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Let the binge-watching begin!

Julia Lechner
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1 of 26 Mike Yarish/Netflix

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It seems like every week everyone is raving about the popular Netflix original series or movie that you have to binge-watch. Here's a handy guide to know where to start.

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If you have nostalgia for old-school horror and the early 1980s, this thrilling sci-fi series is for you.

Metacritic score: 77

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This suspenseful docuseries takes a fresh look at the investigation surrounding a Baltimore nun's death in 1969, which occurred only two months after she confronted her priest about sexual assault allegations.

Metacritic Score: 78

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Another gripping docuseries, Wild Wild Country tells the story of how a controversial Indian guru and his followers changed a community in Oregon forever.

Metacritic score: 79

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Get inside the minds of some seriously deranged killers in this 1970s-set crime drama starring Jonathan Groff.

Metacritic score: 79

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The Marvel series follows an ex-con with super strength.

Metacritic score: 79

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Idris Elba won a SAG award for his performance in this Netflix original film. The jarring war drama is not to be missed.

Metacritic score: 79

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Created by 30 Rock's Tina Fey, this dark yet whimsical sitcom follows Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), a woman who's creating her new life in NYC after being rescued from a doomsday cult.

Metacritic score: 79.3

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This grittier look at the classic Anne of Green Gables follows Anne as she transforms into a spirited teen on Prince Edward Island.

Metacritic Score: 79

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The docuseries follows members of a community college football team in Mississippi as they go for their third consecutive national championship and attempt to make it to the NFL.

Metacritic score: 79

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Relive your worst coming-of-age stories in this animated comedy about teenagers whose lives are completely thrown off by puberty.

Metacritic score: 80

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The scripted series, set in a minimum-security federal prison, stars an amazing ensemble female cast. It has also racked up accolades during awards season, receiving Emmys, Golden Globes and more.

Metacritic score: 80.8

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Neil Patrick Harris brings his version of Count Olaf to life in this rendition of the classic tale.

Metacritic score: 81

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Inspired by the all-female wrestling league from the '80s, GLOW follows the empowering journey of a struggling actress (Alison Brie) who finds an unlikely big break in the new world of women's wrestling.

Metacritic score: 81

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James, a self-proclaimed psychopath, and Alyssa, the cool new girl at school, go on a road trip in search of Alyssa's father in this quirky comedy.

Metacritic score: 81

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Based on the Margaret Atwood novel, this twisted drama portrays the story of an immigrant servant in the mid-1800s who's convicted of murdering her owner and sentenced to life in prison.

Metacritic score: 81

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An animated series starring a washed-up former TV star? Funny. The fact that the fictional star in question is... well... a horse? Super funny.

Metacritic score: 81.25

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This Netflix documentary follows the Flint, Michigan police department as it deals with the harsh struggles in the community such as violence and the water crisis.

Metacritic score: 83

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A reimagining of the 1975 series of the same name, this comedy-drama centers around a Cuban-American family as they navigate the rollercoaster of life.

Metacritic score: 83.5

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The drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her ascension to the throne at 25 to her modern-day rule.

Metacritic score: 84

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Even more addicting than NPR's podcast Serial, this docuseries tells the true story of a man who served nearly two decades in jail for a crime he didn't commit, and then is arrested again upon being released, this time for murder. But did he do it?

Metacritic score: 84

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Netflix turns the 2014 film of the same name into a series that dives deeper into the issues of race, sexuality and privilege.

Metacritic score: 85

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Loosely based on the life of the show's star, Maria Bamford, the series is about a comic trying to get her life together after taking a break to treat her bipolar disorder. It may only have two seasons, but both are totally worth a watch.

Metacritic score: 85

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This delicious docuseries profiles world-renowned culinary geniuses. Good luck watching this without salivating.

Media score: 88

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Ava DuVernay's powerful documentary on race in the criminal justice system argues that slavery has evolved into modern-day mass incarceration.

Metacritic score: 90

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Parks and Recreation alum Aziz Ansari stars as a 30-something actor in New York who is best known for a Go-Gurt commercial. He hilariously struggles to make decisions when it comes to his professional life, online dating, and more.

Metacritic score: 91