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The 50 Best Netflix Original Series of All Time

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While the pandemic has devastated wide swaths of the economy, it has been a boon to the streaming service Netflix. With millions spending more time at home working or learning  remotely, and with virtually no entertainment options outside the home, Netflix has had a captive audience – though its stock dropped by more than 25% between mid-November 2021 and late January of this year. 

Netflix started out selling and renting DVDs by mail in 1997 before evolving into a successful streaming service and expanding into television and film production. In 2013, programs on Netflix were nominated for 14 Emmy Awards and it became the first streaming service to win a Primetime Emmy, for directing, for an episode of the politically themed series “House of Cards.” Since 2013, Netflix programs have been nominated for 619 emmys and won 112. (These are the 100 best TV dramas of all time.)

To determine the 50 best Netflix original series, 24/7 Tempo reviewed audience user ratings on IMDb, an online movie database owned by Amazon, as of December 2021. Only English-language series with at least 15,000 user reviews were considered. In the case of a tie, the series with more IMDb user ratings was ranked higher. (Supplemental data on premiere date, season count, episode count, and cast information also came from IMDb.) 

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 The list is rich in variety. You’ll find gripping drug-cartel-themed thrillers such as “Ozark” and “Narcos,” which have run for multiple seasons. Humorous animated programs like “BoJack Horseman” and “Big Mouth” feature the talents of Will Arnett and Nick Kroll, respectively. Offbeat fare is represented by such series as “GLOW,” an acronym for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, about female wrestlers in Los Angeles. 

If your taste runs toward black comedy, there is “Dead to Me,” pairing Christina Applegate and Linda Linda Cardellini, and “After Life,” starring British comedian Ricky Gervais. And the crown jewel among the Netflix series is “The Crown,” tracing Queen Elizabeth’s tenure as the British sovereign: It has won 21 Emmys out of 63 nominations. (Here are the best Netflix shows to watch right now.)

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50. Outer Banks
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 38,257 votes
> Original series run: 2020-2021 (2 seasons, 20 episodes)
> Cast: Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, J.D.

“Outer Banks” is a thriller about a group of teenage misfits who stumble upon a treasure map and the complications that ensue. A third season is in the works.

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49. Love
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 40,197 votes
> Original series run: 2016-2018 (3 seasons, 34 episodes)
> Cast: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O’Doherty, Mike Mitchell

The prolific Judd Apatow was one of the creators of this three-season rom-com that ended in 2018 about a couple dealing with the complications of a relationship. The series has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating among critics.

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48. Messiah
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 41,175 votes
> Original series run: 2020 (1 season 10 episodes)
> Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley

“Messiah,” about a CIA officer investigating a charismatic person who’s drawing many followers, lasted only one season. It had a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 88%, 42 percentage points higher than the Tomatometer critics score.

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47. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 67,754 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2019 (4 seasons, 51 episodes)

Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) plays Kimmy Schmidt, a cult survivor who goes to New York and connects with an aspiring actor. Tina Fey helped create the series, which has a 96% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating.

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46. Shadow and Bone
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10
> IMDb user reviews: 69,718 votes
> Original series run: 2021-Present (2 seasons, 16 episodes)
> Cast: Jessie Mei Li, Ben Barnes, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter

The fantasy-adventure centers on a young woman who must confront the dark forces after she reveals a magical power that will benefit her world. The series has a score of 88% among Rotten Tomatoes critics and audiences.

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45. Never Have I Ever
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 41,396 votes
> Original series run: 2020-Present (3 seasons, 21 episodes)
> Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, John McEnroe

Mindy Kaling (“The Office”) helped create this series about the life and times of a first-generation Indian girl in the United States. The series is based on the experiences of Kaling. In a curious bit of casting, the show is narrated by tennis legend John McEnroe. The series has a 95% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating among critics.

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44. Sweet Tooth
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 45,553 votes
> Original series run: 2021-Present (2 seasons, 16 episodes)
> Cast: Nonso Anozie, Christian Convery, Adeel Akhtar, Stefania LaVie Owen

A boy who’s half-human and half-deer tries to survive with other hybrids after the apocalypse. The series is based on a DC Comic.

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43. A Series of Unfortunate Events
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 57,498 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2019 (3 seasons, 25 episodes)
> Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes

A series reboot of the movie about the tragic tale of three orphans stars Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris as the nefarious Count Olaf. It enjoys a 96% Tomatometer score from Rotten Tomatoes.

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42. Santa Clarita Diet
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 62,461 votes
> Original series run: 2017 -2019 (3 seasons, 30 episodes)
> Cast: Drew Barrymore, Liv Hewson, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales

Thsi series about a real estate agent (Drew Barrymore) who goes through a dark transformation that leaves her feeling better about herself is critic and audience favorite on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring 89% and 93%, respectively.

