Top 10 Netflix Original shows you should download

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Offline playback is finally available on Netflix. It’s one of the features fans wanted for so long and that’s great news for anyone who wants to stock up on videos. However, not everything in Netlix’s catalog is good for download.

As expected, most of Netflix’s original content is available. Well, except for some shows like the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and the Marvel series. But it turns out there is a good selection of Netflix original shows too. So, to help make it a little easier, here are the top 10 Netflix original show you should download.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things is probably the TV equivalent of a book you cannot put down. The ’80s-themed mystery, sci-fi horror TV show has eight amazing episodes. The Duffer brothers definitely scored a slam dunk with this one by paying homage to the ’80’s.

Indeed, if you liked E.T., The Goonies or Heathers, you will definitely love Stranger Things. Forbes reports that the show captured the exact amount of mystery, horror and humor that other series couldn’t. While it’s a kid’s version of True Detective/X-Files, it’s really every bit as good as everyone keeps saying.

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black started out as a novelty show, with a story about an entitled white girl goes to prison. But it has evolved into one of the most diverse and rich series any have ever seen. Indeed, right around the middle of season 2, it stops focusing on the main character and grows into a superb ensemble. The story branches out its back-stories to include minor characters, who turned out to be more interesting than the main characters.

Variety calls it the most influential show since The Wire. Netflix found a way to capture the national conversation about diversity in casting, institutional racism and sexism, transgender awareness, and the basic injustices of the military-industrial complex in one fell swoop.

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The Crown

The Crown is Netlix’s big-budgeted series about Queen Elizabeth II’s journey to royalty. The British drama show chronicles the life of the Queen from the 1940s to modern times. It begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, political rivalries and romances played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.

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Narcos is Netlix’s take on the infamous Medellín drug cartel, which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy, on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war. The gritty drama starts with the early days of the drug battle, from small-time drug peddlers to bloody battles between cartel members peddling tons of kilos of cocaine. 

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House of Cards

House of Cards is Netflix’s version of 1990’s British political drama/revenge miniseries. It stars Kevin Spacey as U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina. He starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge when the president he helped elected backs out on his promise to make him Secretary of State. He makes an elaborate plan to destroy the president and his allies.

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Master of None

This Aziz Ansari TV series is smart, honest, funny and insightful look at a life in 30’s. It has everything in its episodes, from dating to becoming parents and growing old in New York City. The show focuses on Ansari’s character Dev, a Brookynite aspiring towards an acting career, love and the best tacos in New York. Time calls it a romantic-comedy which has a task of taking over issues of diversity in Hollywood.

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Making of a Murderer

Making of a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller filmed over the course of 10 years. It is one of the most controversial docu-series in the history of television where the American justice system is under trial from the people. The show tells the true story of a DNA exoneree who finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime while in the midst of exposing corruption in a local law enforcement.

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BoJack Horseman

The first adult animated comedy-drama series from Netflix has plenty of references on sex, drugs and alcohol. Made in the vein of South Park, the show follows Bojack, a humanoid horse lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze, who decides it’s finally time for a comeback. He was once a star of a hit 90’s sitcom which was cancelled. He wants to regain his dignity after 18 years but Hollywood is vastly different from those days, and getting used to stuff like Twitter may take some time.

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Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox is Netflix documentary which tells the controversial trial of American student Amanda Knox for the murder of Meredith Kercher in Italy. The docu-series features two sides of the story – Knox’s side and the prosecutor’s side. It gives the viewers the decision whether Knox is truly innocent or guilty.

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Love is the Judd Apatow-helmed romantic-comedy original Netflix series about an awkward romance between a nerdy-looking nice guy and a fiery booze addict/wild child girl. Despite the corny title, the show tells the story of two damaged people becoming unlikely friends then lovers. It is largely reminiscent of When Harry Met Sally tatted up for the modern age.

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