Top 4 Netflix Originals You Should Watch Right Now (1/29/2015)


I love streaming. At the low price of $8.00 a month you and your friends can share in the joys of cable television like HBO and Stars, but without having to sift through their line up to find the movie you want to watch. Now thanks to streams we can binge watch our favorite shows and movies to our heart’s content. Netflix has evolved over time and has now added original content to their website for us to enjoy. With this addition and joined with its competitors Hulu and Amazon Prime, I feel that it is only a matter of time before Internet Streaming Sites will make cable television a thing of the past. But I digress from today’s topic.

Since Netflix has released its original content, it has been met with overwhelming success from the public. There have been varying levels of success with each of these series and one-off comedy specials or movies. Today we are going to be looking at the Top 4 Netflix originals You Should Watch Right Now!

Before we get started I just want to reiterate that this list is my own personal opinion based on my views of each of these shows. If you disagree, please leave a comment. I love a good debate. But beyond that, on with the list.

230px-KOS_1_Cover4. Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia is Netflix’s way to dip their toes into the Anime area with their own exclusive series. The manga based space opera centered around the destruction of Earth at the hands of a race of alien monsters known as Guana. The show takes a Battlestar Gallactica approach as the remnants of humanity now find themselves congregated on several space ships. The film focuses on one ship in particular called the Sidonia where asexual reproduction and cloning have become common place.

The show is very fascinating and you can expect a full review on it from me in the future. But for now I recommend everyone check it out.

House_of_Cards_title_card3. House of Cards

What can you say about House of Cards? It is close to being a perfect show. A hard-hitting and brutally honest series that follows the life of an American Politician is one of the most irreverent, dark, and entertaining comedies I have seen. Kevin Spacey is amazing in his role as politician Frank Underwood.

I will admit that this movie is not for everyone which is why it isn’t higher on this list. If you do not have a strong grasp on politics or dislike movies that might make you feel dirty watching it, it may not be for you. But if that doesn’t deter you then check out the popular Netflix series.

220px-Orange_is_the_new_Black2. Orange it the New Black

The most obvious of all the Netflix Original Series. Orange is the New Black is the somewhat staple of the Netflix line up. The story of young business owner Piper Chapman is one of the most popular shows and the one that is most talked about by the mass public. The show has even been covered and remains one of the best shows on television and streaming today.

While putting Orange is the New Black on this list may be an effort in redundancy as the show is already reaching audiences far and wide. I do feel that it is still a show that if you haven’t seen it, you need to check it out. It is excellently written, well acted, and all around a fun and enjoyable comedy drama.

250px-Peaky_Blinders_titlecard1. Peaky Blinders

While Orange is the New Black and House of Cards are the more noticeable of the Netflix Originals, I find that Peaky Blinders is not mentioned nearly enough as it should be. The series is absolutely phenomenal and one of, if not the best original series on Netflix.

It is a fast paced gangster period piece that stars the likes of some of my favorite actors in the business in Cillian Murphy and Sam Neill respectfully is an amazing experience and one that I have enjoyed on more than one occasion. It is this reason why Peaky Blinders takes the top spot of Netflix Original Series that you need to watch as soon as possible.

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