The Best TV Shows on Netflix to Watch Right Now

What TV shows should you watch on Netflix tonight? We’ve put together a list of the best TV shows streaming on Netflix right now


HARRY & MEGHAN

Why you should watch: We really can’t leave this one off the list, although most of you possible have watched it. It is not this viewer’s normal fare, but as the saying goes, one could not drive past without taking a look. Well, at least a look at the first two episodes for curiosity’s sake. So, here we have Harry and Meghan, or to stick with protocol Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, sit down to explores the span of their relationship, from the early days of the couple’s courtship to the challenges and controversies that prompted them to step back from the royal family. And controversial it has been! If you like that sort of thing. It’s all a matter of personal choice which, thank goodness, we have. To watch or not to watch, that is the question!

Director: LIZ GARBUS, ERICA SASHIN

MADOFF: THE MONSTER OF WALL STREET

Why you should watch: Here we have another case of a person who thinks they can go around ripping people off without facing the consequences. There’s a lot of it about. Although, eventually Bernie Madoff gets what’s coming to him, eventually being convicted of fraud and dying in prison in 2021. Sadly, the people he cheated, and his family, never recovered from his appalling treatment. This documentary drama series explores the rise and fall of American financier and ponzi schemer, Madoff, and those who enabled him. It is quite remarkable how the wealthy will blindly protect such a criminal if it means there is money in it for them. A sickening, but all too familiar scenario of greed and power.

Director: JOE BERLINGER
Cast: JOSEPH SCOTTO, DONNA PASTORELLO, IS CAMYAR, CRIS COLICCHIO, ALEX OLSON

BREAK POINT

Why you should watch: If you are residing in Australia this Summer, several of you will have been glued to the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. This documentary may be of interest as the drama follows a select group of top tennis players on and off the court as they compete in gruelling Grand Slams and tournaments all over the world. Their dream: lifting a trophy and becoming number one. As some of tennis’ legends reach the twilight of their careers, this is the chance for a new generation to claim the spotlight. Break Point gets up close and personal with these players over a year competing across the globe in the ATP and WTA tours.

Director: MARTIN WEBB
Cast: RAFAEL NADAL, MARIA SHARAPOVA, FELIX AUGER-ALIASSIME, MATTEO BERRETTINI, NICK KYRGIOS, MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

ALPHA MALES

Why you should watch: This series from Spain is a comedy, but it also delves into the male psyche, which proves to be quite enlightening. Pedro, Luis, Raúl and Santi are four friends who feel a bit lost in the new world of empowered women, each trying to adjust in their own haphazard way, even going so far as to attend a course on how to manage their toxic masculinity, with mixed results. An entertaining series on the romantic and sexual dynamics of men and women.

Director: LAURA CABALLERO
Cast: GORKA OTXOA, FERNANDO GIL, RAUL TEJON, FELE MARTINEZ, PAULA GALLEGO, RAQUEL GUERRERO, MARIA HERVAIS, KIRA MIRO

THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS

Why you should watch: Set in Naples in the ’90s, The Lying Life of Adults is based on the novel by Elena Ferrante and is the coming-of-age story of Giovanna, the teenage daughter of progressive, upper-middle-class intellectuals Andrea and Nella. Giordana Marengo is superb in the role of Giovanna. Her father is constantly accusing her of turning into her Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows due to her parents despising Vittoria. Giovanna sets out to find out why and begins a wonderful journey of discovery about herself and life away from her controlling parents. Naples is a beautiful location and, going on what we see here, an enticing holiday destination.

Director: EDOARDO DE ANGELIS
Cast: GIORDANA MARENGO, ALESSANDRO PREZIOSI, PINA TURCO, VALERIA GOLINO, VERONICA POWERS, MARIA VERA RATTI

WOMEN AT WAR

Why you should watch: This is a remarkable drama series from France, set in 1914 where the destinies of four women intersect: Marguerite, a mysterious Parisian prostitute; Caroline, propelled to the head of the family factory; Agnes, Mother Superior of a requisitioned convent; and Suzanne, a feminist nurse. There are many issues explored here, abuse in the Catholic Church, the effects to outlawed abortion, prostitution and the men who manipulate women for their own agenda. It portrays the courage of women when faced with extremes beyond their control. An excellent series told from a woman’s point of view in what is usually a man’s domain.

