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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Picture shows: Priness Diana (EMMA CORRIN) and Prince Charles (JOSH O CONNOR). Image courtesy Ollie UptonNetflix /

The Crown

Seasons: 5

Created By: Peter Morgan

Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Eileen Atkins, Jeremy Northam, Victoria Hamilton, Ben Miles, Greg Wise, Jared Harris, John Lithgow, Alex Jennings, Lia Williams, Anton Lesser, Matthew Goode, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O’Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell, Andrew Buchan, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Stephen Boxer

There’s probably no better time than right now to get into The Crown. It’s not exactly a secret. The Emmy-winning historical drama has been one of the top Netflix shows since its debut in 2016 and has only increased in relevancy in the wake of the Royal Family’s continued twists and turmoil playing out in a very public way. Even Oprah watches The Crown, and that’s honestly as good of an endorsement as a series could even need.

The Crown tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, beginning with her marriage to Prince Philip in 1947 and through all of the ups and downs into the 21st century. The series leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of the British Monarchy and its rich history of scandal, tragedy and notoriety. Since its premiere, The Crown has won a number of awards, most recently taking home Golden Globes for Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson’s performances as Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher. Ahead of the final season, this one’s a definite must-watch.

The Crown season 5 came out in Nov. 2022, and season 6 is already in the works! The Crown season 6 is coming to Netflix in the fall of 2023.

Verdict: WATCH