The 45 Best Shows on Netflix Canada [2022]

Are you bored of watching the same old TV shows over and over again on Netflix Canada? Do you want to watch something new and exciting that will leave you wanting more? 

You’re in luck – there are tons of great TV shows available to stream. But with so many options, it can be tough to know which ones are actually worth your time. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best shows on Netflix Canada. We chose these series based on their overall quality, popularity, and critical acclaim

So whether you’re in the mood for a gripping drama, a hilarious comedy, or an intense thriller, there’s something on this list for you. And if you’re looking for even more great TV recommendations, be sure to check out our lists of the best shows on Crave or the best shows on Hulu.

Summary

How We Chose the Best Netflix Shows in Toronto

We picked the best Netflix shows based on their popularity and the diversity of alternatives they provide, as well as what makes them stand out. These are the criteria we followed to choose the best ones in Toronto.
  • Variety: We ensured that all of these shows listed will offer you different types of genres and themes from comedy, horror, Sci-Fi, action and even psychological themes. 
  • Reviews: We included the reviews for you to get insight on what the audiences take on the shows and if they highly recommend it.
  • Pros & Cons: We added pros and cons to ensure what unique value you can get out of the show and the cons that will warn you for any rated r or disturbing scenes.

What is the price for Netflix Canada?

Netflix Canada includes 3 plans:
  1. Basic Plan: $9.99 per month for 1 device
  2. Standard Plan: $13.99 per month for 2 devices
  3. Premium Plan: $16.99 per month for 4 devices

45 Best Shows on Netflix Canada

1. Ozark

This drama series is about a financial planner (Marty Byrde) played by Jason Bateman, who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri, Ozark. This reason to relocate isn’t for them to have a fresh start at a nicer area, it’s to launder money for Mexican drug lords.

The money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt of $500 million in five years to appease the boss. If you’re into suspense and thriller crime shows, watch this show to see what tricks and plans they have to fix this crazy situation! 

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: 8.5/10
Casts: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Jordana Spiro

Audience Review:

“This show is awesome! Bateman plays an excellent role in trying to keep his life together (his wife, kids, the cartell, and the crazy locals) without falling apart or getting them all killed. If you don't like this series you have to check your pulse, only kidding, it's just so good but may not be everyone's cup of tea. Get halfway through the first season and it gets better and better. Happy watching!”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
The story starts immediately and the viewer does not have to sit through countless episodes before the story gets going. Show is rated R and has strong language if you don’t prefer it.
The setting is unusual for this type of crime drama series and it is a breath of fresh air. You really get a feel for the demographic and how they live their daily lives.
 

2. Stranger Things

If you’re into the 1980s era, you’ll definitely enjoy Stranger Things as it takes you back to a time filled with 80s soundtracks, settings and acting. This show is based in Indiana where a group of young friends witness terrifying supernatural and alien forces taking away people.

One of their friends mysteriously disappeared and the friends started searching for answers. Along their quest to search for their friend, they meet a powerful girl and unravel a series of extraordinary mysteries and what the government is hiding from the citizens. 

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8.7/10
Casts: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo

Audience Review:

“I really love Stranger Things! They really found the right people for the roles of all the characters. The plot is super unique, the scenes are thrilling, the character development is amazing, and I cannot stop watching. I swear, this show has me on the edge of my seat, waiting for what's going to happen next…”
“Oh lord have mercy, he has blessed this Earth and Netflix the greatest show of all time!!!! It is such an amazing show in so many ways!!! It’s for those who love comedy, monsters, 80’s references, a thrill, and good 80’s music as well. Ever since watching this show it’s given me so much to think about and I now want to live in the 80s and start playing Dungeons and Dragons. It just seems like a more simple time and the show really gives that experience to the audience…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
You’ll see great character development! Complaints about season 2 not being as strong as the 3rd season.
This show can be unpredictable and filled with suspense! 
 

3. Vikings

Vikings is the show for you if you’re into historical action drama and to see their influence on the world during the golden age! This is about Ragnar Lothbrok, who is a young farmer and a father who is dissatisfied with Earl Haraldson, his local ruler. 

The ruler leads his Viking raids east to the Baltic lands and Russia, where the people are just as destitute as the Norsemen. However, Ragnar wants to travel west, over the ocean, in search of new civilizations. He constructs a quicker, sleeker fleet of boats with the help of his pal Floki to enable him make it to the Western continent.

Show Information:

Genre:  Historical Drama, Adventure & Action
Rating: 8.6/10
Casts: Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Gustaf Skarsgård, Alex Høgh Andersen, Jordan Patrick Smith

Audience Review:

“Binge watching on Netflix ....LOVE it. After seeing a few shows on f.t.a in the past I knew I would like it. Great storyline and well acted!, you soon get drawn into the lives of Ragnar, his family and his friends. Also find myself wondering how much is drawn from the knowledge of how the Vikings actually lived and loved…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
The team that researches the old versions of modern languages or death languages is insane. Old english, Old Russian, Old French It contains graphic scenes
If you’re curious about how the vikings have lives, this is the show for you!
 

4. Squid Game

This is a top hit Korean series that is loved everywhere because it’s more than a simple horror show! You’ll see that this dystopian series exposes the reality of capitalist culture where only money matters.  This show is about hundreds of people in debt accepting to play a game given through a strange invitation to compete in a series of Korean children’s games.

However, the prize may be tempting but, these players will be in for a big surprise for something deadly and do what it takes to survive. If they lose, they die… This show will keep you on the edge of your seats making you feel tense and see betrayal! 

Show Information:

Genre:  Mystery, Action, Adventure & Crime
Rating: 8.1/10
Casts: Lee Jung-jae, Wi Ha-jun, Heo Sung-tae, Park Hae-soo, Kim Joo-ryoung

Audience Review:

“!NO SPOILERS! It's been only a few days since I finished the squid game and I honestly feel like watching it all over again. one of the best shows I've ever watched. It's the perfect amount of suspense needed. I found out about this show from school mostly because EVERYONE was talking about it. and I'm happy that i didn't delay watching this otherwise i would have regretted it later on…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Captivating set design and enthralling art direction with minimal use of CGI for a more realistic and riveting effect. Gruesome, grotesque and gory scenes if you don’t like seeing.
It powerfully demonstrated how human weaknesses and flaws are universal.

5. You

You

What would you do for the sake of love? This question is put to the test for a clever male bookshop manager who crosses paths with an ambitious female writer. The writer then becomes the manager’s fixation, which turns from a lovely but uncomfortable crush into something much more sinister.

He uses every tool at his disposal, including social media and the internet to get closer to her. He even goes as far as to eliminate any obstacles in his path, such as those who stand in his way and more.

Stay tuned for this show, to see the dark nature of the charming and innocent seeming bookstore manager!

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama, & Psychological thriller
Rating: 7.8/10
Actors: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Zach Cherry, Nicole Kang

Audience Review:

“IM OFICIALLY IN LOVE WITH "YOU". It is such and amazing series, and I love the way the writers developt the story and they show not only the thriller part, where he goes insane and traps them, but they go all the way through the character "Joe" and tell us his story, what he thinks right in the moment when we are thrilled to know what he is thinking, and deleate us with this character than anybody could say "he is the one" or "I found my soulmate", when there is so much more behind that…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
In an oxymoron/contradictory series of emotional roller coasters, a mystery dark romanticized series that’s engrossingly intriguing. Complaints about inserting politics in the show
This show is unpredictable and you’ll be surprised in each episode!
 

