The Ultimate Guide to the Best TV Series on Netflix in 2017

Are you ready to dive into a world of captivating storytelling and addictive characters? Look no further than this list of the best TV series on Netflix 2017. From the dark and twisted world of "Black Mirror" to the gripping drama of "The Handmaid's Tale," these shows will have you on the edge of your seat, craving more. Get ready to be hooked as we explore the most thrilling, thought-provoking, and binge-worthy series of the year. Buckle up, because this is one binge-watch session you won't want to miss.

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black has been following the 15-month prison sentence of Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) for five seasons. While the show has had some silly plot points, Season 5 focused on a prison riot at Litchfield Penitentiary and the power shift between the abusive guards and the prisoners. This season was filled with personal drama, complex character arcs, and conflicts between rival factions, making it an exciting and compelling season that is definitely worth watching.

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The Americans (FX)

Season 5. 13 episodes.

The fifth season of The Americans ends with a long, mostly silent sequence involving digging. This sequence adds intensity to the show, which can also be used to describe the drama throughout the entire season. The show, set in Reagan-era America, follows Russian spies and their complicated lives.

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Better Call Saul (AMC)

Season 3. 10 episodes.

The third season of Better Call Saul continues to show the progression towards the events of Breaking Bad. This season introduces Gus Fring, a significant character from Breaking Bad, into Jimmy McGill's life. However, Better Call Saul is more than just a spin-off. It explores the complex relationship between Jimmy McGill and his brother Chuck, and their interactions are emotionally poignant.

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Billions (Showtime)

Season 2. 12 episodes.

Billions explores the power dynamic between U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod. The show delves into themes of obsession and greed, with intense performances from Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

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Baskets (FX)

Season 2. 10 episodes.

In the second season of Baskets, the misadventures of Zach Galifianakis' Chip Baskets continue. He still lives with his mother and creates chaos with his brother Dale. However, this season explores Chip's growth as a character, highlighting his struggle with adulthood.

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Black Mirror (Netflix)

Season 4. 6 episodes.

Season 4 of Black Mirror features a must-see episode that pays homage to Star Trek. The show continues to explore thought-provoking themes with its unique blend of technology and society.

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BoJack Horseman (Netflix)

Season 4. 10 episodes.

BoJack Horseman continues to be one of the most impactful and creative shows on Netflix. It follows the struggles of a depressed and sarcastic horse actor, and Season 4 delves even deeper into his complex life.

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Broad City (Comedy Central)

Season 4. 10 episodes.

After a subpar third season, Abbi and Ilana return to their hilarious antics in Season 4 of Broad City. The season includes a fun animated episode where the characters take mushrooms.

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Broadchurch (BBC America)

Season 3. 8 episodes.

David Tennant and Olivia Colman return for the final season of Broadchurch. The season follows their characters as they investigate murders and navigate their own personal lives in a small British town.

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Call My Agent (Netflix)

Season 2. 6 episodes.

This delightful French comedy takes place at a Hollywood-style agency in Paris and features appearances by French film stars. It's a fun and entertaining show.

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Castlevania, based on the 1986 Nintendo game, is a delightfully bloody anime that follows the Belmont clan's war against vampires. The first season, consisting of four episodes, sets the stage for more intense and exciting episodes to come in 2018.

13. Okja

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Season 9. 10 episodes.

The long-awaited ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm continues to follow Larry David's neurotic and opinionated interactions with others. It's a humorous and relatable depiction of daily human interactions.

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Dark (Netflix)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Dark, a German show developed by Netflix, combines elements of The X-Files and Stranger Things. It is a suspenseful and thrilling series that should be watched in German with subtitles to fully appreciate the show's atmosphere.

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Dear White People (Netflix)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Dear White People, a funny and socially aware adaptation of the 2014 movie, focuses on social politics at a predominantly white college. It is a binge-worthy show with sharp and prescient humor.

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Difficult People (Hulu)

Season 3. 10 episodes.

Difficult People, created by Julie Klausner and starring herself and Billy Eichner, is the bitchiest comedy on TV. It delivers witty one-liners, obscure pop-culture references, and hilarious burns. Unfortunately, the show has been canceled, but it will always be remembered for its biting humor.

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Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Miniseries. 8 episodes.

Feud: Bette and Joan, created by Ryan Murphy, explores the public rivalry between Hollywood stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. This limited series dives into the challenges faced by established actresses as they age and try to reinvent themselves in a youth-obsessed industry.

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Fargo (FX)

Season 3. 10 episodes.

