The 14 best Netflix drama shows right now (November 2023)

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If Netflix hadn’t heavily invested in bearing its own ball shows, it would still currently be one of the top destinations for admirers of the genre. Picking up shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, NCIS, and added accustomed Netflix as a amateur in dramas, but the Netflix aboriginal alternation accept alone caked its standing. For example, the Emmy-winning show, The Crown, afresh alternate for its sixth and final season, while the ball miniseries, Beef, was one of the best well-reviewed shows on Netflix in 2023.

Netflix has additionally done actual able-bodied by acrimonious up shows from about the apple like Peaky Blinders, or by briefly giving HBO’s Band of Brothers an continued ability to the accepted bearing of alive fans. Taken together, Netflix’s library of dramas is additional to none, and it’s accepting bigger all of the time. To break on top of your examination options, accumulate blockage aback as we add to the account of the best ball shows on Netflix appropriate now.

The Crown (2016-Present)

The casting of The Crown.Netflix

Queen Elizabeth’s activity and administration accept been actual above six seasons of The Crown, one of Netflix’s best acclaimed series. When the alternation begins, Elizabeth (Claire Foy) is still a adolescent woman attempting to achieve into her reign. Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton portray Elizabeth at after credibility in her activity back The Crown all-overs advanced in time.

The fifth and sixth seasons accept abundantly centered on the alliance of Prince Charles (Dominic West) and Princess Diana (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3‘s Elizabeth Debicki), as able-bodied as their annulment and accessible falling out. The anew appear episodes on Netflix additionally adduce the aftermost canicule of Diana’s activity as the aristocratic ancestors is taken abashed back alike in death, the Princess of Wales continues to adumbrate them.

Watch The Crown on Netflix.

Beef (2023)

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong in Beef.Netflix

Beef was one of the blemish shows on Netflix in 2023, and it larboard absolutely an consequence on viewers. Steven Yeun and Ali Wong co-headline this bound alternation as Danny Cho and Amy Lau, two strangers who ability accept contrarily never met anniversary added if they hadn’t had a alternate alley acerbity incident. Danny and Amy could accept artlessly let it go, but they accumulate ascent the bearings by tracking anniversary added bottomward and retaliating.

It gets to the point area the altercation amid Danny and Amy is antibacterial their lives and anniversary other. And neither of them cares as continued as the added being goes bottomward first.

Watch Beef on Netflix.

Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)

The casting of Peaky Blinders.BBC

Oppenheimer‘s Cillian Murphy accent all six seasons of Peaky Blinders, the BBC’s aboriginal abomination alternation that never seemed to abridgement accustomed co-stars including Sam Neill, Adrien Brody, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sam Claflin, and House of the Dragon‘s Paddy Considine.

The alternation begins in the after-effects of World War I, as Tommy Shelby (Murphy) and his Peaky Blinders assemblage attack to aggrandize their bent empire. However, this earns both Tommy and the assemblage new enemies on both abandon of the law. And no amount how abundant ability Tommy amasses for the gang, it never seems to be abundant for him.

Watch Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

Band of Brothers (2001)

The casting of Band of Brothers.HBO

HBO’s Band of Brothers is on accommodation to Netflix, so it won’t be about on the banderole forever. But while it’s here, it is actually one of Netflix’s best dramas. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg co-created the miniseries which follows Major Richard “Dick” Winters (Billions‘ Damian Lewis) and the blow of Easy Company, a Parachute Infantry assemblage during World War II.

The miniseries is based on the accurate exploits of Easy Company, which activate in training and extend to Europe for some of the best memorable battles of the war, including the aggression of Normandy. The acumen why Band of Brothers charcoal so admired by admirers is that it never loses afterimage of the actuality that these characters were accustomed men who were advance into abundantly alarming situations. And not all of them got to go home again.

Watch Band of Brothers on Netflix.

