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8 Netflix Shows To Watch This Winter (And 8 To Avoid)

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8 Netflix Shows To Watch This Winter (And 8 To Avoid)

Winter is literally right around the corner and everyone knows that means Netflix and chill season is upon us. It is time to get close to someone that does not repulse you, sit in front of your television and Netflix the sh*t out of it. Netflix has straight up changed the world of production and everyone is completely addicted to the concept. What we think is amazing is that Netflix has their own shows, and that is, most of the time, exactly what we are looking for.

We know that when it comes to finding a new show, there are more than a lot of options to choose from, which is what makes it so hard to narrow it down. Well, ladies and gentlemen, we did the work for you. We binge watched every television show Netflix has to offer and we have come up with a thorough list of what is worth your time and, well, what is a waste.

From comedies to dramas, we have gone through every Netflix Original series to find out what you, our readers, should watch. We love Netflix and we love how awesome MOST of their series are. However, some of them are just terrible. From the good to the bad, this is a list of Netflix shows: 8 you should be watching and 8 you should never waste your time on.

16. Narcos: Watch

Narcos is one of those shows that needs to be watched at one point or another. This Netflix series depicts the cocaine trade in Colombia in the late 80s. This show is raw and real and it is one of those series you can’t help but get into.

The show targets notoriously powerful people like Pablo Escobar, who is played by the talented Wagner Moura. Not only does the show display the drug ring in Colombia it also shows the people involved, their families which in a sense humanizes them.

Narcos is a show that you will not regret starting; the plot, the acting, the action, everything about it screams addictive. We are big fans of the show and we hope you guys get just as into it as we did!

15. Fuller House: Avoid

In 1987, the first episode of Full House aired and as everyone knows, it turned into a huge success. That is why everyone was so excited when Netflix announced they were reviving the show.

Although the concept more or less remained the same, the series Fuller House is nothing like the original. There was something about Full House that was special and when it comes to its new spin-off, we are just left wondering why they would ever try to outdo the first one.

Do not get us wrong, it is not the worst show you will ever watch, however, it is also far from the best. We were majorly disappointed when we watched it and let us save you the time and say, Fuller House is great background noise, that’s about it…

14. Disjointed: Watch

It is safe to say that anything Kathy Bates does ends up being amazing and Disjointed is not any different. The show is fun, easy to watch, well written, and very current to today’s society.

Disjointed is about a medical marijuana store and all the people that work and shop there. It is one of those shows you can binge in a day and not even see the time go by!

Bates, who plays Ruth, the shop owner, does an incredible job of making viewers feel like they are really there. The rest of the cast, which includes Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Tone Bell are all equally as memorable as Bates.

This show is one of those shows that does not take anything out of you emotionally, it is easy to watch and guaranteed to make you laugh!

13. Haters Back Off: Avoid

Haters Back Off is a comedy that is very painful to watch. The series is about a fictional YouTuber named Miranda Sings who is obsessed with being famous. The spoiled, annoying, obnoxious, and talentless protagonist is full of confidence and viewers have no idea why. Singer is a singer, model, actress, and dancer and is positive that she is oozing with talent in all departments.

The show is very weird and is very hard to watch. The writing is fairly witty and it will produce some laughs, however, not enough laughs to make this show tolerable.

We hate to say it, but this is one of the worst shows we have ever watched and we strongly urge you never to subject yourself to the pain that comes with sitting through this series.

12. Orange Is The New Black: Watch

If you have not already jumped on the Orange Is The New Black wagon then you are in for a real treat. This awesome Netflix original has an incredible cast, an evoking storyline and countless emotional roller coasters, which is why so many people got obsessed with it

 Jenji Kohan‘s way of combining humor with social commentary is exactly why this is a great prison story. The show is funny and serious all at the same time. The diverse and unique cast is amazing and each individual is extremely talented.

What we like about this show is that although it may traffic in stereotypes, it also challenges them, allowing the viewers to think about how these characters relate to others or even themselves. The show humanizes these prisoners and allows us to sympathize with individuals who have made life-altering mistakes.

This show is great and it is one that is totally worth your time.

11. Marseille: Avoid

The world had high hopes for Marseille. But the first French original production for Netflix turned out to be a complete flop.

The show is about the long-serving mayor of Marseille who decides to enter a war of succession with his rival. The show uses subtitles and shows epic views of the city, however, it does not feel very European. Its dependency on American cliches confuses audiences and leaves them not wanting to watch more.

The acting is decent, however the writing is generic and the score is overwhelming and intense, which is why we can understand why it has not earned the praise its creators were anticipating. The second season of the show is set to air at some point in 2017, but we are not sure anyone is really excited about that.

10. House Of Cards: Watch

House of Cards was Netflix’s first original program and it is safe to say it is still one of its best. The addictive series is filled with incredible twists, amazing acting, and incredible writing.

The series provides a glimpse into the dark side of those who run D.C. Kevin Spacey, the lead of the show, is outstanding in this series. House of Cards is one of those shows that has a huge following and it is thanks to this series that Netflix earned so much credibility with their original series.

We have watched all five seasons of the show and we can tell you with confidence that if you have not seen it yet, you will be addicted, making it the perfect show to binge watch this winter!

9. Real Rob: Avoid

Rob Schneider’s Netflix series Real Rob is probably one of the worst shows there is. We are even having trouble putting into words how bad this show really is. The lazy humor in combination with the mediocre writing is exactly why this show is not worth watching. From the opening scene alone, we knew that watching this was going to be like pulling teeth. Schneider’s career has had a few high moments, but sadly this television show is not one of them.

