From riveting action to nail-biting suspense, there’s plenty on offer on Netflix. Here are some of our recommendations of some of the best shows on Netflix that you would not want to miss.
#1 Stranger things
Cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown
Genre: Science Fiction, Horror fiction, Occult Fiction, Historical period drama
Synopsis: Set in the 1980s, four normal kids meet a telekinetic super-girl, and together they fight against inter-dimensional monsters that walk through walls. After the first season became a hit, the second season of Stranger Things was one of the most anticipated launches on the streaming giant and is counted among the very best shows on Netflix.
#2 House of cards
Genre: Political drama, Political thriller
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Rachel Brosnahan
Synopsis: A show which breaks the fourth wall spectacularly and will make you a part of the story of Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood as they scheme to reach supremacy. A brilliantly written show with some spectacular acting that makes you engrossed in the story.
#3 Black Mirror
Genre: Science Fiction, Satire, Psychological thriller, Anthology series
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Cristin Milioti, Hannah John-Kamen
Synopsis: A show about how technology grips and manipulates the personal lives of a group of people. Reach season 4 and you can yourself be the one controlling how the story goes. An ambitious and successful Netflix series which you wouldn’t wish to miss out on.
#4 BoJack Horseman
Genre: Animation, Satire, Comedy
Cast: Alison Brie, Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris
Synopsis: A story of a humanoid horse with surprising depth to it and several pop-culture references. The brilliance of the storyline awes and one can’t help but appreciate the writer’s wit.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
Synopsis: An excellent series and a worthy entry to the best shows on Netflix following the real-life stories of drug lords in the late 80s. The first two seasons are on the life of Pablo Escobar and the later seasons shift their focus to on other drug lords. Watch the real-life stories unfold on Netflix.
#6 Peaky Blinders
Genre: Historical drama, Action, Crime, Drama
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy
Synopsis: A series with brilliant performances from the lead actor Cillian Murphy and others. It has been appreciated by the likes of Tom Cruise. The show revolves around the life of Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) who leads a criminal gang called Peaky Blinders based in Birmingham 1919. A must watch.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer
Synopsis: One of the most loved sitcoms and one which has a permanent position among the best shows on Netflix (or anywhere else). You must have heard or come across at some point in time. And now it’s on Netflix (Yay!). The show’s about the lives of six friends who indulge in various adventures together. If you feel “no one told you life was gonna be this way”, this show is definitely for you.
#8 Breaking Bad
Genre: Drama, Crime
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
Synopsis: Walter White’s a chemistry teacher who finds out that he’s diagnosed with cancer. He decides to get into the meth-making business to repay the medical debts. The ailing man partners with Jesse, his former student. Watch how Walter soon transforms into a powerful drug lord.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss
Synopsis: A modern day adaption of the famous Sherlock Holmes classic stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes, solving crimes with brilliance while Martin Freeman is his charming counterpart, Dr Watson.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
Synopsis: A show which will have you on the edge of your seat for its best part. Dexter Morgan is a man leading double lives. During the day he’s a forensic technician but turns into perpetrators’ hunter at night, killing them. It’s a completely different show to any that you might have watched.