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The best shows on Netflix right now (January 2023)

Your new favorite show is just a click away with Netflix. The streaming service offers subscribers a massive library of new and classic series, and with new shows coming to Netflix throughout each month, the list of titles available is always growing. To help you decide what to watch next, we search through the collection every week and update this list of the best shows on Netflix right now.

We’ve also rounded up the best movies on Netflix, the best shows on Hulu, the best shows on Amazon Prime, and the best shows on Disney+. Watching from abroad? Use a Netflix VPN to access your country’s catalog from anywhere in the world. Want to watch on the go? Here’s how to download shows on Netflix.  

New shows added to Netflix
Lockwood & Co. (2023) new
Lockwood & Co.
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Ruby Stokes, Cameron Chapman, Ali Hadji-Heshmati
Created by Joe Cornish
Attack the Block filmmaker Joe Cornish serves as writer and director on this adaptation of Jonathan Stroud’s book series of the same name. The show’s eight-part first season follows a group of teenage ghost hunters in London who compete with the various, adult-staffed agencies to manage supernatural threats. When they find themselves wrapped up in a case with far-reaching implications, the fate of not only their company, but the entire world, rests on their skills.
Vinland Saga (2019) new
Vinland Saga
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
Cast Yuto Uemura, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Kensho Ono
Part Viking saga, part anime adventure, this bloody, brutal animated series chronicles young Viking boy Thorfinn’s efforts to become a strong enough fighter to avenge the death of his father, one of the greatest Viking warriors of all time. The series follows Thorfinn through his childhood on a remote island to various battlefields as he hones his savage, death-dealing skills. Beautiful, intense, and dramatic, Vinland Saga won a long list of awards upon its international premiere before finally making its way to Netflix.
The Witcher (2019)
The Witcher
62 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Based on the popular fantasy series, Netflix’s The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), one of the few remaining monster hunters who patrol the lands and are known as Witchers. The first season of the series was a runaway hit for the streaming service, exploring Geralt’s introduction to the cunning sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and the refugee princess Ciri (Freya Allen), whose fate is bound tightly to his own. The second season brings even more bloody battles, complicated characters, and memorable songs — courtesy of the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey).
That '90s Show (2023) new
That '90s Show
1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Callie Haverda
Created by Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Gregg Mettler, Lindsay Turner
It’s back to the basement in this revival of That ’70s Show that finds the teenage daughter of Eric and Donna returning to her grandparents’ house for the summer. She soon connects with a new generation of local teenagers and — despite the watchful eyes of Red and Kitty Foreman — hijinks ensue. Fans of the original series will want to give this one a look, even if just to see how the ol’ basement is doing.
Dark (2017)
Dark
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn
Created by Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Dark is one of Netflix’s most ambitious sci-fi series to date, presenting an engrossing mystery that starts in the present but soon expands into the past and the future as the implications of time travel tear four families apart. The end of the world is also in play, but even the Earth as we know it may not be the only battleground. There are a lot of twists and turns to follow, so you’ll want to pay close attention to this one.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski
Created by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock
This Netflix sitcom takes a serious premise — a girl is kidnapped and kept in an underground bunker for 15 years until finally being rescued — and manages to make it funny. Now 29, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) has been completely cut off from the real world and still has the attitude of a 15-year-old girl living in the ’90s. Emerging into a world filled with negativity and stress, Kimmy is determined to live life to the fullest and make every moment count, which prompts her to move to New York City. Although Kimmy is the title character, the real star of the series is arguably her lazy, eccentric roommate and friend Tituss (Tituss Burgess). With a cast that also includes comedy A-listers Carol Kane and Jane Krakowski, along with Jon Hamm in a recurring role, the series is an unconventional, sugary-sweet, and uplifting comedy full of color and old pop-culture references that will make you smile.
The Magicians (2015)
The Magicians
65 %
7.6/10
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Olivia Taylor Dudley, Arjun Gupta, Stella Maeve
Created by Sera Gamble
You may get some Harry Potter vibes from this show, but it doesn’t shy away from the darker and adult impulses of its main characters. Jason Ralph stars as Quentin Coldwater, a man who discovers that he is a magical prodigy and enrolls at Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy. Meanwhile, Quentin’s friend, Julia Wicker (Stella Maeve), finds her own path to magical powers outside of Brakebills. Their paths will converge again, as danger awaits from without and within.
