The Best Netflix Original Series TV Programs
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 4,687 votes 1,731 voters 84,083 views 18 items f p @
53 of 22

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 Marco Polo 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.

  • 9 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 709
    - 189

    the people's #1
    Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    ) open buy at  
  2. 2
    + 633
    - 111

    most listed but ranked low on reranks
    Drama

    ) open buy at  
  3. 3
    + 247
    - 34

    added by LanaYoshii
    Drama

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 227
    - 59
    ) open buy at  
  5. 5
    + 259
    - 95

    Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural

    ) open buy at  
  6. 6
    + 171
    - 109
    ) open buy at  
  7. 7
    + 222
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks & added by brettrybski
    Bloodline Drama

    buy at  
  8. 8
    + 207
    - 149

    Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama

    ) open buy at  
  9. 9
    + 95
    - 26

    added by RichardBeecher
    Sitcom

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 156
    - 100

    Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama

    ) open buy at  
  11. 11
    + 40
    - 9
    ) open
  12. 12
    + 78
    - 60

    Comedy, Animation

    ) open buy at  
  13. 13
    + 17
    - 79

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Comedy

    ) open buy at  
  14. 14
    + 10
    - 11

    Action, Horror, Drama

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 18
    - 12

    new! & added by carlybobarly
    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

  16. 16
    + 13
    - 19

    added by spenceru73
    Scrotal Recall

    buy at  
  17. 17
    + 3
    - 6

    added by ChantelleSilveira
    Knights of Sidonia

    buy at  
  18. 18
    + 18
    - 30

    All Hail King Julien

    buy at  
19 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >