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The Best Netflix Original Series

List Criteria: 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.

The Best Netflix Original Series TV Programs
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    Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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    Drama

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    Sitcom

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    Sitcom, Comedy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bloodline Drama

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    Jessica Jones

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    Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Drama, Crime Fiction

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    Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama

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    Master of None

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    Comedy, Animation

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    Sense8

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

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    Making a Murderer

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    Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama

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    Western, Police procedural, Drama

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    Comedy

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    Computer Animation, Animation, Children's television series

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    Television comedy, Mockumentary, Comedy-drama

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    F Is for Family

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    The Adventures of Puss in Boots

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    Chef's Table

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    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show

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    Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film

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    All Hail King Julien

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    Between

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    Dinotrux

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    Sitcom, Teen situation comedy

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    Project MC2

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    The Ropes

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    Comedy

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    VeggieTales in the House

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    Knights of Sidonia

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    Splatter

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    Bubblebutt City Season 1

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    Silicon Valleys

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    Mozarts Jungle

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