Netflix has been around for a while now. According to Alexa traffic ranks it is the twelfth most visited website on the web in the US and the thirty-sixth most visited in the world. Netflix has some decent movies but not many in my opinion. The reason I am subscribed to Netflix is for their series, especially the "Netflix Originals". When I first joined Netflix I wanted to find a series that I would like, a series that I wold watch for a while.
Without a shout of a doubt there are a lot of brilliant series on Netflix. Here is my list of top series on Netflix at the moment that you need to watch. They are not in any particular order.
House of Cards
House of Cards is one of my favorite series I have watched in my life. Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, is the majority whip for the Democrats in congress. Underwood seeks revenge against President Garret Walker for not holding up his side of a promise. A promise that cost Frank his job as secretary of state. House of Cards tells the story of Frank Underwood and his wife Claire as they climb to the top of the chain of power, even if it costs lives. With four seasons already available on Netflix you will be well ready for season five which debuts in May of 2017. House of Cards scores a 9/10 on IMDb and an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Narcos is based on the true story of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escabar. The story is based in Columbia and follows the story of Escabar and his cocaine production and distribution "Company" however the story is told through the eyes of an American DEA agent who is working in Columbia during the time of Escabars ordeal. The series currently has two seasons but has been renewed by Netflix for a further two seasons. Narcos scores an 8.9/10 on IMDb and and 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Kiefar Sutherland stars in Designated Survivor as the U.S Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Tom Kirkman. On the night of the State of the Union address, given by the President of the United States of America, Kirkman is chosen as the designated survivor. The designated survivors role is to be sworn in as the President in the event that all member in the presidential line of succession are killed including the current President and Vice-President. Kirkman is sworn in after a catastrophic terrorist attack blows up half of the congressional building, and everyone inside. Kirkman and an intelligent FBI agent soon learn that something bigger is at play and it may cost him his life. The second part of season one is set to air on NBC in March but the first half is already available on Netflix. Designated Survivor scores a 8/10 on IMDb and and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
White Collar focuses around con artist, Neil Caffrey and FBI agent Peter Burke as they team up in a deal that saves Caffrey from doing prison time. Together they solve white collar crimes. However a grand cover-up in the final three seasons really puts this show in my list of favorite TV shows available. White Collar concluded after six seasons in 2014. White Collar scores an 8.3/10 on IMDb and a whopping 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Expanse is my all time favorite Sci-Fi TV show and is definitely in my top three favorite TV shows of all time. It focuses around five members of the Canterbury an ice freighter ship that transports ice to the dwarf planet of Ceres. Ceres and "The belters" and trapped in the middle of a cold war between Earth and Mars. The five members left of the Canterbury later joined by detective Miller soon find out that someone is trying to start a war between Earth and Mars. With an extremely fascinating lore and background this show truly is amazing. Season one is available on Netflix and season two is coming in April after it finishes airing on SyFy. The Expanse scores an 8.2/10 on IMDb and an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Stranger Things is a great show that takes place in the 1980s. It has a real E.T. vibe to it which instantly sold it to me. The story focuses around a mother, a police chief, three kids and a strange girl with psychokinetic powers who search for Will Byers, a child who went missing. A nearby by research plant secretly performs experiments related to the paranormal and supernatural world. Something isn't right there, and it could have everything to do with the disappearance of Will Byers. Season one is available now on Netflix and season two is coming in late 2017. Stranger Things scores a 9/10 on IMDb and a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's definitely worth checking out.
Those are my top six series on Netflix. Do you agree? Let me know in the comments below. I would like to hear what you think is good on Netflix or any channel or website for that matter. I am always looking for a good TV show.