The end of the year, and the decade are gone. What better way to say goodbye to the last 10 years than remembering the hours spent binge-watching your favorite series? Over the years, Netflix hasn’t let us down. From Orange Is The New Black to Stranger Things, Netflix has always been providing quality entertainment. Check out 10 of the best original series below.
10. Russian Doll
Russian Doll follows Nadia, played by Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black, American Pie), on her birthday. Nadia seems to be stuck in some sort of loop. She accidentally dies repeatedly and continues reappearing again on her birthday, repeating the day over and over again. The show reminds us of a nightmare we never knew we had, and it’s already confirmed for season 2.
9. Big Mouth
Big Mouth is an adult animated series based on both Nick Kroll’s (Kroll Show, Parks And Recreation) and Andrew Goldberg’s (Family Guy) childhood in suburban New York. The series reminds the viewer of the emotional pains of their teenage years, as it follows the two main characters and their friends through puberty and all the challenges that period of our lives brings.
You is a thriller based on the Caroline Kepnes novel of the same name. It follows serial killer Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager who falls insanely in love with a customer, Guinevere Beck, in the first season. Goldberg shows that there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for love, which has both shocked and disgusted most who have dared to watch. While Joe just terrorized his way through Los Angeles in season 2, Netflix just confirmed season 3 will be arriving soon.
7. BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) is a washed-up actor in Hollywood who’s decided to write a tell-all memoir to attempt to get back into the spotlight. The series shows a unique spin on the sad, daily life of a struggling artist that hasn’t been portrayed before on your television screens.
6. The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy is a superhero series based on the comics by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way of the same name. It shows a family of grown, adopted siblings who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death. It gives the viewer a more detailed superhero experience that most movies don’t have the time to offer, and we’re about to get even more as season 2 wrapped filming in November.
Ozark is a crime drama starring Jason Bateman. Bateman’s character moves his family from Chicago and relocates to the Ozarks where he is then forced to launder money for his boss. With a Breaking Bad feel, minus the meth-making game, the series already feels like a classic, with the third season coming in March.
4. Raising Dion
Raising Dion is a superhero fiction series that follows young Dion as he discovers his superpowers and attempts to learn how to control them in his daily life, but not without a villain diving in. Similar to The Umbrella Academy, Raising Dion gives its audience a unique day-to-day insight on the life of a superhero as Dion tries to understand his newfound powers.
3. The Haunting Of Hill House
The Haunting Of Hill House is a horror series that follows five siblings, portraying the terror and scars they developed as children in a house they once lived in. Horror movies that include the supernatural are brutal enough to get through, but eight hours’ worth of material is a whole new level of fear that we didn’t know we needed. Season 2, The Haunting Of Bly Manor, has already been confirmed with several familiar faces from season 1 returning.
2. Orange Is The New Black
Orange Is The New Black came to an end in 2019, but it will forever be one of the greatest and most important Netflix shows of all time—and not just because it was one of the first. The series humanized inmates while shining a light on gender, race and sexuality equality.
1. Stranger Things
Stranger Things stole our hearts in 2016 with the suspenseful horror of the unknown in the Upside Down and the awesomeness that is Eleven. It began with Will Byers’ disappearance and has morphed into a battle against supernatural forces. Set in the ’80s in Hawkins, Indiana, the series chronicles a core group of friends’ journey to save their town (and the world). The sci-fi horror series will be returning for a season 4 with theories pointing to later this year.
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