The Best TV Shows On Netflix You Need To Watch Right Now
These awesome Netflix shows definitely belong on your must-watch TV list.
Netflix's TV archive boasts an insane amount of binge-able shows, and that makes it even harder to keep up with what's worth watching. Clearly, there is so much to watch and so little time! While most entertainment junkies hope the cream will rise to the top, that isn't always the case. Plenty of great TV shows struggle to get the attention they deserve. Can you imagine having to sift through its extensive TV library just to find the best hidden shows on Netflix?
While it has done wonders for online streaming, Netflix obviously cannot produce one hit after another. Amidst its plethora of critically lauded TV shows, the streaming service has also created some real stinkers. Interestingly, some of these Netflix shows are loved by viewers and hated by critics. As Netflix's TV collection continues to expand, it is worthwhile to take stock of all it has to offer — especially if you are looking to indulge in something that lasts longer than an hour-long commitment. In fact, with an onslaught of newly-released Netflix shows, we've got an ample list of suggestions that will keep you preoccupied whether you are looking for old and current TV shows or Netflix originals.
To make things easier for you, we compiled a list of the best new Netflix shows you need to watch right now. While some continuously make the headlines, there are many underrated gems that are ripe for binge-watching. Seriously, these Netflix shows will become your next obsession and give you yet another reason to stay home for a glorious Netflix binge-athon. From sci-fi wonder hits, to heart-pumping political thrillers, to runaway horror hits, Netflix is paving the way for a variety of brand-spanking new content for its diverse, global audience. Keep reading and take notes on which titles you want to add to your must-watch TV list for Netflix.
Genre: dark comedy, sci-fi, psychological drama
Starring: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Sally Field, Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, and Jemima Kirke
Premise: Based on the 2014 Norwegian series of the same name, this Netflix dramedy revolves around two mentally-ill patients named Annie and Owen. They meet at a mysterious pharmaceutical trial and discover they have an unshakeable cosmic connection. You better buckle up, folks, because Maniac is a wild ride that requires you to truly suspend your beliefs. Filled with gorgeous cinematography, memorable performances, and thoughtful narratives, this Netflix series is easily one of the most ambitious shows the streaming giant has ever put out.
2. Stranger Things
Genre: sci-fi, low-key horror, supernatural, period drama
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp
Premise: Taking place in the '80s, Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. One night, a young boy named Will mysteriously vanishes in the woods, and his mother launches a rogue investigation to get him back. Will's best friends also start a search party of their own and discover a series of fantastical mysteries that include unethical government experiments, horrifying monsters, and a very special and unusual girl who loves Eggos. Thanks to its tight plot and insanely talented ensemble cast of child stars, Stranger Things is a phenomenon and a rarity in this day and age of endless TV reboots.
3. Twin Peaks
Genre: mystery, drama, horror
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Sherilyn Fenn, Dana Ashbrook, Lara Flynn Boyle, Peggy Lipton, and Warren Frost
Premise: There are a lot of things to love about Twin Peaks. From the eerie '80s setting to the synth-driven soundtracks, it is a show that has an unyielding love for the uncanny. Twin Peaks is a David Lynch masterpiece that follows FBI agent Dale Cooper during his murder investigation of a teen girl named Laura Palmer. The oddball characters, strange visuals, and red room scenes are cinematic art to say the least. Although Season 2 is a let down, the revival more than makes up for it.
4. The Good Place
Genre: dystopian comedy, fantasy, philosophical fiction
Starring: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, D'Arcy Carden
Premise: Why the fork aren't more people watching this show? Although The Good Place is a critical darling, this oddball NBC comedy has a rather small but devoted following. The series follows Eleanor Shellstrop who enters the afterlife and, by some fateful error, is sent to The Good Place instead of The Bad Place. Despite hiding in plain sight from Michael, who is the architect of The Good Place, Eleanor is determined to shake off her old habits and discover the magic of being a semi-decent human being. (Hey, that's the best she can do, okay!)
