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10 Shows You Should Be Watching On Netflix

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10 Shows on Netflix

I've been using Netflix more and more and I've been discovering some really great new to me shows the more I watch. Here are 10 shows you should be watching on Netflix: 

1. Alaska: The last frontier This reality show in the Alaskan Frontier follows a family living life with little modern comforts. This family has no plumbing, hunts for their food, and everyday is awed by the sheer beauty of the wild Alaskan frontier. Watch this family get back to the basics of life.

2. Orange is the new black This series revolves around a woman sentenced to 15 months in prison for her involvement with an international drug smuggler. Both heartbreaking and hilarious, watch the drama that unfolds in a women's prison. 

3. Supernatural This series follows two brothers on their journey to hunt down demons, monsters, ghosts, and other supernatural beings around the world. It is full of twists and turns as these brothers bring to justice the death of their mother.

4. House of Cards Set in Washington D.C., House of Cards is a political drama. Blackmail, seduction and ambition will grab you as you follow a democrat who decides to get his revenge on those that have betrayed him.

5. Drop Dead Diva An aspiring model, Deb, is killed in a car crash and wakes up at the gates of heaven where she finds her way back to earth. She realizes that her body is not her old body, she is now in the body of Jane, a plus-size lawyer. Watch as Deb stumbles to find her way in this new body and life.

6. Parenthood This is a good old American comedy. This series tells the story of the Braverman clan. The clan consists of an elderly couple, their four children and their families. Everyone can relate to the family drama and comedy in this show.

7. Downton Abbey A British period drama, set in the early 1900s, follows the aristocrat Crawley family upstairs and the servants downstairs. Set in an era of progress and change you can follow the drama of both upstairs and downstairs in Downton Abbey.

8. Sherlock A contemporary adaption of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes dective stories. Sherlock depicts a consulting detective who often recruits his roommate, Dr. Watson to help him solve the case. This series has become one of UK's most watched series.

9. Lie To Me This series in an American crime drama. Using the Facial Coding System and body language The Lightman Group and Dr. Cal Lightman help solve crime by studying the body language and facial expressions expressed by criminals and victims. Though there are skeptics, Dr. Lightman is determined to bring out the truth using his applied psychology and interpretation of those micro movements in the face and body that scream what we are really thinking.

10. Doctor Who  This British Science Fiction Drama will pull you into the adventures of Dr. Who, a Time Lord, a humanoid, time-traveling alien. Dr. Who explores the Universe and time in his spaceship which appears to be a blue British police box. Along with a succession of companions, Dr. Who continually saves the world from destruction and faces all kinds of foes and adventures. 

Just added! Here are 10 more of the best shows on Netflix. 

What is your favorite Netflix show?

Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. My husband watches House of Cards and he LOVES it. I don’t watch that many shows, but a few of these are on my list for “someday when I have time”!

  2. I actually don’t have Netflix or watch any of the shows you have listed. I’m hearing a lot about Orange is the New Black. I’ll need to see what’s all the hype about that show.

  3. NETFLIX! I have been watching Shamless and American Horror Story. I tried to get into Orange Is The New Black and I don’t know why I am having a hard time liking it. I think I am going to give it another try.

  4. Last fall, I watched 14 episodes of New Girl in one day. (I was unemployed.) I’m obsessed with the show now, as well as The Mindy Project. I really need to get going on Downton Abbey. (We also love a lot of children’s shows on Netflix.)

  5. I liked Lie to Me and I love me some Supernatural! I told my hubs we were going to name our second child Dean but she ended up being a girl! Haha! We just started House of Cards and I’ve heard great things about Downtown Abbey!

  6. I am dying to check out House of Cards because everyone says it’s so good. I wish I could have a day to just watch a series straight through.

  7. We’re always looking for new shows to watch, especially when seasons end on our favorite shows. We’re big fans of Supernatural and I love Downton Abbey! My husband doesn’t care for it…….but, I really wouldn’t expect him too. We’re also of course, MAJOR fans of The Walking Dead. I need to go back and start Dexter from the beginning. So much good TV!

  8. oh alaska final frontier’s on netflix? we need to go back to beginning! we have watched it all season!!

  9. Ooh cool, thanks for this! I am always looking for new shows to watch on Netflex. I absolutely LOVED Orange is the new black… I can’t wait for the next season. I’m hooked!

  10. We have Netflix. I’m pretty sure my oldest son watches up to half of those!

  11. These are some great recommendations. I have been meaning to watch Down Town Abbey but can’t ever seem to find it in my programming. Maybe it’s time to get Netflix

  12. I’ve caught an episode or two of House of Cards – Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are great. My husband swears by Orange is the New Black.

  13. I LOVE Sherlock; it’s definitely one of my favorite shows. I keep hearing about this Orange is the New Black, but I haven’t watched it yet. I’m glad I have the Netflix app on my phone, I can watch while I’m waiting for my son’s soccer practice to finish!

  14. I’ve started Orange is the new black but not finished it. Love drop dead diva and downton abbey.

  15. I love Parenthood! I hadn’t watched a single episode until last summer when I went on a Netflix binge and caught up to the current season in about a week! I did Pretty Little Liars the same way 🙂

  16. I love Drop Dead Diva!! I have a few shows I need to catch up on and need to check if they are on Netflix.

  17. I’ve seen about half of these. I’m looking for a new series to watch so this is the perfect time. And oh please let it be June for the next season of Orange is the New Black!!

  18. I love the show scrubs – hilarious laughs with light life lessons in every show – have to say I found house of cards to be very good but unfortunately also very depressing – all the deceit and cheating hits too close to home for me

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