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Todd Van Luling

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The 15 Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2019 So Far

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Todd Van Luling Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix“When They See Us” on Netflix. With only half of 2019 gone, Netflix has already debuted over a dozen strong shows that could have made a Netflix end-of-year Top 10 at any point in the streaming company’s history. If you... More »

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10 Netflix Shows To Watch While Falling Asleep

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Todd Van Luling Netflix“Salt Fat Acid Heat” on Netflix. I have fond childhood memories of slowly falling asleep to the Travel Channel and the Food Network while sharing hotel rooms with my parents. The shows that filled these channels had a vaguely educational... More »

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5 Netflix Shows To Watch If You Like ‘Queer Eye’

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Todd Van Luling “Queer Eye” succeeds by blending various reality show tropes into one well-constructed package. With charismatic, attractive hosts and a focus on home renovations, beauty makeovers, cooking instructions, fashion advice and emotional therapy, th... More »

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10 British Crime Shows You Can Watch On Netflix

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Todd Van Luling BBC America“Broadchurch” on Netflix. Crime dramas with a strong mystery at their heart seem perfect for the Netflix business model of getting viewers hooked on stories they can’t stop watching.  Gertrude Stein called mysteries the most demandin... More »

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The 8 Best Netflix Original Shows Of 2018

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Todd Van Luling Netflix spent somewhere around $13 billion on original content this year. Of course, much of that money went into shows and movies that will materialize at a later date, but 2018 still featured more Originals than Netflix has had in years prior... More »