8 Netflix Originals You Should Binge Watch Today (Or Tomorrow)

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There’s nothing like a good veg out session during the cold winter months to cure your boredom and your blues. So, if you’re going to spend multiple days in a row wondering when the last time you showered was, at least watch something cool on Netflix.

Right? Right. And don’t worry– you don’t need to watch “Stranger Things,” it’s good. Not great.

8 Netflix Originals You Should Binge Watch Today (Or Tomorrow):

1. “Ozark”

Netflix: After his business partner cheats a dangerous client, financial adviser Marty must devise a radical plan to save the lives of himself and his family.

One Country: Think Don Draper from “Mad Men,” meets “Breaking Bad,” meets pleasant Jason Bateman navigating his way through life in a small town full of rednecks. There are some truly evil people on this show, but you can’t help but root for them. Some of them.

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Netflix: The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.

One Country: Forget everything you don’t know about the Royal Family and get ready to actually give a damn about America’s once ruling monarchy.

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Netflix: A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

One Country: You don’t have to be interested in any type of art or design to dig into the individual subjects of each episode. These are the people shaping mainstream culture and you don’t even know their names.

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Netflix: “Last Chance U” takes us on a journey to understand the real men of the gridiron at one of the most successful, but least known athletic programs. Each player has incredible talent and drive to be the best, but each face their own unique struggles both on and off the field. As their season takes an unexpected turn, the methods of this unconventional team are deeply called into question. With much to lose, they are constantly reminded of the stakes.

One Country: An inside look at powerhouse football team in a town of less than 700 residents. It’s seriously one of the most fascinating and in-depth look at college football today and the characters that come along with winning– the jackass coach, the caring academic advisor, the kids who are just trying to make it and the kids who want everything done for them.

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Netflix: A group of friends from Harvard are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another. “Friends from College” is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

One Country: You’ll be glad you didn’t go to college with these people and you don’t really want them at your wedding. But, you’d totally follow them on Instagram.

6.

Netflix: The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.

One Country: If Aziz Ansari wasn’t a famous writer-actor-comedian he’d probably be a lot like Dev. It’s kind of like “Seinfeld,” but with more developed characters and wittier.

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Netflix: Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

One Country: It’s not fun to listen to two women in their ’70s talk about dildos, but it’s funny to listen to their families try to avoid talking to them about it.

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Netflix: Chef’s Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

One Country: If you enjoy “Top Chef” and you know, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” this is much, much cooler.

Lauren Cowling
Born and raised in the South, Lauren grew up going to football games with her family and eating overcooked steak. When not writing, Lauren enjoys reading biographies, searching for pictures of puppies on the internet and drinking Sprite.

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