The best shows on Netflix right now (October 2022)

Netflix has your newest favorite show ready for you. There is something for everyone on the streaming service thanks to its collection of new and vintage programs as well as the new shows that are added every month. Every week, we look through the complete library made available to customers to update this list of the top Netflix shows currently available.

The best shows on Netflix right now (October 2022)

Here are the best Netflix Shows you can watch right now.

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The best shows on Netflix

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (2022)

You don't need to be familiar with the Cyberpunk 2077 computer game to enjoy this gritty, action-packed anime series or the harsh, outlandish journey it promises. The show centers on a teenage street child in the neon- and chrome-filled Night City who joins a group of mercenaries and soon finds himself fighting to retain his humanity in a culture that is fixated on cybernetic enhancement.

The Imperfects (2022)

Three young adults go out to find the scientist behind the experiment after they learn that the medication they've been receiving since they were children has actually given them monster abilities. This witty, spooky comedy from the mind behind The Order stars Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, and Zaki Godoy as the three who discover themselves endowed with the abilities of a banshee, succubus, and chupacabra, respectively.

Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)

Don't worry if you've never watched the Nickelodeon cartoon program Winx Club. The live-action version of that series, titled Fate: The Winx Saga, doesn't require any prior familiarity with the characters or their setting. Instead, it's a retelling of the Winx saga with a considerably darker and more YA-oriented tone. The series' main character, Bloom, is played by Abigail Cowen. She is a young fairy from Earth who has moved to Otherworld and has enrolled in Alfea to learn how to handle her abilities. For those seeking a magic school fix, there is definitely a Harry Potter vibe here.

History of Swear Words (2021)

Whether or whether you actually use them, swear words have become ingrained in our everyday language. In addition, using a few profanities might be entertaining. Netflix acknowledges this and, with its six-part documentary series History of Swear Words, celebrates it. As he explores the origins and cultural significance of "dick," "damn," and a few other words that we can't actually say here, Nicolas Cage is the ideal presenter for this program. While comedians like Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman, Jim Jefferies, Nikki Glaser, and others join in on the bleeping bleep-bleep, actual linguistics specialists also weigh in with historical observations.

Cobra Kai (2018)

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio return to reprise their respective roles as Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso, teenage rivals whose hatred has continued into adulthood, in the popular sequel series to the original Karate Kid movies, Cobra Kai. The series follows down-on-his-luck Johnny as he attempts to open a new Cobra Kai dojo, only to have his goals reignite his rivalry with Daniel. It is set thirty years after the events of the first movie. The show has followed the duo throughout several seasons as they take on new pupils, deal with rivals and friends from their past, and ultimately face a shared threat — all while the kids in their care try to negotiate their own high-school trials and tribulations.

Transformers: War for Cybertron: Siege (2020)

With a CGI-animated series set in the period before the Transformers found their way to Earth, the Transformers: War for Cybertron trilogy offers fans of the long-running franchise a more mature perspective on the well-known "robots in disguise." The warriors on both sides of the conflict have never appeared more human as they start to doubt whether their respective beliefs are really worth fighting for as the Autobots and Decepticons struggle for the soul of their home world, Cybertron. In July 2021, the third and final season of the series debuted on Netflix, concluding this highly regarded section of the Transformers narrative.

In From the Cold (2022)

A single mother traveling around Europe with her kid in this series from Supernatural writer and executive producer Adam Glass finds herself entangled in a global conspiracy when her covert background as a Russian agent is made public. In From The Cold is more than just your usual espionage thriller; it's a fascinating, character-driven adventure that doesn't pull any punches. It has great action sequences, a gripping tale, and a protagonist who's more than what she seems.

Spycraft (2021)

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A single mother traveling around Europe with her kid in this series from Supernatural writer and executive producer Adam Glass finds herself entangled in a global conspiracy when her covert background as a Russian agent is made public. In From The Cold is more than just your usual espionage thriller; it's a fascinating, character-driven adventure that doesn't pull any punches. It has great action sequences, a gripping tale, and a protagonist who's more than what she seems.