5. The Sinner
Genre: drama, crime thriller, mystery
Starring: Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott, Dohn Norwood, Abby Miller, and Bill Pullman
Premise: In the first season of this anthology series, Cora Tannetti is a young mother who experiences an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a very public act of violence. At first it seems as if there's no explanation for the crime, but Detective Ambrose becomes obsessed with finding the truth. By diving deeper into Cora's psyche and uncovering her motive, Ambrose discovers something truly terrifying hidden in Cora's past. The Sinner will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the ending is as wildly horrific as anyone could have anticipated.
6. Black Mirror
Genre: sci-fi, dystopian thriller, satire, psychological drama
Starring: (Varies episodically) Bryce Dallas Howard, Jon Hamm, Gugu Mbatha-Faw, Mackenzie Davis, Jesse Plemons, and Rosemarie DeWitt
Premise: This Netflix anthology series take a closer and bleaker look at modern-day society. Seriously, Black Mirror is so good that it's almost scary. The self-contained episodes all fit together like a wonderfully messed-up puzzle despite the absence of a fixed plot or characters. Most episodes center around morally questionable and satirical themes which explore how society has been influenced by technological evolution. As a forward-thinking series, Black Mirror always pushes the boundary and makes eerily believable predictions about the future of mankind. This sci-fi series holds up a mirror and forces us to confront the very painful and terrifying reality we are currently living in.
7. The Haunting of Hill House
Genre: horror, family drama, supernatural
Starring: Michael Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, and Victoria Pedretti
Premise: Based on the groundbreaking, feminist novel by Shirley Jackson, this Netflix adaptation is very different from the beloved book. However, Netflix's adaptation is heart-wrenching story that does the horror genre justice. The Haunting of Hill House follows a fractured family and unfolds their complicated story in the past and present. As children, the Crain siblings are haunted by their experiences living in Hill House. When they return to the old mansion as adults, they feel the same paranormal forces that forced them to move out once before. Filled with a rich backstory for each character, the series unfolds at a thrilling pace and will make you sleep with the lights on. This show isn't for the faint of heart.
Genre: thriller, crime drama
Starring: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Julia Garner, Jordana Spiro, and Skylar Gaertner.
Premise: Ozark is a prime example of stress watching TV. The Netflix drama follows a financial advisor named Marty and Byrde who has fallen deeply into the world of the cartel and money laundering. This decision inevitably puts Marty and his family's life in danger. Eventually, Marty uproots his entire life and relocates with his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks to launder $500 million in five years for a drug lord he's pissed off. Not only is Ozark easy to binge, but it's also a well-constructed series with a phenomenal ensemble cast. This thriller will put you through the wringer, and you'll discover that you're not watching it for resolution, but rather for relief — to see who's made it out alive for one more season.
9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Genre: horror, supernatural, mystery, teen drama
Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Mirando Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, and Richard Coyle
Premise: Don't be fooled by the devil worshippers and paranoid humans. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a surprisingly complex teen drama that deconstructs what happens when women dare to reclaim their power, especially for vengeance. The Netflix series takes its name from the comic series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which was co-written by Riverdale creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It follows Sabrina Spellman who lives in Greendale — a town anchored by exorcisms, demons, Sweet 16 baptisms, and witchcraft. In the midst of this madness, arises the story of the young half-witch, half-mortal girl who's on the cusp of some thrilling and chilling adventures.
Genre: thriller, crime drama
Starring: Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson, Rose Leslie, Steven Mackintosh, Indira Varma, Paul McGann, Saskia Reeves, and Warren Brown
Premise: The BBC series explores the psychological repercussions that can take an immense toll on detectives who work on crime cases. Luther is a brilliant investigator who is entirely immersed in his job, and his rather impulsive nature often lands him in less than ideal situations. Luther's personal and professional lives are muddled with complexity, especially since he willingly puts himself in harms way to solve a case. His self-destructive personality torments him relentlessly, but once Luther sets his mind on hunting down a killer, it's game over. Everything is off limits in this battle to the death and in most instances, Luther comes out victorious.
