The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix UK (2023)

Trying to find the best TV series to watch on Netflix isn’t always easy – often resulting in hours of scrolling. Well, stop right there – the Pilot TV and Empire team is here to help you out. In our hand-picked list of the greatest series streaming on Netflix UK, we have a host of shows you’ll (probably) love, across a range of genres. We have sci-fi spectaculars and ensemble dramas, nerve-shredding thrillers and gripping documentaries. We have spook-tastic horror shows, cutting-edge comedies, and comfort watches to bring you some much-needed escape from the everyday grind. We have ongoing series to keep you going for months on end, and bingeworthy miniseries you’ll struggle not to tear through in a single sitting. Get ready for your watchlist to become a lot longer.

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Much like a Demogorgon in the night, Stranger Things crept out of nowhere and took everyone by surprise. A curious little sci-fi drama which doffs an affectionate cap to 1980s Amblin-era sci-fi while standing assuredly on its own two feet, the Duffer Brothers' curious concoction quickly became a water-cooler hit, getting bigger and blockbuster with every season. Stock up on Eggos and prepare for the next set of episodes coming soon.

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Crime stories tend to hinge on a whodunnit mystery – a body is found, and the intrepid detective has to work out the perpetrator. But anthology show The Sinner is a _why_dunnit – in each series you know who's committed the central crime but you don't know why, and neither necessarily do they. Enter Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) who digs into the past to uncover motives, traumas and secrets behind their acts of violence. A welcome and bingeable twist on a long-running genre format, with a great, flawed hero at its core.

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Filmmaker Mike Flanagan cemented his reputation as a modern horror great by directing all ten episodes of his brilliant take on Shirley Jackson's iconic ghost story. The result is an incredibly assured family drama that frequently goes bump in the night, weaving emotional storytelling into a series about grief, loss, and the various forms that 'ghosts' take in people's lives. Look carefully in the background for bonus ghosts loitering in the titular mansion's many dark corners.

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The smash hit that no-one saw coming, no series epitomises the Netflix 'buzz show' like Squid Game. From creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, this ultra-violent Korean satire is Parasite meets Battle Royale – a brutal, bloody, but beautifully-drawn series about desperate debt-ridden people being drawn into murderous playground games in the hope of absolving their financial woes. Beyond the nailbiting setpieces and stylish set design, Hwang serves up a host of characters to root for. Just, don't get too attached.

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Its Groundhog Day premise is familiar, but Natasha Lyonne's Russian Doll – co-created with Amy Poehler – has its own wild spirit. That's often down to Lyonne herself, hilariously misanthropic as New Yorker Nadia, who can't seem to survive her own 36th birthday bash. Across eight 30-minute episodes, the show deeply explores its time-twisting conceit with unexpected turns that make this entirely bingeable – though its level of attention-to-detail demands multiple rewatches. Witty and melancholic in equal measure.

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Peter Morgan's gleefully scurrilous costume soap opera about the Royal Family is a multiple-decade-spanning epic. First to take on the role of Elizabeth II in the initial two seasons was Claire Foy, with Matt Smith as her Prince Philip – before handing over to Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies in Seasons 3 and 4. Next up? Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce. The Crown is a show that isn't shy about breaking the perceptions of what a royal costume drama should be.

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Ava DuVernay's miniseries tells the story of the 'Central Park Five' – a group of five teenagers of colour who were accused of beating and raping a 28-year-old white jogger in Central Park, New York in the spring of 1989. Their forced confessions, wrongful conviction, and life in prison is told across four episodes, each directed by the Selma filmmaker, with incredible performances across the board – particularly from Jharrel Jerome, who won an Emmy for his role as Korey Wise.

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If it looks a little twee and formulaic, in reality The Good Place is as daring and original as TV sitcoms get. Focused around Kristen Bell's morally-challenged – and definitely-not-meant-to-be-in-Heaven – Eleanor, each twenty-minute episode is peppered with laughs, philosophy, and oodles of Ted Danson. The result is a layered, twist-filled, absurdist and ultimately beautiful exploration of what it means to be alive – and what to do with the time we have. With jokes!

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Fresh from reinvigorating the zombie genre with Train To Busan, director Yeon Sang-ho pivoted to this miniseries (adapted from his own webtoon) exploring a different kind of fantasy-horror milieu. Hellbound depicts a world in which people begin receiving messages prophesising their exact time of deaths – swiftly delivered upon by rampaging, monstrous demons that drag their victims to hell. Needless to say, society doesn't cope well. Dark, dystopian, and deeply Korean.

