46 best Netflix shows to watch (and 13 shows you should skip)

Here's the Netflix shows we think are worth watching and the few that are better off skipped.
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GIRLS5EVA. (L to R) Paula Pell as Gloria, Busy Philipps as Summer, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Wickie and Sara Bareilles as Dawn in Episode 305 of GIRLS5EVA. Cr. Emily V. Aragones/Netflix © 2023 /

Girls5eva

Seasons: 3

Created by: Meredith Scardino

Starring: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry

Staying true to its legacy for being a television savior, Netflix rescued the criminally underrated Peacock comedy series Girls5eva for a third season. The streamer also nabbed the non-exclusive rights to the show’s first two seasons, which means Netflix will share seasons 1 and 2 with Peacock. But the show is without question the perfect fit for Netflix and deserves to be seen by the largest audience possible. It’s just that good!

In the series, a one-hit-wonder ‘90s girl group by the kitschy name Girls5eva decides to give fame a second shot when one of their songs reenters the pop culture consciousness through an interpolation in a viral song. Having all gone their separate ways personally and professionally, reinvigorating their sisterhood and creative bond proves difficult, but it’s one heck of a hilarious journey to behold in the rapid-fire joke slinging comedy.

Girls5eva comes from executive producer Tina Fey, and her magic touch and unserious sense of humor are immediately apparent. The series fits right into the Fey Cinematic Universe with fellow shows like 30 Rock, Great News, and Netflix’s own Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s weird, it’s wild, and the multi-layered fly at you fast and fierce. It’s the kind of show that not everyone will get, but if you get it, you get it — and you’ll love it.

The main foursome of Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry have an undeniably lived-in chemistry as if they actually were a one-hit-wonder girl group in the ‘90s who made corny bops like “Famous 5eva” and “B.P.E.” Their incredible talents and connection as the on-screen drivers of this fearless tour bus are worth the watch alone. But seriously, stay for all of the outlandish yet catchy original songs.

Verdict: WATCH