When Netflix first came out as a mail-in DVD rental service, there are probably not very many people who could have guessed that it was going to become what it is today. Whether or not anyone could have predicted what it would go on to become, everyone who spends their time binge watching their favorite TV shows is thankful that it did.
Along with having just about every TV show and movie that a person could want to see, Netflix has started releasing their own original shows as well! When a new season for one of their Netflix original shows comes out, people don't have to wait a week between each episode to see what's going to happen next. Instead, people can just spend the entire day watching the whole season at once. No more waiting between episodes, no more productivity, no more leaving the couch. Thank you, Netflix!
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Of all the original shows that Netflix has premiered, Stranger Things has probably been one of the hardest ones to avoid seeing or at least hearing about. After it premiered in 2016, it became an instant favorite among fans and it was all people were talking about. The show is set in the 80s in a city that secretly does experiments involving the paranormal and supernatural.
Full House aired from 1987 to 1995 and followed a widower named Danny Tanner whose best friend and brother-in-law helped him to raise his daughters. When it aired, it was a popular family show and reruns of the series aired for years after it ended. Fuller House is a sequel series to that and premiered on Netflix in 2016.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Although Lemony Snicket's dark comedy book series had a movie adapted out of the first three books, The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window, but fans of the books were disappointed that it didn't include the rest of the books and mashed them all together into one movie. The Netflix series plans to be an adaptation of all the books in the series, the first season being the first four books and season two being the remaining five.
Starring That 70's Show's stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, The Ranch takes place in the fictional location of Iron River Ranch, Colorado where it follows a family that owns a ranch together. Colt Bennett, the main character who is played by Ashton Kutcher, returns from his career as a college football player to work and live on the ranch with his family at the beginning of the series.
Fans of historical fiction were incredibly happy when Netflix came out with The Crown. The Crown follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her marriage in 1947 on through the rest of her life. Although it's talked about slightly less than some of Netflix's other series, that doesn't mean it doesn't have an incredibly loyal fanbase.
The OA is a show that made its debut on Netflix in December of 2016. It's a scifi series that follows a young woman named Prairie Johnson who was adopted and had been missing for several years before resurfacing at the beginning of the series. Her return is mysterious as she refers to herself as "The OA" and, even though she had been blind, can see and has scars all over her back.
After getting skin that can't be damaged, the title character of this Marvel series decides to use it in the best and coolest way possible: by becoming a super hero! In order to play the title character, Mike Colter allegedly hit the gym pretty hard and put on 30 pounds of solid muscle before filming.
GLOW is a comedy series set in the 80s. It follows a struggling actress living in Los Angeles who is named Ruth Wilder. Luckily, she's given information about an audition and heads out to the address she was given, an old boxing gym, and she finds out that she's auditioning for something called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
Along with each having a series of their own, Netflix had Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist team up to make a super hero team called The Defenders. The series is set after the first season of Iron Fist and after the second season of Daredevil and follows the team as they come together to fight a single villain.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Originally, this show was supposed to be a 10 episode series on NBC. Instead, Netflix purchased it and well, the rest is binge-watch history. The show follows its title character, Kimmy Schmidt, who is restarting her life in New York after being rescued from a doomsday cult. Viewers love her hilariously peppy attitude as she tries to learn to live in the modern world.
Orange is the New Black
Netflix's Orange is the New Black has been a hit since it was first released in 2013. The show is loosely based on a 2010 memoir written by Piper Kerman about her time in a minimal-security prison. To say that the show is popular would be a major understatement! Since it began, it's become one of Netflix's most watched shows and has been nominated for and won several awards.
Adult animation has become a huge hit in recent years and Netflix was not about to be left behind with this trend. The series is set in an alternate universe version of Los Angeles in which humans and human-like animals coexist together. The main character who the series was named after is BoJack Horseman, a washed up actor who was on a popular 90s TV show.
House of Cards
House of Cards is an American adaptation of a British TV series which was based on a novel. No matter where it came from, the political drama is incredibly popular and has been nominated for dozens of awards. The series follows a power hungry congressman who feels that he has been betrayed by the new president.
Move over, Breaking Bad. Walter White may have made being a fictional drug kingpin on TV pretty cool, but Netflix has made it obvious that a show about a real one can also be a huge hit. Narcos follows the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the way that he became a billionaire through drug dealing, as well as the rise of another cartel after his death.
Master of None
This show stars the ever-hilarious Aziz Ansari who plays Dev Shah, an actor who is mostly known for the fact that he was once in a Go-Gurt commercial. The series follows him through his life as he tries to advance his career, find a relationship, and balance his social life with his friends while he does so.
Sense8 was a Netflix series that followed a group of strangers who had a psychic connection to one another. The show had a very dedicated fanbase who were obviously devastated when the show was cancelled after its second season. Luckily, those fans got a two hour season finale as a compromise for the fact that the show was cancelled unexpectedly.
Iron Fist is one of Netflix's Marvel adaptations. It joins other Marvel adaptations like Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Jessica Jones, among others that have made their home on the streaming service. The series follows Danny Rand, a billionaire Buddhist monk who is also known as the Iron Fist due to the fact that he's an expert in kung-fu.
Haters Back Off
For people who don't watch Colleen Ballinger on YouTube, Haters Back Off can be a pretty confusing show to watch. The show follows Colleen's character from her YouTube channel, Miranda Sings. Miranda is an arrogant, untalented, and all around weird person who wants to become a famous singer and the series follows her journey through that.
Making a Murderer
This series made an amateur detective out of just about everyone who watched it. The series follows the story of a man named Steven Avery who was wrongly convicted of the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, for which he spent 18 years in prison before being cleared by DNA evidence. Two years later, he was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach and this series follows the second case and brings up the question of whether or not he was guilty.
Travelers is a TV series that Netflix co-produced with the Canadian TV channel Showcase. It's about people known as "travelers" whose job it is to go back in time and prevent horrible things from happening to society. In order to do this, they go back into the body of a person from the 21st century just before they die.
Santa Clarita Diet
Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore starred in this 2017 comedic horror series that got 10 episodes for its first season. The second season was announced to be coming out in 2018, which is a great thing for people who enjoyed it. The show follows a suburban couple whose life gets a little complicated when one of them starts to crave human flesh!
Marvel's Daredevil is a TV series developed by Netflix that was based off of the comic and a movie by the same name. The series follows Matt Murdock who was blinded as a young boy, which caused his other senses to become more heightened. With those senses, he fights crime in New York City.
For a lot of people, watching the Syfy channel's marathon of The Twilight Zone every New Year's Eve is a holiday tradition. If you're one of those people, then you're probably also one of the millions of people who is obsessed with Black Mirror. It's an anthology series, which means each episode is its own story. It's creepy, it's addictive, and it's incredibly popular.
13 Reasons Why
Based on a young adult novel by the same name, 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix on March 31st, 2017. Fans of young adult books know that this series was in the works for quite a while and that originally, Selena Gomez was cast to play the role of Hannah way back in 2011! The series follows the main character, Clay, whose friend took her own life. In each episode, a tape that she recorded explaining how people in her life impacted her decision to do so plays as Clay listens.
Based on Sophia Amoruso's autobiography about starting the clothing company Nasty Gal, Girlboss only got one season before it was cancelled. The show was set in the mid-2000s and chronicled what Amoruso's life was like as a college student who was buying and reselling clothing on eBay after she got fired from her job.