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41. Russian Doll
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 77,020 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (2 seasons, 16 episodes)
> Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Annie Murphy, Sharlto Copley

“Russian Doll” is a comedy-drama with echoes of “Groundhog Day,” about a woman who keeps dying and returning to a party held in her honor, and her efforts to break the loop. It holds a 97% Tomatometer score from Rotten Tomatoes.

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40. The OA
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 98,332 votes
> Original series run: 2016-2019 (2 seasons, 16 episodes)
> Cast: Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige

A blind woman who had gone missing seven years prior returns and can now see. Some consider this as a miracle, while others fear her. “The OA” has an 84% Tomatometer score from Rotten Tomatoes.

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39. Bloodline
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> IMDb user reviews: 48,221 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2017 (3 seasons, 33 episodes)
> Cast: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

A family’s black sheep (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home and forces them to face secrets from the past. A strong cast features Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek

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38. Big Mouth
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> IMDb user reviews: 70,097 votes
> Original series run: 2017-Present (6 seasons, 52 episodes)
> Cast: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas

An animated series whose creators include Nick Kroll (“The Oh, Hello Show”) deals with a character going through puberty. The series has a 99% Tomatometer score from Rotten Tomatoes.

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37. Jessica Jones
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> IMDb user reviews: 202,475 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2019 (3 seasons, 39 episodes)
> Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss

Krysten Ritter plays Jessica Jones, a former superhero adjusting to her new life as a private investigator. A cast of bold-faced names includes Rebecca De Mornay, Carrie-Anne Moss, and John Ventimiglia.

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36. F Is for Family
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 33,973 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2021 (5 seasons, 44 episodes)
> Cast: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Debi Derryberry

Comedian Bill Burr helped create this ribald animated comedy about life in the 1970s as experienced by the Murphy family. The series has a 92% Tomatometer score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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35. GLOW
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 43,624 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2019 (3 seasons, 30 episodes)
> Cast: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin, Britt Baron

Alison Brie (“Community”) stars in this series about the lives of female professional wrestlers in Los Angeles during the 1980s. “GLOW” (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) holds a 92% Tomatometer rating.

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34. Dead to Me
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 67,107 votes
> Original series run: 2019-2022 (3 seasons, 26 episodes)
> Cast: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler

A black comedy that works well because of the teaming of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as polar opposites brought together by tragedy. “Dead to Me” has an 89% Tomatometer and audience score from Rotten Tomatoes.

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33. Marco Polo
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 69,187 votes
> Original series run: 2014-2016 (2 seasons, 20 episodes)
> Cast: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

This is an action-adventure series about the famed 13th-century explorer who traveled to China and Mongolia from Italy. It was a hit among audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, which gave it a score of 93%.

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32. Altered Carbon
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 154,704 votes
> Original series run: 2018-2020 (2 seasons, 18 episodes)
> Cast: Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Dichen Lachman, Will Yun Lee

“Altered Carbon” is a futuristic crime-drama series based on a noir novel by Richard K. Morgan. The plot involves a soldier hired by a wealthy businessman to solve a murder.

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31. The Umbrella Academy
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 188,211 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (3 seasons, 30 episodes)
> Cast: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman

In “The Umbrella Academy,” seven young people, born to women who had shown no signs of pregnancy, are brought together by a billionaire who prepares to save the world.

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30. Orange Is the New Black
> IMDb user rating: 8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 289,562 votes
> Original series run: 2013-2019 (7 seasons, 91 episodes)
> Cast: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

The seven-season series is about a public relations executive (Taylor Schilling) whose past catches up with her and gets her thrown into a women’s prison. The series holds a 90% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating, and is buoyed by a strong cast, including television series veterans Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”) and Laura Prepon (“That ’70s Show”).

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29. One Day at a Time
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 15,051 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2020 (4 seasons, 46 episodes)
> Cast: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz

This reboot of the 1970s series of the same name features the lives of three generations of a Cuban-American family. The series enjoys a 99% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating, and the cast includes the ageless Rita Moreno as the family’s matriarch.

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28. The Midnight Gospel
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 15,521 votes
> Original series run: 2020 (1 season 8 episodes)
> Cast: Phil Hendrie, Duncan Trussell, Doug Lussenhop, Steve Little

A spacecaster visits different worlds using his universe simulator and addresses questions about life and death by interviewing those in dying cultures. The animated series was created and stars Duncan Trussell. It has a Tomatometer rating of 91%.

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27. American Vandal
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 29,115 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2018 (2 seasons, 16 episodes)
> Cast: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Travis Tope

“American Vandal” is a satire of the true-crime genre. Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer gives the series a 98% rating, while 91% of audiences at RT liked it.