6. Euphoria

Euphoria

Euphoria is based on a couple of teenagers dealing with problems of drug addiction, identity, relationships, sexuality, trauma, body dysphoria, love, anger and regret. This show is bold, dark, depressing and contains extremely mature content where you might want to take a break from shows for a while as it can get you. 

As the students try to make sense of their futures, you’ll find it addresses the issues of drug abuse, anxiety, empathy, honesty along with finding ways to tackle their day to day existence. 

Show Information:

Genre: Drama
Rating: 8.5/10
Casts: Zendaya, Austin Abrams, Alexa Demie, Algee Smith, Jacob Elordi

Audience Review:

“Truly a masterpiece . Times during the season I went up and down on an emotional rollercoaster watching this messy , beautiful , unapologetically brilliant story unfold . At times I loved characters that in other Episodes ,perspectives & narratives ... I wanted to die, because IMO they are a major part of current humanities main problem(s)...”
“I recently graduated high school and, as far-fetched as it might seem, essentially everything shown was incredibly accurate. As someone who never went to a high school party, never did drugs, and hung with the "right" crowd, it may seem surprising that I would say something like this. But, to be honest, even despite my unusually sheltered lifestyle, I saw glimpses, like in disconnected images that flashed through my years in high school while I was stuck studying for SATs or preparing for finals.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Very relatable with the generation Z, express drug abuse problems as well as many other issues seen and/or experience for young people nowadays. Rated R scenes involving drug abuse, alcohol abuse, minors sending explicit photos etc and can be too much for some! 

7. Black Mirror

Black Mirror

Technology has changed practically every area of our life in the previous years, and we haven’t even had time to reflect on it. A plasma screen, a monitor, or a smartphone, this shows a black mirror of our 21st-century existence and may be found in every house, on every desk, and in every palm.

This shows a collection of standalone plays about techno-paranoia that are snappy, tense, and sarcastic.

“Black Mirror” also touches into a general sense of dread about the modern world, particularly the intended and unintentional implications of new technology and their impact on society and people.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8.8/10
Actors: N/A

Audience Review:

“This show is unlike any other! Ppl coming to comments to see if it’s worth your time wellll…It’s Def worth the watch!! Five stars!! The characters are amazingly thought out and it’s execution is simply brilliant!! It’s very unusual for a movie,show, or series to catch me “off guard” or “not knowing” what’s going to happen and for this series it knocks it outta tha park!! Hands down one of the best series I’ve ever watched and that's saying something!!...”
“Black Mirror is one of THE BEST shows out there on the Netflix platform. The best part about this show is the unique storyline of every single episode of it's all seasons as they carry unique themes…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Each episode is unrelated and carries unique and mysterious themes that can have you questioning about the future and current society.  Some episodes are Rated R and can get you! Just a warning.
They portray advanced and future AI technologies to showcase topics.
 

8. Mind Hunter

Mind Hunter

This show takes place from 1977 to 1980 in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling. It is about getting inside the head of a criminal to figure out how he thinks and investigators frequently infiltrate the criminal’s head and brain to look for patterns and learn new things. 

Holden Ford and Bill Tench of the FBI are in charge of this. By examining serial killers’ wounded psyches, they hope to comprehend and capture them. The agents pave the groundwork for the contemporary serial-killer profiling process along the way.

Show Information:

Genre: Crime Drama & Psychological Thriller
Rating: 8.6/10
Actors: Holt McCallanty, Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv, Cameron Britton, Sonny Valicenti, Albert jones etc.

Audience Review:

“Absolutely outstanding in every respect. Extremely well directed with meticulous attention to period (mid to late 70's) detail, Mindhunter is a tour de force in the field of criminal psychology. I love the combination of the academic relative rookie who wants to get inside the minds and motivations of serial killers juxtaposed with the world weary hard bitten veteran FBI agent. Neither character is in any way cliched and they work together superbly…”
“ Worth a watch and worth a read 🙂 Let me just say this is a masterpiece by Netflix. I was not expecting such a masterpiece from a Netflix original but boy was I wrong. This show is the epitome of the thriller genre according to me. It's everything I look for when I want to watch a mystery / thriller show…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Mindhunters also pays exceptional attention to character development and the story lines are always gripping, particularly when the team get involved in various  murder investigations. This show kind of falls between politics a bit.
This show will explain insightful dialogues explaining, analyzing and discussing the human psyche.
 

9. Money Heist

The Professor, a criminal mastermind, has devised a scheme to carry off the largest robbery in history where it involves printing billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain.

He selects eight individuals with specific skills to assist him in carrying out the ambitious plan. The gang of criminals takes hostages in order to help in their discussions with the authorities, who plot a means to apprehend the Professor. 

The criminals prepare for a showdown with the cops as time passes. To pull off the greatest heist in history, a mysterious guy known only as The Professor assembles a group of eight criminals who share one trait: none of them has anything to lose.

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: 8.3/10
Actors: Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, Paco Tous, Pedro Alonso

Audience Review:

“Money heist , the best TV show I've watched so far, it deals with mind games and strategies which makes you awestruck. If you're an ambient fan of robbery and like watching heists then this is a must watch . You'll never feel bored while binging on it . What's exciting is the blend of mind games and emotions one could have ,your intelligence and emotions don't go hand in hand which is portrayed in the best possible manner..”
“The best show I’ve ever seen and as a lover of heists and somebody who is very interested in them, the second they showed the nine in that classroom, I was hooked. I binged all four seasons of this show in three days. I am convinced that this is the greatest show I will ever watch. The characters are likable( minus Arturo) and the plot both gives a realistic view as a resistance and an unrealistic view watching a bunch of nobody rob a billion euros from THE ROYAL MINT OF SPAIN…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show is unpredictable with its overwhelming plot, you’ll definitely be intrigued!  This show has nonstop violence and war – not for the faint of heart

10. The Umbrella Academy

This show takes place in 1989, where 43 children were delivered mysteriously to unrelated mothers who had shown no symptoms of pregnancy the day before.

Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a rich businessman, adopts seven of them and establishes the Umbrella Academy to train his “children” to rescue the world. The family, however, disintegrates throughout their adolescent years, and the team disbands.

Fast forward to the current day, when the clan’s six remaining members gather to mourn Hargreeves’ death. They work together to investigate the mystery behind their father’s death, but the estranged family is once again torn apart by conflicting personalities and powers, and a worldwide apocalypse is another impending threat.

Show Information:

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Rating: 8/10
Casts: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Mary J. Blige, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Audience Review:

“A fantastic and brilliantly conceived look into a highly dysfunctional and wonderfully funny family of superhuman children who have now grown up, whose lives have all changed for the worse: once media superstars constantly bathed in the spotlight of public attention, the members of the Umbrella Academy are split up, missing, or even dead…”
“This show is absolutely amazing! You need to watch it if you haven’t already. At first, it was a bit confusing and overwhelming but once you understand and learn what’s happening, it presents great plots with many likable/ interesting characters, backstories and plot twists. I was hooked after the first episode, and it gets more and more intense/interesting as the show continues…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show gives us a fresh perspective of the characters’ dysfunctional habits which us ordinary people can relate to. This is more of a drama than a thriller, and it falls short of the promises of thrills, action, adventure, and suspense.
 

11. Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

In the aftermath of World War I, Britain was a combination of melancholy and hedonism in 1919. In a country wracked by economic turmoil, returning military, freshly minted revolutionaries, and criminal gangs are battling for survival.

The Peaky Blinders, led by returning war hero Thomas Shelby and his family, were one of the most prominent gangs of the time. Thomas, on the other hand, has greater plans than merely jogging the streets. When a package of firearms goes stolen, he sees an opportunity to rise in life, since while crime pays well, respectable business pays much more. Inspector Chester Campbell, who arrives from Belfast to do so, is attempting to cleanse Britain of its criminality.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Crime
Rating: 8.8/10
Casts: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle, Joe Cole

Audience Review:

“The most Manliest series i ever watched.Such a great fan of thomas shelby. I would like to point out that Tommy's love interest, Grace, and their entire relationship, gives you an overall perspective of what is "classy British romance" at its finest. As oldschool as it gets, this series has everything from thrill, to crime, to drama, to sorrow, to opening up your mind, on a whole new level. Peaky Blinders stands out from the other Gangster series, because there is something soothing and peaceful about it…”
“For any fan of British period films "Peaky Blinders" is a delight. Where the show excels is in its cast of strong characters, and a storyline which continues to evolve to reflect a restless period of change. It is amidst this backdrop of social change that Peaky Blinders is set…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show portrays an interesting setting where you get to see 1920s stories about how criminals and gangsters live their life. Complaints about how it can be annoying how someone keeps lighting up cigarettes every 10 seconds. 
You’ll enjoy the acting, set, storyline, music and everything 

12. House of Cards

House of Cards

In this Netflix original production, begins as a nasty politician seeking vengeance. In exchange for his support, he was promised the position of Secretary of State, and his efforts helped to assure Garrett Walker’s election to the president.

But just before the inauguration, Walker changes his mind, telling Underwood that he is too important in Congress.  Underwood  follows his instructions, but he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, secretly establish a plan to eliminate Walker and his supporters. Underwood rises up the ranks of the government as the series unfolds, until his death, at which time Claire ascends to power.

Show Information:

Genre: Drama, Politics
Rating: 8.7/10
Casts: Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Cody Fern, Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear

Audience Review:

“I would suggest one must watch this incredible thriller political drama when it comes to me. Seeing this would make you feel like politics lies in your vein and you also would like to feel the smell of power. This series would make you a skeptical person and you will think twice before trusting anyone. The storyline of the whole drama is so accurate and is made with the full dedication that if one starts watching the series would not end without binge-watching the whole season at a time and can probably finish the whole series within 3-5 days.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This is a cool take on political thriller series!  Some episodes can get confusing, but it’ll make sense as you keep watching.
Great character development on screen!

13. The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House

The Crains, a broken family, are haunted by memories of their previous house and the horrible events that forced them away. This contemporary retelling of the Shirley Jackson novel follows two brothers as they grow up in what would become the country’s most renowned haunted house. 

They are now adults, and they are forced to reunite in the face of catastrophe, forcing them to confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those spirits may still haunt them, while others may be lurking in the shadows of Hill House. Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Henry Thomas are among the ensemble cast members.

Show Information:

Genre:  Horror, Drama & Mystery
Rating: 8.6/10
Casts: Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti etc.

Audience Review:

“I've been a HUGE horror lover since I was a child, horrors have always intrigued me, this is one of the most beautifully written and emotional horrors of all time, I have just finished watching the entire series for the 4th time, and undoubtedly will watch it time and time again…”
“No cheap jump out at ya trickery here-If you like a truly good ghost story- this show is incredibly satisfying. ! Stumbled onto this show. My favourite new weekly fix. Our whole family looks forward each week to see the next episode. We have had a hard time only watching 1 episode each week and trying to hold off on binge watching through the rest of the episodes all at once. Can't imagine there not being a 2nd season and many more after. This is a well crafted show with great classic scares…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This isn’t your regular horror film show, it involves psychological work that went into the making of this! Mostly about family drama, and less horror thriller.

14. Daredevil

Daredevil

“Daredevil,” the first in a planned series of Marvel, features Matt Murdock, an attorney by day and vigilante by night. As Daredevil, Murdock, who was blinded in a car accident as a youngster, uses his enhanced senses to battle crime on the streets of New York when the sun sets.

While Murdock’s day job demands him to believe in the criminal justice system, his alter ego does not, forcing him to take matters into his own hands in order to safeguard his Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood and the neighbouring areas.

Show Information:

Genre:  Action, Crime
Rating: 8.7.10
Casts: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Wilson Bethel, Vincent D’Onofrio

Audience Review:

“Marvel's Daredevil is one of the best superheroes to come out in recent years, as well as one of the best Netflix shows ever made. Based on the Marvel Comics character, the series follows Matt Murdock, who becomes an attorney years after a chemical accident rendering him blind at a young age changed his life forever. Growing up in Hell's Kitchen of New York, Matt Murdock, at a young age, learns martial arts and acrobatics to defend himself on the streets, now using it to save people on the streets of New York as the superhero, Daredevil…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show isn’t your typical superhero series, it tries to portray reality and doesn’t sugarcoat the dark sides of society. Complaints about the plot becoming predictable!
 

15. The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is about Uhtred, who saw his father slaughtered and his Saxon army crushed by invading warriors on Danish ships while he was just a kid. This is a show about heroic actions and epic conflicts with a thematic depth that covers politics, religion, warfare, courage, love, loyalty, and our universal quest for identity. 

It is the story of how a people united their power under one of history’s most legendary monarchs to recover their country and construct a place they call home, combining actual historical persons and events with fictitious ones.

Show Information:

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama
Rating: 8.5/10
Casts: Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Ian Hart, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Balázs Csémy

Audience Review:

“AMAZING show! Binge watched this show at the height of the pandemic as we are all locked down in our house and I had just completed all 4 seasons. (sadly, could not get enough of this show that i will have to re-watch all 4 again) I thought GOT was the best but I am giving my sword to this one. I love it so much that I was compelled to write a review :)...”
“Awesome, brilliant and binge worthy. Superlative historical fiction. A fascinating, epic story, a dynamic protagonist, multifaceted characters, lots of highs and lows, with suspense, action, tragedy, romance and even moments of comedy…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
If you loved Game of Thrones and Vikings, you’ll surely be interested to watch this! Complains about the progression of the show being slow. However, it does get better!
Also, if you love history, this show is something that you’ll truly appreciate as it tracks the development of England in one nation.

16. Lucifer

Lucifer

This series follows Lucifer, the original fallen angel and Lord of Hell, who has become disillusioned with his life in hell, based on characters developed by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. 

Lucifer indulges in his favourite pleasures (women, wine, and song) after quitting his kingdom and retiring to Los Angeles. That is until a murder occurs outside of his luxury nightclub.

For the first time in billions of years, the murder stirs up something strange in the mind of the victim. Lucifer meets an interesting murder investigator named Chloe Decker, who appears to have an inner kindness unlike the worst of mankind to which he is used too.

He has partnered up with Chloe to hunt down criminals. However, the longer he is away from the underworld, the higher the risk that the darkest aspects of mankind may escape.

