Best of Netflix: 10 of the must-watch shows including House of Cards and Making a Murderer

With so many series and movies available on Netflix, it can be hard to know what you should watch first. Here are 10 of the best…

Whether it’s a thrilling drama, hilarious comedy or thought-provoking documentary, Netflix is packed to the brim with amazing TV series and movies.

But with so much choice, it can be tricky deciding which ones you should watch. Here are 10 shows that you should be catching on Netflix…

1. House of Cards

House of Cards

Now in its fourth season, it is no understatement to say that House of Cards has become a global phenomenon. Kevin Spacey stars as Frank Underwood, a Democrat desperate to become President of the United States, and Robin Wright is his wife Claire – a woman with as much need for power and ruthlessness as her husband.

The show has won numerous Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, and if you haven’t seen the show yet, you really should.

2. Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Evocative and provocative, Orange is the New Black continues to be one of Netflix’s most talked-about shows. Hilarious and moving, the drama is based on the memoir of Piper Kerman and is about life for the women of Lichfield prison.

Starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Laverne Cox as Sophia and Uzo Abuda as Crazy Eyes, the show is currently streaming its fourth season. The show comedy drama has already been commissioned for series five, six and seven, so make sure to catch up right from the beginning now!

3. Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer

Steven Avery – a man who served 18 years in prison before being exonerated in 2003 – made headlines across the world when his story was brought to light by directing team Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos in this 10-part series.

With so many twists, turns and shocking information coming to light in this documentary, it makes for truly addictive binge-watching.

4. Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul

The hype surrounding Better Call Saul was perhaps the biggest for any TV prequel. Having to follow in the steps of Breaking Bad as it did, expectations were sky high.

Luckily, this fantastic prequel starring Bob Odenkirk as dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman more than delivered. Now in its second season, all 20 episodes are available to watch on Netflix.

5. Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Described as “not your average hero”, heavy drinking private investigator Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is at the centre of this Marvel supernatural drama that also stars David Tennant.

“It’s a game of suspense, of tension and of psychological terror that we’ve never seen before in a Marvel story. And yet, she’s got an incredibly wry sense of humor,” says executive producer Jeph Loeb. If that’s not exciting, we don’t know what is!

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6. Master of None

Master of None

Following a winning turn in Parks and Recreation, comedian Aziz Ansari has written, starred in and directed comedy Master of None.

Centred around the life of Dev (Ansari), Master of None is a brutal, funny and very modern look at the life of a 30-year-old who’s struggling to become an actor in New York.

7. Bloodline

Bloodline

This deeply dark thriller is set in Florida and focuses on one family – John, Danny, Meg and Kevin. These four siblings all have secrets and scars that only come to the surface when Danny returns home.

Moody, complex and full of twists and turns, this drama had an almost unanimous positive response when the first season debuted last year.

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Kimmy Schmidt

Co-created by comedy legend Tina Fey and from the creative team behind 30 Rock, this hilarious comedy follows the life of Kimmy Schmidt – a woman who moves to New York after spending the past 15 years in a cult.

Odd, hilarious and a truly original premise and sitcom, lead actor Ellie Kemper is a revelation in this unforgettable comedy.

9. BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

It might be an animated show about a horse, but this is one cartoon strictly for grown-ups. BoJack Horseman is the largely miserable eponymous hero of this comedy. Will Arnett voices the antics of the former star of fictional show Horsin’ Around.

With an all-star voice cast including Aaron Paul and Amy Sedaris, BoJack Horseman definitely isn’t your average animated show. With a real narrative running through all three series, you’ll be amazed how much you come to care about the life of a cartoon horse.

10. Chef’s Table

Chefs Table

This documentary series takes a world-renowned chef and profiles them for an entire episode.

After two seasons and 12 episodes, some of the world’s top chefs have opened up their lives and their kitchens for us to have a snoop inside. From Ben Shewry in Australia to Magnus Nilsson in Sweden, this is an incredible opportunity to see what truly makes a one of a kind chef.

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