Throughout 2020, the year of social distancing and staying at home, Netflix made sure to provide a steady flow of entertainment to it’s viewers with many binge-worthy TV shows. Let’s see what shows made it in the top 10 Netflix series of 2020, and pick one you haven’t seen yet to check out.
10. Unsolved Mysteries
This documentary based TV show of 1987 made its reboot on Netflix this year. The six episodes of 6 unsolved mysteries of crime, missing persons, and paranormal activities kept viewers hooked till the end of each episode, making it hit the top 10 charts in July. But makers came back with another six unsolved mysteries in October this year, leaving the audience with so many questions this time too.
9. Outer Banks
The story depicts a group of teenagers who live at the outer banks of North Carolina, trying to solve the mystery of the missing father of group leader John B and the treasure linked to it. Not just that, the story also revolves around teenage relationships, friendships, and socioeconomic differences. This all in one TV show made the viewers binge-watch it. The show will be back again to close some open ends in season 2.
8. Tiger King
A true-crime documentary that lets everyone forget about difficult times as it unfolded the dark secrets of a one-time successful zoo owner, Joe Exotic. The show revolves around the intense feud between Joe and Carole Baskin, owner of a big cat sanctuary that results in Joe sentenced to a 22-year imprisonment under the murder-for-hire case. This intense-documentary remained in the top 10 charts for weeks after being released.
An adaptation to Deborah Feldman’s 2012 memoir, Orthodox depicts the story of a Hasidic Jew woman, Esty, who lives in a conservative, orthodox community of Williamsburg. But at some point in her life, she leaves behind her unhappy arranged marriage and her religious beliefs and flees to Berlin, where she discovers a deeper meaning of life. This whole journey and series of events in Esty’s life kept the audience hooked untill the end.
6. Umbrella Academy
A superhero series based on Gerard Way’s comic book series, Umbrella Academy came back with its season two this year and led Netflix originals popular charts. Six adopted superhero siblings unite together to solve their father’s death mystery and stop the imminent global apocalypse. The second season of this unique series delivered an even more enthralling plot.
Jason Bateman’s Ozark is a thriller crime series that is captivating its audience since 2017. It released season 3 in 2020 and dominated the top 10 charts for months. The story revolves around Marty Byrde, who was a financial advisor but later relocates his family from Chicago to the Ozarks for money laundering for a Mexican drug cartel. The series is all set to release its fourth and final season in 2021.
4. Cobra Kai
After 34 years, Karate Kid is back again with its two season series sequel, Cobra Kai, which aired first on YouTube Red, followed by the Netflix launch in 2020. It refreshed the memories of Karate Kid fans, making it instantly to the top 10 charts. Starring the original Karate Kid cast, Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence face each other again after their last confrontation at the 1984 All Valley Karate tournament. Thanks to the fans, Netflix has released season 3 of Cobra Kai this January.
3. The Queen’s Gambit
Based on Walter Tevis’s novel, the Queen’s Gambit is a miniseries, that released in 2020. It portrays a chess prodigy and an orphan Beth Harmon exceptionally played by Anya Taylor Joy. It contains the struggles Beth faced in becoming a successful chess player, that used to be a male-dominant game back in the 60s. It became a great-watch for all the chess fans, and instilled an interest in the game for many more.
The first German Netflix original series that released its first season in 2017 kept the audience hooked through its science fiction story of four families of Winden. The families discover shocking truths about the town’s history and their interconnected relationships as two kids went missing. This suspenseful story contains jigsaw puzzles that finally made their shape by its 3rd and final season in 2020 and made rounds on Netflix and other social media apps.
1. The Office
An American sitcom that aired on CBC in 2005, the office depicts the typical workplace environment and life of its employees in a humorous way. The employees work at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co and go through everyday arguments, gossips, and romance. The series consisting of 9 seasons and remained in the top 10 charts of Netflix throughout 2020. If you want to check it out in 2021, you’ll need to head over to Peacock since it left Netflix on December 31.
These were the top 10 Netflix series of 2020 that kept all of us entertained throughout a tough year. Leave a comment if your favorite series made the list, or