Mo (2022)

In the comedy series, he co-created with Ramy Youssef, comedian Mo Amer plays a Palestinian guy living in Texas who must manage three languages, two radically different cultures, and an ongoing asylum application that would eventually lead him and his family to U.S. citizenship.

The Chair (2021)

In this comedic series by Amanda Peet and Annie Julia Wyman, Sandra Oh plays the recently appointed chair of the English department of a fictitious, stuffy New England institution. Oh's character struggles with her place in the institution's history as the first woman appointed to the position while also coping with a variety of other problematic elements, both professional and personal, such as obstinate faculty members, institutionalized racism, and her own adoptive daughter. A humorous, thought-provoking series that examines the problems facing modern higher education institutions stars Jay Duplass, Bob Balaban, and Nana Mensah in supporting parts.

Never Have I Ever (2020)

A young woman who decides she wants to alter her life and improve her social standing following the death of her father is the subject of the coming-of-age dramedy Never Have I Ever. A young Indian woman reared in America named Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) discovers that her family and friends aren't entirely supportive of this revival. Never Have I Ever, regarded as a standout in a crowded field of coming-of-age dramedies on Netflix, deftly balances the difficulties of grieving, being a first-generation American, and finding yourself in a crowd of loved ones with the traditional hazards of high school like teen romance and popularity. 

The Midnight Gospel (2020)

One of the strangest animated programs on Netflix was created by Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time, with comedian Duncan Trussell. Part of Trussell's podcast served as inspiration for the television show The Midnight Gospel, in which he also plays Clancy Gilroy, a space caster who uses a universal simulation device to interview guests as their worlds experience a catastrophic catastrophe. There aren't many taboo subjects, and the humor often ventures into quite odd and dark territory. That is standard for a show that nearly always ends with an extinction-level catastrophe. However, it's still a lot of fun.

The Sandman (2022)

Tom Sturridge plays Morpheus, the ruler of the dream realm, in this adaptation of Neil Gaiman's renowned comic book series. Morpheus is inadvertently imprisoned by a cruel occult dabbler, which sets off a story that spans several generations and numerous realms and eventually endangers humanity's destiny. The Sandman, a project that has been in production for more than two decades, was once considered to be impossible to adapt correctly, but the series somehow manages to weave together the captivating tales and impactful concepts of Gaiman's well-known fantasy narrative.

Altered Carbon (2018)

Altered Carbon is a popular cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan that has been adapted into a film. It is set in the year 2300 when mankind has perfected the technology to transfer a person's consciousness into computers. If they have the money, people may now transfer their bodies into new ones, known as "sleeves," making them practically eternal. Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman), a former soldier who has spent the last 250 years in frozen storage, enters this planet. Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy), a rich man who wants Takeshi to discover the person who killed Bancroft's last body, has given him a new sleeve and brought him back.

As Takeshi investigates a gritty metropolis where everyone seems to have a secret goal, Altered Carbon makes use of traditional noir motifs.

Sex Education (2019)

In this fictitious secondary school (high school to American viewers), the adolescent students cope with challenges in their personal lives that are frequently related to their coming-of-age sexuality. Because of his candid, oversharing mother, a sex therapist played by The X-Files actor Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield's character, Otis Milburn, who is quiet and insecure, views sex differently than his peers. Sex Education, a smashing success that deconstructs the standard sex comedy stereotype with a thorough examination of how our emotions and backgrounds impact our interactions with others, adopts a novel approach to this awkward, emotional moment in every teen's life.

The Witcher (2019)

The Witcher on Netflix, which is based on the well-liked fantasy series, follows Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill), one of the few surviving witchers, or monster hunters, who patrol the countryside. The first season of the series, which explored Geralt's introduction to the sly sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra) and the refugee princess Ciri (Freya Allen), whose fate is closely tied to his own, was a huge success for the streaming site. The second season has even more brutal combat, complex characters, and catchy music thanks to the bard Jaskier (Joey Batey).

Alone (2015)

The reality program Alone is arguably better referred to as "Real Survivor." In contrast to Survivor, Alone takes its competitors into the woods with the barest necessities and little to no human contact. It's only about the players getting through the situation; it's not about establishing alliances or attempting to fool the other competitors. Of course, they can choose to stop for personal or medical reasons (and many do), but the series' core is a genuine outdoor survival competition. The most recent season of the show to appear on Netflix is season 8.

