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From feel-good series, enlightening documentaries, to gripping thrillers, these shows will keep you inspired and entertained

While most of us remain in our homes amid the community quarantine, there are other ways to entertain and keep ourselves informed. With the ongoing lockdown, streaming services like Netflix have stayed active to release both new and old shows. From delightful series, inspiring documentaries, to electrifying films, these are the Netflix shows you can binge-watch right now.

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Next in Fashion

Hosted by style icons Tan France and Alexa Chung, this new series explores a realistic vision into the world of fashion. Designers pair up to express their creative vision through different looks based on daily challenges. The winning prize is $250,000 courtesy of Net-a-Porter, and of course, the endless possibilities in becoming the next Pyer Moss or even Alexander McQueen.

Knock Down the House

Producer Rachel Lears captured the historic moments following the 2016 United States elections in this award-winning series. The story focuses on four female Democrats, including the current U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). The series tells the underdog stories of these powerful women and how they challenge current incumbents that change American politics as we know it.

Chef’s Table

Food connoisseurs and casual foodies alike never fail to delight in this hit documentary. With six volumes as of writing, the series features profiled chefs and the wonderful culinary movements across the globe. While the episodes offer a glimpse of the best dining experiences, each can be treated as destination profiles for those who love food and travel.

Mindhunter

With Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and award-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers, you can expect a gripping and utterly brilliant psychological drama. Mindhunter is a mix of real and fictitious infamous crime cases with two FBI agents pioneering the science of profiling serial killers.

Abstract: The Art of Design

Prepare to get mesmerized as you immerse into the creative minds of the most innovative designers today. From photography, architecture, illustration, to automotive, the eight-part docuseries features new faces, exploring how design and its processes impact our daily lives.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker 

The four-part series follows the incredible story of Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire. Watch how the African-American hair overcame racial and gender bias, clamorous marriages, and the challenging circumstances of America as they shift into a new century.

Uncut Gems

Enthusiasts of crime and action will satisfy your addiction to electrifying thrillers in this new film. After making a series of high-stakes bets, a New York City jeweler must learn to navigate through balancing family, business, and his adversaries. The story is certain to keep you an edge, seemingly living up to its name as a ‘gem’ of a movie.

Explained

These short documentaries dig into a variety of topics from racial wealth gap, cryptocurrency, monogamy, cults, to pirates. The series aims to enlighten audiences on questions and ideas that don’t make it into the daily news cycle.

Pose

Step into the glamour of the 1980s New York ballroom culture scene with this critically-acclaimed drama series. The show features models and dancers competing for recognition in this underground community, highlighted by glittering costumes, exquisite music, and of course, the staggering performance of the cast.

Pandemic: How To Prevent an Outbreak

The highly-timely, informative, visually-stunning yet terrifying docuseries explores the world’s preparedness for a new pandemic. The show’s main theory talks about how we are now dealing with a “fast-moving deadly virus.” The current outbreak of COVID-19 may be an uncanny coincidence as the show initially aims to inform the world before a pandemic. Now that it is happening, the series can still shed light on what steps we have to take to survive.

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The Crown

Relive the political rivalries, drama, and intriguing romance in the extremely fancy and elegant way of the British monarchy. This historical show chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II until modern times, offering a glimpse into the lives of royalties.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The elegant storytelling of the life of Jiro Ono, the greatest sushi chef, continues to capture the hearts of many, even after almost a decade from its release. The documentary chronicles the unparalleled success of the chef as he navigates through family, work, and the art of perfection.

Up in the Air

This American comedy-drama follows the story of a corporate downsizing expert whose job entails flying to people’s offices to fire them. While the movie carries some light-hearted tones with the romance between George Clooney as Bingham and Vera Farmiga as Alex, the film remains reflective of reality which can be tough to deal with. But with a bright and ambitious character like Anna Kendrick as Natalie, Up in the Air is a real delight to watch.

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