Although the third season of Fargo may not be as fulfilling as the first two, it still has its own unique charm. Ewan McGregor brilliantly plays two different characters who are brothers, and the season features a talented ensemble cast delivering top-notch performances.

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Future Man (Hulu)

Season 1. 13 episodes.

Future Man is a stoner action comedy executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It follows the adventures of a janitor who is recruited to participate in an interplanetary battle after he beats a video game. The show is filled with humor, time travel, and unexpected twists.

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Game of Thrones (HBO)

Season 7. 7 episodes.

Game of Thrones, the epic fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's novels, is approaching its final season. The show revolves around power struggles and the quest for the Iron Throne. Fans eagerly await the conclusion of the story, but will have to wait until 2019 for the final season.

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GLOW (Netflix)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Ready for some football? Well, GLOW might not be for you then. This Netflix original takes a fictional look at the real-life phenomenon known as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling from the 80s. Season 1 dives into the creation of this low-budget wrestling venture, adding plenty of big hair, pop jams, and sarcastic humor to keep you entertained.

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Great News (NBC)

Season 1 & 2. 23 episodes.

If you're a fan of 30 Rock, you'll love Great News. Executive produced by Tina Fey, this hilarious sitcom follows a producer at a cable news show as she deals with her crazy coworkers. Full of belly laughs, Great News will keep you entertained for two seasons.

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Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)

Season 4. 10 episodes.

If you're a fan of classic gaming and computer culture, you can't miss Halt and Catch Fire. This show follows a group of computer programmers and entrepreneurs from the 80s to the 90s and is filled with drama and compelling characters. Trust us, you won't regret watching it.

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Insecure (HBO)

Season 2. 10 episodes.

Step into the world of L.A. single gal shenanigans with Insecure. This show follows the salacious adventures of Issa Rae and will keep you hooked for its second season.

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Legion (FX)

Season 1. 8 episodes.

Prepare to be blown away by Legion. This show, created by effects-wizard Noah Hawley, tells the story of a Marvel Comics character with extraordinary powers. With stunning visual effects and a mind-bending storyline, Legion is a must-watch.

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Line of Duty (BBC)

Season 4. 6 episodes.

Get your dose of thrilling police drama with Line of Duty. This British series, now available on Hulu, follows a detective's intense pursuit of a serial killer, leading to a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery)

Miniseries. 8 episodes.

Prepare for a thrilling true-crime miniseries with Manhunt: Unabomber. This show explores the FBI's hunt for the notorious Unabomber and features an all-star cast, including Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, and Jane Lynch.

Master of None (Netflix)

Season 2. 10 episodes.

Join Dev on his food-obsessed adventures in Master of None. This critically acclaimed series takes a comedic and heartfelt look at love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness in New York City.

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Mindhunter (Netflix)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Enter the world of criminal profiling with Mindhunter. This new series, executive produced by David Fincher, delves into the FBI's early attempts to understand and catch serial killers.

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Embark on a heartfelt journey with Okja. This film tells the story of a young girl and her bond with a giant creature called a "super-pig." Full of powerful messages about the food industry, Okja is a must-watch.

12. Dear White People

Ozark (Netflix)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

If you're a fan of shows like Breaking Bad and Justified, you'll love Ozark. This dark drama follows a Chicago family forced to relocate to Missouri after getting involved with a drug cartel. With a quick-thinking protagonist and plenty of suspense, Ozark will keep you hooked from start to finish.

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Peaky Blinders (Netflix)

Season 4. 6 episodes.

Calling all Peaky Blinders fans! Season 4 is here, and it's as action-packed as ever. Brace yourself for more intense moments and a rising body count as the Shelby family takes on new threats.


Silicon Valley (HBO)

Season 4. 10 episodes.

Join the misadventures of the Pied Piper boys in Silicon Valley. This hilarious sitcom follows a group of tech-savvy friends as they navigate the ups and downs of the startup world. With witty humor and clever storylines, Silicon Valley is a must-watch for comedy fans.

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Sneaky Pete (Amazon)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Prepare for a thrilling con in Sneaky Pete. This show follows a newly paroled swindler as he embarks on a long con to protect his family. With an all-star cast and an addictive storyline, Sneaky Pete is definitely worth the watch.

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Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All-Access)

Season 1. 15 episodes.

Boldly go where no one has gone before with Star Trek: Discovery. Set a decade before the original series, this show takes you on a thrilling journey through the Federation's war with the Klingons.

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Stranger Things (Netflix)

Season 2. 9 episodes.

