This sci-fi thriller was an unexpected hit and cemented Netflix’s position as a home for top-tier television. Created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who previously worked on Wayward Pines, Stranger Things is set in 1980s Indiana and focuses on a boy whose friends go missing while he investigates mysterious events in his neighborhood—eerie.
The Office revolves around a branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper company. And the American Series is presented in mockumentary style (like The Office) as if it were a real documentary about an actual paper company. The drama series follows people who work at Dunder Mifflin and their quirky office antics and interactions with each other.
The Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black is a comedic drama about Piper Chapman, who is sentenced to 15 months in prison after her involvement with a drug-trafficking ring ten years prior comes to light. Set in minimum security Litchfield Penitentiary, OITNB provides an insight into life behind bars as well as portraying racial issues that are rarely touched upon in US media and television shows.
Though criticized as an odd pick, there’s a reason Full House was a hit back in the day—and why it’s still worth watching today. The family-friendly sitcom starring John Stamos and Bob Saget focuses on two fathers raising three young women (D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle) after their wives were killed in a car accident. It showcases some of America’s favorite tropes: close-knit families, humorous hijinks, and adorable kids.