The 50 best series on Netflix according to the New York Times
The prestigious New York Times has made a selection of the best series currently included in the Netflix catalog. Not all of them are Netflix productions, and they don't have to be new either. The list will surely surprise you at times... and who knows, maybe you'll find one or two new dramas to follow.
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This NBC series about the ambitious American football team at a Texas high school ran from 2006 to 2011. It ranks first on the New York Times list.
Another NBC production ranks high in the top 50. The comedy about the making of was created by Tina Fey and stars Alec Baldwin by her side. A sitcom that shows what television is like from the inside. Another NBC production.
An animation classic in a modernized version by director Kevin Smith. Fans and critics have opined against this series but the New York Times includes it among the best on Netflix.
Humor in the form of unusual humor sketches, where they make a person feel uncomfortable enough to want to leave.
'True crime' documentary about Sophie Toscan Du Plantier's murder. She was a French film producer who got killed in rural Ireland.
This journalistic project created by Anderson Cooper is also, for The New York Times, an essential series to watch.
A Netflix production with neon and love in the style of the 21st century.
This series shows how a romance turns into a sinister game of psychological manipulation. It originates from the podcast of the same name.
A series based on the fictional character 'Arsène Lupin', known for his talent for disguising himself, putting on make-up, and assuming multiple identities to commit his crimes. He was created by the writer Maurice Leblanc around 1905. Global success with a French accent.
The fabulous adventures of the deer boy. A very peculiar series.
A documentary series about the roots and current presence of African American cuisine.
A comedy about a group of friends from Chicago that originally aired on ABC.
A disturbing series about a very particular woman who is trapped in a time loop from which she can't escape. Excellent series for lovers of time paradigms.
Of course, a series of nature documentaries by the great master of the genre, David Attenborough, could not be missing.
A biopic starring Christian Serratos was dedicated many years ago to iconic Tex-Mex music star Selena Quintanilla. This series delves into the story of an artist who died tragically and too young.
The life of a family in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem.
This spin-off of 'Girlfriends' explored the subterranean currents that stir up all sports competition.
A Canadian comedy series about a Korean family with a shop in Toronto. The traditional father has to deal with all the changes in the modern world.
A Spanish series of action and violence starring three women on the run.
This documentary series tells a true story of crimes and the uncovering of many lies in the Mormon community of Utah.
Pastry and charisma for lovers of gastronomic productions.
This German crime series is set in the Weimar Republic, shortly before the Nazis took power.
A documentary series about second chances for sports stars who seek their vital and professional redemption in lower-level college football.
What to say about this series? An excellent and entertaining drama about an unconventional women's prison. A true classic, available in the Netflix catalog.
This teen comedy starring a student of Indian origin is a coming-of-age drama created by Mindy Kaling.
Bill Pullman and several other stars, such as Jessica Biel, star in this chilling thriller. A troubled detective has to solve a different crime every season while also dealing with his own demons of the past.
A hugely popular contest. For The New York Times it deserves a place on this list.
Animation in the form of a mockumentary. An interesting choice.
A Victorian drama with nobility of color that has been enormously successful. Expect sensual action and lots of romantic suspense.
What if you go to heaven but you don't want to be in heaven? It's kind of a metaphysical comedy about the afterlife. Original and fun.
Another classic. Venezuelan telenovela transformed into global success with this American version.
This documentary miniseries directed by Martin Scorsese has been the discovery for many people in the world of the fabulous Fran Lebowitz, a talented writer and conversationalist capable of provoking laughter.
Animation for pure entertainment. No more, no less.
This documentary series, based on the podcast of the same name, explores how the stars have created the most famous songs.
A dark and adult series about how a family that has to change its comfortable life for criminal activities and adventure.
An animated series for adults with political incorrectness in abundance.
This time-traveling romantic series caused quite a stir when released on Netflix.
An orphan named Beth Harmon with an incredible gift for chess battles her own addictions as she tries to become the world's greatest female chess player. With Anya Taylor-Joy.
A classic of humor that dates back to the 60s. Monty Python still provokes laughter to this day.
This is an update of a story that's been written and filmed a thousand times. Still, the horror series with child protagonists is worth watching, says The New York Times.
An impressive series based on a true event: the unjust 1989 conviction of six young African-Americans (the 'Central Park Five') for a heinous crime they did not commit.
The brilliant serial adaptation of Spike Lee's film debut: 'Nola Darling'.
A modern spinoff of the original space fantasy classic.
Daring and acclaimed by critics and audiences. In New York in the 80s, the underground and differences as a challenge.
Latin Power. The story of the Morales cousins in their daily struggle to get ahead in Los Angeles, with the family taqueria besieged by gentrification.
Brilliant spin-off from the blockbuster 'Breaking Bad' with lawyer Saul Goodman as the protagonist. A must-see series.
This comedy is set in the middle of the conflict in Northern Ireland, in the 90s, when the IRA and the loyalists enforced their law with gunshots and bombs.
Yes, The New York Times includes in this big hit from Netflix in their list. No surprise here.
A psychological comedy drama about a horse that used to be a popular tv star and now has to deal with his demons and addictions. Highly recommended.
A series about the beginning of the computer age and the pioneers in this field.