It’s safe to say that Netflix is one of the best things about having an internet connection. The fact that they are now doing a ton of original programming means that your TV viewing options have gone through the roof. It is definitely easier not to miss cable if you’ve cut the cord. Have you just signed up? Here’s a list of the top 10 things you should be watching on Netflix.
10) Making a Murderer
If you enjoy true crime stories, you will be interested in this documentary that follows the life and double incarceration of Steven Avery of Wisconsin. It’s an interesting story of a man from the wrong side of the tracks wrongly convicted by a corrupt system and then possibly being wrongly convicted again just as he was turning his life around. Avery’s guilt or innocence is up to you, but you will walk away wondering how the Wisconsin Department of Justice was able to get away with what they did. This is one documentary that everyone is watching so start with this so you can join the conversation.
9) Grace and Frankie
A mini 9-to-5 reunion, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as two complete opposites who end up relying on each other when a large life change puts them together. The ladies still have that chemistry and the show has an amazing supporting cast with a funny, touching story about love and friendship. There is a rumor that Dolly Parton will join them for season 2 which will just be television perfection!
8) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Knowing Tina Fey is behind this makes it all the more better as it shares 30 Rock‘s same sense of humor. This comedy follows Kimmy as she experiences the big world of NYC for the very first time as a very sheltered adult. She quickly finds a unique group of new friends and gets control over her new life. This show is a must watch for Tituss Burgess’ portrayal of Kimmy’s roommate, Titus Andromedon. I dare you not to fall over laughing watching his music video for “Pinot Noir”.
7) Master of None
Aziz Ansari was the brainchild behind this show about a young actor living in NYC trying to make it big. Ansari does a great job at showing the comedy of everyday life. He covers dating, relating to old people, how growing up in America clashes with his parents old school Indian ways. His episode about his parents is one of the best, showing how absolutely different the struggles of immigrants coming to America were compared to today’s spoiled first generation existence.
6) House of Cards
Kevin Spacey proves he rules the screen and earned his Emmy as Frank Underwood. The show does a great job at showing how Washington really works. For every honest senator, there are five men pulling strings in the background to take his job and power. Underwood’s thirst for the top seat has him do whatever he has to, including murder. This is a show that sucks you in quickly.
5) F is for Family
Set in 1973, this cartoon is definitely for adults. It’s a mix between King of the Hill‘s animation style and Bill Burr’s stand up routine and follows the Murphy family through a nostalgic look back. Behind every harsh joke, there is a layer of love and it keeps you watching the whole 6 episodes without wanting to leave. But be prepared to laugh really hard, this show has some sharp comedy that hits you quick.
4) Orange is the New Black
One of the most popular shows on Netflix, the story of Piper Chapman’s experience in a woman’s prison is really easy to like from the first episode. All the of characters are well written and seeing their backstories and their reasons for getting sent to jail resonate with you. It’s also refreshing to watch a fantastic show carried by a majority female cast.
3)Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
If you have not seen the original movie, watch it before you tune into this show. It will make this already hilarious show 10x more funny. It holds the original spirit and has the original cast come back to replay their roles. Watching Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd replay the characters from before they were big stars is hilarious and nostalgic.
2) Jessica Jones
This show has been all the rage lately and for good reason. It’s a Marvel superhero show that appeals to a much larger, adult audience. This is not the Avengers. It’s dark and covers tough storylines but the characters are compelling and the acting is amazing. A definite must watch!
This is one of the best shows I have seen, the perk of it being on Netflix is that I was able to watch the entire show in a few days. I was sad when it was over and I wanted more! It’s about a family in Key West who come to grips with family secrets and lies after the black sheep of the family comes home after many years away. The whole cast is perfection and play off each other so well. This is the show I always recommend to people new to Netflix, it’s amazing and I can’t wait for season 2!
What’s your favorite Netflix show? Is there an original show I should check out?