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8.2/10
Casts: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt

Audience Review:

“I absolutely loved watching Lucifer. It's full of relationships, crime solving and mystery. It's amazing how the persona over the devil changes once he gets entangled with the detective. I highly recommend this show to everyone. It's sad it had to come to an end…”
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED....!!! Never had I been so hooked to a TV series....A completely different perspective of how we see Lucifer. A fallen angel who runs Hell and yet has a conscience/heart to feel pain and fight injustice is simply an amazing concept…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show has many genres in one, from drama, fantasy, crime, humour and action! Complaints about the show solving new crimes in each episode. 
You’ll see great character development!

17. Prison Break

Prison Break

An innocent man is sentenced to death row as a result of a political plot, and his only chance is his brother, who makes it his mission to get himself sentenced to the same jail as his brother in order to break them both out from the inside out.

Michael holds up a bank to get himself detained in Fox River State Penitentiary with his brother, and then develops a series of complex methods to free Lincoln and establish his innocence. The brothers’ dangers do not end once they are released from prison; they must run to avoid capture and fight a complicated political scheme that puts everyone’s life in jeopardy.

Show Information:

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Crime & Drama
Rating: 8.4/10
Casts: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Paul Adelstein, Rockmond Dunbar

Audience Review:

“IT'S AN AMAZING television series now and forever......it's a highly RECOMMENDED web series for all. It's not just a television series with the best story line...it has so many interesting and spectacular points in Acting, Story, Music, screenplay and most importantly their Hard Work…”
“This is PERFECTION!! Honestly I am not a fan of the genre:crime but because it was so good It really hooked me up. It all makes sense if you would watch the whole series.I never get bored, it is just so thrilling and full of suspense . It took me a very long time to watch it finally, and yesterday I just finished watching it. I didn't cry when the time I'm watching but when season 5 ended I cried a lot. I will miss them so much…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show will keep you on the edge of your seat as they form cool plans and techniques to find a way out the prison.  It can get too graphic and gory, so just a warning. 
 

18. The Blacklist

The Blacklist

Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former government agent, has been on the run for decades and is one of the world’s most sought criminals. From his intelligence and expertise he can be released on the condition that he cooperate with profiler Elizabeth Keen, he consented to collaborate with the FBI to catch his “blacklist” of mobsters, spies, and worldwide terrorists.

Red’s exact motivations for picking Liz, a lady with whom he appears to have no ties, remain unknown. Liz, do you think she has any secrets of her own? Whether Liz wants to or not, Red vows to teach her how to think like a criminal “to understand the wider picture.”

Show Information:

Genre:  Mystery, Drama, Crime
Rating: 8.1/10
Actors: James Spader, Megan Boone, Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff, Amir Arison

Audience Review:

“The Blacklist is hands down "the best crime drama on tv" today! We the viewers are always looking for great shows to watch & especially now with covid keeping us all close to home, it is such a joy to watch this show! The cast all play such interesting people & seem to work so well together. They pull us in every week for a new adventure & never fail to deliver…”
“No Spoilers. If you are planning to watch the Blacklist, well then let me tell you, you are in for a ride. The Blacklist is not like your ordinary television show, you will get attached to the characters who have all played there roles amazingly well. Raymond Reddington, who is played by the legendary actor James Spader who also was the protagonist in American Legal Drama Boston Legal takes you into his own crime universe which you will love, hate and laugh at…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Each episode has different incidents and you’ll be exposed to what humans can be capable of doing! Gory and disturbing scenes which can be too much for some.
So many plot twists and unpredictable scenes!

19. How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder

Annalise Keating (Viola Davis, Oscar and Tony winner) is a smart, charming defence lawyer who teaches a class called How to Get Away With Murder.

Annalise, who is also a criminal defence attorney, chooses a group of students who are the finest and brightest to help her with cases at her practice, alongside her staff, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom. Mysteries emerge, putting everyone’s limitations to the test and revealing frightening realities.

They become engaged in a murder plot and try to dispose of evidence in order to avoid being caught. This is a fantastic show that will keep you hooked as you wait to see what clever legal tricks they’ll utilize to get away!

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating: 8.2/10
Casts: Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza

Audience Review:

“This is one of the best shows I have ever watched, if not the best. Every episode stressed me out in an amazing way. Every season there is a new mystery and they give bits and pieces leading up to what happens and each time it fills you with more and more suspense. It is filled with a lot of plot twists and no matter what you think is going to happen it is nothing like what you think, it's just awesome…”
“This was just an absolute masterpiece. It played with your emotions but in the best way possible. The story was immersive and very captivating. It was well executed by both the filmmaking and the extraordinary acting by the cast. I would absolutely recommend this to anybody looking for a thrill. There were no clichés and the sequence was consistent. How to get away with murder made me sob and laugh, it made me learn so many things about life and the law…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
so many plot twists, secrets to uncover in each student, amazing actors, and a brilliant story line. A bit of violence and rated r scenes not suitable for all audiences.
Logical thinking and words are extremely powerful!

20. Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy

The medical drama series follows a group of young doctors who worked as interns at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital at the start of their careers. Meredith Grey, the show’s heroine and one of the young physicians, is the daughter of a well-known surgeon.

Due to a prior connection between Grey and Meredith’s mother when Meredith was a kid, Grey finds it difficult to maintain links with her coworkers, particularly the hospital’s former chief of surgery, Richard Webber. This series has been running since 2005 and currently has eighteen seasons!

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama

Rating: 7.8/10
Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd

 

Audience Review:

“Our absolute most favourite TV show ever. Been watching this since the very first pilot aired way back in 2005, and been hooked ever since. I've gotten several friends and family (including my fiancé) hooked to it too since, who are also consistently big fans now too! It's just overall an incredible tv show that you can get totally emotionally involved with, but be prepared to have your emotions played with throughout the entire journey!...”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Amazing show to see character development  Show mainly shows relationships with others instead of completely involving medicine. 
A great insight about surgeons and hospital life! 

21. Sense8

Sense8

Sense8 is about eight strangers from all over the world are mysteriously brought together by violent visions and sensations as they become connected.

They discover that they can interact with one another, share their experiences, and even share their knowledge. You’ll see how each character deals with hardships, tackling their demons and empathy. Their interest is piqued, but while they seek answers, they are pursued by an unknown group intent on annihilating them.

Show Information:

Genre:  Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8.3/10
Casts: Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Max Riemelt, Jamie Clayton, Bae Doo-na, Brian J. Smith

Audience Review:

“One of the best shows I have ever watched and felt connected with. I enjoyed watching every single scene, not a single scene was boring. The series develops in a way that keeps you hooked to it throughout the episode. I just binged watched it and finished it in two days. The show has been shot in 16 different cities instead of just relying on CGI, with cast from all around the world, it's a perfect blend of diversity…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
If you love shows about the future and science fiction, check it out! There are rated r scenes, in case kids are around!
This series makes logic to everything that people like us believe in and supports and promotes all the most important things or issues.
 

22. Travelers

Travelers

If you want to think deeply into your consciousness or want to delve into the idea of who you really are, this show will make you question things. Travelers is about the last remaining humans who find a technique to transport consciousness back through time, directly into individuals in the twenty-first century, hundreds of years in the future. 

