Best Netflix series you can watch right now
written by Souranath Banerjee
In 1997 a new company by the name of Netflix was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in California with the idea of providing subscription-based streaming service from its library of films and television programs. By 2012 they started their content-production of both films and television series under the name ‘Netflix Original‘. And at present they are the largest streaming service with 125 million total subscribers worldwide, operating over 190 countries across the globe!
Needless to say most of the top notch films and series of recent times are available only on Netflix, and don’t know about you but I often get damn confused while choosing from their vast library of awesome content.
And thus to simplify our search for quality binge watching here is a list of some of the Best Netflix series you can watch right now!
P.S – The Golden rule of watching any TV series is to remember that the 1st Season is always the best!
20. 13 Reasons Why (2017) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JebwYGn5Z3E
A teenager going through high school is never been easy and this is one show that dares to speak up about the pressure, the temptations, the torments of a young mind and seeks answers to the brutally honest vulnerabilities of today’s youth.
Created by Brian Yorkey, this is about a guy who needs to backtrack in the past and connect the dots in order to know the cause of his friend’s suicide.
19. Dexter (2006) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQeUmSD1c3g
A blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police has a secret life of his own – at night he hunts down murderers and kill them!
Created by James Manos Jr., a crime mystery with a twist where you want the serial killer to succeed in his missions.
Awesome performances by Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. Highly addictive!
18. Sacred Games (2018) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28j8h0RRov4
Created/directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane, this is the first Indian Netflix Original TV Series.
The story of the intertwined lives of a mafia don (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) nearing the twilight of his life and the struggles of an honest cop (Saif Ali Khan) trying to do right amidst a corrupt system.
17. Gotham (2014) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d1zpt6k5OI
Set on the backdrop of the most dangerous city – Gotham, this series tells the story of a young Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his rise through the police force to greatness.
Created by Bruno Heller, this is such an unique show where Batman (only a child) plays the second fiddle and you get to watch the beginnings of some of the greatest villain characters like the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), The Riddler (Cory Michael Smith), Fish Moony (Jada Pinkett Smith) and even The Catwoman (Camren Bicondova).
16. Arrested Development (2003) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXg2_yExgVY
A refreshing comedy drama that enfolds the humorous tensions and conflicts within a so-called dysfunctional family.
Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, and Jason Bateman taking the lead – this is one of the very few witty laugh riots that perfectly fits the limited comedy options in Netflix.
Won multiple Emmies and still one of the highest rated TV series ever made!
15. Fauda (2015) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5zcu25_IG0
The Israeli Special Forces tries to take down the Palestinian Jihad organisation – the only series that narrates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and brilliantly weaves the issue into a thrilling tale of action, violence and emotional loss for both sides.
Created by Avi Issacharoff and Lior Raz, an underrated show yet highly addictive, brilliant performances and an intense storyline.
14. Ozark (2017) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hAXVqrljbs
‘Most people just have a fundamentally flawed view of money’
A financial advisor gets in trouble with a drug cartel and is forced to relocate his family and come up with innovative schemes to make money.
Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, and starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in the lead – an intense drama with multiple thrilling plot twists.
13. The Punisher (2017) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIY6zFL95hE
A Marine veteran (Jon Bernthal) whose family been murdered turns into a vigilante and all he wants is vengeance!
‘Those who do evil to others – the killers, the rapists, psychos, sadists – you will come to know me well. Frank Castle is dead. Call me… The Punisher.’
Created by Steve Lightfoot, an action packed crime drama that promises to engage you till the end!
12. Bloodline (2015) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnS8FkcXNk
As the black sheep of the family returns home many past family secrets are to be spilled along with a bit of bad blood!
Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman, probably the only 100% family drama available in Netflix which completely engages you through its brilliant characters and unique storytelling. Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn gives amazing performances!
11. Fargo (2014) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKs8DzjPDMU
This show is as popular as the Oscar winning film by the same name from the Coen brothers on which it is based on, maintaining similar storyline but with a fresh star-cast – Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Kirsten Dunst and Ewan McGregor among others.
Created by Noah Hawley, definitely the best black comedy TV series ever made. Totally worth your time!
10. Stranger Things (2016) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWxyRG_tckY
The sudden disappearance of a young boy in a small town begins a hunt which eventually leads to dark government agencies and their rogue experiments that will turn the otherwise peaceful town upside down and put everyone’s life in danger!
Created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (the Duffer brothers), a dark and twisted tale of horror that you can’t miss. Millie Bobby Brown shines as a child actor.
9. House of Cards (2013) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULwUzF1q5w4
A cunning and vicious Congressman (Kevin Spacey) and his ever-supporting wife (Robin Wright) makes their way to the top of the political ladder while taking revenge on people who betrayed him in the past.
Created by Beau Willimon and directed by a series of acclaimed directors like David Fincher, James Foley, Joel Schumacher and John Dahl – one of the best series ever made!
8. Daredevil (2015) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAy6NJ_D5vU
A blind lawyer who transforms into a vigilante by night – this is the story of an unlikely superhero (Charlie Cox) with superhuman senses that allows him to see the world in an entirely unique manner.
Dark and violent, yet highly captivating with a terrific storyline.
Created by Drew Goddard, this Marvel series has some of the best fighting sequences ever!
7. Peaky Blinders (2013) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwXfVGjSz-4
Set in 1919 Birmingham, England -this is one brilliant Gangster saga that has become one of the most popular shows in Netflix and rightly so.
Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sam Neill and Tom Hardy among other in the acting department, top class story telling and brilliant cinematography! Created by Steven Knight, this is The Sopranos of our time!
6. Homeland (2011) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyFmS3wRPCQ
A bipolar CIA operative becomes suspicious to the point of conviction that a war prisoner who is being treated as a war hero is actually been turned into an al-Qaeda spy.
Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis and created by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, this is a perfect example of a high class espionage drama, thrilling and emotionally captivating at the same time!
5. Orange Is the New Black (2013) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLyUlTu4KbI
Prison can be a life changing experience and who knows it better than the lead character of this show, a married woman (Taylor Schilling) who is convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend!
Created by Jenji Kohan, quick paced and quirky, and dealing with LGBT themes, this is one show which manages to be both emotional and funny at the same time.
4. Sherlock (2010) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK7S9mrFWL4
Originally created by Conan Doyle, the ever popular sleuth and his assistant are back and this time Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) are transported to our modern world where they solve unique crimes by the help of Sherlock’s ‘Deductive logic’ of course.
Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, a thrilling, superbly edited show that guarantees your attention.
3. Narcos (2015) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7elNhHwgBU
A series based on the real story of the rise and expansion of the Colombian drug cartels spearheaded by the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura). And also about the brilliant effort made by a joint team of Colombian and US forces to eradicate the cartel.
Created by Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato and Doug Miro, this is one of the most addictive series I have ever watched in my life!
2. Breaking Bad (2008) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhesaQXLuRY
A chemistry teacher diagnosed with cancer decides to break bad and starts cooking and dealing drugs.
Bryan Cranston in his legendary performance and such an exceptional storyline – this dark comedy series is as addictive as any drug ever existed.
Created by Vince Gilligan, this is one show that changed the whole game for the future of TV series!
1. Mindhunter (2017) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gZCfRD_zWE
Late 1970s, in order to delve into the psychology of serial murderers two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany) while researching on criminal behaviour interview some of the most prolific murderers of the time!
Created by Joe Penhall and some episodes directed by acclaimed David Fincher – this is at present the most exciting and dramatic crime thriller series to watch!
and (The ‘+1’ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)
+1. Black Mirror (2011) (TV Series)
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jROLrhQkK78
A British Sci Fi anthology series, each episode a new story mostly based on futuristic worlds where technology have evolved into extreme advanced dimensions and we humans are trying our best to coup up with it.
Created by Charlie Brooker, brilliantly imaginative, often dark and satirical but thoroughly engaging. Even frightening to some extent as most of the episodes are uniquely scary and believable too.
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