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May 2021 is going to be a great month for new shows and movies for Netflix. After seeing Shadow and Bone hit the streaming service at the end of April, we’re going to get new seasons of Lucifer, The Kominsky Method, Master of None, and more.

We’ll also see new shows, including Jupiter’s Legacy, a new superhero series. Overall, that list of good Netflix shows of 2021 is a little slimmer than in past years, and that’s because the pandemic interrupted production for most of 2020. Don’t worry, though! There are a bunch of new Netflix shows on the way later this year!

That’s caused all those good Netflix shows to be delayed until later in 2021 and 2022. Don’t worry too much, though. There are tons of TV shows to watch on Netflix right now.

To help Netflix subscribers find something to watch, we shared a list of the 50 best Netflix shows to watch.

We will update the list weekly as new Netflix shows are released on the streaming service. Let’s get the list started with Shadow and Bone!  

*Updated May 2, 2021* 

Best Netflix shows: Shadow and Bone

Seasons: 1 

Created by Eric Heisser

Starring Jessie Mei Li, Archie Renaux, Freddy Carter, Amita Suman, Kit Young, Ben Barnes, Sujaya Dasgupta, Zoë Wanamaker, Danielle Galligan, Daisy Head, Calahan Skogman, and Gabrielle Brooks 

Shadow and Bone is now streaming on Netflix! The new Netflix original fantasy series was added to the streaming service on April 23, and it’s well on its way to becoming one of the best Netflix shows of all time.

The series is based on Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse books, starting with Shadow and Bone, the Shadow and Bone trilogy. There are seven Grishaverse books in the series so far.

Shadow and Bone follows Alina Starkov, played by Jesse Mei Li, a mapmaker in the Ravkan army. When it’s discovered that she has special powers that could destroy the Shadow Fold, she becomes her country’s hope to move forward from its dark past.

Netflix has not officially renewed Shadow and Bone for season 2 yet. That’s not cause for concern among fans. It’s been reported that Netflix is already eyeing a second season.

With how popular this show is, it’s only a matter of time until Netflix renews the series for season 2. We’ll let you know more about Shadow and Bone season 2 when we find out! Stay tuned for the release date.

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Best Netflix shows: The Irregulars

Seasons: 1 

Created by Tom Bidwell

Starring McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, and Darci Shaw

The Irregulars is one of the best Netflix shows of the year so far! The new series is a spin on Sherlock Holmes like you’ve never seen before.

The Netflix original series premiered on Netflix on March 26, and it was an instant hit for the streaming service. It quickly jumped to No. 1 on the Netflix Top 10 list.

The Irregulars tells the story of the Baker Street Irregulars, a group of street kids who are forced to start solving supernatural crimes for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In their investigations, they realize that they need to save everyone in London from a supernatural threat.

It’s also been reported that Netflix has renewed The Irregulars for season 2. Netflix has not officially announced the news, but there’s a good chance that it’s true. This show is really good, and we need to see the new season.

The Irregulars season 2 will likely be released on the streaming service sometime in 2022.

Stay tuned for more information about the new Netflix original series. We’ll let you know when we find out more information about the new season.

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Best Netflix shows: Bridgerton

Seasons: 1 

Created by Chris Van Dusen 

Starring Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Andrews, Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Nicola Coughlan, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Claudia Jessie, Ben Miller, Luke Newton, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, and Polly Walker

Bridgerton premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day 2020. It was one of the biggest Netflix new releases to date as fans fell in love with the new romance TV series.

The Netflix original series is based on the book series of the same name by Julia Quinn. The first season, more or less, follows the first book of the series, The Duke and I.

The series is set in Regency Era London and follows several families, including the Bridgertons as Daphne is in her first season. She strikes up a bargain with Simon Basset, and then the real sparks start to fly. Meanwhile, a gossip columnist known as Lady Whistledown is tearing things down around the ton.

Bridgerton is renewed for season 2 on Netflix. It will largely follow the second book of Quinn’s series, The Viscount Who Loved Me. Sex Education star Simone Ashley is joining the cast as Kate Sharma, who will play the love interest of Anthony Bridgerton, in season 2.

We’re expecting Bridgerton season 2 will be released on Netflix in 2022.

