stories and series like Downtown Abbey.
Genre : Drama, Suspense, Politics
Years : 2011-present
Score in IMDb : 8.4 / 10
Plot: Claire Danes plays a CIA analyst named Carrie Mathison. After refusing to follow instructions in an operation in Iraq, it will be returned to the United States, from where it will lead the fight against terrorism.
What the critics say: Shortly after premiered, Homeland became the fashion series, receiving praise from a growing audience. It was also quickly recognized by critics and the most important television awards.
House of Cards
The protagonist Francis “Frank” Underwood is one of the most important congressmen. He is smart, calculating and ambitious. In exchange for becoming Secretary of State, he helps Garrett Walker become president. But after the elections, Francis receives the rejection. He is furious at the betrayal and prepares a plan of revenge, which he will carry out with the help of his faithful wife.
It is an intellectual series that allows viewers not only to observe but also to project what is hidden.
/// COMEDY SERIES ON NETFLIX
Genre : Comedy
Years : 1994-2004
Score in IMDb : 8.9 / 10
Story: Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross, and Rachel are six twentysomething friends who will make you laugh, cry and dream about their adventures and misadventures in the Manhattan of the nineties.
What the critics say: Although today is one of the most mythical comedies of American television, Friends failed to win the public favor of the critics until the second season. The rest, as they say, is history.
Master of None
We reached the second place in the best Netflix series with Master of None, a funny comedy about a 30-year-old Indian actor trying to make his way in life in New York City.
Aggretsuko (Best Animated Series on Netflix)
If you liked Office Space, but you think it would have been better if the characters were cartoons, you will be pleased to know that such a thing exists.
Aggretsuko, a Japanese caricature of the Sanrio pet company (creators of Hello Kitty), follows Retsuko, a 20-year-old panda working in a commercial company.
His career is not going anywhere, he can barely gather the energy to get up in the morning, and the boss is a pig (literally and figuratively), and those are just the problems he faces in the first episode!
Despite the cute character designs and short episodes, Aggretsuko is a surprisingly mature series.
The End of the F***ing World
Genre : Comedy, Drama, Crime
Years : 2017
Score in IMDb : 8.5 / 10
Plot: Based on the homonymous comics, the plot revolves around a young man who defines himself as a psychopath and a girl who hates everyone. Together they will venture on a road trip that will change their lives.
What the critics say: Named the best TV series this January, it has received a great acclaim. Criticism is divided between those who yearn for a second season and those who doubt that the first can be improved.
Crashing follows a group of young friends who need accommodation in Britain. Your solution? Become guardians of the property, living in an abandoned hospital, keeping the place safe from illegal squatters in exchange for a cheap rent.
Among them are Lulu (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), his childhood friend, Anthony (Damien Molony), and Kate (Louise Ford), a tense professional and Anthony’s fiancee.
These three and other residents will do everything possible to get along and enjoy life. The first season is short (six episodes, more or less than half an hour each) and we hope there will be a second season.
Vampire Weekend vocalist, Ezra Koenig, jumped into the world of entertainment with Neo Yokio, a comedy of customs inspired by anime that shows the obsession with the image of high society New York. Set in a futuristic New York infested with demons (looking for displays of opulence), Neo Yokio follows the life of Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), a demon hunter who recovers from a breakup. The cast of characters includes Charles (Jude Law), Kaz’s robot butler, Arcangelo (Jason Schwartzman), his aristocratic rival, and Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), the blogger who becomes a Marxist critic of capitalism after of a career with Chanel costumes. It’s a silly show, and it does not always work, but it has guts, and the humor is perfect.
The configuration of this series is ominous. A student, Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), is accused, falsely, according to him, of an atrocious act: drawing penises with paint on all the cars of the faculty at Hanover High School.
Given his history of pranks, including drawing penises on white boards, the school expels him. Only Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), a second-year student working on the morning show at Hanover High, believes that Dylan could be innocent and sets out to prove it.
The case quickly becomes stranger than it seemed. For those who enjoy true crime stories like Making a Murderer, American Vandal is a pitch-perfect parody, emulating the lighting and structure of the story that defines the genre.
