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The 10 Best Netflix Series to Stream | Cheese

July 27, 2021

Bored during self-isolation? You’re not alone. As states continue to extend their stay at home orders, more and more people are finding it increasingly difficult to stave off boredom and anxiety.

Lucky for you, we’ve got something that those who lived through the infamous 1918 pandemic didn’t have: Netflix. With thousands of fantastic movies and series right at your fingertips, the only bad thing about streaming Netflix during the quarantine is figuring out what to watch first.

The best shows on Netflix are pretty addicting, so we’re here to help you make sense of the ones that are so binge-worthy that you won’t even feel guilty about finishing the entire series in a day or two (nobody’s judging).

1. Sweet Tooth

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Sweet Tooth is a fictional eight-episode series about a family in the 1970s that’s taken the world by storm in 2021. The show follows their lives as they struggle through both the political and economic climate of America during that time, but with a unique twist. The main character, Gus, is half-human and half-deer. Throughout the rest of the series, you’ll follow Gus on his adventures through a somewhat dark and deeply intriguing world. It’s delightfully magical and extremely entertaining (perfect for some socially distanced self-care time!).

2. The Good Place

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The Good Place is about as bright and cheery as it gets. Eleanor Shellstrop's adventures in the afterlife are comical and fun. Kristen Bell's humor alongside her castmates' (particularly Ted Danson) is a treat to watch. And, with 37 total episodes on Netflix right now, each coming in at about 22 minutes, that means you'll have over 13.5 hours of The Good Place to watch. If that doesn't qualify it as one of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix then we don't know what does.

3. The Office

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If you've never binge-watched The Office then now is the time. If you're in the US, watch the US version. And, if you're in the UK, watch the UK version. It's a mockumentary sitcom television series that depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania. And, the sheer simplicity and hilarity of it all will have you aching to get back to your coworkers after this is all over. Bet you thought you'd never say that, did you?

4. Stranger Things

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As one of the most successful Netflix series to ever exist (pre-Tiger King), Stranger Things is a great series to stream during self-isolation if you haven’t already seen it. It’s got everything you’re looking for out of a great Netflix series: action, adventure, fantasy, humor, and even a throwback to the 1980s when life seemed so much easier. As an added plus, each episode is just over 50 minutes long, making it a great series for streaming if you’re interested in truly getting stuck into your couch for a while.

5. New Girl Watch New Girl Season 7 | Prime Video
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You know when something's got seven seasons that it's gotta be one of the most binge-worthy TV shows on Netflix. And, that's pretty much the case with New Girl, which fans all over the world have fallen in love with since it debuted in 2011. It follows the awkward but lovable Jess who moves in with three single guys after a breakup. It's witty, light yet just dramatic enough to keep you entertained.

6. You

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Interested in streaming a series that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat? If you haven’t watched You on Netflix then now might be the time to do so, simply to stay ahead of the pop culture curves. According to Netflix, the series follows Joe, a “dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man who goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.” Yep, it’s as creepy as it sounds. Yet, at the same time, it’s so irresistible.

7. Breaking Bad

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El Camino might not be one of the best movies on Netflix, but the show that inspired it is easily one of the best TV series of all time. Breaking Bad is not only a show that’ll reel you in and keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow Walter White and Jesse Pinkman as they navigate the underside of the drug world, but it’s one of the most binge-worthy shows out that. With five seasons in total (and all of them on Netflix), you’ve got 62 hours of prime content to stream for when you’re feeling super bored.

8. Grey’s Anatomy

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If you’re looking for something to watch on Netflix that’ll keep you entertained for weeks and weeks, definitely check out Grey’s Anatomy. There are 15 seasons on Netflix, providing you with plenty of time to really get to know Meredith Grey, McSteamy, and all of the other cast members that made this ABC show a hit. It’s particularly great for those interested in an emotional series that’ll definitely eventually require you to grab a tissue or two.

9. Mad Men

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Throw it all the way back to the 1960s and indulge in a happier time (well, okay, maybe not in the context of this show) when the world of Man Men actually existed. This hit show is the best Netflix TV show for viewers interested in the impressive writing on top of the juicy drama. Don Draper as the anti-hero is flawless and we could all use a little more Peggy Olson energy in our lives right now.

10. The Queen’s Gambit

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Based on a novel from the 1980s and set in the Cold War era, The Queen’s Gambit follows a young orphaned girl’s journey to become the best chess player in the world. Watch as Beth sharpens her wit and strategy all the while falling deeper into addiction. The show’s a great option for those looking for something both intellectually stimulating and serious but also impressively well-made.

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The best Netflix series to stream during self-isolation might tide you over for a while, but depending on how long we’re required to practice social distancing (who thought we’d still be here, right?), you might find yourself in need of other streaming services.

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