Director: ALEXANDRE LAURENT
Cast: AUDREY FLEUROT, JULIE DE BONA, CAMILLE LOU, SOFIA ESSAIDI, SANDRINE BONNAIRE, TCHEKY KARYO, VINCENT ROTTIERS

WOMAN OF THE DEAD

Why you should watch: There is quite an unusual scenario played out in this excellent drama series from Austria, based on the novel by Bernhard Aichner. A warning that there is quite a lot of gory detail attached to this one, which may not suit some viewers. The story revolves around Brunhilde Blum, who is the owner of a funeral home in a renowned ski resort and the loving mother of two young children. Following her husband’s accidental death, she is shaken to the very core of her existence. Soon, Blum realises that her husband was murdered because he was in the process of uncovering terrible secrets. She sets out on a quest for revenge, and to expose the hidden underbelly of the village in which she resides, and people she thought she could trust. Of course, the scenery in the Tyrol region and Lower Austria is beautiful, even if the drama is somewhat macabre.

Director: NICOLAI ROHDE
Cast: ANNA MARIA MUHE, FELIX KLARE, EMILIA PIESKE, YOUSEF SWEID, ROMINA KUPER, ANDREA WENZI, LUIS VORBACH, SIMON SCHWARZ

KALEIDOSCOPE

Why you should watch: The critics weren’t favourable to this heist drama series, but this viewer was attracted by the two leads, Giancarlo Esposito and Rufus Sewell. Spanning 24 years, the story centres around the largest heist ever attempted, and the vengeance, scheming, loyalties, and betrayals that surround it. It’s loosely inspired by the real-life story where seventy billion dollars in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy. This is an entertaining series, but one must pay attention as the technology surrounding the planning of the heist is quite involved and intricate. It could have done with a few cuts in the editing room as it does go on a bit.

Director: MAIRZEE ALMAS, RUSSELL LEE FINE, EVERARDO GOUT, ROBERT TOWNSEND
Cast: GIANCARLO ESPOSITO, RUFUS SEWELL, PAZ VEGA, ROSALINE ELBAY, JAI COURTNEY, TATI GABRIELLE, PETER MARK KENDALL

TREASON

Why you should watch: There’s nothing like a bit of MI6 action, Russian spies, betrayal, murder and mayhem and the British do it superbly with, of course, an excellent cast. Adam Lawrence has been trained and groomed by MI6, and his career path seems set, although this viewer didn’t see him as a hardened spy with no scruples. When his past catches up with him in the form of Kara, a Russian spy with whom he shares a complicated past, he is forced to question everything and everyone in his life. A triangular relationship forms between Kara, Adam and his wife, Maddy; three people who are trying to expose each other’s secrets, navigate political and diplomatic relationships, whilst hanging onto their personal lives, and those they love most. The action belts along at a pace and some of the scenarios are a little unbelievable, but it is, after all, only fiction.

Director: LOUISE HOOPER, SARAH O’GORMAN
Cast: CHARLIE COX, CIARAN HINDS, ALEX KINGSTON, OONA CHAPLIN, OLGA KURYLENKO, ADAM JAMES, CLARE HOLMAN

THE RECRUIT

Why you should watch: Now we turn to the American version of spies and undercover agents etc., but with a comedic aspect, which is refreshing. This drama series is not entirely a true story, but it is based on true events as its concept is created by Adam Ciralsky who was a lawyer at the CIA. Noah Centineo is excellent as Owen Hendricks, a young CIA lawyer whose first week on the job turns upside down when he discovers a threatening letter by former asset Max Meladze, who plans to expose the agency unless they exonerate her of a serious crime. Owen quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous and often absurd world of power politics and mischievous players, as he travels the world in hopes of completing his assignment and making a mark at the CIA, all whilst being thwarted by his antagonistic colleagues at every turn. Highly entertaining viewing.

