If you're tired of scrolling through the seemingly endless list of shows on Netflix to figure out what to watch, you'll be pleased to hear that we've done the hard work for you and found 25 of the best shows on Netflix in the UK. (If you fancy watching a movie, see: 82 best movies on Netflix UK)

Note that the shows - and films - on offer on Netflix UK may differ from the selection available to US subscribers, but you can still watch US Netflix from the UK.

Assuming you're sticking with the UK edition, there are scores of TV shows to choose from. We've taken the hard work out of deciding to watch, so sit back and work your way through our choice of the best TV shows on Netflix in the UK.

All information is correct at time of writing, but the availability of these shows is subject to change as Netflix adds and removes shows regularly.

We've ordered our choices by IMDB rating, starting with the world's favourite: Breaking Bad.

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Breaking Bad

IMDB rating: 9.5/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Netflix says: Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, a high school chemistry teacher resorts to cooking and selling methamphetamine to provide for his family.


IMDB rating: 9.3/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Netflix says: In this updated take on Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved mystery tales, the eccentric sleuth prowls the streets of modern-day London in search of clues. 
PC Advisor says: A huge success both here and abroad, this adaptation of the ubiquitous detective had made megastars of both its leads, and with good reason. Don't miss the funny, intelligent writing and sophisticated cinematography that made this such a success.

Stranger Things

IMDB rating: 9.1/10
Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Netflix says: A lost boy. A government lab steeped in terrible secrets. A mother who won't rest until her son is found.
PC Advisor says: This new Netflix Original is the talk of the office right now.


IMDB rating: 9/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Netflix says: Inspired by the classic Coen Brothers film of the same title, this anthology series embroils several quirky Minnesotans in different "true" crimes.

House of Cards

IMDB rating: 9/10
Genres: Drama
Netflix says: A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to conquer Washington D.C., in this Emmy and Golden Globe winning political drama.
PC Advisor says: Kevin Spacey in his usual powerhouse self as a conniving, Machiavellian politician out for power in this Netflix Original. Tense, sexy drama, this is The West Wing for the Game of Thrones age.

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IMDB rating: 8.9/10
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama
Netflix says: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series.

Making a Murderer

IMDB rating: 8.9/10
Genres: Documentary, Crime
Netflix says: He served 18 years for a crime he didn't commit. Now he's on the line again, and some want to see him put away for good.

13 Reasons Why

IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Drama, Mystery
Netflix says: Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.


IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Netflix says: Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.


IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Animation, Action, Comedy
Netflix says: Suave, sophisticated spy Archer may have the coolest gadgets, but he still has issues when it comes to dealing with his boss, who is also his mother.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Comedy
Netflix says: A group of narcissistic friends runs a Philadelphia bar where their juvenile behaviour brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.
PC Advisor says: The cast are superb, and have great chemistry together. However, the star of the show is undoubtedly Danny DeVito as Frank. Watching the tiny, round character actor is an absolute riot, and he is evidently enjoying himself just as much. 


IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime
Netflix says: Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen, New York City.

Peaky Blinders

IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Crime, Drama
Netflix says: A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.

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Better Call Saul

IMDB rating: 8.8/10
Genres: Crime, Drama
Netflix says: This Emmy-nominated prequel to Breaking Bad follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.


IMDB rating: 8.7/10
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Netflix says: When he impresses a big lawyer with his razor-sharp mind, a college dropout scores a coveted associate job, even though he has no legal credentials.

Sons of Anarchy

IMDB rating: 8.6/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Netflix says: After seizing control of its town, gun-running motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy soon butts heads with rival biker gangs, racist groups and the law.
PC Advisor says: The saga of an outlaw motorcycle gang, this series is infused with the leather-clad spirit of rebellion. A great soundtrack and fantastic performances from its cast make for engrossing viewing.

How I Met Your Mother

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Netflix says: Ted's epic search for his soul mate is told largely through flashbacks, as an adult Ted recounts to his kids how he met their mother.

BoJack Horseman

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Netflix says: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s, 20 years later. He's a curmudgeon with a heart of… not quite gold… but something like gold. Copper?

The Big Bang Theory

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Genres: Comedy
Netflix says: Quarks fly when two geeky physicists discover that they have a new neighbour: a sexy actress who inspires them to try a relationship with a real woman.

Orphan Black

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Netflix says: When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, she assumes the deceased's identity – and unlocks a world of secrets.

Orange is the New Black

IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Netflix says: A privileged New Yorker ends up in a women's prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of Weeds.

How to Get Away with Murder

IMDB rating: 8.4/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Netflix says: Brilliant criminal defence attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case.
PC Advisor says: This Netflix Original series has been universally praised for its progressive treatment of female, minority and LGBTQ characters, as well as its sparklingly funny dialogue. Find out why everyone is talking about this affecting comedy. 

Jessica Jones

IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama
Netflix says: Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell's Kitchen.


IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Netflix says: A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

Dear White People

IMDB rating: 6.4/10
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Netflix says: At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

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