The 10 best Drama Shows on Netflix
Looking for a new show to devour? You’re in the right place. Netflix offers subscribers a plethora of titles to choose from. And because we know how hard it can be to pick your next addiction, we’ve gathered some of the finest Netflix offerings for this summer in a handy list below. Bookmark it and get your binge on!
The Netflix selection of drama shows is impressive, to say the least. But since we know your time is valuable, we’re only highlighting the best of the best. Browse through this Netflix top ten list and we guarantee you’ll find something to suit your tastes. From award-winning shows to action-packed series, there’s something for everyone on Australia’s most popular streaming service.
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#1 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Count Olaf and the Baudelaire kids are back for the third and final season of this beloved Netflix Original series. This season will cover the final books of the Lemony Snicket series and will be as magical and visually-pleasing as ever. Don’t miss the premiere of the last season, only on Netflix.
#2 Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.
War veteran David Budd finds work as a police sergeant with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, in the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch. He is assigned to protect the home secretary, the Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP, a controversial and ambitious politician who is described as “the sociopath” by one of her aides, and who has plans to introduce invasive new surveillance powers for security forces. Finding himself increasingly at odds with Montague’s policies and personality, and dealing with physical and psychological scars from his time serving in Afghanistan, volatile Budd is torn between his beliefs and his duty to protect.
Netflix’s first ever Australian original drama boasts a mix of mystery and fantasy. Tidelands begins with Cal McTeer, an ex convict who faces a chilly welcome upon her return to her hometown of Orphelin Bay. She then decides to expose some of the fishing village’s dark secrets, starting with the true nature of those who live there.
After serving as a British Army nurse in World War II, Claire Randall is enjoying a second honeymoon in Scotland with husband Frank, an MI6 officer looking forward to a new career as an Oxford historian. Suddenly, Claire is transported to 1743 and into a mysterious world where her freedom and life are threatened. To survive, she marries Jamie Fraser, a strapping Scots warrior with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humour. A passionate relationship ensues, and Claire is caught between two vastly different men in two inharmonious lives. Outlander is adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon.
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#6 House of Cards
U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge in this Netflix original production. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, telling Underwood he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. As the series progresses, Underwood ascends through the ranks of the government — until his death, at which point Claire gains power.
#7 Narcos: Mexico
Witness the birth of the Mexican drug war in the 1980s as a gritty new “Narcos” saga chronicles the true story of the Guadalajara cartel’s ascent.
#8 The Last Kingdom
As a child, Uhtred witnessed his father being killed and the Saxon army defeated by invading troops. Danish warlord Earl Ragnar captured Uhtred and raised him in a Danish camp alongside fellow captive Brida, a sharp-tongued girl. Years later, Uhtred is a valiant warrior who is dealt another tragic blow when his home is deliberately set on fire, killing his surrogate family, including Ragnar. Now exiled — alone except for Brida by his side — he vows to avenge Ragnar’s death and reclaim his homeland. But, he must choose between his birth country and the people who raised him. If he is going to help birth a new nation and ultimately recapture his ancestral land he must walk dangerous path between both sides.
Viking Ragnar Lothbrok is a young farmer and family man who is frustrated by the policies of Earl Haraldson, his local chieftain who sends his Viking raiders east to the Baltic states and Russia, whose residents are as poor as the Norsemen. Ragnar wants to head west, across the ocean, to discover new civilisations. With assistance from his friend Floki, Ragnar builds a faster, sleeker fleet of boats to help him make it to the Western world. Through the years Ragnar, who claims to be a direct descendant of the god Odin, continues to struggle with Earl until the two face each other in a final battle for supremacy. Following that, Ragnar goes on a search for new lands to conquer.
#10 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family — including aunts Hilda and Zelda — and the daylight world humans inhabit.
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