Wondering what to watch on Netflix? You and the rest of the civilized world. Netflix has so many choices that it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Plus, if you miss a show, can you buy it on DVD? What about those Marvel shows? Are they any good?
This guide will answer these questions and more about what to watch on Netflix.
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Which Netflix series to watch?
It’s the age-old question: What to watch on Netflix? I haven’t seen all the Netflix original TV series. However, I can recommend some Netflix original TV shows based on their IMDb rating. To calculate a rating, IMDb (Internet Movie Database) “take[s] all the individual ratings cast by IMDb registered users and use[s] them to calculate a single rating.” The rating isn’t an average because IMDb has its own formula.
A TV show’s IMDb rating (on a scale of 1 to 10) is listed after the show’s title.
- Stranger Things 9.0
- Black Mirror 8.9
- Narcos 8.9
- Dark 8.7
- The Crown 8.7
- Master of None 8.4
- 13 Reasons Why 8.3
- Orange is the New Black 8.2
- A Series of Unfortunate Events 7.9
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 7.8
- Fuller House 7.0
Basically, click or tap your Netflix menu and select “Netflix Original Series” and take your pick. It’s difficult to find a bad one.
See also: Get a free Guide to 75 Binge-Worthy TV Shows.
What are Netflix’s top TV shows?
Netflix doesn’t release any data when it comes to how many viewers are watching their shows. But Google “Netflix top shows” and you get about a gazillion responses.
One easy way to see what’s hot on Netflix is to browse their “Trending” section. You can also keep up on what’s hot every month on Netflix at TechRadar. They update their choices every month. Click back and forth on the picture bar to see their top picks.
Which Netflix Marvel show is best?
Choosing the best Netflix Marvel show is a subjective process. Everyone has their own opinion. Here’s my own Netflix Marvel ranking.
- Jessica Jones
- Luke Cage
- The Defenders
- Iron Fist
Are Netflix originals only on Netflix? Are Netflix originals on DVD?
You can buy Netflix original series, but they aren’t available to buy on Amazon or iTunes or other services until their run on Netflix is long enough. I don’t know how long Netflix holds a show exclusively until they sell it, but it’s not a quick turnaround, like feature films.
Which shows did Netflix cancel?
I couldn’t find one definitive source for cancelled Netflix shows that continues to be updated. However, you can check out Is My Show Cancelled and search for a particular show. Or, browse through all the cancelled TV shows, if you have several days to spare.
What Netflix shows are leaving?
My favorite website for tracking what’s coming and going on Netflix is What’s on Netflix. (Duh.) They have a specific section for shows that are Leaving Soon. Once you’re there, bookmark it so you can stay on top of your viewing queue.
Will Netflix Marvel be in Avengers: Infinity War?
No. Not many Marvel characters crossover between movies and TV shows. Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, Agent Sitwell and Agent Hill have appeared in both Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows. Although it would be absolutely awesome to see Jessica Jones back-sassin’ Tony Stark, it’s not going to happen.
Will Netflix lose Marvel?
Sort of. The current slate of Netflix Marvel shows, like Jessica Jones, probably won’t go anywhere. However, if new Marvel shows are developed, Disney will shop those around. President of Marvel Entertainment Dan Buckley told Bloomberg, “We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run,” adding that new projects would seek out “networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.” Disney’s streaming service is due in 2019.
Will Netflix renew/cancel [insert show here]?
The best place to find out whether any TV show, Netflix or otherwise, has been renewed or cancelled is TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard. It’s continually updated. It’s sorted alphabetically by cable network and streaming service, so you’ll have to click through pages to get to N for Netflix.
Will Netflix remove House of Cards?
No. Netflix spent way too much money on House of Cards to remove it, including the $39 million they paid Kevin Spacey to fire him, per his contract. Plus, the show won several awards during its run and a spin-off is in development.
Can Netflix TV shows win Emmys?
Yes. Netflix has won several Emmy awards over the years for everything from Best Supporting Actress to Outstanding Stunt Coordination. Although Netflix shows have been nominated for series awards, they haven’t won in those big categories yet.
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