Best Series On Netflix 2022: There are countless series on Netflix – in-house productions as well as purchased series. In the case of the latter, the offer in Germany differs greatly from that in the USA.
Best Series On Netflix 2022:
We have put together for you the best series that you can find on Netflix in 2022 and tried to mix them as colorfully as possible so that there is something for everyone.
1. The Witcher
Based on the popular fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of destiny and family. Geralt of Rivia, a lonely monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where humans are often more evil than beasts. But when fate leads him to a powerful sorceress and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate an increasingly volatile continent together.
When the worst thing that can be said about a show is that each episode ends up being better than the last, that leaves an exciting amount of room to grow. Despite its massive scale, The Witcher is a surprisingly small story centered around three interesting main characters. It’s a classic fantasy tale of war and magic and prophecy, with grotesque monsters, supernatural detective work and political intrigue thrown into the mix. It’s all a little crazy, but no more than Game of Thrones ever was.
Lupine is a series about a boy named Assane who becomes a thief and has some identity crises as he seems to think he is – and I mean “is” in the literal sense – a gentleman thief named Arsene Lupine (Omar Sy). a series of stories by the writer Maurice Leblanc. There are some family issues at play; he and his father were Senegalese immigrants, and the old man was accused of stealing a valuable necklace when Assane was a child, laying the foundation for how his whole life unfolded. From this tragic history, a kind of comic book hero develops whose superpower is Legerdemain: the art of theft.
Stylistically, Lupine bears a certain resemblance to the Sherlock TV series, at least in the frenetic worship of cleverness that makes an hour-long series feel like ten packed minutes. Sherlock is the smarter show, Lupine the edgier one, though Benedict Cumberbatch’s detective is by far a wilder character. In both series, however, the viewer is drawn into the maze of the mind, where the resolution of a thorny mystery acts as the throbbing impetus behind each plot element. With all his bells and whistles, Sherlock is still the more down-to-earth series, and as mentioned, Lupine is never afraid to step out of line, but the pleasure of solving a mystery is the same, even if the protagonists operate on opposite sides of the law.
Fans of the original series Vikings will be happy to know that Netflix has added a spin-off series to its library. The series is set approximately a century after the events of the original series, beginning with the St. Brice’s Day massacre when King Æthelred (Bosco Hogan) ordered the deaths of all Danes in England.
Explorer Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett), his sister Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson) and the Nordic prince Harald Sigurdsson (Leo Suter) are the main characters of the series, which features an impressive international cast – including Australians, Scandinavians and British – these historical figures bring to life. Vikings: Valhalla is a must-see with lots of gore and gore and a bit of history.
4. Squid Game
If you’re one of the few people in the world who haven’t seen the viral sensation Squid Game, then a wild, violent, and thought-provoking ride awaits. The groundbreaking South Korean series follows several debt-ridden individuals who are given a chance to compete for a prize of 45.6 billion won, and all they have to do is play popular children’s games. However, these are not quite the harmless activities of our youth – the losers are brutally murdered by the hundreds.
Although the series appeared on Netflix outside of Korea with little publicity, Squid Game is on track to become the biggest series ever, a true pop culture phenomenon with social media challenges and fan cosplays. It’s easy to see why – Squid Game is simply great television that is well-acted, excitingly written, and sharply directed, while at the same time criticizing the cut-throat competition in capitalist society. But even those not looking for some social commentary will have fun, as there are plenty of mind-bending survival scenes made all the more effective because the characters really empathize with the engaging human drama.
5. Breaking Bad
Whether Breaking Bad, The Wire, Game of Thrones or Lost is the best series of all time will probably remain an eternal topic of debate. Fortunately, since neither Lost nor The Wire or Game of Thrones can be found on Netflix, we do not have to clarify this issue at this point and can confidently place “Breaking Bad” at number 1. The drama series tells the story of high school chemistry teacher Walter White, who decides to provide for his family when he is diagnosed with lung cancer. Since his teacher’s salary doesn’t support it, he uses his knowledge of chemistry to create the best and purest crystal meth in North America with his former student Jesse Pinkman, who is well-versed in the drug world. However, the initial emergency nail becomes an obsession that draws Walter deeper and deeper into the world of crime.