Mindhunter (2017)

Despite Mindhunter's two Netflix seasons flying under the radar, this beautiful criminal thriller nevertheless merits a larger audience. The show takes place in the late 1970s and early 1980s when the FBI was still trying to figure out how serial killers thought. To create the profession of criminal psychology from scratch, agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), together with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), decide to investigate these guys.

Midnight Mass (2021)

This narrative is set on a tiny island where the entrance of a mysterious priest and the return of a problematic former inhabitant coincide with a sequence of miraculous happenings that may or may not be what they appear. Writer and filmmaker Mike Flanagan offer another disturbing limited series to Netflix. While The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, his past Netflix productions, are unrelated to Midnight Mass, many of the actors from those shows as well as some of his earlier, critically acclaimed thrillers return. But what really stands out is actor Hamish Linklater's depiction of the mysterious Father Paul. His performance sells the seven-part story's examination of religion, death, and redemption.

Stranger Things (2016)

In the short time since its 2016 premiere, Stranger Things, one of Netflix's most well-liked original programs, has established itself as a cultural icon. The series' sci-fi aims are made plain in the opening sequence: While waiting for the elevator doors to close, a scientist escapes down an empty corridor, followed by an unknown entity that ultimately captures him; the scene then switches to a group of children playing D&D in a suburban basement. From the enigmatic beast terrorizing the imagined Indiana hamlet to the covert government organization pursuing the youngsters who come upon it, the series is steeped in nostalgia for '80s genres.

Stranger Things contains bits of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, and John Hughes, and as a consequence, it is a program that will immediately seem familiar to viewers who grew up with those sources.

The Umbrella Academy (2019)

This superhero series, which is based on the same-titled comic book series by Gerard Way, chronicles the lives of seven children born to mothers who curiously were unaware of their pregnancies until they went into birth. The Umbrella Academy is a superhero group made up of seven siblings who were adopted by an eccentric millionaire after being born with extraordinary talents. The dysfunctional family, which had grown apart in later years, is forced to come together after their father passes away. This sets off a series of events that will have them combating one apocalypse after another when they aren't fighting with one another.

Money Heist (2017)

When it was picked up by Netflix and made available to a worldwide audience, this Spanish crime drama shot to the top of the streaming service's most popular shows, with everyone from professional athletes to Stephen King praising its clever, suspenseful, and visually stunning subversion of the heist genre. The series follows a pair of intricate heists that were planned by an enigmatic stranger only known as "The Professor." The show is told from the perspective of a robber, whose narrative periodically veers into the bizarre to keep the plot moving along at an exciting pace. The series garnered a plethora of prizes for its first season, including an International Emmy Award.

Ragnarok (2020)

With its narrative of a boy who learns he is the reincarnation of Thor, this Norwegian series filters Twilight via Norse mythology. He is destined to fight a family of "giants" disguised as humans and destroy the earth. The series, which was shot on location in Norway and features a talented cast of Norwegian actors, combines supernatural fantasy with a lot of melodrama as its teenage characters deal with the typical romantic complications and try to prevent or, in some cases, hasten the end of the world as prophesied.

Lupin (2021)

An interesting new take on Maurice Leblanc's renowned gentleman thief Arsène Lupin is found in the French television series Lupin. In an ingenious twist, the Lupin tales really take place in the world of this program, and they motivate a guy by the name of Assane Diop (Omar Sy) to take on the Lupin identity as his own to get revenge on his falsely convicted father. Assane is undoubtedly a superb thief, but he finds that exacting retribution is far riskier and more difficult than he had thought.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)

Few animated television shows can compare to Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender. More than 15 years after its debut, the popular series has maintained a loyal fan base, most likely as a result of the skillful balancing of kid-friendly themes with more complex stories that center on conflict and the sometimes shaky line between good and evil. The titular Aang, a master of the elements, and four countries, each of which is named after a different element, are the main characters of the program (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water).

