What’s your favorite Netflix Original?
By - javboy7
I have finished season 1 and I was thoroughly impressed. I especially like the intelligent writing of the characters. There's none of that typical tv show crap about 'having these characters lie to one another or hide this-and-that from each other just to create drama, even though it'd be incredibly forced if people actually behaved that way' that so many shows indulge in. That was so refreshing!
Like I always do with shows, I'm gonna wait a while before starting season 2. Make it last. And watch some other shows in the meantime. But I'll definitly return to this one.
The story of Michael Bluth's first family.
Narcos Season 1
Love Death + Robots.
Season two didn't hit the same for me.
Season 1 wrapped each episode up really well. Every episode in season 2 left me with all of the questions and none of the answers. It was still good, but incredibly frustrating
Copy and paste that to every answer here, it would certainly apply unfortunately.
RIP Altered Carbon.
You had so much potential. :(
I think that season 1 had the same distribution of quality as season 2, I just think it's more noticeable because season 2 only had 8 episodes.
After slowly watching season 1, I smashed through season 2, it wasn't bad just needed a few more episodes..... like 50 more
When season one released Netflix shuffled the play order for everyone and put the data into some algorithm that landed on eight as the optimum bingeable series
Omg yes!!! I never know what to expect from each episode (except amazing art always)
Castlevania and Stranger Things
Castlevania was awesome right to the end.
Castlevania gets so sooo very overlooked since it's not only a Netflix original cartoon, it's a *video game adaptation* into an anime. And it's not even a true anime since an American studio developed it.
I haven't even played the video games and the cartoon is some of the best storytelling and character development out there. Each season just gets better than the last and it ended where they wanted it too.
And the animation. Oh god that animation is 💦💦💦💦💦
It's not even Japanese. These guys really out-did their anime counterparts.
God, that was so good. Beautifully shot, excellently written, both in dialogue and plot.
Came here to say mindhunter. So damn good!
So sad they canceled it :c
Technically they haven't canceled it. They just released the contracts for all the actors and put it on hold "indefinitely". So fingers crossed everyone wants to make more
That's reassuring. There's so many more serial killers they need to meet!
The Haunting of Hill House
The Queen’s Gambit
This should be higher up. Great story, solid performances, good casting, great use of lighting/set/costumes/music. Just a high quality production all around.
Loved it to the core. Last episode made me cry when Beth went to the basement. This show is so sharp and smart in its own way. Beth's confidence is alluring.
I've watched it 4 times now. Can't wait till Christmas, I fell like a little kid waiting for Santa to arrive
Dark, Stranger Things, OA
Came here to see if someone would mention Dark!
Stranger Things, Castlevania and Santa Clarita Diet
We loved Santa Clarita Diet, too!
I really enjoyed Santa Clarita diet. So bummed it was cancelled. Stranger things is fantastic !
Castlevania is a fantastic one. Changes what you should expect from a video game adaptation, and gorgeous artwork all around.
I'm close to finishing Season 4 and it's been a blast.
I also like To All the Boys I've Loved Before. That was a good movie that I really shouldn't like as much as I do.
Actual Netflix original: either Bojack or Master of None
TV show that Netflix bought the rights to and rebranded as a Netflix original despite having aired elsewhere: Lovesick
In terms of purchased and rebranded shows, Dirk Gentley was my personal favorite.
I've watched Midnight Gospel at least 10 times lol it's great
Mindhunter aka Mindfucker
The Last Kingdom
Bojack Horseman is a great show that makes you feel depressed and happy at the same time. Not many shows can do that.
the ending is super unsatisfying too, it was cancelled before they could reach a proper conclusion.
The Dragon Prince was also really cool.
The very first season of Jessica Jones on par with Bojack Horseman
David Tennant was fucking terrifying in his role.
Not that I disliked the rest of the show, but he absolutely carried that on his back.
Yes, when you realise he has hit the god like not caring about anyone's life. Creapy dude
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Love that show. Everyone on it was perfect. Titus was probably the funniest character on TV.
Gonna get a real belt!
AND BURN OFF MY SKIN TAAAAGS
Held off for the longest time. How funny could it be? Turns out, really fucking funny. Deserves the hype.
I don’t understand how shows with half their budget and audience can pump out 15-20 episodes in under a year but it takes 2 or more to glue together 7 of Stranger Things.
No hate, I LOVE the show, but this 2+ years between seasons is ridiculous. At this rate the cast will graduate college before their characters graduate high school.
Aggretsuko, hands down. Close second is Kakegurui.