The travellers, who take on the identities of seemingly random people, are secretly working together to complete tasks in order to save mankind from a horrific future. The travellers, who include an FBI agent, a single mother, and a college student, learn that 21st-century relationships are just as difficult as their high-stakes missions. 

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8.1/10
Casts: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman

Audience Review:

“My adrenalin levels were pretty high as I binged this series during lockdown. The characters were engaging, there was so much humour (especially about the food) and the time-twisting plotting was ingenious. It's not often that I spend a day thinking about the significance of a final episode, watch the last scenes again, and work out what was subtly intended…”
“It was a marvellous experience watching this series. All the characters will make your mind blow with their performances. Each and every character nailed their performances. The director stopping the show for good was a brilliant decision as the entire job was done. Very well made. Very well executed. 👏👏👏 Loved each and every couple. And especially Grace.. She outstaded everyone .. Woahh 😍”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This is a nice show to watch if you’re into science fiction! Complaints about being very slow paced
 

23. Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek

Johnny Rose, his soap star wife Moira, and their two children, über-hipster son David and socialite daughter Alexis, find themselves suddenly broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a little miserable village they acquired as a joke years before.

This once affluent couple must give up their way of life. The Rose family is forced to confront their unexpected poverty head-on and pull together as a family to survive, with their two spoiled children in tow and their privileged lives behind them.

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy
Rating: 8.6/10
Casts: Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Daniel Levy, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire

Audience Review:

“What can I say!! It has been a joyride of various emotions altogether. Very few times it so happens that you feel so good while watching something that you don't want it to end ever. It becomes a part of you and lets you be a part of their journey. Concept wise, Storyline is perfect. It is generally based on a one line idea of a rich family getting broke and finally having to live in a sad place called Schitt's Creek. Direction, narration wise, good…”
“What a masterpiece 🙌👏👏 It has been a journey full of laughter, emotions and learning. I recently found this show and in no time I found myself at the last episode of season 6. I was devastated that after this I won't be able to see such, GREAT ACTING, CHARACTERS, EXPRESSIONS AND HUMOUR…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show brings awareness to relationships and communities that helps understand different perspectives.  Complaints about the actor’s character being too obnoxious. 
 

24. Dark

Dark

This show is about two children who went missing in a tiny German town, the community’s evil past is revealed, as are the parallel lives and strained relationships among four families as they hunt for the children. 

The mystery-drama series offers an elaborate riddle full of twists and turns, as well as a network of interesting individuals, all of whom have a link to the town’s terrible history, whether they realise it or not. What they didn’t realize was that this mystery would be linked to a slew of other mysteries in the little community.

Show Information:

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery & Crime
Rating: 8.8/10
Casts: Oliver Masucci, Maja Schöne, Jördis Triebel, Daan Lennard Liebrenz, Lisa Vicari

Audience Review:

“DARK is Arguably the Greatest Science-Fiction Series ever made in the History of (OTT) Online Series till date. Set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families. It is all about time travel and its paradoxes like the Predestination Paradox, Bootstrap Paradox, Loopholes, Quantum entanglement, and many more…”
“Intriguing. Excellent cast. For once a unique storyline that not only draws you in but unlike most tv, requires you to focus on it, to concentrate, so it makes you switch off your computer or social media and JUST watch it! There are scientific facts within, details of mythology, so many strands that grab individuals attention. It is so clever that you notice more and more things you missed the first time around from further watching it.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
It’s one of the rare series that makes you completely lose your mind and doesn’t let to stop thinking about the things Rated R scenes, in case you watch with kids
 

25. The Office

The Office

If you’re looking for some comedic relief, then don’t skip out on watching “The Office”. This show features the staff of Dunder-Mifflin, a staff that includes characters based on characters from the British show and maybe people you work with in your office.

Jim is a likeable employee who is a bit of an ordinary man. Pam, a former receptionist who now works as a sales representative, is Jim’s favourite due to office romance. Dwight, the successful coworker with no social skills or common sense, is another example. There’s also Ryan, who has worked for the organization for many years in various capacities.

You’ll see a comedic portrayal of employees of the fictitious Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, go about their daily routines. Check out the British adaptation of “The Office” as well!

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy
Rating: 9/10
Casts: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms

Audience Review:

“OMG!!! There is no doubt that this is the best sitcom drama you will ever watch.I might not be as critical at noticing the details but boss, believe me u won't either.I've watched a lot of series but this has been the best! Whether it's Michael's lame but yet up to the point comic timings,or Jim's pranks or Dwight's energy or Kevin's giggly laugh,Stanley's cool accent, or Andy's songs, every character played its part beautifully…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
You’ll love this show for its comedy!  Complaints about show will get better after season 2.
The writers have brilliantly twisted the show’s flow, adding suspense, a dash of drama and romance, and a slew of hysterically amusing pranks, jokes, and character bonding.
 

26. Narcos

Narcos

In this rough, gritty original series, Netflix explores the growth of the cocaine trade in Colombia and the dramatic real-life stories of drug kingpins from the late 1980s. The steps done by law enforcement in the war on drugs, including the targeting of prominent and powerful persons such as drug lord Pablo Escobar, are also recounted. 

As efforts to control cocaine, one of the world’s most lucrative exports, the numerous parties engaged include legal, political, law enforcement, military, and civilians, clash. It will show a realistic account of Colombia’s assault on the notoriously vicious and powerful drug gangs!

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: 8.8/10
Casts: Pedro Pascal, Matias Varela, Damián Alcázar, Francisco Denis, Alberto Ammann

Audience Review:

“Detailed and well narrated masterpiece! Narcos is one of my most favorite shows. It is based on real personalities and events and that makes it more interesting. Generally real life stories become flat and shallow at some points but in Narcos, every single character is really interesting and well shaped. First two seasons were based on Pablo Escobar, the great drug Lord of Medellin…”
“This is an excellent drama that provides a mature distinct look towards recent history (that remains intensely relevant today as the results of this are still ongoing) while remaining entertaining and staying true to the general events, despite some moments being simplified for the purpose of storytelling and drama…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
You’ll get an insight about how drugs were operated in the 80s in Columbia and how it came to rise. Complaints about show pacing slow.

27. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

This show is about Walter White who is a high school chemistry teacher, who believes his life can’t get much worse. His pay only allows him to barely scrape by, a position that is unlikely to change once his expectant wife gives birth, and their adolescent son suffers from cerebral palsy. 

Walter, on the other hand, is taken aback when he discovers he has terminal cancer.  Recognizing that his disease is likely to bankrupt his family financially, Walter makes a last-ditch effort to generate as much money as possible in the time he has left by converting an old RV into a mobile meth lab.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Crime
Rating: 9.5/10
Casts: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt

Audience Review:

“Once you start watching Breaking Bad from Season 1, it will feel a bit slow but gradually as the story progresses, it becomes strongly addictive just like any drug. The USP of the show is its strong writing and execution. Kudos to Vince Gilligan for that. The way the character of Walter White develops over the seasons from being a normal Chemistry Prof to Drug Lord at the end is commendable…”
“Seriously the best show I've ever seen, it has a slow burn effect, where it can *appear* slow, but once it hits you, it hits like a truck. The dynamics between the characters, the rich world that they've been in, how it blends the lines of something sketchy that benefits Walter and his family, to a black hole of senseless crime and profit, it's addicting as all hell…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Every single character is compelling to watch, even the lesser-known/less memorable characters such as Skyler and Gale. In the beginning, the show may appear slow to get to the action!
The writing is crisp, brief, and funny, the premise is engaging, and the more you watch the show and witness the insanity unfold, the more you will be fascinated.

