“10 Must-Watch TV Series on Netflix Right Now”
Scrolling through the Netflix guide, deciding which TV series are worth your time to watch can be overwhelming, especially if you’re brand new to the service. If you’re just looking for the absolute best, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 favorite TV series that you can watch right now on Netflix.
10. The Last Kingdom
Don’t let the ranking dissuade you; we think all making our top 10 are fantastic. This British historical drama premiered in 2015 on BBC2 in the UK and is based on a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell. Taking place in the 9th century, it follows Utrid, who was born a Saxon raised by Vikings, seeking his ancestral birthright and helping to create a new nation. If you enjoy well-choreographed action scenes along with gorgeous cinematography, this is the show for you.
9. Stranger Things
The science fiction horror drama created by the Duffer brothers and premiered in 2016 is full of nostalgic moments and reminiscent of films made by Steven Spielberg and Stephen King during that time period. With three seasons available, it follows a group of geeky friends as supernatural events occur in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s.
8. The Crown
This Netflix original chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, beginning in 1947 with her wedding to Prince Philip and her ascension to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father King George VI. The production values are top-notch, and the acting is superb, with four seasons in total having been released.
7. Cobra Kai
This martial arts action drama premiered on YouTube in 2018 and is a sequel to the original Karate Kid films. With all four seasons available on Netflix, it takes place more than three decades later, reigniting the rivalry between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso.
This Netflix original first premiered in 2017 and is based on the 1995 true crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. Set in the late 1970s and early 80s, it follows two FBI agents and a psychologist who interviews serial killers to build personality profiles that they hope will help to solve open cases.
While Netflix lost The Office, it gained one of the great comedies, Seinfeld. This sitcom originally broadcast on NBC follows Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself, along with his three friends. All nine seasons from 1989 through 1998 are available to watch on Netflix right now.
4. Narcos/Narcos: Mexico
These two series follow the rise of drug lords in Colombia and Mexico, respectively. Both feature fantastic performances with excellent production values that will have you fully engaged from beginning to end.
This Netflix original stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as Marty and Wendy Byrd, who have to relocate their family from the Chicago area to the Ozarks when a money laundering scheme goes wrong with a Mexican drug cartel.
2. Peaky Blinders
This crime drama series produced by the BBC follows crime boss Tommy Shelby and his dysfunctional gang in England after the end of World War I. The writing, acting, and production quality are all superb, with five seasons available to watch on Netflix.
1. Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul
Coming in at number one are two related series that can no longer be mentioned without mentioning the other: Breaking Bad and its spin-off, Better Call Saul. Both are available to watch on Netflix, with Breaking Bad following high school chemistry teacher Walter White as he turns to cooking and selling meth, and Better Call Saul exploring the early life of Walter’s sleazy lawyer, Saul Goodman.
In conclusion, whether you’re into historical dramas, science fiction, comedies, or crime dramas, Netflix has a little something for everyone. Check out these top ten must-watch TV series and prepare to be entertained for hours on end. Happy viewing!