Netflix Original Shows Ranked Worst To Best
To stream or not to stream? That’s the main question when it comes to Netflix. Netflix keeps us glued to the couch for eternity. Awesome shows are born every month and it’s not easy to resist the urge to stream every available show every day. With so much available content, it’s hard to decide what it is exactly for you and what will give you mixed feelings.
We took a look at Netflix’s 13 most popular series and ranked them on their current IMDb popularity. Furthermore, we add an average Tomatometer so you can have an insight of both professional critics and typical viewers.
Find out where did your favorite Netflix original show landed on this list.
13. Dear White People (2017)
Rank: IMDb 6.3, Rotten Tomatoes 99%
Series is based on the original Dear White People movie. Dear White People is insightful, sharp and smart television adaptation that tackles racial politics on a college campus, where white students are the majority. It’s an eye-opening show about still current social matters that are active within both communities.
This show is not about black people vs. white people, it’s about working within the system, about those who are woke against those who aren’t woke. The show brings the modern form of communication, traditional beliefs and presents how an Ivy league college can be transformed.
12. Marvel’s Iron Fist (2017)
Rank: IMDb 6.6, Rotten Tomatoes 74%
Danny Rand comes back to present time after 15 years. He was presumed dead and almost everyone forgot him. But, he comes back stronger than ever with a little support of superhuman powers, to reclaim his past.
The power of the Iron Fist will help him to fulfill his mission. Development of the movies is still ongoing, but in the meantime, you can watch this 2-season show on Netflix.
11. Insatiable (2018)
Rank: IMDb 6.7, Rotten Tomatoes 84%
This show proves that old saying – Revenge is the dish best served cold. A bullied teenager makes a huge turn in life and goes an extra mile to get her revenge and win beauty pageants.
A disgraced coach helps her get her habits, lifestyle, and revenge. However, when everything bursts coach finds himself in a mess that goes over his head.
10. Girl Boss (2017)
Rank: IMDb 7.1, Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Girl Boss is one of those series that you can easily connect with. Sophia is rebellious and completely broke. Her life becomes an adventure when she decides to create an online business and learns how to be the boss.
Loosely based on a real event, Girl Boss shows the struggle of creating and running your own business. After all, it’s inspired by the best-selling memoir.
9. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Rank: IMDb 7.9, Rotten Tomatoes 86%
This Sabrina Spellman is different than any Sabrina before her. The character is more dramatic, while the scenery has a darker vibe and colorful characters. This Sabrina presents the collision of magic and mischief that at the same time tries to fight with one or the other.
Sabrina navigates, less or more, successfully between her two sides, and her two worlds: mortal, regular teen life and her family’s legacy that is open towards the Church of Night.
8. 13 Reasons Why (2017)
Rank: IMDb 8.1, Rotten Tomatoes 52%
Netflix felt some heat from this show. People were accusing them that the show glamours adolescent suicide. “13 Reasons Why” is about a girl named Hana, who committed suicide in her family’s house. She left behind her 13 different tapes, each one addressed to a specific person, to someone she knew or loved.
Each tape leads to new events and unfolds some in the past, for viewers to learn that everyone has a secret and that everyone gets what they deserve, even the main character. Or do they?
7. Daredevil (2015)
Rank: IMDb 8.7, Rotten Tomatoes 91%
Matt Murdock lost his sight when he was just a little boy while helping someone to survive. Since the day he lost his sight, he is a justice fighter, during day and night. During the day he is a lawyer, while at night he is Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.
This show is more praised than a movie starring Ben Affleck. “Daredevil” was praised both by critics and audience since day one. Although the show was canceled after 3 seasons it will be worth your time to stream it and enjoy.
6. Narcos: Mexico (2018)
Rank: IMDb 8.7, Rotten Tomatoes 84%
“Narcos” got its reinforcement with the newest show called “Narcos: Mexico”. The plot is set in the 1980s and follows the rise of a Mexican drug cartel, while the DEA agent is trying to bring them down.
“Narcos: Mexico” introduced interesting and rather talented Latino actors, together with Michael Peña and Diego Luna, each on opposite sides of the law. As a spin-off, it draws almost the same attention as the original show.
5. The Haunting of Hill House
Rank: IMDb 8.8, Rotten Tomatoes 92%
You can run from your past, but you can’t hide, and nothing shows it better than the creepiest show on Netflix ever. “The Haunting of Hill House” goes back and forth between past and present, showing one family’s fight with terrifying events in the hunted house.
The series shows how one family of adult siblings are living nowadays, with the damage that has been done to them by living in a hunted house as children.
4. House of Cards (2013)
Rank: IMDb 8.9, Rotten Tomatoes 78%
“House of Cards” is the very first original series produced by Netflix. The show illustrates many layers of Washingtons politics and one married couple that rises to colossal power.
This political drama shows how one ruthless politician is unstoppable on his run to conquer Washington. The series runs for six seasons and during that period it was highly praised by critical reviews and the audience.
3. Black Mirror (2016)
Rank: IMDb 8.9, Rotten Tomatoes 89%
“Black Mirror” is currently into the top 10 most popular Netflix shows. Each episode is a new experience as an entirely new cast is set in a story. The cast is set in near-future settings, which are nothing less but terrifying. If you love sci-fi vibe, you’ll love this show.
This show is full of potentially catastrophic technology that pops up in each episode. This show delivers. If you dislike it at any moment, it just means that you have to find the right episode.
2. Arrested Development (2013)
Rank: IMDb 8.9, Rotten Tomatoes 77%
This is one of the shows that Netflix dusted off. It’s also one of Netflix’s oldest original shows. It follows a rich American family of comically terrible people which meets end since the family patriarch is arrested.
The show created some memorable characters and more than 100 life-long popular quotes. The series has a documentary-style, voice over moments and overall a fast-paced vibe.
1. Stranger Things (2016)
Rank: IMDb 8.9, Rotten Tomatoes 95%
This show took the world by storm. It shows how a small town deals with uncovering a mystery once the young boy disappeared. Shows offers settings in the 1980s, sci-fi, and the astonishing sum of supernatural forces. And one small strange little girl.
The show is a great horror/sci-fi, similar to the blockbusters of the early ’80s. Child actors are probably one of the most likable actors that you ever had an opportunity to see.