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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what's new on Netflix - Selena: The Series season 2
SELENA THE SERIES (L to R) CHRISTIAN SERRATOS as SELENA QUINTANILLA in Trailer of SELENA THE SERIES Cr. NETFLIX © 2020 /

Selena: The Series

Seasons: 2

Created By: Moisés Zamora

Starring: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez

Sometimes it’s a tricky thing to launch a biographical series. Unless it’s an obvious star vehicle aiming for awards season dominance, the specific subject can be alienating. Thankfully, the subject of Selena: The Series, Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla, is one that millions can agree on. But that doesn’t mean that the two-part bio-drama should be on everyone’s watch list.

Christian Serratos stars in Selena: The Series as music icon Selena Quintanilla, whose rise to fame as a Tejano superstar was met with difficult and heartbreaking moves in both her personal and professional. The series follows Selena from her childhood to her breakout success as a singer, which later includes her tragic death at 23 years old after a shooting by a former friend and manager. More than anything, it’s a celebration of Selena’s life and impact.

Upon release, Selena: The Series earned mostly negative reviews from critics and holds a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That figure’s probably far too harsh, considering the biographical drama was a hit with its target audience of Selena fans. But Selena: The Series’ narrow audience might be its downfall, as those unfamiliar with the titular music legend won’t be drawn in. It’s a non-essential yet worthy watch, but don’t feel bad if it’s not on your radar.

Verdict: SKIP