Discover the Ultimate Collection of Netflix Originals: Heartstopper, Down for Love, The Chosen One, and More!

Netflix has become a household name when it comes to streaming services, and one of the reasons behind its success is its impressive lineup of original shows. From heart-stopping thrillers to heartwarming romances, there is something for everyone. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the best Netflix Originals available, including popular titles like "The Witcher," "Bridgerton," and "The Crown." So grab your popcorn and get ready to indulge in binge-watching goodness!

Heartstopper

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If you haven't had the chance to experience the sheer charm of this extraordinary British show called Heartstopper, drop everything you're doing right now and head to Netflix as fast as you can. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this sweet and enchanting love story! Written by the incredibly talented Alice Oseman and adapted from her immensely popular graphic novel series of the same name, Heartstopper follows the journey of Charlie, an anxious gay high school student, who forms an unlikely friendship with Nick, a charismatic and seemingly straight rugby player at their school. From being seated next to each other at the beginning of the semester, the two become inseparable. But are they just friends, or is there something more beneath the surface? 

Heartstopper is a remarkable triumph on every level. The cast delivers magnetic performances, the storyline is refreshingly unique, and the love portrayed in the series will leave you with a warm and fizzy feeling that will linger throughout the day. Seriously, why haven't you started watching this gem yet?!* — K.G.

How to watch: To dive into the world of Heartstopper, simply visit Netflix's Heartstopper page.

Down for Love

The longing for love is an unwavering thread that connects all of us. Through the course of five captivating episodes, Down for Love introduces us to 10 individuals living with Down syndrome as they navigate the complexities of the dating scene, seeking guidance from their loved ones and experts along the way.

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The Chosen One

In a reality that defies imagination, 12-year-old Jodie (Bobby Luhnow) stumbles upon an extraordinary truth: he possesses divine powers akin to those of Jesus Christ. Amidst the typical challenges of middle school, including bullies and adolescent crushes, Jodie finds himself burdened with the responsibility of saving humankind and embracing his destiny in a battle against the Antichrist.

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Survival of the Thickest

Produced by A24, Survival of the Thickest is a captivating dramedy series inspired by Michelle Buteau's book of essays. Michelle herself takes on the role of Mavis Beaumont, a proud Black, plus-size woman navigating life in the vibrant backdrop of New York City after a recent breakup. Determined to forge her own path in the ruthless fashion industry, Mavis embarks on a transformative journey as a stylist, overcoming a few obstacles along the way.

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Sweet Magnolias

This delightful series follows the lives of three lifelong friends, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley, in the charming small town of Serenity, S.C. As their relationships intertwine and evolve, they navigate the intricacies of friendship, family, and fulfilling careers. The cast also includes Jamie Lynn Spears, Justin Bruening, and Chris Klein. The highly anticipated third season premiered on July 20.

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Human Resources

From the imaginative minds behind the animated series Big Mouth comes a similarly wild spinoff that delves into the everyday lives of Hormone Monsters, Lovebugs, and other creatures who personify human emotions. With a stellar cast including Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer, Randall Park, Nick Kroll, and Maya Rudolph, this series features an array of celebrity cameos. The second season, which premiered on June 9, welcomes the voices of Florence Pugh, Miley Cyrus, Hugh Jackman, and more.

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Glamorous

Amidst their mastery of applying sharp eyeliner, Marco Mejia (Miss Benny) finds themselves at a crossroads, uncertain of their future aspirations. When an opportunity arises to work for the renowned makeup mogul Madolyn Addison (Kim Cattrall), Marco embarks on a transformative journey that not only shapes their career as a stylist but also unravels profound personal discoveries.

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Never Have I Ever

The beloved teenage rom-com hit, Never Have I Ever, brought to us by the brilliant Mindy Kaling, revolves around the captivating performances of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, and Poorna Jagannathan. The series follows the story of Devi (Ramakrishnan), a first-generation Indian American teenager determined to elevate her social status at school by defying the constraints imposed by her friends and family. All four seasons are now available for streaming, offering an immersive and engaging journey.

