5 best Netflix shows to watch (and 2 to skip) in November 2023

Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 502 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023
Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 502 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

If you can believe it, there are only two months left in 2023, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any new Netflix shows to watch. November brings quite the crop of exciting new titles to add to your watch list. From fan-favorites to limited series to reality shows, there’s a little something for everyone on the month’s new releases list.

Picking up from the first part of season 5, Virgin River returns at the end of November with two all-new episodes that celebrate the holiday season. Meanwhile, the sixth and final season of The Crown begins with its first part of new episodes. Beyond those popular Netflix originals, Selling Sunset comes back, the Squid Game reality show arrives, and Scott Pilgrim goes anime.

Still wondering what to watch and what to skip on Netflix in November? We’re sharing five of the must-watch new shows to add to your list and two shows you can save for another time, beginning below with the new limited series All the Light We Cannot See.

All the Light We Cannot See

Watch! Based on the book of the same name by Anthony Doerr, which won a Pulitzer Prize, All the Light We Cannot See comes from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. The four-episode limited series centers on blind French teenager Marie-Laure LeBlanc (Aria Mia Loberti) who meets German solider Werner (Louis Hofmann) amid World War II. The series also stars Emmy Award-winner Mark Ruffalo and Golden Globe-winner Hugh Laurie, a.k.a. this show can’t be missed when it premieres on Nov. 2.

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The Crown season 6 part 1

Watch! One of the biggest fan-favorite Netflix originals, The Crown commences its farewell tour on Nov. 16 with the first part of season 6. The final season contains 10 total episodes, and the first part consists of the first four. In season 6, the series tackles Princess Diana’s tragic death and the fallout for her sons, the Queen, and the country. The sixth season will also cover the beginnings of William and Kate’s love story, and it all kicks off with part 1 in November.

Selling Sunset season 7

Skip! Since becoming super-popular and spawning a franchise, Selling Sunset has grown into one of Netflix’s longest-running reality series and a fan-favorite. The cast might be starting to change, but the drama remains the same with the new season premiering on Nov. 3. However, if you haven’t started watching Selling Sunset, it’s unlikely that you will start with season 7. Unless you’re already a loyal fan, feel free to skip this one.

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

Watch! Based on the graphic novels and the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the new Netflix animated series Scott Pilgrim Takes Off goes the anime route. Just like in the source materials, Scott Pilgrim meets Ramona Flowers and must defeat her “seven evil exes.” And the best news? The anime brings back the entire cast of the movie, including Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Evans, and many more on Nov. 17.

Netflix shows - Obliterated
Obliterated. (L to R) Eugene Kim as Paul Yung, Terrence Terrell as Trunk, Nick Zano as Chad McKnight, Alyson Gorske as Lana, Paola Lázaro as Angela Gomez in episode 106 of Obliterated. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /


Watch! Are you still waiting on Cobra Kai season 6? Well, that makes all of us. While we wait, the team that brought us Cobra Kai delivers the new action-comedy series Obliterated. The series stars Nick Zano and Shelley Hennig and follows a special forces team that must rectify a mistake and save the world. The eight-episode series premieres on Nov. 30 and looks like could be the next fan-favorite Netflix action series.

Squid Game: The Challenge

Skip! It’s no secret that Squid Game quickly became one of the biggest and most-watched Netflix original series of all time. But while we wait for the second season, Netflix has opted to turn the hit series into a reality competition show. Squid Game: The Challenge launches on Nov. 22 and see 456 contestants playing games from the series to win $4.56 million. If you’re more of a scripted fan, this version might not be for you, so skip it until season 2 arrives.

Virgin River season 5 part 2

Watch! Finally, it’s Christmastime in Virgin River! Longtime fans of Virgin River have been wanting Christmas episodes of the series since its premiere, and Netflix finally delivered the holiday goods in season 5. The final two episodes of the show’s fifth season (don’t worry, season 6 is also on the way) will ring in Christmas while digging into the mystery of Mel’s biological father. Who could he be?! Find out with the two-part Christmas special on Nov. 30.

What Netflix shows will you be watching and skipping November?

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