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Often hailed as Netflix's in-house answer to Breaking Bad, Ozark is a similarly explosive crime saga about a mild-mannered man turned criminal big shot, scrabbling to keep his illegal enterprise from falling apart. Jason Bateman (who also directs occasionally) stars as the unflappable Marty Byrde, a small-scale money launderer who gets caught up in cartel business and moves his family out to the Ozarks to process greater volumes of money. As the bodies pile up, allegiances shift, and the FBI comes sniffing, the slow-building tension remains at an unbearable high.

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Therapist's son Otis (Asa Butterfield) starts doling out sex advice to his schoolmates, all the while navigating his own tough road through puberty, in a show that's witty, warm, and often daring. Call it a "cumming of age" story if you must, but lurking within all the naughty chatter is a sweet, beating heart and characters that keep you watching, and it's hugely sex-positive with a diverse cast of characters, stories, and identities to boot. Plus, Gillian Anderson rules. Class dismissed.

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If you're coming to The OA now, be prepared: the show was cancelled after two seasons. But it remains one of the boldest, most daring shows Netflix has produced – a confounding sci-fi drama about restored blindness, interdimensional travel, near death experiences, angels, Fritzl-level kidnapping, and magic interpretative dancing. It is, by creator/star Brit Marling's own admission, pretty out there, but the mystery and intrigue is addictive, and the execution always surprising. Hopes for some kind of continuation are still burning away.

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The incredible streak of Mike Flanagan (creator of The Haunting Of Hill House, as well as many of the last decade's greatest horror movies) continues with this magnum opus miniseries – a gorgeously-written, delicately-played tale of death, redemption, and bad faith, set on a remote island where the newly-arrived pastor appears to summon real-life miracles. Spiritual, sad, and seriously scary to boot, it's a one-off series stacked with incredible characters and spine-tingling monologues – and after a slow-burn build, it delivers on burning the whole thing down in spectacular style.

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With its stark depiction of a sexual assault and its physical and emotional aftermath, Unbelievable is unflinching and uncomfortable by necessity. But it's also deeply empathetic, telling the story of Marie (Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever) a young woman whose report of sexual assault is muddied by a predominantly-male police force who don't take her trauma and conflicting emotions into account. Along comes Merritt Wever's Detective Karen Duvall who, in investigating another sexual assault case, might be able to untangle the thread along with Toni Collette's formidable Detective Grace Rasmussen.

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Originally called Scrotal Recall (a devastating addition to the pantheon of lost TV show titles), Lovesick follows hopeless romantic Dylan (Johnny Flynn), who, after finding out he has chlamydia, gets in touch with each of his exes to let them know they might also have the disease. Daniel Ings as best pal Luke, Misfits' Antonia Thomas as will-they-won't-they partner Evie, and Joshua McGuire as anxious friend Angus round out the cast, forming the kind of chaotic, rudderless twentysomething ensemble that's we've seen on screen plenty of times – but rarely as hilariously and charmingly as this.

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In 1980s LA, out-of-work actress Ruth (Alison Brie) is struggling to pay her bills before being given a chance at success as part of GLOW (or, Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling), a group of other Hollywood misfits looking to flip, kick, and forward roll their way to stardom, led by washed-up director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron). Sadly becoming part of the cancelled-too-soon-by-Netflix canon, the fourth and final season was pulled before production in a shock renewal decision reversal by the streamer – but there's still three glorious, glitter-laden series to enjoy.

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If you'd told us a few years ago that one of our biggest Netflix obsessions would be a documentary series about a college cheerleading team from tiny Texas town Corsicana, we wouldn't have believed you. And yet, after hours of 'mat talk' and hundreds of 'full outs', the Navarro cheer team and their doggedly determined head coach Monica Aldama have solidified their place in our hearts. Cheer opens up the strangely limited, incredibly competitive world of cheerleading, following Navarro (and, in the second season, their rivals Trinity College) as they prepare for the National Championships in Daytona, Florida. The cast of youngsters are compelling, the gravity-defying routines mind-boggling, and the stakes incessantly high.

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It might have been touted as 'the next Game Of Thrones', but The Witcher – based on Andrzej Sapkowski's fantasy novels, the basis for the hugely popular video games – has a weird, wild tone all its own. Henry Cavill is grey-blonde-haired mutant monster hunter Geralt, drawn into an epic tale involving powerful mage Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and mysterious girl Ciri (Freya Allan). Beware the confusing timelines of Season 1 – and prepare for an unpredictable show that blends old-school fairytales with grisly gothic horror, plus lashings of magical politics.