11. Wynonna Earp
Genre: dark fantasy, supernatural, drama, horror with western elements
Starring: Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, and Katherine Barrell
Premise: Based on the graphic novel series of the same name, Wynonna Earp is based in the town of Purgatory. After many years, the titular heroine returns home to reluctantly serve as the town's protector. It's a role she's inherited from her great-great-grandfather, Wyatt Earp. Wynonna carries a demon-killing gun and battles the resurrected souls of criminals who were taken down by Wyatt. Her job is to ensure these paranormals don't escape Purgatory and enter the world.
Genre: teen drama, supernatural, mystery, mild thriller
Starring: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa, Camila Mendes, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Mädchen Amick
Premise: This is a radical re-imagination of the Archie comics and, boy, does it serve up a heaping plate of drama. Backed by a cast full of hunky dudes and pretty girls, Riverdale revolves around the shocking murder of a teenage boy, Jason Blossom, who's part of the town's richest and most powerful family. Later on, the town is terrorized by a serial killer named The Black Hood and the horrific mystery surrounding a game called Griffins & Gargoyles. Riverdale follows a group of tight-knit friends who are perpetually in the mood for milkshakes and breaking the rules.
Genre: crime drama, psychological thriller
Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv, Cotter Smith, Stacey Roca, and Joseph Cross
Premise: Mindhunter is a trip, and the show pays meticulous attention to detail while spending a lot of time on character development. The series — inspired by the origins of a FBI behavioral science unit that studied series killers in the '70s and '80s— follows Holden Ford's character who is based on John E. Douglas. Ford is a young FBI Agent whose escalating interest in the psyche of serial killers mirrors the obsession serial killers have with their victims. The more time Holden spends investigating the psyche of these murderers, the harder it is for him to retain his sanity. The surprising twists will leave you wanting more and more.
14. The Crown
Genre: period drama
Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Eileen Atkins, Ben Miles, Heremy Northam, and Greg Wise
Premise: The Crown provides an intimate and sweeping view into the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II that isn't utterly boring and predictable. Watching the political rivalries and behind-the-scenes drama during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign is positively delightful. To be clear, this is a fictional dramatization of the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century, but we’re so here for a show that serves up so much delicious tea. This fluffy period drama is full of gorgeous costumes and gorgeous people, and it is clearly a very expensive show to produce. It also does a rather remarkable job of humanizing the British monarchy in unexpected ways, and boasts an impressive array of stellar performances.
15. American Vandal
Genre: comedy, mockumentary, satire, teen drama
Starring: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Camille Hyde, Eduardo Franco, Lukas Gage, and Calum Worthy
Premise: Everyone and their mother should watch this brilliant Netflix gem because it is a shining example of cleverly-written satire. A parody of a true crime series, Season 1 American Vandal is a riveting mockumentary about a high school student who has been accused of spray painting dicks on 27 cars. As a result, he's expelled from high school, but two classmates launch a rogue investigation to uncover the crazy truth. Season 2 centers around a filthy vandal known as the Turd Burglar who is terrorizing his high school with his vomit-inducing shenanigans. Filled with hilarious interviews and conspiracy theories, the show seamlessly sustains its whodunit vibe.
Genre: drama, political thriller
Starring: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, and Paul Ready
Premise: Bodyguard is a high-caliber thriller that masterfully builds tension. You'll find yourself questioning everything you see and hear, paranoid by everyone's loyalties and motivations. The series revolves around David Budd, a war veteran who works for the London Metropolitan Police Service. He monitors the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch and is assigned to protect the Home Secretary, Julia Motague — a polarizing politician who is often referred to as "the sociopath." Julia wants to incorporate intrusive surveillance for the sake of strengthening security measures. Stuck with protecting a woman whose beliefs go against his own, David is torn between his national duty and his personal ideology.
Genre: black comedy, family drama
Starring: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, and Steve Howey
Premise: The Gallagher family is a mess of epic proportions. They're led by their deranged patriarch, Frank, who is a professional liar and an absentee father. The oldest Gallagher child, Fiona, is forced to take care of her siblings while enduring her own growing pains. The rest of the Gallagher kids are riddles who experience teenage pregnancy, mental illness, alcoholism, and an identity crisis. Although the family is born into extreme poverty, the Gallaghers attempt to better their lives through the few opportunities thrown their way. Of course, this isn't easy since they have a natural inclination for messing things up to the umpteenth degree.
