No matter when it is, I always have trouble finding a new television show worth watching. When one comes to an end, it seems like that’s it, that was the only one that will ever be great, the only one I will ever love. However, that’s not the case, Netflix offers a great abundance of TV shows that are amazing. To help both broaden your mind and slim the search for your next obsession I put together 17 television shows that you may or may not have heard of.
The show is based around Forensic Anthropology and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The two main characters, Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) work together to investigate murder cases. Why you’ll like it: My fascination around crime drama makes this show really interesting, the murders are always different and have you on the edge of your seat wondering what happened.
Netflix rating: TV 14+, Almost Five stars, 11 seasons
Based off of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s book series “Sherlock Holmes” is a modern take on the sociopath detective Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Doctor John Watson (martin Freeman). Solving crimes in the 21st century London England. Why you’ll like it: This show is very well done, and conceptually it’s very interesting to watch with some deception.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Five stars, 3 mini series
A group of misfits join a “glee” club where they find their strengths, acceptance, and voice. Together they sing their way to the top by competing in choirs and shows. Starring Rachel Berry (lea Mitchele) and Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith). Why you’ll like it: Not only did this show have some pretty great music, it also had drama and comedy all around high school life.
Netflix rating: TV PG, four stars (6 seasons)
3. Stranger Things
It begins when a young boy disappears from home, his friends, mother, and a police chief combine forces to take on the terrifying creatures in order to have him safely return home. Later after their friend goes missing Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Mike (finn Wolfhard) find a stranded a scared girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). Why you’ll like this: This show is amazing and you get hooked the first episode. The creepy aspect left me on the edge of my chair every time I watched an episode.
Netflix rating: TV-14, Five stars (1 season)
4. Pretty Little Lairs
When Alison Dilaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) mysteriously disappears her four friends, Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), and Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale) must figure out what’s happened to her. To make things more difficult a blocked number starts messaging them threatening to expose their secrets. Why you’ll like this: This is a nice mix of high school teen drama and suspenseful mystery.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Almost Five stars (6 seasons)
5. Scream Queens
20 years after a murder during a party at a sorority, someone dressed in a red devils costume begins to terrorize and hunt pledges and sorority in Kappa Kappa Tau (KKT). Why you’ll like this: This show was a lot like a sorority soap opera with a dash of terror and a lot of sarcasm. I just wanted to see more after I started watching.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Almost Five stars (1 season)
The backstory of Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and his impact on Gotham City. It also deals with the start of batman. Why you’ll like this: I found Gotham really entertaining and thrilling to watch. It’s dark and gritty police drama with some of your favourite comic villains like Penguin and The Riddler.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Five stars (2 seasons)
7. Grey’s Anatomy
When Meredith grey (Ellen Pompeo) starts her residency program at Seattle Grace Hospital along with many other aspiring doctors she learns what it’s really like to be under pressure. The show follows the like of the staff at Seattle Grace Hospital. Why you’ll like it: This is a different type of drama focused around the craziness in a hospital.
Netflix rating: TV PG, Four stars (11 seasons)
8. Downton Abby
This dramatic series takes place between 1912 and 1925 in a Yorkshire country estate. The show follows around the Crawley family and the drama/events in their lives. Why you’ll love it: This is a great historical dram with a good dose of scandal and life around the upper and lower class (above and below the stairs).
Netflix rating: TV PG, Almost Five stars (5 mini series)
9. The Paradise
This show is about the first English department store and owner John Moray (Emun Elliott). The dramatic show follows the life of the shop employees as well as John Moray and other people closely related to the store. Why you’ll like it: This is another great historical drama with romance, drama and of course shopping. I loved watching everything unfolded as I got more into the show.
Netflix rating: TV PG, Four stars (2 seasons)
A supernatural show that follows the lives of two FBI agents, Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) who solve the “X-Files”. These cases are out of the ordinary paranormal cases that usually relate around aliens or other strange beings. Why you’ll like it: The X-Files is thrilling and suspenseful and just absolutely fantastic. I loved the sci-fi, horror, and crime mix. Some episodes will keep you up at night.
Netflix rating: TV 14A, Five stars (4 seasons)
11. Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls is about mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) and their lives (and past lives). Why you’ll like it: This is a great “slice of life” drama between two sisters, their relationship and just the moments they encounter on their own as well as together. And they’re coming back!
Netflix rating: TV 14, Five stars (7 seasons)
Merlin is a television show set in Camelot. It focuses on a young warlock named Merlin (Colin Morgan) who has recently just arrived in the city of Camelot and is staying with the court physician, Gaius (Richard Wilson). The King (Anthony Head) has outlawed magic which makes this incredibly difficult for merlin. Why You’ll like it: Merlin was MAGICAL to watch and the idea of knights, dragons and princesses is intriguing too.
Netflix rating: TV PG, Three stars (5 seasons)
Heroes is about a group of people who find out recently they have supernatural powers. The show follows around these people paying attention to what they choose to do/ what they can do with these new found powers. Why you’ll like it: Imagine having super powers, not as a super hero but as a regular person. I really liked that the episodes consisted of mini stories that were weaved together.
Netflix rating: TV 14A, Almost Five stars (4 seasons)
14. Law & Order Special Victim’s Unit
Law & Order Special Victim’s Unit is a detective show about sexual assault cases. It is very similar to other detective shows you may see such as Criminal Minds. This show is more graphic and intense than some other crime shows, as it does deal with sexual assault victims. Why you’ll like it: If you are a fan of crime dramas like me, you’ll love this show as it deals with the fascinating work behind solving the crimes.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Four stars (5 seasons)
15. The 4400
The 4400 is about 4400 people who mysteriously appear in the middle of no wear. They are later quarantined and tested. Each one of the 4400 people have a supernatural power/ability. The show follows around a handful of those people. Why you’ll like this: The idea of people disappearing and then reappearing it intriguing. How they fit into the community and the new powers these returned people possess will keep you watching.
Netflix rating: TV 14A, Four stars (4 seasons)
16. Switched at Birth
Switched at Birth is about a hospital that switches up two girls after they are born, each girl has grown up in an interlay different house hold. The families connect and get to know each other, however that doesn’t mean they get along. The show involves usage of ASL (American Sign Language). Why you’ll like it: This was recommended to me by a friend and I loved it. It’s a family drama for two high schoolers which was great to watch but the use of sign language within the show encouraged me to learn basic sign language.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Four stars (3 seasons)
Supernatural is about two brothers who hunt supernatural or paranormal beings. The show starts after they brothers dad hasn’t been home in a few days after being on a hunting trip. In the show they go undercover, investigate, and kill the being that’s wreaking havoc upon the town. Why you’ll like it: I’ve saved the best for last in my opinion. Supernatural is my absolute favourite show. The whole idea of good and evil, demons and angels is fascinating. I am completely obsessed with the show and love it more than anything.
Netflix rating: TV 14, Five stars (11 seasons)