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Best Netflix Original Series According To IMDb And Rotten Tomatoes

As we all are aware that the online streaming service providing platform, Netflix, is pumping out the Originals right, left, and centre, and the fans just can not be blamed for wondering if the quality is up to that mark. While there have been some massive hits like Money Heist and Umbrella Academy, there have also been some near misses and flops. Let’s take Spinning Out for an example, the skating drama which was cancelled after the first series, and Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, which was way too hyped but was doomed from the beginning of the series.

Money Heist
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To ease your pain of trying out yourself all the originals that are present on the streaming service and choosing the best from them, we have sorted the list of Originals, and in this article, we have mentioned all the series that are ranked higher in terms of ratings on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

However, we do not claim that the below-mentioned series are the only best series available on Netflix, it is a matter of individual choices and interests, everybody has got a different taste of what he likes to watch the most. So here is the list.

Best Netflix Original Series

  • Master of None (Seasons 1-2): This is a comedy series and follows the life of Dev, a jack of all the trades, muddling through life as an aspiring actor. The creator of the series is Aziz Ansari, and it has been written by Alan Yang, and it is loosely based on the real-life experiences of Aziz.

IMDb – 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

  • Marvel’s Daredevil (Seasons 1-3): Might Murdock, blinded as a young guy, fights injustice by day as a lawyer and as a Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City by night.

IMDb – 8.6

Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

  • Orange is The New Black (Seasons 1-7) : This prison drama follows the inmates of a federal women’s prison, in particular, Piper Chapman. The early series are inspired by the biography of Piper Kerman.

IMDb – 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (seasons 1-4 plus interactive special): Kimmy Schmidt decides to start her life over and move to New York City, after being held captive underground by a cult leader for 15 years. 

IMDb – 7.6

Rotten Tomatoes – 96%

  • Peaky Blinders (Seasons 1-5) – The series follows two warring family gangs in Birmingham, England, in the early 20th century. Cillian Murphy stars as the dashing but dangerous leader of the Peaky Blinders.

Peaky Blinders
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IMDb – 8.8

Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Best Original Series

  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Season 1): Starring Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Marguerite Moreau, Weird Al, and Micheal Cera, as a group of camp counsellors and staff on their first day of summer camp, this Netflix Original series serves as a prequel to the 2001 movie, Wet Hot American Summer.

IMDb – 7.4

Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

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  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Seasons 1-3): Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City, following the tragic end of her brief superhero career.

IMDb – 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes – 83 %

  • Arrested Development (Seasons 1-5):  Michael Bluth takes it upon himself to both manage the family affairs, and keep everyone together, after his father is incarcerated for white-collar crime.

IMDb – 8.7

Rotten Tomatoes – 75%

  • House of Cards (Seasons 1-6): A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

IMDb – 8.7

Rotten Tomatoes  – 77%

  • Bojack Horseman (Seasons 1-6): BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit television show “Horsin’ Around” in the ’80s and ’90s, now he’s washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colourful sweaters.

IMDb – 8.7

Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

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Sahaj Sharma
Sahaj Sharma
Sahaj is an aspiring journalist with a keen interest in content writing. It helps him learn about new topics every day along with polishing his writing skills. His topics of interest include movies, series and celebrity-related news.

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