The Best Netflix Original Shows & Series – March 2017

The 20 best Netflix Instant movies you can watch right now-1

It’s hard to believe that only twenty years ago, Netflix didn’t exist. Today, the company operates in over 190 countries. No company has had such an impact on the entertainment industry since the dawn of television.

In August of 1997, Reed Hastings was charged a $40 late fee by Blockbuster, and teamed up with Marc Randolph to start an online DVD delivery service with no late fees. In 2007 they started offering on-demand streaming video service in addition to the DVDs by mail.

The first original series premiered on Netflix in 2013 — House of Cards. The show was nominated for nine Prime-time Emmy awards and won three. by the end of that year, their stock had tripled in value. I could give you a lot of statistics about how many accounts they service and how much money they’ve made as one of the most successful dot-coms ever, but what really interests me most is the way they have changed the industry. While the broadcast networks stay stuck in the dark ages with their Neilsen ratings and their advertising models, the world of television has exploded with quality and content that was heretofore never dreamed of. I haven’t watched a TV commercial in years. Why would I when I can DVR my cable TV shows and fast forward through the commercials, or watch all the streaming commercial-free television that Netflix has to offer.

I can’t wait to see what they do over the next twenty years. Here are some great original programs from Netflix, streaming now.

Posted by Karen O'Connor on March 3, 2017

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