Top 10 Netflix Originals

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Top 10 Netflix Originals


These on-demand Internet shows are innovative and easy to access. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Netflix originals.

For this list, we're ranking original programming from Netflix, in other words, content that Netflix themselves considers Originals in North America. That means we’re excluding the binge-worthy “Peaky Blinders” and “Derek,” both of which aired in the UK before being stream-able on the media provider. Also, we're ranking shows that were released before July 30, 2015, so if you're binge-watching "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," don't expect to see it here.

#10: “Sense8” (2015-)

Created, written and directed by the siblings behind the sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix,” this science fiction drama series began streaming on Netflix in June 2015. The Wachowskis are also executive producers of “Sense8,” which follows 8 people who suddenly become linked mentally and emotionally without ever having known of each other before. These main characters, called “Sensates,” don’t only share their senses, but also a vision of a woman’s death and their ages. Thanks to its exploration of various political and social themes, the show has captivated audiences and has been called compelling by critics.

#9: “Chef’s Table” (2015-)

Like to cook? Or do you at least like to watch renowned international chefs cook delicious and delectable meals on screen? Then “Chef’s Table” is the Netflix documentary series for you. The 6 episodes of this show’s first season go into the homes – and most importantly, the kitchens – of 6 famous and talented chefs to give us a 50 minute look into the way they live their lives and cook their food. From Italy to Los Angeles and Sweden, this program is a must-watch for all the foodies and budding chefs out there.

#8: “Arrested Development” (2013-)

Armed with an already-established cult following, this former FOX series re-emerged on a beautiful spring day in 2013 when Netflix dropped a full 15-episode season. Mitchell Hurtwitz’s series was unjustly canned in 2006, which caused extreme emotional anxiety for couch potatoes across America and led them to protest the agonizing injustice. But the Bluth family came back in full force for all to stream, with the fourth season of the series subsequently receiving three Primetime Emmy nominations in what has to be one of the most spectacular comebacks in television history.

#7: “BoJack Horseman” (2014-)

It’s hard not to like an animated sitcom featuring the voice talents of actors like Will Arnett, Alison Brie and Aaron Paul. Renewed by Netflix for a second season less than 7 days after the first episode of the show’s first season debuted, “BoJack Horseman” follows the has-been actor and anthropomorphic titular horse as he attempts to get back into the spotlight. He thinks that the best way to do this is by writing and eventually publishing his memoirs. Though critics may not have embraced it as quickly as audiences have, the L.A.-set comedy has a slew of eccentric characters, lots of laughs and clever moments that has had Netflix users coming back for more.

#6: “Lilyhammer” (2012-)

While normal people often take vacations to embrace the heat, mobsters often take personal retreats to escape it. Such was the case when Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano broke mafia rules and squealed on the man who killed his dog Lily. And so it was off to Lillehammer, Norway as Steven Van Zandt’s character attempts to build a new life that doesn’t involve killing people and causing endless mayhem. As one might expect, Frank doesn’t quite lay low upon arrival and proceeds to utilize some of his old talents. When “Lilyhammer” premiered in 2012, about 1/5 of Norway tuned in to watch, and it didn’t take long for the series to catch on elsewhere, which it did following its North American premiere on Netflix less than 2 weeks later. Considered a Netflix Original in North America, the 8 episodes of “Lilyhammer”’s first season that were made available that February were promoted as “the first time Netflix has offered exclusive content.”

#5: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-)

Perhaps the most underrated comedic actress around, Ellie Kemper once played the lovable Erin Hannon on NBC’s “The Office,” and Tina Fey was so impressed that she chose her to star in the Netflix Original “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Playing a girl with a rather awkward history who’s just moved to the big city, Kemper brings the perfect amount of cuteness and comedy to her endearing character, as she adjusts to a brave new world while remembering her troubling past life. With an equally hilarious supporting cast, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” became a social media phenomenon thanks to its kooky brand of comedy.

#4: “Bloodline” (2015-)

“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.” Hmm…who could resist that tagline? Just as Ernest Hemingway wrote about morally conflicted characters from his Florida Keys home, the deeply troubled Rayburn family desperately seeks the high road from the same region. “Bloodline” has been known to make viewers cancel weekend plans, as one episode is simply not enough to satisfy a thirst for this familial drama. With an acclaimed cast and characters filled with deep-rooted fear, “Bloodline” offers a fresh take on the plight of the antihero.

#3: “Marvel’s Daredevil” (2015-)

Here’s a series that caused fanboys to completely lose their minds after its April 2015 premiere. Created by former “Lost” executive producer Drew Goddard, “Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the exploits of Matt Murdock, a blind man who fights crime in and out of the courtroom. Sure, his moral compass may be slightly out of whack, but that’s what makes this drama a thrill to watch. And, of course, you can’t forget about the ridiculously awesome fight sequences and the stark cinematography. If you’re not into action hero storylines, well, this series will make you reconsider.

#2: “Orange Is the New Black” (2013-)

New York City often functions as the setting for “fish-out-of-water” stories, but this series throws a twist on the concept by putting a flashy woman from The Big Apple up in the slammer. Based on the memoir of Piper Kerman, “Orange is the New Black” created an immediate buzz with its narrative structure but also with the “intriguing” characters that Piper Chapman meets inside the clink. After the brilliant season one, Netflix came back with another truly original season that once again stunned audiences and critics. And they just keep on comin’.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.


“Hemlock Grove” (2013-)

“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” (2014-)

“Grace and Frankie” (2015-)

“Marco Polo” (2014-)

“Trailer Park Boys” (1999)

#1: “House of Cards” (2013-)

This is the series that makes real-life politicians giggle and rush home from work early. Based around Kevin Spacey’s power-hungry character Frank Underwood, “House of Cards” explores all the devastating lows and supreme highs that fuel the political world of Washington D.C. The trials and tribulations of the political drama’s characters make viewers wonder what’s really going on behind the scenes, and the arrival of each new season is truly a social event. In fact, Barack Obama tweeted out “No Spoilers” upon the Season 2 premiere, and the nation obeyed. Why? Out of respect. Out of respect for “House of Cards.” And the President, of course.

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