After years of resisting, I’ve finally broken down and subscribed to Netflix. This leaves me with a lot of original programming to catch up on. Where should I start? What are your favorite Netflix original series?
Yes, I realize that I’m very late to the game with this. Everybody and their grandmother has been watching Netflix for years. I held out mostly because I didn’t want to add another subscription to my list of monthly bills, and I felt like I already had more than enough TV shows to follow on regular cable. However, Mrs. Z asked for Netflix for Christmas this past year – specifically so that she’ll be able to watch the upcoming revival of ‘Gilmore Girls’. So I set her up with a Roku and now we have a huge selection of original series to sort through.
Mrs. Z has done most of the binge-watching so far, though I’ve sat with her through quite a lot. In just a couple of weeks, she’s already torn through all of ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Master of None’, ‘Grace and Frankie’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’, as well as big chunks of ‘House of Cards’, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Bloodline’.
As soon as I have time to dedicate to it, I plan to dive into ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’.
The following list should contain all of Netflix’s original series (with the exception of children’s shows, which I have no interest in), plus foreign programming that Netflix has exclusive distribution to in the United States (like ‘The Fall’ or ‘Peaky Blinders’). I’ve excluded one-off movies and specials.
What do you watch and enjoy?