The Good Place
Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is on the good side of a paper chaos when, after dying, it ends at The Good Place, a serene neighborhood after life built by the cosmic architect Michael (Ted Danson).
Actually, Eleanor was a rough and unpleasant person who only took care of herself, but, now, to avoid being discovered and sent to Bad Place or Bad Place, she must learn to behave like a nice person.
The Good Place is an optimistic comedy whose unique and surprising setting, place it at a higher level than most comedies.
After being diagnosed with Chlamydia, the romantic Dylan (Johnny Flynn) must contact all of his former lovers of recent years and inform them about it.
In the process, you should also reflect on those relationships and get an idea of what you really want in life. The show is told in large part in the flashbacks, as each episode focuses on a woman from Dylan’s past and the story is complex.
Unlike classic sitcoms where Dylan’s misadventures would be isolated stories, events from the past inform the present. Lovesick achieves a balance between comedy and drama. Pranks or antics abound in this series, especially when Dylan’s roommate, Luke (Daniel Ings), comes onstage. Despite the comedy – or perhaps because of it – the most dramatic or somber moments hit hard. Undoubtedly, this show that understands the many facets of relationships, both platonic and sexual.
The musicals are well in their correct dose.However, a certain drought of the musical genre makes the exuberant musical numbers of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend even more striking.
Story: Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is a lawyer who abandons her career in New York and moves to West Covina, California, to reconnect with her first love, Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III). The premise seems typical, but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend rises above the absurd. The musical numbers, there are many, are fun and pay homage to several genres and classic movies.
Master of None
Created and starred by comedian Aziz Ansari, Netflix’s Master of None refers to the everyday life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor who tries to survive the rounds of adulthood while earning a living in New York.
Based a little on Ansari’s own life, the show even features the real parents of the actor as Dev’s parents. Even if you do not know Ansari’s previous work (which is also hilarious) Master of None will surely please you his witty dialogue, a multidimensional cast of characters and good arguments. In this case, it seems that Netflix has hit again.
This series, produced by Netflix features the voices of Hollywood’s biggest stars today: Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul. Comedian Amy Sedaris also lends her voice to this show that shows a horse trying to remake his celebrity life. It’s a pretty ridiculous series that will make you laugh at the expense of the lifestyle of celebrities.
Archer (Animated Series on Netflix)
This is not any animated series. It is a hybrid between Arrested Development and several spy stories. The series shows the day to day of ISIS, a spy agency that deals with global crises. The majority of events that happen are opportunities to embarrass co-workers. The series is somewhat cynical, with fast dialogues and unique characters and different from any other that can be found by Netflix.
The show follows Louie in his daily life. In some way, the final product is different from any other similar comedy. It’s something like Seinfeld, where there does not seem to be a script. Louis is a divorced comedian and father of two girls who is seen in stand-up scenes as he seeks to incorporate comedy into his day-to-day life. It is a masterpiece whose three seasons you can watch on Netflix.
After his father was arrested for accounting fraud, Michael Bluth finds his family’s bank accounts frozen. Therefore, he is now responsible for maintaining his dysfunctional family while they deal with the matter. The program shows how the then wealthy family lives in bankruptcy. Despite having received good reviews at the beginning, the series lost its rating and was canceled in the third season. Despite this, it has an excellent cast and is a must-see comedy, especially now that Netflix revived it for a fourth season.
Because the program is only a few blocks away from the Digital Trends offices in Portland and makes jokes at the expense of the inhabitants of Portland, humor hurts a bit. Anyway, the series is successful, since you will laugh out loud. Fred Armisen and Carrie Browstein will walk you through your version of Portland. It has a script, but there is also improvisation.
Parks and Recreation
What appears to be a typical The Office type program, actually has an added value. It’s a hilarious study of the residents of Pawnee, Indiana. The show revolves around Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), an employee of the Department of Parks and Recreation along with her team who work efficiently to make Pawnee a pleasant place of residence for all. The cast is composed of renowned comedians such as Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, and Rashida Jones.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper of Bridesmaids, is one of four women who were demoted from an underground bunker where she was imprisoned by a leader of polygamous cults. When he was free, he went to work with socialite Jane Krakowski on the streets of New York. Although the synopsis does not show any trait of comedy, it is orchestrated by Tina Fey at precise moments of the program. Watching Kemper adjust to the complexities of the modern world such as emojis and hashtags is interesting, even though he sometimes gets carried away by the post-traumatic stress of having been locked away from the earth for 15 years.