The show's intricate world-building and character development transcend well beyond the confines of any one individual, even while the main plot follows Aang and his friends as they attempt to put an end to unrest and a long-standing conflict with the Fire Nation. It's still regarded as a narrative masterclass today.

Love, Death & Robots (2019)

Three volumes of critically praised animated stories based on the three eponymous themes of this Tim Miller and David Fincher anthology program have now been released. The stories in the series, which are not intended for children, each find intriguing ways to examine the subjects they take on and are conveyed with a stand-alone, fully-formed vision. You can't help but watch this crazy, free-form sci-fi.

Ozark (2017)

The Byrde family is notorious for getting into a lot of trouble in Ozark. When Marty Byrde's (Jason Bateman) plan to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel fails, he packs up his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) and their children and makes an unexpected relocation to the Ozarks, where he sets up an even riskier money laundering enterprise. In addition to appearing in the show, Bateman has established a reputation for himself as an episode director, winning a Primetime Emmy Award in the process. Now that the complete fourth and final season is online, viewers can finally find out how the tale ends.

Better Call Saul (2015)

This Breaking Bad prequel series, which returns to the New Mexico desert to examine Saul Goodman's birth story, stars Bob Odenkirk. Goodman was Jimmy McGill before he turned into the eccentric, dishonest attorney Walter White manipulated like a violin. Jimmy McGill was a budding attorney who simply couldn't seem to keep his hands clean. The series defies the rule that a spinoff must be inferior to its main material because it is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad. It also demonstrates that the show's creator, Vince Gilligan, and his team are still industry leaders.

Hilda (2018)

A young girl named Hilda and her charming "deer fox" named Twig explore the environment in and around the city of Stolberg, where a variety of fantastical animals keep things interesting for her and her friends. This smart, all-ages animated series chronicles their exploits. Based on the well-known series of graphic novels by Luke Pearson, the program was a joint effort by American, British, and Canadian studios. It debuted in 2018 to a ton of critical acclaim (and several accolades), and a second season debuted in late 2020. Hilda is the kind of series that will make both children and adults grin since it is infectiously upbeat and full of innocent curiosity.

Wu Assassins (2019)

Iko Uwais, who starred in The Raid, plays the final in a long line of supernaturally talented warriors entrusted with taking down strong warlords who possess elemental abilities in this series. Fight scenes are swift, intense, and frequent in this one. Wu Assassins features experienced martial arts performers Byron Mann (Street Fighter) and Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat), as well as Vikings actress Katheryn Winnick and Sons of Anarchy actor Tommy Flanagan. It is also a part kung fu tale and part effects-driven tokusatsu adventure. Even while its plot might have used some improvement, the series more than makes up for it with some of the finest battle scenes you'll see in any show.

Arcane (2021)

This critically acclaimed adult animated series is set in a steampunk universe where magic and technology affect the simmering relationship between a utopian metropolis and the oppressed city in its shadow. You don't need to be familiar with the League of Legends video game brand to appreciate it. Arcane, set to a rousing, impactful tune, follows a pair of sisters whose sad childhood places them on opposing sides of the impending battle. It is full of exquisite animation and interesting characters. Once you start watching the first season, it's hard not to finish everything in one sitting, which is perhaps why Netflix approved a second season that will air somewhere in 2023.

Dark (2017)

One of Netflix's most ambitious science fiction shows to date is called Dark, but unless you speak German really well, you'll need to read the subtitles. Regardless of the language used in the original version, Dark offers a compelling missing children mystery that begins in the present but quickly moves into the past and the future as the effects of time travel split four families apart. Even while the end of the world is a possibility, there may be other battlegrounds as well. You'll want to pay great attention to this one since there are many twists and turns to follow.

Black Mirror (2011)

Every episode of Black Mirror delivers a single, unsettling story with a theme of contemporary and impending technology. Because it is episodic, it is sometimes likened to The Twilight Zone, and like that classic, some of the stories will leave you wondering what you just saw as you sit and stare at a blank television. The performances and aesthetic are intelligent and nuanced in addition to being thought-provoking, mind-bending, and world-building, and they will leave even the greatest spoiler guessers out there spinning from the episode's sudden turns.


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