10 critically acclaimed series available on Netflix: from the Americans to Jessica Jones

Every time someone finishes watching a series, the question arises: “Now what will I watch? There’s a year to go until next season ”, or on some weekend you can’t decide what to see. Given this need, we made a list of ten critically acclaimed series that you can watch on Netflix if you are still suffering from post-Stranger Things depression.

Penny Dreadful

Finalized a couple of months ago, the series created by John Logan and starring Eva Green, she became a phenomenon due to her proposal to mix all those classic horror characters into a show in a 19th century atmosphere. Penny Dreadful was billed as scary, seductive, surprising, and smart. Two of the three seasons made are available on Netflix.

Penny Dreadful still

River

Starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker, the series tells the story of John River, an accurate London detective who lives in trauma after the murder of his co-worker. River is a Netflix original production created and written by Abi Morgan. It only has six episodes that are only available on the streaming platform.

River
River

Black Mirror

Created by British Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror is one of the most acclaimed series of recent years due to the portrait and criticism it makes of a dystopian society influenced by technology. Initially it was only broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, however, after an agreement between Netflix and Brooker himself, the seven existing episodes so far are available on the platform, in addition to this, 12 new ones will be released on October 21 chapters that will only be available on Netflix.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror

The Americans
Nominated for Best Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards, The Americans, created by Joseph Weisberg, tells the story of two Soviet agents infiltrated as American citizens, all set in the context of the Cold War. The series starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell (both Emmy nominees), has been called by critics as one of the best drama shows today. It currently has four seasons of which three are available on Netflix.

The Americans
The Americans

The Flash

Contrary to the DC Extended Universe in the movies, the DC Comics series, commanded by The CW, have been rated as fun, entertaining and well done. Proof of this is The Flash, a series starring Grant Gustin, which surprised from its launch due to its dynamism and connection with the audience, it was even asked that Gustin was the Flash of the film version of the sprinter, which did not happen. The first season of this series is available on Netflix and the second will be from October.

Frame from The Flash
Frame from The Flash

Orphan Black

A hybrid between science fiction, drama and action is how Orphan Black can be defined, a show created by John Fawcett and Graeme Manson. However, all the spotlight goes to its leading lady, Canadian Tatiana Maslany, who has played 23 characters on the show, earning her two Emmy nominations. The series has received rave reviews due to its narrative dynamics and appropriately employed twists and turns. All four seasons made to date are available on Netflix.

Orphan Black
Orphan Black

Breaking Bad
Cataloged by many as the best series of the decade, multi-winner at the Emmy Awards, Breaking Bad is already a benchmark in the history of television series. Created by Vince Villigan and starring Emmy winner Bryan Cranston, this is one of the must-see productions available on Netflix. All five seasons are available on the streaming platform.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad

Jessica Jones
After the success that Daredevil represented for Marvel / Netflix, it was in doubt if Jessica Jones was going to be able to measure up in terms of quality and if it would function as a solo series. The series took on a darker, psychological tone and stood out for the performances of Krysten Ritter and David Tennant (Doctor Who). The first season is available on Netflix.

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones

Sherlock

In 2010, Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) from the hand of the BBC premiered Sherlock, a series that places the legendary Sherlock, created by Sir Conan Doyle, in a current context together with his eternal companion Watson to solve the most surprising and mysterious cases. The show, which has only ten chapters, was praised for the performances of its protagonists (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) and the talent of its screenwriters to keep the audience aware of the series. All the episodes made so far are available on Netflix.

Sherlock
Sherlock

Mad Men
The world of advertising was seen as never before in Mad Men, one of the best productions that television has offered in the last decade. Created by Matthew Veiner and starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, the series received critical acclaim for its intelligence and subtlety in making it. Mad Men can be seen in its entirety on Netflix.

Mad Men
Mad Men

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10 critically acclaimed series available on Netflix: from the Americans to Jessica Jones