Copenhagen Cowboy (2023) new
Copenhagen Cowboy
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Angela Bundalovic, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, Valentina Dejanović
Created by Nicolas Winding Refn
Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn helms this dark, surreal thriller about a woman who’s spent most of her life being used as a human good-luck charm, only to finally get a chance to escape from her captors. In order to do so, though, she’ll need to navigate a seedy underworld full of dangerous elements.
The Way of the Househusband (2021) new
The Way of the Househusband
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy
This Japanese anime series follows an infamous yakuza boss who attempts to retire from the crime syndicate and devote the rest of his life to helping his wife, only to find that his violent past and notorious reputation make it difficult for him to find peace in domestic life. Inspired by a wildly popular manga series created by Kousuke Oono (which also spawned a live-action show), the series puts a fresh, funny spin on tradition and gender roles that has earned it a massive international following.
Kaleidoscope (2023) new
Kaleidoscope
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell
Created by Eric Garcia
The typical, ensemble-driven heist thriller gets an intriguing twist in this original series that shakes up the linear storytelling format. The show’s basic premise has a team of criminals planning and executing a multibillion-dollar robbery of a heavily fortified vault, but the first seven episodes of the eight-episode saga can be watched in any order, with Netflix randomizing which chapters are positioned as the “next” episode in the series. The way in which you view the story and the characters’ motivations are then — theoretically — shaped by the order you watch the series in. It’s an interesting experiment, certainly, but even without that twist, the show delivers an enjoyable caper led by Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) as the team’s leader.
Blood & Water (2020)
Blood & Water
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Gail Mabalane
Created by Daryne Joshua, Travis Taute, Nosipho Dumisa-Ngoasheng
This South African thriller follows a teenage girl from Cape Town who encounters a girl who looks just like her at a party. She begins to think she’s found her long-lost sister — a victim of human trafficking who was abducted as a baby. However, as she gets closer to this stranger who could be her twin, she begins to uncover darker secrets about her family history than she ever anticipated.
Alice in Borderland (2020) new
Alice in Borderland
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Created by Yoshiki Watanabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu
This Japanese series based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso follows an aimless gamer named Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) who suddenly finds himself and his two best friends transported to an eerily empty Tokyo where they’re forced to compete in deadly games to survive. A mix of Battle Royale and The Hunger Games with a fascinating mystery and a talented cast, Alice in Borderland earned praise from critics and general audiences alike for its clever first season and was renewed for a second season just two weeks after the show’s Netflix launch. Its underlying premise will keep you guessing, and so will the sense of creeping dread as key characters are killed off — sometimes in gruesome fashion — from one episode to the next.
Emily in Paris (2020) new
Emily in Paris
60 %
6.9/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park
Created by Darren Star
In this shamelessly fun romantic-comedy series, Lily Collins portrays ambitious marketing exec Emily Cooper, who finds herself in Paris after landing her dream job. Along with acclimating to Parisian life, Emily must juggle the demands of her career, friendships, and burgeoning romance in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Song Exploder (2020)
Song Exploder
7.4/10
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary
Cast Hrishikesh Hirway
Have you ever wondered what it took to create some of your favorite songs? Hrishikesh Hirway’s popular podcast Song Exploder gets the answers straight from the artists themselves. The TV incarnation of the show is back for a new season on Netflix, with episodes on The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Dua Lipa, and Natalia Lafourcade. Naturally, the first season is also available, with spotlight episodes featuring R.E.M., Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ty Dolla $ign.
Murderville (2022) new
Murderville
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Crime
Cast Will Arnett, Haneefah Wood, Lilan Bowden
Created by Krister Johnson
Netflix got experimental in this improvisational comedy series that casts Will Arnett as a hard-luck homicide detective who must solve a new murder each episode with some help from a celebrity guest. That concept would be funny enough on its own, but the show brings each guest on without giving them a script, leaving it to them to investigate the clues and determine which suspect is the real killer. Kumail Nanjiani, Sharon Stone, Annie Murphy, Ken Jeong, Conan O’Brien, and Marshawn Lynch serve as trainee detectives in the show’s first, six-episode season, and a holiday special added in December has Arnett and his latest partner investigating the murder of a Christmas icon.
