To celebrate Father's Day, why not watch some good shows on Netflix starring your second-favorite dads?
There’s no better time to salute some of our favorite Netflix dads than this Father’s Day. If you're looking for good shows on Netflix to binge-watch with your dad in honor of the holiday, the people who know the streaming platform best–Netflix staff members themselves–handpicked 10 shows just for Real Simple readers.
From working to protect his telepathic, psychokinetic daughter (looking at you, Hopper) to just trying to keep his intergalactic family together (good on you, Mr. Robinson), these dads will keep you entertained. Here’s a watchlist of Netflix originals featuring some of TVs most famous dads.
Danny Tanner, "Fuller House"
Your favorite '90s dad is back and cleaner than ever with the full Tanner Crew. This time around, the adventures center on DJ raising her three boys with the help of her sister, Stephanie, old pal (and bane of Danny's existence), Kimmy, and of course, her dad, Danny.
John Robinson, "Lost in Space"
Being a father is hard work, no doubt about it–but being a father to a family stranded on a hostile, foreign planet with an alien robot out for your family is a whole different story. It definitely makes for some riveting TV family drama, though!
Jim (Chief) Hopper, "Stranger Things"
On this Netflix show, Chief Hopper is not only tasked with keeping the town of Hawkins, Indiana, safe, but he also steps into a father role when he fosters a troubled and misunderstood girl, Eleven.
Prince Philip, "The Crown"
"The Crown" portrays an early account of the patriarch’s days as a young father and husband as he navigates the life of a royal, dealing with some unexpected changes in his wife's responsibilities and marital tensions that arise as a result of their unique situation. Season three of "The Crown" will most likely come out on Netflix in 2019.
Michael Bluth, "Arrested Development"
To the delight of countless fans, Netflix brought the unhinged Bluth family back for their 5th season. As always, Michael Bluth champions the leading role, supporting his children, parents, siblings, and community as he struggles to keep the family together in the midst of legal and moral obstacles.
Matthew Cuthbert, "Anne with an E"
Though Matthew is a shy and sensitive man at heart, his broken spirit and zest for life are ignited by his love for his adopted daughter, Anne, and her undying passion for life in this Netflix series.
Shoukath Ansari, Master of None
To capture the complex relationship between a son and his immigrant father, comedian, actor and writer Aziz Ansari cast the only man for the role: his real-life father, Shoukath Ansari. The result is both heartwarming and funny, showcasing their father-son dynamic as they discuss dating in the age of social media.
Beau, "The Ranch"
In this Netflix-original series, Sam Elliott's character, Beau, runs his family's grass-fed cattle ranch in Colorado and works to balance his stubborn ways when his son Colt, played by Ashton Kutcher, returns home to take over the reins on the ranch.
Jim Gaffigan, "Cinco"
"Cinco" is the only hour-long Netflix special on the list rather than an original series. In it, Jim Gaffigan's "Cinco" represents not only his fifth comedy special but also his five children, and his act takes us hilariously through his struggles and tribulations.
Snoop Dogg, "Coach Snoop"
While most might know him best for his rhymes and signature style, Snoop Dogg is more than just a legendary rapper from Long Beach. A father of four, Snoop has also served as a father figure to many through his football league, founded to keep at-risk kids off the streets. This Netflix docuseries is a good show for viewers to see that side of him.