This series is a waste of everyone’s time and energy and we do not know how Netflix has created more than one season of this show. The unoriginal content and flat comedy are simply two reasons why no one should ever be subjected to watch this series.

8. Love: Watch

We love the show Love, plain and simple.

The series follows a typical nice guy named Gus, played by the quirky Paul Rust, and free-spirited wild-child Mickey, played by Gillian Jacobs, as they try to figure out love and other things. This show is real and displays an honest take on relationships in today’s society.

Created and produced by the incredible Jude Apatow and Paul Rust, the show is simply amazing. Filled with laughs, honest thoughts and an incredible journey of two people finding their way throughout day to day situations.

Love is one of those shows that you will instantly fall in love with. It’s brutal honesty in combination with subtle humor and talented actors are a few reasons why we are sure our readers will love it. It is without a doubt one of the best series we have gotten into and we are looking forward to seeing what season 3 has in store for us!

7. Marco Polo: Avoid

Marco Polo is a historical drama series that was getting a lot of hype before its release. A lot of people, including Netflix, had very high hopes for the show. Apparently, Netflix spent 90 million dollars on the first 10 episodes, making it one of the most ambitious projects ever. Sadly, the series failed miserably. It did not live up to its cost and critics were not impressed.

The show follows Marco Polo, played by Lorenzo Richelmy, a Venetian explorer who goes on his famous adventure throughout the 13th century. The show has no life, no excitement, and nothing to leave viewers wanting more. Watching the show gives you the sense of being in the confused mind of a creative genius; the idea was good but the execution was a miserable fail.

After two seasons, Netflix decided to pull the plug on production, which is another sign that you should simply not waste your time watching.

6. Ozark: Watch

When it comes to Jason Bateman being a lead role in anything, he rarely disappoints.

Ozark is a dark and gloomy series that is bound to get your mind racing and blood pumping. The series, which was created by Bill Dubuque (best known as the creator of The Accountant and The Judge) follows a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a resort community in the Ozarks. Leaving town abruptly with his wife and their two kids, Marty Byrde, played by Bateman, is on the move after a laundering scheme blows up in his face. Now, involved with a Mexican drug lord, Byrde tries to keep his family safe as fate brings him on a crazy journey.

The show is filled with incredible moments, heart racing scenes, and leaves its viewers asking countless questions after each episode. Binge watch season 1 and get ready for season 2. That’s what we did and we are anxiously waiting to see what will happen next!

5. Flaked: Avoid

A lot of people, including us, expected a lot more from this series. Created by the talented and charismatic Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz, who created Arrested Development, the world had very high hopes for Flaked. Sadly, this Netflix original proved to be a huge disappointment to anyone who watched it.

The show is about a man named Chip, played by Arnette. Chip is a self-appointed “guru” who falls for the girl his best friend is in love with. Flaked relies on men acting like children, which is not enough substance for a show to live off of.

Flaked is a hard series to even classify because it is not a drama, yet it is not funny enough to be a comedy, leaving everyone confused.

4. Master Of None: Watch

Master of None is without a doubt one of the best shows Netflix has ever created. Aziz Ansari, who is both the lead character and one of the creators, does a great job in this series. This comedy is filled with amazing acting, great writing and a simple and honest storyline making this show both relatable and addictive.

Ansari, who plays Dev, is a New York actor at a crossroads in his life. He is struggling to fill the void that is there both personally and professionally. The show is real and touches on serious issues while always bringing comedy into the mix.

We are huge fans of the show and we are looking forward to seeing what season 3 has in store for us. Master of None is one of those series that you can watch in its entity in a few days, and then be sad because it is over. It’s raw, funny, honest, and without a doubt one of Netflix’s best creations.

3. Sense8: Avoid

Everyone had very high hopes for this series. Created by Lilly and Lana Wachowski— the sibling duo behind the legendary film The Matrix— did not live up to the hype.

This sci-fi drama, which began in 2015, is about 8 individuals from different walks of life who are connected both mentally and emotionally through telepathy.

This experimental concept was good in theory, but it left viewers slightly confused. This is a series that is not horrible but it definitely created a divide with viewers. The show is very slow to watch and it goes from really exciting to really flat in the span of a few episodes.

Although Netflix gave it another chance, the show will not be coming back with new episodes, which is why you should not even bother watching it.

2. Stranger Things: Watch

Both visually and mentally stimulating, Stranger Things is hands down one of the best shows on Netflix.

This series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, a mother living in a small town in the early 80’s. When Joyce’s young son Will goes missing, she puts herself on a mission to not only find him but to get the answers she is looking for. The show is filled with plot twists, incredible acting, and phenomenal visuals. It is one of those shows that no matter who you are, you can’t help but become obsessed with it.

Stranger Things is a fan favorite that has already gained a lot of popularity in only one season. We are extremely confident that you will not regret starting this show, and with season 2 right around the corner, we are positive that you will want to catch up quick.

1. Hemlock Grove: Avoid

Based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, this horror thriller series examines a fictional town in Pennsylvania where strange things keep happening, and although it may sound interesting, it really is not.

Hemlock Grove, one of Netflix’s earliest projects, is one of its worst. The show was slammed for its poor acting, unoriginal writing, and slow pace which is why Netflix eventually pulled the plug. On the surface, this show should have been a huge success, but in reality, it was an epic fail.

We hate for our readers to waste their time, so trust us when we tell you this show was a big waste of time. With all the good shows on Netflix, do not bother with this one and if you do, remember: we told you so!

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