With Bob and David
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross come together again in this exclusive Netflix comedy. Like its previous HBO series, Mr. Show with Bob and David, the new series features over-the-top comedy styles, but tremendously hilarious from its creators and writers.
It is a series of fake documentaries, with each episode focused on a famous work in particular, such as The Thin Blue Line or Gray Gardens. Hader and Armisen were two of SNL’s best, and they adapt perfectly to the new roles of each episode.
What really elevates the show, besides the great moment of comedy, is its commitment to tributes. Their fake documentaries are almost perfect emulations of real things. Few shows reinvent themselves so often and effortlessly.
Comedy Bang! Bang!
For many comedians, a nightly talk show is a dream come true, but it is a dream that only a few comedians will achieve. Thus, the legend of the comedy Aukerman began his own nightly parody program, dubbed Comedy Bang! Bang! Although, while the format is the framework for the program, what makes CBB so impressive is the program’s willingness to play with different structures such as time travel, alternative dimensions and even a musical episode that parodies Andrew’s work, Lloyd Webber.
/// BEST SCI-FI SERIES ON NETFLIX
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
Mystery Science Theater 3000 follows a series of hapless space workers who, along with their fellow robots, are forced to watch terrible movies as part of an experiment by some crazy scientists.
To maintain their sanity, the protagonists joke while watching the movies. Now, an exclusive on Netflix, the new season features Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray), along with robots Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) and Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount), watching a new crop of bad movies. Despite the new cast, the unbridled humor of the old show is still alive.
This adaptation of the popular cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is set in a few hundred years in the future, so humanity has developed the technology to download a person’s consciousness into computers.
Thus, people can be transferred to new bodies, effectively becoming immortal, provided they have the money.
And, in this world, Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a former soldier who has spent the last 250 years in cold storage, returns again in another body, courtesy of Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), a rich man who wants Let Takeshi find the man who killed Bancroft’s previous body.
Altered Carbon resorts to classic elements of the black genre, as Takeshi explores a grimy city where everyone seems to have something hidden.
Although many comparisons were made with Stranger Things (due to the environment of the small town and the teenage protagonists), Dark is a strange story set in a town where everyone has secrets.
Dark takes place in Winden, a small tree-lined city near a nuclear reactor. Teenager Jonas (Louis Hoffman) returns to school, having spent time receiving therapy after his father’s suicide, only to find the city in a state of shock over a new tragedy: the disappearance of his fellow student, Erik Obendorf.
Erik is not the first child to disappear in Winden, nor will he be the last, and Jonas and his friends will soon find themselves on the edge of a mystery that spans generations. Dark is a creepy, dense drama, with very complex mysteries and characters.
This series revolves around group of people whose personal life and behavior is altered using technology. During the last ten years, technologies have already been firmly installed in our lives. It’s easier to tell about a problem on Facebook than to trust a close person. Also in the world of “Black Mirror” people can not live without the technologies that hurt them and bring them suffering.
It is an interesting series that shows the negative consequences of the search for the perfection of the human being.
Each episode of Black Mirror tells an individual story about topics of advanced technology. It is usually compared to the Twilight Zone, and just like in the classic series, you will be stunned in front of the TV wondering what you have just seen. The aesthetic is beautiful and sublime and does not give a single clue to the viewers since it takes unexpected turns in each episode.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
For those who do not know this program, one of the most successful in the history of science fiction, we do not have much to say apart from informing that Netflix has the seven seasons of this series. Created in 1987, 21 years after the original series, the program follows the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew in space. Despite Netflix’s omission in including the rest of Star Trek productions and Paramount’s decision to end the series prematurely, it has 187 episodes full of Romulans and Borg, and a world of adventures to feed its general knowledge.
