The A-Z of Netflix Shows You Should Binge-Watch

Mihir Patkar 22-08-2017

Netflix is the best video streaming service around, especially if you prefer watching TV shows over movies. It has such a wide variety of shows available, we literally made an A-to-Z list of stuff for you to binge-watch.


All of these shows are available on Netflix US, while most of them should be available worldwide. In case you can’t access them in your country, you can always watch Netflix through a VPN Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix? Netflix is cracking down on VPNs, but there are a few that still work. Here are the best VPNs to use with Netflix. Read More .

A Is for Archer [No Longer Available]

  • Seasons: 7
  • Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Genre: Animated, Comedy

Archer is arguably the funniest animated comedy on Netflix today. Follow the adventures of Sterling Archer, the self-purported “world’s greatest spy,” and his crew from the ISIS agency, headed by Archer’s mother. The humor is inane, non-sequitur, and heavily immersed in pop culture. If you like the Adult Swim genre of offensive entertainment 5 Games On Adult Swim To Entertain & Offend Adult Swim is an American cable television network aimed primarily at adults with infantile senses of humor. This toilet humor with a slightly risqué edge has also found its way into the games Adult Swim... Read More , you’ll feel right at home here.

B Is for Black Mirror

  • Seasons: 3
  • Episode Runtime: 48-60 minutes
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is a bleak, dark look at how the gadgets you take for granted are shaping your present and future. Each episode is self-contained, with the common theme of looking at how science and technology affects society. After three seasons, Black Mirror will make you think differently about technology and where it’s headed.

C Is for The Crown

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History, Period

Queen Elizabeth II has overseen some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. The Crown takes a deep look at how she came into power, the early years of her reign, and her relationships with important political figures of the 20th century. And the actors deliver stunning performances, especially John Lithgow as Sir Winston Churchill.

D Is for Daredevil

  • Seasons: 2
  • Episode Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Superhero, Crime

It doesn’t matter whether you’re into comic book heroes or not. Daredevil is the finest Marvel show on Netflix Marvel's Netflix Shows, Reviewed and Ranked Marvel's comic book creations are now so popular that four of them have their own shows on Netflix. In this article we review each show and rank them in order of awesomeness. Read More . The world has gone gaga over the show’s breathtaking action scenes, and the acting performances by the villains. Make sure you start watching this on a long weekend though, as you won’t be able to stop bingeing.

E Is for Easy

  • Seasons: 2
  • Episode Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

Easy is one of the Netflix originals everyone should be watching 7 Awesome Netflix Originals You Should Watch ASAP Despite only producing its own content for a short period of time, Netflix has created some fantastic original shows. Here are seven Netflix Originals we recommend you watch as soon as possible. Read More . Set in Chicago, it tells the stories of different people in each episode, usually played by recognizable actors like Orlando Bloom, Emily Ratajkowski, and others. Easy is a slice of life comedy that will appeal to fans of shows such as Master of None.

F Is for Friends From College

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

An all-star team of comedians gets together in Friends From College, including Keegan Michael-Key, Cobie Smulders, and Fred Savage. A group of six friends from college reunite after several years, and hijinks ensue as they reconnect their relationships. It hits every cliched theme you can imagine (like mid-life crisis, adultery, a guys’ night out), but with good humor and comic timing from the cast.

G Is for GLOW

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 30-35 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport

In the 1980s, during the peak of the pro wrestling culture, an ambitious entrepreneur launched the Glamorous Ladies Of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.). This is the story of the women of GLOW, told with panache, dollops of humor, and plenty of throwbacks to 80s glam culture.

H Is for House of Cards

  • Seasons: 5
  • Episode Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Politics

One of the shows that put Netflix’s original programming on the map, House of Cards is a must-watch. Follow the political machinations of Francis and Claire Underwood as they stop at nothing in order to gain more power. Both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright have won multiple awards for their acting in this one.

I Is for Iron Fist

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Superhero

Iron Fist is, in one ways, “Batman Lite”. The heir to a billion-dollar company returns after being missing for years, with mystical powers and insane kung-fu skills. He is “Iron Fist,” tasked with the solemn duty of stopping the evil forces of “The Hand”. This is another one of Marvel and Netflix’s collaborations, so superhero geeks will have a good time.

J Is for Jessica Jones

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Action, Superhero

While Jessica Jones is also a part of the Marvel-Netflix franchise, it’s not only for those who like comic book characters. The show is far more nuanced, with plenty of commentary on feminist issues. Of course, there is also plenty of ass-kicking thrown in for good measure.

