51 best Netflix shows to watch (and 21 shows you should skip)

Here's the Netflix shows we think are worth watching and the few that are better off skipped.

Griselda. (L to R) Martin Fajardo as Ozzy, Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023
Griselda. (L to R) Martin Fajardo as Ozzy, Sofia Vergara as Griselda in episode 101 of Griselda. Cr. Elizabeth Morris/Netflix © 2023 /
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GRAND ARMY (L to R) JADEN JORDAN as OWEN WILLIAMS, MALIQ JOHNSON as JAYSON JACKSON in episode 101 of GRAND ARMY Cr. IAN WATSON/NETFLIX © 2020 /

Grand Army

Seasons: 1

Created By: Katie Cappiello

Starring: Odessa A’zion, Odley jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, Amalia Yoo, Alphonso Romero Jones II, Thelonius Serrell-Freed, Anthony Ippolito, Brian Altemus

Something we can all probably agree on is how much many good teen dramas have changed the game in the past few years. And thanks to a number of Netflix series and HBO’s Emmy-winning coming-of-age drama Euphoria, they’re getting darker and grittier — sometimes for the better. In 2020, Netflix dabble in the grit of adolescence with Grand Army.

Based on Slut: The Play by creator Katie Capiello, Grand Army takes place at the Grand Army public high school in Brooklyn, New York, and tells the stories of a diverse group of students grappling with various issues in their lives. The series tackles topics such as rape, racism, sexuality, violence and more as they pertain to the everyday teenage experience.

Grand Army holds a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, denoting mostly positive reviews from critics, but the teen drama didn’t seem to make its mark on Netflix upon its debut in October 2020. By all accounts, Grand Army is an emotional and affecting series that follows in the footsteps in issues-based high school shows before it. But it’s not a series to rush onto your watch list right away, especially with its fate remaining up in the air.

Verdict: SKIP