Even though it is one of the largest streaming services in the world, Netflix is ??now also well known for its original productions. This is especially true for their series, which are quite successful around the world. Only with so many productions being released every month, it is even difficult to decide what to watch next. To help you with this, we have prepared a list of the most popular Netflix series of 2019.
Many of them were released last year, while some older ones had new seasons in 2019. If you are curious to know which ones, just check out our list of Netflix series below!
1. Black Mirror
Even after a few seasons, Black Mirror remains as one of the most popular Netflix series today. The anthology series, that is, with each episode telling a different story on a similar theme, still focuses a lot on the evils of our dependence on technology.
Even because it is in this style, it is one of the easiest to marathon, since there is always some mystery or surprise in each episode.
2. Stranger Things
Stranger Things has been another huge success among Netflix series since the beginning. Apparently, that hasn't diminished when new seasons have been launched in the past two years.
The series closely follows some strange events involving a small American city in the 1980s. There are still countless references to films, games and activities from this era, which can be very interesting for those who work in the distant decade.
Possibly less well-known than our last suggestions, Glow was also quite successful in 2019. This other Netflix series that takes place in the 1980s, but with a very different theme.
In it, we accompany some who participate in the creation of a totally female wrestling program. Each playing the role of a fighter of different nationality and purposely stereotyped.
4. Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black came to an end recently and maintained its great success until the last episode. For those who don't remember, this was one of the first Netflix series to be quite successful worldwide.
Based on a homonymous book, the series shows the story of several female prisoners in a women's minimum security prison. The beginning focuses on Piper, an upper-middle-class woman who needs to serve a sentence for an old crime.
Fortunately, we soon got to know more of the other and more interesting women who spend their time in prison.
5. Bandits on TV
Another big surprise that we had in recent times were the Netflix series produced in Brazil. Bandits on TV one of the most interesting, being totally documentary instead of just like the others.
It shows the mysterious case of Wallace Souza, a former presenter of a police program and who later became a politician. In series, it is shown that after spending his life reporting crimes on TV, Wallace was accused of being involved with them.
More interesting than episodes, more evidence and testimonies appear defending and accusing the presenter. So it is difficult to predict each episode, which makes it even easier to follow a marathon.
6. The Witcher
Relatively new, The Witcher was also quite successful in 2019. For those who already knew the books or games of the same name, the series follows the journey of the wizard Geralt of Rivia.
Apparently, old and new fans approved the production and is already one of the Netflix series with the next season confirmed. Considering the amount of Geralt's adventures that can still be counted, there is room for even more future seasons.
Here we have another Brazilian production, but this time I'm staying. The 3% series has a more futuristic and distinctive theme, something not so common to see in national productions.
Like most works of this type, the world is divided between a more advanced and technological society and another that lives in misery. Of those who live in poverty, only 3% manage to migrate to the other territory.
This is exactly the process we follow in the series, as each 20-year-old has the chance to make this transition.
8. La Casa de Papel
This is one of the Netflix series that you should definitely have heard of. Even if you haven't watched it yet, it is almost impossible to escape the articles, posts, videos, memes and comments made about it on the internet.
The Spanish series shows an assault on the Mint with thieves of very distinct and special skills. During the episodes, we see their motivations, how they deal with the situation, their relationship with hostages, etc.
9. The Good Place
The Good Place is another very interesting option that has already started in an unusual way. At first, the protagonist dies and ends up going to paradise totally by mistake after living a very corrupt life.
The theme itself is quite interesting, but the issues raised in the episodes can end up hooking you even more. Other than that, the series is very funny and worth it for those looking for a good-natured marathon.
10. The Crown
The Crown was one of Netflix's biggest surprises, especially for its high production quality. She tells the story of the British royal family, focusing especially on Queen Elizabeth II, since she was 20 years old.
Each episode shows several historical facts, important characters for English politics and the challenges that the queen had to face when sacrificing most of her life for the British crown. In addition to many accolades, the series still wins several awards each season.
11. Sex Education
Even by name and synopsis, Sex Education may seem like one of the American bullshit films we were used to in the 1990s. Just a little bit beyond jokes, the series shows the life of a teenager who doesn?t seem so interested in sex, unlike his colleagues of the same age.
All because his mother works as a sex therapist and loves to talk about it with her son, who can't take the situation anymore. On the other hand, he ends up giving his friends advice with everything he knows.
12. The Umbrella Academy
For those who love unconventional comics, The Umbrella Academy can be a good bet. The series is based on the comic of the same name and follows some individuals with special abilities.
It may seem more like a story about heroes, but it goes well beyond that. Even because the whole focus ends up going to the mystery of who killed the man who created the group since childhood.
Another good suggestion for those who are on top of documentary series o Explando. It's just that unlike so many Netflix series of this type, it doesn't bring a heavy theme to focus on.
In fact, each episode works more like a conversation, where different themes are explored and explained. very interesting for those who want to know more about some different and important subjects today.
14. 13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why is another one of the Netflix series that has been quite successful and a lot of noise, especially for the sensitive themes on which it focuses. She follows the story of several teenagers after schoolmate Hannah Baker commits suicide and leaves tapes citing her motives.
The series already has three seasons and has a new one in production. Just remember that the work has many triggers to deal with very difficult situations.
15. Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek fans can already celebrate, after all, we finally have some new content in the form of a series. The good news is that the series is really good quality, both in the theme of their episodes and in their new characters.
