The Best Netflix Original Series TV Programs

The Best Netflix Original Series

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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.

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright

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    Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling

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    Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

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    Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

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    Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

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    Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


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    Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Kandyse McClure

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    Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

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    Steven Van Zandt, Sven Nordin

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Paul Rudd

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    Brooklyn Decker, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen

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    Liam Neeson, David Tennant, Samuel Witwer

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    Haley Reinhart, Bill Burr, Laura Dern

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    Ellen Page, Brian Austin Green, Mike Smith

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    Chef's Table is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Dave Allen

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    Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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    Sarah Lancashire, James Norton

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    Ricky Gervais

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    The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show

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    Mark Hamill, America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel

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    All Hail King Julien is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


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    VeggieTales in the House is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


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    Knights of Sidonia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series


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    Splatter is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Netflix Original Series

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