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An unexpected word-of-mouth hit, the fact that a chess-based character drama became a must-watch miniseries is the 'Netflix effect' in full flow. Scott Frank follows up *Godless *with this crafty, stylish adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the sarcastic, troubled Beth Harmon – a chess prodigy whose proficiency with the pieces is entangled among her struggles with addiction. The chess scenes come alive with surprising visual appeal, and the drama is just as thoughtful. Checkmate.

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To say that Shondaland's adaptation of Julia Quinn's Regency era-set series of books have taken Netflix – and the internet – by storm is quite the understatement. Arriving on our tellies over Christmas 2020, the steamy first season broke viewing records, launched Regé-Jean Page into superstardom, and got us all obsessed with string quartet covers of modern pop bangers. The second season, following Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma's (Simone Ashley) long, lustful journey through forbidden love has been an equally big hit, and a third and fourth return to the Ton are already confirmed.

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Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Purnell provide stellar voice performances in this animated TV series based in the universe of the much-loved League Of Legends game. The pair play sisters Vi and Jinx – they live in Zaun, the seedy, oppressed undercity of the rich utopia Piltover. Fighting for resources to survive, they come across a mysterious ancient technology, and end up on opposite sides of a brewing conflict. With incredibly evocative world-building, well-rounded characters, and a completely unique, revelatory aesthetic (achieved by combining 2D and 3D work to provide detail and texture), this is one for animation experts and novices alike.

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The Wachowkis' high-concept, globe-spanning series was one of Netflix's first big swings, following eight people (or 'sensates'), all born at the same time, who are mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically linked. It broke boundaries with its diverse cast and queer representation, and the sequences where all eight characters are united – whether it be for thoroughly Wachowskian action, highly emotional moments, or some unforgettable sex scenes – make this show a must-see.

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After True Detective's first season and before No Time To Die, director Cary Joji Fukunaga reeled in Emma Stone and Jonah Hill for a genre-shifting kaleidoscopic miniseries. It's a the-less-you-know-the-better show, but the basic gist sees Annie (Stone) and Owen (Hill) sign up for an experimental drug test. What follows is a stunningly creative trip that switches up from episode to episode in constantly surprising ways. It starts a little slow, but stick with it and reap the stylish rewards.

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This German sci-fi drama is a smart and sophisticated marvel – starting as a mystery thriller, before looping around itself in constantly unexpected ways. It's part Stranger Things (but way moodier), part Twin Peaks (but way more German), and totally mind-bending – burrowing even further down its multi-chronological rabbit holes with each successive season. It's thrilling, but you might want to watch with a notepad to keep track of who's who (and when's when).

Good, bad, sad, seen – whatever the emotion, just know that Feel Good will definitely make you feel. Stand-up Mae Martin plays a version of themselves; a recovering drug addict who transfers their obsessive tendencies to people. They're challenged to grow and confront their patterns when striking up an intense, whirlwind relationship with George (played by the excellent Charlotte Ritchie), a teacher also trying to figure out her sexuality. Mae and George's romantic rollercoaster is punctuated with as much turmoil and tragedy as it is sheer euphoria, all delivered through Martin and co-writer Joe Hampson's incisive, relentlessly funny script. Plus, the Lisa Kudrow plays Mae's mum. Need we say more?

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After Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek received their own gritty overhauls in recent years, it was only a matter of time before '60s sci-fi Lost In Space got the same treatment. The focus here isn't on knotty politics, though, but all-out adventure: the Robinson family become intergalactic castaways when their space ship crashes on their way to colonise a new planet. All the usual elements — The Robot, Dr. Smith, that famous John Williams score — are present and accounted for, but with new twists along the way.

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At first look, Rick And Morty is a goofy Back To The Future pastiche for adults. But there's more to this show than colourful aliens and dick jokes. Spawned from the brains of Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) and Dan Harmon (Community), few shows are as gigantically world-building in their science-fiction ambitions. Many episodes take in infinite Ricks and infinite Mortys from an infinite multiverse; many episodes also feature the character Mr. Poopy Butt Hole. Think The Twilight Zone crossed with Ren & Stimpy.

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TV remakes should always be taken with a heavy pinch of gritting salt. But Noah Hawley's anthology series breathes new life into the Coens' cult classic, taking you down the expected retread route before severely turning the familiar on its head. Season 1 stars Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton into the snowy Minnesotan plains, with Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons heading up Season 2, and Season 3 boasting the likes of Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the cast.

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This long-running cult sitcom largely takes place in Paddy's Pub, owned by 'The Gang': essentially four friends, plus Danny DeVito. And by 'friends' we mean a group of people who inflict pain and hardship on each other just because they can. If you're after short, sharp bursts of alcohol-infused, televised anarchy from five utterly irredeemable bastards, Always Sunny is undeniably the one for you.

