The age of the internet has worked wonders for Netflix. With an increasing number of subscribers switching from cable TV to streaming services, there has never been a better time to come up with original content and Netflix has taken advantage of this very well. With several original series already out and several more in the pipeline there is without a doubt something for everyone to watch according to their taste.
Streaming services like Netflix have taken the world by storm and rightly so. After all, who does not like watching their favorite shows or much-anticipated movies in their own time and at the place of their choice? And if convenience was not enough, these services went on to offer their humungous libraries of content at such reasonable rates that it is just impossible to resist the temptation of cutting the cord.
If you have been wondering about his for some time then let me tell you, this is the year of Netflix’s original content, and if you have procrastinated over getting a subscription or not then lean towards a “yea” and get on with it. We guarantee you will not regret the countless shows and movies at your disposal 24/7 to watch whenever and wherever you like.
However, let me put in a warning right here so that you do not jump in without knowing the full picture. Streaming services are nothing like cable TV. You will not have hundreds of channels to flip through. Even though streaming services are now offering a few live TV channels there may still be many of your favorite channels that you will have to forego watching since they are not available for streaming yet.
Therefore, if you are used to cable TV services like Optimum TV, Spectrum TV or maybe Cox TV, etc. then it would be a good idea to think twice and then one more time before jumping into the streamers’ bandwagon. Nevertheless, if you already have a Netflix subscription or are set on getting one, and are looking for recommendations to watch some great original content then read on for the best series of 2020 that Netflix has released so far.
In no particular order, here we go!
The Baby-Sitters Club – Season 1
Who does not remember reading the book series back to back as a kid? Ah, the nostalgia! And Rachel Shukert has taken good advantage of this nostalgia of the generation now in their 30s. It brings together the old memories along with the new in this family-friendly show based on the once best-selling books. The show follows the adventures and friendship of five middle school students, Dawn Schafer, Kristy Thomas, Claudia Kishi, Mary-Anne Spier, and Stacey McGill who live in Stoneybrook, Connecticut and have started their babysitting business.
Another one of the Netflix original mini-series, Unorthodox is based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Deborah Feldman and sold under the same name. It is currently available in three languages that include English, Yiddish, and German. Set in Berlin, the story follows a girl who decides to leave her Orthodox upbringing behind to start a new life and how she discovers different aspects of her life and her personality.
Feel Good – Season 1
Looking for a good autobiography that is charming, real, and insightful, yet seems so easily told? Well then, Feel Good is the show for you. Starring Mae Martin as Mae, the show follows her around as the rising star in the stand-up scene who struggles with her addictive and romanticized behavior that dominates her personality and how she tries to recover.
Competitive cheerleading your cup o’ tea? Netflix has Cheer, the documentary series for you. It has already received a lot of attention from Netflix users. The show has reignited the love for competitive cheerleading in many viewers’ hearts while others have found out their new appreciation for it. Over the span of six episodes, this show portrays how competitive cheerleading is not as simple as it may seem. As we see the Navarro College cheerleaders sustain injuries, encounter setbacks, and make sacrifices for the greater good of the team, our hearts go out to them. In the meanwhile, the resulting triumphs keep the adrenaline pumping as the team proceeds to the National Championship.
Middleditch and Schwartz – Season 1
Most of us are huge fans of comedy and it makes sense too. With all the bleakness and misery that we see every day in the world there has to be something to cheer us up and to provide some solace that not all has been lost yet. If you think likewise then follow this comedy show featuring Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch as they take the international audience by storm with their perfectly timed improv and irresistible charm.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Many of us know Aaron Hernandez as the athlete who had it all until his so-called perfect life came crashing down when he was arrested and convicted for Odin Lloyd’s murder. The show is a three-part series covering rarely seen courtroom footage, phone calls that Hernandez made from the prison, and interviews of the people who knew him well. It is a fascinating portrayal of a seemingly impossible man. The story meticulously inspects all the factors that lead up to the conviction and death of one of football’s finest players.
We have tried to cover a diverse variety of content in this article to ensure everyone finds something to watch. However, a comprehensive list is an impossible endeavor for an article like this, so if you feel that all the above-discussed series are not quite your style then we will suggest you take the Netflix free trial to check out their library yourself. Also, you may have noticed that only the series just introduced has been mentioned. There are several old series that have been continued this year but our motive was to introduce you to something new. Hence only new entries to the collection were discussed.
Laila Azzahra is a professional writer and blogger that loves to write about technology, business, entertainment, science, and health.