Some interesting shows you should check out on Netflix

Grace Harrison
Design Manager

Getting through mountains of classwork can be extremely boring.  My preferred method of staying focused is a good ol’ Netflix binge. With seemingly unlimited options, it can be hard to decide what show to devour next. If you’re tired of rewatching older series, there are some alternative options. There’s more to Netflix than just prisoners and plotting politicians.

Here are six original series to add to your queue. Happy bingeing!


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“Master of None”

Dev is an actor who is most known for a Gogurt commercial. This series follows his life in New York City. “Master of None” is a hilarious take on a variety of topics, including dating, kids and race. Aziz Ansari is the star and co-creator of this critically acclaimed comedy.



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“Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

If you’re a fan of “Marvel’s Daredevil,” then “Jessica Jones” is right up your dark alley. It’s the latest in a series of comic book adaptations by Netflix.

“Jones” is a gritty psychological thriller with noir elements. The show follows a super-powered private eye with a past that quickly catches up to her.


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Eight strangers from across the world start having visions of each other’s lives. This sci-fi series explores how they are connected together and the mysterious truth behind their mental link. Created by the Waschowskis, best known for the “Matrix” trilogy, “Sense8” slowly pulls you in and doesn’t let go.

“Grace and Frankie”

What do you do when your husband of over 40 years leaves you for another man? Live with the wife of the man he left you for. Only catch is, you don’t particularly like each other. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as the titular characters in this comedy-drama. Their performances serve as the driving force behind this Netflix series.


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“BoJack Horseman”

This offbeat animated sitcom takes place in a world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live together. BoJack is a has-been horse that starred on a popular 90’s sitcom. Will Arnett, Alison Brie and Aaron Paul round out the celebrity cast.


“Making a Murderer”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last month, you’ve probably heard of “Making a Murderer.”  This documentary series was filmed over 10 years and follows the story of falsely accused rapist and convicted murderer, Steven Avery. The series explores issues of local corruption and class discrimination. “Making a Murderer” will not only leave you questioning Avery’s guilt, but our country’s criminal justice system as a whole.


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