When it comes to original series, Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down. If anything, the streaming giant is more committed to dominating the TV conversation than ever before. Last year, you couldn't go anywhere on the Internet without finding someone raving about Stranger Things or The Crown, and Netflix's 2017 shows are going to be as must-see as the previous crop.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if Netflix's 2017 lineup of originals is even more talked about than last year's hits. Between returning favorites like Orange is the New Black and Master of None, and highly anticipated series like the Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot and teen drama 13 Reasons Why, it is going to be all Netflix, all the time again this year. While it can be hard to keep up with all the new shows hitting the streaming service, there are a few you should be paying closer attention to than the others because they are going to be big. I'm talking Stranger Things big.
Consider this list your cheat sheet to all the Netflix shows your friends won't be able to stop talking about in 2017. Prepare for some serious marathons — these 15 shows are going to be buzz-magnets the moment they drop.
1. Stranger Things Season 2
If you thought Season 1 was a phenomenon, then just wait until you see Season 2. The entire season is dropping on Halloween, and everyone is going to be canceling plans to see how Eleven made it out of her clash with the Demogorgon alive.
2. 13 Reasons Why
Based on a book by Jay Asher, this dark teen series has the potential to fill the Pretty Little Liars void in people's hearts. The series follows the aftermath of the suicide of Hannah Baker and the tapes she leaves behind for the people she holds responsible for her death.
3. Dear White People
Between its sharp wit, cast of soon-to-be breakout stars, and powerful take on the issue of racism, this comedy is definitely going to have people talking.
4. Bill Nye Saves The World
Expect the mix of nostalgia and the joys of science to make Bill Nye Saves the World the world's next nonfiction series addiction.
What happens when you mix Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan with the world of 1980s women's wrestling? I'm guessing yet another super feminist and hilarious TV masterpiece.
6. Mystery Science Theater 3000
Funded by fans through Kickstarter and given a home by Netflix, this reboot was way too much of a labor of love not to be showered with praise.
7. The Defenders
At long last, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Iron Fist, and all of their respective friends (and enemies) are teaming up to save the world. This eight-episode series is basically a made for Netflix Marvel epic, and anticipation for the series is off the charts.
Britt Robertson is already a star, but expect Girlboss to put her on everyone's radar as she brings the complicated real-life businesswoman Sophia Amoruso to Netflix.
Come on, anyone who grew up reading or watching Anne of Green Gables is already freaking out over this series.
10. Orange Is The New Black Season 5
Given the insane cliffhanger Season 4 wrapped on and the rumors the entire fifth season will take place over the course of just three days, Orange Is the New Black is going to be all anyone can talk about this summer. Again.
11. Master Of None Season 2
Season 1 was a critically-acclaimed masterpiece of modern comedy. You can bet all eyes are going to be on Aziz Ansari to see if he can make Season 2 just as powerful.
Since its March 24 premiere, this Spanish language thriller about the First Lady of Mexico going on the run has been attracting a major following. If you haven't watched it yet, get on it before the series becomes a certified runaway hit.
A supernatural thriller about a missing boy in the 1980s? There's a reason this German series is already being heralded as the next Stranger Things.
Yes, Kathy Bates is heading to Netflix in a comedy about a woman who runs a cannabis dispensary, and it has the potential to be brilliant.
15. House Of Cards Season 5
Thanks to the current political climate, House of Cards is more relevant than it has ever been before — and it's going to capitalize on that relevancy to become an even bigger hit than it already is.
Prepare to spend a lot of quality time with Netflix in 2017 because these shows are going to demand your — and everybody else's — attention.