The Best Netflix Original Series

From drama shows like 'Russian Doll' to comedies like 'Sex Education,' these are the best Netflix original series to watch right now.

'American Vandal'

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'American Vandal'

Whether or not television purists would define them as "TV shows," the best Netflix original shows are engaging, well-acted, and feature beautiful set design. These shows often have the power to reach viewers who might not consider themselves fans of a specific genre or type of story. Stranger Things, for example, took the nation by storm when it first premiered, entrancing even non-sci-fi heads. BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth have contributed to an animated series revival, and Black Mirror has made an entire social media-dependent audience scared shitless of their own smartphones and computers. 

The streaming platform has made binge-watching these must-watch shows easier than ever, too, thanks to their tradition of dropping an entire new season at a time. When a new installment of Orange is the New Black is released, you know it's a problem. Even series canceled too soon (*cough* American Vandal) are immortalized forever on both the Netflix website and the unofficial Netflix Hall of Fame. These Emmy-winning shows continue to prop up Netflix as the GOAT streaming platform, so much so that services like Hulu and Amazon Prime are serving up their own original content to compete. 

No matter your taste, there's something for everyone. These are the best Netflix original series.


Russian Doll

'Russian Doll' cast

Sex Education

'Sex Education' cast

Big Mouth

Andrew swimming with sperm in 'Big Mouth'.

American Vandal

'American Vandal'



Stranger Things

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Black Mirror

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Orange Is The New Black

Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black'

BoJack Horseman

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Making A Murderer

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Marvel's Jessica Jones

'Marvel's Jessica Jones'

Dear White People

netflix original series dear white people



The Crown

the crown

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