What Are The Best Netflix Original TV Series Right Now? (8th August 2018)

Netflix have many Original TV Series available on their streaming service but how do you know which ones to watch? Well, here are the top 20 Netflix Original Shows (according to our own unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

Please note that the list does not include factual/documentary series such as “Making a Murderer” or “The Toys That Made Us”.

So, without further ado here are the top 20 Netflix Original TV Series as of today (8th August 2018):

1) Queer Eye
New on Netflix Rating: 88%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, American Programmes, Reality Programmes
An all-new “Fab Five” advise men on fashion, grooming, food, culture and design in this modern reboot of the Emmy Award-winning reality series.
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2) Sacred Games
New on Netflix Rating: 87.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, Indian Programmes, Mystery Programmes, Drama Programmes, Crime TV Dramas
A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
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3) House of Cards
New on Netflix Rating: 87%
Year: 2017
Duration: 5 Seasons
Genre: US TV Programmes, TV Dramas, TV Programmes, US TV Dramas
Ruthless Congressman Frank Underwood will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C. in this Emmy winning political drama.
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4) Better Call Saul
New on Netflix Rating: 86.67%
Year: 2018
Duration: 4 Seasons
Genre: Series, TV Comedy Dramas, American Programmes, US TV Comedies, US TV Dramas, Drama Programmes, Comedy Programmes
This Emmy-nominated prequel to “Breaking Bad” follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.
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5) Stranger Things
New on Netflix Rating: 85.67%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Thrillers, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Programmes, US TV Programmes, Halloween Favourites, Scary Halloween Favourites, Teen TV Programmes
When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.
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6) Marvel’s Daredevil
New on Netflix Rating: 85.33%
Year: 2016
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, TV Action & Adventure, US TV Programmes
Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
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7) Anne with an E
New on Netflix Rating: 85%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, Drama Programmes, Period Pieces
A plucky orphan whose passions run deep finds an unlikely home with a spinster and her soft-spoken bachelor brother. Based on “Anne of Green Gables.”
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8) Violet Evergarden
New on Netflix Rating: 84.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, Romance Programmes, Anime, Anime Series
The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.
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9) Black Mirror
New on Netflix Rating: 84.33%
Year: 2017
Duration: 4 Seasons
Genre: TV Dramas, TV Programmes, British TV Programmes, British TV Dramas, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, British Programmes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Programmes, Drama Programmes
This sci-fi anthology series in the vein of ‘The Twilight Zone’ reflects on the darker side of technology and human nature.
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10) Money Heist (La casa de papel)
New on Netflix Rating: 84%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2 Parts
Genre: TV Programmes
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
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11) The Crown
New on Netflix Rating: 83.67%
Year: 2017
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, British TV Programmes, TV Dramas, British Programmes, British TV Dramas, Drama Programmes, British Period Pieces, Period Pieces
This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
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12) Marvel’s The Punisher
New on Netflix Rating: 83.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, American Programmes, Action & Adventure Programmes
A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
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13) Arrested Development
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, American Programmes, US TV Comedies, Comedy Programmes, Sitcoms
It’s the Emmy-winning story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.
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14) Dark
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Programmes, Mystery Programmes, Drama Programmes, Crime TV Dramas
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.
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15) Final Space
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, American Programmes, US TV Comedies, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Programmes, Comedy Programmes, TV Animated Comedies, Action & Adventure Programmes, Adult Animation
After meeting an adorable alien with planet-destroying capabilities, a human prisoner in space goes on an interstellar adventure to save the universe.
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16) Marvel’s Jessica Jones
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2018
Duration: 2 Seasons
Genre: TV Action & Adventure, TV Shows, TV Dramas, Crime TV Dramas, TV Programmes, American Programmes, US TV Dramas, Drama Programmes, Action & Adventure Programmes, Comic Book & Superhero TV
Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.
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17) The Mechanism (O Mecanismo)
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, Drama Programmes, Crime TV Dramas
A scandal erupts in Brazil during an investigation of alleged government corruption via oil and construction companies. Loosely inspired by true events.
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18) Something in the Rain (Bap Jal Sajuneun Yeppeun Nuna)
New on Netflix Rating: 83%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, Romance Programmes, Korean Programmes, Drama Programmes
Reunited with her best friend’s younger brother, who’s back from a stint abroad, a recently dumped career woman begins to see him in a new light.
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19) Nobel
New on Netflix Rating: 82.67%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, TV Dramas
A series of incidents in Afghanistan set complicated political and personal events in motion for a returning Norwegian Special Forces officer.
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20) Wakfu
New on Netflix Rating: 82.33%
Year: 2017
Duration: 3 Seasons
Genre: TV Programmes, Kids’ Programmes, TV Cartoons
Yugo, a 12-year-old Eliatrope with special powers, sets out on a mission to find his true family and uncover the mysteries of Wakfu.
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5 thoughts on “What Are The Best Netflix Original TV Series Right Now? (8th August 2018)

  1. Man I just end up scrolling through these shows time & again, then rerunning Faking It & Cobra Kai – nothing i’ve seen on Netflix (as of yet) comes close to these two.

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