10 Netflix Original Series You’ll Want to Watch This Year

By Mackenzie Taylor
In Culture

Lately, Netflix has been killing it with all of its original TV shows–”Orange is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Grace and Frankie”–and we know this year won’t be any different. These are the 10 Netflix original shows we’re most looking forward to this year.

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 1/ “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
The show, adapted from Lemony Snicket’s popular children’s books, follow orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire as they move in with their guardian, Count Olaf. Follow along as the children try to uncover the mystery of their parents’ death and avoid their evil, scheming uncle who goes out of his way to try and steal their fortune.

2/ “3%”
This Brazilian show will take a dark look at a future where everyone in the world is given a chance to vault themselves from civil disarray into decadence … and only 3 percent will succeed.

3/ “Chelsea Does”
Focusing on four main topics–marriage, racism, technology and drugs–comedian Chelsea Handler delves headfirst into learning all she can. From officiating a wedding to going topless in Africa, Handler has no qualms about digging into her research.

4/ “The Ranch”
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are going to be starring together again in a brand new multi-camera comedy, “The Ranch.” The story follows a former pro football player who returns to Colorado to help run the family ranch business. And we’re sure, chaos will ensue.

5/ “Flaked”
Set in Venice, California, the show focuses on a self-appointed guru and recovering alcoholic (Will Arnett) who falls for the same person his best friend has his eyes set on.

6/ “The Get Down”
Baz Luhrmann’s (“Romeo+Juliet” and “The Great Gatsby”) new musical drama follows a group of teens living in South Bronx in the ‘70s. The show will explore the evolution of music through the eyes of the teenagers as they make their way in NYC.

7/ “Love”
Co-created by Judd Apatow, jaded Mickey meets people-pleasing Gus and they open each other’s eyes to a whole new world. Namely, love.

8/ Marvel’s “Luke Cage”
If you loved Jessica Jones as much as we did, you’re going to want to binge-watch the new Marvel’s series following our new favorite hero, Luke Cage. Not much has been released about this exciting new series, but let’s just hope that Jessica Jones will be showing her face a time or two.

9/ “Fuller House”
Everyone’s favorite show as a kid (well, at least our favorite show) is coming back with an even fuller house. Did you enjoy that pun? DJ Tanner-Fuller leans on her sister Stephanie and friend Kimmy to move into their childhood home and help raise her sons. Fingers crossed there will be cameos by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

10/ “Lady Dynamite”
Conceived by Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”) and comedian Maria Bamford, “Lady Dynamite” will follow the incredibly hilarious antics of Bamford. According to the press release, it will “tell the story of a woman who loses–and then finds–her shit.” And we can’t wait for that.

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