K Is for The Keepers

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 60-66 minutes
  • Genre: True Crime, Thriller, Documentary

It’s only seven episodes long, but The Keepers is still one of the best documentary series on Netflix today. A nun, who was a teacher in a school in Baltimore, was killed in 1969. Two of her former students have been investigating her death since then, and uncovered some shocking leads and facts. If you enjoyed the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight, this one is for you.

L Is for Luke Cage

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 52-60 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Superhero

What would you do if you had unbreakable skin and super-strength? Would you lay low, like Luke Cage wants to in this show, or would you fight crime? The last of the Marvel-Netflix collaborations on this list, Luke Cage is more about the action than anything else. But it’s still fun to watch Cage go through his journey to realize the adage of “with great power comes great responsibility.”

M Is for Making a Murderer

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 60 minutes average
  • Genre: True Crime, Thriller, Documentary

This documentary series on Steven Avery is like no other. Wrongly imprisoned for a crime, Avery finally got justice when DNA testing proved his innocence. But just as he celebrated his freedom, a new case was filed against him, and it seems like the authorities don’t want him free. Is the evidence against him real or planted? Making a Murderer is one of those shows to download for your commute 12 TV Shows to Download Off Netflix for Your Commute to Work Netflix now lets you download content to watch offline, but what TV shows are actually worth downloading? We have found 12 TV shows perfect for commutes of any length. Read More .

N Is for Narcos

  • Seasons: 2
  • Episode Runtime: 50 minutes average
  • Genre: Crime, Biography, Drama

Colombia is notorious for its cocaine exports, and drug lord Pablo Escobar was the kingpin. Narcos is a recreation of his infamous lifestyle and control over the country, and how American and Colombian forces took him down. It’s a gripping series for anyone who loves crime dramas.

O Is for Orange Is the New Black

  • Seasons: 5
  • Episode Runtime: 52-60 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama

Piper Chapman, a typical suburban woman, is convicted of an old crime and sentenced to 18 months in prison. Orange Is The New Black is a look inside women’s prisons, and the trials and tribulations of an outsider trying to adjust. That’s just the first season though; Chapman adjusts by season two, and the series then takes new twists and turns.

P Is for Penny Dreadful

  • Seasons: 3
  • Episode Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Fantasy

Penny Dreadful brings together several classic horror figures, like Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, Dorian Gray, Van Helsing, and other figures. The motley crew is led by the mysterious Vanessa Ives, who Eva Green portrays as haunting and charismatic at the same time. Join the crew on their adventures in old Victorian England, as they destroy monsters and solve a larger mystery. Horror fans, this one is for you The 10 Best Horror Movies to Watch on Netflix Here are the best horror films to watch on Netflix. They're perfect for Halloween, but entertaining throughout the year as well! Read More .

Q Is for Quantico

  • Seasons: 2
  • Episode Runtime: 42 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Mystery

A binge-worthy show doesn’t need to be a great show. It needs to flow, and make you crave the next episode. Quantico is an excellent procedural show, following the lives of a class of FBI trainees. One of them is a sleeper terrorist, and everyone else is hiding some secrets.

R Is for Riverdale

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 42 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Young Adult, Mystery

Archie Andrews and the gang are back in this new take on the lives of the teenagers from the famous comic books. Apart from getting a 21st century makeover, Riverdale is also dark and gritty, unravelling a murder mystery in this small town. It’s recommended viewing for fans of Twin Peaks.

S Is for Stranger Things

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Set in 1983, Stranger Things takes you back to an innocent time, reminiscent of how Steven Spielberg’s E.T. did. One among a group of 12-year-old friends goes missing, and his buddies will do anything to rescue him. Enter a world of supernatural monsters and experimental mad scientists, as Stranger Things takes you on the ride of your life. And there’s plenty more where that came from Finished Stranger Things? 8 TV Shows to Watch Next on Netflix What’s a Stranger Things fan to do when they have watched every episode and another season isn’t due out anytime soon? Below are 8 TV shows you should watch next on Netflix. Read More .