This is another show inspired by a popular comic. CW Arrow brings to life the Green Arrow of DC Comics comics. Actor Steven Arnell plays the billionaire playboy Oliver Queen who quickly took the role of Green Arrow to fight crime in the fictional city of Starling City. Netflix has two seasons of this show. The third one is being broadcast on television at the CW.
From the mind of Andy and Ana Wachowski came Sense8, a science fiction drama about eight strangers who suddenly end up interacting, being able to transmit knowledge and skills among themselves. This series shows the incredible abilities of Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski to tell dense stories in the science fiction genre.
/// BEST ACTION SERIES ON NETFLIX
The adaptations of video games have an irregular record.And, in the case of Netflix Castlevania, the idea is successful, despite its shortcomings, due to the great passion for the source material that is evident in everything.
It begins with the love story between Dracula (Graham McTavish) and a human woman, Lisa (Emily Swallow). After a corrupt bishop executes her accusing her of witchcraft, Dracula unleashes his demonic hordes, indiscriminately killing people. And it’s up to Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), the last drunken son of a famous vampire hunting clan, to stop the killing.
Castlevania is a violent spectacle, with scenes of wild fighting and spilled blood, but the Warren Ellis script has a lot of lightness. The first season is short, consists of only four episodes, and not all the characters have an adequate development, but it’s a pretty good start.
Luke Cage has a strange way to start a series about a superhuman that fights crime. However, this series goes rather about life and politics in Harlem as much as anything else, pitting the virtues of the old school against the commercial practices of the local mob boss “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali).
Rooted in black culture, it is also based largely on rap and funk music, as well as on the literary heritage of Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin.
The first scene of the series shows us a scientist who runs desperately down a corridor, trying to escape an unknown force that eventually catches him while he waits for the doors of an elevator to close. The following scene shows us a group of children playing in a suburban basement in the 80s. The mysterious creature, a secret government agency, a rural town, a group of children, teenagers experimenting with alcohol, drugs and sex are the components of this program and the result is a story that we all grew up with. The performances and production are excellent.
Not all adaptations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels are good. Fortunately, this show is terrifying. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the main character of the series. The charm and the basic use of his intelligence are normal but unlike other adaptations, many criminals are smarter than Doyle. Even so, Cumberbatch creates a surprisingly muscular and grumpy Sherlock and a dependent Watson (Martin Freeman).
Daredevil, produced by Netflix, brings the wonders of the Marvel world to the small screen in an ingenious way. Many of Marvel’s adaptations show the day-to-day character as a day lawyer and hero at night, but Drew Goddard’s version won rave reviews. Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil, shares the set with Vincent D’Onofrio and Rosario Dawson. The expertise is glimpsed leagues in this series that has a lot of action. You do not want to miss this version.
This BBC series revolves around John Luther (Idris Elba), a brilliant but troubled English detective and their cases. It’s similar to Sherlock, but Luther’s cases are unorthodox. Elba is a somewhat raw and relentless personado and surprisingly, is often trying to establish connections between criminals and trying to do justice with their own hands. He is somewhat careless and his greatest threat comes from the bureaucracy of his own office.
When an 11-year-old boy is murdered, the media covers the case in the coastal city of Broadchurch. It only has eight episodes and is an ideal program to watch on a weekend, with great twists in the story that will not let you leave the TV. David Tennant is the head of investigation of the murder and he is seen dealing with his own emotions and his decisions in the search for the person capable of committing such an act.
This program shows two icons of the nineteenth century as Frankenstein and Dorian Gray as well as other original characters from other stories of the time. It begins by telling the story of the adventurer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) and his compatriot, the psychic Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Ethan Chandler (josh Barnett) and Frankenstein investigating the disappearance of the. Daughter of Murray, Mina. It has a gothic and lugubrious atmosphere where each one of them sails in dark places and where they must deal with their own secrets and demons.
Superheroes may seem a bit boring, right? Does anyone really doubt, when a bank robber comes face to face with Superman, that the fight is not going to win the superhero?
Well, One-Punch Man brings the unilateral nature of the superheroes to their extreme conclusion, following Saitama (Makoto Furukawa), a hero so powerful that he can defeat any enemy with a single blow.
