Wednesday 21 February 2018

The 8 best TV shows on Netflix right now

Community, Netflix
Community, Netflix

Oscar Moloney

If you are stuck inside this weekend and looking for something to do then why not watch one of these amazing shows on Neflix?

Breaking Bad

If, somehow, you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad then you are in for a treat. Breaking Bad is an American based crime drama that follows Walter White (Bryan Cranston) as he builds a drug empire.

Breaking Bad has been universally praised by critics and fans alike for its symbolism and scientific accuracy, not to mention its astounding plot!

While many may have seen this show before, the quality of the show has earned it a spot on this list.


This Emmy award-winning action-filled show has been hailed as “James Bond, if James Bond was from New York.”

H. Jon Benjamin voices suave super-spy Sterling Archer in this clever comedy about a group of co-workers working for the "International Secret Intelligence Service" in New York City.

Archer is influenced by early James Bond films, driven by rapid-fire dialogue and interaction-based drama, and is certainly worth the watch.

House of Cards

This American political drama series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power.

House of Cards follows the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina and his quest for power.

Spacey won a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Drama last year, while Wright won one for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama in 2014.


Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, blind lawyer by day, masked vigilante by night, in this Emmy-nominated, award-winning TV show.

Daredevil has been praised by critics for its nail-biting action sequences and its gritty tone, which sets it apart from other properties set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Daredevil is a gripping crime drama and, whether or not you enjoyed movies such as ‘Iron Man’ or ‘Avengers Assemble’, this show is a treat for anyone who takes the time to watch it!

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is the most recent Netflix hit to sweep the world. The ten-part documentary explores the story of Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen, before being exonerated in 2003.

This series has sparked much controversy on the innocence of Avery and is certainly one of the more interesting documentaries on Netflix. The series has been commended for its “sense of total immersion” and an “almost Dickensian account of the tragedy of the Averys.”


While this may be one of the lesser known titles on this list, it is by no means one of the lesser quality shows. The series has developed a bit of a cult following united by the mantra "six seasons and a movie", a line from the second season episode “Paradigms of Human Memory.”

Joel McHale stars as Jeff Winger, hotshot ex-lawyer who is disbarred and suspended from his law firm when they find out he falsified his bachelor’s degree, goes to Greendale Community College to earn a legitimate degree.

Community is a clever comedy that follows a study group in Greendale Community College and whatever hilarious antics they get up to.


This is a crime thriller that tells the story of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) who becomes a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine.

The show also focuses on Escobar's interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entities and has been nominated for two Golden Globes already after only its first season!

This series is completely based on true events and is great for someone who wants to learn some history while being entertained!

Orange is the New Black

Another well known show, Orange is the New Black, or OITNB, is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir “Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison”(2010) and is a comedy-drama series.

OITNB has received critical acclaim, particularly praised for humanizing prisoners and for its depiction of race, sexuality, gender and body types.

The series has won several Emmy awards for its level of quality and has received six Golden Globe nominations, again for the level of quality of this great TV show.

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