Netflix has come a long way from serving as a simple euphemism for sex. Sure, plenty around the world may still enjoy a bit of 'Netflix and chill' in the traditional context; but more and more viewers are finding the online streaming platform to be their number one go-to outlet for quality home entertainment.
Already a media behemoth, Netflix promises to only keep getting bigger, having spectacularly declared in late 2017 that its 2018 budget for all-new content is a whopping $8 billion, the plan being that by the end of this year its viewing library will be 50% Netflix original TV and films.
So yes, 2018 looks set to be a pretty huge year for Netflix - although some of the key jewels in its crown may be missing, as the third season of Stranger Things and the fourth season of Rick and Morty are not expected until 2019. (Sob.)
In this list we're keeping the focus on Netflix original shows rather than films, and for a great many of them we unfortunately don't know the release dates just yet. Even so, it looks like there'll be no shortage of great stuff coming to subscribers in the next 12 months.
Question is, how many of them will keep you binge-watching until your eyes turn rectangular? (Yeah, we know, they used to call it 'square eyes,' but those were the days before widescreen TVs.)