Best Shows on Netflix
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Sherlock (TV Show)
This three-part series retells the tale of England's most celebrated detective but in a modern-day setting, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman taking the leads as Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson respectively.
Friday Night Lights
Expanding on the hit feature film and best-selling book "Friday Night Lights," this award-winning series centers on life in Dillon, Texas, where high school football brings the community together -- and the drama of small town life threatens to tear it apart. Coach Eric Taylor (Emmy nominee Kyle Chandler, "Grey's Anatomy") faced countless challenges over the course of the show's three seasons, but he wasn't the only one juggling responsibilities between family, work and pressures from the community. Coach Taylor's wife, Tami (Connie Britton, "Nashville"), also had her hands full as Dillon's new high school principal: managing a shrinking budget, a lack of school supplies, decreased teaching staff and student issues, as well as a baby and teenage daughter, Julie (Aimee Teegarden, "Prom") at home. Previously, the start of a new school year brought a wave of change to Dillon, such as the affluent McCoy family: Joe (D.W. Moffat, "Grey's Anatomy"), Katie (Janine Turner "Strong Medicine") and their freshman son and rising-star quarterback J.D. McCoy (Jeremy Sumpter, "Soul Surfer"). The McCoys befriended all the right people in town, except for Coach Taylor, who felt challenged and at times threatened by the power they wielded. Additionally, the graduating senior class was one step closer to adulthood, riding out their last year of high school. Senior student Tyra Colette (Adrianne Palicki, "About A Boy") sorted out her feelings for Landry (Jesse Plemons, "Breaking Bad") and did her best to stay on track with her academics and college applications; Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly, "Parenthood") and Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine") were officially a couple and while Tim enjoyed every minute of his senior year, Lyla tried to plan out a bright college future for both of them. What would have been the best year for senior quarterback Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford, "The Mob Doctor") proved to be a difficult one as he continued to deal with his ailing grandmother and increasing competition with freshman J.D. McCoy for playing time on the field. On the brighter side, Saracen and Julie Taylor rekindled their friendship. Matt also became re-acquainted with his mother and found himself needing her support and love more than he ever thought. Meanwhile, Jason Street (Scott Porter, "Speed Racer") struggled to start a new life with his girlfriend and newborn son, which had him exploring interesting business ventures that had the potential to lead him to a future beyond Dillon. Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles, "The Messenger") had also graduated and, after nursing an injured knee and with the persistent training and support of Coach Taylor, was given a second chance at playing college ball. Hailed as one of the top 10 shows by numerous publications such as Time magazine, Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times, the critically acclaimed drama "Friday Night Lights" also has been honored two years in a row (2006/2007) as an American Film Institute (AFI) Television Program of the Year, received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award in 2006, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series in 2007. The series is executive produced by Peter Berg (the film "Friday Night Lights," "Hancock"), who also wrote and directed the pilot. Joining Berg as executive producers are Jason Katims ("Roswell"), Brian Grazer ("Frost/Nixon," "The Da Vinci Code"), David Nevins ("Arrested Development"), Sarah Aubrey ("The Kingdom") and Jeffrey Reiner ("Caprica"). "Friday Night Lights" is a production of Universal Media Studios, Imagine Entertainment and Film 44.
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is a television series spin-off from Breaking Bad. The first season of Better Call Saul premiered on February 8, 2015. The series follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), who would eventually become Saul Goodman. It is set in 2002, six years before he became Walter White's lawyer in Breaking Bad. The series has run for a total of two seasons, both consisting of 10 episodes each, with a third season confirmed as approved as of March 15th, 2016. The tone of the series will be less dark than Breaking Bad and more comedic, although Vince Gilligan ensures that it will still contain drama.
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
Set in Stars Hollow, a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multi-generational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel). Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie (Melissa McCarthy), and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), who always have something to say about their daughter’s life.
