Best Netflix original drama: 'Orange is the New Black' or 'Dark'? | The Tylt
Best Netflix original drama: 'Orange is the New Black' 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. The Tylt wants you to vote on which Netflix original drama you believe is the best.
In our second round, we have "Orange is the New Black" versus "Dark and "House of Cards" versus "Narcos." Which show is the ultimate Netflix original drama?
Don't forget to cast your vote for our other "Netflix original drama" debate below!
Below is the synopsis of "Orange is the New Black," per IMDB.
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
"OITNB" still holds a 91 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has tackled a variety of controversial topics—white supremacy, police brutality, drug smuggling, being transgender in prison, pregnancy in prison and bed bugs—that really deal with what life is like for women in prison. The dramatization of these issues is met with many twists, turns and an array of fan reactions. New York Observer's Anne Easton wrote about season five:
Season 5 picks up right in that moment, when Daya, and ALL of her fellow inmates, seemingly have the upper hand—and lots of decisions to make.
What transpires is equal parts sickening, shocking, salacious, satirical, silly, and sad. All of it is unsettling, as it should be.
In hindsight, the things that seemed outrageous and maybe scandalous in the four previous seasons of OITNB now seem rather tame in light of this new direction.
The shift in tone makes the series a bit tougher to digest, but that doesn’t make it any less intriguing to watch. It almost makes seasons past feel a little complacent in terms of real drama. Issues that seemed so intense at that time now feel petty compared to this. This is real, palatable intensity.
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.