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Old 01-09-2020, 08:35 AM
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Best Netflix Original shows.


Recommend me some Netflix original shows.

Is there anything on Netflix that's as good as something on HBO or FX?
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:38 AM
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Anne with an E
The Crown

Both superb shows, well written with great actors. As good as anything you see in any other network.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:23 AM
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Well, jeez, this is purely speculation as far as "better than HBO or FX" so YMMV:

-Stranger Things
-Dead To Me
-OITNB
-Ozark
-After Life
-Dark
-BoJack Horseman
-Mindhunter
-Russian Doll
-GLOW
-Sense8
-Altered Carbon
-Grace & Frankie
-The OA


There are many more that I have not seen but are highly rated.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:02 AM
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Bloodline
The Haunting of Hill House
Ozark
Master of None
The Umbrella Academy
The Crown
Anne With An E
After Life
Atypical
Derek
Glow
Virgin River
Longmire
Living With Myself
Dracula
In the Dark
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:09 AM
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As good as FX?. Sure. A few things. A season of Stranger Things. A season of 13 Reasons why. Three seasons of Orange is the New Black. The OA (not seen second, so probably just first).

As good as HBO? Maybe some of their best is as good as some of HBO's worst. Glow. Mindhunter.
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:29 AM
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Some things on Netflix that I've enjoyed:

Santa Clarita Diet: gory zombie comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Tim Olyphant.

Umbrella Academy: original superhero series.

Wormwood: docudrama about the MKUltra program. Sometimes difficult to discern the documentary parts from the dramatized parts, but it was still pretty good.

Mindhunter: crime drama about the FBI behavioral science unit's interviews with serial killers.

Ozark: crime drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Tina Fey-produced comedy. Outstanding if you like Tina Fey's sense of humor.

Master of None: series by comedian Aziz Ansari. Each episode tackles a different topic. The episodes are loosely related and there are recurring characters, but they are not necessarily part of an overarching story.

GLOW: fictionalized portrayal of the 80s all-female wrestling show.

F is for Family: animated sitcom created by and starring Bill Burr. If you like Bill Burr, you'll like this.

The Toys That Made Us: really fun look back at popular old toys, mostly from the 70s and 80s.

The Movies That Made Us: the same thing, but with movies. Again, heavy emphasis on the 80s.

Happy!: I don't think this originated with Netflix, but I really enjoyed it. Dark cop/crime show with a fairly bizarre fantasy element. Very dark, black humor.

Nailed It!: baking competition where amateur bakers (who generally aren't very good at it) attempt to recreate a professionally made and decorated themed cake within a short time period (a few hours). This is an extremely lightweight, fairly stupid show that's remarkably hilarious.

The Marvel stuff was hit or miss. Daredevil was probably the best of them, followed by Jessica Jones, then The Punisher. Luke Cage was so-so, and you can entirely skip out on Iron Fist. The Defenders was marginally worth watching; you don't necessarily need to have watched the rest of them before this.

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:37 AM
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Bojack Horseman is as good as the HBO prestige shows. I also really enjoyed Ozark, Stranger Things, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but they're not as good as the premier TV shows.

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Old 01-09-2020, 10:42 AM
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Great to Very Good
Stranger Things
Russian Doll
GLOW
Troll Hunters (animated but really well done)
The Dark Crystal
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Daybreak (Matthew Broderick does TV)
The Kominsky Method
The Haunting of Hill House
Russian Doll
Lucifer Now
Comedians in Cars drinking coffee Seinfeld, some are great, some are duds: now a Netflix show
1st season of The Crown
1st season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Crazy Heads (only 6 episodes but excellent)

Pretty Good:
Sex Education
Disenchanted (From Matt Groenig)
The Order
Glitch (co-production with Australia)
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:03 AM
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Other people have pretty much covered mine. But I enjoyed


Messiah
GLOW
Bojack Horseman
Ozark
Haunting of Hill House
Russian Doll
santa clarita diet (It sucks they ended this at season 3 and on a cliffhanger no less)
peaky blinders
punisher
Travelers (started out good, got worse as time went on though)
Narcos
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:12 AM
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Oh, what seasons of Black Mirror are Netflix originals? Some of those are quite great too.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:16 AM
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Umbrella Academy: original superhero series.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding your meaning but The Umbrella Academy is based on a comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:23 AM
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I enjoyed GLOW as well. Love the chemistry between the leads. I was expecting a bimbo show and got a show with rich character development.
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Oh, what seasons of Black Mirror are Netflix originals? Some of those are quite great too.
Third season onwards. It was Channel 4 Uk originally.
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Old 01-09-2020, 01:03 PM
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I forgot, the new Lost in Space, 1st season watchable with potential, 2nd season was good.
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:50 PM
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No love for "The Kominsky Method?" Love it!
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Old 01-09-2020, 05:56 PM
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If you’re ok with subtitles, there are some strong foreign shows on Netflix, for example “Babylon Berlin”
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The first couple of seasons of Orange Is the New Black were pretty good.
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I really liked the German sci-fi show Dark

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I really liked the German sci-fi show Dark
This was really good!

I don't think Happy Valley is officially a Netflix original but it's probably one of the best UK police procedural type shows out there (if you like that kind of thing which I'm pretty much addicted to.)
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No one else here liked Lilyhammer?

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Happy!: I don't think this originated with Netflix
Originally on SyFy. Sadly, there will be no Season 3.
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Not mentioned so far: "Love", "American Vandal" and "Big Mouth"
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American Vandal Season 1 is great--Season 2 not so much. Big Mouth is great for the first two seasons, seems to loose direction in the third.
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Some good foreign language shows: Occupied from Norway and Money Heist from Spain.
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I'd also add "How to Sell Drugs Online Fast," which, AFAICT, no-one else has mentioned so far.
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