35 Best Netflix Shows To Binge Watch Right Now
Looking for the best shows on Netflix? Struggling with what to watch on Netflix tonight? From Netflix original series like Stranger Things and The Witcher to a few classic TV series we think are worth a binge-watch, check out the all-time best series currently streaming on Netflix.
Get your snacks, get comfortable, and check our picks for the best shows to watch tonight, over the weekends or simply just KIV to your watchlist!
#1 The Witcher
Based on the popular game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this adventurous series does a good job of filling the void that Game of Thrones left behind. The storyline follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) as he travels around fighting vicious monsters, beasts, and of course, the occasional human. Filled with sorcery, war, and the undeniable performance of Cavill and Anya Chalotra, this is one of the best shows you’ll find today. Though be careful watching these episodes too fast, season 2 doesn’t arrive until 2021.
Mindhunter is a Netflix Original drama based on the true story of a man at the forefront of profiling serial killers. This drama series elevates the "true crime" genre into something much more chillingly realistic (without losing its keen sense of style).
This modern update to an old classic is one of the best crime dramas to find its way to Netflix. The series follows Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) as the eccentric duo expertly solve 21st-century crimes.
#4 Feel Good
One of the freshest new Netflix series to arrive, Feel Good, follows the recovering addict and comedian Mae Martin as she tries to navigate her own addictive behaviors in both life and love. Though there is quite a bit of drama, this show is still a comedy at its heart and will have you chuckling more than a few times.
#5 The Office
This workplace mockumentary takes place in a mid-level paper company located in Scranton, PA. Led by branch manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the series follows the everyday lives of employees as they humorously make there way through each workday. The Office is one of those shows that you can watch over and over again, so if you haven’t already seen it, now is a great time to start bingeing.
#6 Peaky Blinders
Set in 1919 after World War I, it tells of the ambitious machinations of the Shelbys, an English crime family. Not content with the power they’ve gained after eliminating rival gangs and anyone who stood in their way, they also stick their fingers into politics. But this proves to be a double-edged sword since politics also presents certain responsibilities. And Peaky Blinders’ leader, Thomas Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy), along with his key members (Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson), find themselves biting off more than they can chew.
#7 Love Is Blind
The series follows thirty men and women hoping to find love. For ten days in a speed dating format, the men and women date each other in different "pods" where they can talk to each other, but not see each other. Whenever they decided, the men were able to propose to the woman they want to marry.
#8 Sex, Explained
From the biology of attraction to the history of birth control, explore the ins and outs of sex in this entertaining and enlightening series.
#9 Russian Doll
Russian Doll follows a woman named Nadia on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly, always restarting at the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her.
The story starts with a notice on a billboard, claiming the king of Joseon is dead and the crown prince should be crowned immediately as the new king. However, inside the palace, the king is known to be severely sick and has been secretly treated for the past 10 days.
#11 Stranger Things
Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities.
The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil, who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell. He resigns his throne in defiance to his father (God) and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he ends up running his own nightclub called "Lux".
#13 The Stranger
Hannah John-Kamen as The Stranger, one of the main antagonists of the series. A woman in her mid 20s and a baseball cap dressed in black. She goes around to other people, finds out about secrets, and threatens their family or close friends with revealing them in demand for money.
#14 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an American comic book series published by Archie Horror, an imprint of Archie Comics, beginning in 2014.
The series picks up just before Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday, which will be marked not by a traditional celebration, but an old tradition: a Dark Baptism under a blood moon where Sabrina will sign over her soul to the Dark Lord. Except, Sabrina isn’t so sure she wants to do that. She’s only half a witch (on her father’s side), and she’s spent her entire life living at home with witches and going to school with mortals. But that baptism — and whether or not she’s ready to tether herself to the Dark Lord — is just the start of Sabrina’s adventures, not the end, as she finds a way to honor both her mortal and supernatural heritage
#15 Breaking Bad
A once loyal father and chemistry teacher, Walter White, turns to a life of crime due to developing stage 3 terminal lung cancer. Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White, a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy.
The series tells the story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (aka GLOW), a real-life group formed to promote women’s wrestling on telly. The characters in this series are fictional though. Alison Brie stars as Ruth, a struggling actress who ends up auditioning for the wrestling group to make ends meet. Little does she know that her former best friend Debbie has already been hired – the two got along famously until Ruth stole Debbie’s husband. It seems certain that their bitter feud will either destroy the show or raise it to a whole new level.
#18 The Umbrella Academy
Superheroes tend to be loners, so it’s fun to see them in a family setting. But living with people who wear capes and save lives every two minutes is never going to be plain sailing.The series revolve around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father's death and the threat of an impending apocalypse.