Archive 81 (2022)
Archive 81
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Evan Jonigkeit
Created by Rebecca Sonnenshine
When a film archivist takes a job restoring a collection of video tapes damaged by a fire, he soon finds himself being drawn into a mystery filled with sinister — and possibly supernatural — dangers in this Netflix original series starring Mamoudou Athie (UncorkedCake) and Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon). The terrifying show, based on the podcast of the same name, blends found-footage scares with a story that ratchets up the tension with every episode.
Black Mirror (2011)
Black Mirror
8.8/10
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Sci-fi, Psychological Thriller, Dystopia
Cast Daniel Kaluuya, Wyatt Russell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniel Lapaine
Created by Charlie Brooker
Each episode of Black Mirror tells a single story, with a theme of modern and near-future technology running through each unnerving tale. It’s often compared to The Twilight Zone for its episodic nature, and just like that classic, some of the stories will leave you sitting and staring at a blank television, wondering what you just watched. Beyond all of the thought-provoking and mind-bending tales and world-building, the acting and aesthetic are smart and nuanced and will leave even the best spoiler guessers out there reeling from the sharp twists and turns in every episode.
1899 (2022) new
1899
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Mystery, Drama
Cast Emily Beecham, Andreas Pietschmann, Aneurin Barnard
Created by Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
This series from the creator of Dark follows immigrant passengers on a ship traveling to a new continent, who find themselves caught up in a mystery when they encounter a second ship adrift in the open sea. The series’ dark, atmospheric tone, combined with the show’s multilingual approach, makes it a thriller unlike any other.
Pepsi, Where's My Jet? (2022)
Pepsi, Where's My Jet?
tv-y7 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Cindy Crawford, Curtis Lee Newton, Michael Davis
A four-part documentary series, Pepsi, Where’s My Jet? explores the very real story of John Leonard, the man who discovered a loophole in a ’90s ad campaign for Pepsi that promised a Harrier jet to anyone who collected enough points from soda bottles. When Pepsi balks at John’s request, it sets off a David versus Goliath challenge that changed the face of advertising forever. The series features interviews with many of the biggest names of the time, including former Pepsi spokesmodel Cindy Crawford and other colorful characters on both sides of the legal battle.
Inside Job (2021) new
Inside Job
67 %
7.6/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Animation
Cast Lizzy Caplan, Clark Duke, Christian Slater
Created by Scott Miles, Shion Takeuchi, Alex Hirsch, Alisha Brophy
What if all of the loony conspiracy theories were true and there really was a shadow agency tasked with keeping them secret? This adult animated series takes that premise and runs with it, offering a hilarious spin on workplace comedies as the dysfunctional staff of a secret government organization attempts to keep the world — and all of the weird stuff we’re not allowed to know about — safe from various threats while dealing with their own personal issues. Lizzy Caplan and Christian Slater lead the show’s high-profile cast of voice actors. A second season of the series premiered in November.
Wednesday (2022) new
Wednesday
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy
Cast Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán
Created by Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
Tim Burton turns his attention to Wednesday Addams in this spinoff from the Addams Family franchise that focuses on the elder Addams sibling. Jenna Ortega portrays the title character, who finds herself sent off to prep school after an incident involving a high school water polo team and two bags of piranhas. While attending the school, she soon becomes wrapped up in a series of local murders, all while trying to come to terms with her own destiny and her parents’ legacy.
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
8/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary, Crime
Cast Deanna Thompson, John Green
The title of this 2019 docuseries references one of the unwritten rules of the internet, and it was the violation of that rule that kicked off a far-reaching investigation by amateur sleuths chronicled in the series. After a shocking homemade video depicting animal cruelty began making the rounds online, a small group of self-described “internet nerds” made it their mission to identify the culprit and bring them to justice. Their investigation soon took on a life of its own, drawing them into an even darker story than they anticipated as their efforts brought the authorities — and their own lives — closer to a killer. As fascinating as it is disturbing, Don’t F**k With Cats is a lesson in the power of crowd-sourced investigations and the dangers they pose.
Ultraman (2019)
Ultraman
6.8/10
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Hideyuki Tanaka
Created by Eiji Tsuburaya
The classic superhero tokusatsu series got an animated, modern sequel in this show set years after the original Ultraman’s adventures. The Netflix original series follows the son of the former Ultraman as he discovers his powerful abilities and is recruited to fight a new host of alien invaders threatening the planet. Not only does the show honor the franchise’s legacy, but it takes the story of Ultraman in some bold, new directions that offer a great reminder of why he’s one of the most famous heroes of the genre. Two seasons of the series are available now, with a third and final season on the way in 2023.