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26. The Kominsky Method
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 36,699 votes
> Original series run: 2018-2021 (3 seasons, 24 episodes)
> Cast: Michael Douglas, Sarah Baker, Graham Rogers, Melissa Tang

Michael Douglas helped create and stars in this series about an older acting coach trying to stay relevant in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. The series is buoyed by the casting of Alan Arkin as the acting coach’s agent. Successful TV series creator Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory”) developed “The Kominsky Method,” which has a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critics rating of 93%.

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25. Grace and Frankie
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 45,083 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2022 (7 seasons, 94 episodes)
> Cast: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker

The megawatt star power of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin highlights the comedy “Grace and Frankie,” about rivals whose husbands fall in love with each other and want to get married. With their lives upended, the women lean on each other for support. TV veterans Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”) and Sam Waterston (“Law & Order”) play the husbands.

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24. The Witcher
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> IMDb user reviews: 369,458 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (3 seasons, 17 episodes)
> Cast: Adjoa Andoh, Anna Shaffer, Freya Allan, Liz Carr

Henry Cavill, who played Superman, trades in his cape to play a monster hunter who finds people more problematic than the beasts he battles. The series had more than 369,000 IMDb votes, one of the highest totals on the list.

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23. The Get Down
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 21,937 votes
> Original series run: 201 -2017 (1 season 11 episodes)
> Cast: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks

A team including Baz Luhrmann (“Strictly Ballroom”), Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, OG rapper Grandmaster Flash, Pulitzer-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, and hip-hop historian Nelson George collaborated on this series about the rise of hip-hop in New York City in the late 1970s.

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22. Castlevania
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 57,040 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2021 (4 seasons, 32 episodes)
> Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Alejandra Reynoso, Jaime Murray, Emily Swallow

The animated series, inspired by a video game, is about a man who tries to keep Eastern Europe from being wiped out by Dracula and his army of vampires. The series, which has a 94% rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, features the voices of Richard Amitage (“The Stranger”) and Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downton Abbey”).

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21. Master of None
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 71,585 votes
> Original series run: 2015-Present (3 seasons, 25 episodes)
> Cast: Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noël Wells

Aziz Ansari helped create and stars in this series about an aspiring actor in New York seeking to find out what he really wants professionally and personally. The series has a 93% Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer rating.

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20. Atypical
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 78,999 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2021 (4 seasons, 38 episodes)
> Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport

“Atypical” is about a young man on the autism spectrum who wants to start dating, prompting family members to seek a better understanding of him. The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Road to Perdition”) and Michael Rapaport (“True Romance”). The comedy was created and written by Robia Rashid and Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon. Audiences on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a score of 91%.

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19. Sense8
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 147,512 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2018 (2 seasons, 24 episodes)
> Cast: Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Eight strangers from different countries are linked by their thoughts and behavior. They band together after a clandestine organization seeks to destroy them. The thriller series was the first TV venture for the filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (“The Matrix Reloaded”).

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18. Sex Education
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> IMDb user reviews: 238,165 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (4 seasons, 25 episodes)
> Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa

A teen whose mom (Gillian Anderson) is a sex therapist sets up an underground sex-therapy clinic to help classmates deal with their sexual anxieties. The comedy-drama holds a 95% Rotten Tomatoes critics score and 91% of RT audience members liked the series.

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17. The Dragon Prince
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> IMDb user reviews: 20,177 votes
> Original series run: 2018-Present (3 seasons, 27 episodes)
> Cast: Paula Burrows, Jack De Sena, Sasha Rojen, Jason Simpson

In the animated series “The Dragon Prince,” two princes forge an alliance with an assassin sent to kill them to try to bring peace between their warring kingdoms. The series holds a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating, and 93% of audiences liked the animated series.

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16. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> IMDb user reviews: 23,356 votes
> Original series run: 2019 (1 season 10 episodes)
> Cast: Neil Sterenberg, Beccy Henderson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton

The fantasy series whose characters owe their origins to puppet master Jim Henson includes the voices of British actors Taron Egerton and Helen Bonham Carter and Irish actress Caitriona Balfe. The series enjoys a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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15. Narcos: Mexico
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> IMDb user reviews: 75,609 votes
> Original series run: 2018-2021 (3 seasons, 30 episodes)
> Cast: Scoot McNairy, Diego Luna, José María Yazpik, Fermín Martínez

The latest installment in the searing series about drug smuggling in Latin America depicts the rise of Mexican drug cartels and the wars that ensued. The series holds a 90% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating.

