As television networks and other entertainment media companies continue to set up their own walled gardens — or to be more accurate, their own streaming services — Netflix has increasingly relied on its own original programming to help fill the void left by expired streaming contracts. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Netflix model or the Netflix Original brand, it’s hard to deny that the company has managed to build an impressive content library in just a few short years.
As of 2018, Netflix now boasts approximately 1,000 different original movies and TV shows, and that number is only going to continue to climb as we head into 2019 and beyond. Of course, with the sheer scale of Netflix’s release strategy these days, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to figure out which movies and TV shows are worth your time and which ones are disposable. While we won’t know for sure which camp the following movies and TV shows fall into until their release, these are the Netflix Originals you should keep an eye on in 2019.