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Spinning off from Breaking Bad, a.k.a one of the greatest television series of all time, Better Call Saul manages the near-impossible – it really does hold a candle to the original show. Some might even argue it's better. Bob Odenkirk takes centre stage as the pre-Saul Goodman, 'Slippin' Jimmy McGill, edging closer to the broken caricature he so gleefully played in Breaking Bad. The results are melancholic and masterful, in a show that's something of a minor miracle.

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Sure, it started as a pale imitation of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's British original. But get past the first series, and The Office (US) becomes its own distinctive, loveable thing – keeping some of the UK version's cringe-factor, but bolstering it with warmth, wicked-smart writing, and a will-they-won't-they love story for the ages. Steve Carell's performance as boss Michael Scott – awful and admirable in equal measure – continues to be his greatest work.

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One of the very first Netflix Originals, OITNB began life as the story of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a middle-class white New Yorker who becomes incarcerated in an all-female prison for a historic drug-smuggling crime. But it quickly became an ensemble show about the rest of the inmates, telling the stories of a huge array of women from all walks of life – touching on mental health issues, sexuality, trans identity, immigration, addiction, institutional violence, and the prison-industrial complex. A quietly revolutionary comedy-drama stacked with breakout performances.

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Steven Knight's Brummie gangster saga went from BBC Two drama to worldwide phenomenon – a mythical tale of underworld folk heroes that often intersected with real-life history. Cillian Murphy is flat-capped mobster Tommy Shelby, strolling into town on horseback in the iconic opening sequence – and wrangling with the police, fellow gangs, and Winston Churchill on his rise to notoriety. Across its lifespan, the show's incredible ensemble included the likes of Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, Paddy Considine, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Annabelle Wallis and more.

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Will Arnett lends his vocal talents to this darkly comic look at the life of disenchanted actor-slash-horse, BoJack. It's quirky, colourful (the trippy titles are evidence enough) and meta as they come, but the further you progress, the more tragic BoJack's longing for the limelight becomes. The melancholic musings mean it's not always an easy watch – but mixed in with the avalanche of animal puns is a deep, complex, rewarding character study, in animated form.

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A true marvel of the streaming era, Netflix plumped up the cash to fund a revival of the cult Jim Henson puppet fantasy – resulting in the most ambitious puppeteering production of all time. This prequel show – set 1000 years before the events of the film – takes place over 10 hour-ish episodes, returning to the land of Thra, populated by good-hearted Gelflings, evil bird-like Skesis, and all kinds of other furry and fearsome beasts. It somewhat lives up to its 'family-friendly Game Of Thrones' billing – even daring to bump off characters you've come to root for. It's a miracle that it exists.

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In this musical comedy series, writer and creator Rachel Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a woman who was working hard in a New York job, making money but it made her blue. One day, she was crying a lot and so she decided to move to West Covina, California, where it just so happens her hunky ex-boyfriend Josh is living. It's hilarious, heartfelt, with incredibly catchy songs (highlights include 'Gettin Bi', 'Let's Generalize About Men' and 'We Tapped That Ass'), a great supporting cast, and kind and inclusive storytelling. Plus, the way it explores the ups and downs of Rebecca's mental health issues provides a moving emotional undercurrent.

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How's this for cultural impact: the phrase 'Black Mirror' has entered the cultural lexicon as a descriptor for anything vaguely dystopic in our dark times. After calling Channel 4 home for its first two series, Charlie Brooker's gloriously bleak sci-fi anthology series jumped ship to Netflix for its third, fourth and fifth series (plus interactive choose-your-own-adventure special Bandersnatch) dealing with everything from reality television to memory implants to futuristic funeral homes with a wry, cynical, darkly satirical eye. The ultimate feel-bad show.

The latest work from Ricky Gervais has all the caustic humour he's long been known for – but also offers a significant exploration of grief. He plays Tony, a widower who lost his wife to cancer, and who rages against the world after she's gone. Can he reconnect with life and open himself up to the kindness offered by the people of Tambury? There's real heart to After Life, along with lashings of C-bombs – and a very good dog in the loveable Brandy.

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Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and friends take police rivalry to the next level in the hopes that Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) might just crack a teeny tiny smile in this hilarious cop comedy. Serious bromances and office roleplay prevent the gang from doing much actual work, though when they do, they're pretty good at it. There are guest stars aplenty, but it's Terry Crews' sensitive tough guy who steals the show.

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Are you familiar with the one who knocks? Have you ever wished someone an A1 day? If not, you need to start Breaking Bad immediately. It may seem like an irrational decision to start selling meth after a terminal cancer diagnosis, but Walter White (Bryan Cranston) takes to it like a pro. Assisted by unruly former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Walter spirals into darker territory with each passing season. So addictive it should be illegal.