However, being unstoppable leads Saitama to a deep sense of boredom, and must seek stronger opponents to feel alive. One-Punch Man is a hilarious parody for fans of superheroes or anime.
///BEST REALITY SERIES ON NETFLIX
Wild Wild Country
The documentary series Wild Wild Country follows a fascinating but obscure episode in American history: the rise and fall of Rajneeshpuram, a religious community that emerged in remote central Oregon in the 1980s and was built around teachings of a guru called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. The cult tendencies of the group irritated the locals and, as the tensions increased, the Rajneeshees became more militant, tried to hijack the voting process in Antelope, Oregon, and even organized a bioterrorist attack.
Wild Wild Country makes extensive use of archival images as well as interviews with people who lived through the conflict.
The perspectives of the ancient Rajneeshees are intriguing; many remember their time in the community with affection. Rajneesh’s lieutenant, Ma Anand Sheela, is a particularly fascinating character.
Perfectly designed and very informative, Wild Wild Country is an acute exploration of how cults develop, and why they create friction with mainstream America.
Making a murderer
Genre : Documentary, Crime, Thriller
Year : 2015
Score in IMDb : 8.7 / 10
And one of the best series in the history of Netflix with this shocking documentary series about the story of Steven Avery, a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and tries to do justice by raising suspicions about those people who put him in jail.
Written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Making a Murderer was the first series whose first episode Netflix simultaneously broadcast on its platform and YouTube, something that has not done with any of their productions. It has a season of 10 episodes of approximately one hour, although it seems that there will be new episodes on the way.
And so far our ranking with the best series in the history of Netflix. Is there one in particular that you would put in the ranking?
What the critics say: Most critics agree on the great quality of this production, especially for the ability to catch the viewer from minute one. However, it has also been criticized for its impartiality.
In the middle of this top of the best series of Netflix, we find The Crown, a biography about the reign of Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom, played by Claire Foy. Matt Smith (well known to have been the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who) plays Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and John Lithgow (Things of Martians, Dexter) is responsible for putting himself in the shoes of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
One of the most popular trials in the history of the United States is the sports star OJ Simpson (played by Cuba Gooding Jr. Simpson was the main suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and his friend Rom Goldman.) Circuit Judge Marcia Clark charged, which took the case to court, it’s a drama series, deeply personal and will leave you wondering about the truth.
Made by the same director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Chef’s table is a documentary that shows the professional and personal stories of the most recognized chefs in the world. Jiro was a documentary that showed not only how to make the best sushi, but also the component of being a father and the legacy. The heads of this series have professional stories out of the ordinary that will not disappoint you, and the culinary images are recorded with incredible finesse. It will make you hungry.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The original series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is still an important moment for science despite having been issued three decades ago. However, the new version presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson is equally enchanting and reveals the latest discoveries about space and time in 45 minutes. The program touches on all topics, from the first stages of evolution to the impact of paleography and electromagnetism as well as the irreversible consequences of global warming. Being religious is not an option.
Genre : Documentary, Nature, Science
Year : 2006
Score in IMDb : 9,4 / 10
Just for Earth Day, Netflix and BBC came together to offer the Planet Earth series on the platform. During 11 episodes, the spectators will travel around the world, where they will be able to see the land like never before. From the depths of the ocean to the jungles of Uganda, this series of protagonism to the most fascinating areas of the world. The presenter of Life, David Attenborough tells excellently the expedition of Planet Earth.
Plot: In this iconic BBC series, nature expert David Attenborough accompanies spectators on an unforgettable journey through the most beautiful places on the planet: from the Himalayas to the depths of the ocean.
What the critics say: With an average of 9 million viewers per episode, this documentary series was equally well received by critics, who also did not hesitate to praise the sequel that the BBC produced to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the format.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The educational program Bill Nye, the Science Guy, quickly became a classic of education when it was released in September 1993. During the five years in which 100 episodes were scheduled, Bill Nye taught a wide variety of natural science topics, cn the goal of educating young people about topics as diverse as what is in the center of the earth as well as how the brain works. Nominated for 23 Emmy Awards – and winner of 19 – Bill Nye the Science Guy is still relevant.