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14. After Life
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> IMDb user reviews: 96,606 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (3 seasons, 18 episodes)
> Cast: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

British comedian Ricky Gervais (co-creator and star of the British version of “The Office”) plays a man whose pleasant demeanor is changed forever by the unexpected death of his wife. Rotten Tomatoes audiences gave the dark comedy an 86% score, much higher than just 49% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

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13. Ozark
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> IMDb user reviews: 220,445 votes
> Original series run: 2017-Present (4 seasons, 44 episodes)
> Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner

“Ozark” has returned for its fourth and final season. The tense, entertaining series stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as parents of a family trying to stay on the right side of a drug cartel.

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12. Queer Eye
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user reviews: 16,662 votes
> Original series run: 2018-Present (6 seasons, 52 episodes)
> Cast: Neal Reddy, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski

“Queer Eye” is a Netflix reboot of the series that started more than a decade ago about five gay cultural influencers. In the latest version, they leave New York for other American environs to impart their insight on fashion, diet, grooming, and home furnishings.

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11. Making a Murderer
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user reviews: 91,195 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2018 (2 seasons, 20 episodes)
> Cast: Brendan Dassey, Steven Avery, Dolores Avery, Laura Nirider

This documentary tells the story of a man exonerated for one crime who finds himself a suspect in another. Filmed over a 10-year period, the series earned a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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10. Love, Death & Robots
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user reviews: 127,668 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (2 seasons, 26 episodes)FRHRT7
> Cast: Scott Whyte, Nolan North, Steven Pacey, Emily O’Brien

This animated series features short stories in a variety of genres such as science fiction, horror, and comedy. Among the creators is David Fincher, whose credits include the thriller “Se7en.”

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9. Marvel’s The Punisher
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> IMDb user reviews: 204,790 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2019 (2 seasons, 26 episodes)
> Cast: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Jon Bernthal plays ex-Marine Frank Castle who seeks revenge after his family is murdered. Later he tries to thwart a vast underworld conspiracy in New York City.

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8. Formula 1: Drive to Survive
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 29,906 votes
> Original series run: 2019-Present (4 seasons, 31 episodes)
> Cast: Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas, Will Buxton, Pierre Gasly

The documentary series looks inside the high-speed world of Formula 1 racing – the drivers, crews, and the owners all vying to be No. 1.

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7. The Crown
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 180,460 votes
> Original series run: 2016-Present (6 seasons, 60 episodes)
> Cast: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

“The Crown” traces the tenure of Queen Elizabeth, the longest-serving sovereign in British history. The queen is played in sequence by renowned British actresses Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton. The series holds Rotten Tomatoes scores of 90% or higher among critics and audiences.

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6. Mindhunter
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 251,084 votes
> Original series run: 2017-2019 (2 seasons, 19 episodes)
> Cast: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

The crime drama series looks at how FBI agents get inside a criminal’s head to solve crimes. The series holds a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of 97% and 95% of audiences liked the series.

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5. Daredevil
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> IMDb user reviews: 386,935 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2018 (3 seasons, 39 episodes)
> Cast: Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

“Daredevil” is based on the Marvel Comic character Matt Murdock, a blind attorney who uses his heightened senses to combat crime on the streets of New York at night. The series enjoys a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of 92%.

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4. BoJack Horseman
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> IMDb user reviews: 133,431 votes
> Original series run: 2014-2020 (6 seasons, 77 episodes)
> Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Voiced by stars Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, “BoJack Horseman” is an animated series about a washed-up humanoid horse that was once a star in sitcoms and is now seeking a comeback in show business. The series holds a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score of 93% and 95% of audiences liked the series.

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3. House of Cards
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> IMDb user reviews: 484,920 votes
> Original series run: 2013-2018 (6 seasons, 73 episodes)
> Cast: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Winner of seven Emmys, “House of Cards,” starring the now-disgraced Kevin Spacey, is a cynical look at how business gets done in the nation’s capital. It has an audience score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it has almost 485,000 Internet Movie Database user reviews, the second-most on this list.

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2. Stranger Things
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> IMDb user reviews: 939,546 votes
> Original series run: 2016-Present (4 seasons, 34 episodes)
> Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

The disappearance of a boy in a small Indiana town leads to paranormal occurrences. “Stranger Things,” starring Winona Ryder (“Beetlejuice,” “Black Swan”), enjoys a 93% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating and a 91% audience score. The series has more than 939,000 Internet Movie Database user reviews, the most of any series on this list.

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1. Narcos
> IMDb user rating: 8.8/10
> IMDb user reviews: 389,837 votes
> Original series run: 2015-2017 (3 seasons, 30 episodes)
> Cast: Pedro Pascal, Lizbeth Eden, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

“Narcos” traces the rise of the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Colombian drug cartels, their ability to corrupt society’s institutions, and the inability of law enforcement to stop them. The series holds a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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