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List Of 11 Best Netflix Original Series For Your Next TV Binge

11 Best Netflix Original Series To Watch In 2017

Netflix is my best friend. It has basically replaced the cable in my house. I can't even believe there was a time that we rented movies!

Netflix started in 1997 and has made watching tv shows, and movies a thousand times easier than it was in the past. The Original Netflix Tv series is refreshingly new, innovative, thought-provoking and so much more.

With so many tv shows to sift through it's difficult to know what the best series on Netflix is or pick something that you're actually interested in. And while there are shows in all genres, that doesn't help if you're not quite sure what you're looking for. We're here to make it easier for you!

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Here are the top 11 Best Netflix original series to binge watch on demand.

1. Dear White People (2017)

Dear White People has sparked a lot of controversy because of the show's central theme centering on Black issues. It's a satirical comedy-drama following students in college and their different experiences as minorities. It puts a humorous spin on it on serious topics. The shows heroine Samantha White is a college student radio DJ facing social injustice head-on, even though sometimes she makes big missteps.

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
  • IMDb rating: 6.4/10
  • Number of seasons: 1

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a seriously upbeat comedy full of woman empowerment. Kimmy Schmidt, the survivor of a cult, was rescued. She's spent years of her life trapped in a basement shelter, but she won't let that get the best of her. Kimmy starts her new living in New York City armed with a smile and loads of positivity. 

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
  • IMDb rating: 7.8/10
  • Number of seasons: 3

3. One Day at a Time (2017)

This family sitcom is one of my favorites. The newly single, Cuban American army vet Penelope Alvarez is raising her two children with her mother's help. Rita Dolores Moreno a fabulous actress who starred in West Side Story and The King and I plays the supportive grandmother. The show breaks new grounds and tackles new subjects like 'how do you handle your child coming out?' and 'how hard it is for former army veterans to get the health care they need?'

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96%
  • IMDb rating: 8.1/10
  • Number of seasons: 1

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4. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017)

Based on the book by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), it follows the three incredibly unlucky Baudelaire children. Their parents were killed in an "accident," and now they're forced to live with Count Olaf (played by Neil Patrick Harris), the failed grumpy actor. These smart children put their heads together to outwit Count Olaf at every turn. This shows perfect for brushing up on your vocabulary. 

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%
  • IMDb rating: 7.9/10
  • Number of seasons: 1

5. Stranger Things (2016)

Stranger Things (starring Winona Ryder) is the breakout hit of 2016. A young boy gets kidnapped, and the whole town is looking for him. The missing boy's friends stumble on to the supernatural girl Eleven, and things get incredibly crazy from there. One of the best things about this story is that it paints accurate depictions of what the 1980's were like, and the incredible child acting.

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%
  • IMDb rating: 9/10
  • Number of seasons: 2

6. Jessica Jones (2015)

If you love the Avengers and want to see more heroes on the screen, this is the show for you. Jessica Jones (played by Krysten Ritter, who you'll recognize from Breaking Bad) is one Marvel lady that will kick your butt. Jessica is a former superhero starting a detective agency in New York City. She goes around New York City solving cases with people who have superpowers. 

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Number of seasons: 1

7. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

Wet Hot American Summer is what we all wished our camps were actually like. This raunchy comedy stars some of the best comedians including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, and Michael Ian Black. The Counselors and Campers get into a lot of crazy shenanigans in the year 1981.

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%
  • IMDb rating: 7.4/10
  • Number of seasons: 1

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8. Love (2016)

For all of you romance addicts out there, Love is a show worth watching. This series takes a realistic look at love and dating through both of the main characters. Mickey is the cool girl that does what she wants. She's also kind of a mess. Gus is a geeky guy who lets people walk all over him. When these two get together, sparks start flying. They get into a lot of misadventures and showcase some of the biggest issues in modern dating.

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 91%
  • IMDb rating: 7.7/10
  • Number of seasons: 2

9. BoJack Horseman (2014)

BoJack Horseman is a funny, dark comedy about a washed-up horse actor trying to make his mark on Hollywood again. The series takes place in a world were humanoid animals, and humans live side by side. The show takes a good look at what the entertainment industry does to child stars, has-beens and the like. It satirizes "Hollywoo" and shows the characters coping with identity issues, depression, and anxiety. Despite this, it's still hilarious. 

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%
  • IMDb rating: 8.4/10
  • Number of seasons: 4

10. Grace and Frankie (2015)

Grace is the retired queen of cosmetics and Frankie is a fun loving free spirited art teacher whose husbands are successful divorce lawyers. These women have been rivals for as long as they've known each other, so imagine their surprise when they learn both of their husbands have been in love with each other for years. These two must now join forces to cope with life's difficulties. 

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 81%
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Number of seasons: 3

11. The Get Down (2017)

I've never been a fan of anything that involved the 1970's, but I overlooked it to watch this show. Its a slice of what Bronx, New York City was like for teenagers experiencing the love of hip-hop and disco. The musical drama has excellent music and talented singers. It also takes a look at how the music industry was in the 70's.

  • Rotten Tomatoes rating: 76%
  • IMDb rating: 8.2/10
  • Number of seasons: 2

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Jamille Jones is a freelance writer who taught English in Hiroshima, Japan for 2 years. She's an Asian culture enthusiast, chocolate addict, video gamer, and loves to teach for the heck of it.