Best 21 Netflix Shows To Watch Android Central 2020

Netflix started out as a service focused on movies, but now fans tend to think of great shows first. Netflix has so many great TV shows that it can be hard to know where to begin. You might have a lot of time on your hands all of a sudden, and want to watch shows on Netflix that you know are worth your time on the couch. Here are the best 21 Netflix shows in 2020, separated by original series and library shows.

Best Netflix Original Series

Netflix is the gold standard for streaming service original series. It now has an excellent original show empire, from the co-produced Lilyhammer, to its first big in-house hit with House of Cards, and beyond.

We're not in Hawkins anymore: Stranger Things

Staff pick

Stranger Things has racked up love from fans, critics, and Netflix, as the show has delivered attention and views. Dive into the supernatural, conspiracies, and the Upside-Down with local, small-town kids and the superpowered Eleven.

Watch on Netflix

Breads & Cakes & Pies. Oh My!: The Great British Baking Show

This cooking competition is exactly what we need right now. Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry & Prue Leith judge this pleasant & fun show where amateur bakers struggle, grow & help one another towards victory.

Watch on Netflix

New Episodes to Binge: Altered Carbon

This mind-bending series is set hundreds of years in the future, which sounds pretty good right now. A soldier turned prisoner, frozen in the past, is revived to solve a high profile crime.

Watch on Netflix

An alcoholic horse, man: BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman, a delightfully strange and surreal show, is the kind of show that could have only lived six full seasons on Netflix. This animated series focuses on the titular former TV star as he figures out a life among addiction and absurdity.

Watch on Netflix

Cheer Eyes & Full Hearts: Cheer

This brand new docuseries follows a top-ranked college Cheer team. Watch the drama of the competition as the team prepares for Nationals, which unfortunately was canceled.

Watch on Netflix

Keep Calm & Stream On: The Crown

Follow Queen Elizabeth II as she rules in this drama that follows the British Royalty. Season 4 is filming now, so it's the right time to get caught up on the early seasons.

Watch on Netflix

Online Dating: Love is Blind

Can you imagine becoming engaged to someone you spent hours connecting with but never saw? See if contestants who date in special isolation pods adjust to wedding planning face to face.

Watch on Netflix

Crown the Kingpin: Narcos

Narcos takes a serious look at the real-life drug game in this crime drama follows drug kingpins. Follow the ups and downs of the cartel and the DEA that's fighting to put them away.

Watch on Netflix

Teens in the Hood: On My Block

TV doesn't have to always be serious, and On My Block brings the funny and fun to Netflix. In a tough area of L.A., a group of teens deals with high school, friendship, and hardship.

Watch on Netflix

When the family feuds: Ozark

Jason Bateman stars in this hit drama as a family man on the run from trouble involving stolen cash and a drug cartel. A new season is set to hit streaming later this month, so get in now.

Watch on Netflix

All-New Fab Five: Queer Eye

An evolution of the original series, Queer Eye on Netflix has an all-new crew of experts that go beyond makeovers. This crew gets to the root of the emotions that got people in dire need of help. Prepare to watch with tissues.

Watch on Netflix

Beast Master: The Witcher

The Witcher follows a monster hunter as he deals with people he can't strike down at will. Fans of the book series, along with newcomers, have been overall positive about the first season of this Netflix adaptation.

Watch on Netflix

Best Netflix Library Series

Not every great show on Netflix is an original. Netflix also has plenty of series in its library that aired on other networks. Some of these have new seasons airing now, while others are about to ship off to other streaming services. Enjoy these great shows as part of Netflix today.

It's Saul Goodman!: Better Call Saul

Staff Pick

This prequel series takes a different tone than Breaking Bad (more on this next), but it manages to still be fresh, tense and surprising. It explores lawyer Jimmy McGill's spiral down to become Saul Goodman. Season five is airing now on AMC.

Watch on Netflix

Stream the One Who Knocks: Breaking Bad

Watch all five seasons of one of the most highly regarded TV shows ever and celebrate how its popularity grew through streaming. Walter White goes from chemistry teacher to drug lord while battling cancer.

Watch on Netflix

The Miracle of Life: Call the Midwife

This British show has become a hit in the states on PBS, and now you can catch up on the first eight seasons on Netflix. Follow the lives of midwives from a nursing convent in the 1950s if you're looking for a period drama.

Watch on Netflix

What's Next: The Good Place

This series ends up being so much more than the funny, quirky sitcom you think it is. Take a journey through the afterlife with four people who are anything but normal. Season four just finished airing.

Watch on Netflix

Grab a cocktail: Mad Men

Return to the 1950s and 60s America, and learn about the lives of the advertising agencies that pioneered the field and made products cool. The complete seven seasons of Don Draper await you.

Watch on Netflix

Now is the time: The Office

This could be your last chance to rewatch the complete U.S. series of The Office on Netflix, as it's leaving the service in 2021. Follow the lives of the employees at Dunder Mifflin Paper, who do not work from home.

Watch on Netflix

If it's not Scottish, it's crap: Outlander

This is a love story for all time... travel. A 1900's nurse and a 1700's warrior meet under strange circumstances. Watch as each season tells the tales of a book in the popular novel series.

Watch on Netflix

Without a paddle: Schitts Creek

This Canadian comedy has become a hit in the U.S. too, as the series imagines the life of a rich family that loses everything except a town they bought as a lark. The final episodes are airing now, so stream the first five seasons now.

Watch on Netflix

Oh Captain, My Janeway: Star Trek Voyager

There's tons of Star Trek available on Netflix, but Voyager has proven surprisingly popular on rewatch. Travel to a new quadrant of the Star Trek galaxy, and see the debut of new species and new adventures.

Watch on Netflix

The Best of the Best for you

Love Is Blind Scene Netflix On TvSource: Android Central

Netflix has TV shows to suit nearly any taste, so it should be possible to find something just right for you. Plus, a Netflix subscription makes it easy to try before you commit.

If you need help with where to start, give Stranger Things a go. It's a show that features excellent acting, especially from the children who have the freedom to behave like real kids even through scary situations. The show provides jump scares, deep thinking, and touching moments to bridge the gaps. If you'd rather something different, take a ride with BoJack Horseman. The show is unlike any other, and there is a real pleasure that comes from knowing the entire series is ready for you to binge.

The Good Place may require a wait for the final season to come to Netflix, but that means you can take your time digesting the series. It's unique to find a comedy that drives you to research philosophers or question your beliefs on spirituality and mortality.

In the times we live in now, if you'd rather have a balance of silly and dark, you Better Call Saul. It delivers on a promise to be sleazy, slick and shifty as you root for the underdog right up to the line until he becomes the enemy. Watch it, but keep a hand on your wallet while you do.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.