You know what weekends sound like? Netflix and chill (not what you mean, bub!). Netflix streams some of the best shows and their unique way of streaming content has certainly attracted a lot of loyal fans! The shows are so good that they practically make you binge all day. But if you had to narrow it down to the top shows, will you be able to? Let’s say you want to start today and need a list. Where would you? Luckily, we can help you with exactly that! And don’t worry, we have taken your tastes into consideration and included shows from all genres.
Here Are The Top 25 Best Netflix Shows/Series in India for 2021
While Netflix works on bringing new Indian and international shows on-board for Indian viewers, there are still plenty of solid shows already available. We have already seen several lists of “Netflix TV shows you shouldn’t miss” crop up online. But, we couldn’t find a list that does justice to the real gems in the hiding.
So for anyone looking for a genuine list of 25 binge-worthy quality shows already available on Netflix for streaming, well, here it is (no particular order):
SUMMARY: Drug lord challenges international governments and police in ways never heard before.
Based on the life of notorious Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, this surreal depiction of the Drug war in the Americas is gripping and loaded with magical realism. Shot in the beautiful Medellín in Columbia, this series is perfect in every way you can imagine. Just when you think something in the show is too absurd to happen in real life, they attach a real-life video at the end to prove that it actually happened. You owe it to yourself to start watching the show.
Summary: Extremely realistic Superhero series. 18+ only.
Daredevil is one of those parts of Marvel Comics that didn’t receive the on-screen depiction fans were looking for(Case in point: The 2003 Daredevil film) until Netflix chose to produce it. This Netflix original series is everything Marvel fans were looking for – dark, realistic and true to the comic series.
23. Peaky Blinders
SUMMARY: The Shelby family, a feared gangster group in England expand their empire.
If you’re a fan of Gangster epics and British dramas, you’re in for a treat. Based on the real criminal gang operating in 1920s Birmingham, England, Peaky Blinders will keep you on the edge of your seat. With only 6 episodes a season, this thriller is also the fastest series to binge watch so, you might as well start with it.
22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
SUMMARY: NYPD detectives solve crimes, albeit with a work-life balance.
Brooklyn 99 is a show to fall back to when you’re not up for serious drama. The show is a plain and unapologetically silly comedy that will keep you laughing throughout but also does have its clever and witty moments. The best part about it is how nicely the show tackles social issues like racism.
21. Bojack Horseman
SUMMARY: Life of a popular TV show actor-horse post the popularity. That’s right.
Definitely, my personal favorite on this list for two reasons – Will Arnett and Aaron Paul. Bojack is not a likable horse and keeps making regrettable life decisions. But, we do recommend trying it out. The best part about Bojack is how it plays around with sadness, nuanced emotions and well, animal jokes.
20. Better Call Saul
SUMMARY: Your last chance to see Mike again.
For any Breaking Bad fan, the hardest scene to watch was when *spoiler alert* Mike died. Although this series has its own style and isn’t really anything like Breaking Bad(which is also available on the service now), the spinoff does serve as a background to the original. This makes the show a must watch for Breaking Bad fans, but again, remember that it is a different series altogether.
19. House of Cards
SUMMARY: A quest to seek revenge, a POLITICAL revenge.
A political thriller of a congressman who stops at nothing reeks of politics, manipulation, and power. The first 5 seasons follow Frank Underwood and his wife Claire Underwood in the power-hungry world of politics. The sixth and the final season will focus on Claire Underwood, following Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegations.
18. Black Mirror
SUMMARY: An anthology series revolving around how technology can alter behaviour.
Stand-alone episodes, each dealing with a new and a twisted story with an alternative history. Throw in behavior altering technology in the mix and we have got ourselves a binge-worthy series to watch on Netflix. And if you like it, do try Black Mirror: Bandersnatch which is an interactive film and part of this anthology.
17. Altered Carbon
SUMMARY: He can return to his own body if he solves a murder- his murder.
What if you one day – 366 years later- wake up and realize you are not in your own body and that your body is dead- murdered? What if the only way you can get back to your body is by solving your own murder? Watch Takeshi Kovacs set on a race against time to set himself free and solve his own murder.
16. The Crown
SUMMARY: Watch History come to life.
We have all read about Queen Elizabeth, the second, in our history classes. This is another political drama on the list and is one of the best Netflix series to binge watch on weekends. Watch it for the political rivalries, the romance, and all the events in the Queen’s life to date. Interesting? I think so.
15. 13 Reasons Why
SUMMARY: What do you do if you find a series of tapes from a dead girl at your doorstep?
After committing suicide, Hannah has sent over a series of tapes to everyone who is responsible for it. One of them, who was hopelessly in love with her. Now Clay is left wondering why is he on those tapes? This show is a 2-person narrative- Hannah’s and Clay’s.
14. Schitt’s Creek
SUMMARY: A rich family loses all their money and has to move into a small town that they bought as a joke.
