The best shows on Netflix immerse fans in binge-watching marathons, where they can live vicariously through other characters or events, both based on actual events and imagined. Netflix is one of the leading providers of original, streaming-on demand programming, racking up awards like bowling pins each year. Our evaluation focused on award count, replayability, fun factor, quality of acting, cultural significance, and originality.
#1 Top Pick: Grace and Frankie #2 Honorable Mention: Medical Police #3 Best Comedy: Sex Education
After more than 30 hours of watching, our top pick goes to the Netflix original series, Grace and Frankie. Now in its 6th season starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, it follows the lives of two polar opposite friends (one straight-laced and the other eccentric) whose divorce lawyer husbands decide to marry one another. It touches on the virtues of friendship, drug addiction, rebelling children, and heartache, with lots of comedy dispersed in between. Accolades received include several Primetime Emmy and Screen Actors Guide awards. It is also the longest-running Netflix show in history, with a final 7th season planned in 2021 after 90-plus episodes. Keep reading to learn more about Grace and Frankie and six other shows that captured our attention.