For people who are new to Netflix, it can be hard to figure out which TV shows are worth their time while scrolling through the guide. Let’s go over our 10 favorite Netflix shows right now, including their own shows, which are called Netflix Originals. If you’re just looking for the best, read on. We’ll be adding TV shows that aired somewhere else before they came to Netflix, which is different from last year’s film. Now let’s begin.
10. The Last Kingdom
The tenth movie on our list is “The Last Kingdom.” Do not be put off by the order; we believe that all of the items in our top 10 are excellent. This British period drama first aired on BBC2 in the UK in 2015. It is based on a set of books by Bernard Cornwell.
It takes place in the 9th century and is about Uhtred, who was born a Saxon but raised by Vikings. He is looking for his ancestral birthright and trying to make a new country. If you like action scenes that are beautifully planned and shot, this is the show for you.
The BBC made the first two seasons. Starting with season three, Netflix is the only one who makes the shows. There are now four seasons of “The Last Kingdom” available, and a fifth has been ordered to come out later this year.
9. Stranger Things
Nineth on the list is the science fiction/horror thriller “Stranger Things.” This Netflix original show, which was created by the Duffer Brothers and debuted in 2016, is about a group of weird friends who live in the made-up town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s. Strange things start to happen there.
There are many nostalgic moments in the show, which makes me think of movies by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King from that time. “Stranger Things” has been renewed for a fifth season, which will come out sometime in the middle of 2023. There are now four seasons of the show available on Netflix.
8. The Crown
The eighth place goes to the historical thriller “The Crown.” When it first came out in 2016, this Netflix original told the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, starting with her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
Her rise to the throne after her father, King George VI, died in 1952, and events that have happened since then, ending in the present day. The acting is great, and the production values are wonderful. “The Crown” has had four seasons so far, and has been picked up for two more. The sixth season will be the last one in the series.
7. Cobra Kai
In seventh place is the action-packed martial arts movie “Cobra Kai.” The series is a follow-up to the original Karate Kid movies. It debuted on YouTube in 2018.
There are more than thirty years between this movie and the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka play Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence again. At the start of this year, Johnny reopens the famous Cobra Kai Karate Dojo, which makes his feud with Daniel worse.
Many of the actors from the Karate Kid movies are back for this one too, which is great for fans of those movies. It’s well-written and very entertaining, even if it is a little cheesy at times. The first two seasons were first shown on YouTube. Starting with season three, Netflix bought the show. You can watch all five seasons on Netflix.
The sixth film on the list is the psychological crime thriller “Mindhunter.” It was first shown on Netflix in 2017 and is based on the true crime book “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” which came out in 1995. It takes place in the late 1970s and early 1980s and is about two FBI agents and a psychologist who talk to serial killers to make personality profiles that they hope will help them solve open cases.
Do not expect a lot of action in this movie; it’s a slow burn with great acting and careful attention to the details of real events. You can watch the first two seasons right now.
5. The Office
Netflix lost “The Office,” but it got our fifth choice, “Seinfeld,” which is also a great comedy. Originally broadcast on NBC, the sitcom was written by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. Set in New York City, it follows Seinfeld as an imagined version of himself, along with his three friends George Costanza, ex-girlfriend Elaine Venice, and his wacky neighbor Cosmo Cramer.
Across its many seasons, it has episodes that are so classic that people still talk about them today. There are too many to name, but a couple of our favorites to check out include “The Soup Nazi” and “The Contest.” All nine seasons from 1989 through 1998 are available to watch on Netflix right now.
Coming in at number four, we’ll have two related shows deserving of their placement in our countdown. The first of which is the biographical crime thriller “Narcos.” This Netflix original, which ran for three seasons, premiering in 2015, tracks Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, the infamous Cali Cartel, and their interactions with other drug lords, the government, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, beginning in the late 1970s.
Its companion series, “Narcos: Mexico,” launched in 2018 and is also a Netflix original. This series moves north, tracing the origins of the modern Mexican drug war, starting with the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s. “Narcos: Mexico” also ran for three seasons, with its third season being released in November of 2021.
Both of these shows feature fantastic performances with excellent production values that will have you fully engaged from beginning to end.
Before we get to our top three, here are some extra picks for you worthy of being watched. The British anthology Netflix original sci-fi series “Black Mirror” deals with the unintended effects of future technologies. Netflix’s original crime action legal drama “Daredevil” is based on a blind criminal who fights crime in New York City at night and works as a lawyer during the day.
The German science fiction thriller “Dark” looks at the strange pasts of four families who live in a small town over three generations. “The Good Place,” an NBC fantasy comedy starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is set in a strange world where some people are sent after they die.
Richard Madden plays a police sergeant whose job it is to protect the home secretary in the British political thriller “Bodyguard,” which was first shown on BBC One in the UK. The political thriller Netflix original “House of Cards” is about a cruel leader who will do anything to get more power.
You should watch all of them except the last one. As part of the Korean Netflix original survival drama “Squid Game,” people play dangerous children’s games with the goal of winning a lot of money.
In the third spot on the list is the crime drama movie “Ozark.” When it first came out in 2017, this Netflix original show starred Jason Bateman as Marty Bird, Laura Linney as his wife Wendy Bird, and Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore.
The story is about Marty and his family having to move from the Chicago area to the Ozarks when a Mexican drug cartel’s plan to hide money goes wrong. The story is well-written and the acting is great. There are some smart turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
There are now three seasons of “Ozark” available, and the show has been picked up for a fourth and final season.
2. The Peaky Blinders
Number two on the list is “Peaky Blinders.” This crime drama was made by the BBC and first aired in 2013. It’s about a crime boss named Tommy Shelby and his unstable gang in England after the First World War.
The acting, writing, and production quality are all bloody great. You can watch the first five seasons on Netflix right now. The show has been picked up for a sixth and final season.
2. Peaky Blinders
There are two related series at the top of the list that can’t be talked about without discussing the other. “Breaking Bad,” which began on AMC in 2008, is the first of these shows.
The show is about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who is played by Bryan Cranston. Walter, who has lung cancer and is about to die, joins forces with Aaron Paul’s character as a former student named Jessie Pinkman to make sure his family has money before he dies. Right now, you can watch all five seasons of “Breaking Bad” on Netflix.
1. Better Call Saul
“Better Call Saul,” the spin-off flashback show, got off to a slow start but has now picked up enough speed to be on par with the main show. The show, which started in 2015 on AMC, also stars Bob Odenkirk as the rich criminal defense lawyer Saul Goodman. It keeps getting better with each new season.