Best Netflix original drama: 'Stranger Things' or 'Dark'? | The Tylt
Best Netflix original drama: 'Stranger Things' or 'Dark'?
Netflix has come a long way since it launched its streaming service in 2007. Since its early days as a pioneer in streaming TV and movies online, Netflix has grown to over 125 million subscribers. But the streaming service's growth isn't just from making TV fanatics happy by binging their favorite shows online, it’s the original content that seals the deal.
Netflix launched its first original series "House of Cards" in 2013, and ever since, has launched tons of more original content: sci-fi shows, crime shows, TV comedies, adult cartoons, animated kid series, movies and more. But it all started with that first political drama and Netflix has been a leader in TV dramas ever since. And the Tylt wants you to vote on what you believe to be the best Netflix original drama.
In our first round, we have "Stranger Things" versus "Dark," "Orange is the New Black" versus "13 Reasons Why," "Narcos" versus "Mindhunter," and "House of Cards" versus "The Crown." Which show is the ultimate Netflix original drama?
Don't forget to cast your vote for the rest our "Netflix original drama" debates below!
Below is the synopsis of "Stranger Things," per IMDB.
When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
"Stranger Things" holds a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been nominated for many awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017. Buzzfeed's Alison Willmore wrote:
Stranger Things provides a form of escapism that has nothing to do with alternate dimensions. It invites viewers to indulge in the sweet self-righteousness that can come with getting excluded for being uncool.
A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.
"Dark" holds a 86 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is regarded as one of the best new shows of 2017. The Wrap's Phil Owen wrote:
“Dark” is the kind of show where, early on before you really get to know it, you can feel the vibes of shows that came before. The stories that influenced “Dark” are ones that deal with people who are wrestling with extra-natural forces that are just beyond their understanding. But it’s certainly not a show that wears those influences on its sleeve — series creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese have crafted a fiercely original piece of fiction that is one of the most thoughtful and unique TV shows of 2017.