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The absolute best TV shows streaming on Netflix right now

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Netflix has a treasure trove of great movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days — or even weeks — on end. If you just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go. Nothing beats a weekend-long marathon with no commercials, so without further ado, we give you our tightly curated list of the best TV shows on Netflix.

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At some point in the future, humanity is brought to the brink of annihilation. Rather than rebuild from the calamity, the people of the future try to prevent it. Using advanced technology, they are able to project the consciousness of their agents back in time, where they take possession of the bodies of people who are about to die. Assuming their identities, these agents — called “travelers” — try to maintain their cover as they work to prevent disasters from happening by using knowledge given to them by their mysterious boss, the Director. While Travelers is hardly a revolutionary time-travel show, it is a competently made one. The cast — comprised of veteran actor Eric McCormack and a slew of unknowns — commits to the material, however absurd it may get. Travelers is good, pulpy fun in the vein of creator Brad Wright’s earlier Stargate shows.

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Santa Clarita Diet

Married life is hard, especially when the couple in question runs a business together. What really throws a wrench into the marriage of real estate agents Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore), however, is the latter’s sudden appetite for human flesh. The newly-zombified Sheila is a bit more vivacious, but her constant hunger for flesh forces the couple to hunt for “deserving” victims while also balancing the responsibilities of work and parenthood. Funny, and frequently gory, Santa Clarita Diet is a black comedy that breathes new life into the suburban sitcom formula.

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