No longer do we have to wait weeks between new episodes, or buy a series one painstaking season at a time. Netflix makes it possible to find a great TV show and stream the entire run, from start to finish — possibly even in one sitting, depending on how many snacks and beverages you have handy. If you're ready for a new favorite show, here are the best shows on Netflix, including one that won't get any more seasons, even though it just got great.
But what about Netflix's next shows? We've just now learned about Space Force, which looks to be the service's answer to The Office (which it will lose soon). The show is co-created by Steve Carrell and The Office (U.S.) show runner, director, writer and producer Greg Daniels. Also, The Punisher's Season 2 trailer is here, and it shows Frank Castle up to the same bloody insanity we expect from him, as well as finding a new friend whose going through familiar pain. No word on Frank's plan to survive Netflix cancelling all of its Marvel shows.
Marie Kondo's KonMari method has been politely nudging folks to get rid of the junk in their apartments for years, but it's never been this well presented. In Tidying Up, Kondo's joy for her "life changing magic" is on full display. Some will find it a pleasant, soothing watch that's perfect for before bedtime hours, while others should avoid this. After all, there's nothing to keep you up at night like thoughts of the home renovations you should be doing.
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For once, a modernized update isn't a lifeless, gritty reboot, as She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the best new animated series on Netflix and a ton of fun. Sure, it might start in a dark place — as protagonists Adora and Catra did grow up as orphaned child soldiers — but it doesn't live in that despair. Before you know it, She-Ra and the Princesses embraces everything we love about Steven Universe, from its glowing palette to a strong, winking sense of humor. If show-runner Noelle Stevenson gets the chance to fill She-Ra with the inventiveness she made her name for with the fantasy comic Nimona, this series has a true chance to remake its titular hero for generations to come.
What if you took everything people love about the hit show Riverdale — including its beautiful look, campy fun and dark storylines — but added horror sensibilities and made it even funnier? That's what you get with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a new Netflix original that will have viewers forgetting about the sitcom led by Melissa Joan Hart that was rooted in the same characters. Also, this series benefits from an excellent lead in Kiernan Shipka, who's taken everything she learned as Sally Draper and is applying it to a show with much more room to be weird.
A holiday special will debut on Dec. 14, and a second season is set for April 5.
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This four-part series adapts chef Samin Nosrat best-selling book into a joyous adventure breaking down the essential elements of great-tasting food. Not only does the beautifully-shot show encourage audiences to believe in their ability to cook (even if it's not there yet), but it educates audiences on the cultures that spawned these culinary marvels. By the end of the series, you'll not only be starving, but you'll be imbued with a bit of confidence to make the step from the audience to the chopping block. The series has some influence from Anthony Bourdain's work, but could be the start of the new best cooking show on Netflix.
It's time to meet You, your next guilty pleasure binge watch. A thrilling drama, You is the talk of social media these days thanks to how much the show plays with our own addictions to Instagram and other apps. You stars Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) as a bookstore manager named Joe, who falls in love with Beck (Elizabeth Lail), a grad student, and cyber-stalks the ever-loving heck out of her. Co-star Shay Mitchel is earning raves for her performance as Peach, Beck's rich-and-horrible bestie, who feels like a female riff on Gossip Girl's Chuck Bass.
Women's wrestling -- heck, all pro wrestling -- has historically been laughed at, and called a side-show. Netflix original Glow looks to flip the script on how this predetermined spectacle is viewed, by showing how a group of misfit actors and wanna-be celebrities (portrayed by Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Britney Young and others) went from nobodies to the stars of the hit 1980's program GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Podcaster and comedian Marc Maron also stars, as aspiring film director Sam Sylvia, who can't stand any of his performers.
The second season, which launched recently, improves on the first by moving the focus on the show from the training process to how the show stays afloat when ratings are bad and dirtbag TV execs are worse. Actress Kia Stevens, the only main cast member with actual pro wrestling experience, shines especially brightly during episodes where her character reveals her job to her son.
While Glow isn't new anymore, it's inarguably the best original sitcom on Netflix.
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While we won't spoil the recently-released second season of Stranger Things, we can say that Netflix's popular nostalgic fantasy series has already been renewed for a third season. So break out the stove-top popcorn and sit down for the addictive tales of Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Will, the four youths who keep finding themselves in the center of supernatural predicaments. Marvel at the wondrous abilities of Eleven, laugh at the dry wit of police chief Jim Hopper and find the joy in Winona Ryder's over-the-top performance.
We just found out, though, that Stranger Things Season 3 is landing on July 4!