21 Netflix Shows That Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat


My life is always on the go. Though I do have cable at home, I'm rarely there, which means having access to Netflix when I'm on the go is a saving grace. Even when I am at home, I spend most of my down time perusing through the number of movies and shows that are available. Since the service has become my go-to for days when I need something fresh to view, I'm always on the lookout for Netflix shows that keep you on the edge of your seat.

The thing I like most about Netflix (and possibly dislike, too), is the ability to watch every episode of a show once I hit play. I mean, I literally get lost for days when I decide to turn on a new show. There's a sense of excitement about both a new season of my favorite show and a new show that seems interesting being released on Netflix, and I'm sure anyone who has the service can agree.

So, if you're like me and you spend more time than you'd like to admit surfing through Netflix, this list of 33 shows will keep you planted in front of your screen even longer.

1. 'The Crown'

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If you're looking for a slight history lesson on Queen Elizabeth II, watching The Crown would be a good fit for you. Even if history isn't your thing, this is definitely one that you'll want to make some time for.

2. 'Chasing Cameron'

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More of a show for the kids, Chasing Cameron takes viewers on a ride through the life of social media star, Cameron Dallas. Though internet stardom is yearned for by many, the show reveals that it's not all that it's cracked up to be.

3. 'Degrassi: Next Class'

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Though Degrassi has changed over the years, it's relatability and addictiveness still remains the same amongst the younger generations. See why Degrassi: Next Class falls in line giving it a look when you have some down time.

4. 'Fuller House'

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If you watched Full House as a kid, watching its revival show is well worth your time. Fuller House may not be exactly what you remember from the '90s, but the storyline is where you need it to be at the age you are now.

5. 'Haters Back Off'

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Need a little humor related to internet stardom? Haters Back Off! will become your favorite show.

6. 'House Of Cards'

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If you're into politics, House of Cards may be your next binge-worthy show. Mix in a little shadiness, blood, and questionable storylines and you've found a new uncontrollable desire to want to be on Netflix every minute of your free time.

7. 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events'

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More than just a show that the kids will like, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will have you waiting for the kids to get home to watch it together.

8. 'Luke Cage'

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Filled with action and cliffhanging endings, season one of Marvel's Luke Cage series will have you anticipating the next installment.

9. 'The OA'

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Love sci-fi? You'll fall head over heels for The OA.

10. 'One Day At A Time'

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A great show for the family to watch, One Day at a Time is a revival of the 1975 sitcom of the same name.

11. 'Orange Is The New Black'

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If you're one of the few people who haven't gotten onto the Orange is the New Black bandwagon, don't you think it's about time you start?

12. 'Stranger Things'

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Netflix hit a gold mine when it released Stranger Things, and there's no way anyone should miss this show. Though only the first season is available, if you like the show as much as I think you will, season two will be streaming October 2017.

13. 'Trollhunters'

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Need a new series for the kids to watch? Trollhunters is a great option for you. You might even find that you enjoy it, too.

14. 'Black Mirror'

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Though none of the episodes connect to one another, Black Mirror is an interesting take on what the future could be like. Since the storylines are separated, try starting off with the "Nosedive," "White Bear," "San Junipero," or "The Entire History of You" episodes.

15. 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

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To be honest, I wasn't sold on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt when I heard about its arrival to Netflix. But abeing trapped inside the house and needing a new show to tune into, my feelings changed. See how the adjustment to New York pans out for Kimmy with your own binge watching session.

16. 'Santa Clarita Diet'

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Newly released to Netflix, Santa Clairta Diet — which stars Drew Barrymore — is the next best thing you should be tuning into.

17. 'Narcos'

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Follow the story of the rise and fall of well known drug cartel Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos. Though you'll have subtitles on for majority of the series, it's worth the time dedicated to paying attention.

18. 'Jessica Jones'

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If you like Luke Cage, you'll find pleasure in watching Jessica Jones, too. I mean, what's better than having a kick ass female hero?

19. 'Sense8'

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Another one for the sci-fi lover, Sense8, will have you wishing you were apart of their connection, too.

20. Travelers

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Following a group of special operatives from the future into the past to prevent the fall of society, Travelers will make you question if things are really as they seem now.

21. 'The Get Down'

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When I started watching The Get Down , I couldn't find a way to past the first episode. However, when I gave it a second run at the top of the year, I found out why it was worthy of a binge watching session.