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Next: On My Block

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Best Netflix shows: On My Block

Seasons: 3 

Created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft

Starring Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, and Julio Macias

On My Block premiered on Netflix in 2018. The Netflix original series tells the story of a group of friends and teens trying to survive high school and their neighborhood in Los Angeles. Three seasons of the series have been released on Netflix through 2021.

On My Block is officially coming back for season 4 on Netflix. We expected Netflix to renew On My Block for season 4 way back in the spring of 2020 when the season premiered.

Unfortunately, we had to wait about a full year for Netflix to renew the series. But, the good news is that On My Block season 4 is happening.

Netflix has not announced when On My Block season 4 will be released on Netflix, but we should find out more information about the new season as filming gets going. Likely, season 4 will not be released on Netflix until 2022, but we’ll let you know when to expect the new season on Netflix.

Next: Cobra Kai

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Best Netflix shows: Cobra Kai

Seasons: 3 

Created by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg

Starring Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, Jacob Bertrand, Gianni DeCenzo, and Martin Kove

Cobra Kai is a new Netflix original series. The series is a continuation of The Karate Kid movies. It’s more than 30 years following the events of the first film and it reunites Ralph Macchio, William Zabka and many of the cast of the original film series.

In the valley, Daniel LaRussa is now a successful car salesman, while Johnny Lawrence’s life has collapsed around him. When Johnny decides to re-open Cobra Kai to help a neighbor kid being bullied, the tension and rivalry between Daniel and Johnny is rekindled. Daniel opens Miyagi-Do to stop Cobra Kai.

This show is so good! You don’t even need to watch the original movies to know what’s going on. I mean, it helps, but the show does a great job of sucking you into the drama.

Originally, the series premiered on YouTube where it ran for two seasons. Netflix stepped in and bought the series before the third season premiered.

And, it’s coming back for season 4 on Netflix. We can’t wait to see what happens in the new season.

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Next: Virgin River

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Best Netflix shows: Virgin River

Seasons: 2 

Created by Sue Tenney

Starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Colin Lawrence, Jenny Cooper, Lauren Hammersley, Annette O’Toole, Tim Matheson, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Gurnsey, and Sarah Dugdale

Virgin River is based on the book series of the same name by Robyn Carr. When big city nurse, Mel Monroe, played by Alexandra Breckenridge, moves to the small town of Virgin River after tragedy and tries to move on with her life. The town is full of interesting characters, and Mel starts to fall for the local bar/restaurant owner, Jack, played by Martin Henderson.

Virgin River is a must-watch on Netflix for anyone looking for a romantic, heartfelt series. The show is jam-packed with drama. It’s not necessarily a feel-good series, but it has a lot of heart. You’re going to fall in love with Alexandra Breckenridge, who you might recognize from the hit series This Is Us.

There are two seasons of Virgin River on Netflix, and the season has been renewed for season 3. Production started earlier this year, and the new season is coming in 2021.

Virgin River has big Hart of Dixie vibes, but I think it’s even better. If you liked that show, you’re definitely going to like this one.

Next: Bly Manor

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Best Netflix shows: The Haunting of Bly Manor

Seasons: 1 

Created by Mike Flanagan 

Starring Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Tahirah Sharif, Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Henry Thomas, and Carla Gugino

The Haunting of Bly Manor was added to Netflix in October 2020. It’s the second season of Netflix’s The Haunting anthology series, following The Haunting of Hill House, which is considered by many to be one of the best Netflix original shows to date.

The season is loosely based on Henry James’s novel The Turn of the Screw. In the series, which is set in the ‘80s, a young woman travels to a remote estate in England to care for two orphans, Flora and Miles. There, things aren’t as they seem. In other words, that house is haunted!

Will they survive? You’ll have to find out.

As of right now, there are no plans to continue The Haunting anthology series are Netflix. That’s a real bummer. I love these shows! But, the bright side is that Flanagan signed an overall deal with Netflix.

There are even more shows and movies from Flanagan coming to Netflix in the near future, beginning with Midnight Mass in 2021.

Next: Dead to Me

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Best Netflix shows: Dead to Me

Seasons: 2 

Created by Liz Feldman 

Starring Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Max Jenkins, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler, and Natalie Morales 

Dead to Me is clearly one of the best Netflix shows so far! The dark comedy premiered on Netflix in the spring of 2019, and it was an instant hit on the streaming service.

The series follows Jen, played by Christina Applegate, a mother of two who is trying to find the person who killed her husband in a hit-and-run. At a grief counseling session, she meets Judy, played by Linda Cardellini, and her life starts to unwind.