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If you don't know your Pablo Escobars from your El Chapos, it's time to brush up on your narcotics history. Narcos stars Wagner Moura and Boyd Holbrook as Escobar and DEA agent Steve Murphy respectively, while Pedro 'The Mandalorian' Pascal also pops up amongst the intense performances and ludicrous amounts of cocaine. Follow-up Narcos: Mexico is also worth watching.

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The documentary series that sparked Netflix's true-crime boom, Making A Murderer digs into the story of Steven Avery – a man freed for a crime he didn't commit after 18 years, only to be put behind bars for something else. Could he really have been wrongly accused twice over? Making A Murderer proved that it's possible to create event television without making a show's launch an event in itself. It's compelling stuff, even if there's no definitive ending – and follow-up Part 2 is a superfluous addition.

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Loved Zodiac and Seven? Step this way. Produced (and partially directed) by David Fincher, Mindhunter depicts the origins of the FBI's 'Behavioural Science Unit' – aka the people who profile and track down serial killers. While there are thriller elements here, including some tense interrogation sequences, the focus is less on killer action and more on the personalities on both sides of the law, in a moody brew of drama and procedural.

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Riding that fine line of guilty pleasure, the stalker-thriller genre gets a millennial update as Penn Badgley's Joe Goldberg becomes obsessed with Elizabeth Lail's wannabe writer Guinevere Beck. And then he dates her! Twisty, intense, and much less schlocky than it might seem, You becomes even more tonally assured in its follow-up seasons, becoming more satirical and absurdist.

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Originating on Channel 4 in 2011 and axed after its second series, Ronan Bennett's Hackney crime drama was a relatively small homegrown favourite gone too soon – until rap megastar Drake declared himself a massive fan years later, and lobbied Netflix to pick the show up and run with it. Which they did. Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson both returned as Dushane and Gerald, respectively, joined by a whole new cast generation including BAFTA Rising Star Micheal Ward – all now confirmed to wrap up properly in a fifth season.

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Underseen in the UK, perhaps due to its laughably bland international title (it's known as La Casa De Papel, aka 'The House Of Paper', in its native Spain), Money Heist is one of Netflix biggest shows – an epic crime saga about a robbery in the Royal Mint of Spain. True to its title, all the joys of the heist genre are here – narrative trickery, smartly conceived plans destined to go horribly wrong – bolstered by strong character work and a satirical streak. Also, those Salvador Dalí masks and red boiler suits are a great Halloween costume idea.

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Long before blowing up British TV as we know it in I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel delivered Chewing Gum – a 30-minute comedy just as steeped in her distinctive authorial voice. She plays Tracey, an awkward, Christian British teenager who longs for a more normal life – to wit, a boyfriend and a chance to break away from her strict preacher mother. It'll have you cringing as much as you laugh – full of all the wit, daring, and smarts of her later masterwork.

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A bilingual drama set across the UK and Japan, Giri/Haji follows Tokyo detective Kenzo (Takehiro Hira) as he travels to London in search of his long-lost younger brother Yuto (Yōsuke Kubozuka), now believed to be posing as a Yakuza gangster and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman. His family's honour, and the fragile peace between the warring gangs back home, is at stake. It could so easily be just another crime potboiler, but Giri/Haji (translating as 'Duty/Shame') becomes so much more than that.

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It took a while for Dan Levy's comedy to reach the acclaim it eventually received – in its final season sweeping the comedy categories at the Emmys. And indeed, it might take a few episodes to warm up to this story of a rich, entitled family who lose it all and move to the titular small town that patriarch Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy) purchased as a lark. But unlike the Bluths in Arrested Development, this squabbling brood shows different shades and sides of themselves as the seasons tick by, growing into characters you actually root for. It'll warm your heart if you give it a chance.

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Pitched somewhere between the vast fantasy worldbuilding of Game Of Thrones and the magic-based YA of Harry Potter, this adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's hit novels offers whole new kingdoms to explore, but with a welcome sense of narrative familiarity. Set in the Russian-inspired Grishaverse, strap in for gun-slinging heroes, winged monsters, a juicy love triangle, and a thoroughly hissable baddie.


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As of October 2022, the most popular English-language Netflix TV show of all time was the fourth season of American science-fiction series "Stranger Things," based on number of hours viewed in the show's first 28 days on the platform. It counted over 1.3 billion hours viewed.

