The best TV shows to watch on Netflix

From original series like Stranger Things and The Crown to TV favourites like Sherlock, Doctor Who, Friends and more, check out the all-time best series currently streaming on Netflix

Matt Smith and Claire Foy as Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth in The Crown season 2 (Netflix, JG)

Breaking Bad

You’ve been told a million times already to go watch this, so we’ll save you the hard sell and just leave the link here. In your own sweet time… Watch on Netflix


Pride and Prejudice

Yes, the Pride and Prejudice, the one with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, the one that cannot fail to make you smile on a sneaky sick day or a rainy Sunday. Watch on Netflix

Gilmore Girls

The sharp-talking, caffeine-fuelled comedy made a remarkable comeback thanks to Netflix, with A Year in the Life picking up on the Gilmores after years away. Watch on Netflix


Join Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones in this very British sitcom about a group of amateur metal detectorists as they attempt to find Saxon gold in a field. No, it doesn’t sound very inspiring, but honestly, this is almost certainly the best thing ever to come out of BBC4. Pastoral beauty meets pitch perfect comedy and a pure heart. Watch on Netflix



David Fincher’s gloomy serial killer drama didn’t quite make it to the water cooler when it arrived in October, but its slow-building intrigue gripped enough people for Netflix to renew it for a second season. The series follows soft-spoken FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and his gruff partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) as they tour the USA interviewing the nation’s most heinous serial killers. While it takes a bit of time to truly get going, the season soon develops into an intriguing character study, as Ford becomes more and more emotionally entangled in his work. Watch on Netflix