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What To Watch On Netflix RN

If there was ever a time to be allowed to binge-watch Netflix guilt-free, self-isolation is it. If ‘completing Netflix’ has become your new personal challenge allow us to help you by adding some of our faves to your wish-list. We have the perfect thing for you to discuss on your next House Party call.

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The Politician

Lead character Payton already knows he’s going to be President one day and he sees no reason to waste any time in getting started. This show sees him navigate the toughest political landscape of them all; high school. This original comedy series has been created by the producer behind Glee and Scream Queens so we already know this is going to be a good’un! Also starting Gwyneth Paltrow as Payton’s mum. Check out the trailer - you’ll be hooked!

Sex Education

This raunchy British teen show has been a runaway success. Sex Education follows a group of school kids as they navigate their way into adulthood with hilarious consequences. The premise? Lead character Otis starts giving sex ed counselling at school for money after receiving good guidance from his sex therapist mother, played by Gillian Anderson. There is also a serious undertone as the show covers issues including discrimination, sexuality, and bullying in today’s social media-driven society.

Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Looking for something to really get stuck into? Well search no more, because Netflix has the entire 11 seasons of the legendary drag show Ru Paul's Drag Race just a click away. This show follows a similar format to America's Next Top Model as drag queens compete through designing and making their own outfits, dance and singing challenges, lip-synch battles and performances to avoid being eliminated and claim that crown. Will your fave be told Shantay You Stay or Sashay Away?

Next in Fashion

If you liked Project Runway you’re going to love this. An updated version of the fashion competition show, Next In Fashion follows eighteen talented designers looking to win a cash prize and the opportunity to have their designs sold on Net-a-Porter. In order to win they need to design, make and send their creations down the runway under specified themes including sportswear, red carpet looks, and tailoring. The twist? They have less than 48 hours to make each one. Hosts Alexa Chung and Queer Eye fave Tan France are fun and light-hearted making this an easy watch.

Tiger King

Tiger King looks into the underworld of big cat breeding but soon becomes more about the exotic animal keeper Joe and his volatile relationship with animal rights activist Carole. The two go head-to-head in what unfolds as a story of disbelief and mayhem. With a number of conspiracy news articles appearing every day (just google it!) you’ll have to make up your own mind about what’s true – and that’s what makes it so good! You’re in for a wild ride with this documentary.

The Stranger

This British mystery thriller is oh-so-binge worthy as the twists and turns will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Oh what a tangled web we weave, as families and friend’s lies are unveiled to loved ones by ‘the stranger’ with shocking consequences. But just who is telling the truth and what is the stranger’s motive for causing so much destruction? We just hope there’s going to be a second series.

Love is Blind

This is the latest American dating show with a very big difference. If the thought of speed dating makes you sweat, imagine doing it blind. Better yet the contestants don’t get to see their chosen partner until they’ve proposed marriage! Yes you read right! Love Is Blind will have you sucked in after episode two and you’ll want to binge-watch all the way through to see which couples say ‘I do’ at the end of the series. It’s a rollercoaster watch, so get ready!

Restaurants On The Edge

If there’s one thing we’re all missing right now its travel and eating out, so why not indulge in both through Restaurants On The Edge? This series sees three food and design experts travel the world in a bid to save failing restaurants by reconnecting them to their local cuisine and culture. With each episode set in a different country and all with breath-taking scenery, you’ll want to watch this for the tour of the local regions alone. Oh and there’s the obligatory restaurant make-over segment too.

Grace and Frankie

Looking for some easy viewing, light-hearted humour and fun? Grace and Frankie are your gals! Grace and Frankie have forever been rivals but when they find out their husbands have fallen in love with each other and plan to get married their unlikely friendship starts to blossom. This show is a celebration of two fabulous older women who know what they want and aren’t afraid to get out and get it. This double act’s adventures will both warm your heart and leave you crying with laughter.

Self Made

This new addition to Netflix is based on a true story. Self Made tells the rags to riches story of Madam C J Walker as she rises from poverty filled childhood to build her own hair and make-up beauty empire. This impressive success story shows the trials and tribulations she encountered on her climb to become the first female African American self-made millionaire.

The Pharmacist

Ready to start another real-life documentary? Warning: this one isn’t for the faint-hearted. After the heartbreaking death of his son, a small-town Louisiana pharmacist takes it upon himself to unveil the dark and corrupt side of the opioid addiction crisis. Dan Schneider starts a crusade to hold the powerful people behind this nation’s epidemic to account. This true story is a must-see.

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