The West Wing
When the erudite Democrat Josiah "Jed" Bartlet is elected U.S. president, he installs his administration. He places confidants from his electoral campaigns in the White House. Each of these people play a significant role in the Washington power game: the Chief of Staff (Leo McGarry), his deputy (Josh Lyman), Communications Director (Toby Zeigler), deputy (Sam Seaborn, and later, Will Bailey), and press secretary (CJ Cregg). Also in key positions are the assistants of each of the power players. We follow these people through many political battles, as well as some personal ones. Also playing roles are the First Lady (Abigail Bartlet), the President's daughters (Elizabeth, Eleanor, and Zoey), and the personal aide to the President (Charlie Young). All make this series, which supposedly follows the political events (often paraphrasing historical reality) almost day by day, more than merely a political soap.
Black Mirror is a UK science fiction-horror anthology series produced (and primarily written) by Dead Set creator Charlie Brooker. The episodes all explore techno-paranoia and general unease with the world. The series is inspired by The Twilight Zone, the Trope Codifier for shows of its type. The series' name comes from the reflection visible in a blackened digital screen. As each episode is set in its own continuity, specific examples can be found in the appropriate series page (linked below), whilst recurring tropes can be found on this page. The first series ended up winning the International Emmy for best TV movie or miniseries, and the second series started on 11th of Feb 2013. There has also been a Christmas Special, released in the UK on December 16th 2014. Additionally, Brooker has confirmed the series will soon return with a third series in 2015. The same year it was revealed that Netflix had picked up the show. It has since been announced that Netflix will be the worldwide distributor of the show's third season as a Netflix Original, Channel 4 having been outbid for the broadcasting rights in the UK and Ireland.
The Flash (Netflix)
Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But Barry wasn’t the only person who was given extraordinary abilities that night; the dark matter also created meta-humans, many of whom have wreaked havoc on the city. New threats also arrived from a parallel earth known as Earth-2, under the direction of an evil speedster named Zoom (Teddy Sears). With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his scientist friends at S.T.A.R Labs, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), as well as Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) from Earth-2, Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from these powerful threats.
Animaniacs is an American animated series, distributed and produced by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment. The cartoon was the second animated series produced by the collaboration of Warner Bros. Animation and Steven Spielberg during the Animation Renaissance of the early 1990s. The studio's first series, Tiny Toon Adventures, was a success among younger viewers, and attracted a sizable number of adult viewers. The Animaniacs writers and animators, led by senior producer, Tom Ruegger, used the experience gained from the previous series to create new animated characters that were cast in the mold of Tom Ruegger's creations. The comedy of Animaniacs was a broad mix of old-fashioned wit, slapstick, pop culture references, cartoon violence, and wackiness. The show featured a number of comedic educational segments that covered subjects such as history, mathematics, geography, astronomy science, and social studies, often in musical form. Animaniacs itself was a variety show, with short skits featuring a large cast of characters. While the show had no set format, episode structure varied to suit the needs of the segments included; the majority of episodes were composed of three short mini-episodes, each starring a different set of characters, and bridging segments. Animaniacs aired on Fox Kids from 1993 to 1995 and on Kids' WB! from the years 1995 to 2000, with the show eventually being broadcasted on their sister networks, FOX and The WB respectively. It was also aired on five other channels: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons Network, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, and the now defunct HUB Network.
The Grinder (TV Show)
Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood thinking his time on TV qualifies him to run his family's law firm.
Winner of the 2017 People’s Choice Awards for: Favorite Cable TV Drama Favorite Cable TV Actor: Freddie Highmore Favorite Cable TV Actress: Vera Farmiga The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse will premiere on Monday, February 20 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as ‘Mother’ who is very much alive and well but only in the twisted, complicated mind of ‘Norman Bates’ played by Freddie Highmore. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of ‘Marion Crane,’ putting a newly reimagined and contemporary spin on the iconic character. This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of season four. Season five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as ‘Mother’ (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately, for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for a perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates. New faces find their way to the Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets. Viewers will finally meet the iconic Marion Crane played by Rihanna. In addition, a new couple in town, Madeleine Loomis, played by Isabelle McNally (“House of Cards”) and her husband Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”), as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”) become entangled in Norman’s life causing a chain of events that could blow the lid off Norman’s secret life. Lastly, fans will be greeted by familiar faces when Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.
Archer is an animated spy thriller that follows Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his fellow operatives (voiced by talent including Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler and Jessica Walter) as they engage in undercover surveillance, pursue dangerous missions and quibble about office politics. They're out to make the world a better place -- or a worse place, depending on which pays better.