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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Sweet Magnolias season 2 - Netflix shows - Sweet Magnolias season 3 - Best shows on Netflix
Sweet Magnolias. (L to R) Heather Headley as Helen Decatur, Joanna Garcia Swisher as Maddie Townsend, Brooke Elliott as Dana Sue Sullivan in episode 201 of Sweet Magnolias. Cr. Richard Ducree/Netflix © 2021 /

Sweet Magnolias

Seasons: 3

Developed By: Sheryl J. Anderson

Starring: JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, Logan Allen, Anneliese Judge, Carson Rowland, Justin Bruening, Chris Klein, Jamie Lynn Spears, Dion Johnstone, Brandon Quinn

Sweet Magnolias was one of the biggest new Netflix shows of 2020 when its premiere that May shot the guilty pleasure series straight to the peak of the top 10. It came back for its second season on Feb. 4, 2022.

Based on the series of novels by Chesapeake Shores author Sherryl Woods, Sweet Magnolias centers on three lifelong best friends Maddie (JoAnna Garcia Swisher), Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott), and Helen (Heather Headley) as they take on all things life, love, family, and career in their small South Carolina town of Serenity.

Sweet Magnolias season 2 picked right back up where we left off in season 1 with the truly jaw-dropping cliffhanger. The new season answered many of our lingering questions and delved deeper into the characters we fell in love with in the first season.

If you’re a fan of romantic dramas and love the Netflix original series Virgin River and Firefly Lane, you should definitely check out the addictive and lovable Sweet Magnolias, which will return for its third season on Netflix next year!

Sweet Magnolias season 3 premiered on Netflix on July 20, 2023 and has been renewed for a fourth season set to be released in 2025.

Verdict: WATCH