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THE 50 BEST NETFLIX SERIES TO WATCH RIGHT NOW

Netflix has quickly become the go-to destination for binge-watching TV series. From crime dramas to sitcoms, there’s something for everyone on Netflix. Here are our picks for the 100 best Netflix series to watch right now.

1. “Stranger Things”

This sci-fi thriller is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys ’80s nostalgia, conspiracy theories and coming-of-age stories. When 12-year-old Will goes missing, his mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), launches an investigation together with local authorities to find him. However, when the investigation turns up more questions than answers, a supernatural element is introduced. With its young cast of up-and-comers and a gripping storyline, this series has been the talk of the town since it was released in July 2016. The second season is scheduled to be released on Oct. 27.

2. “The Killing”

Based on a Danish crime drama, “The Killing,” which tells the story of a Seattle homicide detective and her investigation of a teenage girl’s murder, is one of the most underrated gems on Netflix. The series successfully manages to keep audiences guessing with its clever storytelling and dramatic twists which come out of nowhere.

3. “Scandal”

If you’re into politics and love a good scandal then this political thriller was made for you. The series, created by Shonda Rhimes (of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame), follows Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a former media consultant to the president who starts her own crisis management firm. With jaw-dropping plot twists and an amazing cast, this series is one of the most addictive on Netflix.

4. “Breaking Bad”

This Emmy Award-winning series is about a high school chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with cancer, turns to cooking meth to make money for his family. With its dark and suspenseful storyline, “Breaking Bad” is a must-watch for any fan of crime dramas.

Breaking Bad

5. “The Crown”

This historical drama, which takes place in the U.K., is about Queen Elizabeth II’s early years on the throne. The show has received praise for its actors’ performances including Claire Foy (who plays Elizabeth), Matt Smith (Prince Phillip) and Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret). With two seasons already released, this series has just been picked up for two more seasons.

6. “Vikings”

This historical drama tells the tales of Norse warriors in the Dark Ages and is based off the Norse Sagas from Icelanders’ medieval literature. With a solid cast, gripping action scenes and an exciting plot, this series has everything you’d expect from a good action series.

7. “The West Wing”

This political drama, which follows the staff of President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) in his term at the White House is one of the most critically acclaimed dramas on TV. The show won 26 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. This is must-watch for fans of political dramas and smart writing.

8. “Dexter”

This psychological thriller, which stars Michael C. Hall as a serial killer who works for the Miami police department, is one of the most twisted (in a good way) shows on Netflix. If you’re looking for a series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then look no further than “Dexter.”

9. “Orange is the New Black”

This dramedy, which is set in a women’s prison, is one of Netflix’s most popular original series. The show has been praised for its diverse cast and interesting storylines. With four seasons already released and a fifth season on the way, there’s never been a better time to binge this series

This dramedy, which is set in a women’s prison, is one of Netflix’s most popular original series. The show has been praised for its diverse cast and interesting storylines. With four seasons already released and a fifth season on the way, there’s never been a better time to binge this series.

10. “The Office”

This beloved U.S. adaptation of the British sitcom follows the everyday lives of employees working at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The show became popular for its relatable and quirky characters, as well as its clever humor. If you’re looking for a feel-good comedy to watch, then “The Office” is the perfect show for you.

11. “Sherlock”

This British crime drama, which is a modern retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, has become a global hit. The show stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character and Martin Freeman as his friend and sidekick John Watson. With its amazing writing, stunning visuals and thrilling mystery plots, “Sherlock” is a must-watch for any crime drama fan.

12. “House of Cards”

This political thriller, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, is one of Netflix’s most popular original series. The show has been praised for its clever writing and suspenseful storylines. With five seasons already released and a sixth season on the way, there’s never been a better time to binge this series.

13. “Friends”

This sitcom is about six friends living in New York City and follows their quirky lives and relationships. With its talented cast, hilarious one-liners and enduring themes of friendship, this series has become a TV classic. If you haven’t watched this yet, then what are you waiting for?

14. “M*A*S*H”

This classic 1970’s sitcom follows the lives of doctors and nurses from the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. The show became a massive hit, partly due to its constant change in time slot as it originally aired on CBS from 1972–1983. If you’re looking for an inspiring series to watch, then this is the perfect show for you.

15. “Band of Brothers”

This Emmy-winning miniseries follows Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II. This compelling war drama features an all-star cast including Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston and Donnie Wahlberg. If you’re a fan of war dramas, then this is a must-watch series.