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Manifest

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Infused with supernatural elements, Manifest stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas, and Athena Karkanis. The series revolves around a bewildering situation where a plane mysteriously returns years after its initial takeoff, leaving the passengers grappling with a world that has presumed them dead. As their new reality unfolds, some of the passengers discover they have been bestowed with inexplicable powers. While the first three seasons aired on NBC, Netflix acquired the series in August 2021 after NBC's decision to cancel it. Split into two parts, the fourth and final season delivered its conclusion in June 2023.

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The Witcher

Geralt from "The Witcher" brandishes a sword while accompanied by a young woman.

Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting world of The Witcher.

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Based on the renowned book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher transports viewers into a fantasy realm where they embark on thrilling adventures alongside the formidable monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). As Geralt navigates the increasingly treacherous landscape known as The Continent, he unravels his own destiny intertwined with that of a powerful sorceress (Anya Chalotra) and a young princess harboring a remarkable gift (Freya Allan). What awaits this destined trio, and how will they conquer the challenges they face? The Witcher stands as a riveting fusion of fantasy, delving into the depths of darkness found within demons, beasts, and most significantly, humanity itself. — Yasmeen Hamadeh, Entertainment Intern

How to watch: Immerse yourself in The Witcher's enthralling universe by streaming it on Netflix.

Mulligan

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From the creators of the beloved NBC sitcom 30 Rock comes Mulligan, an animated comedy series set in a world where extraterrestrial forces have wiped out a significant portion of the Earth's population. The show focuses on the resilient few remaining Americans who band together to rebuild their nation. Boasting a star-studded voice cast including Nat Faxon, Tina Fey, Chrissy Teigen, Sam Richardson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rachel Dratch, and more.

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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

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Fans of the hit series Bridgerton are in for a treat with Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a limited spinoff series set in Shondaland's Regency-era London. Portrayed by India Amarteifio, Queen Charlotte's character provides new insights into Her Royal Highness, who is expertly played by Golda Rosheuvel in the main series. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story delves into the intriguing tale of her youth and her romantic journey with a young King George, portrayed by Corey Mylchreest.

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Beef

Year: 2023Cast: Ali Wong, Steven YeunGenre: DramedyRating: TV-MASeasons: 1 (10 episodes)Created By: Lee Sung JinTrailer: Watch here

Road rage: it's something we should all resist. However, don't miss the opportunity to watch Beef, an A24 series that has been heralded as one of the standout shows of the year so far. With one rude gesture, the lives of two discontented protagonists spiral into utter madness. Ali Wong and Steven Yeun deliver exceptional performances, flawlessly capturing the entire spectrum of human emotions. These two actors endured a virtual rollercoaster ride (and their bodies paid the price) while filming this project, which doubles as a lesson on the perils of consuming random berries. With two invaluable life lessons seamlessly woven into the show, Beef provides an adrenaline-fueled ride that will keep you glued to the screen. So, clear your schedule and settle in for a binge-watching session.

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Transatlantic

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From the creator of Unorthodox comes Transatlantic, a captivating seven-part limited series based on a true story. Set in 1940s France, the series revolves around two Americans and their supporters who established a refugee operation to help writers, artists, and numerous others escape war-torn Europe during World War II. Boasting an ensemble cast including Gillian Jacobs, Corey Stoll, Lucas Englander, Cory Michael Smith, and more, Transatlantic offers a mesmerizing and poignant exploration of resilience and courage.

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Unstable

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When an eccentric and self-obsessed biotech entrepreneur finds himself losing his grip on his business, his introverted son steps up to help clean up the mess and repair their fractured relationship. In the comedy series Unstable, Rob Lowe and his real-life son, John Owen Lowe, make their on-screen debut together, offering a captivating performance that explores the complexities of family dynamics.

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Shadow and Bone

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Fans of bingeworthy fantasy series such as Locke & Key and The Witcher are urged to embark on a thrilling journey with Shadow and Bone. Set in Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse, the series introduces us to Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), a young orphan with the extraordinary ability to control light. As her newfound powers are exposed, Alina finds herself thrust into a world of danger and intrigue. The show's second season delves deeper into Alina's quest to protect the land of Ravka from impending doom, while confronting dark forces that relentlessly pursue her.