28. Manifest

If you love mysteries, space dimensions, and secrets, then “Manifest” will dive deep into it all! This show is about a crew and passengers who were relieved when Montego Air Trip 828 arrived safely after a turbulence-filled journey. 

However, there is a twist of turns where the world has aged five years in those few hours. Their friends, relatives, and coworkers had given up hope and moved on after mourning their loss during those years. That is until the flight landed, passengers were shocked to see their families and friends running to them and especially, the kids all grown up, filled them with so much confusion. 

They’ve all been granted a second opportunity now that they’ve been faced with the impossible. As their new realities become obvious, a deeper mystery emerges, and some of the resurrected passengers realize they may be destined for something bigger than they ever imagined.

Show Information:

Genre:  Mystery, Drama
Rating: 7.2/10
Casts: Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, Athena Karkanis, J.R. Ramirez, Luna Blaise

Audience Review:

“One of the best shows I have seen in the past 3 years, it got everything. A very mysterious, baffling plot, combined with intense drama , greed, love, and also just simple normal family problems. The plot is absolutely captivating , original and full of unexpected twists. Also the cast and the performances are really good. Josh Dallas and Athena Karkanis do not need any praise, Melissa Roxburgh the leading star has done a brilliant job, beyond the expectations…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show involves government conspiracy, mysterious power and space dimension.  Complaints about the plot changing!
 

29. The End of the F***ing World

The End of the F***ing World

A fantastic binge-worthy show that combines elements of a coming-of-age narrative, romance, and a criminal thriller.  James, a 17-year-old who feels he is a psychopath, is the protagonist of the film (for some very convincing reasons). James thinks that his first murder victim will be Alyssa, a new classmate. 

He befriends her and waits for the right opportunity to murder her till he finds himself on a journey with her to get away from her home. It goes from an innovative coming-of-age narrative or odd-boy-meets-odd-girl story to an insightful look at teenage fears and the role of parents in moulding them sometime towards the middle of the play, and without you realising it.

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Rating: 8.1/10
Casts: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku, Christine Bottomley

Audience Review:

“This is a kind of thing which you won't see often. It's so fresh and authentic and everything far away from being a cliche that it's hard to resist. And there's rarely something even close to this you can even relate to and that's what makes it a must watch…”
“I am urging you to watch this show! Like don't even read this review just go and watch it right now... Watch the whole show (it's really small) then come back and finish reading this 😂😂 it's that good a show. Saw it last year and never quite came across something like it before. It's so beautifully portrayed and the story is so gripping…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
It has a uniqueness that other shows don’t have where  it doesn’t cross the line of awkwardness.  There is animal cruelty in this show, so just a warning!
It sticks to the character’s amazing development.
 

30. Bojack Horseman

Bojack Horseman

BoJack Horseman, a humanoid horse lost in a sea of self-loathing and liquor, believes it’s time to make a comeback. He was formerly the lead of a 1990s comedy in which he played an adoptive father to three orphaned children (two girls and a boy). 

The show was the hottest thing going, and then it was abruptly cancelled. BoJack wants to reclaim his dignity after 18 years. He sets out to make it happen with the help of a human sidekick and a feline ex-girlfriend who serves as his agent.

However, Hollywood has changed dramatically since those days, and getting accustomed to new technologies such as Twitter may take some time.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama, Comedy, Animation
Rating: 8.8/10
Casts: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins

Audience Review:

“It is a really honest, funny, sad, brave, interesting and deep show.It made me feel depressed yet emerged some hope inside of me, that life just goes on and good and bad things happen.Some times I feel like nothing really matters.The characters are so well written, the cast is magical and the dialogues literally just flow like butter.The animation is so well done, both in a comedic and a dramatic sense…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
There are a lot of subliminal messages in everything this show has to offer and are relatable! This Netflix original cartoon series is inappropriate for children, as it contains numerous references to sex, drugs, and alcohol.
It’s so genuine and familiar, despite the fact that it’s a cartoon, there are numerous bizarre scenarios.
 

31. Russian Doll

In this comedy-drama series, Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne plays Nadia, a young lady on a quest to be the guest of honour at a party in New York City. She gets stuck in a strange time loop cycle where she attends the same event over and over again and dies at the end of the night each time. Only to wake up the next day unhurt as if nothing had happened. 

Nadia is constantly dying and repeating her 36th birthday celebration. She’s caught in a bizarre time loop, looking down the barrel of her own demise.

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Rating: 7.8/10
Casts: Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Charlie Barnett, Elizabeth Ashley

Audience Review:

“A fantastic show with an amazing climax. I thought it would be pretty boring because of the iteration of the events but it actually keeps you hooked on to it till the end. The character development is so well done and subtle at the same time that you feel for a second that you are discovering your own qualities. It is a comical yet thrilling series…”
“I have such a fantastic feeling after watching the last episode, so emotional and overwhelming! I really invested in these characters, they're flawed, but have beautiful hearts... I watched one episode but knew I was hooked after just 3 minutes! Wow, I loved the ending, superb…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
If you like the Groundhog day, you’ll love this It can get repetitive
There is something deeper, funny and mysterious involved.

32. Bloodline

Bloodline

Bloodline is a suspenseful thriller that delves into the evils that lay under the surface of a modern American family. The Rayburns are hard working members of their Florida Keys community, but they have terrible secrets from their history that they seek to keep hidden. 

As falsehoods pile up, friendships are destroyed, and an inconceivable crime occurs, paranoia and mistrust grow. The once-harmonious connection between the close-knit family members deteriorates, and decent people are pushed to consider doing very awful things.

When the Rayburns’ black sheep son returns home for the 45th anniversary of his parents’ hotel, he threatens to disclose the Rayburns’ dark secrets and terrible history, testing his siblings’ familial devotion.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama
Rating: 7.9/10
Casts: Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Sissy Spacek

Audience Review:

“One of my all-time favourite series. The entire cast is phenomenal and really sells their characters. It is set in the Florida Keys, which are so beautiful it takes attention away from the characters. Watching for the first time, the hard twists and turns midway through are worth the initial slow-burn. That said, with a turn of events like that it is hard to surprise the audience any further, or at least keep them interested.”
“BLOODLINE on Netflix is one of the very best of series I have watched in years! The cast is incredible and it is so great to see Sissy Spacek back on the screen. Kyle Chandler is such an awesome actor and I can not even imagine really living like his rolls in this series! I have never been to Florida and now would love to tour the Keyis! The action NEVER slows down and keeps a person glued to the show…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show grabs you from the get go and barely ever let’s go.  The show is slow paced!
Great cast and acting
 

33. Maniac

Maniac is an American psychological dark comedy-drama streaming television miniseries about two troubled strangers who meet during a bizarre pharmaceutical experiment. This involves a doctor who has troubles with his mother and a computer that is mentally unstable.

They may be confident that it will treat all of their issues permanently, with no difficulties or adverse effects. Things don’t always turn out the way they’re supposed to. Watch this show if you love Jonah Hill and Emma stone! It brings back memories from the hilarious movie Superbad when they acted together in 2007!

