- Stranger Things (2016-present)
- House of Cards (2013-2018)
- Game of Thrones (2011-2019)
- Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019)
- Narcos (2015-2017)
- The Crown (2016-present)
- Black Mirror (2011-present)
- The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-present)
- Mindhunter (2017-2019)
- BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
- Stranger Things (2016-present): Best Web Series
Stranger Things is a science fiction horror streaming television series created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix. The show, which debuted in 2016, follows the story of a group of young friends in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, as they investigate supernatural events occurring around them.
The show has become a cultural phenomenon since its release and has received critical acclaim for its writing, directing, acting, and production values. It has also been nominated for numerous awards including 18 Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.
The show follows the adventures of a group of kids known as the “Party” (Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, and Eleven). They are aided by their parents and other adults in their quest to uncover the mysteries behind a strange girl named Eleven who has telekinetic powers. Along the way, they encounter supernatural forces such as monsters from another dimension known as the Upside Down.
The series is set in 1983 and pays homage to1980s pop culture with references to classic films such as E.T., The Goonies, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It also features an original soundtrack composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein that captures the moody atmosphere of Hawkins perfectly.
Stranger Things has become one of Netflix’s most popular shows with viewers around the world eagerly awaiting each new season. Its success has spawned numerous spin-offs including books, comics, video games and even an upcoming prequel series set in Hawkins during the 1950s.
If you’re looking for an exciting show that will keep you on the edge of your seat then Stranger Things is definitely worth checking out!
- : Best Web Series: House of Cards (2013-2018)
House of Cards is an American political drama television series that aired on Netflix from 2013 to 2018. The show was created by Beau Willimon and based on the BBC miniseries of the same name.
It stars Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
The show follows Frank as he rises through the ranks of Washington D.C., using his power and influence to manipulate those around him in order to achieve his goals. Along the way, he faces numerous obstacles, including a formidable rival in the form of Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), his wife and partner in crime.
The show was praised for its writing, acting, and production values. It won several awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Drama. The show also received critical acclaim for its exploration of power dynamics in politics and its examination of morality in government.
House of Cards was one of the first original series produced by Netflix, paving the way for other streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video to produce their own original content. It was also one of the first shows to be released all at once on a streaming service, allowing viewers to binge-watch entire seasons at once instead of waiting week-to-week for new episodes.
The show ended after six seasons due to allegations against Kevin Spacey regarding sexual misconduct with minors during the production of House of Cards. Despite this controversy, House of Cards remains an important part of television history as one of the first successful streaming shows and a groundbreaking political drama series that changed how we watch television today.
- Game of Thrones (2011-2019): Best Web Series
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was both produced and filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Filming locations also included Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States.
The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, after eight seasons. Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centers on three primary story arcs: The first arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the dynastic noble families either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it; the second story arc focuses on the last descendant of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty; while the third story arc follows a rising organization of renegades attempting to overthrow said dynasty.
Throughout its run, Game of Thrones has been acclaimed by critics for its acting, complex characters, story arcs, production values, writing quality, and scope as well as being one of television’s most expensive series ever made. The series received 47 Primetime Emmy Awards—including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015—more than any other primetime scripted television series; it also won a Peabody Award in 2011 for its “brilliantly executed” storytelling. Its other awards and nominations include three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation (2012–2014), a 2011 Peabody Award; five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama (2012–2016); and five Primetime Emmy Awards from eleven nominations (including two wins for Outstanding Drama Series).
Game of Thrones was immensely popular with audiences as well as critics during its run; it was one of HBO’s most-watched series ever with an average viewership exceeding 30 million viewers per episode at its peak in season 5; by its final season this had decreased to an average audience size around 19 million viewers per episode across all platforms including streaming services such as HBO Go/Now/Max/HBO Latin America/HBO Asia/HBO Europe/HBO Nordic etc., making it one of television’s most-watched shows ever with an estimated total viewership over 160 million viewers worldwide across all platforms by its finale episode “The Iron Throne”.
- Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019): Best Web Series
Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019) is a critically acclaimed American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The show follows the lives of inmates in a women’s prison and their struggles to survive in an often hostile environment.
The show stars Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, an upper-middle-class woman who is sentenced to 15 months in prison for a decade-old crime of transporting drug money for her former girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). The series also features a large ensemble cast of characters, including Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, Danielle Brooks as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson, and Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols.
The show has been praised for its realistic portrayal of life in prison and its exploration of issues such as race, gender, sexuality, and class. It has also been praised for its diverse cast and its willingness to tackle difficult topics such as mental illness, addiction, and abuse. Orange Is the New Black has won numerous awards including three Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Orange Is the New Black was one of the first shows to be released on Netflix’s streaming service when it debuted in 2013. Since then it has become one of Netflix’s most popular shows with seven seasons released over six years. The show concluded with its seventh season in 2019 after receiving critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.
Overall, Orange Is the New Black is an important television series that has pushed boundaries with its frank depiction of life in prison and its exploration of difficult topics such as race, gender, sexuality, and class. It is a must-watch for anyone looking for an honest look at life behind bars or simply looking for a great show to binge-watch on Netflix.
- Narcos (2015-2017)
Narcos is an American crime drama web television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. It originally aired on Netflix from August 28, 2015, to September 2, 2017. The series chronicles the life and death of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
The show stars Wagner Moura as Escobar, Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, and Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña. It also features a large ensemble cast including Juan Pablo Raba, Paulina Gaitan, Joanna Christie, Diego Cataño, Stephanie Sigman, Manolo Cardona, André Mattos, Roberto Urbina, and Maurice Compte.
The show follows the rise of Escobar from his beginnings in Medellín to his eventual downfall at the hands of Colombian authorities. It also explores the lives of those around him including his family members and associates. The show also delves into the politics of Colombia during this time period and how it affected both Escobar’s rise to power and his eventual downfall.
The series has been praised for its accurate portrayal of events that occurred during this time period in Colombia’s history. It has also been praised for its strong performances by its cast members. The series has won numerous awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (2016) and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music (2017).
Narcos is an intense crime drama that offers viewers an inside look into one of the most notorious drug lords in history. With its gripping storylines and strong performances from its cast members, it is no wonder why Narcos has become one of Netflix’s most popular original series.