House of Cards
They should honestly rename this show to “Guide to what will happen if Trump becomes president” now. Because that’s essentially what it is. It’s a wonderful show about politics with all the corruption and hypocrisy that goes along with it, and a stellar Kevin Spacey in the lead role. Watch it before the nukes drop!
Making a Murderer
There’s very little that hasn’t been said about this show about the trial of Steven Avery, but it’s worth a watch. If nothing else, the show’s sometimes very one-sided and narrow viewpoint will make you doubt the justice system in the way a half-decent lawyer should have probably done. Whether what’s shown in the series is true or not, it’s nice to see how things can go wrong in a criminal investigation. And by “nice”, I mean “scary”.
As the name pretty much suggests, this fictional show follows the life of Marco Polo, the explorer. As far as I can tell, it’s pretty much the closest thing to Game of Thrones Netflix has, so you should watch it for that alone. The costumes and setting are very well done, and the story never gets boring (although, like all shows, it has some slow points).