Genre: procedural dramedy, mild horror, supernatural
Starring: Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders, and Aly Michalka
Premise: This loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name is a show you definitely need in your life. iZombie revolves around Liv Moore who used to be an over-achieving medical resident with the perfect life, but then she went to a party on a boat and was turned into a zombie. As one of the undead, Liv finally learns what it means to live more after she begins using her new abilities to help solve murder cases which range from brutal to shockingly hilarious. iZombie is a witty, smart, and action-packed series that proves not all shows on The CW are about brooding vampires or angsty teens.
Genre: period comedy
Starring: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kate Nash, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, and Marc Maron
Premise: GLOW is a campy, addicting series with tons of likable characters. It follows Ruth, a newbie in the world of women's wrestling. After failing to become a successful actress, joining the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.) is Ruth's last-ditch effort at finding something she excels at in life. As it turns out, the syndicated women's professional wrestling circuit is no joke, but Ruth's a lot tougher than she lets on. It takes more than a handful of bruises to her body and ego to bring her down, and things get unexpectedly complicated when she's on the cusp of stardom.
20. The Good Cop
Genre: buddy-cop comedy, police procedural
Starring: Tony Danza, Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Bill Kottkamp
Premise: In The Good Cop, Big Tony is a former NYPD officer/ex-con who lives on the edge and breaks all the rules. Big Tony is currently living with his son, T.J., while he's out on parole. T.J. is the exact opposite of his father when it comes to performing his job as a NYPD detective. He's got a tightly-wound, Type-A personality and a knack for always doing the right thing. Together, Big Tony and T.J. become unofficial partners who solve Brooklyn's biggest criminal cases. Josh Groban is a major delight and is easily the standout performer on the series. Meanwhile, Tony Danza is as deliriously hilarious as you'd expect him to be. If you're looking for a fun, easily-digestible show to binge-watch, this is it.
21. Making A Murderer
Genre: True crime documentary
Starring: The Avery family, Kathleen Zellner, Dean Strang, Jerome Buting, Robert Henak, Stephen Glynn, and Len Kachinsky
Premise: After spending nearly two decades in prison, Steven Avery was exonerated for a crime he did not commit. He subsequently sued the Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, but found himself in jail again after being accused of the murder of Teresa Halbach. Avery was eventually convicted of the crime, along with his nephew, Brendan Dassey. When a couple of Columbia University graduates read about Avery, they decided to investigate and document his story to provide a fuller picture of what might have happened.
22. Queer Eye
Genre: Reality TV
Starring: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness
Premise: Netflix has taken on the reboot for the modern age and slight modifying the show’s name to Queer Eye. (The original series aired on Bravo from 2003-2007.) A new Fab Five is introduced, but the show’s concept remains the same: Each of the five gay men will use their area of expertise to make over some hapless straight dude. Since the reboot is taken outside the concrete jungle of NYC, you can expect a deeper exploration of social issues. The new Fab Five are far more charismatic and engaging than the original. Netflix's Queer Eye is a fun, fast binge that discusses a plethora of topics, including food, real estate, makeovers, therapy, and even romance. What's not to love? Go ahead and give this series a shot if you're in the mood for feel-good TV.
23. Dear White People
Genre: dramedy, satire
Starring: Logan Browning, Marque Richardson, DeRon Horton, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, and John Patrick Amedori
Premise: The TV adaptation of Justin Simien’s critically-praised film of the same name is both a continuation and a departure from the original source material. The show’s satirical portrayal of race relations and black identity play out through a series of radical events that transpire at Winchester University — a fictional Ivy League school that is also predominantly white. Each episode is seen through the perspective of a different character which gives a well-rounded and intricate perspective on student interactions.