There are two seasons of Dead to Me currently streaming on Netflix. The streaming network recently renewed the series for a third season. Unfortunately, the third season will also be the final season of the Netflix show.

We’re expecting Dead to Me season 3 to be added to Netflix in the spring of 2021. That release date might be delayed a little bit because of the pandemic. Stay tuned for more news about the final season of Dead to Me. 

Next: The Umbrella Academy

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Best Netflix shows: The Umbrella Academy

Seasons: 2 

Created by Steve Blackman 

Starring Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, John Magaro, Adam Godley, Colm Feore, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, Yusuf Gatewood, Marin Ireland, and Kate Walsh

The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, who also created the comic for the Netflix series, Locke and Key. 

The first season of the series premiered on Netflix in February 2019, and it was another big hit for the streaming network.

The series tells the story of seven children with superpowers who are adopted by a billionaire. Together, they form The Umbrella Academy, a superhero force. The show catches up with these characters as adults after they haven’t spoken in years.

Fans had a long wait until The Umbrella Academy season 2 was added to Netflix. The second season just premiered in July 2020, and it was really good.

Now, we’re just waiting for The Umbrella Academy season 3! There’s probably going to be another big gap between seasons of the Netflix show, though.

Next: Sweet Magnolias

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Best Netflix shows: Sweet Magnolias

Season: 1

Created by Sheryl J. Anderson 

Starring JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, Logan Allen, Anneliese Judge, Carson Rowland, Justin Bruening, Chris Klein, and Jamie Lynn Spears

If you like feel-good dramas like Gilmore Girls and others, Sweet Magnolias is a must-watch on Netflix.

The new Netflix series premiered on Netflix this spring, and like many other Netflix shows, it became a big hit almost immediately. The Netflix show is based on the book series of the same name by Sherryl Woods. There are a bunch of books in the series, so there’s a bunch of stories left to tell after season 1.

Sweet Magnolias tells the story of three childhood friends from a small town who continue living there and being friends through all the ups and downs of adulthood, family life and more.

Sweet Magnolias was quickly renewed for season 2 at Netflix. We’re expecting to see the new season on Netflix sometime in 2021, although that hasn’t been confirmed. It’s likely that there could be some delays with the new season because of the pandemic and production shutdowns.

Stay tuned for more news about Sweet Magnolias season 2 on Netflix! We’ll share any new information when we find out.

Next: The Last Kingdom

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Best Netflix shows: The Last Kingdom

Seasons: 4 

Starring Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Emily Cox, and more

The Netflix series is based on the book series, The Saxon Stories, by Bernard Cornwall. There are a bunch of books in the series, so if you need something to do while you wait for the next season of The Last Kingdom, you should watch it now!

Set in the 9th and 10th century, the series follows Uhtred, played Alexander Dreymon, a man who was raised by the Danes but was born a Saxon. With no allegiance to either side, Uhtred tries to find his place in the ever-changing world.

If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones or other shows like that, you need to watch The Last Kingdom. There’s not much fantasy, necessarily, but it has all the violence, big battles, and politics a viewer could want in a show.

The Last Kingdom is coming back for season 5 on Netflix. Unfortunately, this is one of the Netflix shows with huge gaps between new seasons. I’m guessing we won’t see The Last Kingdom season 5 until late 2021 or even 2022, if there are delays due to the pandemic.

The Last Kingdom will likely be renewed for more seasons on Netflix, as well.

Next: Never Have I Ever

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Best Netflix shows: Never Have I Ever

Seasons: 1 

Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher 

Starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Richa Moorjani, Jaren Lewison, Darren Barnet, and John McEnroe

Never Have I Ever premiered on Netflix in the spring of 2020. There is currently one season on the streaming service.

The series is loosely based on Mindy Kaling’s experience as a teenager. Never Have I Ever tells the story of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a teenager who is trying to move on from the death of her father and also climb the social hierarchy at her Southern California high school. Devi’s story is narrated by Tennis pro John McEnroe.

I was really impressed with this show. It’s clearly one of the best Netflix teen shows to date. Most of Netflix’s teen shows are super heavy on the drama. Never Have I Ever leans on comedy (and a fair share of drama) to move the story forward, and it’s very refreshing. I can’t wait to see what happens in the new season and where this show goes.

