Netflix has a huge catalog of original programming, and the company is showing no signs of slowing down. But choosing which programs are worth your time can be daunting, especially when binge watching is an option and there are always new shows popping up. So, GameSpot Universe has combed Netflix's library and we've come up with our top recommendations. There's something for everyone in the video above, and let us know your recommendations in the comments below.
2018 Netflix Originals: GameSpot's Recommendations
The End of the F***ing World--Originally airing on British TV, The End of the F***ing World is an 8-part series about 17-year old James. He believes he's a psychopath, and decides to murder classmate Alyssa, who runs away from home. It's a dark comedy and not for the faint of heart, but the relationship between James and Alyssa is incredibly engaging.
Altered Carbon--If you're in the mood for dystopian sci-fi meets cyberpunk, this is the Netflix Original for you. Altered Carbon takes place 350 years in the future, and follows a government operative who wakes up after more than two centuries asleep. He has to solve the murder of a wealthy man, and what results is a very complex and intriguing plot.
Flint Town--This Netflix Original documentary follows the Flint, Michigan police department over two years, telling the story of an understaffed and underfunded department trying to do their best. There is some hope in the series, but with lots of bumps along the road in the wake of the Flint water crisis. Flint Town is easily one of the best produced original series on Netflix.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 2)--Fun, quirky, and even dark at times, A Series of Unfortunate Events continues with its family-friendly Season 2. Once again, it's full of quick, witty humor and a great performance from Neil Patrick Harris.
Lost in Space--Another family friendly series that's also full of twists. The cast does a good job at depicting a modern version of the classic TV show.
Ugly Delicious--A different kind of travel-food show, Ugly Delicious delivers a strong message while simultaneously showcasing some very delicious-looking food. The series focuses on food and its importance in society, taking an in-depth look into individual food items themselves.
Wild Wild Country--Another documentary series, Wild Wild Country looks into the Rajneesh Movement's arrival in the United States during the early 80's, when the pseudo religion moved into a small community in Oregon and tried to manipulate the local government. The series features interviews with people from both sides, and does a good job at telling this crazy true story.
- Aggretsuko--Based on one of the newest characters from the creators of Hello Kitty, Aggretsuko is an average office worker with a big work ethic that often results in her being mistreated by her boss and co-workers. To escape her mundane reality, she sings heavy death metal at karaoke. The timely characters and snappy writing make this anime pure, angstey bliss.