What are the top 10 things to watch on Netflix UK? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • Enola Holmes 2. #1 this week. Enola Holmes 2.
  • Falling for Christmas. #2 this week. ...
  • Enola Holmes. #3 this week. ...
  • All Quiet on the Western Front. #4 this week. ...
  • The Good Nurse. #5 this week. ...
  • Minions & More Volume 2. #6 this week. ...
  • Last Holiday. #7 this week. ...
  • Capturing the Killer Nurse. #8 this week.

What are the top 10 Netflix series at the moment? ›

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  • The Crown. Years: 2016-2022. Creator: Peter Morgan. ...
  • Love Is Blind 3. Year: 2022. Creator: Chris Coelen. ...
  • Ancient Apocalypse. Year: 2022. ...
  • Manifest. Year: 2022. ...
  • Warrior Nun. Year: 2022. ...
  • Where the Crawdads Sing. Year: 2022. ...
  • Falling For Christmas. Year: 2022. ...
  • The Bad Guys. Year: 2022.
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What is the most watched TV series 2022? ›

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  • Moon Knight. ...
  • Peacemaker. ...
  • The Book of Boba Fett. ...
  • After Life. ...
  • Squid Game. ...
  • Emily in Paris. ...
  • Money Heist (La Casa de Papel) ...
  • Attack on Titan.
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Watched for 25.94 million hours this week. Watched for 24.62 million hours this week.
Most Popular TV (English)
#TV (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Stranger Things 41,352,090,000
2DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story856,220,000
3Bridgerton: Season 2656,260,000
4Bridgerton: Season 1625,490,000
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What is Netflix best selling series? ›

Stranger Things (season 4), a retro sci-fi series -- 1.35 billion hours. Dahmer, a true-crime serial killer series -- 856.2 million hours. Money Heist (part 5), a Spanish-language thriller -- 792.2 million hours. Bridgerton (season 2), a period romance -- 656.3 million hours.

What is Number 1 in the UK on Netflix? ›

The Crown:

What should I watch on Netflix October 2022? ›

Every new movie and show added to Netflix this past week
  • Franco Escamilla: Eavesdropping (October 23)
  • The Chalk Line (October 24)
  • Barbie Epic Road Trip (October 25)
  • Blade of the 47 Ronin (October 25)
  • Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune (October 25)
  • Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (October 25)
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What's good on Netflix UK just now? ›

Some of the best movies on Netflix right now include Enola Holmes 2, Wendell & Wild and The Wonder. Updated weekly.

What should I be watching 2022? ›

2022 TV shows

Lord of the Rings, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Paper Girls, Andor, She-Hulk, Halo, The Sandman, Ms. Marvel and more make their debut, while Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Boys, Westworld and Bridgerton return.

What show is number 1 on Netflix? ›

The Lincoln Lawyer

What is the best binge on Netflix? ›

  • Squid Game (2021-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Keep Breathing (2022-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • The Umbrella Academy (2019-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Heartstopper (2022-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Bridgerton (2020-present) Created by: Chris Van Dusen. ...
  • Arcane (2021-present) ...
  • Russian Doll (2019-present) ...
  • Money Heist (2017-2021)
3 Oct 2022

What series should I watch right now? ›

  • Dead to Me (2019) new. Trailer. 19 % 8.0/10. ...
  • 1899 (2022) new. Trailer. 9.2/10. tv-ma 1 Season. ...
  • The Great British Bake Off (2017) Trailer. 8.2/10. ...
  • The Cuphead Show! ( 2022) Trailer. ...
  • Somebody (2022) Trailer. 1 Season. ...
  • Inside Job (2021) Trailer. 67 % ...
  • Elite (2018) Trailer. 7.4/10. ...
  • Teletubbies (2022) Trailer. tv-y7 1 Season.
5 days ago

What is the Top 5 series? ›

The 10 Best TV Series of All Time
  • The Blue Planet. ...
  • The Sopranos. Average Rating: 9.3/10. ...
  • The Wire. Average Rating: 9.3/10. ...
  • Better Call Saul. Average Rating: 9.1/10. ...
  • Rick and Morty. Average Rating: 9.1/10. ...
  • Game of Thrones. Average Rating: 8.9/10. ...
  • Fargo. Average Rating: 8.9/10. ...
  • Boardwalk Empire. Average Rating: 8.8/10.
13 Nov 2022

What is the most popular TV series at the moment? ›

TV Series (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. The Crown (2016– ) TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History. ...
  2. 1899 (2022– ) TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Horror. ...
  3. Yellowstone (2018– ) ...
  4. The White Lotus (2021–2022) ...
  5. Andor (2022– ) ...
  6. The Walking Dead (2010–2022) ...
  7. The Peripheral (2022– ) ...
  8. Tulsa King (2022– )

What's the biggest show on Netflix ever? ›

1. "Squid Game" season one — 1.65 billion hours.