Genre: Family drama, dramedy
Starring: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Mae Whitman, Miles Heizer, Erika Christensen, Monica Potter, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, and Sarah Ramos
Premise: Oh, the Bravermans sure have their hands full with their kids. While Parenthood is about the Braverman family as a whole, its representations of teenagers is dead on. Despite being cousins, the teens face different challenges depending on their parent's financial, emotional, and physical circumstances. Watching any episode of Parenthood without Kleenex is virtually impossible, especially if it involves heartwarming scenes between Amber and Drew. The show also does an exceptional job of dealing with bi-racial identity and the stigmas against Asperger's Syndrome. The Braverman family is filled with misfits, the popular crowd, overachievers, underachievers, and an onslaught of miscellaneous individuals. Being a part of their special world, even if it's for a single hour, feels like a privilege.
25. Good Girls
Genre: Crime dramedy
Starring: Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Retta, Reno Wilson, and Manny Montana
Premise: Three suburban mothers who are struggling to make ends meet decide to rob a local supermarket with toy guns. When the store's manager catches a glimpse of one of them, the three best friends realize that their perfect plan is a lot harder to pull off than they had anticipated. In fact, their whole world turns topsy-turvy when they become entangled with a criminal who runs a money laundering business. Good Girls is the kind of show that will take you by surprise. With every unexpected, over-the-top twist, you will fall even more in love with it. As long as you can suspend your belief, this wry comedy will take you to new heights.
26. Jessica Jones
Genre: Neo-noir, mystery, superhero, psychological thriller
Starring: Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mike Colter, Wil Traval, and Eka Darville
Premise: Jessica Jones is a P.I. with superpowers and an extremely complicated past. Due to past traumas, Jessica suffers from PTSD and drinks heavily. Although her primary interest isn't saving the world, she's good at figuring out mysteries and catching the bad guy. Based on the comic of the same name, this drama is about a disgruntled superhero who has just begun to discover her greatness. Jessica Jones's character has flipped the notion of femininity on its heels and challenged the idea that women need to adhere to a specific mold to be taken seriously. This is a fun, action-packed show, and it's clearly Marvel's most satisfying effort on Netflix.
27. Alias Grace
Genre: Period piece, drama, mystery
Starring: Sarah Gadon, Anna Paquin, Zachary Levi, and David Cronenberg
Premise: Netflix's miniseries rendition of Alias Grace is based on Margaret Atwood's novel of the same name. Atwood’s 1996 novel is based on the real story of Grace Marks — a poor Irish immigrant who moves to Canada and is later convicted of murdering her employer and his housekeeper. However, there’s a possibility that Grace is innocent, but she’s cruelly imprisoned and treated for hysteria. So is Grace a murderess or was she merely a pawn in someone else’s scheme? The truth is out there, but it isn’t alway easy to find. Alias Grace never shies away from the darker sides of femininity and highlights the ugly truths surrounding gendered perceptions. Grace serves as an example of the rigid identities that were often thrust upon women in colonial times and throughout much of history. While the true character of the real-life Grace Marks remains an enigma, this Netflix series aims to provide a more colorful narrative of what might have happened.
28. BoJack Horseman
Genre: Adult animated sitcom, dramedy, satire
Starring: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul
Premise: Bojack Horseman takes place in a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side by side. The show centers around a horse named Bojack who is a washed-up star, best known for the '90s sitcom Horsin' Around. After losing a decade to boozing on his couch and sleeping inordinate amounts, Bojack attempts to resurrect his celebrity status. On a surface level, the show appears to be an effective satire about celebrity culture. Upon closer inspection, Bojack Horseman is a powerful examination of depression. Anchored by sharp jokes, edgy narratives, and an underlying melancholic tone, this is easily one of the most underrated shows on Netflix.
Genre: Crime drama, psychological thriller
Starring: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Hari Nef, and John Stamos
Premise: Based on Caroline Kepnes's best-selling novel of the same name, the series follows a bookstore manager named Joe Goldberg who falls for an aspiring young poet and starts stalking her. In his twisted mind, Joe thinks he is the ultimate "nice guy" who is inserting himself into Beck's life so he can make everything better for her. According to Joe, Beck has a lot of talent but she is also incapable of taking care of herself. In reality, we see Beck struggling, but she's no damsel in distress. In fact, it's murderous Joe who is in desperate need of some intensive psychotherapy. A cautionary tale about romance in the age of social media, You will keep you on the edge of your seat.
