Netflix has truly changed the way we watch television in the past 15 years or so. In addition to helping make streaming and binge-watching into possibly the world’s favorite way to watch TV shows, the company has become a production powerhouse, cranking out countless original series that cover every genre you could imagine. But not all of them are created equal.
We’ve ranked Netflix’s best original shows ever — including traditional scripted series, miniseries and docuseries — using a combination of scores from critics at Rotten Tomatoes, typical viewers at IMDb and factors like popularity to sort them. You might be surprised to see what made the list and which award-winning favorites missed it.