When you're searching on Netflix, it's hard to pick a show based on just the photo and the kind of weird version of a trailer they have playing in the corner. I'm not sure about you, but I always check Rotten Tomatoes to see what the score is. Too many times I've checked after the show or movie to see that it got like 20%, and then you've just wasted your time. Well, not anymore!
On Netflix, there are a ton of options that can be impossible to choose from. And when it comes to Netflix Originals, well, that's even harder. Just because something got an 100% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't mean it's good, but it usually is!
So next time you're trying to choose a show on Netflix and find it impossible, bookmark this article so you can see what you have and haven't watched. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Happy binging!
The Crown (90%)
This Netflix Original show follows Queen Elizabeth II, as she navigates certain timelines, romances, rivalries, and political events. It also covers events in the Royal Family from the 20th century.
Queer Eye (91%)
Type: Reality TV
Queer Eye is a show that once you start watching, you can't stop. It's a reboot of a very popular show, but now it follows the "Fab Five" as they give people makeovers from their hair to their clothes, to their living spaces.
The Haunting of Hill House (92%)
Think you've been scared before? Think again. A family with a lot of demons must face their ghosts from the past again, and it's not pretty. Hill House is not something to mess with. People got so scared watching this that they threw up and passed out - so beware!
The Staircase (93%)
This docuseries will forever be burned in my brain. The Staircase follows Michael Peterson whose wife died by falling down the stairs. The mystery is if he killed her or not. However, there are a little too many things pointing to Michael, including the fact that one of his old friends died that exact same way.
Love is a Netflix Original that is written by Paul Rudd and directed by Judd Apatow, so you already know it's good. It follows newly single and pretty upset Gus and Mickey, who fall in love in the weirdest circumstances. If you love rom-coms, you'll love Love.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (96%)
Three orphans have to figure out what happened to their parents, as it was a mysterious death. Given that they have nowhere else to go, they're forced to stay with a guardian who is just plain rude and evil. The kids have to protect their parent's money, but not on their guardian Count Olaf's watch.
Glow is set in the 80s, and it follows an actress who finds the perfect job for her at an audition. She then enters the wrestling world, where she'll be working with other people in Hollywood.
Stranger Things (95%)
Type: Science fiction
C'mon, you know what Stranger Things is about. But if you don't, I'll give you a brief synopsis. Stranger Things is about a boy who vanishes after seeing something scary. His friends, family, and police have to do everything in their power to get him back... which means confronting terrifying things.
The Keepers (97%)
The Keepers is not a light show, if that's what you're looking for. It shows the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy, who was a nun and disappeared in 1969. The killer is still unknown, even though her body was found months later. The docuseries takes you through the events of what happened, as well as the abuse coming from the same high school Sister Cathy worked at.
Holden Ford and Bill Tench have very interesting jobs at FBI agents. In Mindhunter, their main job is to catch criminals to figure out how they think. But there is way more to the story than just that.
The End of the F***ing World (98%)
The End of the F***ing World is actually based on a book, so you know it's going to be good. James and Alyssa are best friends and both outsiders. Alyssa wants to find her father, who she has no relationship with, so her and James go on a journey and when they finally find him, James comes up with a plan. And it's not a good one.
One Day at a Time (99%)
Penelope is a single mom and is raising a Cuban-American family. This is pretty much the ultimate family TV show, just with an amazing Rotten Tomatoes rating. One Day at a Time follows the family as they navigate through everything families do, but just with a ton of jokes.
Alias Grace (99%)
Alias Grace is a miniseries on Netflix that is based on a book by Margaret Atwood. The story is based in Upper Canada, where a girl named Grace Marks is accused of murder. Set in 1843, she is sentenced to life in prison for the murder. This book/show is based on a true story, which makes it even more chilling.
Dear White People (99%)
Type: Comedy drama
At an Ivy League college, students of colour realize that not everyone thinks the way that they do. They have to navigate the school differently, which makes for a pretty interesting and hilarious experience.
Type: Teen drama
What would a teen drama be without murder? Based in Spain, three students show up to a new school which is a pretty elite private school. The students there are mostly wealthy, and because they clash so hard, it ends up in murder.
Dirty Money (100%)
Dirty Money is a docuseries on Netflix that is literally all about money. From greed to money scandals, everyone has money problems. But especially big corporations. Basically, Dirty Money goes behind the scenes of big corporations to show you how people steal money, and not just out of your pocket.
Ugly Delicious (100%)
Type: Reality TV
Ugly Delicious will ultimately make you hungry and jealous. But it's worth it. Chef David Chang brings his friends along to eat plates of food all around the world in order to find the best food.
Big Mouth (100%)
Andrew, who is the main animated character, is currently going through puberty. And it's really hard. Big Mouth takes you through Andrews life with his best friends Nick and Jessi, and it's really f*cking funny.
Master of None (100%)
Master of None is loosely based on Aziz Ansari's life, which makes the show even better. His character, Dev, is an actor and the series takes you back in the day to his childhood and teenage years to show why he is the way he is today. It's truly genius.