10 Best Netflix Originals

Want to watch some TV? These Netflix original shows offer a range of genres, from dramas and comedies to documentaries and reality shows, meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

So curl up and binge-watch one of these shows!

The Crown

Elizabeth Debicki in The Crown
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Telling the story of Queen Elizabeth as she transforms from a young girl into Monarch, this show is exquisitely produced and beautifully done.

 

Bridgerton

BRIDGERTON (L to R) PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON and RUTH GEMMELL as LADY VIOLET BRIDGERTON in episode 101 of BRIDGERTON
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For lovers of Regency Romance, this show ticks all the right boxes. Swooning? Check. Handsome Duke? Check. Gossip? Check. Intrigue? Check? Beautiful dances and costumes? Check.

 

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L to R) Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 106 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
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While technically part of Bridgerton, this show deserves its own mention since it is so vastly different from the original show. The prequel to the Bridgerton series takes a dark turn as it explores true love, mental illness, and racism.

 

Orange Is the New Black

Taylor Schilling in OITNB Orange is the New Black
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While this show ended quite some time ago, it still stands the test of time. Follow along for seven seasons of Piper, a corporate powerhouse turned female inmate, and the friendships and relationships she makes as she serves her sentence.

 

The Queen’s Gambit

THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (L to R) ANYA TAYLOR-JOY as BETH HARMON in episode 107 of THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT
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This mini-series follows a young chess player who is orphaned at a young age as she struggles to fight her demons and become the best chess player in the world.

 

You

You. Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 410 of You.
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“You” is a psychological thriller TV series. It follows the story of Joe Goldberg, a charming but disturbed bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a young woman. Joe’s infatuation quickly turns into a dangerous fixation as he uses social media and other means to track her every move and remove any obstacles that stand in his way.

 

Narcos

Pêpê Rapazote in Narcos Season 3
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This raw, gritty series is based on the real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the efforts of law enforcement to meet them head-on in brutal, bloody conflict.

 

Stranger Things

(L to R) Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, and Eduardo Franco as Argyle in STRANGER THINGS
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Stranger Things follows the story of a group of kids who accidentally stumble onto supernatural forces and the government’s exploits to hide them. The show is filmed a lot like an early 1980s science fiction or horror movie, which contributes a lot to its cult-like following.

 

 

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Devi in episode 301 of Never Have I Ever.
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This teen drama follows the life of Devi Vishwakumar, a first-generation Indian American teenager living in California who is dealing with the recent loss of her father, the challenges of high school, and the complexities of her cultural identity. Devi is determined to improve her social status and pursue a romantic relationship with the popular boy in school while navigating the expectations of her traditional Indian family.

 

American Vandal

American Vandal
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The show satirizes true-crime documentaries by telling the fictional story of a high school prankster who is accused of drawing graphic images on cars in the school parking lot. Two student filmmakers set out to investigate the crime and uncover the truth behind what really happened.

 

The Abrupt Endings of These 8 Netflix Shows That Left Viewers Unsatisfied

Timothy Olyphant, Drew Barrymore in Santa Clarita Diet Season 2
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The worst part of having your favorite show canceled is that you never get to see the ending and never find out what happened to all the characters. If there was a good ending, the fans might not be upset!

The Abrupt Endings of These 8 Netflix Shows That Left Viewers Unsatisfied

9 Best Netflix Shows for At-Home Date Nights

Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in episode 205 of Bridgerton
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With prices rising each month on food and drinks, having a date night outside of the home isn’t always financially feasible for couples with young kids. Many couples are turning to Netflix to enjoy some time together after the kids go to bed. So grab some popcorn and put the kids to bed early because here are the nine best Netflix shows to watch for at-home date nights.

9 Best Netflix Shows for At-Home Date Nights

Top 10 Netflix Shows That Inspire Travel

Jack Whitehall holding a goat while his father unhappily tries to feed it a bottle
Image Credit: Simon Ridgway via Netflix.

Travel TV shows can help you travel with intention and inspire viewers to explore the world with a purpose, seeking meaningful experiences and connections along the way.

Travel shows are an incredible source of inspiration when it comes to designing your own adventures. You can gather unique perspectives and cultural awareness and learn about new experiences in far-away destinations.

Top 10 Netflix Shows that Inspire Travel

10 Binge-Worthy Ocean Shows on Netflix

Sir David Attenborough pictured in Chernobyl, Ukraine, while filming David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet.
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The oceans have long had a powerful pull, calling to adventurers, explorers, and more. From Jacques Cousteau to Laura Dekker, ocean explorers have inspired many to dive deeper and sail farther.

All this is in a quest to learn more about ourselves and the world.

10 Binge Worthy Ocean Shows on Netflix

11 Bingeable TV Shows Set In Cute Small Towns

Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 404 of Virgin River
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Most people will agree that there’s something especially comforting and cozy about curling up on the couch and hitting play on a TV series that takes place in a quaint, small town.
Guaranteed to come with an array of quirky side characters and scenery that’s escapism at its finest, shows set in small towns are the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Below is a list of 11 binge-worthy shows set in the cutest small towns ever created for TV.

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