I don’t know about you, but I am a big Netflix fan. They provide the best and latest series for their subscribers to watch.
Now if you are an American or Canadian subscriber then you would agree with the fact that some of the best shows make their way to Netflix first before being aired on TV. The television audience is increasing day by day and thus Netflix is the best source to get your hands on the latest series.
If you were a subscriber of this platform before, then it would not be wrong to say that some of your favorite shows are also the most awaited ones on Netflix. When I say “most awaited” I mean by the viewers and not necessarily by the production company or network.
There are some amazingly created series with great casts that just vanished after one season or even before they were about to release their second Netflix season. So herein I am providing some of my personal favorites which hopefully won’t vanish anytime soon. But in case if they do at least there will be someone who knows what he misses out on!
So here’s TheTopTens list of Top 10 Netflix series you should watch till now.
10. TURN: Washington’s Spies (2014 – )
This is a story set in 1778, depicting the lives of Culper Ring who were first organized by Abe Woodhull. This ring had the responsibility to protect the American soldiers and gather necessary information from British Army. The series revolves around George Washington’s army during the era of Colonial America and is based on Alexander Rose’s book named “Washington Spies.” By early 2014 this show was ranked #3 topmost anticipated shows for that year! It has already received critical acclaim by numerous publications such as New York Times, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, etc.
The cast consists of Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull aka Major John André, Daniel Henshall as Caleb Brewster, Seth Numrich as Ben Tallmadge, Heather Lind as Anna Strong, and Kevin R. McNally as Judge Richard Woodhull, etc. The show has been renewed for a second season which will have ten episodes in total and is scheduled to be released on April 13th, 2015 exclusively via streaming by Netflix!
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9. Wayward Pines (2015 – )
Wayward Pines is an American television series that aired on the Fox channel from 14th May to 5th July 2015. It starred Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, and Shannyn Sossamon in lead roles with supporting actors Charlie Tahan, Hope Davis, etc. The show exchanges after Ethan Burke a U.S Secret Service agent who gets shot chasing down a mysterious figure and then a car accident furthers his life into an unexpected journey! He is injured in the crash and then he encounters a strange town called “Wayward Pines”. The rest of the story shows how he attempts to get back to his home – Pineview where he is still married to his wife. Yet once he gets to the town, it’s hard for him to leave again and this is where he tries unraveling what really is happening in the little village!
This one-of-a-kind series has made its way on many lists such as USA Today’s 10 best new shows and was ranked #3 top most-anticipated TV shows for 2015 by American Entertainment Magazine. The show already aired ten episodes in total and got renewed for a second season expected to be launched sometime late this year!
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8. Marseille (2015 – )
This French series was released exclusively via Netflix on 23rd February 2015! This “political crime drama” created by Dan Franck is based on the 2008 novel titled Gaffes d’elegance. The story revolves around Robert Taro who is Mayor of Marseille and goes through a tough race for his re-election with his former protégé. He along with his wife gets into serious trouble when they are framed for murder and then events take an unexpected turn which eventually leads them to dangerous situations!
This show already has received a lot of appreciation from numerous reviewers such as Variety, Hollywood Reporter, etc. It also won two awards at the 6th annual Lumières Award (Best TV Series & Best Actor). The cast includes Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas and Stéphane Caillard etc.
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7. House Of Cards (2013 – )
House of Cards is a political drama series that was released exclusively on Netflix in February 2013. It was produced by Beau Willimon and stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, etc. The story revolves around Frank Underwood who along with his wife Claire is out to take over the Oval Office from President Garrett Walker! What starts as an “unconventional” battle for power gets embroiled into a dangerous game of betrayal, lies, and deadly secrets! This show has impressed audiences and critics alike which makes it the first-ever web-only TV series to earn Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Moreover, this show also managed to win Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and also won International Emmy Award for Best TV Movie/Mini-Series.
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6. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015 – )
This comedy series was released on Netflix in March 2015 exclusively! It stars Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, and Carol Kane in lead roles with Jane Krakowski and Sara Chase, etc playing supporting characters. The story follows Kimmy Schmidt who’s trying to adjust to New York life after being held captive by Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne for fifteen years! This show is created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock who co-wrote it along with other writers such as Sam Means, Jeff Richmond, Josh Siegal. “Unbreakable” has already received a lot of positive responses from audiences and critics alike which makes it one of the best comedy shows to watch on Netflix!
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5. House Of Lies (2012 – )
House Of Lies is an American comedy series that was released in January 2012 by Showtime. The show created by Matthew Carnahan focuses on management consultant Marty Kaan who struggles with balancing his personal life with a professional career while dealing with clients, colleagues, and his boss! The story moves forward as he gets more work demands while also being drawn into some illegal dealings and frauds which make him confront everything around him! This show already has 5 seasons under its belt with season 6 expected for 2016 release via Amazon Prime. It has been praised by critics and audiences alike due to its unique plot and comedic performances from Don Cheadle, Ben Schwartz, etc in leading roles.
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4. The Last Kingdom (2015 – )
If you have a thing for medieval series then this show will surely catch your attention! “The Last Kingdom” is a historical drama series that was released on BBC Two on 19th October 2015. This 8 episodes long show created by Stephen Butchard is based on the Saxon Stories written by Bernard Cornwell. It follows Uhtred who is a young man born in Danes but raised as Saxon after being captured in battle when he was just 8 years old. He finds himself at the center of conflicts involving sonless King Alfred and fierce Viking ruler Ubba as he tries to find his rightful place in a divided country! This show has already been compared by numerous reviewers with the hit show “Game Of Thrones” due to its high production values despite being only 8 episodes long.
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3. Jessica Jones (2015 – )
This superhero series is the second show from Netflix after Daredevil. It was released on 20th November 2015 on Netflix with 13 episodes to its credit! The story follows one of the most beloved superheroes in Marvel comics known as Jessica Jones who has managed to build a career as a detective but also finds herself dealing with an extreme case of post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved in some tragic events. She gets entangled in another crime investigation which leads her back to old habits and puts her life at risk once again! Guess what? Krysten Ritter does an amazing job by playing this character with the help of the cast including Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, etc. This shows already has 2 seasons under its belt with 3rd one coming in 2017.
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2. Bloodline (2015 – )
“Bloodline” is an American thriller series that was released on Netflix in March 2015. The story follows the Rayburn family who’s living a peaceful life in Florida until the black sheep brother returns to their lives after being away for years! This show was created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman star Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, etc as leads with Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, etc playing supporting characters. It has received a positive response from critics and audiences alike due to brilliant performances by cast members which makes it one of the best shows to watch on Netflix!
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1. Narcos (2015 – )
“Narcos” is an American crime drama series that was released along with “Bloodline” in March 2015. It stars one of the best leading actors in Hollywood, Wagner Moura who plays Pablo Escobar – a Colombian drug lord and billionaire who became one of the wealthiest criminal masterminds of all time by dealing massive amounts of cocaine! This show created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, etc focuses on this character as well as numerous other characters including DEA agents who try to stop him from spreading his illegal business around the globe! With 2 seasons under its belt already it looks like this show’s gonna get a follow-up soon after season 2 ends. Stay tuned for more updates on it!
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