Are you looking for a few fantastic Netflix series to binge-watch? Here are ten original Netflix series you need to binge-watch.
1. Stranger Things
Do you like Sci-Fi, Thrillers, and Teen TV shows based on the late ’70s? Well, then this Netflix series is for you! Stranger things take you on an ominous, scary, and exciting journey. In the sudden absence of a young boy, a small quaint town on the east coast discovers government experiments, horrifying unnatural forces, and one very particular and strange little girl. Once you start this Netflix series, you will want to binge-watch it in one sitting. Each episode is about 45 minutes in length and is very entertaining and enjoyable. If you love thrillers with a twist, you’ll love Stranger Things.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had autism or had a relative that has autism? This fantastic Netflix original series takes you through the life and adventures of a teenager in high school who has been diagnosed with autism. If you thought your high school experience was rough, try stepping in the shoes of an awkward teenager boy who has autism. Atypical is an excellent show to binge-watch on Netflix because episodes are roughly 30 minutes in length and will keep viewers entertained throughout their journey. The content and plot are interesting, unique, and the cast’s acting is delightful to watch. If you love heartfelt and quirky shows, Atypical is the show for you!
3. The Queens Gambit
This newly released Netflix original series based in the 1950s shows the power and pull that a strong, intellectual woman can have in a world dominated by males. The plot of this Netflix original series is fascinating. A young girl sent to an orphanage in the 1950s after a series of unfortunate events beyond her control finds her calling and passion under bizarre circumstances. Viewers witness a brilliant little girl’s fascination for the game of chess and how her journey in the world of chess leads her to become a child prodigy. This Netflix series is thrilling, cerebral, intimate, and emotional. You will want to finish this series in one sitting. Whether you love the game of chess or have never laid eyes on a chessboard in your life, you’ll want to binge-watch The Queen’s Gambit in one day.
4. Black Mirror
If you love British science fiction thrillers that are mind-bending, chilling, and ominous, this Netflix original series is for you. Black Mirror, a thrilling science fiction series, delves into a twisted and cruel futuristic world that combines the darkest souls and their everyday experiences with technology that is way more advanced than any human mind can comprehend. This Netflix original series consists of episodes length ranging from 40 minutes to 90 minutes. It will be challenging to binge-watch this series in one sitting. Black Mirror will leave viewers in awe of what they just witnessed. If you have a Netflix account, then you need to watch Black Mirror.
5. House of Cards
This Netflix original series shines a bright spotlight on the life, experiences, and struggles that the United States President has to deal with daily. House of Cards is a fantastic Netflix series that throws views through many plot twists and turns that will leave you in awe after every episode. The episodes are jam-packed with a lot of thought-provoking political information, ranging from about 50 minutes to an hour, and are very thrilling and entertaining. I do not recommend binge-watching this series in one sitting. If you can, binge-watch this series over a series of days and weeks. If you love dark, cerebral, political thrillers, then you’ll love House of Cards.
6. Last Chance U
This critically acclaimed Netflix series takes you through the lives, struggles, and experiences of the many people involved with some of the top-rated Junior College tackle football programs in the United States. Last Chance U combines various people of different races, cultures, ideologies, and backgrounds to accomplish a common goal of winning a Junior College national title in football. This Netflix series shines a light on the everyday struggles and adversity that come with dealing with the day-to-day operations while involved in the world of Junior College football. This Netflix series is more than just a sports documentary. It’s a provocative, inspiring, and feel-good series that people will love. If you want to know what life is like in the junior college football world, Last Chance U is the perfect series for you.
7. The Kominsky Method
Are you looking to unwind, relax, and watch a sitcom mixed with a bit of drama that provides viewers with a ton of belly laughs? Well, look no further than The Kominsky Method. The plot is simple, an established Hollywood acting coach and his longtime childhood best friend look to keep each other smiling and laughing while dealing with the many ups and downs of getting older in life. This hilarious Netflix series is super easy to binge-watch. This original Netflix series episodes average about 25 to 30 mins in length and will have you laughing, pondering life, and bringing your emotions to tears. If you are into watching witty, irreverent, and raunchy sitcoms dramas, then you’ll love The Kominsky Method.
Throughout the history of storytelling, there are only stories and plots. A person goes on a journey, or a stranger comes to town. In this original Netflix series, viewers get both stories. What happens when a man brings his family from the Windy City, Chicago, to the dirt streets and muddy paths of the Ozark’. There’s a twist to this story. The man is a money launderer who works for the Mexican drug cartel. Ozark takes you on a journey of a man and his family trying to navigate the roller coaster ride of being involved with the Mexican cartel. Ozark features the excellent leading cast of Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. If you love dark and ominous television crime series, then you’ll love watching Ozark.
9. Umbrella Academy
This original Netflix series is one like we have never seen before in our lifetime. Based on a comic book, the Umbrella Academy shows what happens when a group of unlikely siblings with unexplainable super-human powers comes together to fight crime and save the world. This mind-bending, offbeat, and quirky Netflix series deals with real-world issues like suicide, violence, substance abuse and will have viewers of all generations craving more after every episode. If you love offbeat Netflix series, then you’ll love the Umbrella Academy.
10. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Unlike most original Netflix series, this series has a simple plot that people will enjoy. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee has a simple premise and plot. This Netflix series is very entertaining and will keep viewers hooked. Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld takes viewers inside the great minds of various successful people in popular culture. This series has some of the biggest names in Hollywood, Eddie Murphy, Jay Leno, Alec Baldwin, Jon Stewart, Letterman, and many more. If you’re looking to unwind, relax, and have a few laughs, then Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is the perfect series for you!
Those are a few excellent original Netflix series you need to binge-watch! Do you like our list? Are we missing any Netflix series? Tell us in the comments below! Enjoy!
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Hello! My name is Bryan Eglesia, and I am a Sports Writer/Digital Media Content Producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I began my career as a contributor and reporter for the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, Nevada, where I developed many skills critical in Journalism and Sports Journalism. I'm passionate about storytelling in sports, through the spoken and written word, and I have a determined mindset to succeed in the Media Broadcasting field.