Netflix Original Series You Should Be Watching

Few companies today have learned to adapt with the shifting popularity of the internet the way Netflix has.  Netflix began as a DVD distribution company and was one of the first companies to jump into the internet streaming space. Not resting on their laurels, they began producing their own feature content. Today, Netflix is responsible for around 37% of all internet traffic, and they have produced several shows that rival content created by the major networks.  I’m gonna recommend 5 of those shows.  Shows like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and DareDevil are already pretty well known, this list is not for them. I’m hoping you see something new on this list and give it a shot.

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Fear The Walking Dead Pilot Review

I don’t know at what point AMC decided they were going to make great television, but we should all thank them for it. For the better part of this decade AMC has been responsible for three of most critically praised shows of all time : Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead. Fear The Walking Dead is the network’s second attempt at making a major spin-off. What makes this spin-off so interesting is gap it intends to fill in The Walking Dead Lore.  This spin-off focuses on an entirely different cast of characters on the other side of the country from rural Georgia. Chronicling the downfall of Los Angeles in the midst of the initial zombie outbreak.   Spoiler free!

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The Man Without Fear

In 2015, it’s almost hard to imagine a time when comic book super heroes were taboo in film. Marvel having not be satisfied with just film has been recently setting their sights on the TV space. Starting first with Agents of Shield, a show about a government agency which often works closely with Marvel’s current heroes.  Agents of Shield received a lukewarm reception at best.  That reception changed after its tie in with the movie Captain America: The Winter Solider.  Marvel has fully realized the value of its shared universe and continues to cultivate it in many meaningful ways. Marvel’s latest cultivation manifested itself in a partnership with Netflix to launch a darker, grittier and more adult-themed series: DareDevil.

Daredevil

DareDevil follows the story of a Hell’s Kitchen native named Matt Murdock. Murdock was involved in a chemical accident at a young age that resulted in his blindness. However, as a result of losing this one sense, his remaining senses all became superhuman. These enhanced senses allow him to perceive the world much sharper than a normal person with all 5 senses. Murdock’s connection to his neighborhood is intense, choosing to initially defend it by day as a lawyer and by night as a crime fighting vigilante.

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