Netflix is a modern day multiplex of endless films and TV shows. Hopefully, this list can help you find your next obsession.

Riverdale

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The first season of this teen drama based on Archie Comics is a juicy mystery that links everyone in the small town to the disappearance of a teen.  (Think Twin Peaks meets Dawson Creek)

 

Young Frankenstein

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A classic Mel Brooks comedy that stars Gene Wilder who plays the grandson of Dr. Frankenstein.

 

Zodiac

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One of the most suspenseful dramas ever. It follows Robert Graysmith while he’s trying to unmask the Zodiac killer in the 1970s.

Terrace House

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The reboot of a Japanese reality television show that follows a group of three girls and three guys in their 20s living in a house together. What sets it apart from shows like Big Brother is that episodes are released at the same time as they are filmed. At the beginning and the end of each episode, there is a panel of viewers who provide commentary of what they just watched.

 

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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Bill Murray plays the title character on his journey to kill a “jaguar shark” that ate his first mate.

 

Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

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Hasan Minhaj’s stand-up comedy special for Netflix shares his personal stories of growing up in a first generation Indian Muslim family.

 

Being Human US & UK

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Both shows follow the précis of a vampire, werewolf, and a ghost living together in a house. Now that I’ve watched the two shows, I can say that if you want something more fast-paced you should go with the US version. Though they share the same plot, the UK version draws things out more and is darker.

 

The Prestige

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Two rival British stage magicians try to one-up each other in order to attempt to create the best illusion show.

 

The Chase

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A quiz game show that has players work their way up a ladder of questions in order to win money. The twist is that they are also playing against a quiz bowl champion at the same time who can take their earnings away.  

 

Penny Dreadful

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The dark horror drama brings to life the penny dreadful stories of classic horror literature such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

 

Conspiracy

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The 2015 TV show where each episode examines cases related to conspiracy theories.

 

Arrested Development

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The four seasons of this sitcom follows the Bluth family going throughout their dysfunctional lives together. Unlike other sitcoms, at the end of the day they don’t really like each other that well.