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As its subscribers around the world increases, Netflix is even adding more content to keep everyone entertained.

To date, the biggest streaming company has over 1,000 hours of original programming. However, despite the myriad of new series released seemingly every week, these five shows prove that the company is a force to reckon with. 

'Stranger Things' Season 2

There is no doubt that the sci-fi thriller is one of best television series today. The second season of the Duffer Brothers' Magnus opus picks up a few months after Will's (Noah Schnapp) rescue from the Upside Down and Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) disappearance. 

However, trouble seems to find the young heroes of Hawkins. Soon after Will has settled back into his home with his mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), and brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), the supernatural forces followed him and threatened to invade his world.  

Stranger Things Season 2 also became one of the most anticipated returns this year. Nielsen revealed that the series premiered with 15.8 million viewers in its first weekend. 

A third season has already been ordered and is currently in the works. 

'Mindhunter'

The series executive produced by legendary filmmaker David Fincher is definitely one that deserves all the praises it gets. Based on true events, Mindhunter follows the early days of the criminal profiling unit of the FBI in the late 1970s. 

The series follows Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), members of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, to interview serial killers and create a profile that can help identify these kinds of criminals. 

Mindhunter received glowing reviews from critics for its cinematic quality and engaging plot. It sets itself apart from other crime dramas by not focusing on the perpetrator, but on how they were caught. 

Even sir Ridley Scott is a fan of the new series. He watches the Netflix series every night before he goes to sleep. 

"I'll be there, 1 o'clock in the morning ... click. It's a bedtime story! I love the advent of Netflix and what it means to people like me. It suits me down to the ground," he shared. "Fincher's got the best show on the air right now."

'Dark'

Netflix's first German original series dropped only a few weeks ago, but it has already built a strong following. Like basically every Netflix Original series, the supernatural thriller is immensely bingeable, mostly because of its absorbing plot. 

The series is about the disappearance of two young children in the town of Winden. Dark does have similarities with Stranger Things but stay a while and it will eventually be able to stand up and establish its own unique identity. 

The series currently has an 86 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a staggering 95 percent score from the audience. 

'The Crown' Season 2

The royal biographical drama follows its spectacular debut with an equally amazing second season. In the next installment of the award-winning series depicts Queen Elizabeth (Claire Foy) in her mid-30s when her country switches its focus from Buckingham Palace to the wave of social change the swept the world in the 1960s. Suddenly, Elizabeth is in a position that no other monarch before her has experienced before: she has to keep the palace relevant. 

As one of the most expensive television series to date, The Crown remains to be at the top of the tier despite the dozens of new programs released this year. However, the cherry on top has to be the performances of its cast, particularly from Foy and from Vanessa Kirby (Princess Margaret). 

'American Vandal'

This mockumentary deserves to be on this list because of its sheer genius and originality. American Vandal, a true crime that satirizes shows such as Making A Murderer and Serial, was an instant hit when it came out in September. 

The series revolves around a high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. When a student is falsely accused of committing the crime, a group of high schoolers launches their own investigation the uncover the truth behind the identity of the perpetrator. 

"At first it seemed like a one-joke show: Someone vandalized a number of cars in a high school parking lot; whodunnit? Early on, we think we know - a nitwit who likes to draw an obscenity that's sorta his calling card," wrote a reviewer from Yahoo! TV. "But what starts out as a spoof of true-crime TV shows and podcasts quickly becomes a funny but also sharp and finely detailed look at high school life."

American Vandal Season 2 will begin production in 2018. 

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