16. “The Expanse”

This science-fiction series is set in a future where humans have colonized the Solar System. The show follows a detective and his ship’s captain as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens peace in the system. If you’re looking for an action-packed sci-fi series to watch, then look no further than “The Expanse.”

17. “Bates Motel”

This psychological thriller, which is a prequel to the movie “Psycho,” follows Norman Bates and his mother Norma as they run a motel in Oregon. The show has been praised for its dark and disturbing tone, as well as its amazing cast, which includes Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. If you’re a fan of horror movies, then this is the perfect show for you.

18. “The Fall”

This British crime drama is about a detective who tries to bring down a serial killer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The show has been called “the most intense show on television” by Vulture and has an impressive 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re in the mood for a thrilling drama series to watch, then you should check out “The Fall.”

19. “Black Mirror”

This British anthology series is critically acclaimed for its amazing storytelling and unique plotlines. Each episode features a different cast and story that explores the dark side of humanity. If you like shows with the same tone as the movie “Memento,” then you will love this show.

20. “Luke Cage”

This action-packed Marvel series follows its titular character as he fights crime and defends the streets of Harlem. The show, which is among the most popular Netflix original series, has been praised for its compelling characters and amazing soundtrack by Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest. If you’re a fan of Marvel, then you will love watching “Luke Cage.”

21. “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

This upbeat Netflix original is about a woman who lives life in New York City after being freed from a doomsday cult. The show has been praised for its great acting and clever writing, which pokes fun at the concept of cults. It even received a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2015. If you’re looking for a quirky sitcom series to watch, then check out “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

22. “Criminal Minds”

This crime drama is about an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds. The show has been on the air for 12 seasons and has developed a large following. If you’re looking for an intense crime drama to watch, then you should check out “Criminal Minds.”

23. “Cheers”

This popular sitcom is about the employees and regulars of a Boston bar called Cheers. The show ran for 11 seasons and became one of the most popular shows on TV. It was even ranked No. 18 on TV Guide’s list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. If you’re looking for a classic sitcom to watch, then check out “Cheers.”

24. “Peaky Blinders”

Peaky Blinders

This British period series is about a gang who sew razor blades into their caps to blind enemies. The show has developed a huge cult following and has recently begun filming its fifth season. If you’re in the mood for an action-packed crime drama, then give this show a watch.

25. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

This hilarious police sitcom is about the detectives of the 99th precinct in Brooklyn. The show has been praised for its clever writing and great cast, which includes Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher. If you’re looking for a funny sitcom to watch, then check out “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

26. “Rectify”

This acclaimed drama is about a man who returns to his hometown after spending 19 years on death row for a crime he may not have committed. The show has been praised for its great performances and beautiful cinematography, and it also picked up two Emmy nominations in 2015. If you want to check out one of the best drama series on Netflix, then “Rectify” is the perfect show for you.

27. “Gossip Girl”

This teen drama follows privileged teenagers living in New York City who deal with romance, scandal and growing up. The show ran for six seasons and developed a large following of people who enjoy watching rich teenagers deal with their lives. If you’re in the mood for a fun teen drama, then check out “Gossip Girl.”

28. “Net Worth”

This documentary series follows the real estate moguls in Silicon Valley who are changing the face of modern business and real estate in America. If you’re in the mood for an inspiring reality show, then check out “Net Worth.”

29. “Alias”

This spy thriller is about an agent who works for the CIA, but she doesn’t know that her fiancée is really a spy working for another country. The show developed a large following when it aired in 2001 and has been praised for its great writing and suspenseful plot twists. If you want to watch a thrilling spy show, then check out “Alias.”

30. “F is for Family”

This animated sitcom is about a family in the 1970s who deal with the ups and downs of life. The show was created by comedian Bill Burr and has been praised for its hilarious writing and great voice acting. If you’re looking for a hilarious animated sitcom, then “F is for Family” is the show for you.

31. “BoJack Horseman”

This animated sitcom follows a horse who starred in a family sitcom in the 90s. Now he’s dealing with life after his career has fallen apart. The show has been praised for its clever writing and great voice acting, and it also picked up a nomination for Best Animated Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2015. If you enjoy animated sitcoms, then check out “BoJack Horseman.”

32. “Marco Polo”

This historical drama is about Marco Polo’s time spent with Kublai Khan and his travels through Asia and Europe. The show was heavily criticised when it aired in 2014, but it has developed a large following of people who enjoy watching historical dramas. If you’re looking for a show to watch that will take you on a journey through history, then check out “Marco Polo.”

