The 25 best Netflix series ever made, ranked worst to first

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5. Dear White People

In 2014, Justin Simien directed the movie Dear White People, which focused on racial tensions at an Ivy League college. It took place from the perspective of several black students and was a huge success.

It picked up the 2014 Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival and picked up Tessa Thompson a Breakthrough Actor award at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

It then spawned a Netflix original spinoff series that premiered in 2017.

Director Justin Simien returned as the showrunner and the first season ran for 10 episodes. Each of the episodes centered on a specific character at the Ivy League school and the issues of race relations at the school.

The second season starts off big with Sam (Logan Browning) faced with the alt-right trolls who scurry around spreading their vile hate on social media. The second season also deals with a black student held at gunpoint by campus police who demand a “white student” vouch for him.

Dear White People is a show that is smart, provocative and is a perfect Netflix series to air in today’s toxic social climate. This is possibly the best show on TV concerning race relations in today’s America.

The great news is that this Netflix original series will be coming back for a third season, hopefully sometime in 2019.