6 Netflix Original Shows You Should Watch

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Netflix has been known to supply binge-worthy shows to many individuals on a global scale. Most of these shows have been previously broadcast on major networks (NBC, CBS, Showtime, etc.), and some of these shows are Netflix originals. I have made a list of the best Netflix original shows that you NEED to watch. I’ve given my rating (out of 10) following each show description.

Grab a bag of popcorn and enjoy:

  • Fuller House
    • In a continuation of Full House that aired from 1987-1995, this show picks up on the lives of the Full House cast 29 years down the road. D.J. is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler move into the house to help D.J. raise her sons, and Rebecca, Danny, and Jesse go on to live their lives in Los Angeles. (8/10)
  • Orange is the New Black
    • Based on the book of the same title, this show displays the story of a woman named Piper Chapman who is sentenced to prison for an association with drugs that occurred 10 years prior. Her previous girlfriend, who also participated in the drug running, is imprisoned with her, and the drama ensues from there. (9/10)
  • Making a Murderer
    • After spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery is freed and files a lawsuit against the Manitowoc County, Wis. Shortly after the suit is filed, Avery finds himself behind bars again being accused of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Columbia graduate students Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos follow and record the story and make it into a documentary 10 years following the verdict. This 10-episode documentary has generated petitions to have the Avery case reviewed. (9/10)
  • The Killing
    • Murder stories unfold through the eyes of Sarah Linden, a detective with the Seattle Police Department who mentors Detective Stephen Holder. She has been a detective for many years, while Holder is a former narcotics cop. Their investigative styles are different, however, they pull together for the case. (8/10)
  • House of Cards
    • U.S. Republican Francis Underwood of South Carolina is a nasty politician who is seeking ultimate revenge. He helps ensure the election of Garrett Walker, with a promise that he will become secretary of state. However, Walker quickly changes his mind before the inauguration and as a result, Underwood and his wife make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. (7.5/10)
  • Daredevil
    • This story follows Matt Murdock, who is an attorney by day and vigilante by night. After being blinded in an accident as a child, Murdock uses his heightened senses to fight crime on the streets of New York once the night hits. A powerful businessman, Wilson Fisk (Kingpin), does not entertain the efforts brought about by Murdock. Although Murdock’s day job shows a man who fully believes in the criminal justice system, his alter ego suggests otherwise. This exciting show is definitely one to watch. (8.5/10)


MaryBeth Dunning of Pittsford, New York, is now a Senior at Nazareth College. While majoring in business management and minoring in marketing, she also is a prepared foods server at Wegmans, and promotes for Rochester Student Body. With a zeal to try new things and a love for travel, it’s no surprise she ventures to different cities and environments in her free time. While interning at Mirror Show Management, she gained experience in the trade show industry, and hopes obtain a job as an account executive or program manager. Even though she’s a busy girl, she finds time to lounge around and find time to find the best shows on Netflix and enjoy a glass of wine.


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