30. Sex Education
Genre: Coming-of-age dramedy
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey
Premise: This British coming-of-age dramedy follows a teenager named Otis Thompson who is a socially awkward virgin. His mother is a sex therapist, so Otis is surrounded by comprehensive sex manuals and videos. To make matters worse, Otis's mother loves to engage in tedious conversations about sex, in an effort to be more open with her son. When the kids at his high school find out about Otis's weird home life, he decides to use his special knowledge to leverage his popularity. Otis teams up with his friend Maeve, who is a whip-smart rebel in her own right. Together, they create an underground sex therapy clinic to provide their classmates with guidance on all matters pertaining to sex.
Genre: Western drama
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Jack O'Connell, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kim Coates, and Jeff Daniels
Premise: Set in the 1880s, the series follows Frank Griffin and his gang's quest to seek revenge on his former protege, Roy Goode. While he's on the run, Roy seeks refuge in the mining town of La Belle, which is mostly occupied by women. When Griffin and his gang of outlaws get word of Roy's whereabouts, the women of La Belle must find a way to keep their town safe. It's hard to find a series that is partly a feminist Western and also a commentary on fathers and sons. Apart from the magnificent cinematography, the show's dialogue is almost poetic. Godless is truly a unique find on Netflix, and is totally worth watching.
Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louise Ford, Jonathan Bailey, Damien Molony, Julie Dray, Amit Shah, and Adrian Scarborough
Premise: Six raucous twenty somethings set up residence as property guardians in an unused hospital. While rent is cheap, they must abide by stricter-than-usual rules which are set in place to keep the former hospital in relatively good shape. It's a terrible living arrangement, especial for a group of young, volatile individuals who have no sense of boundaries. If you're looking for a truly unique series, then you've found it. Crashing exclusively explores unconventional relationships which lends to its endless hilarity. Of course, the shining beacon here is the leading comedic heroine: Lulu. Equipped with uncommon depth in the midst of a crumbling setting (literally), Lulu is easily one of the greatest female characters to grace the small screen. So, go ahead and give this manic and egregiously overlooked series a try. You won't regret it.
33. The Great British Bake Off
Genre: Reality TV competition
Hosted by: Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Sandi Toksvig, and Noel Fielding
Premise: A group of contestants try to impress the panel of judges while competing for the top prize. The amateur bakers must face off in a 10-week, high-stakes competition and whip up their most decadent creations to date. If you like to watch cooking or baking shows on TV and are totally over Food Network, then this series will send you over the edge. The level of craft, skills, and refined cattiness that the bakers bring forth is truly unparalleled.
34. Peaky Blinders
Genre: Historical fiction, crime drama, action
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sam Neill, Annabelle Wallis, Joe Cole, and Sophie Rundle
Premise: In the aftermath of the Great War, Britain is in a state of unrest. Amidst the economic upheaval and a newly-minted revolution, a powerful gang — referred to as Peaky Blinders — comes to power. It's run by a crime boss named Tommy Shelby, who is willing to do anything to move up in the world. It's not easy to make a period drama that remains interesting and relevant, season after season. Yet, Peaky Blinders is a rare gem with a lot of mass appeal because its made for the modern audience. Thanks to its terrific pacing and and luscious cinematography, this series is a must-watch. Perhaps its biggest achievement is the incorporation of confident female characters in the midst of a testosterone-sloshed environment.
35. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
Genre: Fantasy, sitcom
Starring: Christine McConnell, Colleen Smith, and Adam Mayfield
Premise: This peculiar Netflix series centers on Christine McConnell who lives in a gorgeously creepy mansion filled with all kinds of special creatures. Christine is accompanied by her faithful raccoon Rose, an Egyptian cat-mummy named Rankle, and a werewolf who goes by Edgar. The show mainly focuses on the devilishly delicious desserts that Christine bakes up, while sporting her signature '50s garb. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell is unlike any other show on Netflix. It's a wonderful mashup of a scripted series and a DIY show. The sensual undertones, coupled with Christine's love for the '50s and goth culture create a very unique aura that will pull you right in.