4 Netflix Originals To Add To Your List
I like to watch three things on every streaming service that I have: documentaries, supernatural tv shows, and b-horror movies. To be my favorite streaming service, it has to deliver on those three options. Netflix is, by far, the best when it comes to my favorite things. It has an exclusive deal with CW for Supernatural (a personal favorite), a fantastic collection of documentaries (that don’t cost $3.99 per episode), and terrible horror movies. However, there’s one more thing that Netflix has that makes it stand out from the others. Netflix has fantastic original content, from the animated show Dinotrux to the supernatural thriller Stranger Things. Here’s my list of 4 Netflix Originals on my list that should be on yours too.
1. Voltron: Legendary Defenders
In an all-new series, five unlikely heroes and their flying robot lions unite to form the mega-powerful Voltron and defend the universe from evil.
As of now, I’m only on Season 3, so no spoilers in the comments! The first reason why you should watch this animated series is the characters. Each character has their own well-developed arc, which you find yourself on the edge of your seat waiting for. The animation is visually gorgeous, even though the ‘forming Voltron’ scene grows old after the first season. It’s also a funny series, with enjoyable banter between the main characters, that doesn’t shy away from the truly serious moments. I’ll also add that it’s good for those who’ve been bitten by the nostalgia bug and watched the original series.
Jordan’s Must-Watch Score: 4.5/5
2. Marvel’s Daredevil
Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day and vigilante by night.
I’m a little biased here because Daredevil is one of my favorite superheroes, and there were four (technically six) Marvel original series to choose from. As far as superheroes come, I don’t think that Marvel has done a bad job casting in their Avengers movies or the TV shows. Daredevil is no different, and the cast deserves a star all their own for their phenomenal work. It’s also one of the most realistic shows about superheroes that I’ve seen, dealing with how difficult it is for Matt to balance his work with being a vigilante. He can’t walk away from one part of himself. Each story that the series tries to tell adds a layer of depth to the characters and the overarching plot. The show also deserves some applause for the beauty of their fight scenes, primarily the infamous hallway fight. Besides, there’s plenty more of Matt Murdock if you get hooked thanks to Netflix.
Jordan’s Must-Watch Score: 5/5*
3. Bill Nye Saves The World
Scientist Bill Nye explores various problems and misconceptions from a scientific point of view.
I remember watching Bill Nye The Science Guy in elementary school to learn about earthquakes and volcanoes. It was always the best part of science class. More than likely, others remember this too. That’s why I enjoy the series so much. In the Netflix original, Bill covers information that is relevant to the world that we live in now, and it’s not PG anymore. He covers topics like GMOs, vaccines, designer babies, and so much more. It also wouldn’t be a science show without his lab coat and experiments. One of my favorite experiments is when Bill walks across hot coals to show that it is more of a mental trick. More important than all of that: it’s Bill Nye. Unless science just isn’t for you, what else could you need?
Jordan’s Must-Watch Score: 3/5
4. Derren Brown’s The Push
The desire to belong is a pillar of human nature. But where is the limit? How far will we go to fit in?
If you haven’t heard of Derren Brown, this Netflix original is a great way to be introduced to his work. Brown is an English illusionist who is known for his meticulous social experiments. In The Push, he engineers a situation to show how an ordinary person can be manipulated into committing murder. The show is fascinating when you realize how many people are willing to help pull off a scheme like this. It’s also rather terrifying to see how easily someone can be manipulated into doing something. I’d definitely give it a watch if the human mind is something that fascinates you. The ending’s got quite a twist. I would recommend not watching it with younger viewers around, though. This is not for the faint of heart.
Jordan’s Must-Watch Score: 3.5/5
*(Disclaimer: I gave Marvel’s Daredevil an extra 1/2 point because Charlie Cox is pretty. You should still go watch the show.)
Did I forget a good Netflix original? Are there any you’d recommend? Feel free to comment below and share your suggestions with me.