Dead to Me (2019) new
Dead to Me
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden
Created by Liz Feldman
This Emmy-nominated original series starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini recently returned for its third and final season. A dark comedy that leans into its central mystery, Applegate portrays a widowed real estate agent who befriends an eternally optimistic woman (Cardellini) with some chilling secrets of her own.
High Score (2020)
High Score
7.4/10
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Documentary
Cast Charles Martinet
Created by France Costrel
How well do you know the story of video games? From the rise and fall of Atari to the emergence of Nintendo and beyond, Netflix’s High Score proves that there are still surprises to be found in the history of gaming. Throughout the first season, High Score tracks the beginning of the medium and interviews some of the pivotal figures who shaped gaming as we know it, many of whom remain unknown outside of gaming circles. The series also takes a deep dive into the console wars of the ‘90s, as well as the roleplaying and fighting genres, before examining the advent of 3D graphics. It doesn’t quite take us to the era of modern gaming, but the series is just getting started.
The Crown (2016) new
The Crown
82 %
8.7/10
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Lesley Manville
Created by Peter Morgan
Elizabeth II ascended to the U.K.’s throne in the aftermath of World War II, at a time when the monarchy had ceded much of its power to Parliament and the Prime Minister. Despite a lack of governmental power, the Queen was one of the most important heads of state in the world, with no shortage of civic duties. Netflix’s critically acclaimed, generations-spanning drama The Crown traces Elizabeth’s life from her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 through the modern era, digging into the web of agendas and alliances the Queen had to navigate over the longest reign of any British monarch in history. Heavy on political intrigue, The Crown is sure to satisfy viewers who appreciate Machiavellian television, as well as those who love TV shows like Downton Abbey. However, the show also has a deeply intimate side, in that it examines Elizabeth’s personal relationships and the toll exacted by her duties as Queen. The show’s most recent fifth season explores the period in the ’90s when Prince Charles and Princess Diana waged a media war that became one of Queen Elizabeth II’s most high-profile challenges.
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (2021)
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
7.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary, War & Politics
Cast Elijah Bender, David Spafford, Nathan Ledbetter
At times, this docuseries about the warring clans of 16th-century Japan feels more like an edgy action film than a traditional documentary, but the six-part series does a masterful job of exploring the political drama and intrigue of the Sengoku period — one of the most tumultuous eras of feudal Japan’s history. The series follows the rise (and, often, violent fall) of several prominent historical figures whose paths shaped the nation at a time when samurai, warlords and powerful families were engaged in a near-constant civil war, and it does so with a combination of historical (and graphic) reenactments and expert commentary. History lessons so deep have rarely been this intense or compelling.
Maya and the Three (2021)
Maya and the Three
8.1/10
tv-y7 1 Season
Genre Animation, Family, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Cast Zoe Saldaña, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Sandra Equihua
Created by Jorge R. Gutierrez
This nine-episode animated series created by Jorge R. Gutiérrez is a self-contained story that its creator likened to a Mexican version of Lord of the Rings, and the description isn’t that far off. The series is set in a world based on precolonial Mesoamerica, filled with the multitude of gods and heroes that populated the mythology of the indigenous cultures of that era. It follows a 15-year-old girl who embarks on a journey to find the three prophesied warriors who will help her defeat the underworld deities threatening humanity and save the world. Filled with unique, beautiful animation, and colorful characters you can’t help but cheer for (or against), Maya and the Three is an epic adventure everyone in the family will enjoy.
The Dragon Prince (2018) new
The Dragon Prince
8.4/10
tv-y7 3 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation
Cast Jack De Sena, Paula Burrows, Sasha Rojen
Created by Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond
Part Avatar: The Last Airbender, part The Lord of the Rings, this series follows a pair of human half-brothers and a young elf as they attempt to bring the kidnapped heir to the throne of the dragons home and end a war that has lasted a thousand years. The series is co-created by The Last Airbender writer and producer Aaron Ehasz and Uncharted 3 game director Justin Richmond, with the fourth season premiering in November. Full of magical creatures, epic battles, cheer-worthy moments, and plenty of humor for both kids and adults, The Dragon Prince is a saga the whole family will enjoy as they follow the trio’s journey across the land of Xadia.
