We understand that you have all the extra time at home right now, so you might be looking for some good shows to watch on TV. As the undisputed king of online video streaming services, Netflix has something for everyone. There are too many great shows available here all the time, and knowing which ones to watch can be truly overwhelming.
Given the sheer volume of content Netflix has, we have round down some of the top binge-worthy shows you can start watching right now.
1. The Witcher
Season: 1 | Episodes: 8 | IMDb: 8.3 | Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
The Witcher is a fantasy drama series produced by Lauren Schmidt. It is basically based on a book series “The Witcher” written by “Andrzej Sapkowski”. The first episode was aired on December 20, 2019. The storyline consists of different timelines where the main character Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in the world where people often proved to be more wicked than the beasts.
2. Stranger Things
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 25 | IMDb: 8.8 | Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Stranger Things is a Science Fiction/Thriller web series created by The Duffer Brothers. The first episode was aired on July 15, 2016 and was released on Netflix. The story starts in 1983 when a young boy “Will Byres” from Indiana went missing nearby a Top-Secret Government Laboratory. As the Friends and Family of Will Byres started their search, they discover the involvement of government in some terrifying supernatural experiments and a mysterious little girl named 11.
3. Breaking Bad
Seasons: 5 | Episodes: 62 | IMDb: 9.5 | Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Dubbed as one of the greatest TV series of all time, Breaking Bad is a crime series created by Vince Gilligan. The first episode was aired on AMC on January 20, 2008. The story follows the life of a chemistry teacher Walter White who discovers that he has cancer, and has been given a few months to live. Later he decides to team up with his former student Jesse Pinkman to use his skills with chemicals in the drug business to produce Meth to pay his medical bills and something to leave for his family. As the story continues, his character develops to become the kingpin of underworld drug business by the name of “Heisenberg”.
4. The Crown
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 30 | IMDb: 8.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
The Crown is a Netflix Original historical web series based on the Award-Winning Play “The Audience” by Peter Morgan. The first episode was aired on November 4, 2016. The story is about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and her entire life from the 1940s to modern times. The story begins with the early reign of Queen Elizabeth with takes the throne after the death of her father and the ruler King George VI. It shares the inside story of the 2 world-famous places in England, The Buckingham Palace, and 10 Downing Street.
5. Orange Is the New Black
Seasons: 6 | Episodes: 91 | IMDb: 8.1 | Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Orange Is the New Black is a Netflix Original crime and drama web series created by Jenji Kohan. The first episode was aired on July 11, 2013. A story of Piper Chapman who is convicted for a decade-old crime of transporting drug money once to her ex-girlfriend “Alex Vause” who worked for an international drug cartel, gets imprisoned. Over time the toughness of the prison environment changes her drastically.
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 30 | IMDb: 8.4 | Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Ozark is a Netflix Original crime and drama series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams. The first episode was aired on July 21, 2017. A story of Marty Byrde a financial planner who is forced to relocate with his wife Wendy and 2 kids to a summer resort community of Ozark in Chicago when his money-laundering scheme goes wrong which puts him in a debt to a Mexican Drug Lord.
7. The Umbrella Academy
Season: 1 | Episodes: 10 | IMDb: 8 | Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
The Umbrella Academy is a superhero web series based on the comic book of the same title, published by Dark Horse Comics. The first episode was aired on February 15, 2019. The story of 43 infants who were born by some random women who were not pregnant in the year 1989. Among those 43, 7 gets adopted by a billionaire Reginald Hargreeves. The billionaire establishes The Umbrella Academy and prepares those children to save the world.
8. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)
Seasons: 2 (4 Parts) | Episode: 31 | IMDb: 8.5 | Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Money Heist, originally known as “La Casa De Papel” is a Netflix Original crime and drama series created by “Alex Pina”. The first episode was aired on May 2, 2017. Initially, it was intended to be shown in 2 parts. The story of a mastermind criminal known as “The Professor” plans to do the biggest heist ever recorded in the history of Spain or in the world. His plans go by printing billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain and to carry out such a big plan he creates a team of 8 individuals who has certain abilities and skills required to make the heist possible.
Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 19 | IMDb: 8.6 | Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Mindhunter is a Netflix original thriller and crime-based series created by Joe Penhall. The series is based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker” The first episode was aired on October 13, 2017. The story of 2 FBI Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench in the late 1970s who tries to understand how a criminal’s mind works by studying their minds and character in order to catch a serial killer.
10. Designated Survivor
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 53 | IMDb: 7.6 | Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Designated Survivor is a thriller / political series created by David Guggenheim. The first episode was aired on ABC on September 21, 2016. The story of Tom Kirkman, an innominate cabinet member who gets imposed on the role of President after the President, Vice President and most of the Congress gets killed in an explosion in the capitol building on the night of State of Unions.
11. Sex Education
Seasons: 2 | Episodes: 16 | IMDb: 8.3 | Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Sex Education is a Netflix original comedy/drama web series created by Laurie Nunn. The first episode was aired on January 11, 2019. A story of an awkward teenage boy Otis who has no experience with love life. Lives with his mother Jean who is a Sex Therapist. Always being surrounded by an open conversation about sex and good guidance on a personal sex-ed course, he becomes an expert on that subject. Otis teams up with a smart and badass girl Maeve and decides to start his own secret sex therapy clinic at school to improve his status at school.
Seasons: 4 | Episodes: 67 | IMDb: 8.2 | Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Lucifer is an urban fantasy series created by Tom Capinos. The first episode was aired on Fox on January 25, 2016 taken over by Netflix in 2018. A story of a demon who disowns the hell and comes to live in Los Angeles where he runs his own night club. Later he gets involved with cops to assist them to solve the tricky criminal cases.
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 30 | IMDb: 8.8 | Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Narcos is a crime/drama web series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. The first episode was aired on August 28, 2015. This series is based on the real-life story of the war between drug cartels and law enforcement and revolves around the life of a disreputed and very powerful Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and other drug cartels who became a millionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine.
14. The 100
Seasons: 6 | Episodes: 54 | IMDb: 7.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
The 100 (pronounced The Hundred), is a post-apocalyptic science fiction series created by Jason Rothenberg. The first episode was aired on March 09, 2014. The story starts after 97 years of a nuclear war which makes the earth inhabitable for over a century. Humanity accommodating on a spaceship called “The Arc” decides to send a group of 100 prisoners back on earth to test if the planet is inhabitable. Later they discover that the earth is inhabitable and there are survivors who outlived the nuclear radiation living on earth for a long time.
15. How I Met Your Mother
Seasons: 9 | Episodes: 208 | IMDb: 8.3 | Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
How I Met Your Mother is a comedy/drama series created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. The first episode was aired on September 19, 2005. The story is of an architect Ted Mosby from New York narrates his children about all the events happened in his life which led to meet their mother. His journey becomes more meaningful and delighted by the presence of his friends Marshal, Erickson, Lily Aldrin, Robin Scherbatsky and Barney Stinson.
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The Vampire Diaries
Seasons: 8 | Episodes: 171 | IMDb: 7.7 | Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural teen drama series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. The first episode was aired on September 10, 2019. The series is based on a popular book series of the same title. Written by L. J. Smith. The story of a teenage girl Elena Gilbert who lost both of her parents in a car accident. On her first day of high school, she meets a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore and starts to feel a connection with him. However, she doesn’t know that Stefan and his brother Damon are vampires. Later they protect Elena from various threats and villains.
13 Reasons Why
Seasons: 3 | Episodes: 39 | IMDb: 7.8 | Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix original teen drama/mystery web series created by Brian Yorkey, based on a novel from 2007 of the same title, written by Jay Asher. The first episode was aired on March 31, 2017. A story of a young woman Hannah Baker who takes her own life. After a couple of weeks of her catastrophic death, her classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch full of recordings made by Hannah Baker who he had a crush on. In the recordings, she explains about 13 Reasons why she committed suicide.