Trust me, this one *is* worth the hype you briefly see flare up every now and then about it on Reddit. Someone on here recommended it to me, and although I usually disregard these recommendations, for some reason I gave this one a chance. And I'm soooo glad I did. This is without a doubt one of the most intense, most impactful, most beautiful, heartbreaking, suspenseful, emotional, and simply creative shows I've ever seen.
It truly holds a special place in my heart unlike any other show (except for Twin Peaks, with which it shares some atmospherical elements). I especially love how seriously it takes its viewers. It's not going to spell things out for you; you have to piece the puzzle together yourself. And it requires attentive viewing; it's not a thing you put on in the background while doing other things. You want to immerse yourself in it and pay attention to every little detail. In the end, it's rewarded.
They should hire you for PR. Nice review! I never heard of it and now I'm going to watch it.
Be sure to set it to its original German with subtitles. (Yes, now I may have turned you off of it, but believe me, it's worth it. The dub is not good, and besides the acting is at a very high standard, and you'll want to hear the original actors.) I hope you'll enjoy it.
Sub is typically always better. The only time it's not is if the dub voice actors actually can act and emulate what the original audio is intending. Otherwise it's no better than a bunch of bored highschoolers tasked to read a paragraph of a book out loud.
Dark was *absolutely* incredible.
I still catch myself thinking about it randomely from time to time. Only other show to do that to me is, again, Twin Peaks. That haunting ending of the 2017 revival... just gives me chills again, thinking of it. DARK is the same, though it's not open-ended. It still captures my imagination, long after I finished it.
It also has some of the best casting ever. It's always nice when people that are supposed to be related actually look like each other in a show or movie.
Ill check it out
Santa Clarita Diet. I thought it was hilarious and I was so upset when it was cancelled
The show was truly incredible! Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant had incredible chemistry. The show was a lot of fun.
I am so upset that Netflix canceled it. Especially on the cliffhanger they left on it’s last episode.
IT GOT CANCELED? Man…. Thanks a lot, Netflix. That show was so great
They cancel everything. They don't care if the storyline ends in a cliffhanger because they don't care if you *keep* watching, only that you *started* watching.
AFAIK, Stranger Things is the only big live action series of theirs that's gotten to a 4th season
Grace and Frankie
I'll never forgive Netflix for canceling it.
God I’m furious about this one. It was such a magical show
I absolutely loved the first season, I tried to watch the second season but just couldn't, the universe expansion was too much for me.
I love the first season. Second season, not so much.
I've read the book and it's always not as good but it was close.
I don't know if there was a second book they based the second season on but it was ok, just not as explosive as season 1
Anthony Mackie was… himself. I like the ideas of recasting the actor but the entire thing is that they’re the same person. Mackie made no attempt to do that.
I want so much more of that story. God I loved that show.
I started watching it because Ben Barnes is in it, but I actually enjoyed it.
The first episode is done so well to set you up for how the series will go. A one off story to show how far the punisher will go
On my block
Yes! Such a great show!
Love the scene where Lito starts trying to define 'who am I'
Yup. Expensive but worth every moment.
Its between stranger things, lost in space, and umbrella academy :\^
I can't believe it took me this long to find umbrella academy
Daredevil is the only one I've rewatched multiple times. Season 1 of Altered Carbon was top notch too. I like Anthony Mackie ... But something about season two lost me.
On My Block
Grace and Frankie
The Dragon Prince, Dark, BoJac
Master of none
Before season three, right?
There is no such thing as a season 3 I’m sorry.
There was a season 3?
Godless is probably one of the best modern westerns I’ve seen in a long time
Umbrella academy for an awesome different take on super hero’s.
Disenchantment for my go to when passing out. (Created by Matt gruening)
Sweet tooth for watching with family 0 scenes where u awkwardly look a the floor
She-ra and the Princesses of Power
I scrolled way to far to find this.
Yes love that show!!
It's so awesome cant wait for season 4!
I just finished the final episode. I miss it already.
Only about half were made as NO but the rest were bought. And the answer is black mirror if they counts. Bandersnatch is amazing
Recently, it’s been The Naked Director
The Seven Deadly Sins. What a fantastic anime! Full of romance and action and many scenes of Ban being hilarious.
It’s good but the studio change I think after season 2 just made the animation quality so much worse than what was done in season 1&2
Kingdom. It's a Korean period piece political drama with zombies and one of the best things I've ever seen.
It's definitely not for everyone but I loved Russian Doll
OMG YES!! I heard there will be a second season?
Easily Daredevil omg it's such a great show
Atypical and One Day at a Time. I was heartbroken when they canceled ODAAT.
