Netflix has provided some of the best series in recent history: House of Cards, Stranger Things, Jessica Jones, and many more. But which Netflix series is the best? Although this is a subjective question, it will be entertaining to see how the Netflix audience votes. The list below only includes their original series that are mostly fiction; continuations like Arrested Development and documentaries are not included. In case you need to refresh your memory, below the poll is a list of the shows with some brief descriptions and some trailers. Vote now to voice your opinion, and make sure to click the “vote” button after making your choice.
What’s the best Netflix series?
House of Cards
This is the Netflix series that started it all. And what better way to introduce original programming than with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. House of Cards was not only the first series to hit Netflix, but many still consider it the best.
Though it was widely panned by critics, Hemlock Grove certainly had a cult following on Netflix.
Orange is the New Black
When this show debuted, social media exploded! Piper and her jailbird friends quickly became entrenched in our pop culture. Four seasons deep, Orange is the New Black has an impressive score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site provides the premise for one of the best series on Netflix.
“Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a thirty something woman who, by all appearances, has her life together, is suddenly sentenced to a 15-month prison stay at Litchfield Correctional Facility in Danbury, Connecticut, for transporting drug money a decade earlier per the request of her ex- girlfriend (Laura Prepon)…”
This show blends a sexy modern style with a gripping sci-fi storyline, and it has become a hit among Netflix subscribers.
Netflix’s story of cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar is as popular as Coke was in the ’80s.
Not since Orange is the New Black has the internet exploded over a Netflix series; Eleven and her group of friends won over the hearts of audiences worldwide. Rich with adventure, Stranger Things pays tribute to classic Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and ’80s pop culture.
Daredevil was the first Marvel series exclusively available on Netflix, and it is still considered one of the best.
More than just another superhero installment, Jessica Jones offers plenty of mystery, dark humor, and a cerebral plot brimming with emotion.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Co-created and co-produced by Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper (The Office) stars in this show that is known for its witty one-liners and unique storyline. In an interview with E!, Tina Fey explains how one of the most popular series on Netflix came to be.
“The whole show came about because NBC said, ‘Would you guys ever want to write a show for Ellie Kemper?’ And we were like, ‘Yes!’ Because we were big fans of hers from The Office and Bridesmaids… And the thing that we sort of focused in on her was that she has this kind of this sunniness, but also this strength… So this idea somehow came from that of like, OK, what’s a kind of person who sees the world really optimistically? Early pitches were like, what if she was someone who was a baby pulled out of a well as a child? Or a woman who’s just woken up from a coma? So of course we pick the weirdest of the choices.”
Master of None
As of this time, Master of None is the only Netflix series to score a hundred percent with the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Aziz Ansari stars in, and co-created, this hilarious comedy.
Though widely unpopular among critics, Marco Polo is a hit with audiences.
Despite the fact that the lead male character has few redeemable qualities, audiences and critics alike found pleasure in this series co-created by comedic genius Judd Apatow.
Easy is an anthology series, and like many anthologies, some episodes soared while others flopped.
Bloodline takes a look at the darker side of a contemporary American family. The first season was regarded as a success, while many felt the second season was a disappointment. It has been reported that the third season will be the series finale.
The Get Down
The Get Down is one of the most expensive shows produced by Netflix, but because audiences have not gotten down with the series. Rumors keep circulating that the show will not be renewed because of low viewership.
One of the two animated series on Netflix, BoJack Horseman became more popular during its second and third seasons than it did with their first. Will Arnett provides the voice for the horse that is a former sitcom star trying to rejuvenate his career.
F is for Family
Bill Burr co-created this animated comedy and co-produced it alongside Vince Vaughn. The show is set in the ’70s and follows the mishaps of a hilarious family.
Grace and Frankie
Gracie and Frankie tells the story of two women who form a bond after their husbands reveal that they have been having an affair, and it features an all-star cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Based on the hilarious satirical movie, this show stars the same cast and serves as a prequel.
Comedian Maria Bamford portrays herself in this comedy about her chaotic life.
Luke Cage is the latest addition from Marvel and many critics consider it one of the best series on Netflix.
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Regardless of the outcome from the poll, from House of Cards to Luke Cage, Netflix continues to produce some of the best series to date.
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