The Best Netflix Original Shows, Movies, and Specials of 2020


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2020 has been a doozy of a year, and things seem to keep changing by the minute. Thanks to social distancing efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic, you might have had a bit more time than usual this year to stream all the shows, movies, or specials that had been piling up in your to-be-watched list. With movie theaters closed across the country, your couch became the newest Hollywood hotspot, and there have been a lot of solid offerings on the streaming scene. 

Even if you do have a bit more wiggle room in your streaming schedule, though, your time is still very valuable, so we’re here to help steer you in the right direction with your options. Netflix’s productions were certainly affected by production shutdowns, but the streaming service has continued releasing its banked originals at rapid speed this year, with plenty more still to come. So if you’re looking for which Netflix Originals are the best of the best from this year’s offerings so far, look no further.

Click through the gallery below to find out which of the streaming service’s 2020 titles are the best and brightest so far. From the wild docuseries that had everyone talking (and meme-ing) to reality series that changed the game to teen dramas we couldn’t get enough of, these are the 2020 Netflix Originals that have impressed us the most so far.

PHOTOS: The Best Netflix Originals of 2020 So Far

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