No longer do we have to wait weeks between new episodes, or buy a series one painstaking season at a time. Netflix makes it possible to find a great TV show and stream the entire run, from start to finish — possibly even in one sitting, depending on how many snacks and beverages you have handy. If you're ready for a new favorite show, here are some of the best shows you can find on Netflix.
Ugly Delicious allows David Chang, the man behind the Momofuku restaurants (which sling excellent ramen, fried chicken sandwiches and desserts, among other items) to bring his expertise and passion for grub to your TV. Each episode goes deep on a single topic, so you see how pizza is made everywhere from its birthplace in Naples, all the way to a Domino's. Other episodes focus on subjects such as tacos, BBQ and fried chicken. Do not watch while you're still hungry, as this beautifully-shot show will have you ordering delivery before each episode's credits roll.
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The Archie comics may have been dramatic for their era, but they've got nothing on this dark, edgy reboot. Love triangles are just the beginning here, as Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and his friends are digging into murder mysteries, biker gangs and drugs. And since this show takes place in the present day, these teens have to survive viral video scandals and insanely high hospital bills. And if its current two seasons aren't enough, get ready for the spinoff: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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Marvel's The Defenders is the superhero team-up series based around everybody's favorite Netflix-based heroes ... and Danny Rand, the Immortal Iron Fist (even his fellow Defenders don't take him seriously). As is often the case with crossover specials, a major crux of the story is how our favorite disagreeable heroes (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) struggle to get along and not beat each other into the city's pavement. While you should watch Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage before Defenders, you don't need to watch Iron Fist first, as this series serves as a better introduction to that character than his own show did.
Women's wrestling -- heck, all pro wrestling -- has historically been laughed at, and called a side-show. Netflix original Glow looks to flip the script on how this predetermined spectacle is viewed, by showing how a group of misfit actors and wanna-be celebrities (portrayed by Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Britney Young and others) went from nobodies to the stars of the hit 1980's program GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Podcaster and comedian Marc Maron also stars, as aspiring film director Sam Sylvia, who can't stand any of his performers.
The second season, which launched recently, improves on the first by moving the focus on the show from the training process to how the show stays afloat when ratings are bad and dirtbag TV execs are worse. Actress Kia Stevens, the only main cast member with actual pro wrestling experience, shines especially brightly during episodes where her character reveals her job to her son.
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If Stranger Things wasn't strange enough or dark enough for you, we've got the gripping European horror vacation for you. Much like the 80's-obsessed Netflix Original hit that preceded it, Dark focuses on missing child whose inexplicable abduction has spooky roots. And while Stranger Things is a pleasant, nostalgic romp, Dark will take root in your imagination after it blows your mind, so maybe don't watch right before you go to bed.
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While we won't spoil the recently-released second season of Stranger Things, we can say that Netflix's popular nostalgic fantasy series has already been renewed for a third season. So break out the stove-top popcorn and sit down for the addictive tales of Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Will, the four youths who keep finding themselves in the center of supernatural predicaments. Marvel at the wondrous abilities of Eleven, laugh at the dry wit of police chief Jim Hopper and find the joy in Winona Ryder's over-the-top performance.
Just don't expect the third season to come any time soon. Reports suggest that Stranger Things Season 3 isn't due to 2019.
What if you woke up in heaven, but knew you didn't deserve to be there, and had to hide your imperfections? That case of impostor syndrome is at the root of the critically-praised The Good Place, which stars Ted Danson and Kristen Bell, and is the creation of Michael Schur, the writer and producer best known for his work on The Office (US), Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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