Popular Netflix Specials


As 2018 ends and 2019 is upon us, entertainment reaches new levels and the need for online streaming is at an all-time high. There’s Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Movies, Crackle, etc. But there’s no doubt Netflix has been and still is always on top.  With annual revenue of 11.69 Billion in 2018 and an even higher number predicted for 2019, Netflix has an endless budget for making original movies, tv shows, and series. If you’ve been an avid Netflix streamer, you’ve noticed that the number of original movies and shows has rapidly grown recently. Here’s a few of the best of those new original movies and shows/series.


A Series of Unfortunate Events

This series tells the tragic tale of the three Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny who investigate their beloved parents’ death. The children are given to their new legal guardian, Count Olaf. He will do whatever he can to get on the Baudelaire’s’ inheritance. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny use creative thinking to outsmart Olaf and come back from every evil scheme he does. The show uses dark humor to provide a satirical and quick-thinking adventure for the audience.

Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Louis Hynes, Patrick Warburton, Presley Smith, Malina Weissman


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

After being saved from a conservative cult which kept her underground for 15 years, Kimmy Schmidt moves to New York City in hopes of gaining life experiences she missed out on. Upon moving, she rents a room from Titus, an eccentric, gay Broadway actor who pays rent from sidewalk performing. The two go on many classic Ney York adventures and give each other supportive advice. With Kimmy’s always positive attitude and Titus witty personality they sure make quite the pair.

Cast: Elle Kemper, Tituss Burguss, Jane Krakowinski, Carol Kane

House of Cards

U.S. Rep. Francis Underwood of South Carolina starts out as a ruthless politician seeking revenge. Promised the post of Secretary of State in exchange for his support, his efforts help to ensure the election of Garrett Walker to the presidency. But Walker changes his mind before the inauguration, arguing he’s too valuable in Congress. Outwardly, Underwood accepts his marching orders, but secretly he and his wife Claire, an environmental activist, make a pact to destroy Walker and his allies. As the series progresses, Underwood ascends through the ranks of the government — until his death, at which point his wife gains power. Based on the U.K. miniseries of the same name, the U.S. version offers a look behind the scenes at the greed and corruption in American politics.

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Rachel Brosnahan, Kate Mara


Black Mirror

Black Mirror is a modern take of “The Twilight Zone” with stories that show the mysterious future of the 21st century. Each story features its own cast of unique characters.

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Cullen and Jerome Flynn.

Bojack Horseman

BoJack Horseman, a former sit-com star spends his days drinking and self-loathing. He now decides its time for a comeback, and BoJack wants to regain his dignity. With the help of his human sidekick who is writing his biography and a feline ex-girlfriend who is his agent, he sets out to make it happen. But Hollywood is different from those days, and adjusting to the modern tech world, things like social media may take some time. As the first animated Netflix Original, this R-rated show reveals the struggles of a midlife crisis daily.

Cast: Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Kristin Schaal

Fuller House

A spin-off to the classic Full House, it shows D.J. Tanner grown up and now a widow and a mother to three sons. She lives with her sister Stephanie, an aspiring musician, and her lifelong friend Kimmy Gibbler, who is also a single mother to her daughter Ramona. All living together, the almost mirror of the original show portraits moments big and small together, including budding romances, holidays, parenting and life’s surprises.

Cast: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin