Netflix is just about the perfect option for a really most of us when it comes to entertainment. Low cost, and great selections which don’t even have to take off your pajamas to get, what’s not to love?
The only downside to the wealth of great programming on Netflix is realizing you have missed the shows everyone is going to be talking about. And then, there’s the notorious “show hole” — the emptiness you feel in your life after binge-watching the last episodes of your favorite show.
Luckily, we love our Netflix, for good reason. When one great show or season ends, there’s always another. Netflix is always putting out great content. Even as we speak, they’ve got updates coming soon that are sure to pique our interest and give us every excuse we need to enjoy amazing programs in the comfort of our own homes.
So, to help you skip the show hole, and let you know what is hot right now on Netflix, we have gathered the top 5 trending shows for you. No spoilers, of course!
The Top Netflix Trending Shows (We saved the best for last!):
5. Stranger Things, Season 2:
The sophomore season of Stranger Things has been wowing audiences and critics alike, balancing really well-developed characters, humor, and horror in convincing and undeniably authentic settings. There is a reason everyone is talking about this show, and you aren’t going to want to miss it!
According to Rotten Tomatoes this show is 94% fresh. And the Critics Consensus also says it’s worth your time.:Stranger Things‘ slow-building sophomore season balances moments of humor and a nostalgic sweetness against a growing horror that’s all the more effective thanks to the show’s full-bodied characters and evocative tone.
4. M*A*S*H, Seasons 1-11:
First, let’s set the mood with the theme song and footage.:
The familiar strains of the intro will snap you right back into the nostalgia of this ground-breaking, award-winning show. Netflix has provided us with 11 seasons of this timeless classic. Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, and Gary Burghoff are just some of the names that we remember bringing the poignant humor and moving stories from the medical tents of the Korean War. If you have never gotten around to buying the boxed set, or simply can never get enough of Hawkeye, Hotlips, Pierce, and Honeycut: this is a must watch while it lasts.
And here’s an all-time favorite from M*A*S*H: The “Kitchen Rebel” scene.
3. Supernatural, Seasons 1-11:
Love the supernatural, but haven’t gotten around to watching the first 11 seasons of the best show on the subject? Supernatural follows two extremely good-looking demon-fighting brothers on their quest to find their dad, a fellow “hunter” who’s gone missing. The stories are captivating and the bad guys are evil enough to terrify you, but likeable enough to keep you interested. This series is so jam-packed with backstories, legends, and fascinating lore that it’s become a cult classic with its own devoted fan base, subculture, and conventions. The upcoming Supernatural Convention in Las Vegas alone is a four-day-long extravaganza.
If you love supernatural myths and semi-gore filled pg-13ish violence, grab the salt and tuck in for a great show.
Here is the Season 13 trailer:
2. The Originals, 4 seasons:
A “darker and grittier” spinoff from The Vampire Diaries, “The Originals” is decidedly more adult. Not recommended for children 14 and under, this vampire serial will hold your attention. Being touted by some reviewers as better than its parent show, this dark supernatural soap opera starts out a little slow but ramps up quickly.
With The Originals season 5 on the horizon, you are going to want to get caught up:
1. Atypical, season 1:
This show is one of the best things to happen in 2017, with the only drawback being waiting on Season 2. If you only watch one new show this year, this one should be it.
Following an incredibly well-acted young man on the spectrum, Atypical brings “autism” into living color. Blending the difficulties, joys, and moments of triumph into the gritty, the sometimes all-too- real world of a family navigating the waters of being atypical in a typical world. This show is full of belly laughs, full body cringes, and a strong cast that brings you into their world.
Believable, on point, and realistic, this show is a hit for those who love someone on the spectrum. But you don’t have to understand living on the spectrum to get this show. You will truly be glad you decided to tune in, Atypical is a winner from the first episode of season 1 to the last.
BONUS. PR Girl, Season 1
An original reality web series that lets you peek inside the grit, grind, and glamour that comes with a career in public relations. We follow entertainment publicist Alexandra Moresco as she keeps clients in the media spotlight and manages the growth of their careers, puts the final touches on her September wedding and partners with a global organization close to her heart to plan and produce their first annual Chicago Gala. Fueled by equal parts smarts and champagne, of course.