Most of these series are pretty well-known, but they so good that they should be mandatory viewing material for anyone who pays 8 bucks a month for Netflix.
NOTE: This list is based on Canadian Netflix.
This show has some really amazing points and some really low points. Overall, I would say that it is still worth the watch because it is a pretty interesting story. However, I think it would have been better if it had ended a season or two earlier.
7. Mr. D
Probably the least well-known on this list, this Canadian show deserves more recognition! It’s definitely not for everybody, but if you like that subtle, awkward, self-aware comedy then I would check this show out. Gerry Dee is just a truly funny guy… seriously, watch that video clip.
6. The Walking Dead
I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t starting to question the fate of this post-apocalyptic zombie drama. If nothing else, check out the first couple of seasons because they are excellent. Actually, the whole series is pretty damn good, it just gets slightly repetitive and highly depressing at times.
I am not finished this show, so I can only vouch for the first 3.5 seasons, but so far I like what I see. David Duchovny plays the witty, captivating, and troubled character of Hank Moody so naturally. It is funny, dark, and features lots of bad behaviour.
This show is so fantastically unique and wonderful. One of the greatest comedy series of the 2000’s in my opinion. Plus, Abed is one of my all-time favourite TV characters.
3. Freaks and Geeks
It is simply devastating that this show only lasted one season. How did the world let this happen? It is funny, awkward, and sentimental, plus it features so many awesome actors. The silver lining is that despite its short run, it allowed hilarious actors like Seth Rogen and Jason Segel to start an acting career.
2. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
I just finished this show and I am having some serious withdrawals. It is cheesy and lacking modern special effects but I don’t care. Buffy features some of the best character development, morals, social commentary, comedy, relationships, and emotion that I have ever seen. Trust me, the first season is a little hard to adjust to but once you get through that, you won’t want to turn it off. It’s really too bad that most young girls won’t see this show because the amazing Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan kick so much ass and are just the most incredible role models. I could go on about how this show was brave enough to tackle issues such as death, sex, homosexuality, and musicals, but I won’t because I’d need a full review to do it justice.
1. Breaking Bad
For the twelve people out there who have not yet seen this flawless gift of a show, get on it! I can’t do it justice in a few sentences, all I will say is that it is my all-time favourite show on television. Plus you feel like a badass just for watching because it is just that crazy and awesome.
As you can probably tell, there are lots of series that I haven’t seen yet on Netflix. After finishing Buffy I am really looking for something to fill the void. Suggestions??
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