(Netflix Originals) Netflix is an online streaming service which has a lot of content, including movies as well as TV series. There are a lot of popular series like House MD, Breaking Bad, Suits, and Mad Men available for watching. However, Netflix also has some great original and innovative content, spanning several genres.
Whether you prefer binge watching or taking your time with every episode, in this list, you will find at least some Netflix Originals worth watching.
1. Thirteen Reasons Why
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Based on a novel by Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why is a highly controversial series, because of its subject matter. It is emotional, disturbing as well as heartbreaking. This series is about a teenage girl Hannah Baker, who commits suicide but leaves behind 13 audio tapes. Each tape is for a different person, and explains one reason why she ended her life. It deals with issues such as teenage suicide, bullying and rape which make it one of the best Netflix originals.
The second season is going to release in 2018!
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Set in Columbia, Narcos is a fictionalized version of real life events. It tells the story of drug lord Pablo Escobar and the Medellin drug cartel. Because of the production and distribution of cocaine, Escobar made a lot of money and became a very powerful figure in the history of Columbia. All this time, he alternated between being a family man and a ruthless Kingpin. This series depicts his rise and fall, and his interaction with the other drug lords as well as the DEA agents.
Season 3 will release in 2017!
3. Orange Is The New Black
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
According to statistics, this is Netflix’s most watched series- and for a good reason! Orange Is The New Black is the story of Piper Chapman, who faces a one and a half year sentence in a women’s prison because she transported drug money to an ex-girlfriend, a decade ago. This show has a diverse cast and challenges gender roles as well as stereotypes. From time to time, we get to see the backstories of prisoners, which are quite intriguing. The writing, acting and storyline are all brilliant.
Season 5 was released on June 5, 2017!
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Love explores the male and female perspectives on dating and romantic relationships. It revolves around the socially-awkward nice guy Gus and the wild Mickey, while they explore commitment, love and intimacy. Along with being hilarious, this show is honest as well as heartfelt. As the storyline progresses, we realize that these characters are quite complex and have a lot of flaws, however, they make things work despite all those difficulties.
Season 3 will be released in 2018!
5. Stranger Things
Genre: Fantasy, Science-Fiction, Horror
At number 5 in our list of worth watching Netflix Originals we have, Stranger Things which focuses on the disappearance of a young boy Will Byers and its investigation, amid supernatural events that take place in their town. These events include the appearance of a psychokinetic girl Eleven, who helps Will’s friends in their search. This series got a lot of critical acclaim, as well as favorable reviews from viewers. There is a lot of nostalgia and mystery, in addition to the perfect amount of humor and horror.
The release date for Season 2 is 31st October, 2017!
6. House Of Cards
House Of Cards is a political drama which focuses on Democrat Frank Underwood as well as his wife Claire Underwood. Although he started out as the House Majority Whip, he climbs the political ladder soon, with the help of his wife. It deals with themes such as pragmatism, ruthlessness and manipulation. As the storyline advances, we get to learn how much the characters are willing to sacrifice, for the purpose of attaining power. The acting by Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright as well as the rest of the cast is highly commendable. Thus, it has secured 6th place in our list of worth watching Netflix originals.
Season 5 of this show premiered on 31st May, 2017!
7. The Crown
Genre: Drama, History
Another biographical series in the list, The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. It portrays a very fascinating picture of her reign. It depicts the interactions between the Queen and her husband Prince Phillip, her sister and other important historic figures, such as Winston Churchill. The costumes as well as the environment and setting are very detailed. For those who are interested in history, The Crown is a delight to watch. Making its way at number 7 in our list of best netflix originals.
Season 2 will release in November 2017!
8. Master Of None
Master Of None is a sitcom that stars Aziz Ansari as Dev Shah, a 30 year old actor. It manages to capture the anxiety of dating, relationships as well as cultural and professional struggles. It is subtly hilarious, and at the same time meaningful and honest. This series is unique in its approach and is well received by critics as well as viewers. Therefore, its on our list of must-watch Netflix Originals at number 8.
Season 2 was released on May 12th, 2017!
Apart from those listed above, there are a large number of other Netflix Originals worth watching. These include: BoJack Horseman, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline, Sense8, The OA, Wet Hot American Summer, Santa Clarita Diet, Marco Polo, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Fuller House, Flaked and Dear White People.
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