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Outer Banks

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Starring Chase Stokes, Madelyn Cline, and Madison Bailey, Outer Banks is a thrilling teen mystery that follows the intertwined lives of two distinct groups of adolescents living in the Outer Banks of North Carolina: the privileged "Kooks" and the working-class "Pogues." Together, they embark on a relentless quest to unravel the mystery of John B's (Stokes) missing father, facing exhilarating challenges along the way.

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That '90s Show

Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) finally reunite in the finale of That '70s Show and now they have a teenage daughter. The spin-off series follows Leia (Callie Haverda) as she spends the summer at the home of her grandparents (Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith), forging her own friendships.

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Bridgerton

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Experience the opulence of ballrooms, courtship, high society, and scandal in Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice. Set in a period of grandeur, Bridgerton, based on the novels by Julia Quinn, is a captivating romance series that delves into the desires and expectations of the Bridgerton family. Season by season, the show explores the love stories of different couples, starting with the passionate relationship between the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor). In the second season, the focus shifts to Daphne's brother, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), as new romantic entanglements unfold. With impeccable performances and striking costumes, Bridgerton, a creation of TV veteran Shonda Rhimes, promises an unforgettable viewing experience.

How to watch: Bridgerton is now streaming on Netflix.

Emily in Paris

In this 2020 hit, marketing executive Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) embarks on a new adventure when she is assigned to work at the Paris branch of her company. This fashion-infused series takes viewers on Emily's journey as she navigates friendships, new romantic interests, and the challenges of her career in the City of Love. With its release of Season 3 in December 2022 and the announcement of a fourth season, Emily in Paris continues to capture the hearts of its audience.

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The Crown

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Embark on a journey through the extraordinary life of Queen Elizabeth II as The Crown reveals the trials and tribulations faced by the British Royals. Beginning with her ascension to the throne, the series follows Queen Elizabeth, from her early days as a princess to her reign as the monarch. The compelling drama delves into the secrets and intrigues that unfolded behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace. Season by season, viewers witness the evolution of Queen Elizabeth, portrayed by Claire Foy in the first two seasons and Olivia Colman in the third. Notably, Helena Bonham-Carter delivers a standout performance as the troubled Princess Margaret. In its fourth season, The Crown explores the captivating love triangle between Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and Camilla Parker Bowles. Prepare to see the Royals in a whole new light.

How to watch: The Crown is now streaming on Netflix.

Firefly Lane

Based on Kristin Hannah's novel, this drama stars Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke as lifelong friends who met as kids. The series follows their journey through the ups and downs of their friendship, from wild teenage antics in the '70s to navigating adulthood in the early 2000s. The second and final season of the show is now available for streaming.

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Grace and Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin shine in this Emmy-nominated comedy about two best friends, Grace and Frankie. Their lives take an unexpected turn when their husbands, played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, fall in love with each other. As they navigate this new reality, hilarious moments abound. Tune in for the heartwarming and entertaining journey of Grace and Frankie.

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Virgin River

In this romantic drama, nurse practitioner Melinda (Alexandra Breckenridge) seeks a fresh start by moving to a remote town in Northern California. However, her quest for a simple small-town life becomes complicated when she encounters surprising situations and eccentric neighbors. Join Melinda on her journey as she navigates the challenges of her new life in Virgin River. Already renewed for a sixth season, the show's fifth season will be released in two parts, airing on September 7th and November 30th, 2023.

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Pieces of Her

This thrilling series follows Laura Oliver (Toni Collette), a speech pathologist and cancer survivor who uncovers dark secrets about her mother's past after a violent attack in her town. As Laura delves deeper into her investigation, she realizes that there is more to her mother than she ever imagined.

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The Queen's Gambit

Experience the thrilling world of chess through the eyes of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), an orphaned chess prodigy, as she navigates the challenges of addiction and competes against world-renowned players in the midst of the Cold War. The Queen's Gambit offers a unique blend of drama and strategic intensity that will leave you captivated.