T Is for Trailer Park Boys

  • Seasons: 23-30 mins
  • Episode Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

Originally a TV series, Trailer Park Boys was saved by the internet 10 Unmissable TV Shows the Internet Saved for You Of all the amazing benefits of the Internet, one that is often overlooked is its ability to resurrect forgotten cultural icons. Such as these TV shows you'd be a fool to miss. Read More and now resides on Netflix. Set in a fictional trailer park, the show follows the lives of three pals who frequently find themselves on the wrong side of the law. It’s an endless cycle of one scheme after another, but somehow it never gets old.

U Is for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  • Seasons: 3
  • Episode Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

Kimmy Schmidt was held captive for 15 years in a bunker, conned into thinking the world had ended. Finally freed at 29-years-old, she is now trying to adjust to life in the 21st century, with her actor roommate and socialite employer. Created by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a seriously binge-worthy sitcom.

V Is for Versailles

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 52 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History

King Louis XIV, the king of France in 1667, decided to make the grandest mansion in the world. But while the Palace of Versailles is a historical landmark today, there were a lot of complications that went into building it. Revisit this fascinating history These 15 Fascinating History Sites Make the Past Come Alive History isn't just the subject we left behind in school. These 15 interactive (but educational) websites and tools prove that the re-telling of historical events can be entertaining and fun. Read More through Versailles.

W Is for Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 25 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History

In 2001, Wet Hot American Summer hit movie theaters and soon became one of those cult classic films 12 Cult Movies Everyone Should Watch on Netflix There are so many cult movies to choose from it's hard to know where to begin. Thankfully, Netflix has some choice selections to get you started. Read More . The cast of the original series are now stars in their own right. Netflix has turned out a sequel as a TV series, set 10 years after the events of the original. As you might expect, the campers and counselors meet again, which includes heavyweights like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks, and several other big-name actors.

X Is for The X Creatures [No Longer Available]

  • Seasons: 1
  • Episode Runtime: 29 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Yeti, the Loch Ness, Bigfoot, aliens… are monsters real? Even if they aren’t real, is there some reality that they are based in? This BBC documentary, The X Creatures, explores what is fact and what is fiction. It’s the answers you’d want if you were to become a paranormal investigator How To Become a Paranormal Investigator [Best Sites] Read More .

Y Is for A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Other Stories [No Longer Available]

  • Seasons: 2
  • Episode Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Dark Humor

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe play the leads in this dark British comedy. Set in a hospital during the Russian Revolution, Hamm and Radcliffe play the old and young version of the same doctor. Hamm has detailed notes about everything he regrets in life, and is trying to stop his younger self (Radcliffe) from making those mistakes. It’s one of those British comedies that all Americans should watch on Netflix The 8 Best British Comedies on Netflix Here are the best British comedies on Netflix for indulging in the UK's eccentricities, awkwardness, and wit. Read More .

Z Is for Z Nation

  • Seasons: 3
  • Episode Runtime: 42 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Horror, Drama

A zombie virus has spread across America, and only one man has survived being bitten by a zombie. The man is in New York, and he needs to make his way to the last functional lab in California to help them create a cure with his sample. The remaining uninfected humans across the U.S. must help mankind’s last hope travel across the country, through hordes of zombies.

What Binge-Worthy Shows Did We Miss?

This list contains 26 shows we consider good enough to binge-watch in their entirety. That is if you have the time and inclination to do so. If you don’t have time on your side we’d recommend starting with Stranger Things and then working outwards from there. You won’t regret it.

Which of these shows would you recommend your fellow MakeUseOf readers binge on? Or are there other shows you would have included in the list instead of our choices? Please let us know in the comments below, or share this article with your Netflix-loving friends!

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  1. jmrspld
    November 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    You should have added Longmire; it's now in its last year (sixth). Best of all it is available in 4K! Modern western with good acting and credible scripts.
    Also, Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Very funny.

  2. Jeff
    September 27, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Murdoch Mysteries
    Hart of Dixie
    Once Upon a Time

  3. bobcratchett
    August 28, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    so many missed shows!
    1. the detour (hilarious!)
    3.channel zero
    4.van helsing
    5.the strain
    6.whispers (the)
    7.the mist (steven king based series)
    8.outcast (from walking dead creator)
    9.the expanse
    10.the exorcist (series)
    11.people of earth
    12.ash vs evil dead

    and obvs games of thrones,walking dead,fear the walking dead... loads! avoid american gods its crap imo :)

  4. Earl
    August 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Hmmm, lets see...

    The Killing
    The 100
    Lost Girl
    Dark Matter
    Peaky Blinders
    The Bletchley Circle
    Happy Valley
    Being Human (the UK version)