Netflix series like Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, and House of Cards have become popular among subscribers, but there are other high-quality shows that are often overlooked that are perfect for a relaxing Sunday evening. Some of these are Netflix original series while others are continuations that were previously on other networks. Whether you are in the mood to laugh at a comedy, cuddle to a romantic story, or to be sucked into a riveting drama, Netflix has a series to fit your mood on a Sunday evening.
Netflix Presents: The Characters
Netflix Presents: The Characters is a series that features eight comedians, and each episode is a standalone; they all get their own episode to showcase their brand of comedy. This is perfect for subscribers that don’t have time, or don’t want to be tempted, to binge on an entire season in one viewing. Because each episode is done by a different comedian, they all have a unique feel to them, and some are better than others. Episode 5 featuring Natasha Rothwell is a particularly solid episode that also features an appearance from Cecily Strong from Saturday Night Live fame.
This Netflix series stars Will Arnett (Arrested Development), who co-created the show with the executive co-producer of Arrested Development Mitch Hurwitz, and is about a self-help guru that struggles with a variety of major personality flaws. This comedy is only one season, featuring eight 30-minute episodes, and it will return for a second.
This laugh-out-loud series is a continuation and the first three seasons originally aired on Fox before Netflix picked up the fourth. Though it was a smash hit among critics, the show never gained popularity among mainstream viewers but is considered a cult-classic among fans. Arrested Development stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Henry Winkler, Michael Cera, David Cross, and Ron Howard who also co-produced the series.
Arrested Development is about a level-headed man, portrayed by Bateman, whose father is imprisoned and he takes over his dysfunctional family affairs. This series provides numerous laugh-out-loud moments and the witty dialogue between the all-star cast is priceless.
This crime-drama is a continuation that was originally on AMC; this show is complete, meaning there won’t be any future seasons, and is four seasons long. Rotten Tomatoes gives the critic consensus for one of the best shows on Netflix.
“The Killing is a slow burning mystery with an eerie, mutli-dimensional story propelled by thoughtful writing, believable characters, and realistic horror, even if its season finale was unsatisfying.”
Sense8 is a Sci-Fi dramatic thriller about eight people who suddenly become psychically connected. They must rely on each other as they are being hunted by a mysterious group who wants to eliminate them. This show has only one season but was renewed and will be returning soon.
Love is the perfect show for a couple to binge watch on a Sunday evening. This show stars Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper). The ups and downs of relationships are captured in this witty comedy-drama that features 10 episodes, each about 40 minutes long, and it has been renewed for a second season.
Hemlock Grove is a supernatural horror-thriller that is complete at three seasons long. Though it was predominantly panned by critics, the majority of viewers enjoyed this show, and it formed a cult following. The landing page for this Netflix original series gives the synopsis of this chilling tale.
“A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?”
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Whether you are in the mood for a nonsense comedy or an intense crime drama, Netflix has plenty of series that you may have overlooked that is perfect for a Sunday.
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