Supernatural (2005)
Supernatural
tv-14 15 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Alexander Calvert, Misha Collins, Jared Padalecki
Created by Eric Kripke
The longest-running American live-action fantasy series in TV history, Supernatural follows brothers Sam and Dan Winchester — played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively — as they hunt all manner of ghosts, demons, and monsters across America. Mixing standalone “monster of the week” adventures with season-long story arcs that built an impressively deep mythology around the show, Supernatural kept fans coming back for its infectious chemistry and colorful cast that grew as the series progressed. A scripted television series has to be doing something right to run for 15 seasons without being canceled, and Supernatural finally ended its 327-episode run in November 2020 with the sort of satisfying, well-received series finale that few shows receive.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary, Crime
The “crazy true crime” documentary has become the iconic genre of the streaming age, and Tiger King might be one of the best examples of it. The setup is simple enough: Director Eric Goode sets out to make a documentary about a snake dealer in Florida, and in doing so, stumbles into the world of big cat owners and the eponymous “Tiger King,” Joe Exotic, the owner of a big cat zoo who was convicted in 2019 of trying to put a hit on animal rights activist Carole Baskin. From the moment he appears on screen, Exotic is an outlandish figure, and the story only gets wilder from there.
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (2022) new
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
74 %
8.2/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Created by Guillermo del Toro
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro curated this collection of short films from some of horror’s most visionary, creative directors and writers. The eight stories in the series’ first season hail from a wide range of filmmakers, including Vincenzo Natali (Cube), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), and Del Toro himself.
Waffles + Mochi (2021)
Waffles + Mochi
82 %
7.6/10
tv-y 1 Season
Genre Children's Television, Family
Cast Michelle Zamora, Piotr Michael, Michelle Obama
When good friends Waffles and Mochi decide to leave their frozen home to learn about foods that aren’t served on ice, they find a new home full of friendly people at a supermarket run by former first lady Michelle Obama. The pair work at the supermarket while also traveling around the world on adventures that teach them all about the origins and importance of various foods. As adorable as it is educational, the kid-friendly Waffles + Mochi also features an impressive list of guests from across the spectrum of famous chefs, foodies, and celebrity food experts.
Community (2009)
Community
74 %
8.5/10
tv-pg 6 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi
Created by Dan Harmon
NBC never quite knew what to make of Community, but the series found a devoted audience that embraced its hilarious blend of pop culture comedy. Future Marvel directors Joe and Anthony Russo helmed several memorable episodes that earned them a chance to hit the big screen, but the show belonged to its mismatched study group portrayed by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, and Chevy Chase. Despite several personality clashes, the group becomes a makeshift family, with Ken Jeong and Jim Rash also stealing a lot of scenes as Ben Chang and Dean Pelton. We’re still waiting for a Community movie, but all six seasons are on Netflix.
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts (2020)
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
tv-y7 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Kids, Action & Adventure
Cast Karen Fukuhara, Coy Stewart, Deon Cole
Created by Bill Wolkoff, Radford Sechrist
This brilliant animated series that premiered in January 2020 defied expectations in many ways, including the decision to release all three 10-episode seasons in the same year. Created by Radford Sechrist and produced by DreamWorks Animation, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is set in a post-apocalyptic world where giant, mutated animals rule the surface of Earth while humans are forced to live underground to survive. When a young girl named Kipo decides to leave her underground shelter to search for her father, it kicks off an amazing adventure filled with action, emotion, humor, and one of the best soundtracks you’ll hear in an animated series. (A pair of scholarly wolves voiced by GZA and John Hodgman, rapping about the creation of the universe? It’s in there.) Smart, inclusive, and full of cheer-worthy moments, Kipo is the sort of series children and adults can genuinely enjoy together.
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist (2021)
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist
70 %
6.5/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Documentary, Crime
Cast Shelley Murphy, Anne Hawley, Dick Ellis
The March 18, 1990, robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston is the largest art heist of all time to remain unsolved. The culprits behind the robbery — which is estimated to involve more than $500 million in stolen works of art — are still unknown, with no arrests made and none of the stolen art recovered. The details surrounding the infamous heist are chronicled in this four-part documentary series directed by Colin Barnicle and co-produced by Barnicle and his brother, Nick. Filmed over a seven-year period, the series features interviews with just about everyone involved with the event in one way or another, from the security guards who let the robbers into the museum to the FBI investigators put on the case, offering a fascinating account of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of both the art world and the world of high-stakes crime.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022) new
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
8.7/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast KENN
Created by Rafał Jaki
This edgy, high-octane anime series is inspired by the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, but you don’t need to know anything about its source material to appreciate the brutal, bonkers adventure it offers. The series follows a young street kid in the neon- and chrome-filled Night City who falls in with a crew of mercenaries and soon finds himself struggling to hold on to his humanity in a world obsessed with cybernetic augmentation.