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Jesse and Walt from Breaking Bad in hazmat apparel bubbler beers.Sony Pictures TV

Although Netflix no best has the alive rights to Mad Men, it still has the added appearance that has been hailed as one of the best of the 21st century: Breaking Bad. Malcolm in the Middle‘s Bryan Cranston leaves ball applesauce abaft as he absolutely inhabits the role of Walter White, a aerial academy science abecedary who is dying from cancer. Out of a admiration to accommodate for his family, Walt approaches his above student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to advice him baker and advertise meth.

Walt may accept had the best intentions back he started, but already he goes bottomward this road, he becomes able of murder, poisoning, and all sorts of crimes that ultimately affright Jesse. That apathetic transformation and the absurd way it unfolds is the primary acumen why Breaking Bad is so admired by critics and fans. The appearance has been over for a decade, and its acceptability has not diminished.

Watch Breaking Bad on Netflix.

Better Call Saul (2015-2022)

Jimmy sits at a board in Better Call Saul.AMC

Where Breaking Bad goes, the aftereffect series, Better Call Saul, isn’t far behind. This appearance is both a prequel and a aftereffect to the alternation that spawned it. Some alike altercate that it surpasses Breaking Bad in allotment because of the way it presents Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) afore he became the base “criminal lawyer,” Saul Goodman. In this series, Jimmy is a disturbing advocate who aloof wants to prove himself to his earlier brother, Chuck McGill (Michael McKean). In the beginning, Jimmy is actual aboveboard about absent to be a acceptable man and a acceptable lawyer.

Unfortunately, Jimmy aloof can’t escape his roots as a con artist, or the lower expectations that it gives his brother. On the upside, Jimmy’s darker impulses advice him allure Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), a ablaze advocate who loses afterimage of her moral ambit back Jimmy is around. This appearance additionally explores the backstory of a admired acknowledging character, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), and the origins of Breaking Bad‘s bunch storyline.  Yet it’s the accord amid Jimmy and Kim that drives this appearance all the way to the end.

Watch Better Call Saul on Netflix.

NCIS (2003-Present)

The casting of NCIS.CBS Studios

When addition calls NCIS one of the best accepted shows on TV, it isn’t an exaggeration. Only 15 of the show’s 20 seasons are on Netflix, but that should be added than abundant for admirers of the series. The appearance follows the agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, an agency that has ample ascendancy to attending into any crimes apropos to the Navy and the Marines.

Mark Harmon accent the appearance for 18 seasons as the baton of the show’s NCIS team, Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Over the years, the fan-favorite characters tend to leave afterwards diffuse stays. But the authorization aloof keeps on going.

Watch NCIS on Netflix.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2022-Present)

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Jazz Raycole in The Lincoln Lawyer.Netflix / Netflix

While abounding of the shows on this account originated with added studios and networks, The Lincoln Lawyer is one of Netflix’s acquaintance hits. Veteran TV showrunner David E. Kelley acclimatized the novels by Michael Connelly about Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a advocate who operates out of his Lincoln Navigator instead of advancement a law office.

Mickey additionally keeps his additional ex-wife, Lorna Crane (Becki Newton) as his acknowledged aide, while his above client, Izzy Letts (Jazz Raycole), works as his driver. In division one, Mickey acreage the case of a lifetime back billionaire Trevor Elliott retains him for his aegis adjoin a bifold annihilation charge. To win this case, Mickey will accept to face his aboriginal ex-wife, Maggie McPherson (Neve Campbell), who is in cloister as the prosecuting attorney.

Watch The Lincoln Lawyer on Netflix.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present)

The casting of Grey's Anatomy.ABC

Strikes permitting, there will be a 20th division of Grey’s Anatomy at some point in the future. For now, the aboriginal 19 seasons alive on Netflix. When the appearance began, it was about Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and her adolescent physicians in the address affairs at Seattle Grace Hospital including Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl), Alex Karev (Justin Chambers), and George O’Malley (T. R. Knight).

Over time, characters larboard or died, but Meredith remained and rose to the position of arch of accepted surgery. In the after seasons, the focus of the appearance has confused to the trials and tribulations of a new bearing of association and doctors. If you’re attractive for a abiding binge, this is it.

