The Best Shows on Netflix When All You Want to Do Is Hibernate

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Once you're hooked on a TV show, there's nothing better than streaming episode after episode. Luckily, binge-watching entire seasons of television classics and modern gems alike is entirely possible. But there's nothing worse than enjoying your current obsession only to be greeted with the series finale credits before you're ready. You're left hungry for the next set of characters, themes, and stories to jump into.

Thankfully, with streaming platforms like Netflix, amazing series are added every month. To ensure that our fellow television lovers can indulge, we rounded up the best shows to watch on Netflix for every mood and interest. You'll always have something to watch during the off-season of your favorite series: Find your binge-worthy match (and similar shows to keep in mind once you finish it) below.

Below, browse our picks for the best shows on Netflix to watch right now.

01 of 30

Twin Peaks (2017)

twin peaks

Netflix

In this surreal and intellectual early '90s mystery drama, a teen is found dead in a small mountain town. This David Lynch series bends into something unexpected, eccentric, surreal, and sinister (complete with an eerie soundtrack). 

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Bates Motel, Riverdale

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Portlandia (2011)

portlandia

Netflix

This self-aware sketch-comedy series is hilarious, especially if you love to poke fun at the absurd lifestyles, habits, and modern trends we tend to accept as normal. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen portray a variety of oddball characters in the hip city of Portland, Oregon

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Documentary Now!

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Mindhunter (2017)

mindhunter

Netflix

Based on the eerie true story of FBI detectives delving into serial killer psychology in the '70s, this series is not for the faint of heart. Its slow-building energy makes viewers feel like they're right alongside detectives in the investigation.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix:  Criminal Minds, Dexter

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Orange is the New Black (2013)

orange is the new black

Netflix

A privileged New Yorker is sent to prison when a years-past crime comes back to haunt her. We meet the cast of women there, filled with characters that are sweet, sad, clever, eye-opening, inspiring, disillusioning, hilarious, and clearly complicated. It touches on pressing systemic issues while being funny, touching, and heartbreaking all at once. 

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The L Word, Wentworth

05 of 30

Stranger Things (2016)

stranger things

Netflix

This thrilling series will make you reminisce on your own childhood (if it was anything like a hybrid between E.T., The Goonies, Alien, and Poltergeist). Get to know this group of kids as they set out to find their missing friends in a small town in the '80s—you'll quickly discover why it became a cult favorite upon its release.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Hemlock Grove

06 of 30

Love (2016)

love show

Netflix

This series follows two misfits navigating relationships in L.A. through a quirky romantic comedy. You'll fall in love with the Echo Park and Los Feliz neighborhoods, which are just as much a character as the rest of the cast.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Easy, Flaked

07 of 30

Black Mirror (2016)

black mirror

Netflix

This anthology show puts us in thoroughly upsetting "what if?" situations that will make you think about technology and personhood in a whole new way. You probably won't leave feeling comfortable, but it poses interesting hypotheticals. It's disturbing, dystopian, and thought-provoking in the very best ways.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The OA, Maniac

08 of 30

Queer Eye (2018)

queer eye

Netflix

Confident, kind, and stylish men dubbed the Fab Five spend a week with clients for a head-to-soul makeover. They upgrade their subject's home, cooking habits, hair, style, and confidence, but it's much more than that: This feel-good TV show promotes not only self-love, but love for everyone—no matter how different they appear at first glance.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The Great British Baking Show, Stay Here

09 of 30

Alias Grace (2017)

alias grace

Netflix

In this period-piece meets eerie-psychological thriller, a convicted murderer is analyzed by a psychiatrist in 19th century Canada. We hear her story and try to discern whether she committed the crime. Based on a true story, this series was adapted from a Margaret Atwood book, so The Handmaid's Tale fans will rejoice. 

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Peaky Blinders, Godless

10 of 30

Dear White People (2014)

dear white people

Netflix

Set on a predominately white Ivy League campus, get to know students of color exploring identity and discrimination in their personal, academic, and public lives. This show explores race, how it informs our experiences, and how individuals and institutions resist, internalize, enact, and defy racism in various ways. It covers deep societal topics—while staying funny and satirical—as a social critique packed with informative wisdom.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix:  Chewing Gum, Atypical

11 of 30

Breaking Bad (2008)

breaking bad

Netflix

When a high school chemistry teacher is diagnosed with lung cancer, he begins cooking and selling meth to support his family. His midlife crisis and family drama meet a neo-noir crime adventure. This show is so popular that it even inspired a follow-up film: El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Ozark, Better Call Saul

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Shameless (2011)

shameless

Netflix

Following a family of six children as they raise themselves without their mother and alongside their alcoholic father, this intense family dramedy is both twisted and funny. If you love dark comedy, sarcasm, and plenty of drama, Shameless is for you. 

Available on: Netflix

Shows to Like This to Stream on Netflix: Weeds, Californication

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Gilmore Girls (2000)

gilmore girls

Netflix

Gilmore Girls follows the heartwarming relationship between a single mother and her daughter in an idyllic Connecticut town. If you loved this show as a teen, rewatch it on Netflix for a dose of feel-good nostalgia (and don't forget the reunion episodes).

