Best Shows on Netflix Right Now

STREAMING SERVICES ARE known for having award-worthy series but also plenty of duds. Our guide to the best TV shows on Netflix is a weekly update to help you know which series you should move to. They aren’t all sure-fire winners—we love a good less-than-obvious gem—but they’re all worth your time. Feel like you’ve already watched everything on this list that you want to see? Try our guide to the best movies on Netflix for more options. And if you’ve already completed Netflix which is impossible! Just go through our guide to discover new adventures.


Continuing to hold a top spot as one of Netflix’s highest-viewed shows, Bridgerton takes place in England during the Regency era and tracks the influential Bridgerton clan as they deal with romance, matrimony, and controversy, primarily caused by the scandalous writings of the mysterious Lady Whistledown in gossip columns. Adapted for television by Chris Van Dusen and overseen by Shonda Rhimes, this highly addictive and thrilling series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s book series, with each season highlighting a different part of the Bridgerton family tree. In the newest season, the focus shifts to the enduring connection between introverted Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), uncovering hidden truths that have been building up since the beginning.

Dead Boy Detectives

Edwin Payne passed away in 1916. Charles Rowland died in 1989. In death, they are united and work together to solve mysteries – ghostly mysteries! At first glance, the spinoff Dead Boy Detectives from The Sandman appears ridiculous, but its fast pace and abundance of quirky concepts (like a Cat King, a cursed walrus living as a human, and a demon called David) make it engaging. A strong main cast consisting of George Rexstrew, Jayden Revri, and Kassius Nelson, portray Edwin, Charles, and Crystal Palace with great chemistry. The unresolved mysteries surrounding their deaths and reasons for staying on Earth add emotional depth to the story. The spin-off has a Young Adult vibe, similar to the main series with a mix of Buffy and Smallville influences instead of the more philosophical tone of Sandman. Well-timed appearances by Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and Despair (Donna Preston) bridge the two series. A popular choice that refreshes the palate while waiting for The Sandman to come back.

Chicken Nugget

Some shows really make you stop and think about big, meaningful, existential questions. For example: “What is it like to live as a chicken nugget?”Based on a webtoon by Park Ji-dok from Korea, Chicken Nugget centers around Choi Sun-man (played by Ryu Seung-ryong) and his intern Baek-joong (played by Ahn Jae-hong) as they try to change Sun-man’s daughter Min-ah (played by Kim You-jung) back to human form after a mishap. The webtoon creator is known for a comic called Killer Farts. See, it’s impossible to ignore just how strange this show is, yet somehow, it manages to transcend its odd premise and turn into a surprisingly heartwarming story about human relationships. Netflix’s most bizarre show in a long time, yet strangely riveting.

Blood of Zeus

You might think this adult animated series based on Greek mythology was cancelled by Netflix, given the trend of cancelling shows abruptly. The first season came out in 2020, then there was a long delay before the renewal order. Now, four years later, the story of demigod Heron is back. With Olympus in chaos due to a divine takeover and the entire universe in danger, Heron embarks on a mission close to his heart to save his separated brother, with the hope of finding redemption. Blood of Zeus continues to amaze with creative adaptations of traditional tales (especially its portrayal of the connection between Persephone and Hades) and stunning animation. Hopefully, the next season won’t be delayed for another four years.


When American podcaster Gilbert Power (Will Forte) and his enthusiastic assistant Emmy Sizergh (Robyn Cara) descend on the sleepy Irish town of Bodkin—reluctantly aided by investigative journalist Dove Maloney (a brilliantly acerbic Siobhán Cullen, cussing out everyone who glances her way)—he thinks he’s going to crack a decades-old missing-persons cold case. What he finds is a community with absolutely zero interest in his investigation, and even less in his attempts to “connect” with his Irish roots. But before long, the villagers’ quirky behavior starts to feel stereotypical, performative even—and Power realizes the cold case may not be quite so chilly. Bodkin suffers from a slow start—give it at least two episodes before writing it off as not for you—but once this darkly comedic mystery gets going, you’ll likely be just as invested as in your favorite true crime podcast. (Just don’t take inspiration and try sleuthing any cold cases yourself.)


Perhaps best known nowadays from 1999’s The Talented Mr. Ripley starring Matt Damon, novelist Patricia Highsmith’s inveterate criminal Tom Ripley has a longer, darker legacy in print and on the screen. For this limited series, creator Steven Zaillian goes back to Highsmith’s original text, presenting Ridley (a never-more-sinister Andrew Scott of All of Us Strangers) as a down-on-his-luck con man in 1950s New York who is recruited by a wealthy shipbuilder to travel to Italy and persuade the businessman’s spoiled son Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn) to return home. But once in Italy, Ripley finds himself enamored with Dickie’s lavish lifestyle—and will do anything to take it for himself. Shot in black and white to really sell its noir credentials, this is an instant contender for the finest interpretation of Highsmith’s works to date.

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