Never Have I Ever was recently renewed for season 2 on Netflix! We still don’t know when exactly the season is coming to the streaming service, but it won’t before 2021.

Hopefully, we’ll get to see Never Have I Ever season 2 on Netflix in the spring of 2021, about a year after the first season premiered. That could be delayed because of the pandemic, though.

Next: Sex Education

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Best Netflix shows: Sex Education

Seasons: 2 

Created by Laurie Nunn

Starring Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Patricia Allison, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, Chaneil Kular, Simone Ashley, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, and Anne-Marie Duff

Sex Education premiered on Netflix in January 2019 and was a huge success story for the streaming network. Fans all over the world connected to the series, and it was quickly renewed for season 2.

The series tells the story of a group of teens living in a small British town. It has more of an American high school feel than most British shows. The show mostly revolved around Otis (Asa Butterfield), an awkward teen whose mother, played by Gillian Anderson, is a sex therapist. Otis begins working as the school’s resident sex therapist to impress a girl, Maeve (Emma Mackey).

Sex Education is coming back for season 3 at Netflix. Filming was originally supposed to happen in the spring of 2020, but that was delayed until the late summer. Hopefully, that means we’ll see Sex Education season 3 in early 2021, but it’s more likely that the series will be added to Netflix in the summer of 2021.

We’ll let you know the official release date soon!

Next: Money Heist

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Best Netflix shows: Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)

Seasons: 4 

Created by Alex Pina 

Starring Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Paco Tous, Alba Flores, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Enrique Arce, María Pedraza, Darko Perić, Kiti Mánver, Hovik Keuchkerian, Rodrigo de la Serna, Najwa Nimri, Luka Peroš, Belén Cuesta, and Fernando Cayo

Money Heist, also known as La Casa de Papel, is one of the most successful Netflix shows to date. The Netflix original Spanish series premiered on the streaming service in 2017. There are now four seasons of the series available to stream on Netflix right now.

The series was created by Alex Pina, and it tells the story of a group of individuals who try to pull off a seemingly impossible, incredible heist: Robbing the Royal Mint of Spain for billions! Pulling off the heist requires sacrifice, and that’s just where the series begins.

This is one of the most addicting shows on Netflix right now. Once you start watching, you’ll have to watch all four seasons on Netflix.

Money Heist is coming back for season 5 at Netflix. Unfortunately, it will be the final season of the hit Spanish series on Netflix. We still don’t know when season 5 is heading to Netflix, but we’re hoping that it will be soon!

We’ll share the season 5 release date when we find out!

Next: Outer Banks

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Best Netflix shows: Outer Banks

1 Season 

Created by Jonas Pate, Josh Pate, and Shannon Burke 

Starring Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss, Rudy Pankow, Austin North, Charles Esten, and Drew Starkey

Outer Banks is the next best teen series on Netflix! The series focuses on a group of four friends living on the Outer Banks, a group of islands off the coast of North Carolina. It premiered on Netflix in April, and it’s easily one of the best new Netflix shows of the year so far.

After John B’s (Chase Stokes) father goes missing at sea, John B, JJ (Rudy Pankow), Kiera (Madison Bailey), and Pope (Jonathan Daviss), also known as Pogues, get caught up in the hunt for shipwrecked gold lost off the coast of the Outer Banks.

If you like teen dramas, this is the show for you! Netflix has released some hit teen dramas over the last few years, and Outer Banks is another example of a Netflix hit. It will be interesting to see if Netflix can continue to raise the bar in the teen drama genre in the next few years.

We’re hoping to see Outer Banks season 2 in the near future! Stay tuned for more news about the new season.

Next: Locke and Key

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Best Netflix shows: Locke & Key

1 Season 

Created by Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill

Starring Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott, Layla De Oliveira, Petrice Jones, and Griffin Gluck 

Locke & Key is based on the graphic novel series of the same name by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rogriguez. The Netflix original series premiered on Netflix in February 2020, and it’s one of the best new Netflix shows of the year so far.

The series tells the story of the Locke family, a mom and three kids, who move across the country from Seattle to the Massachusetts coast to their father and husband’s childhood home, a funky house known as Keyhouse.

There, the Locke kids begin finding magical keys that give them special abilities. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only ones who know about said keys, and their lives have never been in more danger.

Locke & Key season 2 is officially in the works and coming to Netflix in 2021.