Marco Polo

33. “Santa Clarita Diet”

This comedy-horror series is about a suburban couple who become zombies and have to deal with the challenges of being undead. The show has been praised for its great cast, clever writing, and gory violence. If you’re in the mood for a dark comedy, then check out “Santa Clarita Diet.”

34. “Trailer Park Boys”

This Canadian comedy series is about a group of criminals who live in a trailer park and get into all sorts of mischief. The show has been praised for its great cast and hilarious writing, and it also spawned two feature films. If you’re looking for a funny comedy series to watch, then check out “Trailer Park Boys.”

35. “Parks and Recreation”

This comedy series is about a group of friends who work for the local government in Pawnee, Indiana. The show was praised by critics when it aired and has entered the Hallmark of Great TV shows due to its great characters and hilarious writing. If you’re looking for an uplifting comedy series to watch, then check out “Parks and Recreation.”

36. “Legit”

This comedy series is about a man living with muscular dystrophy who wants to live life to the fullest. The show was praised for its clever writing and great cast, and it was honoured at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2013 when it won Best Comedy Series. If you’re looking for an uplifting comedy series, then check out “Legit.”

37. “Rick and Morty”

This animated sitcom is about a mad scientist who takes his grandson on crazy adventures. The show has been praised for its hilarious writing and great voice acting, and it has also been nominated for several awards, including the Annie Award for Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production. If you’re looking for a hilarious animated sitcom, then check out “Rick and Morty.”

38. “Master of None”

This comedy series is about a man who is trying to figure out his life in New York City. The show has been praised for its great cast and clever writing, and it won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Series in 2016. If you’re looking for a funny and thought-provoking comedy series, then check out “Master of None.”

39. “Hemlock Grove”

This horror drama series is about a small Pennsylvania town who are dealing with strange murders. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also picked up several nominations at the Saturn Awards in 2014. If you’re looking for a horror-drama series to watch, then check out “Hemlock Grove.”

40. “The West Wing”

This political drama series is about the lives of White House staff in the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet. The show was praised when it aired for its smart writing and interesting premise, and it also won several awards during its seven season run. If you’re looking for a smart political drama series to watch, then check out “The West Wing.”

41. “The Shield”

This crime drama is about an experimental division of the police department in Los Angeles who use controversial methods to tackle crime. The show was praised by critics when it aired, and it is said to have revolutionised cable television. If you’re looking for a thrilling cop drama series to binge-watch, then check out “The Shield.”

42. “Mr. Robot”

This cyber-thriller series is about a hacker who fights against corporate America. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it has also won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Series. If you’re looking for a mind-bending cyber-thriller series to watch, then check out “Mr. Robot.”

43. “The Expanse”

This sci-fi drama series is about a police detective in the asteroid belt who uncovers a conspiracy. The show has been praised for its great cast and fascinating premise, and it has been described as epic science fiction at its best. If you’re looking for a thrilling sci-fi series to watch, then check out “The Expanse.”

44. “Orphan Black”

This science-fiction thriller is about a woman who discovers that she’s one of many clones. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also picked up several nominations at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2014. If you’re looking for a science fiction thriller series to watch, then check out “Orphan Black.”

45. “Narcos”

This crime drama series is about the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it has also been nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama. If you’re looking for an interesting crime show to watch, then check out “Narcos.”

46. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

This supernatural drama series is about a high school student who discovers that she’s a vampire slayer. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it is also credited with popularising the teen-horror genre. If you’re looking for a supernatural drama series to watch, then check out “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

47. “The Blacklist”

This crime thriller is about a former government agent who goes on the run from those who want to kill him. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also won a People’s Choice Award in 2015. If you’re looking for a thrilling crime series to watch, then check out “The Blacklist.”

48. “Fringe”

This science fiction series is about an FBI agent who investigates a series of strange phenomena. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also won a Saturn Award in 2009. If you’re looking for a science fiction series to watch, then check out “Fringe.”

49. “The OA”

This science fiction series is about a blind girl who returns to her hometown after having gone missing for several years. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also won a Saturn Award in 2016. If you’re looking for a fascinating sci-fi series to watch, then check out “The OA.”

50. “Supernatural”

Supernatural

This fantasy drama series is about two brothers who travel across America hunting supernatural beings. The show has been praised for its great cast and interesting premise, and it also won a People’s Choice Award in 2016. If you’re looking for a fantasy drama series to watch, then check out “Supernatural.”

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