As far as we’re concerned, there are two key periods in modern life when it comes to the world of television: B.N. (before Netflix) and A.N. (after Netflix). Although the service has been focused on offering television shows and movies to stream instantly since 2007, we honestly can’t even remember life without Netflix. Remember getting home too late for your favorite TV show? Remember having to wait every week to watch the next episode? We do, and not with much fondness.
That’s why we’re so glad that Netflix has not only given us the option to stream favorite TV shows that we first fell in love with on our actual TV screens, like Grey’s Anatomy and Sherlock, but now it’s also gone heavy into developing original content, bringing us a bevy of must-see shows like The Crown, Stranger Things and the recent hit Russian Doll, starring Orange Is the New Black‘s (another great Netflix original!) Natasha Lyonne.
With all of this very good TV available to stream whenever you want, it might be hard to figure out just what you want to dedicate your time to seeing. Luckily, we took the guesswork out of it and rounded up 53 TV shows that are essential viewing and worth binging ASAP. Keep clicking to see our picks.