Genre : Drama, Crime, Biography
Years : 2015-present
Score in IMDb : 8.9 / 10
This series is about Pablo Escobar, whom the government fears, the people respect and the police hate. He built the powerful empire of drug supply in the United States. The narrative is from the point of view of employees of the DEA, who show what people who yearn for power are capable of.
It is a dramatic series based on real events.
What the critics say: “Brilliant,” “intense,” “addictive” are just some of the adjectives that the press has used to define a series that, without a doubt, has managed to win millions of viewers around the world
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This 90’s classic is the product of David Lynch’s imagination. After Queen Laura Paler is murdered, FBI agent Dale Cooper arrives in a small town in Washington to investigate the crime. Strange things happen, from murderous demons to cryptic dreams and ghosts of dead people, as well as an FBI agent who likes cherry pie and a “damn good cup of coffee.” Unfortunately, despite being a successful series, it was never renewed for a third season – until David Lynch announced he would revive the iconic city in 2016 for a short season on Showtime.
Cheers takes place in a bar in Boston, where everyone knows each other (clients and bartenders). It is still incredible that during 11 seasons everything happened in that same place. The program broke records while it was on the air, touching controversial issues such as abortion and homosexuality in its own tone and style. Even today, popular culture still has references to Sam Malone (Ted Danson) and his iconic hair. And fortunately, Netflix has every season.
Freaks & Geeks
It shows the life of two groups of teenagers. One is labeled as “the weird” while the other is called “the nerds.” He starred several artists who are famous today as James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel. It also helped catapult the fame of Judd Apatow as director. The first season shows a variety of experiences that will define the future of the United States, including bullying and drugs. It was canceled too soon, but you can watch all 18 episodes on Netflix.
The evil bandit Frank Griffin along with a gang of criminals terrorizes the Wild West. He empties the cities and kills the people and does not obey any Law. One day, the adopted son of Frank feels guilty and decides to leave them, stealing everything stolen at the same time. The bandits do not want to let it go so easily and try to find it; Their search takes them to the city La Belle where, due to rare circumstances, only women live.
In a fabulous series that will not only please lovers of the old west, but also those who see it by chance
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The popular series StarWars: The Clone Wars came to Netflix last March, which means there are 121 episodes to not take off the TV. The series shows characters, local stages, and battles in the Star Wars galaxy. In addition, Netflix also has the series that accompany the film, which will satisfy your appetite while waiting for the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Like the series of books written by RL Stone, each episode shows different characters and a new horror story. Sometimes, the series shows evil clowns, other times witches and mystical beings, while other times it refers to moral and dark themes that never end well. Anyway, the program serves as an introduction to a world of horror and brings famous guests like Christopher Lloyd and Ariel Winter (among others.) There are no bloody scenes, sex, drugs or anything similar – but we suggest you see any of these episodes with their children, for God’s sake, the episode “The red dress” will not let him sleep!
The Magic School Bus
This series takes viewers to places that are impossible to reach. The Emmy-winning program has its roots in science, examining the human body, or space, giving children general knowledge about how the world works. The Foundation of Natural Sciences and Microsoft sponsored the program and rock legend Little Richard performed the opening song.
Phineas and Ferb
It is obvious that this program was going to be on this list. Everyone from Ben Stiller to Bob Eubanks enjoyed the program, giving opinions and praising the creators for their ability to integrate cultural references into the program. The program shows two stepbrothers who during the summers undertake projects, while they try to flee from their tedious sister, Candace. The jokes and complex stories, as well as the diabolical Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and the spy Perry, are outstanding.
This British series for children had 161 episodes, and because of its popularity, it was the first animated series to make the jump to American television. It is based on spy novels like James Bond and is about a mouse that is a secret agent that saves the world from criminals and evil monsters. His biggest enemy is a toad named Baron Silas Greenback and his assistant, a crow named Stiletto Mafioso. Despite having been produced in the 80s, the animation is very good.
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13 Reasons Why
Genre: Crime, Suspense, Mystery
Score in IMDb : 8.3 / 10
One day, student Clay Jensen finds a box with tapes of Hannah, the girl who committed suicide, near the door of her house. In her recordings, Hannah tells about the 13 reasons that pushed her to do it and Clay is one of them.
