Top 10 Netflix Shows to Get Hooked on Today

Gabe Coleman, Entertainment Editor

With the amount of new shows coming to the #1 streaming site known as Netflix, many people seem to never really know which shows to watch when they finally finished binge watching their current favorite show. We all enjoy just putting on a show and relaxing with some food, but with the sheer number of shows that are available, many aren’t sure what to watch after their favorite series has finished. 

I’m here to help! Here’s a list of suggestions to get back to binge watching for days and weeks with my list of the Top 10 Best shows to watch on Netflix right now!

10. Parks and Recreation

Parks and Rec is centered around the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana’s lead parks & rec crew that’s meant to bring the people of Pawnee together in fairs and events. This show focuses on the lives of 11 workers who end up growing together over 7 seasons of many laughs in the workplace and events that happen to everyday people as well.


9. The Get Down

Set in the late 1970’s, as New York was on the edge of bankruptcy and sweet Disco was dying, the rise of a new age of hip hop had been focused on a small group of young artists’ lives while trying to make it out of the Bronx by pursuing their individual dreams thru the music career.


8. AMC’s The Walking Dead

In this current apocalyptic state of the world, former cop Rick Grimes and his family are constantly on the move looking for a secure home to carry out their lives. But Rick learns that the pressure of staying alive throws him and everyone he cares about to the edges of human cruelty and he learns the survivors can be even worse for society than the zombies are themselves.


7. Haunted 

If you are looking for a good show to watch with your “boo” this Halloween (see what I did there), Haunted is a non-fiction anthology series in which should terrify any person who watches it. This new horror show tells the stories of many families who have suffered haunting paranormal encounters with ghosts and dangerous spirits. Many people who tell these brave stories are still affected today.


6. Black Mirror

This mind-puzzling new show is meant to be a contemporary remake of an older show known as “the Twilight Zone” which is designed to tap into the collective distress of the modern world. Most episodes focus around what would happen with technology if it keeps advancing, but other episodes dive into the mysteries of what could happen in near futures. Don’t watch if you’re easily confused, but highly recommend to anyone who likes science fiction an dystopias. 


5. The Haunting of Hill House

This show is another scary show based upon a family siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the U.S. Although now adults, they are forced back together due to severe tragedies and must finally confront the ghosts of their past, while others may actually be creeping the shadows of the Hill House. 


4. That 70’s Show

If you have never heard of that 70’s show, then you’re in for a real treat and possibly one of the funniest shows ever about American teenagers. Set in the 70’s, this family show focuses on the lives of 6 young-ins and their families who, throughout the show try to make the most out of life with many laughs and many learning-from-mistakes, while bracing for the adult world and growing up.


3. Stranger Things

Based in the 80’s, Stranger Things follows the lives of four friends after many mysterious occurrences begin happening, including the disappearance of Will Byers in Hopkins, Indiana. When he goes missing, his mother Joyce goes into full Mommy-Bear Mode and launches a full investigation, while Will’s three closest comrades take matters into their own hands and try to find their own answers for their friend missing, while unraveling many dark aspects of the city itself.


2. The Office (U.S.)

This Golden-Globe-award-winning show is one of the most hilarious and outright greatest shows ever made in television history. Featuring Steve Carrel and Jon Krasinski, the Office shows the view of Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. and how even though selling paper is boring, the Office tries to spice up the workplace with parties and small events every now and then, while trying something new every episode. Would recommend to anyone who loves laughing.


And #1. Big Mouth

Personally, I think this show is the funniest show I have ever seen. Every episode of Big Mouth had me laughing out loud which isn’t common. This cartoon gives a pretty raunchy but also realistic view on puberty and how it affects everyone differently. It follows the lives of Andrew, Nick, and Jessie, and several nutty classmates. The show focuses on the difficult, ugly, and awkward truth behind growing up for both boys and girls alike, and how they each handle it in their own ways. There’s a character representing every aspect of the journey and teaches many life lessons throughout the show. What’s the name of your hormone monster?