A Critic’s Ranking Of The Netflix Original Series You Should Actually Be Wasting Your Time On

A Critic's Ranking Of The Netflix Original Series You Should Actually Be Wasting Your Time On

Like, OMG, I just love Netflix. There’s nothing better than curling up on my couch with a stage-seven hangover and just bingeing shows while eating a Domino’s pizza that I ordered via sending an emoji on my cracked iPhone 7 plus. Lol, does that make me a millennial?

Okay, but in all seriousness. No matter how over-discussed Netflix actually is, it’s still in our lives in some capacity. Just like you need to have a handle on the HBO original programming if you’re trying to keep up with modern culture, Netflix has thrown their hat in the ring and have created a stable of original series that deserve attention.

Yes, everyone’s seen Stranger Things and Orange Is The New Black, but there are a lot of other shows in their lineup that aren’t whored out at every award show. Business Insider took every Netflix show and ranked them based on Metacritic’s combined critic’s rating, thus crafting a list of the shows you need to be watching (that is, if obeying critic’s is your thing).

No. 16: ‘The OA’ — 61/100
No. 15: ‘Sense8’ — 63/100
No. 14: ‘Bloodline’ — 67.5/100
No. 13: ‘The Get Down’ — 69/100
No. 12: ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ — 71.5/100
No. 11: ‘Love’ — 72/100
No. 10: ‘Easy’ — 72/100
No. 9: ‘Stranger Things’ — 76/100
No. 8: ‘Narcos’ — 76.5/100
No. 7: ‘House of Cards’ — 77/100
No. 6: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ — 79/100
No. 5: ‘BoJack Horseman’ — 79/100
No. 4: ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ — 80/100
No. 3: ‘The Crown’ — 81/100
No. 2: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ — 84.3/100
No. 1: ‘Lady Dynamite’ — 85/100

Before you lose it, the reason Black Mirror (among others) wasn’t on this list is because Netflix simply took over the rights for that show rather than creating it on its own.

If you’re okay with nudity, Love is a great way to spend random bouts of time since there isn’t an actual plot and there’s just a ton of sex. If you want to be overcome with almost-too-positive vibes, then yeah, Kimmy Schmidt is your girl. And if you feel like reading a book, The Crown is actually wildly entertaining considering the subject matter and timeframe (and it’s up for a Golden Globe for ‘Best Drama Series’ so it has to be at least okay).

Come Sunday, you’re about to be hungover for the foreseeable future so you might as well get butt deep on the couch and choose one of these to go all-in on. It’s better than re-watching Friends.

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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