It’s been a year since Verdict first worked out the best Netflix original series and ranked them accordingly.

To no one’s surprise, Stranger Things came in first place. When we took a second look at Netflix’s slate, back in March, remarkably little had changed. Stranger Things was still at the top, and the rest of the top ten was similar, if not exactly the same.

One year later, and things are looking quite different. For a start, there are now a lot more Netflix original series out there. Verdict’s first ranking had 52 series, by March we had 77. As of July, we’ve got 130 series in our ranking.

That’s partially because Netflix is churning out new series all the time, but it’s also partially down the fact we’ve broadened our definition of original content. Previously co-productions and foreign language productions were excluded on the basis that the audience might be coming to them from different cultures. An American audience, for example, is likely to be using Twitter and Facebook much more than say, a Japanese audience.

This time around, we’ve been as definitive as possible. Co-productions are included, foreign language productions are included, and more reality series are included than ever before.

We didn’t include comedy specials because they’re more about the comedian’s personal popularity than any particular show’s merits. We also, as always, didn’t include series aimed at children as their target audience won’t be on social media, which is a major factor in our calculations. Netflix also needed to have actually had some sort of production duties. Sorry, Star Trek: Discovery, Netflix may claim you’re an ‘Original’ but we all know they just bought your distribution rights. Aside from that, the only shows we excluded were those where not enough data was available.

Still, safe to say, if you want to know which Netflix series have the biggest buzz around them, this is the guide.

Best Netflix original series 2018 (Summer):

1. 13 Reasons Why

Movement:  1

2. Stranger Things

Movement:  1

3. Orange Is The New Black

Movement:  2

4. Jessica Jones

Movement:  2

5. Luke Cage

Movement:  3

6. Daredevil

Movement:  1

7. House Of Cards

Movement:  9

8. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 6)

Movement:  8

9. Making A Murderer

Movement: No change

10. Queer Eye

Movement:  16

11. Arrested Development (Season 4)

Movement: No change

12. Luis Miguel: The Series

Movement:  New Addition

13. The Punisher

Movement:  2

14. The Defenders

Movement: No change

15. Dirty Money

Movement:  2

16. Black Mirror (Season 3 and 4)

Movement:  13

17. The Crown

Movement:  13

18. Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Movement:  5

19. The End Of The F***ing World

Movement:  New Addition

20. Sense8

Movement: No change

21. The New Legends Of Monkey

Movement:  New Addition

22. A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Movement:  4

23. GLOW

Movement:  11

24. Narcos

Movement:  9

25. Safe

Movement:  New Addition

26. Alias Grace

Movement:  New Addition

27. Collateral

Movement:  New Addition

28. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return

Movement:  7

29. Requiem

Movement:  New Addition

30. Master of None

Movement:  2

31. Crazyhead

Movement:  New Addition

32. Godless

Movement:  9

33. The Get Down

Movement:  6

34. Lovesick (Season 2)

Movement:  12

35. Ozark

Movement:  4

36. Glitch (Season 2)

Movement:  9

37. Ingobernable

Movement:  New Addition

38. Five Came Back

Movement:  14

39. Iron Fist

Movement:  15

40. On My Block

Movement:  22

41. Chelsea Does

Movement:  New Addition

42. Anne with an E

Movement:  New Addition

43. Mindhunter

Movement:  1

44. Dark

Movement:  New Addition

45. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Movement:  3

46. The Mechanism

Movement:  New Addition

47. The Last Kingdom (Season 2)

Movement:  1

48. Dear White People

Movement:  20

49. Cooked

Movement:  New Addition

50. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

Movement:  New Addition

51. The Letdown

Movement:  New Addition

52. Devilman Crybaby

Movement:  37

53. Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Season 10)

Movement:  New Addition

54. American Vandal

Movement:  17

55. The OA

Movement:  12

56. Castlevania

Movement:  29

57. Rotten

Movement:  New Addition

58. The Keepers

Movement:  19

59. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On

Movement:  New Addition

60. Fire Chasers

Movement:  New Addition

61. Big Mouth

Movement:  11

62. Flint Town

Movement:  40

63. Aggretsuko

Movement:  New Addition

64. Santa Clarita Diet

Movement:  11

65. Wormwood

Movement:  16

66. Everything Sucks!

Movement:  14

67. Seven Seconds

Movement:  19

68. Captive

Movement:  New Addition

69. Rapture

Movement:  New Addition

70. Altered Carbon

Movement:  18

71. The Toys That Made Us

Movement:  New Addition

72. Wild Wild Country

Movement:  New Addition

73. Kiss Me First

Movement:  New Addition

74. Atypical

Movement:  17

75. Evil Genius: The True Story Of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist

Movement:  New Addition

76. Ugly Delicious

Movement:  21

77. Nailed It!

Movement:  52

78. Trailer Park Boys Out of the Park: USA

Movement:  23

79. BoJack Horseman

Movement:  32

80. Fuller House

Movement:  17

81. One Day At A Time

Movement:  71

82. Wet Hot American Summer

Movement:  23

83. Daughters Of Destiny

Movement:  New Addition

84. Grace And Frankie

Movement:  50

85. Lost In Space

Movement:  New Addition

86. Suburra: Blood on Rome

Movement:  New Addition

87. The Rain

Movement:  New Addition

88. Shot in the Dark

Movement:  New Addition

89. Abstract: The Art Of Design

Movement:  23

90. Coach Snoop

Movement:  New Addition

91. Fastest Car

Movement:  New Addition

92. The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale

Movement:  New Addition

93. She’s Gotta Have It

Movement:  50

94. Gypsy

Movement:  36

95. The Ranch

Movement:  24

96. Marco Polo

Movement:  33

97. The Killing (Season 3 and 4)

Movement:  35

98. Haters Back Off!

Movement:  60

99. The Break With Michelle Wolf

Movement:  New Addition

100. Damnation

Movement:  New Addition

101. Bloodline

Movement:  33

102. Dark Tourist

Movement:  New Addition

103. Girlboss

Movement:  34

104. F Is For Family

Movement:  37

105. Marseille

Movement:  New Addition

106. Bill Nye Saves The World

Movement:  43

107. Easy

Movement:  New Addition

108. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Movement:  New Addition

109. Frontier

Movement:  New Addition

110. Love

Movement:  67

111. Chelsea

Movement:  New Addition

112. Longmire (Season 4, 5, and 6)

Movement:  44

113. Travelers

Movement:  41

114. Friends From College

Movement:  40

115. White Rabbit Project

Movement:  New Addition

116. Between

Movement:  New Addition

117. Bobby Kennedy For President

Movement:  New Addition

118. El Chapo

Movement:  45

119. Neo Yokio

Movement:  New Addition

120. Troy: Fall Of A City

Movement:  New Addition

121. Chef’s Table

Movement:  47

122. Lady Dynamite

Movement:  65

123. Sugar Rush

Movement:  New Addition

124. Ultimate Beastmaster

Movement:  65

125. Lilyhammer

Movement:  New Addition

126. Hemlock Grove

Movement:  49

127. Last Chance U

Movement:  51

128. Flaked

Movement:  52

129. Disjointed

Movement:  58

130. Edha

Movement:  New Addition

Check out the next page for some analysis of the major trends and what we can learn from this ranking of the best Netflix original series of 2018…

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