Next: The Witcher

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TV shows on Netflix: The Witcher

1 Season 

Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich 

Starring Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring, Mahesh Jadu, Mimi Ndiweni, Eamon Farren, and Anna Shaffer

The Witcher is one of the best new Netflix shows of 2019! The show just premiered on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. If you haven’t seen this series, you’re really missing out!

Based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowksi, The Witcher tells the story of Geralt of Rivia, a witcher, which is basically a monster hunter. Geralt travels the world of the Continent helping rid the world of monsters. And, that’s just where the story begins.

The Witcher is one of the best fantasy shows. If you like the fantasy genre, this is the show for you.

The Witcher is already renewed for season 2. The new season is heading to Netflix in 2021, most likely.

Next: Big Mouth

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Best Netflix shows: Big Mouth

Seasons: 3 

Created by Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg 

Starring Nick Kroll, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, Jason Mantazoukis, Gina Rodriguez, and many more

Big Mouth is on its way to becoming Netflix’s best animated comedy series yet! It has a little way to go until it passes BoJack Horseman, if that’s even possible, but it’s really good and hilarious.

The series follows a group of kids going through puberty and all the horrible things that happen in and around that time. There are monsters that help the kids figure things out.

It’s extra raunchy, but Netflix fans seem to love it. There are at least three more seasons of the series on the way. We’re expecting new seasons will be released each fall through 2022, at least.

Netflix also just ordered a spinoff of Big Mouth, as well. The series focuses on the monsters and where they go when they aren’t tormenting/helping these youths. It’s called Human Resources. Stay tuned for more news about the spinoff!

Big Mouth season 5 is coming in 2022.

Next: Stranger Things

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Best Netflix shows: Stranger Things

3 Seasons

Created by Mark and Ross Duffer

Starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine

Stranger Things is Netflix’s best original series, and you have to check out this series as soon as you can!

Stranger Things is a supernatural thriller that tells the story of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), a young boy who goes missing from his small Indiana town. As the community searches for him, supernatural forces enter the mix.

The first season consists of eight episodes, so it’s a relatively quick binge-watch. If you are into supernatural shows, you should definitely watch the first episode of Stranger Things!

The second season of Stranger Things is just as good or better than the first season. It’s amazing TV, and if you are into 80s nostalgia, fantasy and sci-fi and just great TV in general, you have to see this series.

The third season is the best of all! Fans have waited less than two years for the new season, and it’s going to blow fans away. It’s so much fun, so terrifying, and just so, so, so good!

The third season of Stranger Things premiered on Netflix on July 4, 2019! Stranger Things season 4 is currently in the works.

Next: Lucifer

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Best Netflix shows: Lucifer

Seasons: 4

Created by Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson

Starring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D. B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Scarlett Estevez, Rachael Harris, Kevin Rankin, Tricia Helfer, Aimee Garcia, Tom Welling, and Inbar Lavi

Lucifer was just released on Netflix earlier this year. The series was streaming on Hulu while it aired on FOX weekly over the course of the first three seasons. Fox canceled the series after three seasons, and then Netflix stepped up and picked up the show for a Netflix original season (season 4).

The series tells the story of Lucifer, played by Tom Ellis, who joins the human world and begins assisting the Los Angeles Police Department, and there series launches from there.

Lucifer is coming back for season 5 and 6! Netflix renewed the series for a fifth season about a month after season 4 premiered on the streaming service. Unfortunately, it’s going to be the final season of the series, which is upsetting to many fans around the world. Fans absolutely love this great series.

Lucifer season 5 premiered on Netflix in August 2020. Only the first half of the season was released at that time. There are eight more episodes of the fifth season coming in 2021. The sixth season is also in the works right now.

Next: When They See Us

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Best Netflix shows: When They See Us

Seasons: 1

Created by Ava DuVernay

Starring Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome, Marquis Rodriguez, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Justin Cunningham, Freddy Miyares, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kylie Bunbury, Aunjanue Ellis, Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, Niecy Nash, and Michael K. Williams

Ava DuVernay tells the story of five teens (Antron McRay, Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Raymond Santana, and Kevin Richardson) who were charged with the rape of a woman in Central Park in 1989. The teens were innocent, although they were convicted and spent time in prison. At the time, the media referred to the teens as the “Central Park 5,” Now, they are known as the “Innocent 5.”

The Netflix original series premiered on Netflix at the end of May, and it was one of the most popular Netflix shows of the last few months.

