With so much great content available, finding the best shows on Netflix can be a daunting prospect. Here are great TV shows, including Netflix originals and acquired series, that are worth your time and attention to stream.
The good place
What begins as a sitcom about a misfit accidentally admitted to heaven turns into a hilarious and profound meditation on existence. In The Good Place , Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) discovers that she might be in the wrong afterlife before discovering much more about the arbitrary nature of the universe.
Joined by Michael (Ted Danson), a supernatural being who is fascinated with humans, Eleanor and her friends alternately ask profound and silly questions about morality and mortality and receive equally ridiculous and profound answers.
The creators of Californication are behind this series that takes a character from a Neil Gaiman comic, The Sandman, a sexy and irresistible devil who runs a club in Los Angeles. He starts off a bit hesitant, in fact bordering on cancellation on several occasions, but in recent seasons he has found a brash and very daring tone that has earned him a glorious second life on Netflix. And the truth is that Tom Ellis gives everything so that the protagonist continues to engage.
The premise is cool: three mothers tired of juggling to make ends meet decide to hold up a supermarket. From there, he plays with the unexpected consequences in a tragicomic tone that has quite a point, like a light Breaking Bad . Christina Rene Hendricks, Retta and Annie Marks are amazing.
Jessica Biel has not only confirmed her talent as an actress in this series but also her nose and her good work as a producer. She only stars in the first season, a high-quality, dark thriller that kicks off when a mother, for no apparent reason, murders a man in front of a crowd. The detective who investigates the case, played by Bill Pullman, is the guiding thread for the following seasons: in the second he deals with the parricide of a teenager who poisons his parents and, in the third, an apparently normal car accident leads to a tremendous investigation with a great Matt Bomer as co-star.
How difficult it is for science fiction series when they do not reach a degree of phenomenon sufficient to shoot the budget. The starting point is a dystopian future in which humans have given death the slip for the possibility of passing consciousness from one body to another, a good idea that gives one to delve, not too much, into exciting philosophical issues. Visually it works (especially when Joel Kinnaman is on screen, although on an acting level it’s pretty flat) and fans of the genre who aren’t too picky about the quality of dialogue and acting will really enjoy it. The second season, with a change of protagonist, has gone quite unnoticed but, although it is a little ‘cheaper’, it is more solid.
The heaviest example of how far mainstream television is capable of going in search of extreme characters. Who was going to tell us a few years ago that millions of viewers would empathize with a psychopath, a serial killer, with a moral scheme as relativistic as it is contagious. The pity is that it is also a clear example of what happens when you stretch the plots much further than the story asks… The last season was quite a disaster and that is why the imminent continuation is scary.
The time It Takes
The title of the series by Nadia de Santiago –we are amazed at the creator who was hiding behind the actress– can be read almost like a micropoem from which an idea that is as precise as it is emotionally overflowing springs up. And with an audiovisual translation that at first seems like a nice trick (each chapter, very short, is divided into a few minutes of present time and a few minutes of memory), but in reality the form and the substance merge with full meaning. It’s fascinating to discover the subtle layers of meaning in that sort of plucking the daisy in reverse to tell both a love story and a story of mourning. It is true that the first can be corny because it is based on some clichés of romantic comedy, and that the dialogues sometimes become predictable
Huge surprise that of this animated vision of the League of Legends universe. A prequel with a dramatic content so well structured and developed that it welcomes both the staunch fans of the video game on which it is based, there are millions of them, and the viewers who had no idea what all this is about. In addition to the fact that the story is very well planned, the series stands out for its amazing visual display, with amazing levels of creativity, aggressiveness and emotionality. If you have prejudices because anime is not your thing, we recommend that you ignore them and give it a try.
It is true that The Haunting of Hill House and the sequel at Bly Manor were two quite stimulating psychological horror series, with an above-average quality for this genre. But the step that creator Mike Flanagan has taken in Midnight Mass is more than considerable. In this 7-episode miniseries, it obviates all the easy springs of scary productions and focuses on the creation of memorable characters in a very charged atmosphere, with some very long dialogue scenes that will bore those who are looking for scares from a manual but who have the ability to penetrate the psyche of the most daring viewers.
Crazy ex girlfriend
The talented Rachel Bloom is stunning in every aspect of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , which she co-created and stars in. Bloom also co-wrote most of the songs for this musical drama, which features several original musical numbers in each episode.
Dear white people
ustin Simien adapts his 2014 film Dear White People into this series set on an elite college campus, where students of color struggle to find a place within the white-dominated institution. Simien tackles serious issues of race and class, but also includes a lot of humor, taking a satirical approach to the systemic racism his characters face.
Expanding from a feature film to a series also allows Simien to focus more on character development and broaden the range of perspectives, representing more nuance within the campus communities of color.
Jane the virgin
Based on a Venezuelan telenovela, Jane the Virgin features all the wacky twists and turns of that genre along with a more sensitive and grounded approach to its characters. Gina Rodríguez stars as the main character, who becomes pregnant thanks to a doctor’s mistake with an insemination procedure.
But the show is much more than that initial, implausible setup, with its focus on Jane’s working-class family and her romances with hotel magnate Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and down-to-earth cop Michael (Brett Dier). Creator Jennie Snyder Urman brings humor and heart to what could have been a cartoony soap opera.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
From creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper as the title character, who emerges from being held captive by a doomsday cult for 15 years. Naïve Kimmy must readjust to life in the real world, or at least, in the fun version of New York City that the show creates. Fey and Carlock effectively deal with Kimmy’s trauma while keeping the show goofy and fun, filled with supporting characters with as much weird emotional baggage as Kimmy herself.
From the creators of How to Get Away with Murder, Grey’s Anatomy , and Scandal, Bridgerton is a period drama set in Regency-era England, following the wealthy Bridgerton family. Lots of lust, betrayal and money to get you seriously hooked. Season 2 arrived on March 25, 2022, while seasons 3 and 4 are confirmed.