The Best TV Series on Netflix can be hard to find since there are so many different options. That is why I have created a list of my 7 favorites that I think you will enjoy too. So the next time you're looking for a new series to start, give one of these a try!
Nip/Tuck takes the #1 spot on my Best TV Series on Netflix list because it contains every type of entertainment. There is drama, horror, comedy, mystery, romance, and satire. The main characters, plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy, are polar opposites of each other but are both likable in their own ways. Their relationship is what makes the show! My favorite part about this series is that each episode gets more twisted. There are plenty of lies and deceit which can alter how you feel about all the characters at different points throughout the series. Nip/Tuck won a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series in 2005. This is one crazy show you have got to watch to believe!
House of Cards is a series that premiers on Netflix, which means all of the episodes in the season come out at one time. I love not having to wait week to week for the next episode to air! House of Cards starts Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood. Francis is the Majority Whip in the House of Representatives and he uses his power to push his agenda to work his way to the top. This political thriller will keep you at the edge of your seat. There are twists and turns that anyone could appreciate, whether you're into the political aspect or not.
Being a huge Zooey Deschanel fan, I can't help but love New Girl. If you love Zooey's quirky charm as much as I do, then New Girl will be your new obsession. Zooey plays a down-on-her-luck school teacher, Jessica Day, who moves in with three male strangers after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Most of the episodes focus on the relationship of the roommates and the messy situations they find themselves in. If you love feel-good comedies, then this is the show for you!
How I Met Your Mother stars Josh Radnor as Ted Mosby. The concept of the show is that an older Ted Mosby is retelling the story to his children of how he met their mother. The story starts years before Ted ever meets their mom and works its way up to the pivotal moment when he sees her for the first time. The episodes are about the antics Ted and his friends get into. Other members of the cast include the super adorable couple Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lilly (Alyson Hannigan), the love interest for several characters on the show, Robin (Cobie Smulders), and the fun-loving womanizer Barney (Neil Patrick Harris). Although How I Met Your Mother is a comedy, the show is filled with great lessons on life.
Even if scary shows aren't your style, you won't regret watching American Horror Story. The first season about a haunted house is currently on Netflix. What's great about the show is that each season focuses on different characters and locations so it's not hard to wait for the next season to come out on Netflix. This show is packed full of drama and will leave you guessing until the end. I can assure you that the twist at the end of season one will leave your jaw on the floor! I don't want to go into too much detail about the show here because I don't want to spoil any of the major plot twists. This is one show you have got to check out if you love a good mystery.
Orange is the New Black is my favorite Netflix Original Series. Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) is engaged, starting her own business, and loving life when her past catches up to her. Piper had been in a relationship with Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) who was involved in an international drug smuggling ring. Piper must go to jail for her involvement. The story focuses around her relationships with both her friends and family outside of prison and those she meets while incarcerated. This show really makes you look at "criminals" in a whole new light.
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer. With his future looking bleak, Walter is worried he will leave his family with a pile of debt. He decides to put his knowledge of chemistry to use by cooking crystal meth with his ex student Jessie Pinkman (Aaron Paul). This show is packed full of action and the relationships between Walter and those close to him keeps me coming back for more!
If you are a fan of the idea of an isolated population somewhat like the one of the Lord of the Flies, mystery and deserted islands, you would probably fine Lost very entertaining. The show revolves around several survivors of a plane crash that are forced to live with each other and work together in order to survive in a mysterious environment. What is nice about the show is the viewers are able to learn about several characters simultaneously in regards to their life on the island and the one back home. There is lots of drama, suspense, and even humor, so you are assured to remain engaged in the plot!
To be honest, I was at first a little skeptic about a show that is based on zombie attacks because in my mind I expected it to be so unrealistic that it would be ridiculous to watch, but after giving it a chance I was pleasantly surprised. The character development, the story line, and its depth really left me craving for more. The whole concept of the show is about a police officer Rick Grimes and several other survivors who are on a run to safety in a world filled with zombies. The plot may seem simple, but there are so many things that come into play!
If you admire attention to details and observations, this show would definitely to worth checking out. It's mainly about Sherlock Holmes and his doctor partner who set out to solve crimes in 21st century. Unlike many other film adaptations that often end up ruining the storyline, the modernized version of Sherlock Holmes is clever, witty and enjoyable. However the downside is that unusually there are only three episodes per season, making the wait for the continuation of the story line unbearable.
Melissa and Joey is actually one of my favorite light family shows to enjoy in my spare time. It's charming, entertaining and above all funny! The storyline follows local politician, Mel Burke who is left alone to take care of her niece and nephew after a family scandal and who then hires a man named Joe to help her out with the parenting. Although you never really expect much from a family sitcom, this show proves to be really fresh and fun. There is lots of chemistry between the main characters making it that much easier to enjoy it.
Fringe is a television drama that is centered around a female FBI agent who begins working with an institutionalized scientist and his son to solve unexplained phenomena. Every character in this series is easily relatable and likable just like every episode is brilliantly executed. This show tends to come up with some of the most mind-blowing concepts that leave the viewers in awe. Just take a look at it yourself, and you will understand where I am coming from!
The idea of supernatural abilities has always fascinated me, which many be the reason why I was so drawn to this show. The whole plot line follows several people around the world, who have one thing in common: supernatural powers. They soon come together to save their species and fight for their survival survival. Every character is perfectly presented to the audience and every idea is effectively portrayed. There is a plethora of cliff-hangers, mystery and drama that could last you a life time!
These are some of my favorite television series of all time and I am so happy they are available on Netflix! If you see a TV series on this list you haven't watched yet, give it a try the next time you are looking for something new to watch. What's your favorite TV series on Netflix?
This article was written in collaboration with editor Lydia Sheehan.
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