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Parenthood, Jane the Virgin

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Arrested Development (2003)

arrested development

Netflix

What happens when a spoiled, dysfunctional family goes from filthy rich to bankrupt overnight? With Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, and David Cross making up the cast, you'll find endless clever banter, dry humor, and oddball hijinks. Remember: There's always money in the banana stand.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Schitt's Creek, BoJack Horseman

15 of 30

Narcos (2015)

Narcos

Netflix

If you love period pieces rife with crime, tune into this series about the Colombian drug trade in the '80s. The intense, violent, and gritty drama is based on real events as law enforcement tries to take down Pablo Escobar and his empire.  

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Bloodline, Outlaw Bikers

16 of 30

The Walking Dead (2010)

the walking dead

Netflix

The Walking Dead is a gritty drama about life after the zombie apocalypse. A group of survivors must search for a secure home, but they realize that their fear can be more deadly than the zombies themselves.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Black Summer, The Mist

17 of 30

The Vampire Diaries (2009)

the vampire diaries

Netflix

An orphaned teenager falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire stuck in a teen boy's body in The Vampire Diaries. Once the vampire's brother comes back to town, trouble ensues in this romantic, supernatural teen drama.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Legacies, The Originals

18 of 30

The Good Place (2016)

the good place

Netflix

A self-absorbed woman (Kristen Bell) makes it to heaven in this light-hearted and humorous drama, but soon learns there's been a mistake. Good thing it's never too late to change.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The Ranch, Grace & Frankie

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New Girl (2011)

new girl

Netflix

After going through a breakup, a woman (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three male peers in this lovable, light-hearted comedy. They create their own kooky, quirky little family in New Girl.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Great News, Champions

20 of 30

Grey’s Anatomy (2005)

grey's anatomy

Netflix

This romantic and dramatic hospital series follows young doctors in Seattle. Grey’s Anatomy is all about the relationships they make and the patients they help.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Dynasty, Northern Rescue

21 of 30

American Horror Story (2011)

american horror story

Netflix

Think horror movie, but in TV show form. Scary and gruesome, each American Horror Story season has a different theme, ranging from insane asylums to freak shows. Start the series in a haunted "murder house," move on to an eerie witch coven, and get a spooky look at the lore of Roanoke Island.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The Haunting of Hill House, Slasher

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House of Cards (2013)

house of cards

Netflix

Follow America's first female president in House of Cards. There are themes of greed, corruption, manipulation, and betrayal in this thrilling series about a Congressman working his way to the top—and the power dynamic as his wife's influence rises alongside his own.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Designated Survivor, Secret City

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Making a Murderer (2015)

making a murderer

Netflix

Suspenseful and infuriating at times, this documentary was filmed over 13 years—and it'll keep you on the edge of your seat. It's the true story of a man accused of a murder that he may not have committed (so make up your mind on your own).

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: I Am a Killer, Inside the Criminal Mind

24 of 30

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)

santa clarita diet

Netflix

Santa Clarita Diet is about married realtors with a teenage daughter who live in, well, Santa Clarita, California. Suddenly, wife Sheila (Drew Barrymore) begins to crave human flesh in this humorous horror series.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Daybreak, Everything Sucks

25 of 30

Ozark (2017)

Ozark

Netflix

After his business partner is murdered, Marty Byrde moves his family to the Ozarks of Missouri under the close watch of the cartel. Follow Byrde laundering money for survival in this Twilight Zone-esque captivating series.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Breaking Bad, Bloodline

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The Ranch (2016)

The Ranch

Netflix

Ashton Kutcher teams up with Sam Elliot and Danny Masterson in this Midwest comedy series. It's laid-back, heartwarming, and wanderlust-inspiring all at the same time as the family goes through life on their ranch in Garrison, Colorado.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Longmire, Heartland

27 of 30

Self Made (2020)

Self Made

Netflix

You may or may not already know the name Madam C.J. Walker, but you'll learn it quickly in Self Made. Follow the nation's first self-made female millionaire as she creates an empire that secures her place in history—and the best part? It's based on a true story.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Sweet Magnolias, Greenleaf

28 of 30

Atypical (2017)

Atypical

Netflix

Sam, an autistic teen, has never tried his hand at dating before … but he's ready now. Fall for Sam and all of the lovable characters in this show as they navigate life, love, and growing up together.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Grace & Frankie, Good Girls

29 of 30

The Great British Baking Show (2020)

The Great British Baking Show

Netflix

The Great British Baking Show is the perfect series to put on for a feel-good flick. This heartwarming reality show follows contestants working together and making delicious baked goods that will make you crave a trip to your local bakery.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: The American Barbecue Showdown, The Big Family Cooking Showdown

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Master of None (2015)

Master of None

Netflix

Aziz Ansari stars in his own series as an Indian American 20-something living in New York City. His character, Dev, navigates life in the city with two best friends, his beloved parents, and the cultural and societal challenges that Indian Americans face each day.

Available on: Netflix

Shows Like This to Stream on Netflix: Easy, Feel Good

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