It’s amazing if you think about how far Netflix has come since 1997. Yes, for those of you who still remember what this video service was like 22 years ago (2+ decades!) it’s amazing how things have progressed. From DVD’s that were mailed to your doorstep to streaming digital services that come down from the cloud, this is a company that has been able to grow with technology. That’s how they beat out the Blockbusters of the world and what allowed them to start Netflix originals.
Today, Netflix is not only able to obtain licenses for popular and classic movies, they’re producing their own TV shows! With the ability to automatically cue up the next episode, Netflix shows have single handedly inspired terms like “binge watch” or “Netflix and chill.” Not to mention, there are hundreds of memes out there that involve Netflix asking viewers if they’re still watching. In some weird way, Netflix care more about you than your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Recently, Netflix released a list of its the top 10 most-viewed originals. No surprise, the series that tops the list was Stranger Things. With over 64 million views, this series created instant celebrities out of Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and other members of the cast. Even some of the adult cast members, like David Harbour and Joe Keery, are now recognized by the public. Plus, Stranger Things is considered a career comeback for old-timer, Winona Ryder.
With the holiday season coming up and colder weather moving in, you may want to curl up on the couch to enjoy a selection of Netflix’s best…
- Stranger Things
- Umbrella Academy
- La Casa de Papel aka Monkey Heist
- Sex Education
- Our Planet
- Dead to Me
- When They See Us
One great thing about Netflix originals is that since they own the rights to these series, there’s no reason for them to disappear. Unlike other TV shows and movies that they license and can expire, Netflix originals should stay around for quite some time. Plus, with the popularity of these shows, more seasons are probably already be cued up!