Ten best TV Shows on Netflix
Looking for the next great show to stream on Netflix? You’re lucky. The streaming giant has an ever-expanding library at your disposal. Although smaller than the US one, it still packs tons of great entertainment, especially when it comes to the service’s original productions. From gritty sci-fi series to laugh-out-loud comedies, there’s something for everyone.
You’re in for a jampacked month this January with Netflix’s latest offerings, both original and other highly-acclaimed TV shows. Kicking things off is A Series of Unfortunate Events with the third and final season. The highly anticipated return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt also arrives this month, alongside new episodes of shows like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Bodyguard, Tidelands, and Vikings. Check out our top 10 compilation of the best shows to stream in January.
#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 on January 1, 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.
#4 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up. Together they’ll make it through whatever life throws at them.
#5 Grace and Frankie
For as long as they can recall, Grace and Frankie have been rivals. Their one-upmanship comes crashing to a halt, however, when they learn that their husbands have fallen in love with each other and want to get married. As everything around the ladies is coming apart, the only thing they can really rely on is each other.
#6 Friends From College
Years after becoming friends at Harvard, Ethan, Lisa, Sam, Nick, Max and Marianne are heading into a new era — their 40s. This series, created and executive produced by Nicholas Stoller, delves into interwoven and complicated relationships, including former romantic entanglements and comedic explorations of old bonds. As everyone tries to manage their lives as adults, they also experience nostalgia.
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.
#8 Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter — and choose joy.
#9 Sex Education
A teenage virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother teams up with a smart and edgy high school classmate to start their own health clinic.
#10 Star Trek: Discovery
After a century of silence, war erupts between the Federation and Klingon Empire, with a disgraced Starfleet officer at the center of the conflict.
Netflix is constantly growing, so you’d probably need to devote entire weeks of your life to catch up on everything that’s on offer. Still, these 10 series are a great start. Acclaimed and addictive, they’ll keep you coming back from more. Get your binge on!