Top 15 best series on Netflix to watch

Stranger Things

An American sci-fi horror web series created and released on Netflix, its first season premiered in 2016. Two gripping seasons later as the series gears up for its third, this investigative drama has received 31 Emmy nominations and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp in pivotal roles.

House of cards

This political thriller’s dark, twisty, sneering first season’s appeal to audiences and critics remains a turning point in the history of television till date. High on drama, this Netflix original House of Cards stars the indomitable Robin Wright, the witty Kevin Spacey and Michael Kelly among others.

The Crown

Claire Foy’s captivating performance as the flinty monarch along with the lavishly impeccable period detail and a sense of historical scope sets The Crown apart from its forebears. The series elaborates a thoughtful style and episodic structure that fleshes out the supporting characters, Matt Smith as Prince Philip and the delightful Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. It’s a surprisingly scrutinizing view of Britain’s public life and its public figures’ private ones.

Jessica Jones

Based on the Marvel comics of the same name and set in MCU, Krysten Ritter stars as the titular Jessica Jones who is a former superhero turned detective with her own agency. Supporting roles star Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Black Mirror

This British sci-fi anthology series explores a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide, leading to disastrous consequences. This 4-season old series has attained cult-favorite status and earned a sincere fan following along with multiple Emmys.

13 Reasons why

An American teen drama series based on the 2007 novel of the same name. It raises poignant questions and answers them in the most relevant way and tells the story of seventeen-year-old high school student, Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, and his deceased friend Hannah Baker played by Katherine Langford, who has killed herself following a culture of gossip and sexual assault at her high school and a lack of support from her friends and her school. Free Netflix gift codes available with every purchase of a new subscription. So, sit back and enjoy your favorite shows non-stop.

Narcos

An American crime drama series, Narcos is set and filmed in Columbia and is gearing up for its fourth season. The first two seasons follow the criminal life and death of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar who turned into a billionaire through cocaine distribution and a terrorist later. Government representatives, DEA agents and several opposition entities also feature.

Alias Grace

A Canadian award-winning tv miniseries, Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood’s eponymous novel. It tells the highly interesting story of the mysterious Grace Marks, a domestic servant who was convicted for the brutal murders of her employer and his housekeeper.

Orange is the new Black

OITNB is an American most-watched comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The multi award-winning miniseries has been renewed for a seventh season and is based on Piper Kerman’s 2010 memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. The book is a personal account and talks about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison.

Altered Carbon

The sci-fi cyberpunk series Altered Carbon premiered on Netflix in 2018 and has thankfully been renewed for a second season. The rugged and handsome Joel Kinnaman stars as Takeshi Kovacs, which in turn is also played by multiple actors as the series progresses in a futuristic San Francisco set 360 years later known as Bay City. Based on the 2002 novel of the same name, it shows a dystopian future created by Laeta Kalogridis.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This truly chilling series is an American supernatural horror coming of age adventures of a teen half witch. It is centered and based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, played by Kiernan Shipka, and stars Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Richard Coyle, and Miranda Otto in supporting roles.

Grace and Frankie

Created by Marta Kauffman and Howard Morris, ‘Grace and Frankie’ is a five-time Emmy nominated comedy-drama series starring the elegant Jane Fonda and hilarious Lily Tomlin as central characters. Premiering its fifth season in early 2019, the series follows two unlikely friends who are brought together after their husbands declare that they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The talented Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael, and Baron Vaughn co-star in supporting roles.

Mindhunter

This outstanding portrayal of the early years of the criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the FBI has been renewed for a second season. It revolves around agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), along with smart psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), who form the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit within the Training Division at the FBI Academy. The show’s premise involves real-life interviews of imprisoned serial killers (played by actors) to understand how they think, with the hope of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing or prevent future cases. This is based on the true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

The Punisher

Another product of the MCU, Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ is based on the comics of the same name. It shares the continuity of the movies and other tv franchises and is a spin-off of the Daredevil and revolves around John Bernthal – Frank Castle as the eponymous character that uses lethal methods to fight crimes. The Punisher is known to uncover a conspiracy and exact revenge on those responsible for the death of his family.

Master of None

Winner of three Emmys and a golden globe this comedy-drama series has received much critical acclaim and multiple award nominations. Released for streaming in 2015, the show was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang with Ansari starring in the lead as a 30-year-old actor, Dev Shah.

 

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