Watching a great TV show can be an excellent way to spending your free time. There is an overwhelming influx of the number of TV shows one can watch on Netflix and new shows are being added continuously. Subsequently, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track. The uphill task can be aided with this compilation of 5 best TV shows you can watch on Netflix.
1. House of Cards
This is a TV show I’m watching at the moment and I am wondering why it took me this long to start. The plot of the show is crafted and skillfully and its characters execute it to perfection especially Francis Underwood. The show follows Francis Underwood who takes charge if the campaign that leads the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. After his election, Garrett fails to honor his promise and instead taps another candidate to fill the secretary of state position promised to Francis. This leaves Francis disdainful. He plots his revenge and gets the other characters to play along unknowingly in his quest to rise up the food chain. Underwood’s charming and intelligent nature is a big plus and will leave you glued to your screen throughout the show.
Duration: Currently on its 5th season with 13 episodes for every season, the series takes around 50 minutes per episode.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, and Michel Gill.
2. Stranger Things
The show stars Golden-Globe winning actress Winona Ryder who lives in Indiana. Her son goes missing and she starts a nerve-wracking investigation with the cops. In their search, they come across mysteries that involve secret experiments by the government, scary supernatural forces, and a peculiar young girl.
Duration: The show is in its second season with episodes lasting about 42 to 62 minutes.
Starring: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown.
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3. The Defenders
Currently, in its first season, the series is an excellent watch for all Marvel lovers. This is due to its well-written script and also the fact that it houses 4 of Marvel’s top superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. They initially work independently to try saving New York. However, they realize their efforts are futile and that they need to team up to get results. This leads to the formation of the Defenders, a group with more skills and resources to save New York. Marvel rarely disappoint and with this, it is no different.
Duration: The series is in its premiere season and has 8 episodes. Each episode lasts around 50 minutes.
Starring: Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, Mike Colter, Finn Jones and Sigourney Weaver.
4. Orange is the New Black
Piper Chapman’s past catches up with her and she is sent to prison for her association with a drug dealer that happened 10 years earlier. The series follows her life in the minimum security prison she is sent to and shows the abnormal and eccentric people she comes across.
Duration: Currently on its fifth season, an episode lasts around 55 minutes.
Starring: Taylor Schilling.
The show follows the lives of drug lords and the rise of the cocaine trade in Colombia. The series shows how authorities try to curb the illicit trade by drug kingpins like Pablo Escobar. The fight elicits mixed reactions due to the divided opinion on stopping the cocaine trade. This is a gritty, original series that will leave you begging for more.
Duration: The show is in its third season and an episode lasts around 50 minutes.
Starring: Pedro Pascal and Wagner Moura.
Taking into account the ever-rising number of TV shows then choosing a series to watch on Netflix can be an uphill task. Settling for one can be really hard but for sure with the above series, you will not be disappointed.