Show Information:

Genre:  Dark comedy, psychological drama, Sci-Fri & Fantasy
Rating: 7.7/10
Casts: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Justin Theroux, Gabriel Byrne, Sally Field

Audience Review:

“This tv show is the most original show I've seen. Its artfully crafted storyline plays along great cinematography. The set designs and vibes of the world they live in, perfectly depict a confusing, futuristic yet nostalgic atmosphere. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill's acting enhances everything as well. You will feel chills down your spine as you will feel as if you are with them in this world. You will also never get bored watching this show that seems to keep its audience always intrigued and wanting more.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show is set in the future and uses surreal humour to examine the interconnectivity of human lives  Some episodes might get confusing
 

34. The Crown

This spectacular Netflix original drama follows Queen Elizabeth II’s life from the 1940s to the present day.  The series opens with a look at the queen’s early reign, when she seized the throne at the age of 25 following the death of her father, King George VI. Personal intrigues, loves, and political rivalries emerge as the decades pass, revealing events that formed the latter half of the twentieth century.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama
Rating: 8.7/10
Casts: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Victoria Hamilton, John Lithgow

Audience Review:

“Let me start off by saying that this is probably one of the best cast series that I have watched in a while. From Claire Foy as the young Queen Elizabeth, to Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen's sister Princess Margaret, Olivia Colman as the more matured Queen and the amazing Emma Corrin who introduces us to the beloved Duchess of Wales, Princess Diana. I mean brilliant casting 10/10…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Interesting take on the British Monarchy  The original cast changes during season 3.
You get to see the world through the eyes of Queen Elizabeth’s character. 

35. The Sinner

The Sinner

Each season, Detective Harry Ambrose investigates a terrifying new crime. To solve his problems, he adopts some unique approaches and a profound ability for empathy. His unwavering commitment stems from his tragic history, which has led him to form intense and often dangerously intimate ties with his suspects. “The Sinner” is an exciting journey with excellent performances that combines a dramatic murder investigation with raw interpersonal drama.

Show Information:

Genre:  Mystery, Anthology, Crime Drama
Rating: 7.9/10
Casts: Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Orlagh Cassidy, Abby Miller, Dohn Norwood

Audience Review:

“A great crime series! Each season is unrelated but kept me binge watching. Loved Cora...still watching to see what comes from the next few seasons but i can say this...The beginning of Cora started off slow but towards the end of episode 1 I was hooked. Not a huge fan of Jessica Biel but her portrayal of Cora is EXCELLENT…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
If you love suspenseful crime mysteries this is the show for you! Complaints abouts season 3 not making sense!
This also shows fantastic stories with a deep analysis of each crime. All the characters are fantastic, well built storylines with lots of details and very deep plots where you have to think about what has really happened.

36. Master of None

Master of None

This Netflix original comedy was created by comedian Aziz Ansari and writer Alan Yang. It is partially based on Ansari’s real-life experiences where Ansari plays Dev, a New York-based actor who is having trouble figuring out what he really wants in both his personal and professional life. 

Dev’s early years are depicted in the series, as well as current aspects of his life, such as modern etiquette (as it relates to texting and social media) and being young and unmarried in the city. Dev’s parents, played by Ansari’s real-life mother and father, Fatima and Shoukath, are among the essential individuals in Dev’s life.

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Rating: 8.3/10
Casts: Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Alessandra Mastronardi, Lena Waithe, Shoukath Ansari

Audience Review:

“It’s not often that I feel compelled to write a review but Master of None is something exquisite. I took it to be something frivolous and was in the mood for that when I started watching, and in many ways, that is where it starts. It’s a charming and light hearted piece that slowly draws you in and after three episodes I was hooked, although I couldn’t quite say why. But it’s the evolution of the piece through the seasons that has really moved me to share my feelings about it.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
It’s not simply another programme about immigrant minorities; it covers a wide range of topics regarding people’s lives and situations. Complaints about season 3 being not as light hearted.

37. Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon

This show is about how in the future, more than 300 years from now, new technology has revolutionized civilization, allowing human bodies to be interchangeable and death to no longer be permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only survivor of an elite force of intergalactic warriors who were defeated in a rebellion against the new global order. 

The prisoner returns to life in a new body after 250 years on ice, with just one opportunity to gain his freedom. His consciousness has been imprisoned for generations until Laurens Bancroft, an unimaginably wealthy businessman, gives him the chance to live again. 

If Kovacs wants to be revived, he’ll have to do something for Bancroft. Bancroft has asked Kovacs to investigate a murder. If you’re into cyberpunk this is the show for you!

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Rating: 8/10
Casts: Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda, Chris Conner, Ato Essandoh, James Purefoy

Audience Review:

“Takes you on a mental trip to keep up but I think it’s a great show. The acting and production are top notch. Netflix is doing better production and cinematography better than big budget films now. So odd how I look forward to Netflix originals when a few years back Netflix was just a place to watch old tv shows and movies.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Lots of foreshadowing  Complains about storyline becoming predictable during season 2.
Amazing technological visual effects and graphics
 

38. On My Block

On My Block

“On My Block” follows a group of brilliant, street-savvy friends as they navigate high school, encompassing all of the accomplishments, pains, and new experiences they encounter. Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar face the rigours of adolescence and life in their mostly Hispanic and black neighbourhood in South Central Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy series, putting their long-standing friendships to the test.

Show Information:

Genre:  Teen drama, comedy

Rating: 8/10
Casts: Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Jessica Marie Garcia, Diego Tinoco, Sierra Capri

 

Audience Review:

“Love this show!!! Love that my teen son and I can watch and laugh together about it. They tackle real issues while showing teens just deal with life everyday, it's all they know. Very well written…”
“This show is one of the best Netflix originals i have ever watched. I loved everything about the storyline, creative Writing, but most of all the characters. This show reflects so much on the real modern high school world and what it's like growing up in gang lands. I am a 19 year old male and "On my block" taught me a lot about strength and motivation…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show reflects so much on the real modern high school world and what it’s like growing up in gang lands. Young kids getting involved in the gang scenes with drugs and rated r activities which might make some uncomfortable.
Every season has something interesting to talk about, not boring stuff.
 

39. F is for Family

F is for Family

F is for Family is another Netflix Original adult animated series, and it’s inspired by stand-up comedian Bill Burr’s life growing up in the 70’s. He also voices the main character of Frank Murphy, a veteran and suburban father with a dysfunctional but loving family. The show can get a little dark at times, but it has its heartwarming and hilarious moments. There are 5 seasons available on Netflix, still ongoing!

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy, Animation
Rating: 8/10
Cast: Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Haley Reinhart etc.

Audience Review:

“This is one of the best animated sitcoms on television. Burr and Price have created a quintessential Love letter to the 70's. Burr, Long, Dern and Rockwell are outrageously hilarious. The writing, directing and animation are superb. The series is inspired by Burr's life growing up in the 70's.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
It’s not a typical cartoon, it’ll take you back to the 70s showcasing a middle class family struggling with their life. Constant swearing which can get annoying for some!
 

40. When They See Us

When They See Us

A jogger was attacked and raped in Central Park in New York in 1989, and five teens were falsely accused and charged with the crime. The Central Park Five, as they were known, maintained their innocence and spent years contesting their convictions in the hopes of being released. 

