British series on Netflix: the 10 best ones

British series on Netflix: the 10 best ones

Netflix has an extensive catalog of British series. We have picked the top 10 ones: comedies, mystery series, historical dramas, or science fiction. Read on to find the next one to watch.

Black Mirror (2011)

This sci-fi series delves into the interaction between humans, technology, and social networks, posing a possible near future as bleak and unsettling. With five seasons, a special, and a Netflix interactive movie in its catalog, "Black Mirror" has given us some truly disturbing gems, with twists and revelations that have left us twitching on the edge of our couches. What if reality trumps fiction? Watch "Black Mirror" on Netflix.

Duration: 5 seasons - 22 episodes. 

Peaky Blinders (2013)

The series takes place after the World War I in Birmingham and tells the story of a family of gangsters who run a clandestine horse betting company. The activities of the ambitious gang boss attract the attention of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell, a Royal Irish Constabulary detective sent from Belfast to clean up the city and bring the gang down. Watch "Peaky Blinders" on Netflix.

Duration: 6 seasons - 36 episodes.

Downton Abbey (2010)

Set in 1912, "Downton Abbey" tells the story of the aristocratic Crawley family who lives with their numerous servants in a mansion in the English countryside. The intertwined lives of the Crawleys and their servants will be forever altered with the arrival of the World War I. In a constantly evolving environment, we will see the Crawleys struggle to save their family, the house, and their beloved village, Downton. Watch "Downtown Abbey" on Netflix.

Duration: 6 seasons - 52 episodes.

Sex Education (2019)

"Sex Education" is a hilarious comedy about youth, sex, and self-acceptance. The series centers on Otis Milburn, a shy young man, Moordale Secondary School student, who lives with his mother, a famous sexologist. Otis' ordinary life takes an unexpected turn when he decides to help students with their sex life based on the knowledge he heard from his mother's dialogues with her patients. He, then, launches a clandestine "clinic" with his classmate Maeve Wiley, and the adventures begin. Watch "Sex Education" on Netflix.

Duration: 3 seasons - 24 episodes

The Crown  (2016)

"The Crown" tells the story of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, with different actresses playing Her Majesty for two seasons each, in different eras of her reign. We have had the honor of seeing Claire Foy, Olivia Coleman, and Imelda Staunton coming soon in season five. The series shows us the intrigues, loves, and machinations inside the famous Buckingham Palace during the most significant events that forged the second half of the twentieth century. Watch "The Crown" on Netflix.

Duration: 4 seasons - 40 episodes.

Collateral (2018)

It's always a pleasure to have an excellent British miniseries on hand, and "Collateral" is no exception. In four one-hour episodes, we will follow Detective Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan) as she investigates a crime in the London suburbs that conceals a tangled net of secrets and lies. "Collateral" was written by David Hare ("The Hours"), so finesse and intelligence are assured. Watch "Collateral" on Netflix.

Duration: 1 season – 4 episodes.

The End of the F***ing World (2017)

"The End of the F***ing World", based on Charles Forsman's mini-comics, is a dark comedy about a rebellious girl and a boy who believes he is a psychopath. They fall in love and go on the run. The series was originally going to run for two seasons but was canceled at the end of the first. What can you tell? Just watch the first one and enjoy the moment. Watch "The End of the F***ing World" on Netflix.

Duration: 1 season - 8 episodes.

Crashing (2016)

"Crashing" is a dramatic comedy created by and starring brilliant Phoebe Waller-Bridge before her success in "Fleabag". "Crashing" follows the lives of six twenty-somethings living together in an abandoned hospital. In exchange for very cheap rent, friends must look after the building. Like everything Waller-Bridge does, the series is full of humor and freshness. Watch "Crashing" on Netflix.

Duration: 1 season - 6 episodes.

Derry Girls (2019)

"Derry Girls" is a hilarious and charming teen comedy. Inspired by the life of its creator and writer, Lisa McGee, the series follows a group of Catholic schoolgirls in Ireland during the riots of the 1990s. In this context, teenage girls will do their best to navigate society, school, and family in the most embarrassing ways possible. Watch "Derry Girls" on Netflix.

Duration: 2 seasons - 12 episodes.

Bridgerton (2020)

Although created and produced by Americans Shonda Rhimes and Chris Van Dusen, the series "Bridgerton" (based on the novels of the same name by Julia Quin) is set in the competitive world of Regency-era London, during the season in which the debutantes are presented at court. Each season shows one of the Bridgerton siblings who try to find love and survive in high society. (Seasons 3 and 4 are on the way). Watch "Bridgerton" on Netflix.

Duration: 2 seasons - 16 episodes. 

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