By: Nadine El Shawatfy
Netflix has a treasure trove of terrific movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days — or even weeks — on end. If you just finished a good series and need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go, given the service’s phenomenal mix of classic, current, and original programming. Below, we’ve rounded up the best shows on Netflix right now, so you can binge-watch without having to hunt for the right title.
- Jessica Jones (2 seasons, 26 episodes)
One of the best sci-fi options on Netflix right now; Jessica Jones, Between Krysten Ritter’s portrayal of Jones and David Tennant as one of the best villains, Kilgrave, it’s a must watch. Regardless of whether or not you like sci-fi shows and superheroes, I can’t recommend the show enough.
- Black Mirror (4 seasons, 19 episodes)
When Netflix acquired Black Mirror after two successful seasons in the UK, it doubled its production to six long episodes a season rather than three. The episodes are very disconnected from one another and can be watched in a non-chronological order as no events are actually based on others. The show is a collection of “what if?” sci-fi tales usually centered on technology taken to a horrifying extreme. The show makes you think differently about everything around us and every episode shouldn’t be taken lightly as they all seem to have deeper meanings. So If you’re into mind challenging shows, this one’s for you!
- Stranger Things (2 seasons, 17 episodes)
Regardless of your genre interests, this show’s production, scoring, filming but most importantly, acting, will make anyone fall I love with it. The cast led by a group of absolutely phenomenal child actors, is definitely meticulously picked to perfection as the kids on the show seem to be doing a really great job in making the public fall in love with them alog with the show. A sci-fi definitely worth watching!
- Love (2 seasons, 22 episodes)
Netflix’s Love is an anti-romcom sitcom, Gillian Jacobs plays Mickey (a woman with substance abuse problems and insecurity issues), who falls for Gus (Paul Rust) because he’s so nice and non-threatening but apparently, Gus presents himself as something he’s not and uses his non-threatening looks and his awkward nice-guy demeanor to exploit lonely women searching for “safe men” who won’t hurt them.
5. One Day at a Time (2 Seasons, 26 episodes)
A remake of a 1970s sitcom produced by 94-year-old iconic television producer Norman Lear, One day at a time, for a change, is centered on a Cuban America family of a single mom (Justina Machado), three kids, and a rather really funny grandma (Rita Moreno). We watch them as they struggle to live with one parent, one income and to maintain their Cuban heritage while adapting to modern progressivism.