From the time the adolescents were initially questioned about the event in the spring of 1989, through their exoneration in 2002, and finally the settlement agreed with the city of New York in 2014, this limited series spans a quarter-century! 

Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood are among the Emmy nominations and winners in the cast. Ava DuVernay, an Oscar nominee and Emmy winner, co-wrote and directed the four episodes.

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime drama, Tragedy, Documentary 
Rating: 8.9/10
Casts: Chris Chalk, Famke Janssen, Vera Farmiga, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo

Audience Review:

“This Tv Show was absolutely amazing. I have never spoken about a series so much and couldn't recommend it more!! The series made me cry so many times, it honestly felt like I was experiencing the same thing just watching it. Such an amazing series and its sooo sad to know it was true but it definitely sends a big message about how dirty the police were back then (AND STILL ARE)...”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Based on a true story where you’ll see the hardships the young men have gone through the criminal justice system being racist. It can get emotional so be prepared!

41. Unbelievable

Unbelievable

Unbelievable is a Netflix limited series that premiered in September, immediately became one of the most appreciated shows of the year. This gripping true crime drama is based on the true storey of Marie Adler, an 18-year-old Washington state woman who reported being raped in her home by a masked intruder. Only to be re-victimized by detectives who accused her of fabricating her terrifying story.

Marie, who is played by Katilyn Dever, is repeatedly encouraged to recount her experience by the individuals who are supposed to be helping her, despite their seeming disregard for the psychological toll of reliving one’s tragedy.

Show Information:

Genre:  Drama
Rating: 8.4/10
Casts: Kaitlyn Dever, Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Dale Dickey

Audience Review:

“It is based on true events. Unbelievable miniseries. Just excellent from start to end. It was perfectly crafted, acted and written. It transitions perfectly between two storylines, never feeling like you are getting cut off too soon. The message is one that needs to be heard…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show excellently captures Marie’s struggle, turmoil, angst, helplessness, and Kaitlyn Dever was impeccable in portraying them.  Complaints about the show being too slow.
One of the most honest performances I’ve ever seen

42. Body Guard

David Budd, a war veteran, gets work as a police sergeant in the Royalty and Specialist Protection section of the Metropolitan Police Service in London. He’s been tasked with safeguarding the home secretary, the Rt Hon Julia Montague MP, a divisive and ambitious politician dubbed “the psychopath” by one of her aides. She intends to give security personnel greater invasive surveillance capabilities.

Budd is caught between his convictions and his obligation to protect, as he grows more dissatisfied with Montague’s policies and demeanour, and as he deals with physical and psychological wounds from his service in Afghanistan.

Show Information:

Genre:  War, Politics, Crime, Drama
Rating: 8.1/10
Casts: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Rundle, Gina McKee, Pippa Haywood

Audience Review:

“If you're looking for a show that's brimming and oozing with top notch action and a crisp, enticing and gripping storyline, Bodyguard shouldn't be given a miss! When you're part of a magnum opus like GOT, you often get typecasted. However, Richard Madden manages to do a complete volte face and impresses as a war veteran turned bodyguard. His Scottish accent is rather heavy, so subtitles might help.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Lots of suspense involved Complaints about unrealistic situations.
Every episode is thrilling and action packed and the storyline is complicated and detailed yet easy to follow.

43. True Story

Kevin portrays The Kid, a popular stand-up comedian from Philadelphia who travels on tour. He stops in his hometown to catch up with his elder brother Carlton in True Story (Wesley Snipes). The two had a wild night out, but it ends in horror when they wake up in their room with a lady who has overdosed. The brothers must then make a decision, and The Kid must determine how far he would go to safeguard what he has.

Throughout the series, there are underlying themes that can be linked back to Kevin’s background and his connection with his biological elder brother, Robert.

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: 7.5/10
Casts: Kevin Hart, Ash Santos, William Catlett, Paul Adelstein, Tawny Newsome

Audience Review:

“Kevin 4 Real Hart does it again you all!! This is one of the realist portrayals of how fame and money can show you how people truly are around successful people when either they themselves are too, and the ones who aren't and can get bitter, hating, jealous, envious and the rest of those 7 deadly sins…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
You’ll see an insight on how much pressure a celebrity is under to constantly deliver their best to their fans especially where social media can expose the worst moments too. It has violent abusive scenes if you aren’t comfortable with it.
The script has a lot of plot holes and unlikely events in it.

44. Wentworth

Wentworth

Wentworth depicts convicts’ battle to live in the harsh surroundings of a modern women’s jail. Bea Smith is charged with the attempted murder of her abusive husband when she arrives at Wentworth. She has been scarred by her experiences and is easily influenced by others. So, she must learn how life works in prison and do what it takes to survive. Franky Doyle, the facility’s interim top dog, who employs Bea to do her dirty job, is one individual who takes advantage of Bea’s situation.

Show Information:

Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: 8.7/10
Casts: Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland, Robbie Magasiva, Libby Tanner

Audience Review:

“The story lines are on point. I am a new big fan of the cast, Booms takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. But she is a ride or die chick. Liz, is so compassionate despite fighting her own demons. Doreen is another favourite of mine. But Franky I loved her determination in the series. I really love the whole cast. Liz's humility really touched my heart. I love Ferguson even though she scares the *ish* out of me…”
“A genuinely fantastic prison drama, the writing is extremely clever, I love the several narratives that take place at one and how clever interlock. I love and hate some of the characters and that shows the passion that I produce in myself and I have watched the show so many times. Every season it means to watch the new season and then start watching from the beginning until the end and watch time over and over. I do watch a lot of series and this one by far is one of my favourites…”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
This show will take you on a range of emotions from grief, shock and even full of laughter.  Complaints towards the end of the season being rushed and main characters not being there anymore.
Dark plot twists and thrills
 

45. Man Like Mobeen

In this miniseries, creator Guz Khan presents a comedic take on real life in inner-city Birmingham. Focusing on the funny and complex life of Mobeen, a 28-year-old man from Small Heath, as he tries to follow his Muslim faith, keep an eye on his hopeless friends, and provide for his younger sister, Aqsa.

Mobeen juggles it all while attempting to shed his criminal image and tainted background, which he gained years ago as a result of some ill-advised drug selling that he still can’t seem to put behind him. Watch to see how he juggles this situation when his criminal past and reputation happens to be always chasing him!

Show Information:

Genre:  Comedy
Rating: 8/10
Casts: Tez Ilyas, Duaa Karim, Mark Silcox, Kian Hunt, Guz Khan

Audience Review:

“Love the humour in this show. Decided to have a quick look and was immediately hooked. Binge watched half a dozen episodes. Actually I found myself laughing out loud in some parts. Like all good comedy there is genuine pathos to balance the silliness, and it tackles serious subjects in a way we can relate to. I love the characters and their interaction, they all have their own particular charisma. I am now a number one fan.”

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
The way issues of islamophobia, gangs vs. police and racism are addressed/presented is so insightful whilst still being respectful. Dark humour comments that some won’t prefer.
If you love comedy this is for you!

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Conclusion

Netflix Canada offers a wide variety of TV shows that are sure to appeal to everyone. Whether you’re looking for a comedy, drama, action-adventure, or something else entirely, we’ve got you covered. If you haven’t already checked out some of the best shows on Netflix Canada, be sure to read our list and start watching today!

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