In the last few years, Netflix has made a huge amount of original shows and is slated to release about 1000 hours of fresh content this year alone. If you had to binge-watch all the new content, you’d have to spend 41 days non-stop. Original programming is the bread and butter of Netflix. If you are trying to figure out which Netflix originals show to watch, here is a handy guide of the 10 best Netflix Original Series right now.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
After being rescued from an underground bunker in which she lived the past 15 years, Kimmy Schmidt decides to move to New York to have a normal life. She makes friends with her new roommate Titus, and works as a babysitter for Jacqueline Voorhees, the wife of a billionaire with many issues. Even though many obstacles are thrown her way, Kimmy makes the best of her new life while having to adapt to the new world around her. This show holds the last spot on this list with an IMDb rating of 7.8.
Orange Is The New Black
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be. This makes it to the list on the 9th spot with an IMDb rating of 8.2.
The Keepers is a seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death. This makes it to the list on the 8th spot with an IMDb rating of 8.3.
Master Of None
Master Of None is about a character called Dev who is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career. With an IMDb rating of 8.4, this series makes it to the list of Top 10 Netflix original series.
BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show “Horsin’ Around” in the 90’s, now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters. It is a satirical take on the lives of Hollywood celebrities. It makes it to the 6th spot on the list with an IMDb rating of 8.4.
As a child Matt Murdock was blinded by a chemical spill in a freak accident. Instead of limiting him it gave him superhuman senses that enabled him to see the world in a unique and powerful way. Now he uses these powers to deliver justice, not only as a lawyer in his own law firm, but also as vigilante at night, stalking the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil, the man without fear. With an IMDb rating of 8.7, it makes it to the 5th spot in the list of top Netflix original series.
Making A Murderer
Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Viewers are taken inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. It makes it to the list with an IMDb rating of 8.7.
Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and Steve Murphy (Holbrook), a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture him and ultimately kill him. It holds an IMDb rating of 8.9.
House Of Cards
After being denied the Secretary of State position he was promised, House Majority Whip Frank Underwood begins a ruthless and corrupt climb of the political ladder that takes his career to unprecedented heights as his wife, Claire, searches for her place to dominate in her husband’s spotlight. It’s IMDb rating is at par with the one above that is 8.9.
In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye. This tops the list of top Netflix original series with the highest IMDb rating of 9.