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The Kominsky Method

Journey through the lives of best friends Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin) as they navigate the ups and downs of their lives in Los Angeles. This heartwarming Emmy-winning comedy delves into the complexities of friendship and the pursuit of happiness, all while laughing at the unpredictable nature of life.

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Mindhunter

Embark on a chilling journey into the minds of serial killers in this gripping true-crime drama. Mindhunter follows two FBI agents (Holt McCallany and Jonathan Groff) as they delve into the psyche of these criminals to solve heinous crimes. Directed by David Fincher and produced by Charlize Theron, this dynamic and fascinating show will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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You

Developed by drama veterans Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, You is a dark and captivating thriller adapted from Caroline Kepnes' novels. Follow Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a New York bookstore manager whose obsession with an aspiring writer takes a deadly turn. This thought-provoking series deconstructs romantic comedy tropes while delving into the roots of violent behavior. Prepare yourself for a disturbing and superb viewing experience.

How to watch: You is now streaming on Netflix.

Derry Girls

Step into the tumultuous world of 16-year-old Erin and her group of friends as they navigate growing up in Northern Ireland's politically charged environment known as "The Troubles." Amidst the backdrop of political conflict, Erin and her friends face the challenges of teenage life, from crushes and exams to family drama. Derry Girls offers a unique blend of coming-of-age humor and heartfelt storytelling.

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The Watcher

This limited series is based on a horrifying true story. When Nora (Naomi Watts) and Dean (Bobby Cannavale) move into their dream home, they are soon plagued by threatening letters from a mysterious stalker known as "The Watcher." Jennifer Coolidge, Margo Martindale, and Mia Farrow are among the talented cast members who bring this chilling tale to life.

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Maid

Stephanie Land's memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive, serves as the inspiration for this compelling drama. Follow the journey of a young woman, brilliantly portrayed by Margaret Qualley, as she flees from an abusive partner with her toddler. Struggling to make ends meet, she takes on the job of a house cleaner and faces the daily challenges that come with it. Dive into the unflinching world of Maid and witness the resilience of the human spirit.

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Big Mouth

Navigate the turbulent waters of adolescence alongside Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman in this hilarious animated series. As they tackle the challenges of 7th grade, they also contend with the comically overzealous hormone monsters that constantly urge them towards their wildest desires. With its unique blend of humor and empathy, Big Mouth provides an uproarious exploration of the highs and lows of puberty.

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Workin' Moms

Join a group of quirky and dynamic friends – Kate, Anne, Jenny, and Frankie – as they navigate the hurdles of motherhood, marriage, and careers. Originally brought together by a judgmental parenting group, these women form unbreakable bonds and support one another through the ups and downs of life. Discover the laughter and heartache that come with being a working mom in this insightful comedy-drama series.

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The Ranch

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In this series, Colt (played by Ashton Kutcher) returns to his family's ranch in Colorado after his semi-professional football career comes to an end. As he prepares to take over the family business alongside his father, played by Sam Elliott, Colt also reconnects with his high school sweetheart, portrayed by Elisha Cuthbert.

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Gentefied

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Gentefied, consisting of two seasons, is a captivating show. Starring Karrie Martin, Carlos Santos, and J.J. Soria, the series follows the journey of three Mexican American cousins as they strive for the American Dream. The Morales siblings also face the challenges of gentrification and navigate complex family dynamics while fighting to save their family-owned taco shop.

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On the Verge

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For a delightful and quick watch, On the Verge offers one season of entertainment. The comedy revolves around four middle-aged women, portrayed by Alexia Landeau, Julie Delpy, Sarah Jones, and Elisabeth Shue. These women navigate their careers, family lives, and personal crises in Los Angeles.

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The Umbrella Academy

Year: 2019-present

Cast: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher

Genre: Action, Drama, Superhero, Sci-Fi

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Seasons 1-3: 30 episodes

Created By: Steve Blackman

Trailer: Watch here

The adaptation of Gerard Way's bombastic comic book, featuring Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, and Aidan Gallagher, continues to unravel in extraordinary and fantastical ways. The series introduces a dysfunctional team of superhumans who were all born under mysterious circumstances. 43 women inexplicably gave birth on the same day, despite not being pregnant. Eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts these extraordinary children to witness their unique powers. While The Umbrella Academy incorporates elements of traditional superhero storytelling, complete with villains, battles, and the exploration of cool abilities, it consistently breaks away from the established tropes of the genre, offering a vibrant and colorful experience that defies expectations.

