The Best Series and Films on Netflix Right Now (May 2022)


Looking for the most talked about TV shows from around the world? They are all on Netflix.


They have got award-winning series, documentaries, and stand-up specials. Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries.


Today we are ranking the Top 10 Netflix Series and Shows that you can watch right now. Let's begin:

 

The Office Blind Date

 


Original title: A Business Proposal TV Series Comedy / Drama / Romance IMDb: 8.2 Watch now: Netflix Business Proposal is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the webtoon of the same title written by HaeHwa and illustrated by Narak. Directed by Park Seon-ho and written by Han Seol-hee and Hong Bo-hee, it stars Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-kyu, and Seol In-ah.

It tells the story of Shin Ha-ri, an employee who accepts to go on a blind date in place of her friend, but finds out that her date is actually her boss.

 

BREAKING BAD


FIRST EPISODE - 2008

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Crime, TV Thrillers

SEASONS - 5

IMDb - 9.5/10

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

Creators: Vince Gilligan


Breaking Bad is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show aired on AMC from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013, consisting of five seasons for a total of 62 episodes. It was set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), an underpaid and dispirited high school chemistry teacher who is struggling with a recent diagnosis of stage-three lung cancer. White turns to a life of crime, partnering with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), by producing and distributing crystal meth to secure his family's financial future before he dies, while navigating the dangers of the criminal underworld. The title is a Southern colloquialism meaning "to turn to a life of crime". Gilligan characterized the series as showing Walter's transformation from a soft-spoken Mr. Chips into Scarface.


Among the show's co-stars are Anna Gunn and RJ Mitte as Walter's wife Skyler and son Walter, Jr., and Betsy Brandt and Dean Norris as Skyler's sister Marie Schrader and her husband Hank, a DEA agent. Others include Bob Odenkirk as White's and Pinkman's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, Jonathan Banks as private investigator and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut, and Giancarlo Esposito as drug kingpin Gus Fring. The final season introduces Jesse Plemons as the criminally ambitious Todd Alquist, and Laura Fraser as Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, a cunning business executive secretly managing Walter's global meth sales for her company.



Breaking Bad's first season received generally positive reviews, while the rest of its run received universal acclaim, which would make critics laud it as one of the greatest television series of all time. It had moderate viewership in its first three seasons, but the fourth and fifth seasons saw a significant rise in viewership when it was made available on Netflix just before the fourth season premiere. By the time that the series finale aired, it was among the most-watched cable shows on American television. The show received numerous awards, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, and four Television Critics Association Awards. Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times, while Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series three times; Anna Gunn won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series twice. In 2013, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.


OUR PLANET


FIRST EPISODE - 2019

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Nature documentary, Family Watch Together TV

SEASON - 1

IMDb - 9.3/10

Starring: David Attenborough



Our Planet is a British nature documentary series made for Netflix. The series is narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Silverback Films, led by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, who also created the BBC documentary series Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, and The Blue Planet, in collaboration with the conservation charity World Wildlife Fund (WWF).


The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these desperate animals in their respective home regions, and has been noted for its greater focus on humans' impact on the environment than traditional nature documentaries, centering around how climate change impacts all living creatures.

It is the first nature documentary Netflix has ever made. All episodes were released on 5 April 2019. A behind-the-scenes documentary was released on Netflix on 2 August 2019. Netflix reported that 25 million households were expected to watch the series during its first month of release.


RICK AND MORTY


FIRST EPISODE - 2013

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Sitcom, TV Action & Adventure

SEASONS - 4

IMDb - 9.2/10

Starring: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Creators: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland



Rick and Morty is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network's nighttime Adult Swim programming block. The series follows the misadventures of cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his good-hearted but fretful grandson Morty Smith, who split their time between domestic life and interdimensional adventures.

Roiland voices the eponymous characters, with Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, and Sarah Chalke voicing the rest of Rick and Morty's family. The series originated from an animated short parody film of Back to the Future, created by Roiland for Channel 101, a short film festival co-founded by Harmon. The series has been acclaimed by critics for its originality, creativity, and humor.


The fourth season premiered on November 10, 2019, and consists of ten episodes. A fifth season was confirmed in July 2020, as part of a long-term deal in May 2018 that ordered 70 new episodes over an unspecified number of seasons.


