The 10 Best Netflix Shows to Binge in 2021

March 9, 2021

"Ta Dum" ... there are more great and good Netflix TV shows than there ought to be. With new episodes and new series to watch on a weekly basis, it can be hard figuring out what to watch without getting lost in Netflix’s algorithm.

We’ve handpicked a list of the best series to stream right now to help you spend more time on Netflix bingeing shows

1. Breaking Bad

A local Albuquerque high school chemistry teacher named Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the real question is how long he actually has to live. Torn between his talents and his responsibility as a family provider, he becomes one of the most powerful players in the underground methamphetamine trade.

Main Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

2. The Queens Gambit

The newest limited series to hit Netflix, The Queens Gambit is one of the best shows to binge right now. Orphaned at age 9, introvert Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers her love and unexpected mastery of chess thanks to a janitor at her orphanage. After becoming a child prodigy, she goes on to break gender norms and defeat grandmasters. However, child stardom comes at a price as she struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse on her way to the top.

Main Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp

3. Arrested Development

The Bluth’s, a very wealthy family, finally discover that their wealth has been founded on lies and deceit as Michael Bluth’s (Jason Bateman) father is arrested. Seemingly the only sane one in the family, he must attempt to keep them all above water as their way of life crumbles around them. This comedy series is one of the best and features some of the best, quotable lines from the colorful cast of characters that are the Bluth’s.

Main Cast: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia De Rossi

4.The Great British Baking Show

Many competitive food shows tend to feature intense, cut-throat culinary challenges, but The Great British Baking Show is the exact opposite of that. This lovely Netflix cooking show is full of sweet treats and calming British accents all set atop the beautiful English countryside.

Main Cast: Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Mel Gidroyc

5. The Crown

Chronicling a dramatized portrayal of the royal family history, we learn about the political happenings and overall attitudes present in the royal drama, with some real-life historical details added for emphasis. Wonderfully acted and dazzlingly told, the story of this royal family dives into the divisive nature and petty rivalries that have the potential to turn into major wars and scandalous secrets, with simple indifference and little effort to alleviate the twisted monarchical mayhem.

Main Cast: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton

6. The Last Dance

Following the rise of the Chicago Bulls in the 90s with unaired footage, The Last Dance has quickly become one of the best documentaries you’ll want to watch in 2020. With commentary from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Scotty Pippen, and many others, it’s worth watching. You can also check out our list of the best documentaries on Netflix for more options.

Main Cast: Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen

7. Disenchantment

From the creators of Futurama and some of the best Simpsons episodes comes this wonderful and very different animated series. Disenchantment follows the story of Princess Bean, (voiced by comedian Abbi Jacobson) who is less than ladylike. After befriending a demon and an elf, her life quickly changes from royalty to an exciting and dangerous adventure. The newest season has just aired so it’s time to catch up with the classic comedy we are so familiar with.

Main Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon

8. Norsemen

According to Viking experts, Norsemen is one of the most accurate depictions of what life might have been like for these people. On top of that, the show is absolutely hilarious. It’s a good series to watch even if it isn’t in Netflix’s top ten list right now.

Main Cast: Kåre Conradi, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Jon Øigarden

9 . Stranger Things

Set in the 1980’s, this sci-fi series takes place in a small town in the middle of nowhere, where spooky happenings start to unfold. When a high school girl goes missing, the residents of the town start to panic, with no end in sight. Meanwhile, a seemingly mute girl appears in town. She is sheltered and hidden by a group of young and nerdy boys, who soon find that she has special powers, and who must discover and fight off a dark force lingering in their town.

Main Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder

10. Ozark

The Byrdes are just an ordinary family living in Chicago with nothing to hide. Except for the father, Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman), who just so happens to be the top money launderer for one of the largest drug cartels in Mexico. When things go South, Marty and the family are forced to relocate to the Missouri Ozarks.

Main Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz