Critics are calling this era television’s “New Golden Age.” Following the success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is ramping up its original series in 2015 at an alarming rate and scoring some incredibly impressive stars. Thank you Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright for paving the unconventional TV way for A-list actors joining the Netflix ranks and raising the bar for network TV to follow.
Fair warning: some of these shows are already streaming so make sure you have some room in your social calendar for binge-watching, which may mean having to wait until Keeneland’s spring season ends.
Bloodline – Now streaming
From the creators of FX’s Damages (catch up on Netflix if you missed that show-Rose Byrne and Glenn Close!), Bloodline is set in the gorgeous Florida Keys and follows a family that owns a boutique hotel on the beach. Dangerous drama unfolds when the prodigal son returns home. If you miss Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), he plays a son/brother of the family and is also the local sheriff.
Grace and Frankie – streaming May 8
From the founders of Friends, this show stars the legendary ladies Jane Fonda Lily Tomlin as long time rivals who are brought together after their husbands announce they are leaving their wives for each other. I have a feeling this could be our generations Golden Girls and I’m excited about that.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Streaming July 17
This cult favorite following a group of counselors through summer camp is coming back as a prequel. Pretty much everyone from the film’s original cast including Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Rudd have joined this limited series and may actually keep us indoors this summer.
Daredevil – Now streaming
First the silver screen, then our TV screens, and now our computer screens. Daredevil is the first of four Netflix-exclusive dramas exploring characters of the Marvel empire. Following Charlie Cox as a blind superhero who fights crime using his other, enhanced senses, this will be the newest obsession for comic book die-hards and dabblers alike.
Marseille – streaming late 2015
Off the success of House of Cards, “Marseille” is another story of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city. The story of Robert Taro, mayor of the city for 25 years, upcoming elections have him run against the man he chose as his heir and the fight gets rough. This drama centers around revenge, drug lords, unions, and the political players of the city. Oh, and the show is in French- here’s hoping for subtitles!
What will you be bingeing this spring? Tell me in the comments below!