It is a big series that makes you reflect on life and see it from different angles.
Genre : Crime, Drama, Mystery
Years : 2007-present
Score in IMDb : 9.2 / 10
Story: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman embody the mythical literary couple in a new updated version of the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who must solve mysteries and horrifying crimes in London today.
What the critics say: The critics agree to positively highlight the performances of the two main actors, who also received the approval of the most hardcore fans of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.
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Orange Is the New Black
The protagonist of the series, Piper Chapman, loves her life and its different nice little things, be it a shower in the morning or a nice breakfast. But, due to certain mistakes of his youth, Piper is in jail where he has to spend 15 long months. Now she will have to not only live but to survive among the new people around her.
It is a series about love, survival, and demons that is in the depths of each person.
The series tells about the life of Queen Elizabeth II and about the history of Britain, seen through her eyes. Here there is everything: the conditions in which the protagonist lived from childhood until the situations that happen today.
The series has won the Golden Globe as the best drama series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
This series is about Kimmy Schmidt, a girl who spent her last 15 years the bunker of an apocalyptic sect. After her release, she decides to change her life and moves to New York trying to make up for lost time. She learns technology, acquires knowledge, makes friends and has a private life.
It is a light comedy which is worth seeing after a heavy work day.
Finding work is often difficult for aspiring actresses, so Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) ends up trying her luck in the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a female wrestling league supervised by director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron).
Wilder’s former friend, Debbie Gilpin (Betty Gilpin) also tries out this same experience and Sylvia decides to make the two the center of the story.
What comes next is the life of a series of people who pursue their dreams, in the eighties, including parties fueled with cocaine, among other things.
Jane the Virgin
On television, within the modern standards of creativity, Jane the Virgin stands out, combining the uninterrupted drama and absurd twists of the telenovela plots (Latin American soap operas) with the wit and joy of modern comedies.
Jane the Virgin follows Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez), a woman who, due to the strict upbringing of her grandmother, is a young woman very afraid of losing her virginity, even with her fiancé.
But, after a confusion in the hospital, Jane is artificially inseminated by accident, and the father is none other than Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni), a rich hotel owner where Jane works.
This is just one of the many twists offered by this series. It is a production about romances, and tragedies, with memorable characters and moving moments.
Zoey Deschanel plays Jess in this Fox comedy about a woman moving to a Loft in Los Angeles with three men she met online. Nick, the supporting character played by Jake Johnson is overshadowed by the performances of Max Greenfield (Schmidt) and Lamorne Morris (Winston). This show uses a single camera and manages to mix drama and comedy successfully. The best thing about this program is that he managed to create his own game to drink, called “True American.”
She’s Gotta Have It
Thirty years or so after the release of his directorial debut, Spike Lee once again imagined She has to Have It, but this time as a series of 10 episodes for Netflix.
It is about Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), an artist who has no interest in establishing herself, in life or in love. Nola is polyamorous, and her three main lovers are the immature but sweet joker Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), the egotistical model Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony) and the controller Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent).
The original film maintained the focus on Nola’s relationships, but now the series explores other facets of Nola’s life, which makes her a richer character. The series is magnificently filmed, enjoying the colors and the movement of the bohemian life of its protagonist.
The main characters, Mickey and Gus, do not look anything like the positive characters. Gus is a loser, who only dreams and does not realize his ideas in life. Mickey is a casual girl with vices, who always falls into embarrassing situations. Fate pushes them to be together, but their previous failures in love hinder them. Can they be together at the end?
It is an interesting series which you can not miss.
The Cable Girls
Genre : Drama, History, Intrigue
Years : 2017-present
Score in IMDb : 7,8 / 10
Story: In the Madrid of the twenties, a group of girls work for the telephone company of the country. There they will forge lifelong friendships while facing a class and macho society that will test their ideals.
What the critics say: The first Spanish production for Netflix has undoubtedly captivated critics and audiences alike. With a cast full of familiar faces, stand out above all the performances of Ana Polvorosa and Blanca Suarez.