THE LAST DANCE


FIRST EPISODE - 2020

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Documentary, US TV Shows

SEASON - 1

IMDb - 9.2/10

Starring: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman



The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. Directed by Jason Hehir, the series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his final season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, and Phil Jackson.


The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020, in the United States, while its episodes were released on Netflix internationally the day after their US airings; beginning on May 23, two episodes were aired back-to-back on ESPN's corporate partner ABC. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.

It won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The series became available on Netflix on July 19, 2020.


FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD


FIRST EPISODE - 2009

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Action fiction, Japanese TV Shows

SEASONS - 5

IMDb - 9.1/10

Starring: Romi Park, Rie Kugimiya, Megumi Takamoto



Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a Japanese anime television series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Produced by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime television series based on Fullmetal Alchemist, the first being 2003's Fullmetal Alchemist. Unlike the previous adaptation, Brotherhood is an almost 1:1 adaptation directly following the original events of the manga. The series ran for 64 episodes on MBS–TBS from April 2009 to July 2010.



The series was first licensed in North America by Funimation and was broadcasted in English dubbed on Adult Swim from February 2010 to September 2011. Funimation lost the rights to the series in March 2016 and the series was then transferred to Aniplex of America.


SHERLOCK


FIRST EPISODE - 2010

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Mystery, Crime TV Dramas

SEASONS - 4

IMDb - 9.1/10

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

Creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat



Sherlock is a British crime television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017, and a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016. The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films, with Moffat, Gatiss, Sue Vertue, and Rebecca Eaton serving as executive producers. The series is supported by the American station WGBH-TV Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, where it also airs in the United States. The series is primarily filmed in Cardiff, Wales, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence.



Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and directing. It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs, and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freeman, and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Moffat. Two years later, it won Outstanding Television Movie. Also, the show was honored with a Peabody Award in 2011. The third series became the UK's most-watched drama series since 2001. Sherlock has been sold to 180 territories.


DEATH NOTE


FIRST EPISODE - 2006

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Mystery & Thriller Anime

SEASON - 1

IMDb - 9/10

Starring: Mamoru Miyano, Kappei Yamaguchi, Shido Nakamura



Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a mysterious otherworldly notebook: the "Death Note", which belonged to the Shinigami Ryuk, and grants the user supernatural ability to kill anyone whose name is written in its pages. The series centers around Light's subsequent attempts to use the Death Note to carry out a worldwide massacre of individuals whom he deems morally unworthy of life to change the world into a utopian society without crime, using the alias of a god-like vigilante named "Kira" and the subsequent efforts of an elite task-force of law enforcement officers, consisting of members of the Japanese police force, led by L, an enigmatic international detective whose past is shrouded in mystery, to apprehend him and end his reign of terror.

Death Note was first serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 2003 to May 2006. The 108 chapters were collected and published into 12 tankōbon volumes between April 2004 and July 2006. An anime television adaptation aired in Japan from October 2006 to June 2007.

Composed of 37 episodes, the anime was developed by Madhouse and directed by Tetsurō Araki. A light novel based on the series, written by Nisio Isin, was also released in 2006. Additionally, various video games have been published by Konami for the Nintendo DS. The series was adapted into three live-action films released in Japan in June 2006, November 2006, and February 2008, and a television drama in 2015. A miniseries entitled Death Note: New Generation and a fourth film were released in 2016. An American film adaptation was released exclusively on Netflix in August 2017 and a sequel is reportedly in the works.


FARGO


FIRST EPISODE - 2014

WATCH NOW - Netflix

GENRE - Crime, US TV Shows

SEASONS - 3

IMDb - 8.9/10

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Creators: Noah Hawley



Fargo is an American black comedy crime drama television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film, which was written and directed by the Coen brothers. The Coens were impressed by Hawley's script and agreed to be named as executive producers. The series premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX, and follows an anthology format, with each season set in a different era and location, with a different story and mostly new characters and cast, although there is minor overlap. Each season is heavily influenced by various Coen brothers films, with each containing numerous references to them.


The first season, set in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006 and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman, received wide acclaim from critics. It won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Casting, and received 15 additional nominations includin