Exclusives, originals, classics, when it comes to the best of the best TV shows, Netflix is still our number one streaming platform. Although Now TV and Amazon Prime have a great selection of movies and TV, Netflix is still our firm favourite because it's constantly being updated with such a great mix of series both old and new.
[Update: The new season of Star Trek: Discovery is finally here, as well as the fifth season of popular comedy, Grace and Frankie. On January 25 we have the final installment of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt hitting our screens, too.
Netflix has also confirmed that the season three of Stranger Things will arrive on July 4 2018.]
December on Netflix saw a brand new new Black Mirror movie arrive on the platform. Called Bandersnatch, it's an interactive adventure that puts the viewer in control of key decisions throughout the film, with multiple possible outcomes and endings.
As well as that, a brand new football documentary, Sunderland 'Til I Die has come to Netflix, and it follows the club as they try to bounce back from relegation in the 2017-18 Premier League.
There's sad news for Daredevil fans however, which has just been cancelled by the streaming giant despite just finishing its popular third season.
In other Netflix news, the streaming platform has now amassed an enormous 139 million subscribers, more than the populations of Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Sao Paolo, and Mumbai combined.
What's coming soon on Netflix?
As you can probably tell from that quick rundown, one of the best things about Netflix is it really does cater for every taste, from gritty true crime and thrillers through to fantasy, space adventures and plenty of cartoons and fun for kids. We can’t guarantee it, but we’re pretty sure there’s something for everyone.
Let’s not forget that a lot of the best shows on Netflix right now are originals that have been created by the Netflix team and the studios behind them. In short, Netflix is really on a roll.
Here's some of the brilliant Netflix UK shows you can expect in early 2019:
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 4 (Part 2) - January 25 2019
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Season 5 - March 8 2019
- Stranger Things, Season 4 - July 4 2019
- For more, read our round up of the best upcoming TV shows and movies on Netflix
- Check out our in-depth and completely updated Netflix review
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