We have all had that fantasy where we are rich and can afford everything in the world. But what if you were to suddenly lose all that money and be forced to live in a small country town? That’s what this show is about. Watch it for all the funny mishaps that this family goes through while adjusting to a middle-class life.
13. Stranger Things
SUMMARY: Who doesn’t like Eleven?
Set in the 80s, this Netflix original series follows Mike, Dustin, and Lucas find their missing friend, Will along with their strange, new, supernatural friend, Eleven. Steve, on the other hand, is an absolute sweetheart(and an excellent babysitter).
SUMMARY: Relocation isn’t always fun but something good comes out of it.
When a business deal with a Mexican drug overlord goes wrong, Marty Bryde has to relocate along with his family to a town to survive. However it doesn’t end there, they soon get involved with the locals but somewhere along the way, amidst of Mexican overlords out there to get them, they start to reconnect.
SUMMARY: A time-travelling conspiracy about the same person in five different decades (Twisted, right?).
This show is so confusing that you’ll probably have to take notes while watching it. But it will make for an intriguing weekend watch. The series focuses on the residents of a small fictional town called Winden as they try to unravel the mystery around the town. Originally a German series, it took the world by a storm when it came on Netflix. Afterwards, it went on to have two more seasons before it ended.
10. Sense 8
SUMMARY: 8 people, 8 cities, 1 connection.
Even this gold of a show was cancelled just after 2 seasons.
8 people from all parts of the world are mentally connected. They help each other through their thoughts and actions and with time, they come together to not only find out why and how they are connected but also to fight the people who are out to get them. What you should look for in this show? Telepathy.
SUMMARY: More people are going to google Autism Spectrum.
This comedy is about a teenager on the autism spectrum wanting a girlfriend. Now that would require the not-so-independent Sam to be more independent, changing a lot of dynamics for him and his family both alike.
8. Wild Wild Country
SUMMARY: A Netflix docuseries about the controversial Indian guru Osho.
If you love documentaries, this should definitely be on your list. It’s about a godman who builds his own utopia in the US state of Oregon where he and his followers run into trouble with the locals. The series talks extensively about spirituality and widespread manipulation and makes for an engaging watch.
7. Dear White People
SUMMARY: What do you do if you are of color in a predominantly white Ivy league School?
This Netflix Original that’s based on a movie of the same name focuses on the social, cultural, and the racial injustices that people of color face in a white-dominated locality. And it does that by bringing humour in the equation.
6. Big Mouth
SUMMARY: To friendships and puberty.
This animated series revolves around Puberty and everything that comes with it. It’s an adult animated sitcom so, be careful, and when it comes to the topic of puberty, it’s not an easy period not even for an animated character.
5. The Ranch
SUMMARY: When nothing else pans out, there’s family.
Being an athlete is what Colt always wanted to be but when that didn’t work out after a 15-year stint, he’s back to help his father and brother with their business. Now all he has to figure out is where and how he fits in with in his own family.
4. Money Heist (‘La casa de papel’ in Spanish)
SUMMARY: About two heists conducted by The Professor and his team.
If you haven’t watched this highly popular Netflix show, then, you fall in a very tiny group of people. You should just watch this show for its intriguing characters like The Professor and Tokyo, let alone the plot itself. The most-watched foreign language show on Netflix, it ran for a total of 4 seasons and garnered unbelievable buzz around the world.
3. The Umbrella Academy
SUMMARY: Bunch of misfit superheroes come together to save the world from an apocalypse.
An exciting show which probably gives DC and Marvel some stiff competition when it comes to TV shows. The premise is something like this: It is 1989 and 43 infants are born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. In comes an eccentric billionaire industrialist, Sir Reginald Hargreeves, and adopts seven of them. He creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares these children to save the world. Later, the billionaire passes away and the family comes together to solve the mystery surrounding their fathers and also plan on saving the world. The series is based on a collection of comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way.
2. Haunting of Hill House
SUMMARY: A modern take on the classic horror literature The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
Love horror series? This one is for you. One of the scariest TV shows out there, of On The Hill House is genuinely scary. It follows a family in 1992 who move into Hill House to renovate the place and they plan on selling it and building their own house. However, due to unexpected repairs, the family has to stay longer. Shortly afterwards, they begin to experience paranormal activities and it results in some haunting consequences.
1. Russian Dolls
SUMMARY: Who doesn’t love time loops!
Russian Doll is about a young woman named Nadia. Invited as a guest of honour in a party for a night in New York City, she dies repeatedly while at this party. The show basically revolves around her trying to figure out what the heck is going on.
These Netflix TV shows should keep you entertained through your free one month trial. And there are plenty more like Alexa & Katie, Unorthodox, Mindhunter, etc. that will make you want to get a membership. Other than shows, you can watch movies, standup comedy specials and a lot of other stuff on Netflix.
Let us know which TV series you like the best in the comments! Have fun binging on Netflix and chilling!