Director: JULIAN HOLMES, ALEX KALYMNIOS, DOUG LIMAN
Cast: NOAH CENTINEO, LAURA HADDOCK, VONDIE CURTIS-HALL, AARTI MAN, COLTON DUNN, FIVEL STEWART, DAVID DENMAN

74 thoughts on “The Best TV Shows on Netflix to Watch Right Now”

  1. I thought All the characters in “Startup” were err unique. Great storyline that, yes, I “binge-watched”. Check it out!

    Sheesh

  2. Why is no ratings on these movies???? I do like R. rated !!! Shows.

  3. Halston was excellent. My husband actually really enjoyed it too, binge watched all episodes in one evening.

  4. Most, if not all of these shows are English speaking. Hooray! I’m tired of having to be a linguist to watch tv.

  5. Have watched, or will watch only 4 out of these 10….might be time to cancel.

  6. Terrible movies with the exception of one. And that is why I cancelled.

  7. What happened to virgin river is it coming back. Did not care for start up I only watched first 20 minutes to graphic for my taste. Loved heartland and halston also

  8. Loving Heartland. Great escape from reality.

  9. You advertised that it was Netflix stuff but it’s really a commercial for Utube.

    Just false and misleading rubbish.

  10. Hey Royce – Just click on the ‘WATCH NOW’ button for full streaming options. The trailers from Youtube are there for a quick preview – Cheers, The OTT Team.

  11. Erm, Breaking Bad isn’t available on the Netflix AU, (it’s on Stan along with prequel Better Call Saul) although they do have El Camno, a spinoff to BB on Netflix globally.

    More effort required. D-

  12. Netflix is far better in other country’s they get shows far sooner than in the United States and more choices in many country’s like Australia loved there app when we in country.

  13. Loved Virgin River and Heartland they are so good no cussing just nice talk. Just wish had more Christian movies.

  14. Love Virgin River. Want to move!!!!

  15. I’m a newbie, just to tell you I love OTT especially the Netflix reviews, I am definitely on the same pages as your “reviewer”
    And Virgin River here in Oz is back July 9!!!

  16. Howdy Colleen! Glad to know you love the guide – Cheers, The OTT Team.

  17. I attempted “Ghosts of War”, a poorly written unappealing ghost story set during World War II, and “Godless”, starring Sam Waterston. What could be wrong with that, just the plot, premise, dialogue, characters, post-feminist politically correct b.s., that is all. When I finish Longmire, I am done with Netflix.

  18. So many of the series shows are so dark (as in not good lighting). It does nothing for the shows. Sometimes I cannot even see what is going on. Actually it is not just Netflix, some of the ? broadband ? Shows are the same. BTW we devoured Dexter and Ozark and 13 Reasons Why

  19. Oops my mistake calling non cable tv “broadband”

  20. netfl definitely needs to add many motr MOVIES…..Not series!!!!! Need more Modern SCI FI and action newer movies too!!!!! I may cancel if changes arent made SOON!

  21. These aren’t new they’ve been around for ages

  22. Startup will hook you…binge watched all 3 seasons in a week!

  23. Just live Heartland, Virgin River and When Calls the Heart.
    Line of Duty is fantastic !

  24. Too much murder, mayhem, and whiteness in these flicks! What had happened to love, happiness, and fun. This is 2021 for Pete’s sake! There are lots of great Netflix movies that present diversity such as Fatherhood,
    Ma Rainey, Miles Davis.