Gilmore Girls (Comedy)
This comedy is based on the life of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), a single working mother and her daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel). Both live in the small town Stars Hollow of New England. And the two women success and love.
Lorelai, after leaving school after becoming pregnant, wants to embark on a new path, while Rory struggles with the pressure to succeed in school, the rivalries between adolescents and young love.
The dialogue in this series is fast. Cheerful and episodic, Gilmore Girls is as comforting as a warm cup of coffee with a good cake. Fans of the series will also appreciate that Netflix has released four 90-minute episodes that follows the story of the original series.
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Genre : Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Years : 2016-present
Score in IMDb : 9,0 / 10
In the 80’s in a provincial city, mysteriously disappears a boy named Will. His friends and relatives are determined to find out what happened to him, especially Mike, Will’s best friend. He starts his own investigation and is sure he is close to solving the mystery. But children do not suspect what they will have to face.
It is a mystical series that will capture all your attention.
What the critics say: Turned into a mass phenomenon, the original Netflix series has not stopped receiving favorable criticism from the specialized press, which has especially applauded its tribute to the pop culture of the eighties.
This series deals with eight characters who live in different cities and countries, speak in different languages and belong to different cultures. But all are mentally bound. Between them, they can feel their emotions. In addition, they are chased by people who think they are a threat to everyone, and now the characters have to find a way to survive.
It is a brilliant life series that you should not miss.
Jessica Jones is the sole employer of a private detective agency; she changed her superhero profession to a cheap apartment. But the past is present again when in the city a villain appears who can direct the will of the people.
It is a dynamic series that maintains suspense until the last episode.
The main character, Matt Murdock, was blinded in childhood because of an accident, but thanks to this, his other senses increased exponentially. When maturing, the boy made the decision to dedicate his life to the protection of people and fight against crime. Therefore, during the day he is a successful lawyer, and at night he is Daredevil, the masked vigilante.
It is an atmospheric series in which in all the chapters you will feel that you are short of breath.
After an unsuccessful experiment, the main character Luke Cage escapes from prison and tries to start his life from scratch. He works in several places to make ends meet and tries not to use his superpower. But, one day, the criminals kill the only person who believed in Luke and supported him, then the boy decides to leave the shadows and restore justice. He does not wear a mask and does not hide his name, that is why everyone knows who he is and where to find him.
It is an interesting series in which there is not only room for fights and shots, but also for drama.
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Dirk Gently: Agency for Holistic Research
Todd lived a normal life. He worked as a doorman in a hotel, earned a small salary and helped his sister. But one day everything collapsed. They fired Todd from work; the apartment owner started threatening him, he was even starting to be suspected of murder. But when he seems to give up, in his life appears an indefatigable optimist, Dirk Gently, who reveals to Todd that he is a fundamental part of an investigation.
It is an interesting and exciting series where each chapter is a small work of art.
The main heroine of the series returns home after seven years of his disappearance. Nobody knows what happened to her, and the same girl does not mention anything. The main intrigue is a miraculous epiphany since the girl was blind.
It is a magnificent drama that you will see in a sigh.
Frank is a mobster of the third age when giving his boss to the police fearful repercussions of revenge on the part of his colleagues, he moves to the Norwegian city Lilyhammer. Being in a tolerant world, the protagonist does not want to adapt to society, but the other way around, the world adapts to it and creates a secret empire. At this moment, comical situations begin that are resolved by miraculous coincidences.
It is a light series of comedy that will cheer you up after a tense day.
The family of Rayburn is prosperous and very united, is loved and respected by the neighbors. But it’s only like that at first sight. Everything changes with the arrival of his older brother named Danny, who decided to avenge his relatives after a humiliation suffered in childhood.
The series begins with an outcome, and during all the chapters we will find out how all this has happened and why it could not have been otherwise.
Lemony Snicket, a series of unfortunate events
After an accident, the three orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny are in the custody of the terrifying Count Olaf, who cares not for children at all, but for his money. Children try to tell the truth to the people around them, but nobody believes them. Due to a misunderstanding on the part of the adults, they fall into different adventures and try with all their strength to solve the mystery of the death of their parents.
It is a fabulous story that will appeal to both children and adults.