Reviews on Netflix Originals, New and Old

We know reality TV has made it hard for us old sitcom TV lovers to really enjoy the art so here’s a list of some shows on Netflix that you can watch on your own time and fall in love with TV again.  Take note while reading that, the more you scroll the better the show

27. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 6
This animated series started elsewhere but finished its strong run with a sixth season only on Netflix. Officially decreed part of the Star Wars movie canon, these final episodes are must-sees for any Force-sensitive fan.

26. E-Team
Putting a spotlight on unsung international heroes, E-Team showcases the harrowing, exhilarating and dangerous lives of a Human Rights Watch Emergencies Team, documenting human rights violations for all the world to know.

25. Knights of Sidonia
Fans of sci-fi like Battlestar Galactica will appreciate the realistic elements that center Netflix’s first original Japanese animated series. Anime fans, consider this emotionally grounded space opera the next Attack on Titan.

24. Happy Valley
Overlook the cheesy-sounding title and check out this refreshingly gritty British drama. Sarah Lancashire shines as a police sergeant battling her town’s drug problem and her torment over her daughter’s untimely death.

23. Borgia
Same name, more game. Surpassing the uneven Showtime drama about the same infamous family, Borgia depicts the medieval dynasty’s bloody rise to power with greater verve and historical accuracy.

22. Virunga
Virunga depicts a raging battle over a lush, glorious landscape between underdog good guys and unscrupulous villains. This gripping documentary of the war over Congo parkland and gorilla habitat is even generating Oscar buzz.

21. Russell Peters vs. the World
A perfect companion piece to his standup special, Russell Peters vs. the World takes viewers behind-the-scenes of his comedy tour, delivering a slice of life from the road.

20. Russell Peters: Notorious
Comedian Russell Peters pokes fun at all backgrounds on his Notorious World Tour, resulting in equal opportunity laughs.

19. Derek
Ricky Gervais’ humor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But at its core, Derek is a touching tribute to nursing home residents and especially their devoted caretakers, like Gervais’s dim but big-hearted title character.

18. The Fall
Watching Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan face off in this cat-and-mouse crime drama makes you forget all about any “shades of grey.” Who needs Fifty Shades when there’s The Fall?

17. Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn
Former Daily Show regular Wyatt Cenac headlines a smart, understated comedy special focusing on the nuances of the ever-changing NYC borough.

16. Lilyhammer
A former mobster (The Sopranos’ Steven Van Zandt) is transplanted to Norway for witness protection in Netflix’s first original series. When yankee gangsters meet Scandinavian noir, watch out.

15. Southcliffe
The Borgias’ Sean Harris and Penny Dreadful’s Rory Kinnear star in this strange and powerful series. And Southcliffe’s non-linear storytelling is mysterious enough to tide over crime buffs ‘til True Detective returns.

14. BoJack Horseman
Will Arnett voices the equine title character in this animated comedy that spoofs the fickle Hollywood fame machine and celebrity “reality” TV. Bet on this pony.

13. Peaky Blinders
Big stars (Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Tom Hardy) anchor this stylish ‘20s-era gangster series set to a moody rock soundtrack. At its best, this Brit crime drama surpasses Boardwalk Empire. At its worst, it’s just as good.

12. Arrested Development
The Bluths are coming back! Netflix is bringing us 17 new episodes featuring our favorite family. Though the last batch of episodes were intricate and fun to follow, there was a bit of backlash regarding the fact that the shows didn’t feature enough of all the Bluths at one time. This time let’s hope the characters get to interact with each other more.

11. Beasts of No Nation
Idris Elba. True Detective director Cary Fukunaga. Oscar whispers. Boycott threats. There are so many amazing reasons to get ready for Beasts of No Nation. We will love to hate (or hate to love?) Elba as a west African warlord who takes in child soldiers. Netflix fought to the tune of $12 million for the rights, and it seems Beasts of No Nation will be worth every penny.

10. Sense8
The creators of The Matrix, Andy and Lana Wachowski (pictured), are teaming up with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski to bring Sense8 to Netflix. The show features eight strangers who, after a tragedy, find that they are actually connected. Think Cloud Atlas if Cloud Atlas had been a show instead of a super confusing movie. Coincidentally, Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer is on hand for Sense8.

9. Narcos
Obsessed with drug culture? Want to brush up on your cartel knowledge? Make sure your Netflix membership is current. Narcos is a drama series based on the life and crimes of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. It’s all cocaine cartels versus law enforcement and the crazy, bloody war that actually happened for real. Wagner Moura (pictured) plays Pablo Escobar, and Narcos is coming your way in 2015.

8. Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones
If Daredevil just isn’t enough Marvel action for you, then you’re in luck. Netflix also has A.K.A. Jessica Jones on the horizon. The plot: After wrapping up a lucrative superhero career, Jessica Jones opens her own detective agency. This show, along with Daredevil will lead up to the Defenders crossover. The very attractive cast is led by Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust The B…) as Jessica Jones and also features Eka Darville (Empire), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) and others.

7. Marseille
Marseille has been announced, but is still in development. What we know is that the show is set in Marseille, the French port city, and follows the life of mayor Robert Taro as he deals with corruption and uses his power to continue to lead for more than two decades. Stay tuned for more news about Marseille preceding its expected release later this year.

6. Grace and Frankie
When frenemies Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) find out their husbands are leaving them for each other, comedy somehow ensues. Will they learn to love each other as their ex-husbands prepare for their wedding? We’ll find out when Grace and Frankie premieres on Netflix May 8th.

5. F Is for Family
If you can get down with BoJack Horseman, then you’ll love F Is for Family. Comedian Bill Burr (pictured) and Michael Price of Simpsons fame are responsible for the next big cartoon that is so not for kids. The show is based on a family trying to make it in the 1970s and is voiced by the likes of Laura Dern and Justin Long. There isn’t a set release date yet, but we know the show is coming to Netflix sometime this year.

4. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Wet Hot American Summer launched the careers of Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper. All-stars Janeane Garofalo and Molly Shannon also helped turn the film into a cult classic. Now everyone—yes, everyone—from the mesmerizing original cast (plus Jason Schwartzman and then some) is returning for the eight-episode prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, premiering July 17th on Netflix.

3. Bloodline
Another Netflix option available for current viewing is Bloodline. Following its success at a top film festival in Berlin, Bloodline’s fans rave that it’s the best Netflix original series out there. The story is all about The Rayburns, who have done some shady things…allegedly. OK they did, probably. When their brother comes back to town all could be revealed. The cast is stacked: Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Chloë Sevigny (Big Love), Sissy Spacek (every great film ever) and more. With a tagline like “We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing,” this is a must-see.

2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
If you haven’t seen Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt yet, please check your internet connection. The show follows Kimmy Schmidt (played by Ellie Kemper) through her adventures in New York. Oh, and it should be mentioned that Kimmy has spent the last 15 years locked underground. The plot is insane, and the guest stars are incredible and numerous. If all this isn’t enough, keep in mind that the show was created by comic geniuses Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

1. Daredevil
Get ready for the next big Superhero: Daredevil. Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock, who becomes Daredevil. The Netflix original is based on the Marvel comic Daredevil and promises to be an action-packed ride. The series also stars Rosario Dawson and is apparently the first of several series that will lead up to a Defenders franchise crossover. Put on your cape and start watching!

Via TV Guide

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