When They See Us is the best new Netflix show of 2019. It’s heartbreaking and difficult to watch, but it’s necessary to show these cases of wrongful convictions and systemic racism that people of color have to endure. The similar things that happened to the “Innocent 5” are still happening today 30 years later.

This series is so good. The performances are amazing, and I’m just waiting to see all the Emmy nominations this show wracks up. It’s guaranteed to win a ton of awards in the limited series category.

When They See Us will only have one season on Netflix, so this show is not coming back for season 2.

Next: You

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Best Netflix shows: You

Seasons: 2

Created by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti 

Starring Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Shay Mitchell, and John Stamos 

You is one of the best new Netflix original shows. It was a huge hit upon release in December 2018. The weird thing was that the show had already aired on Lifetime, but people didn’t hear about it. Then, after it hit Netflix, the show became a massive success.

Netflix had already acquired the rights to the series by that point, and they picked up the show for season 2.

In the series, Joe, played by Badgley, and Beck, played by Lail, meet at Joe’s bookstore in New York City. Joe becomes obsessed with her and will do anything to be with her. It takes a weird turn!

If you like thrillers, this is the show for you. It’s based on a book of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. From what I’ve heard, the book is also excellent, so you might want to start reading that while you wait for season 2.

You season 2 arrived on Netflix in December 2019. It’s based on the sequel to You, Hidden Bodies.

You season 3 is coming to Netflix, hopefully, in 2021.

Next: Riverdale

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Best Netflix shows: Riverdale

Developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Starring K.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Ross Butler, Ashleigh Murray, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, and Mädchen Amick

Riverdale is based on the Archie Comics and the characters from the comics. The series focuses on Archie (K.J. Apa) and his group of friends and peers. There is something going on in the town of Riverdale, which is much more mysterious than once thought.

Netflix has the “first run” rights to the series, which means that new episodes of the series are available on the streaming service outside of the United States. Unfortunately, the Netflix subscribers in the U.S. have to wait until the season ends to see new episodes on Netflix.

The first four seasons of this series are available to stream on Netflix. You should check out this great series when you have time.

Riverdale is back season 5 in 2021. The new season premieres on The CW in January 2021, and it will be added to Netflix later in the year.

Next: Grace and Frankie

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Best Netflix shows: Grace and Frankie

Created by Marta Kauffman and David Crane 

Starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry and Baron Vaughn 

The Netflix original series Grace and Frankie premiered on Netflix in 2014. So far, six seasons of the sitcom have been released.

After their husbands leave them to be with each other, Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) are forced into spending more time together. Eventually, they start to get along, and their relationship blossoms.

Over the course of the series, Grace and Frankie focuses on friendship and what it means to be getting older, along with other familial issues, dating and more. Everybody can enjoy this series! It’s easily one of Netflix’s best.

Grace and Frankie season 6 is now on Netflix. The series is coming back for a seventh and final season in 2021. It will likely be split into two parts, and the series will end as the longest-running Netflix show to date.

Next: The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House – Credit: Steve Dietl/Netflix

Best Netflix shows: The Haunting of Hill House 

Created by Mike Flanagan

Starring Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti and more!

The Haunting of Hill House is a Netflix original series based on the classic horror novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson. Mike Flanagan, one of the great modern horror directors, created the series for Netflix and made an incredible series.

The show focuses on the Crane and their time in and after their stay in Hill House, and that’s all I will say without giving this series away.

The Haunting of Hill House is so well made! Some even consider this to be the best series Netflix has made so far! Let us know what you think of this great series when you have a chance!

If you like scary shows, watch The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. Warning: It’s really freaky!

The Haunting series is going to be a new anthology series for Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor, the second season, which premiered in 2020, stars a few of the favorites from Hill House. 

Next: The Good Place

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THE GOOD PLACE — “Patty” Episode 412 — Pictured: (l-r) Jameela Jamil as Tahani, Manny Jacinto as Jason, D’Arcy Carden as Janet, Kristen Bell as Eleanor, William Jackson Harper as Chidi — (Photo by: Colleen Hayes/NBC)

Best Netflix shows: The Good Place

Created by Michael Schur

Starring Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, William Jackson Parker and Manny Jacinto

After you die, you either go to the Good Place or the Bad Place, and it’s based on a score you get for all the things you do in your life. When Eleanor (Kristen Bell) arrives at the Good Place by mistake, bad things begin to happen and she is forced to try to hide her true identity. And that’s the premise for The Good Place.

