I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
February 18, 2014
EDIT: This list contains some great Netflix shows- BUT I have an updated (2016 edition) list with 70 amazing Netflix TV series, movies, and documentaries as well! Be sure and check out this post, too. You’ll be glad you did!
I have a love/hate relationship with Netflix.
I love it because I can now watch great TV series(es?) on my iPad or Kindle, which makes cooking, cleaning, laundry, and working out a lot less boring. I hate it because I have trouble finding anything on Netflix that’s worth watching.
That’s where you guys come into the picture.
Last week, I asked Suburban Turmoil readers on Facebook for your favorite Netflix shows. 200 comments later, I now have a Netflix queue that should keep me entertained for the next few years — and I couldn’t keep all this great information to myself.
That’s why I’m sharing it with you- These are the 35 Netflix TV series that came up the most in your comments. Program descriptions are from Netflix- and from me, if I’ve seen them or heard a lot about them. Save this post, share this post, and most of all, ENJOY some great television!
House of Cards was hands down your favorite Netflix series. I can’t wait to watch it.
Three Emmy Award wins including David Fincher (“The Social Network”) for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and nine nominations including Outstanding Drama Series went to this acclaimed political thriller. Lead Actor nominee Kevin Spacey stars as ruthless, cunning Congressman Francis Underwood, who will stop at nothing to conquer the halls of power in Washington D.C. His secret weapon: his gorgeous, ambitious, and equally conniving wife Claire (Lead Actress nominee Robin Wright).
I’ve only seen the first episode of Portlandia, and I already love it. It’s funny in the same way that SNL was funny back in the Will Ferrell/Cheri Oteri years.
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein send up the righteous, artistically inclined and 100% organic residents of Portland, Ore., in this sketch-based comedy series. Typical targets include artisanal light bulbs, feminist bookstores and indie rock.
Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more as they cope with life’s ups and downs in this family drama set in Berkeley, Calif. Meanwhile, their parents face an unraveling marriage and their own parenting challenges.
Football is god in small-town Texas, where the Dillon High School Panthers seem to be a shoo-in for the state championship for the first time in 15 years — and the pressure to win is enormous for the team’s new coach, Eric Taylor.
From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.
Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.
All the splendor and scandal of England’s 16th-century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII. The king often lets his passions rule, making for one of the most tumultuous periods of the throne.
A high school chemistry teacher dying of cancer teams with a former student to manufacture and sell crystal meth to secure his family’s future.
Winner of multiple Golden Globes, this popular prime-time soap follows the exploits of suburbanites Susan (Teri Hatcher), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Bree (Marcia Cross), Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Edie (Nicollette Sheridan), whose daily lives run the gamut from parenting and marriage woes to steamy sex and deadly betrayal. Even as the ladies of Wisteria Lane harbor dark secrets, they lend one another support when the going gets tough.