There is no stopping streaming giant Netflix. The American entertainment company has over 93 million subscribers worldwide, 49 million of whom are from the United States. Back in 2016, Netflix reportedly earned a total revenue of $8.83 billion. This marked yet another great year for Netflix, which continuously delivers quality entertainment. And by great entertainment, we mean the leading subscription service offers more than what the viewers ask for. There has always been a wide variety of shows for everyone. But while the likes of How to Get Away with Murder and Breaking Bad are great, nothing beats the Netflix original series.
So now Explore Talent is listing down the best Netflix original series that are currently available for streaming on the site. Find out which shows made it to the list below.
Netflix Original Series That You Need to Start Binging On
1. Stranger Things
Face it, much of the appeal of Stranger Things stems from its talented young cast. It also helps that the show pays homage to early 1980s works by Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Carpenter. The Duffer Brothers really worked the elements together to create one of the most buzzed-about programs of 2016. A teaser trailer for the second season was recently released during this year’s Super Bowl, announcing that Eleven and her gang of her misfits are poised for a triumphant return this coming October 31.
2. Orange Is the New Black
Netflix executives confirmed that Orange Is the New Black is its most popular show. Even with the premiere of the fourth season being months away, OITNB has already been renewed for seven seasons. The show explores life inside an all-women prison facility as well as the lives of the prisoners before they were locked up. With a mixture of comedy, drama, and a bit of action, OITNB is sure to charm its way into the viewers’ hearts until the very last episode.
3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ellie Kemper is insanely lovable as the title character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. This Netflix original series was originally commissioned by NBC until it was sold to Netflix. It revolves around a woman who moves to New York after being rescued from a cult. She is determined to start a new life despite not exactly knowing how. Luckily, Kimmy makes friends with a flamboyant gay roommate (played by Titus Burgess) who helps her navigate around the big city.
The Wachowskis are known for mind-boggling works such as the pop culture favorite The Matrix. The direction they went with the Netflix original series Sense8 was equally as bold. It involves a group of people from around the world who are linked mentally. The show not only touches the sci-fi and action genre, but it also handles its dramatic scenes very well.
Marvel hit a home run when they made their deal with Netflix. The first offering, Marvel’s Daredevil, was such a hit that it was immediately renewed for a second season following the show’s premiere. Daredevil also paved the way for other great Netflix original series such as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.