There was a time when you'd have to wait a week between episodes of your favourite shows.

Or - gasp - programme your VCR to record them if you were going out.

How times have changed - especially for Netflix users, who have access to entire series of popular shows at their fingertips.

The internet streaming service has made waves in both the US and the UK - and now Huddersfield actress Joanna Christie has landed a starring role in hotly-tipped Netflix original series Narcos, alongside Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal.

If you're planning to stream the series to see Joanna in action, here's five other Netflix hits worth watching.

House of Cards

Netflix's first adventure into original programming, House of Cards saw Kevin Spacey go digital in this hot political drama. Season three is due next year, but you can catch up with the first two seasons on Netflix now. The action centres around conniving politician Frank Underwood, a man so determined to get ahead it doesn't seem to matter who he destroys in the process.

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Orange is the New Black

Another Netflix success story, Orange is the New Black explores the lives of inmates in a women's prison, blending comedy with hard-hitting drama that makes the audience care for the convicted, no matter what misdemeanours may have landed them in jail. The series revolves around middle-class New Yorker Piper Chapman, whose world is turned upside down when she's sentenced to 15 months inside for a crime she committed ten years earlier. Based on the memoir of Piper Kerman - Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison - the show has become a cult hit, with season three due next summer.

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BoJack Horseman

If you're a fan of adult animated comedy, this is Netflix show for you. BoJack Horseman, a washed-up 1990s sitcom star - and yes, he's a horse - is plotting his return to stardom with a tell-all biography. Sounds simple enough - but he's also got his on/off agent and girlfriend to deal with, as well as a freeloading roommate and arch nemesis Mr Peanutbutter, a dog from a 90s sitcom. The first season was released in August this year - and a bonus for Breaking Bad fans - Aaron Paul voices one of the characters.

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Breaking Bad

Speaking of Breaking Bad - if you're one of the few people left that haven't seen it (and lost considerable chunks of your weekend binge watching it), you're in luck - all five seasons are available to view on Netflix. The award-winning black comedy drama about a high-school chemistry teacher who begins manufacturing crystal meth after being diagnosed with cancer has been described as a 'masterpiece'.

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Planet Earth

No one does nature documentaries like David Attenborough - and one of his finest series is available to view in its entirety on Netflix. Blue Planet, the most expensive nature series ever produced by the BBC and one of the first programmes to be filmed in HD transports you into the worlds jungles, deserts, deep seas and the frozen wilderness. It's impossible not be moved by the stunning scenes of our incredible planet.

Click below to watch a clip of a polar bear and her adorable cubs

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