What is hot on Netflix? ›

Popular on Netflix
  • Manifest.
  • Stranger Things.
  • Breaking Bad.
  • Dead to Me.
  • The Walking Dead.
  • Orange Is the New Black.
  • Lost in Space.
  • Squid Game.

What Netflix series should I watch UK? ›

New Releases
  • The Great British Baking Show: Holidays.
  • Our Universe.
  • The Crown.
  • The Great British Baking Show.
  • Ancient Apocalypse.
  • Fate: The Winx Saga.
  • Inside Man.
  • Call the Midwife.

What's better than Netflix UK? ›

The best streaming services to ditch Netflix for, ranked
  • NOW TV (£58.96 for the full gamut per month) Home Box Office.
  • Disney+ (£7.99 per month) Most Popular. ...
  • Amazon Prime Video (£7.99 per month) James Clark. ...
  • Starzplay (£5.99 per month) Outlander © 2021 Starz Entertainment, LLC. ...
12 May 2022

What was number 1 on Netflix the longest? ›

TOP 10 on Netflix in the World with the longest streak
1.Squid Game53 days
160.Sky High4 days
161.Santana4 days
162.Archive 814 days
163.The Last Days of American Crime
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What should I watch on Netflix November 2022? ›

Nov. 1
  • Gabby's Dollhouse, Season 6.
  • The Takeover.
  • Young Royals, Season 2.
  • The Final Score.
  • Killer Sally.
  • Blockbuster.
  • The Dragon Prince, Season 4.
  • Panayotis Pascot: Almost.

What will leave Netflix in 2022? ›

  • Leaving Nov. ...
  • Leaving Nov. If Anything Happens I Love You.
  • Leaving Nov. Scary Movie 5.
  • Leaving Nov. America's Next Top Model: Seasons 21-22.
  • Leaving Nov. Suffragette.
  • Leaving Nov. Donald Glover: Weirdo.
  • Leaving Nov. Bridget Jones's Baby.
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28 Oct 2022

What series are coming back to Netflix in 2022? ›

The Crown and Cobra Kai return, Wednesday debuts and the final season of Manifest takes flight. Whether you are a fan of the royal family, the Addams family or Ralph Macchio, Netflix has you covered this fall season. Cobra Kai (premiering Sept.

What's new on Netflix for adults? ›

We'll update this as Netflix continues to add new original films to the streaming service.
  • The Wonder. Release Date: November 16, 2022. ...
  • My Father's Dragon. Release Date: November 11, 2022. ...
  • Falling For Christmas. ...
  • All Quiet on the Western Front. ...
  • Enola Holmes 2. ...
  • The Good Nurse. ...
  • The School of Good and Evil. ...
  • The Stranger.
6 days ago

What should I watch in June 2022 right now? ›

The 5 Most Anticipated TV & Streaming Shows of June 2022
  • 98% The Boys: Season 3 (2022) (Prime Video)
  • 91% The Umbrella Academy: Season 3 (2022) (Netflix)
  • 100% Peaky Blinders: Season 6 (2022) (Netflix)
  • 98% Only Murders in the Building: Season 2 (2022) (Hulu)
  • 97% Ms. ...
  • 76% Westworld: Season 4 (2022) (HBO)
3 Jun 2022

Which is the most popular TV show it has BBC? ›

Top 100
RankName of television seriesYear of latest episode
1.The Wire2008
2.Mad Men2015
3.Breaking Bad2013
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What is the highest rated series on IMDB 2022? ›

1. House of the Dragon (2022– )

What are 5 most watched Netflix? ›

The biggest shows on Netflix around the world
  • The Crown: Season 5 — 84.3 million hours viewed.
  • 1899: Season 1 — 79.2 million hours viewed.
  • Manifest: Season 4 — 35.7 million hours viewed.
  • Dead to Me: Season 3 — 30.3 million hours viewed.
  • Warrior Nun: Season 2 — 27.7 million hours viewed.
1 day ago

What is Netflix's most viewed movie? ›

Watched for 20.33 million hours this week. Watched for 17.93 million hours this week. Watched for 10.5 million hours this week. Watched for 8.8 million hours this week.
Most Popular Films (English)
#Films (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Red Notice364,020,000
2Don't Look Up359,790,000
3Bird Box282,020,000
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What are the top 5 most watched shows on Netflix? ›

Netflix's most-watched TV shows of all time
  • Stranger Things 3 (July 4, 2019) – 582 million.
  • The Witcher: Season 1 Dec. ...
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (May 18, 2018) – 496 million.
  • 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (March 31, 2017) – 476 million.
  • Maid: Limited Series (Oct. ...
  • You: Season 3 (Oct. ...
  • You: Season 2 (Dec.
3 Jan 2022