The Great British Bake Off (2017) new
The Great British Bake Off
6 Seasons
Genre Reality
Cast Noel Fielding, Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith
There are many cooking reality competition shows, but there’s only one Great British Bake Off. Although Netflix calls it The Great British Baking Show, it’s the same lovely program that has run for more than 12 seasons in the U.K. New episodes now premiere on Netflix just a short time after they air on Channel 4, so if you can avoid online spoilers, you’re in for a delicious treat from week to week as amateur bakers try to impress the judges and out-bake each other to win the show’s final prize. The most recent season of the series — Collection 10 on Netflix and Series 13 in the U.K. — premiered in September.
Cobra Kai (2018) new
Cobra Kai
70 %
8.6/10
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, Comedy
Cast Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler
Created by Hayden Schlossberg, Josh Heald, John Hurwitz
The hit sequel series to the original Karate Kid films, Cobra Kai brings back William Zabka and Ralph Macchio to reprise their respective roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, teenage rivals whose feud has extended into adulthood. Set three decades after the events of the first film, the series has down-on-his-luck Johnny attempt to start a new Cobra Kai dojo, only to have his ambitions reignite his rivalry with Daniel. Over the course of several seasons, the series has followed the pair as they take on new students, deal with enemies and allies from their past, and eventually face a common threat — all while the teenagers under their care attempt to navigate their own high-school trials and tribulations. Season 5 of Cobra Kai premiered in September.
Mo (2022) new
Mo
7.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Mo Amer, Teresa Ruiz, Farah Bsieso
Created by Mo Amer, Ramy Youssef
Comedian Mo Amer stars in this series he co-created with Ramy Youssef, portraying a Palestinian man in Texas juggling two very different cultures, three languages, and a pending asylum request that will bring him and his family closer to U.S. citizenship.
Never Have I Ever (2020) new
Never Have I Ever
80 %
7.8/10
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Jaren Lewison
Created by Mindy Kaling, Lang Fisher
Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age dramedy about a young woman who, after the death of her father, decides she wants to change her life and elevate her social status. However, Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), an Indian girl raised in America, finds that her family and friends aren’t fully on board with this renaissance. Considered a standout in a crowded field of coming-of-age dramedies on Netflix, Never Have I Ever delightfully balances the traditional perils of high school like teen romance and popularity with the challenges of grief, being a first-generation American, and finding yourself in a crowd of loved ones. Season 3 of the series premiered on August 12.
The Sandman (2022) new
The Sandman
9.4/10
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong
Created by David S. Goyer, Neil Gaiman, Allan Heinberg
Neil Gaiman’s celebrated comic book series comes to life in this adaptation that casts Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, the lord of the world of dreams. When a cruel dabbler in the occult accidentally imprisons Morpheus, it begins a tale that unfolds across multiple generations and through myriad realms and ultimately puts the future of humanity at risk. In development for more than two decades, The Sandman is a project long thought impossible to adapt faithfully, but the series somehow manages to weave together the enthralling stories and powerful themes of Gaiman’s acclaimed fantasy saga.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
91 %
8.8/10
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones
Created by Ian MacNaughton, John Howard Davies
These days, we could all use a good laugh. Fortunately, Monty Python’s Flying Circus excels at creating laughter. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam created their legends with this surreal comedy sketch show that refused to obey any rules except its own. The Pythons had such a unique sense of humor that it took a while for American fans to catch on to the British sensation. Now, the series is a classic, and it’s always ready for a new generation to discover it.
Centaurworld (2021)
Centaurworld
7.6/10
tv-y7 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Kids, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Kimiko Glenn, Jessie Mueller, Megan Hilty
Created by Megan Nicole Dong
This amazingly clever animated series created by Pinky Malinky artist Megan Nicole Dong is the sort of wonderful pick-me-up you might not realize you need right now. The show follows a brave warhorse who finds herself magically transported to a bright, colorful world of magical creatures blended with other species in one way or another, each with their own special abilities and eccentricities. In order to find her way home to her beloved rider, she must navigate a world full of dangers both serious and silly, and learn to work with a colorful herd of outcasts to save both their worlds. Optimistic, inclusive, and endearing, the series also features an impressive voice cast and lots of Broadway-style musical numbers that make an epic adventure even more so.