BoJack Horseman

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BoJack Horseman, a thought-provoking and absurdist comedy that addresses themes of mental health, addiction, and trauma, has garnered widespread acclaim since its debut in 2014. The series follows the journey of BoJack Horseman, voiced by Will Arnett, a humanoid horse and former beloved sitcom star. With the support of his human friend Diane, roommate Todd, agent Princess Carolyn, and former rival Mr. Peanutbutter, BoJack attempts to revitalize his career and mend his tarnished reputation.

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Russian Doll

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Russian Doll, a captivating comedy-drama series, features Natasha Lyonne in the co-creator and lead role of Nadia, a young woman in New York City who becomes trapped in a mysterious time loop on her 36th birthday. The second season delves deeper into Nadia's personal journey as she uncovers family secrets and navigates her complex relationship with her mother, portrayed by Chloë Sevigny. The series also stars Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, and Elizabeth Ashley.

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Anatomy of a Scandal

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Anatomy of a Scandal, a gripping psychological thriller, stars Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend, and Michelle Dockery. The series revolves around James Whitehouse, a Member of Parliament portrayed by Rupert Friend, and a scandalous secret that threatens to shatter his seemingly perfect family and public image.

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Squid Game

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Squid Game, a South Korean survival drama series, became an instant sensation upon its release. The story follows Gi-hun, brilliantly portrayed by Emmy-winner Lee Jung-jae, a divorced father who has lost all his money to gambling. When he is approached to take part in a deadly competition featuring children's games and a tempting prize, Gi-hun joins other financially desperate participants. This thrilling series explores the complexities of class struggle and features remarkable performances from Jung Ho-yeon, Wi Ha-joon, and O Yeong-su.

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Bodyguard

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Bodyguard, a British series that has been renewed for a second season, is a political thriller that centers around David Budd, played by Richard Madden. Budd, a war veteran grappling with PTSD, is assigned to protect Home Secretary Julia Montague, portrayed by Keeley Hawes, despite his ideological differences with her.

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Dear White People

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Based on the 2014 film of the same name, Dear White People follows a group of Black students navigating the challenging landscape of Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League institution. With a blend of humor and irony, the series tackles social injustice, politics, and racism, offering a critical examination of real-world issues. The talented ensemble cast includes Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, and Ashley Blaine Featherson.

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Narcos

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Narcos, an American-Colombian crime drama, delves into the rise of the cocaine trade in 1980s Colombia. Focusing on the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, played by Wagner Moura, the series dramatizes real-life conflicts and government efforts to control the drug trade. Pedro Pascal, Boyd Holbrook, and Paulina Gaitán also deliver captivating performances.

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Chef's Table

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If you're fascinated by the lives and creative processes of chefs or simply appreciate visual beauty, Chef's Table is a must-watch. Each hour-long documentary episode profiles renowned chefs from around the world, including Nancy Silverton, Dan Barber, and Enrique Olvera. The series traces their paths to culinary greatness and showcases their extraordinary dishes in stunning detail.

The Great British Baking Show

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The Great British Baking Show, also known as GBBO, has been a hit on British television for years and now enjoys a dedicated following on Netflix. This heartwarming competition show features amateur bakers facing daunting challenges such as exotic breads, chocolate soufflés, and even wedding cakes. The show's emphasis on creativity and craftsmanship makes for a delightful viewing experience.

Queer Eye

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This Emmy-winning reboot of the beloved early-2000s makeover show features the Fab Five, a group of LGBTQ+ individuals who provide style makeovers and life guidance to individuals in need. With their expertise in grooming, fashion, interior design, culinary arts, and personal development, the Fab Five offer heartwarming transformations and forge deep connections with their subjects, resulting in both touching and humorous moments.

