Netflix first proved itself to be a real contender in original content starting with “House of Cards
,” followed soon after with “Orange Is the New Black
” and the bonkers “Hemlock Grove
.” Since then, it’s expanded its drama slate to include sci-fi, superhero shows, international stories, period dramas, and whatever “The Oa
The variety of offerings are as wide as the emotions they elicit. While many of these series have some lighter, humorous moments, their main intent is not to inspire laughter but instead provoke thought, fear, wonder, melancholy, anger, and joy. But in the end, they just plain entertain.
Below, IndieWire has ranked the best Netflix original dramas so far.
[Editor’s Note: The list below does not include shows such as “3%,” which will be saved for a more dedicated list of international co-productions in the future.]
” lived and died with its cast, and if we were ranking Netflix dramas on performance alone, this would be in the top five. Kyle Chandler
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