  25. Absolutely LOVE Virgin River!! So much excitement and oh, such beauty! Can’t wait for Series 3.

  26. .. for a long time Netflix only has B/C/D grade movies, they don’t want to spend money on paying to show great movies. some time ago, i checked over 200 of the best movies – Netflix had about 6!!
    now they want to push you to only watch what they make themselves (which IS often good), but otherwise crap movies n series.

    and if you are not in US, you get half of what they get – and pay twice as much.

    one good thing (for me) is that usually/often have Vietnamese subtitles

    i have tried Prime but most of their moves are pay for view. Vudu has an enormous collection of movies but they are all pay for view – would be hugely expensive. i have (can?) not tried Hulu.

    and because i am not n AU now, i have not tried STAN.

  27. Getting a little tired of getting hooked on a series just to find that it’s been cancelled after one season.

  28. Even though we think a series gets cancelled sooner than we think it should, it’s still enjoyable to watch. Can’t remember which ones I am thinking about, but remember saying that to myself.

  29. Love Virgin River, watched all episodes.
    Hope there is more to come.
    Heartland ♥️ Miss it

    Clean TV, no unnecessary cussing or vulgarity. It makes watching shows enjoyable again. Thank you!

  30. I just love Virgin River Can wait for the next season The show is a good show it really keeps you on your toes trying figure out what will happen next I just can’t wait for to find out what happen next

  31. Wonderful, and need more like these:
    Heartland !
    Virgin River !

  32. Virgin River was last year people.
    Keep up here. Doesn’t say much about Netflix huh?

  33. Can’t wait for the new season of After Life. Brilliant series!!!

  34. I also would like more movies rather than series

  35. Well there was only a couple I found interesting and that is Greenleaf and Heartland. The other movies are just too much the same as each other.
    I sure hope you will add more Christian movies please.

  36. No Christian or religious movies……….philosophy, political , mystery are good.

  37. If your going to attempt filming provide enough lighting that I don’t have to check the settings to make sure nothing’s wrong with my television. Then spend the rest of the movie taking my glasses off and putting them back on to try to see if they can help me see the dark scenes better, if you can’t pay for the lights maybe you shouldn’t be filming.

  38. I loved virgin River please make more Heartland I have watched them all and are waiting for more series please make more and When Calls The Heart was also the bomb of series please make more These three are the best out of all of them
    Both myself and my partner have watched all of the movies on Netflix and are waiting for more to come Please no more different country movies where you cannot understand what they say

  39. I am loving Virgin River. Just finished watching Van Helsing and enjoyed it immensely. I am watching Chicago Fire, which I love but I would like to know when the seasons after number 4 will be shown.

  40. I was intrigued with Click Bait. A great watch. Surprising ending.

  41. It would be very helpful if you would say if the show is in English. I don’t have time to click on every trailer.

  42. Too many dark movies. What’s needed are mysteries that require some intellectual stimulation like those of Agatha Christe, Sherlock Homes and Ellery Queen. Serial killers, etc. don’t cut it.

    Would also like to see more historical and adventure films.

    Serious comedies are lacking.

  43. Agree with many of the comments here…. My husband and I are turned off by so many horrible murders (victims mostly women), disgusting language, totally uncommitted sex which ads nothing to the underlying story. We like thoughtful movies or series, especially those based on true stories. Something that “appeals to our better angels.”

  44. Virgin river and Heartland ran I miss them and when do more come out Watch to season 14 and stop, when are more episodes coming?

  45. Have watched most of squid game , fantastic , haven’t seen any others

  46. Why does every email I get from you list only zombie, sci if and crime dramas? I am not interested in any of those genres but it’s all I get from you!

  47. I wonder if someone with Netflix’s is really reading these comments. Everyone has said my thoughts about wanting good, old fashioned, decent movies without all the cussing and violence. All the foreign movies are difficult to watch and I will probably go to website. Sorry, thanks for trying to be entertaining.