#19 Sex Education
A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.While the titular topic is used as a source of comedy, Sex Education also explores issues related to intimacy and identity issues in a smart way that will dredge up your emotions.
#20 How To Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.
#21 Dare Me
It follows two cheerleaders, bad-girl Beth (Marlo Kelly) and her best friend, Addy (Herizen F Guardiola), and their new coach, Colette (Willa Fitzgerald), as the cheer team fights to become more successful and the personal lives of the people within fall apart. It's not for the faint-hearted.
#22 Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
A true story of a twisted criminal's gruesome videos drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that pulls them into a dark underworld.
The most popular TV show of all time caused quite the stir when it landed on Netflix, as a new generation of viewers started to tune in and pick holes in the scripts.
Despite that burst of controversy, Friends is still one of those shows that we love to watch over and over again – the characters, the friendships, the impossible-to-afford central New York apartment, everything about it represents the life we wish we were leading. And even though we know each of the 236 episodes word for word, it’s weirdly comforting to watch them all again.
#24 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a series of police procedural crime drama. This series shows the misadventures of NYPD's 99th police, where they catch bad guys, solve crimes and other police procedural things. The series includes Jake Peralta, an immature detective with his detective team.
#25 Ugly Delicious
Easily one of the most watchable TV chefs, David Chang takes his no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to foodie traditions and cuts into their soft underbelly.
Chances are you’ve either never seen this teen drama or you’re completely obsessed with it – the show, based on the characters from the Archie comics, already has cult status and is totally addictive once you get going with it. Riverdale is a small, seemingly lovely town, a perfect place to live. But of course there’s darkness lurking. Archie Andrews is a high-school footballer from the town, the class heart-throb, and we follow him and his friends as they react to the death of one of their classmates. If that’s not enough, there’s also backstabbing, bitching and teacher-student affairs to keep you interested.
#27 Toy Boy
Toy Boy is a new Spanish thriller series on Netflix. The miniseries is about a male stripper who wants to prove he isn't a murderer.
#28 Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
Tiger King, follows the life of a man who calls himself Joe Exotic. Not only does he own over 200 big cats on his private zoo in Oklahoma, but he is also accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot.
#29 The Haunting of Hill House
A family move into an old mansion with the hopes of renovating it, but strange things soon start going bump in the night. As supernatural events spiral, tragedy strikes. Sure, this might sound like every other horror story – it's what comes next that makes The Haunting of Hill House so special. The family moves on, the kids grow up, and the series follows how familial traumas come back to haunt us many years later. Pay close attention to any scene shot in the mansion; in every frame, there are ghosts hiding away. It's like a creepy game of Where's Wally.
Matthew Murdock, blinded by chemicals, is an attorney at day and vigilante by night. He is trained in the martial arts and feuds with criminals in Hell's Kitchen. As he fights convicts throughout the city, he meets new allies as well as old friends and becomes Daredevil, a symbol of justice for a corrupted city
Ozark is an American crime drama web television series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix and produced by Media Rights Capital. The series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as a married couple who are forced to relocate their family to the Ozarks to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
#32 Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon is set in the 23rd century when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy who has been imprisoned for 250 years, is downloaded into a future he'd tried to stop.
#33 Good Girls
The series follows three suburban Michigan mothers, two of whom are sisters, who are having a hard time trying to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken away from them so they decide to pull off an unlikely heist by robbing a supermarket, only to discover that they're in for more than they bargained.
Bookstore manager Joe Goldberg meets aspiring writer Guinevere Beck, and an internet search about her leads to Joe's following Beck around, monitoring her social interactions, and even entering her apartment while she is out. Joe is nearby when a drunken Beck falls onto the subway tracks, and he saves her.
#35 Parks and Recreation
This NBC series is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t judge a sitcom by its first few episodes.Whether you've seen this sitcom dozens of times already or have yet to experience the magic of Leslie Knope's indefatigable optimism, "Parks and Recreation" is a perfect weekend binge-show.
Netflix original series Aggretsuko uses its super cute animal wrapping to cover identifiable stories of working life frustration. Retsuko, a dedicated employee(and also a red panda) of a company that does not respect her at all, seeks different forms of escapism through the series, finding new interests and making new relationships in the hope they will be her path out of her current job. The only one that consistently keeps her going is her secret passion for death metal karaoke singing. The style, short episodes and frequent use of exaggerated humour makes this a very easy show to watch quickly, but there may be moments you will want to pause to reflect on your own experiences.
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