Netflix Originals You Don’t Want to Miss – Part II

Netflix Continues to Produce the Best Original Series on Television

Netflix Originals

Probably the best part about Netflix is its commitment to producing unique and original content. While some cable channels are afraid of pushing boundaries and taking risks, Netflix relishes the opportunity. As a result, the online streaming service has produced some of the most engaging television shows to date; creating a perfect cable TV alternative solution for those of us fed up with cable providers.

Shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black has captured the imagination of cord cutters and cable audiences alike, but what you may not know is that Netflix has an impressive (and ever expanding) number of other original shows as well.

**** If you have not read Part I of this series, open a new tab and first check out: NETFLIX ORIGINALS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED … PART I

So if you’re bored of the same old same old cable television programming, take a look at some of these Netflix originals to break up the monotony:

Lady Dynamite

Premiere Date: May 2016 @TheLadyDynamite
Starring comedian Maria Bamford as a fictional version of herself and created by Arrested Development brainchild Mitch Hurwitz, Lady Dynamite is a jarringly bizarre comedy that hits all the right notes. Flirting with a surreal and disjointed timeline, Bamford struggles to find a balance between her career, her personal life, and mental illness.

As unfunny as a show about living with mental illness sounds, Lady Dynamite finds a way to tickle your funny bone while somehow still conveying the struggles of staying on an even keel. If you want something different, then, by all means, check this show out.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Premiere Date: Jan 13, 2017 – @UnfortunateTV
Ok, so this show technically isn’t out quite yet; but you’re definitely going to Premiere put it at the top of you watch list when it does. Adapted from the phenomenally successful “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” book series, the show centers around a trio of pugnacious orphans named Violet, Klaus, and Sunny.

Placed in the care of the evil count Olaf (played by Neil Patrick Harris), who only wants their inheritance, the children do their best to escape him as he orchestras *ahem* a series of unfortunate events to keep them within his clutches. It’s a little dark, but will still a lot of fun for the whole family (no seriously!)


Season 5: September 2016 @LongmirePosse
Having been given the kiss of life from Netflix, the once dead crime drama Longmire is based on a series of mystery novels written by Craig Johnson. The eponymous lead character, Walt Longmire patrols the streets as the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Still silently grieving over the death of his wife, Longmire’s life has hit a rough patch.

But with the support of his friends and family, Longmire resolves to get his life back on track; which of course means solving crimes and running for re-election against a former deputy. Personally, this is my favorite show on the list.

Hail King Julien

Season 4: November 11, 2016 @I_Am_KingJulian
Do you like to “move it, move it”?  Do your children like to “move it, move it”? If so, then this spin-off series to the Madagascar films, Hail King Julien, will be right up your ally. Taking place before the movie franchise, we get to follow the adventures of everyone’s family lemur monarch King Julien.

He may not be voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen, but you stop minding almost instantly. Hail King Julien may not be dark, it may not be gritty, but it’s something you can watch with your kids; which is even more important.

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