Collateral

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From the acclaimed screenwriter of The Hours and The Reader, Collateral is a four-episode series that gained popularity on the BBC before arriving on Netflix. The show stars Carey Mulligan as a police detective assigned to investigate the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery boy. However, as she delves into the details of the crime, she uncovers a more sinister conspiracy.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix is a beloved series that received a reboot on the platform. This new iteration features a new human host, new voices for the robot characters, and new villains. The show's comedic commentary on movies, including a memorable episode on "Mac and Me," offers a delightful and entertaining experience.

Ugly Delicious

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Ugly Delicious stands out as one of the best non-fiction shows on Netflix. Hosted by David Chang, the series offers a fresh perspective on the culinary world, even in a saturated market of food shows. The show delves into diverse food cultures and manages to capture the essence of each cuisine in a way that feels new and invigorating.

Sex Education

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Sex Education is a rare gem that tackles high school sexual exploits with depth and meaning. Set in Moordale Secondary School, the series revolves around Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, and Asa Butterfield as they navigate the trials and tribulations of adolescence. It offers a refreshingly understanding and accepting portrayal of teenage sexuality, presented in a caring and ever-evolving world.

How to watch: Sex Education is now streaming on Netflix.

Godless

Year: 2017

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Merritt Wever, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kim Coates, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels

Genre: Western, Drama

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Seasons 1: 7 episodes

Created By: Scott Frank

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

We are currently experiencing a resurgence in Western-themed entertainment, and Godless is a significant contributor to the revival of these classic tropes. Released alongside Frank's Logan (which can be described as a Western take on Wolverine), Godless takes the genre seriously while cleverly reinventing familiar elements. O'Connell brilliantly portrays an outlaw on the run from his crime lord after stealing his ill-gotten gains. Seeking refuge in a town predominantly inhabited by women, who have endured a tragic mining disaster that claimed the lives of all the men, he now faces the wrath of a vengeful enemy. With a cast that excels at their roles, each character refuses to back down and shows incredible resilience. Godless is a stellar series that boasts a simple premise, allowing for complex and captivating storytelling.

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The Night Agent

When the phone finally rings, events unfold rapidly.

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Netflix's spy action-thriller series, The Night Agent, has captivated audiences with its gripping and intricate narrative. Gabriel Basso delivers an impressive performance as Peter Sutherland, an FBI agent stationed in the White House basement, where the phone never seems to ring—until one night, it does. As Peter becomes entangled in a massive conspiracy, unsure of who he can trust, the show explores Michael Quirk's novel from which it is adapted. The Night Agent shares similarities with Netflix's hit series 24, offering fast-paced suspense and action sequences that will leave you exhilarated. This show blends realism with some implausible plot points, all while maintaining its excellence. - Kristina Grosspietsch, Freelance Contributor

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Lupin

The award-winning actor Omar Sy delivers a magnetic performance in the thrilling and unpredictable French mystery series, Lupin. The story revolves around Assane Diop, the son of a Senegalese immigrant who was wrongfully convicted of stealing a valuable diamond necklace belonging to his wealthy employer in Paris. Assane, who shares a passion for Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief from classic French literature, becomes a master thief himself in an effort to prove his father's innocence.

Lupin is a show that transcends language barriers, offering a fantastic viewing experience for all. It seamlessly combines energy, poignancy, gripping storytelling, and joyful moments, creating a truly unique and captivating watch. - K.G.

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Midnight Mass

Year: 2021

Cast: Hamish Linklater, Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Annabeth Gish

Genre: Horror, Drama

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Seasons 1: 7 episodes

Created By: Mike Flanagan

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

Mike Flanagan's passion project, Midnight Mass, finally comes to life after years of persistence and anticipation. Flanagan has previously showcased his fascination with "hauntings" in various projects, and this series focuses on a declining island community where strange occurrences begin to unfold following the arrival of a mysterious priest. When hundreds of dead cats suddenly appear on the beach, it becomes clear that leaving town might be the best option. The ensemble cast delivers exceptional performances, resulting in a haunting and chilling viewing experience. Midnight Mass is now streaming on Netflix.

