Struggling to find something to watch on Netflix? Fear not, The Blog That Must Not Be Named has you covered!
While it sure has some competition, Netflix still stands as one of the best streaming services around. From superhero epics and terrifying horrors to romantic historical dramas, there’s something on Netflix for everyone.
To make choosing your nightly viewing a little bit easier, I’ve assembled a list of the ten best shows on Netflix right now. Take a look at my list below:
10. The Crown
Number Of Seasons: 4
Plot: Based on an award-winning play (“The Audience”) by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
Exploring the drama behind the Queen’s best and worst moments, The Crown is one of the most shocking, beautiful, and compelling shows that Netflix has to offer. Even for those that aren’t particularly interested in the Queen or the Royal’s, The Crown is a wildly entertaining fictionalised version of the Queen’s rocky past, and it also happens to feature some of the best performances in television history.
Number Of Season: 3
Plot: What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager’s obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle –including people — that stands in his way of getting to her.
If you’re looking for a compelling, dark and terrifyingly trashy drama to binge, You is a must-watch! Based on the book series of the same name, You is one of the most compelling shows around – placing you inside the head of televisions craziest lead character. From its ability to make you side with the villainous lead to the shocking twists and turns, You is one of Netflix’s biggest and best shows.
8. The Haunting Of Hill House
Number Of Seasons: 2
Plot: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
When it comes to horror television, there’s nothing more gripping and horrifyingly entertaining than Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting Of Hill House and its sequel series The Haunting Of Bly Manor. This masterfully crafted horror series isn’t afraid to scare its audience, with more than a few jump-scares to keep you awake at night, but the series’ biggest strength is its brilliantly written characters and layered narrative.
Note: The Haunting of Bly Manor, Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to Hill House, is another great horror series.
7. Sex Education
Number Of Seasons: 3
Plot: Socially awkward high school student Otis may not have much experience in the lovemaking department, but he gets good guidance on the topic in his personal sex ed course — living with mom Jean, who is a sex therapist. Being surrounded by manuals, videos and tediously open conversations about sex, Otis has become a reluctant expert on the subject. When his classmates learn about his home life, Otis decides to use his insider knowledge to improve his status at school, so he teams with whip-smart bad girl Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic to deal with their classmates’ problems. But through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realizes that he may need some therapy of his own.
If you’ve not already had the pleasure of watching Sex Education, you are truly missing out. This somewhat Americanised series is one of the most charming and distinctly British shows around (good luck making sense of that). You’ll come for the crazy teenage fun and high-school shenanigans but stay for the lighthearted tone and beautifully written characters.
6. The Witcher
Number Of Seasons: 2
Plot: The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world in which people often prove more wicked than beasts.
If you’re in the mood for some fantasy escapism, look no further than Netflix’s original series The Witcher. Based on the massively popular Polish fantasy series and its best-selling video-game adaptations, The Witcher is pure entertainment. Filled with epic monster fights, great fantasy visuals and a badass performance from Henry Cavill, The Witcher is one of the fantasy genres most entertaining offerings – even it it doesn’t always live up to its full potential.
5. Schitt’s Creek
Number Of Seasons: 6
Plot: When rich, video store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt’s Creek.
If you’re looking for something fun, easy and quick to watch, Schitt’s Creek is the show for you. This hilarious sitcom is a work of genius, exploring how a group of characters slowly adjust to a new way of life. Schitt’s Creek is a charming, character-driven comedy series featuring some spectacular performances. It’s fun, sweet and wholesome, which is something we all need every now and then.
Number Of Seasons: 2
Plot: Set against the backdrop of the Regency era, the eight close-knit siblings of the powerful and wealthy Bridgerton family – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth – navigate London high society in search of love and happiness, surrounded by friends and rivals alike.
I would call Bridgerton a guilty pleasure, if not for the fact that I feel proud to say that this is one of the greatest shows to come from the streaming era. Based on the popular series of novels, Bridgerton is a wildly addictive and entertaining period drama, filled with gorgeous costume design, brilliantly over-the-top sequences, and plenty of twists and turns. Trust me when I tell you, even the most hesitant viewers will be on the edge of their seat after two episodes.
3. Midnight Mass
Number Of Seasons: 1
Plot: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
This one’s for all the horror fans out there. Created by The Haunting of Hill House‘s Mike Flanagan, Midnight Mass is one of the most impressive and horrifying shows that I’ve had the pleasure to watch between my fingers. Flanagan’s ability to craft deeply personal and tragic narratives around larger, scarier elements is perfected here, with the creator/filmmaker delivering an outrageously complex and terrifying horror.
2. The Umbrella Academy
Number Of Seasons: 3
Plot: On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death, but divergent personalities and abilities again pull the estranged family apart, and a global apocalypse is another imminent threat.
A dysfunctional superhero family, time-travel shenanigans and some of the boldest writing in television, there’s no show quite like The Umbrella Academy. Based on the popular comic-book series by Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is one of the most unique, entertaining, and unusual shows Netflix has to offer. I personally guarantee that you’ll be hooked by the end of the first episode.
1. Stranger Things
Number Of Seasons: 4
Plot: In 1980s Indiana, a group of young friends witness supernatural forces and secret government exploits. As they search for answers, the children unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries.
Let’s just say that there’s a reason Stranger Things is Netflix’s most popular show. Heading into it’s fifth and final season, this sci-fi/horror series is packed with terrifying monsters, lovable characters and a boat-load 80s nostalgia. Now is as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon and watch one of the biggest and best shows around!