Stranger Things (2016) new
Stranger Things
74 %
8.7/10
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard
Created by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
One of the most popular original series on Netflix, Stranger Things has become a cultural touchstone in the short time since its 2016 debut. The series’ opening sequence lays out its sci-fi aspirations clearly: A scientist flees down an empty hallway, pursued by some unseen force that eventually nabs him as he waits for elevator doors to close; it then cuts to a group of kids playing D&D in a suburban basement. The series is rooted in ‘80s genre nostalgia, from the mysterious creature terrorizing the fictional Indiana town to the secret government agency chasing the group of kids who encounter it. There are pieces of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Hughes strewn throughout Stranger Things, and the result is a show that will feel immediately familiar to people who grew up with that source material.
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)
Avatar: The Last Airbender
9.3/10
tv-y7 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Zach Tyler, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena
Created by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
When it comes to animated series, few rival Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. The beloved series continues to garner a following more than 15 years after its initial release, likely due to the way it deftly balances child-friendly themes with more sophisticated narratives, ones that revolve around war and the oft-ambiguous line between good and evil. The show is centered on the titular Aang, a master of the elements, and four nations, each of which is named after a different element (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water). The main story follows Aang and his companions in their effort to quell unrest and an ongoing feud with the Fire Nation, but the show’s detailed world-building and character development extend well beyond the scope of any one individual. To this day, it’s still considered a masterclass in storytelling.
Pose (2018)
Pose
76 %
8.6/10
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals
Pose is one of the rare TV dramas that fully embraces its LGBTQ cast, which is essential to the period and premise of the show. The series begins in the late ‘80s and chronicles the lives of several gay and gender-nonconforming dancers in the ballroom culture scene. But the series also takes a hard look at the HIV and AIDS epidemic, which hits the community hard just when the subculture begins to go mainstream in the early ‘90s. It’s truly a TV show like no other.
Ozark (2017) new
Ozark
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz
Created by Mark Williams, Bill Dubuque
In Ozark, the Byrde family has a knack for getting into overwhelming trouble. Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) has a scheme to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel, but when that goes wrong, Marty packs up his wife, Wendy (Laura Linney), and their kids for an abrupt move to the Ozarks — where he proceeds to set up an even more dangerous money laundering operation. In addition to starring in the series, Bateman has also made a name for himself directing episodes, earning a Primetime Emmy Award along the way. The entire fourth and final season is now available, so fans can finally learn how the saga concludes.
Heartstopper (2022) new
Heartstopper
1 Season
Genre Drama, Family
Cast Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Sebastian Croft
Created by Alice Oseman
Two very different teenagers begin to realize their unlikely friendship might be something more in this adaptation of Alice Oseman’s webcomic and graphic novel series. Joe Locke and Kit Connor portray high-strung Charlie and rugby player Nick in this acclaimed, coming-of-age series set at a British grammar school.
Better Call Saul (2015) new
Better Call Saul
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Cast Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Created by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan
Bob Odenkirk stars in this Breaking Bad prequel series that heads back to the New Mexico desert for a look at Saul Goodman’s origin story. Before Goodman became the quirky, crooked lawyer Walter White played like a fiddle, he was Jimmy McGill, an aspiring lawyer who just couldn’t seem to keep his hands clean. The show is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad and throws out the convention that a spinoff must pale in comparison to its source material. It also proves creator Vince Gilligan and company remain at the top of their game.
Arcane (2021)
Arcane
9.1/10
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, Kevin Alejandro
Created by Christian Linke, Alex Yee
You don’t need to know anything about the League of Legends game franchise to enjoy this critically-acclaimed adult animated series set in a steampunk world where magic and technology shape the simmering relationship between a utopian metropolis and the oppressed city in its shadow. Full of gorgeous animation and compelling characters, Arcane follows a pair of sisters whose tragic childhood puts them on opposite sides of the war to come, set against a stirring, powerful score. Once you dive into the first season, it’s difficult not to see it through to the end in one shot — which is probably why Netflix green-lit a second season premiering sometime in 2023.

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