What is the number 1 series in the world? ›

1. Band of Brother: Created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, the show takes place... 1.

What is the best binge worthy? ›

Happy binging!
  • Breaking Bad. AMC. Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston star in what's arguably one of the best television shows of all time. ...
  • Only Murders in the Building. Hulu. ...
  • The Umbrella Academy. Netflix. ...
  • Stranger Things. Netflix. ...
  • Game of Thrones. HBO. ...
  • Mare of Easttown. HBO. ...
  • The Bear. Hulu. ...
  • The Sopranos. HBO.
29 Sept 2022

What is the most watched TV episode ever? ›

The series finale of M*A*S*H was the most-watched American TV broadcast in history until the 2010 Superbowl, with its final episode “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” attracting a staggering 105 million viewers, almost half the entire U.S. population at the time.

Which is the best series ever released? ›

Best TV shows to binge-watch
  • Stranger Things (2016) The show is quite hyped these days as Season 4 volume 2 of the show was released on 1st July 2022. ...
  • Game of Thrones (2011) ...
  • The Umbrella Academy (2019) ...
  • Friends (1994) ...
  • Arcane (2021) ...
  • Money Heist (2017) ...
  • Breaking Bad (2008) ...
  • The Boys (2019)
8 Oct 2022

Which is No 1 Web series in World 2022? ›

Aspirants topped the list of the top web series in world with its utterly relatable storyline and character outplay. In case you have not watched it yet, here is the link to the complete episodes of the series. (Fan Theory: What if SK knew everything all this while?)

What is Netflix's biggest hit? ›

Most watched Netflix shows
  • Squid Game season 1: 1.65 billion hours.
  • Stranger Things season 4: 1.35 billion hours.
  • Money Heist part 5: 792.2 million hours.
  • Bridgerton season 2: 656.2 million hours.
  • Bridgerton season 1: 625.5 million hours.
  • Money Heist part 4: 619 million hours.
  • Stranger Things season 3: 582.1 million hours.
5 Oct 2022

What series should I watch next 2022? ›

2022 TV shows

Lord of the Rings, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Paper Girls, Andor, She-Hulk, Halo, The Sandman, Ms. Marvel and more make their debut, while Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Boys, Westworld and Bridgerton return.

What is the number 1 Netflix? ›

The Lincoln Lawyer

What is the most viewed series of all time? ›

The series finale attracted 40.2 million viewers, ultimately leading to the spin-off series Archie Bunker's Place.
  • 7/9 The Cosby Show (44.4 million) Carsey-Werner Distribution. ...
  • 6/9 Magnum P.I. (50.7 million) ...
  • 5/9 Friends (52.5 million) Warner Bros. ...
  • 2/9 Cheers (80.4 million) ...
  • 1/9 M*A*S*H (105 million)
17 Aug 2022

Which is the number one trending series? ›

1. House of the Dragon (2022– ) An internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

Who recently got Cancelled 2022? ›

All 101 TV Shows Canceled Or Ending In 2022 (So Far)
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (Prime Video) Premiered on: October 15, 2021. ...
  • The Lost Symbol (Peacock) ...
  • Gentefied (Netflix) ...
  • Cooking with Paris (Netflix) ...
  • Bull (CBS) ...
  • American Rust (Showtime) ...
  • Black Monday (Showtime) ...
  • Work in Progress (Showtime)
5 days ago

What's coming back to Netflix 2022? ›

Netflix Original Movies and Shows Coming in 2022
  • 'Beauty' | Stephanie Meiling/Netflix.
  • 'Stranger Things 4' Volume 2 | Netflix.
  • 'Boo Bitch' | Netflix.
  • 'Resident Evil' | Marcos Crus/Netflix.
  • 'Virgin River' Season 4 | Netflix.
  • 'Purple Hearts' | Mark Fellman/Netflix.
  • 'Day Shift' | Parrish Lewis/Netflix.
  • 'Me Time' | Netflix.
27 Jun 2022

What's hot on Netflix today? ›

  • The Dragon Prince (2018) new. 8.4/10. ...
  • Supernatural (2005) tv-14 15 Seasons. ...
  • Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020) tv-ma 2 Seasons. ...
  • Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities (2022) new. 74 % ...
  • Big Mouth (2017) 86 % ...
  • Ratched (2020) 50 % ...
  • 28 Days Haunted (2022) new. tv-14 1 Season. ...
  • Alice in Borderland (2020) 7.7/10.
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