  48. Would you please get some decent movies… I mean A grade movies. So many low grade movies on Netflix. Some of the old 60s 70s 80s good movies not second rate stuff. So many bad movie choices. Not so many series PLEASE… Just better quality movies. I have trouble with the sound of these excrutiatingly bad movies.
    “Pieces of her” was not great either… just passable. The Sinner was OK.

    But so few good quality films, Not enough good documentaries. Not enough fast pace action films. There are also NO NEW MOVIES on Netflix…. why? they’re on other streaming services.

  49. Stop showing all the movies that were made at night………

  50. I love Netflix, so many international movies and series instead of dreadful Hollywood trash.

  51. There are some foreign movies I would watch if they were done in English, you have had some good shows that have been canceled, I agree with some here better lighting is needed

  52. My problem is with foreign languages. I only speak and listen English. I would appreciate if you could let me know in the beginning so I don’t have to thru the rigmarole to get to the 1st word spoken and find out it is non-English speaking or dubbed.

    And more series’ please.

    Thanking you
    Jenny Millward

  53. Love Virgin River, need more of those! The new season of Tin Star is a little rough, won’t finish it.

  54. Well first of all if I can understand the language you cant hardly see whats going on because it is always dark. So to be honest, most of the recommendations are not in English and I will not look at any show that has sub-titles and anyway you cant see the characters because its always in the dark. Been a client of Netflix for years and years and the choices they make has been terrible. Have a good day

  55. I agree with the comments about dark and murky lighting in many productions! Also hate movies with sub-titles, as many of them show the dialogue in such small printing that they can’t be read, despite wearing glasses! Bring back dubbed movies – at least you can work out what’s going on!

  56. Netflix has cancelled or is about to cancel three of my favs: Happy Endings, Criminal Minds, and Chicago Med. Time for me to cancel my subscription.

  57. ok , you have a male who was hooked on , “when calls the heart” . me watched 5 seasons and then none . not happy ! me understands there are 5 more seasons , please get them and asap !!!!!

  58. As usual more than half is anything but English with all the darn subtitles. Its very hard to get any seires in English, and yes I have watched Peaky Blinders. So more reasons to cancel Netflix

  59. I live on Netflix. I can binge watch all my favorites, NCIS, Criminal Minds. Just saw just being cancelled??? 🙁 and dubbing a foreign film ruins it. I speak 5 language so I love the foreign films. ) I forget if The Queens Gambit is a Netflix original but that show was amazing.

  60. Is Longmire coming back; I thought it was great.

  61. Most dark and horrible stories. I am cancelling netflix, it”s all too gruesome and not enough documentary/historical and lighter choices. Way too much murder and killing.

  62. I have had it with Netflix’s idea of a terrific film! Everything is dark, or about murder, or about evil deeds and people. No wonder people are frustrated. What a bunch of schlock!

  63. Like netflix and would like to get more docs on space and wildlife and true life experiences. Thanks John C

  64. Some good shows. However it reminds me of calling in for repairs, problems with a TV, etc.
    Very little English spoken here. It is really a shame.

  65. tired of starting to watch a series or movie , to discover it is not in english . just put a note , not in english netflix . duh !!!!!

  66. More movies, not series pls.

    No problem with subtitles, but accents make it very tough to understand.

  67. I agree that there are too many thrillers. More comedies would be great. Also, too many foreign films with horrible over dubbing. I end up watching Hulu probably more than Netflix.

  68. I cancelled Netflixs a year ago. I did not know that it was a series until after I got hooked on the first one. It took me forever to watch the whole show. My main problem was that I watched before bedtime and I would fall asleep. The show would not stop at the end of the episode. Instead it would continue to the next episode then the next. The next time that I watched, I had to guess what part I had fallen asleep at. It often took me 30 min to figure out where I needed to start watching. How about you get to the end of the episode and stop? Drove me crazy.

  69. need more christian movies.
    I wish that all the movies would be in english or have it as an option..

    I do not like that they are stopping my use of my mother’s account. She visits often and we watch movies together. She is paying the bill. She should be able to watching at other places and her vacation home.

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