How to sell drugs online fast.
Hell yes. Everyone in this thread is all about Dark, but German dramedy usually sucks and I had no idea our boring ol' actors had that in them. It was so refreshing to watch. I knew they struck gold when my boomer mom who never streamed a thing in her life asked me for my Netflix to watch it.
Idk if you knew, but it was based on a true story. A teen who sold drugs on Germany. He’s getting his own documentary on August. https://www.distractify.com/p/shiny-flakes-trailer-how-to-sell-drugs-online-fast
Daredevil, bojack horseman, and love death robots (can’t decide)
Hyper drive and Carmen SanDiego
Never have I ever. It’s a lighthearted coming of age series by Mindy Kaling. It’s very funny!! Season 2 drops tomorrow I think.
Netflix actually has surprisingly high quality original animated series. Beastars, Aggretsuko, Kipo, Hilda, BNA, Great Pretender, etc etc. I can go on with more but those are some of my favorites!
Animated its BoJack Horseman, live action its The Witcher. And if you want to talk about anime that was not made for netflix they just have the exclusive western distribution rights for, Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan.
I'm enjoying. Atypical
The Umbrella Academy 🔥
Who'd have thought that a show based on a video game (specifically Castlevania: Dracula's Curse and Curse of Darkness) would be good, much less that good?
People seem to think highly of both Carmen Sandiego adaptations, especially the newer one. I know I do.
DARK is the best series and I will fight all of you for it lol.
You, pretty solid if you ask me.
It makes me feel weird watching that show. Like, please, just be a normal guy! Still love it.
Dark, is the only correct answer here.
Dont fuck with Cats, i still hate one point of it tho.”Omg guys lets bully a guy to death and then pretend nothing happened”
Cats was in theaters, it's not a Netflix original
Dark. If you don't say Dark, you're wrong.
Daredevil S1 and S3
Jessica Jones S1
Haven't seen it on this thread, but A Series of Unfortunate Events was *phenomenal*
Abstract. Even the episodes I didn’t think I would have any interest in gripped me. And it’s so beautifully produced!
I loved The Good Cop. Sad they ended it with a cliffhanger.
Okay may seem silly but the “Cheer” docuseries is INCREDIBLE. I cried multiple times watching it, and it is just well put together, idk. Really shook me
La casa de papel/ Money Heist
Marco Polo was really good IMO. I was pissed when they canceled it.
Stranger Things, and Bo Burnham’s Inside
Dead army, and for only one character, helicopter lady, she makes the movie so much better in my opinion
I think you should leave
Their docudramas, the one about the Ottoman Empire is my favorite.
“When they mailed you DVDs”
Somos was great, narcos mexico too
The Valhalla Murders and The Frozen Dead. Netflix cancelled both after the first season.
Tales of arcadia
For a tv show Stranger Things. For a movie Love Guaranteed.
Witcher, but I'm biased to that with Witcher 3 being the first RPG to finally hook me in, and easily my most replayed game.
Beyond that Peaky Blinders. I was among those that didn't bite immediately, but gave it another shot earlier this year, and have since watched it through twice. It's worth watching entirely solely for the moments with Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons. There are many amazing performances in the show, but Tom Hardy puts out an absolute master class as Alfie. The "Honorable Man" speech will forever be television/TV show format highlight, and even at the shows weakest points Tom Hardy manages to make his moments shine.
Finally "I Think You Should Leave" is hilarious.
Teen Age Bounty Hunters
Dead to Me
The Umbrella Academy & The Witcher
Kim coates. (Tig from sons of anarchy) nails that roll
**Move to Heaven**, very emotional and can make you cry buckets and makes you think about life in general.
Mind hunter was great
Devilman Crybaby hits you in the feels like a laser from a hermaphrodite angel and makes you lose whatever shred of faith you have left in humanity as a species. Woth likeable characters, gorey action, and a solid message to the audience without sugarcoating anything, it's a..... I would like to say fun, but entertaining is more accurate considering the things that go down.
War for Cybertron.
Away. It was the perfect quarantine watch. It’s a crime for Netflix to not renew for another season and decided to create another space movie (Stowaway) with the same concept but with much less impact.
The Queen's Gambit. I feel like everyone thought they could become a legendary chess player afterwards, and just stopped after looking at the rules of the game for 10 minutes trying to figure it out.
I actually learned how to play and enjoy it recreationally.
7DS Since It's like the only one i've watched lol, thats about to change when sonic prime comes out, or when i decide to watch stranger things lol