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List Rules Only Netflix original programs, including individual seasons of series that initially aired on network TV

For years, Netflix has been the go-to way to watch your favorite shows and movies from the comfort of your own home. Initially a DVD rental company, Netflix quickly evolved to allow subscribers to have instant entertainment, including films, entire series, documentaries, and other programming. Want to watch your favorite TV show or movie? Cancel the drive to the closest Redbox. Instead, just login to your Netflix account and press Play.

In 2013, Netflix launched its first original series, House of Cards, which featured a star-studded cast and opened to rave reviews. Now, the Netflix streaming service offers original programming with innovative new television shows that are competition for even the most prestigious, long-established networks.

What is the best Netflix original series? The shows on this list may never have been made had it not been for Netflix’s ability to take risks. Their completely new shows like Orange Is the New Black and Master of None have been getting rave reviews and drawing in excited audiences from all over the world. Shows like Arrested Development got the chance to have an extra season of episodes that network TV would never be brave enough to air.

The television series on this list are each examples of Netflix’s potential to outdo every cable network in creativity and entertainment. What are your favorite Netflix originals?

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Orange Is the New Black Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Daredevil Drama

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Narcos Drama, Crime Fiction

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Bloodline Drama

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The Killing Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural

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BoJack Horseman Comedy, Animation

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Luke Cage Action, Sci-Fi

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Hemlock Grove Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama

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F Is for Family Animation, Comedy

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
Black Mirror Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

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Longmire (Season 4 & 5) Western, Police procedural, Drama

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Lilyhammer Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama

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Trailer Park Boys (Season 8, 9 & 10) Television comedy, Mockumentary, Comedy-drama

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 6) Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series

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Stranger Things science fiction, supernatural, horror

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The Crown Drama, History

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
Sense8 Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Iron Fist Action-adventure, Martial arts, Mystery fiction

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
The OA Drama

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The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
The Ranch Drama

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The Get Down Drama, Music

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Love Comedy

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Chef's Table Documentary

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Between Drama

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
Fuller House Sitcom

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Travelers Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

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The Adventures of Puss in Boots

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The Seven Deadly Sins Documentary

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DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film

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The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show

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13 Reasons Why is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
13 Reasons Why Teen drama, Mystery

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Chelsea Does

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Easy Comedy

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Some Assembly Required Sitcom, Teen situation comedy

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3% is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
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Degrassi the Next Class is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series
Degrassi the Next Class