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Text: Valerie Stepanova
In the world of Netflix, there is truly something for everyone — comedy, food, fashion and beauty, royal drama...you name it — they got it. To help you navigate this wild west of the digital video content, V is coming to you with our very own roundup of shows and movies to stream on Netflix, right now. With most of us staying in for the majority of the time, there is no better time to catch up on everything you've been wanting to watch for a while.
Here are our top ten — with one notable mention as a bonus at the very end:
You have probably heard about this one at some point: in the Emmy-nominates Netflix original docuseries, some of the most renowned chefs in the world share their deeply personal stories, inspirations and unique styles of cooking. You will probably be experimenting more than usual over the quarantine season, so if you are in need of something to spark your creativity — watch the food industry connoisseurs prepare their awe-inspiring creations.
If you're in the mood for a historical drama — this will be your jam. The series covers the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her younger years to her reign in the 21st century, documenting the events that shaped our times. Come for the history and stay for all the arguments, intrigue and sumptuous exquisiteness; it will not disappoint.
Who doesn't like a good old American comedy-drama? Originally debuting back in 2000, the series follows the relationship between single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory, who live in Stars Hollow, Connecticut — a small town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk. Other cult classics like Gossip Girl, Glee, Grey's Anatomy and The Office are also available via the popular streaming service.
Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
With all of the time you now get to spend in your home abode, why not make use of it? The show follows Kondo's 2014 #1 best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which promises permanent change in our relationship to things — which ones to keep, which ones to get rid of. Using her trademarked KonMari Method, the housekeeping celebrity instructs her followers to identify and keep only objects that "spark joy." Don't we all need an additional source of happiness and joy, after all?
Next In Fashion
Think of this show as an elevated version of Project Runway — arriving with a similar premise, the show watches 18 contestants compete in weekly challenges to create the best looks, which are presented in a runway show judged by a panel of industry experts. Who will get to receive a $250,000 prize and a chance to debut a collection with Net-a-Porter?
Created by the Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne in collaboration with Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler, the series follows the journey of a young woman named Nadia who is slated to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City. The show made a triumphant debut, receiving four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Lyonne — buckle up and watch!
This sci-fi anthology series examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Each episode has its own, stand-alone story usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone. Get your quarantine buddy and get ready for the night of somber yet binge-worthy video content.
Looking for something more light and cheery? If so, this quintessential American television sitcom is exactly what you need. The main character Michael Bluth finds himself forced to stay in Orange County and run the family real estate business after his father, George Bluth Sr., is sent to prison for committing white-collar crime. Besides, he finds himself juggling the wants and needs of his spoiled and eccentric family while trying to be a good role model for his teenage son, George Michael.
If you haven't had the time to catch up on the iconic franchise that premiered back in 1981 — this is your chance! With all four films available to stream on Netflix, this is the prime time to knock out everything you've been meaning to watch but didn't have time for. "Jock! Start the engine!"
Love Is Blind
Last but not least — everyone's current end-of-day guilty pleasure. In the newest dating reality TV series from Netflix, singles try to find a match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face-to-face, attempting to build an emotional connection before sparking the physical one. The show has been compared to The Bachelor and Married at First Sight (also produced by Kinetic Content).
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If you're in your '20s and already over it — you'll have a good laugh.