Must See US Dramas On Netflix – My Top 5

All work and no play can make one a rather dull girl, so when I want to relax Netflix is often where I turn. There are so many films and programmes on there it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to even begin. I get so many requests on social media for recommendations on what to watch that I thought I’d do a series of posts dedicated to various genres with what I think are must see series or films. I’ve already shared my favourite comedies now it’s the turn of my must see US dramas on Netflix, I also include a few more at the end that are lesser known but in my opinion just as worthy, and yes, I included them because I couldn’t narrow it down to just 5!

US Dramas on Netflix must see

House Of Cards


This is US drama at it’s absolute finest, from the breaks to the fourth wall with Frank Underwood’s monologues to the casting and script, it is exceptional. My husband recommended this series to me after he began to binge his way through it. I loved it so much I ended up overtaking and beating him to the end! I’ve been desperate for the next season ever since, thankfully the wait is nearly over as Season 5 airs May 30th. If you like your dramas gripping, political and cutthroat then this will be heaven.

Watch House Of Cards on Netflix

Seen it? Liked it? Try Homeland, The Killing, The Good Wife

Breaking Bad

Okay, so if you haven’t seen this one, where on earth have you been? Seriously though I wasn’t sure whether to include this one as I imagine most have seen it already, but I in good conscience I can’t have a top 5 and not have it in there. If you haven’t seen it and you like your dramas gritty with some humour thrown in then this is really a must watch. I can count on one hand the number of people I know that don’t like it so I urge you to give it a go.

Watch Breaking Bad on Netflix

Seen it? Liked it? Try Better Call Saul (though I personally didn’t like this spin off), Walking Dead, Bloodline, Dexter, Narcos


Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black Season 5

This is another iconic series, and I think one of the first things I watched when I signed up to Netflix, is the outrageous OITNB. Set in a female prison, it certainly caused quite a stir with it’s strong female cast and explicit sex scenes, not to mention it’s dialogue on race, religion and sexuality. I binged season 1 and 2 and eagerly awaited season 3 but I must admit I think it was the weakest season and I was rather disappointed with it, as plot wise it felt that nothing much happened. It found it’s feet in season 4 though and certainly didn’t pull any punches.

If you’re all up to date and an avid fan you’ll be pleased to read that Season 5 hits Netflix June 9th.

Watch Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

Seen it? Liked it? Try Breaking Bad, Narcos, How To Get Away With Murder

The OA


I will openly admit that this is a Marmite kind of choice, I personally loved this series but I also know a whole lot of people that would disagree with me rather vehemently. If you like your thrillers gritty and supernatural then this is one for you.

Prairie Johnson, a missing blind girl, returns to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven missing years with anyone except four teenage boys whom she tells her story to in order to recruit them for a mission.

Watch The OA on Netflix

Seen it? Liked it? Try – Stranger Things, Sens8, Orphan Black (though this isn’t a US drama), The Returned, Travellers

Stranger Things

I cannot begin to express how much I loved Stranger Things, it took everything in me not to stay up all night and binge watch the whole lot. Instead we rationed it out, one episode a night, and I was still utterly bereft when we finished it. Like The OA it is science fiction, but if you science fiction normally isn’t your thing then please do not let that put you off. The young cast are phenomenal, a group of young boys set out to find their missing friend and uncover so much more than they and the town bargain for. It’s iconic and and a must see for any 80s/90s kid purely for the nostalgia, and well, Winona Ryder at her absolute best.

Watch Stranger Things on Netflix

Seen it? Liked it? Try – Travellers, Black Mirror, The OA


Now I’ve shared my must see US dramas on Netflix I’ll be sharing my favourite UK dramas soon, so keep an eye out for that one. Looking for something funny instead? Then check out my comedy recommendations by clicking the button below.

Top 5 comedies on netflix

What do you think of my choices?

Have you seen any of them?


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  • Mum Reinvented - May 28, 2017 reply

    I love these posts for a bit of Netflix inspiration. I’ve only watched OITNB out of these 5 so I’ll have to work my way through the rest.

  • Kerry - May 29, 2017 reply

    Breaking Bad will forever be my favourite!! The OA was good, what did you make of the ending? xx

  • Gail - May 29, 2017 reply

    As a fellow Netflix fan, I really enjoyed this post:) I absolutely love House of Cards and can’t wait for the next season to start. Stranger Things is on my watchlist, it sounds fantastic! I have to admit to being one of the few people who gave up on Breaking Bad. At the moment we are watching ‘Designated Survivor’ which is another great political drama. With the kids we also really enjoy watching Once Upon a Time, a sort of fairytale with a twist:)

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