The series, which started a bit slowly at first, becomes incredibly exciting from season 3 at the latest. Another plus point are the well-drawn characters, who are embodied by excellent actors – above all Bryan Cranston (Malcolm right in the middle, Trumbo) as Walter White.
6. Orange is the New Black
The former Netflix flagship went into its final, seventh season in 2019. Orange is the New Black is based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Piper Kerman, who was the model for the series protagonist Piper Chapman. As a young woman, Piper smuggled drug money across the border for her then partner Alex Vause. Now her past is catching up to her because Alex betrayed her to get herself a better deal with the DA’s office. Piper’s life is thrown upside down when she’s suddenly sent to Litchfield Prison where, to make matters worse, she meets Alex. The series starts here and tells the stories of the women of Litchfield – partly in character-centric flashbacks like Lost.
The series impresses with interesting and complex characters and a healthy mixture of heartbreaking drama and biting situational comedy.
7. Stranger Things
It gets nostalgic and mysterious on our 3rd place. The year is 1983. In the (fictitious) small town of Hawkins, Indiana, USA, the boy Will Byers has disappeared. Both Will’s mother Joyce and his three best friends Mike, Lucas and Dustin want to get to the bottom of Will’s disappearance. While Joyce first contacts the local police, the three boys search for their boyfriend in the woods where Will is believed to have disappeared and come across a girl with short-cropped hair. Because her only identifier is a tattoo of the number 011, Mike, Dustin and Lucas call the girl Elf and Elfie, respectively. Elfie is – as it turns out in the course of the first season – the result of scientific experiments by a government agency, which hides behind a local research facility of the Department of Energy.
As a result of experiments on her mother, Elfie possesses paranormal abilities that she can use when in danger. In its experiments with the paranormal, the government agency has also opened the door to a parallel world whose terrors are now unleashed in Hawkins. Will’s disappearance also has something to do with that parallel world.
Stranger Things is a mystery series that relies heavily on the nostalgia of those who were teenagers themselves in the 1980s and who, in the broadest sense, corresponded to what one would probably call a nerd today. The style also has a lot in common with Stephen King films like It or Stand By Me. In addition, Stranger Things impresses with an exciting, cleverly woven plot.
8. Black Mirror
Since Black Mirror is an anthology series that tells a whole new, independent story in each episode, there is not much that can be said about the plot without completely going beyond the scope. What all episodes of the British science fiction series have in common, however, is the central theme and that is critical of the modern media. Some of the dystopian scenarios drawn by the series have even become reality. The consequences also have in common the gloomy mood and the usually unfavorable ending of the story for their respective protagonists.
Black Mirror is exciting, oppressive and ruthless. Although the series usually leaves you deeply disturbed, it develops an incredible pull that ties you to the black mirror.
9. The Black List
Raymond “Red” Reddington is at the top of the FBI’s most-wanted list. That’s why the officials of the federal agency are amazed when the criminal turns himself in at the FBI headquarters. Reddington offers to cooperate with the FBI. He wants to extradite other criminals, his clients, from his personal blacklist to the FBI. The condition for his cooperation is working with the young FBI agent Elizabeth “Liz” Keen, whose father knew Reddington well.
From this setting, The Blacklist develops into a multifaceted thriller series in which the characters’ previous stories lead to ever new revelations. James Spader’s (Stargate, Boston Legal, Avengers: Age of Ultron) game deserves a special mention, as he takes on the role of charismatic criminal genius Reddington.
Narcos is the Spanish word for drug dealers and this is exactly what the drama series, which is based on historical circumstances, deals with. The focus of the first two seasons is the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar and the Medellín cartel he leads. Season three then deals with the Cali cartel. The two cartels dominated the drug market from Colombia in the 1970s and 1980s and 1990s respectively, after cocaine replaced cannabis as the drug of choice.
The series vividly shows the brutality with which not only the drug cartels but also the opposing law enforcement acted, which plunged Colombia into a civil war-like state. In addition to Escobar himself, the main characters are DEA agent Stephen Murphy, who appears as the first-person narrator, and his colleague Javier Peña.