The Good Place is one of the best new shows on TV, and that makes it an easy addition to our list of the best shows on Netflix. The cast is The Good Place season 2 just premiered on NBC in September 2017, and Netflix also has the international rights to the series. That means new episodes of the series are added to Netflix outside of the US the day after they air on NBC.

The first three seasons of The Good Place are now streaming on Netflix. I highly recommend watching this series on Netflix. It’s one of my favorite shows available on Netflix right now.

The Good Place season 4 is now on Netflix. It’s the final season of the series.

Next: Mindhunter

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Best Netflix shows: Mindhunter

2 seasons

Created by Joe Penhall

Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv and Hannah Gross

Mindhunter is easily one the best dramas on Netflix. The series premiered on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The second season of the series was added to Netflix nearly two years later in August 2019. 

Mindhunter season 2 was considered to be just as good or even better than season 1. There are more seasons in the works, or at least that’s what we’re hoping anyway.

The series tells the story of FBI agents Bill Tench and Holden Forde as they travel around the country and research serial killers. Mindhunter is set in the 1970s. Mindhunter is set in the 1970s. The show is based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The series is produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron.

If you have not seen this series, you should check it out on Netflix. It’s more of a slow burn than many of Netflix’s shows, and it’s a very disturbing series. Proceed with caution.

Next: Arrow

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Best Netflix shows: Arrow 

7 Seasons

Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg

Cast: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell, Willa Holland, Susanna Thompson, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Hayes, Manu Bennett, John Barrowman

After his yacht crashes in the South Pacific killing his father and friends, Oliver Queen spends five years on a “deserted” island trying to survive, which he does. After those five years stranded on the island, Oliver returns home to Starling City as a masked, bow-and-arrow-wielding vigilante.

Arrow is based on the DC Comic character The Green Arrow, although Oliver never actually uses that name.

Compared to other popular TV shows right now, Arrow is a much more realistic take on the superhero show. In a sense, Oliver isn’t a superhero, but more like a trained and highly skilled marksman who uses his powers for good. In that way, Arrow is a lot like Marvel’s Daredevil, which is one of the newest Netflix original series.

If you’re a fan of Daredevil, I think you’ll really enjoy Arrow, and vice versa, even though they’re made by rival comic companies.

All eight seasons of Arrow are now on Netflix!

Next: Ozark

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Credit: Ozark- Jackson Davis – Netflix

Best Netflix shows: Ozark

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams

Starring Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Jordana Spiro, Jason Butler Harner, Esai Morales, Lisa Emery and Peter Mullan

Ozark is one of the best Netflix series to date. It’s like Breaking Bad meets Bloodline in a small town on The Lake of The Ozarks in Missouri.

Ozark premiered on Netflix on Friday, July 21, and fans are speeding through this series in a few days. It’s that addicting.

In the series, Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) leads his family of four to the rural town after a money laundering gig he’s running in Chicago goes bad. To convince a Mexican cartel he has what it takes, Marty tries laundering money in the small town. If he fails, Marty and his family die.

Ozark is easily one of the most popular series on Netflix right now. The third season premiered on Netflix in March 2020. The fourth season starts filming in November 2020, and, unfortunately, it’s the final season of the series.

Stay tuned for the Ozark season 4 release date.

Next: The Flash

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Best Netflix shows: The Flash

Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns

Starring Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Jesse L. Martin, Keiynan Lonsdale

The Flash is based on the character Barry Allen, also known as the superhero The Flash, created by DC Comics.

In the series, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is a forensic expert for the Central City Police Department. One day, Barry is struck by a bolt of lightning from a particle accelerator explosion and gives Barry superspeed. Over time, Barry learns to harness his power and begins using his power for god as Central City’s new superhero.

The Flash is a spin-off of The CW’s Arrow, which is based on another DC Comics character, the Green Arrow. And, lucky for us, several main characters from Arrow, including Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), and John Diggle (David Ramsey), make some appearances in The Flash.

The first six seasons of the series are now streaming on Netflix. The seventh season is slated for a January 2021 premiere. It will be added to Netflix sometime in 2021.

Next: Peaky Blinders

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Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby) in Peaky Blinders | Series 5 (BBC One) | Episode 06
Photographer: Robert Viglasky
© Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019

Best Netflix shows: Peaky Blinders