The 50 best series on Netflix according to the New York Times

The best on Netflix
Friday Night Lights
30 Rock
Masters of Universe: Revelation
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
Sophie: A Murder in West Cork
The Mole
Feel Good
Dirty John
Lupin
Sweet tooth
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Happy Endings
Russian doll
Life in Colour
Selena: The Series
Shtisel
The Game
Kim's Convenience
Sky Rojo
Murder among the Mormons
Nadiya bakes
Babylon Berlin
Last Chance U
Orange Is the New Black
Never Have I Ever
The Sinner
The Chase
City of ghosts
Bridgerton
The Good Place
Jane The Virgin
Pretend It's a City
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Song Exploder
Ozark
Big Mouth
Outlander
The Queen's Gambit
Monthy Python's Flying Circus
The Haunting of Bly Manor
When They See Us
She's Gotta Have It
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Pose
Gentefied
Better Call Saul
Derry Girls
Stranger Things
BoJack Horseman
Halt and Catch Fire
The best on Netflix

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.

Image: Bridgerton, Netflix

Friday Night Lights

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.

30 Rock

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.

Masters of Universe: Revelation

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.

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson

Humor in the form of unusual humor sketches, where they make a person feel uncomfortable enough to want to leave.

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork

'True crime' documentary about Sophie Toscan Du Plantier's murder. She was a French film producer who got killed in rural Ireland.

The Mole

This journalistic project created by Anderson Cooper is also, for The New York Times, an essential series to watch.

Feel Good

A Netflix production with neon and love in the style of the 21st century.

Dirty John

This series shows how a romance turns into a sinister game of psychological manipulation. It originates from the podcast of the same name.

Lupin

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.

Sweet tooth

The fabulous adventures of the deer boy. A very peculiar series.

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

A documentary series about the roots and current presence of African American cuisine.

Happy Endings

A comedy about a group of friends from Chicago that originally aired on ABC.

Russian doll

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.

Life in Colour

Of course, a series of nature documentaries by the great master of the genre, David Attenborough, could not be missing.

Selena: The Series

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.

Shtisel

The life of a family in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem.

The Game

This spin-off of 'Girlfriends' explored the subterranean currents that stir up all sports competition.

Kim's Convenience

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.

Sky Rojo

A Spanish series of action and violence starring three women on the run.

Murder among the Mormons

This documentary series tells a true story of crimes and the uncovering of many lies in the Mormon community of Utah.

Nadiya bakes

Pastry and charisma for lovers of gastronomic productions.

Babylon Berlin

This German crime series is set in the Weimar Republic, shortly before the Nazis took power.

Last Chance U

A documentary series about second chances for sports stars who seek their vital and professional redemption in lower-level college football.

Orange Is the New Black

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.

Never Have I Ever

This teen comedy starring a student of Indian origin is a coming-of-age drama created by Mindy Kaling.

The Sinner

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.

The Chase

A hugely popular contest. For The New York Times it deserves a place on this list.

City of ghosts

Animation in the form of a mockumentary. An interesting choice.

Bridgerton

A Victorian drama with nobility of color that has been enormously successful. Expect sensual action and lots of romantic suspense.

The Good Place

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.

Jane The Virgin

Another classic. Venezuelan telenovela transformed into global success with this American version.

Pretend It's a City

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.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Animation for pure entertainment. No more, no less.

Song Exploder

This documentary series, based on the podcast of the same name, explores how the stars have created the most famous songs.

Ozark

A dark and adult series about how a family that has to change its comfortable life for criminal activities and adventure.

Big Mouth

An animated series for adults with political incorrectness in abundance.

Outlander

This time-traveling romantic series caused quite a stir when released on Netflix.

The Queen's Gambit

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.

Monthy Python's Flying Circus

A classic of humor that dates back to the 60s. Monty Python still provokes laughter to this day.

The Haunting of Bly Manor

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.

When They See Us

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.

She's Gotta Have It

The brilliant serial adaptation of Spike Lee's film debut: 'Nola Darling'.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

A modern spinoff of the original space fantasy classic.

Pose

Daring and acclaimed by critics and audiences. In New York in the 80s, the underground and differences as a challenge.

Gentefied

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.

Better Call Saul

Brilliant spin-off from the blockbuster 'Breaking Bad' with lawyer Saul Goodman as the protagonist. A must-see series.

Derry Girls

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.

Stranger Things

Yes, The New York Times includes in this big hit from Netflix in their list. No surprise here.

BoJack Horseman

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.

Halt and Catch Fire

A series about the beginning of the computer age and the pioneers in this field.

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