‘Netflix Indecision Overload’ is actually a thing. And if you’re a sucker for TV series and movies, you would surely have experienced it. There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix and there are a few fascinating picks among the series that Netflix comes up with called the Netflix Originals.
If you’re trying to figure out exactly which original show to watch on your next weekend, we have come up with a list of 10 binge-worthy shows so you don’t have to waste a moment further scrolling through that intimidating Netflix catalogue.
1. The Crown
The Golden Globe-winning series follows the life and times of Great Britain’s most iconic monarch, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II from the late 1940s through today. Season 1 marks Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne following the death of her father and traces the early life of the Queen.
2. Master Of None
Aziz Ansari, one of the leading stars of Parks and Recreation, combines an all-star cast with stories from his own life to create a semi-autobiographical and critically acclaimed show. He even also cast his real-life parents as his on-screen parents, in the aptly titled episode ‘Parents’, which went on to win an Emmy for both Aziz and co-writer Alan Young.
3. The OA
The OA is a fantastical supernatural thriller series that will have you guessing every step of the way. It follows the life of the previously blind Prairie Johnson who went missing seven years ago but now has returned home with her sight restored. Her story is fascinating but she will reveal it only to a select few.
4. Lady Dynamite
Comedian Maria Bamford bases Lady Dynamite on her personal life. The show follows Maria before a breakdown, through her recovery at home with her parents, trying to get back into the entertainment business. Hilarious yet dark, Lady Dynamite is one-of-a-kind hit.
5. BoJack Horseman
The show follows the life of an ex-celebrity horse who’s turned to alcohol in the light of his fading fame. Will Arnett voices the title character in this animated comedy that spoofs the fickle “Hollywood fame machine” and celebrity reality shows.
6. Stranger Things
This show was Netflix’s viral sensation of 2016. A fusion of ’80s nostalgia, terrifying demogorgons and Winona Ryder, Stranger Things can safely be adjudged as the best show of 2016. Secret experiments, unexplainable forces and a creepy little girl promise plenty of chills.
7. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The show follows Kimmy Schmidt played by Ellie Kemper through her life and adventures in New York. Kimmy has spent the last 15 years locked underground and is a cult deserter. She is dealing both with getting used to a world she’s not had much exposure to and PTSD. The show was created by comedic geniuses Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
8. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
9. Orange Is The New Black
Orange is the New Black has won multiple Television Critics Association Awards, AFI Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, People’s Choice Awards, several Emmys and Gold Globe Nominations under its belt. A black comedy showcasing a group of incarcerated ladies in a prison and what ensues thereafter is one hell of a reason to binge watch.
10. House Of Cards
The combination of the power-hungry Underwoods, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, and the sordid spectacle of underhand White House politics is nothing less than a treat. Giving Netflix its first Emmy and having President Obama as a diehard fan, House of Cards is definitely a binge-worthy show.