Since the company introduced the option of streaming movies and television shows from the comfort of your own home Netflix has become one of the most popular subscription based services to have. For approximately $10.00 per month members get access to thousands of television shows and movies from every genre imaginable. The introduction of Netflix originals further increased to popularity, and overall value, of the service making it the only option for watching some of the most talked about series currently being produced. Keeping track of available options to watch on Netflix is difficult so we are helping you out by providing you with a list of the top five much watch shows currently available on Netflix.
A biographical drama that is different from several others in the sense that the main protagonist (Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom) is alive The Crown manages to capture the drama and intrigue that make a good television show addictive. Influenced by the 2013 stage play The Audience and the 2006 film The Queen, the first season of the series starts out with Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip, duke of Edinburgh. The Crown currently has a 90% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.8 out of 10 rating on IMDB.
Orange is the New Black
Currently the most watched original series on Netflix, Orange is the New Black revolves around a 30 something woman named Piper Chapman who is sentenced to a 15-month period in a women’s federal prison ten years after helping a former drug smuggler girlfriend. Based on the memoir of the real life Piper the series focuses on Piper learning how to survive in prison, the ways her sentence disrupted the relationships she cultivated with people who knew her as a quiet citizen, and the lives of the other inmates. Issues such as corruption, brutality, and lack of funds impact the prisoners and their families. Rotten Tomatoes rated the first season 93% approval, the second season 98% approval, the third season 96% approval, and the fourth season received a 97% approval rating. The series overall has received a 8.3 out of 10 rating on IMDB.
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The success of several movies taking place in the Marvel Universe led to a renewed interest in making television shows featuring Marvel characters. After Netflix successful adapted other Marvel properties, the studio decided to Produce Marvel’s Luke Cage in association with ABC. After an experiment gives ex-convict Carl Lucas super strength and unbreakable skin he decides to fight crime in Harlem using the name Luke Cage. Originally introduced in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the character evolves in his own show becoming a man who must confront his own troubled past while trying to use his newfound gifts to do good in an area without the protection it deserves. The television show currently has a 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.7 out of 10 rating on IMDB.
Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things features a group of friends working together to discover what happened after one of their number goes missing after a night of gaming. Working with their town’s police chief, their friends older brother and their friends mother they struggle to get to the bottom of things while simultaneously dealing with the sudden appearance of a mysterious girl. The show combines science fiction and horror while perfectly recreating the 1980s. Currently the television show has a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.0 out of 10 rating on IMDB.
A very unique science fiction television show that stars award winning actor Eric McCormack, Travelers revolves around the lives of special operatives who are sent back in time to prevent a dystopian future. The operatives who are called “travelers” take over the body of a host through a consciousness transfer that occur before what would have been that person’s recorded time of death. Throughout the show the operatives must work to avoid the future they were sent to avoid while simultaneously dealing with unanticipated changes to the future that their actions sometimes cause. The series has a 91% approval ration on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.0 out of 10 rating on IMDB.