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Unsolved Mysteries

Year: 2020 -

Genre: True crime documentary

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 3 (21 episodes)

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

This revival of Unsolved Mysteries has managed to maintain its grip on viewers' attention, with recent episodes even cracking cold cases and potentially leading to more breakthroughs. The show effectively combines quiet storytelling with captivating narratives, reminiscent of the original series. Audience participation is encouraged, as anyone with relevant information may hold the key to solving these intriguing crimes. Former host Robert Stack's legacy looms large, and this revival successfully captures the essence of the original while introducing fresh perspectives and updates.

American Vandal

Year: 2017-2018

Cast: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro

Genre: Mockumentary

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Seasons 1-2: 16 episodes

Created By: Dan Perrault, Tony Yacenda

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

The question that has captivated audiences for the past decade is finally answered: Who drew the dicks? American Vandal takes a unique approach to the mockumentary format, diving deep into the investigation of a series of immature pranks. The show brilliantly navigates between sophomoric humor and the gravity of overturning a wrongful conviction, treating each prank as a serious crime deserving of meticulous scrutiny. It's a hilarious and heartfelt series that showcases the intense pressure these characters face both inside and outside the courtroom. Plus, who can resist a show that features a Rocky IV-esque robot filled with drugs? American Vandal is now streaming on Netflix.

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The Sandman

Year: 2022 –

Cast: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Mason Alexander Park, Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Genre: Fantasy, comic book adaptation

Rating: TV-MA

Seasons: 1 (11 episodes)

Created By: Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, Allan Heinberg

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

Fans have waited three decades for an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved comic book series, and The Sandman does not disappoint. Tom Sturridge brings the enigmatic character Morpheus to life with his exceptional performance, while Kirby Howell-Baptiste perfectly embodies the role of Death. Gwendoline Christie's portrayal of Lucifer Morningstar is on par with the portrayal in Netflix's Lucifer series. Patton Oswalt lends his voice to the character Matthew the Raven, and the ensemble cast delivers outstanding performances. The Sandman weaves a gorgeous tapestry of mythology and fantasy, creating a truly captivating viewing experience. The episode titled "The Sound Of Her Wings" stands out as the most beautiful TV episode of 2022. The Sandman can be watched on Netflix.

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GLOW

Year: 2017-2019

Cast: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Sydelle Noel, Kate Nash

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: TV-MA

Runtime: Seasons 1-3: 30 episodes

Created By: Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch

Trailer: Click here to watch the trailer

In the 1980s, Ruth Wilder was on the brink of giving up on her acting dreams. Broke and tangled in an affair with her friend's husband, she stumbled upon a unique opportunity—an audition for a wrestling show that seemed destined to receive the lowest rating. Little did she know that this rinky dink production, inspired by the real-life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, would provide a safe haven for a group of misfits in search of a tribe. GLOW combines humor and heartfelt moments, using the intense pressure these women face in the ring as a metaphor for their lives. And let's not forget the presence of a Rocky IV-esque robot filled with drugs, which adds an extra layer of excitement. GLOW is now streaming on Netflix.

To watch GLOW on Netflix, click here.

I Think You Should Leave

Who's ready for some messy steaks?! I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is hands-down the best and most absurd sketch show to date. This modern-era comedy show thrives on awkwardness, taking our everyday low-stakes anxieties and elevating them to the extreme. Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, both former SNL writers, craft every sketch with sophistication and surprises. The sketches range from unruly focus groups and deranged office meetings to a hot dog truck crashing into a dinner party and a man with an unwavering love for patterned shirts. Tim Robinson's characters are loud, bombastic, and authentically vulnerable, endearing themselves to the audience even when they make a scene.

No matter how you think these sketches will play out, rest assured that you'll be wrong. They are simultaneously sophisticated and silly, simple and surprising. It's no wonder that this show has become a beloved gem for comedy lovers everywhere. - K.G.

I Think You Should Leave is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

The Midnight Gospel

Clancy, sitting and drinking coffee in front of a home painted with a shooting star, in "The Midnight Gospel."

Protect Clancy at all costs.

