Netflix invests billions of dollars each year to bring us binge-worthy content that keeps viewers hooked onto their TV screens. In the year 2019 alone, Netflix spent a whopping $15 billion to create content; giving the Gross Domestic Product(GDP) of many countries a good run for their money.
Netflix not only creates a lot of high-quality content, but it also acquires the rights to many TV shows. This approach loads Netflix to the hilt with hours upon hours of awesome video content. It is ridiculous considering people wail when a few series leaves the Netflix service. But Netflix original series are here to stay!
Besides, there are more TV shows on Netflix than movies. Soooo many options that it was difficult to pick the top 10 Netflix original series of all time.
However, we have accomplished our job; rating the originals based on its quality, content and likability. We are sure a few selections may rub you the wrong way, and you are always welcome to head to the comments section and start a debate.
We are ready for it!
Here are the top 10 Netflix original series of all time.
10. BoJack Horseman
It does take some time to hit its pace, but once it does, “BoJack Horseman” enters the cream of binge-worthy animation geared for grown-ups. The goofy animated lampoon combines substantial writing, a sarcastic peek at Hollywood and a deeper look at problems like depression.
9. Stranger Things
This Netflix original superbly channels an 80s movie aesthetic and narrates an enthralling monstrosity-slash-political conspiracy fantasy. It’s also that particular sort of Halloween type; kid-driven Stephen King or Steven Spielberg kind of story; that there just aren’t enough of, in this era.
8. House of Cards
Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey is backstabbing and schemeing his way to a more formidable position in the hallways of Washington D.C. It’s seldom ridiculous, but great acts by Spacey, Robin Wright, and many more make Underwood’s schemes hard to conceive and even more difficult to stop watching. top 10 Netflix original series of all time
“Dark” involves a small German hamlet where kids have gone missing or disapeared – 30 years ago. The narrative begins as a captivating, character-led drama, but soon begins to pick up the pace with some paranormal and sci-fi details. There is a lot more to the missing conundrum than meets the eye in this fascinating Netflix original. “Dark” does an exceptional job of constructing it over the development of its first season.
6. Orange Is The New Black
This Netflix original is a comedy-drama affair – the longer it goes on, the better it gets. It probes into the diverse standpoints of its women’s penitentiary population. It’s an overhaul of the justice system and order, of people attempting to make the most out of a serious situation, and of loyalty and survival. It’s also consistently funny and has an extraordinary cast.
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5. The Crown
An empire in ruins. A marriage in tatters. A queen fighting for survival. “The Crown” is a period drama revolving around the early rule of Queen Elizabeth II, beginning with her nuptials to Philip Mountbatten in 1947 till the abdication of Winston Churchill in 1955. The personal stories of the Queen Elizabeth II in the British imperial family gives you a sense of ordinariness with respect to her emotions and struggles. Elizabeth is invariably torn between politics, family disputes, personal duty and her responsibilities, and yes, there’s plenty of royal drama to go around.
4. The Punisher
Marvel’s original shows on Netflix have been slapdash, but the extreme, dark, and cynical heroes conundrum it spins in “The Punisher” is the best so far. Lack of powers makes lead Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) natural to relate to, but it’s the rest of the remarkably strong characters that makes the show so gripping.
The legend of Pablo Escobar‘s rise to drug influence and power, and the DEA agents tasked to chase him down is a powerhouse of some solid acting. There’s no lack of mystery and crime story violence in the long drug war Escobar engages in, which now includes three seasons.
After a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, Martin “Marty” Byrde, a financial advisor played by Jason Bateman, has to persuade the drug cartel he works for, not to kill him. He has to move his entire family from Chicago to Missouri. Think “Breaking Bad,” but with fewer chemicals stunts and the whole family involved in trying frantically to keep from getting captured, cheer the bad guys and stay together.
1. Peaky Blinders
This Netflix original period drama – which follows Birmingham’s savage Shelby family gang, in the post-World War I Britain is enough to make “Peaky Blinders” worth a watch. Moreover, its great cast featuring Cillian Murphy and Sam Neil and amplified rock music make it a historical crime drama that’s unforeseeable in a completely brutal way.