Best Netflix originals to watch from Sex Education to Stranger Things

YOU might feel overwhelmed by the vast choice of shows to watch on Netflix, then end up scrolling through until you decide there's nothing good to watch besides another Friends repeat.

But, these are the Netflix originals you should look out for – they're exclusive to the streaming site, which is another reason to give them a go.

1. Sex Education

Sex Education has captured the hearts of many: it was praised for the way it discussed sex, for having a story line on assault, and for avoiding offensive stereotypes.

There have been two seasons so far, with the third already underway.

It's inspired by the work of John Hughes, the director behind cult classic American teen films like Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

2. Stranger Things

Stranger Things captivated audiences when it first premiered, so it's no surprise that Netflix are able to list the show with this: "This nostalgic nod to '80s sci-fi and horror classics has earned 38 Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Drama."

It's set in a fictional American town in which there are supernatural occurrences.

3. You

While Penn Badgley made his name in Gossip Girl, he comes into his own playing an obsessive and creepy bookstore manager.

He meets the girl he wants and goes to extreme lengths to make sure he can form a relationship with her.

This thriller-drama will have you glued to the screen.

4. Orange Is The New Black

In 2016 OITNB was Netflix's most watched original series – so if you still haven't seen it you're in the minority.

The first series alone won the show 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Uzo Aduba won Emmy awards in both drama and comedy categories for her role in the show, making her one of only two actors who've achieved this feat.

5. Criminal: UK

Criminal is a fast and furious show good for those who like crime but don't have the time to commit to a long complicated series.

The show is set in an interrogation room, in which over the course of the episode the truth around a specific crime unravels.

The first series starred David Tennant as the suspect and the second series starred Kit Harrington.

6. The Haunting of Hill House

Horror fans will enjoy this series that switches between past and present day.

One family recount the "terrifying events" that caused them to move out of their previous home.

The show is a reimagining of a 20th century Gothic book of the same title by Shirley Jackson.

7. Lucifer

Lucifer was originally a Fox show – then it got axed.

Fans were so committed to saving the show, they began a petition that caught the attention of Netflix creators who then snapped it up (which is why it's now counted as a Netflix Original).

Tom Ellis plays the devil as he wrecks havoc in the human world and in hell.

8. Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a dystopian sci-fi series in which the story changes with each episode, though it always focuses on the role of technology on modern life.

Due to the episodic nature of the show, famous faces appear frequently including Miley Cyrus.

There are five seasons ready on Netflix to binge, but you could take it a bit at a time and just watch one episode for a full story.

9. Cobra Kai

Set 30-something years after The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai imagines what would have happened to some of the characters.

The upcoming series saw the cast fly out to Japan to film on location – something that the original Karate Kid did not do.

Tensions between dojo owners play a big part in the show.

10. After Life

After Life is a dark comedy (that truly is funny) in which Ricky Gervais plays a widower.

After the passing of his beloved wife, he doesn't see the point in being kind anymore and often speaks rudely to people to push them away.

But, the other characters don't want to give up on him while he's grieving. It's uplifting in a strange way.

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