Credit: Netflix

The Midnight Gospel is a visually stunning animated series filled with vibrant colors. The show explores the multiverse not through spaceships or magic, but through a spacecast—a podcast that takes our host, Clancy, to different planets and galaxies using a multiverse stimulator. Each episode features real audio from The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast, hosted by Duncan Trussell, which is seamlessly blended with animation to create a trippy and moving viewing experience. The Midnight Gospel skillfully balances emotionally charged topics with surreal settings and characters, creating a unique and captivating narrative. Be warned, the final episode is particularly poignant and may leave you in tears. - Y.H.

The Midnight Gospel is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

Sense8

The full cast in "Sense8," sitting and standing in a room with computer screens and various papers and supplies.

Get ready for a sci-fi drama that will blow your mind.

Credit: Segolene Lagny / Netflix

Sense8, created by the Wachowski sisters and J. Michael Straczynski, is a mind-bending sci-fi series that takes viewers on a journey filled with time travel and biblical undertones. Set in the fictional town of Winden, Germany, the show follows the lives of four families who stumble upon a wormhole beneath their local nuclear power plant. As they delve deeper into the mysteries of time travel and missing children, they are forced to confront the intricate connections that bind them together. Sense8 intertwines thrilling superpowers, intense chases, sinister conspiracies, and meticulously choreographed fight scenes, resulting in a visually stunning and emotionally gripping viewing experience. Angie Han, Deputy Entertainment Editor, perfectly describes the show's essence: it's both a celebration of love and a plea for empathy and understanding. - Angie Han, Deputy Entertainment Editor

Sense8 is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

The Haunting of Hill House

A child faces a group of kids holding flashlights in a dark hallway in "The Haunting of Hill House."

Prepare for a chilling and emotional journey.

Credit: Steve Dietl / Netflix

The Haunting of Hill House, based on Shirley Jackson's novel, intertwines elements of horror and drama to deliver a remarkable viewing experience. The series explores the paranormal experiences of the Crain family in their childhood home and the lingering effects these encounters have on their lives. With a blend of jump scares, plot twists, and meticulous attention to detail, The Haunting of Hill House captivates viewers while delving into the complexities of family dynamics. This hauntingly beautiful series is a celebration of both fright and human emotions, striking a perfect balance between scares and heartfelt moments. Once you fall in love with The Haunting of Hill House, be sure to check out its anthology sequel, The Haunting of Bly Manor. - Y.H.

The Haunting of Hill House is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

Dark

A creepy figure wraps a metal clamp around the head of a boy whose mouth is gagged in "Dark."

Prepare for a mind-bending sci-fi journey.

Credit: Stefan Erhard / Netflix

Dark, a German sci-fi show, takes viewers on a journey through time travel that begins with a missing child and culminates in a whirlwind of biblical references. Set in the fictional town of Winden, Dark follows the lives of four families who discover a wormhole beneath their local nuclear power plant and start questioning its impact on their lives. As time travel and mysterious disappearances unravel the secrets within, the families are confronted with their intertwined destinies. Dark is an intense and thought-provoking series that explores themes of identity, destiny, and the consequences of our actions. - Y.H.

Dark is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace, based on Margaret Atwood's acclaimed novel, is a captivating psychological mystery. The mini-series explores the sanity and guilt of Grace Marks, a convicted murderess who has spent 15 years in prison for a crime she claims to have no memory of committing. As psychiatrist Dr. Simon evaluates Grace, he becomes increasingly fascinated and perplexed by her past. Written by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, this adaptation remains true to its source material while delivering a profound and enthralling viewing experience. With a stellar cast led by Sarah Gadon, Alias Grace is an addicting and thought-provoking series that will stay with you long after you finish watching. - K.G.

Alias Grace is now streaming on Netflix. To watch it, click here.

With an impressive roster like this, it's no wonder why Netflix Originals continue to captivate audiences around the world. From gripping dramas like "The Crown" and "Mindhunter" to hilarious comedies like "The Ranch" and "Big Mouth," there's something for everyone on this streaming platform. Whether you're in the mood for heart-stopping thrillers like "Squid Game" or mind-bending sci-fi with "Sense8," Netflix has you covered. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to be entertained by some of the best original content that the streaming world has to offer. Happy binge-watching!

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