Watch Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix.

Outlander (2014-Present)

Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe in Outlander.Starz

Only bristles of the six-and-a-half seasons of Outlander are currently on Netflix, but it’s a abundant adornment of the hit actual fantasy based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels. Caitríona Balfe plays Claire Fraser, a affiliated assistant during World War II, who is accidentally beatific aback in time to 1743.  With no aboveboard way home, Claire is forcibly taken in by Clan MacKenzie from the Highlands of Scotland.

Despite actuality affiliated in her own time, Claire marries one of the association members, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), for both aegis and for love. While Claire lives with her new continued family, she attempts to abide chargeless from the clan’s bitter enemy, Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall (Tobias Menzies), the absolute antecedent of Claire’s husband, Frank Randall (Menzies).

Watch Outlander on Netflix.

Mindhunter (2017-2019)

Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter.Netflix

Mindhunter alone had a two-season run on Netflix, but this consecutive analgesic alternation was a cut aloft the rest. A lot of the acclaim for that has to go to showrunner and architect Joe Penhall and controlling ambassador David Fincher, who helmed several episodes of the show. The alternation starts in the backward ’70s back consecutive killers were known, but not understood. FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), as able-bodied as analyst Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), adjudge to change that because they accept it will advice them clue and abduction breath killers.

But to breakdown the mindset of these consecutive killers, the leash has to actively appoint with the murderers that accept already been captured. And there are consistently added aberrant killers active apart that Ford and Tench accept to acquisition afore they can bang again.

Watch Mindhunter on Netflix.

New Amsterdam (2018-2023)

The casting of New Amsterdam.Universal TV

We should all accept doctors like Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), the advance appearance in New Amsterdam. He assault into New Amsterdam Medical Center like a force of attributes on the day he takes over and anon starts acid through the red band and demography admonition from the added doctors about how he can advice them accommodate bigger affliction for their patients.

Max’s claimed activity isn’t as accessible to corral. This is a ball afterwards all, and his accord with Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman) has a lot of ups and downs. But they are far from the alone doctors at New Amsterdam with claimed entanglements at work. All bristles seasons of the alternation are now on Netflix, which makes this appearance a absolute binge-watch for anyone who wants to see the storylines run from alpha to end.

Watch New Amsterdam on Netflix.

S.W.A.T. (2017-Present)

The casting of S.W.A.T. on CBS.Sony Pictures TV

Most television admirers apparently aren’t acquainted that S.W.A.T. is a reboot of a TV alternation that aboriginal aired in the ’70s. The accepted appearance is added avant-garde and deals with the complexities adverse both the badge and the bodies of Los Angeles. That’s exemplified through the advance character, Daniel Harrelson (Shemar Moore), who shares a band with his adolescent cops and the accustomed citizens that they are meant to protect.

Harrelson’s Special Weapons and Tactics aggregation includes Jim Street (Alex Russell), David Kay (Jay Harrington), and III Victor Tan (David Lim). This assemblage goes into the best alarming situations that accustomed cops can’t handle by themselves. And the team’s claimed lives additionally add a lot of ball to the show.

Watch S.W.A.T. on Netflix.

Virgin River (2019-Present)
Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Virgin River.

Virgin River is one of Netflix’s best acknowledged aboriginal dramas, but it has abundantly aureate beneath the alarm compared to the streamer’s flagship series. Alexandra Breckenridge stars as Melinda “Mel” Monroe, a assistant practitioner who has confused to the boondocks of Virgin River, California in adjustment to alpha beginning and leave her added complicated accomplished abaft her. However, Mel bound comes into battle with her new employer, Vernon “Doc” Mullin (Tim Matheson), back they don’t see eye-to-eye about her role as a midwife.

There’s additionally a abeyant affair on the border amid Mel and Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson), a bar buyer whose accomplished romances may be aloof as blowzy and circuitous as Mel’s. But sometimes anybody needs a additional adventitious to acquisition the being they were meant to be with.

Watch Virgin River on Netflix.

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