Get ready for another dose of 80s nostalgia with Stranger Things. Season 2 brings more supernatural thrills and a few new faces to the beloved Hawkins gang. Just be prepared for some mixed reactions to a certain episode.

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Taboo (FX)

Season 1. 8 episodes.

Prepare for a thrilling ride with Taboo. This dark drama follows a man seeking revenge and battling the conspiracies of 19th century London. With an intense performance by Tom Hardy, Taboo is a must-watch for fans of historical dramas.

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The Crown (Netflix)

Season 2. 10 episodes.

Step into the lives of British royalty with The Crown. Season 2 continues the story of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, taking you through the challenges and triumphs of their reign.

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The Deuce (HBO)

Season 1. 8 episodes.

If you loved The Wire, you'll love The Deuce. Set in 1970s New York, this gritty drama explores the rise of the porn industry and the interconnected lives of those involved.

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The Good Place (NBC)

Season 2. 13 episodes.

In the afterlife, four deceased individuals are determined to avoid eternal damnation in Hell. They devise a plan to manipulate the system with the help of Ted Danson, who plays a disgraced immortal.

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The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)

Season 1. 10 episodes.

Based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, this adaptation focuses on a religious cult that rises to power in America. Women capable of bearing children are enslaved to procreate for the elite. The show stars Elisabeth Moss and won numerous Emmys.

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The Leftovers (HBO)

HBO. 8 episodes.

If you were disappointed by the ending of Lost, The Leftovers is a must-watch. Created by Damon Lindelof, one of the co-writers of Lost's infamous finale, the show explores the sudden disappearance of 2% of the world's population. This HBO series is filled with surprising twists.

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Season 1. 8 episodes.

From the creator of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, comes this dramedy set in 1950s New York City. The show follows a young Jewish woman, played by Rachel Brosnahan, as she becomes a successful stand-up comedian. It's witty and charming.

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The Punisher

The arrival of Jon Bernthal's Frank Castle brings balance to Marvel's street-level heroes. In its first season, The Punisher delves deep into Castle's traumatic past, exploring the human side of this gun-wielding hero. It's a gritty and intense series that doesn't shy away from the consequences of violence.

6. Big Mouth

The Sinner (USA Network)

Limited series. 8 episodes.

This USA Network series is a compelling whodunit in the style of Hitchcock. Jessica Biel delivers a standout performance as a woman who inexplicably stabs a stranger to death on a beach.

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The Young Pope (HBO)

Miniseries. 10 episodes.

Jude Law stars as Pope Pius XIII, a young and unconventional pontiff who captured the public's attention. The series initially garnered attention for its eccentricities, but as the story progressed, it revealed its depth and emotional impact.

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Top of the Lake: China Girl (SundanceTV)

Season 2. 6 episodes.

This continuation of the acclaimed series picks up after the events of the first season. Elisabeth Moss returns as the lone-wolf detective, this time investigating a case involving predatory men. The show presents a bleak and gritty narrative, elevated by strong performances.

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Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)

Limited event series. 18 episodes.

Mark Frost and David Lynch's revival of the cult classic series takes viewers on a surreal and mind-bending journey. The show defies expectations and challenges the audience to engage with its enigmatic storytelling. This is a must-watch for fans of Lynch's unique style.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Season 3. 13 episodes.

While not as hilarious as its first two seasons, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt still offers absurd and entertaining moments. One memorable highlight is Titus' comical song, titled "Boobs in California."

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Wormwood (Netflix)

Miniseries. 6 episodes.

Errol Morris' docuseries delves into the mysterious death of a CIA agent. Mixing re-enactments and interviews, the series uncovers the disturbing truth behind a government cover-up involving LSD.

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Younger (TV Land)

Season 4. 12 episodes.

Younger follows the story of a woman in her 40s who pretends to be younger to pursue a career in publishing. It's a lighthearted and fun series that offers a much-needed escape.

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American Gods (Starz)

Season 1. 8 episodes.

Neil Gaiman's novel is brought to life in this visually stunning and captivating series. American Gods explores themes of mythology, religion, and the clash of ancient deities in the modern world.

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With an ever-growing list of options, it's no wonder that Netflix continues to dominate the streaming world. From mind-bending dramas like "Dark" to critically acclaimed shows like "The Crown," the best TV series of 2017 on Netflix cover a wide range of genres and storytelling styles. Whether you're a fan of gripping crime dramas, thought-provoking sci-fi, or hilarious comedies, Netflix has something for everyone. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and prepare to be entertained by these binge-worthy shows that have captivated audiences worldwide. Happy streaming!

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