Basically, it aims to show events that occurred 10 years before the original series. Very cool for old fans or even for those who always wanted to start their journey on Star Trek.
Netflix has seen several series based on Marvel stories passing through its catalog, but DC fans need not worry. Tits is the first work to show the well-known young Tits in live action instead of an animation.
The series already has two seasons and told a lot about the origin of each of the heroes, in addition to exploring some of their adventures. It is best to start the marathon if you want to be ready for the new season that comes out this year.
17. Condemning Eyes
Eyes that Condemn even could be another documentary series, since it is based on real intense and uncomfortable facts. The series' episodes follow the story of five black teenagers, unjustly accused of raping and killing a woman in Central Park.
The show shows how racism is ingrained in society and the thirst for doing justice can end up ruining the lives of innocents. Eyes that Condemn also shows how public opinion and the media play an alternative jury role, condemning even without evidence.
One of the first Netflix series outside the American standard to be successful, Narcos is another one worth checking out. It starts by showing Pablo Escobar's life in Colombia, but goes on to other dealers in future seasons.
The theme, despite being somewhat beaten, remains interesting and guarantees good marathon sessions. It is really worth checking out, if only for the Brazilian actor Wagner Moura in the role of Escobar.
19. Black Lightning
Another series based on DC heroes, Black Lightning brings the veteran of the universe of Superman and company. A successful director of a public school, the hero who chose to retire the cloak and live like a normal person will need to put his uniform back on to rescue his daughters from a kidnapper.
Obviously, the brief comeback superhero activity does not stop. With an aggravating factor: how to be a superhero without exposing your family?
20. House of Cards
For those who don't know, the famous House of Cards follows the career of the politician Francis Underwood. Totally unscrupulous, he shows us and narrates his schemes in the search for the greatest possible position in American politics.
The series has had six seasons and is still one of the most popular on Netflix. This is especially true for the controversies of actor Kevin Spacey, who was removed from the series last season. Whatever your reason, a work worth checking out.
21. Better Call Saul
When the series derived from Breaking Bad was announced, many thought it would be of very dubious quality. Fortunately, Better Call Saul showed in a few chapters that it was just the opposite.
It follows the story of attorney James Morgan McGill, years before changing his name to Saul Goodman. We see everything that happened until he got to the point where he became Walter White's lawyer.
22. Our Planet
Our Planet is another good Netflix documentary in the form of a series. It shows, in general, how our presence on earth can affect different regions on the planet, especially in a negative way.
It is definitely a good series to get more information and understand what we do to the planet even without conscience.
23. Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones wasn?t Marvel?s best-known hero, but she gained a lot of notoriety with her Netflix series. She is a private detective who also has some special powers and tries to escape the horrors she went through with the villain Kilgrave.
He not only held her hostage with his mental powers, as he seeks to do the same during the first season. Of course, we will not give spoilers about the rest of the plot, so we encourage you to check out the series as soon as possible.
Since we mentioned Jessica Jones, we also have to talk about Daredevil. This was the first series created in partnership with Marvel and Netflix. It tells three seasons of excellent quality, in which we accompany the lawyer Matt Murdock.
Despite being blind, he has special powers and uses them to seek justice during the night. Certainly, a great request for those who want a different content on the theme of superheroes.
25. Fuller House
If you liked the old Too Much, you have to watch its sequel, Fuller House. The series shows the life of the Tanner family again, but almost 30 years after the events of the original work.
After becoming alive, our dear D.J Tanner-Fuller needs help raising her three children. For this, she relies on her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy, who also fills the house with her own daughter.
If you like suspense, this is a great series to check out. ?Voc? accompanies the manager of a bookstore, who knows and begins to become obsessed with a beginning writer.
He uses the internet, social networks and other tools to become increasingly close to the girl. The problem gets even bigger when he thinks other people are getting in the way.
27. Sabrina's dark world
If you've heard of the famous teenage witch series, you should know more or less what this is about. Sabrina's dark world is based on the same material, but makes a more faithful adaptation.
This time, we accompany the girl half human and half witch as she discovers her powers. It is certainly worthwhile for those who liked the old series or who are just curious to know how this version got.
This is definitely one of the Netflix series with the most different theme. In it, we see Lcifer leave hell to live in Los Angeles, where he opens his own business.
In the meantime, he still helps police officers solve difficult cases in the city. Pretty interesting, isn't it? That's why it's worth checking out a few episodes.
29. The Staircase
This documentary series is one of the most interesting on Netflix. After all, it started in 2001 and only gained its real ending in 2018 on the streaming service. She follows the trial of Michael Peterson, accused of killing his wife.
He always swore innocence, but ended up spending years in prison. with evidence of corruption by experts that the case reopens and he has a new chance to defend himself.
Although all the images are real, the plot is so full of twists and turns that it even looks like I am. Definitely one of the best for marathon running.
30. The Hill Residence Malice
To close our list, we have one of the few Netflix horror series. Hill Residence Malidium shows the problems caused by a family after spending just a few months in an apparently haunted house.
The events are divided between the current time and flashbacks at the residence. The interesting thing is to link what happened there with the current times little by little, since everything is revealed with each episode.
And for those who like a good scare or tense atmosphere, it's worth paying attention to easter eggs. Each episode has some ghosts hidden by the haunted residence, so it's really cool to try to find them all yourself.
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