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The best hidden gems on Netflix right now

Every week, chances are you read about or see a hot, new title on Netflix that’s worth watching. There are ones everyone talks about, from Cobra Kai to Monster – Dahmer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and others that quietly pop up but don’t get as much attention. Even some that do get attention don’t get enough credit, with lackluster critic reviews convincing audiences not to bother.

But Netflix has tons of great shows that might not necessarily be on your watch list but are worth checking out. We dug through Netflix’s ever-growing library to bring you this list of the best hidden gems on Netflix right now. Bookmark them, and when you feel like you’ve run out of things to watch, turn to this list for some great ideas.

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Echoes (2022) new
46 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Michelle Monaghan, Matt Bomer, Daniel Sunjata
Created by Vanessa Gazy
Starring Michelle Monoghan and Matt Bomer, Echoes hasn’t gotten the same attention or positive reviews as other recent Netflix releases, but it’s an intriguing watch, as Monoghan plays a dual role: identical twin sisters Leni and Gina. Ever since they were young, the sisters have been swapping lives and fooling everyone around them. As adults, they have done this every year on their birthdays, with their husbands seemingly none the wiser as one sister firmly plants herself into the role of the other. They have pulled the plan off flawlessly for years — until one of them mysteriously goes missing. Secrets are revealed, and fans are left wondering: What truly happened to Gina?
Echoes | Official Trailer | Netflix
The Midnight Club (2022) new
The Midnight Club
64 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd
Created by Mike Flanagan, Leah Fong
Being in hospice care is no picnic, but eight teenage patients find a way to entertain themselves and bring a bit of joy to what’s left of their lives. They meet every night to share ghost stories. Eerily, however, they make a pact with one another that the first of them to perish must promise to return and communicate with the others from beyond the grave. The group gets more than they bargained for as they uncover secrets about one another, their pasts, and the doctor who runs the hospital. With the first episode of The Midnight Club breaking Guinness World Records for the most scripted jump scares in a single episode, be prepared for some serious horror.
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB | Official Trailer | Netflix
The Watcher (2022) new
The Watcher
54 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Coolidge
Created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan

Reviews have been mixed for The Watcher, but it’s worth a watch if you’re into creepy, mystery thrillers, and/or you’re a fan of Ryan Murphy and his work. It’s based on a true story, although many liberties are taken with the depiction of actual events. Nora and Dean Brannock (Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale) put everything on the line to afford their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey. But the gorgeous, sprawling mansion might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

The couple and their kids notice strange behavior from the intrusive neighbors and begin receiving ominous letters from someone who calls themselves The Watcher. Should the Brannocks sell, lose money, and move back to the city or stand their ground and stay, despite the cost of their sanity and safety? With lots of twists and turns, The Watcher will keep you guessing right through to the end.

The Watcher | Official Trailer | Netflix
Unsolved Mysteries (2020) new
Unsolved Mysteries
57 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Documentary, Drama, Mystery
Cast Various

Unsolved Mysteries will satisfy your desire for both true crime and docuseries about the unknown and paranormal activity. Each episode is a compartmentalized story, which means you can scan the summary and pick and choose what you’re in the mood to watch. Whether it’s the story of a successful businessman who mysteriously vanishes, UFO sightings, or a cold case murder rife with theories, rest assured every episode will leave you with tons of questions, opinions, and a desire to get to the bottom of what truly happened.

Netflix’s version is a revival of the original series that first aired in the late 1980s, and it has been resurrected multiple times through the decades. Now in its third season, the new Unsolved Mysteries presents an eclectic mix of captivating stories to keep you wanting more.

Unsolved Mysteries Volume 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix
First Kill (2022)
First Kill
45 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Sarah Catherine Hook, Imani Lewis, Elizabeth Mitchell
Created by V.E. Schwab
For lovers of the supernatural teen drama genre, First Kill takes an LGBTQ-themed twist, telling the story of two young women who fall for one another. There’s a big problem, however: Juliette is a vampire who initially sets her sights on the new girl Calliope to become the victim in her important first kill. Meanwhile, Calliope just so happens to be a monster hunter who is tasked with eliminating people of Juliette’s kind. It’s like an immortal version of Killing Eve with two teens who find a pull toward love stronger than the urge to defeat. Make no mistake: This is the type of silly, soapy drama you’d expect from a network like The CW. But for those who are willing to take a bite, it might prove worth the investment.
First Kill | Official Trailer | Netflix
Love & Anarchy (2020)
Love & Anarchy
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Ida Engvoll, Bjorn Mosten, Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Bjorn Kjellman
Created by Lisa Langseth
Sofie lives a seemingly ordinary life as a wife, mother, and business consultant. But when she gets a new job helping an old publishing house restructure and meets young IT expert Max, they begin a dangerous game. It starts with nothing more than innocent flirtations but quickly becomes a situation where they feed off one another, going against established norms, taking risks, and trying to outdo one another in how much trouble they can create. The plot builds as Sofie and Max’s games start to become an obsession. The Swedish series is dubbed a romantic comedy, so expect plenty of laughs along the way.
Love & Anarchy: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix
One Day at a Time (2017)
One Day at a Time
82 %
tv-pg 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Isabella Gomez
Created by Whitney Blake, Allan Manings
A reimagining of the classic ‘70s and ‘80s sitcom, One Day at a Time centers around a young Cuban mother and nurse and her two children who live together in a small apartment with her elderly mother while interacting frequently with their goofy, young landlord. While the basics stay true to the original, the underrated sitcom delves into serious topics like PTSD, alcohol abuse, gender identity, mental illness, and racism. There was fan outcry when Netflix canceled the series after three seasons, but it was eventually revived by Pop for a fourth and final one. The first three seasons are still available to watch on Netflix. With a talented and likable cast that includes the incomparable Rita Moreno, it’s a show that deserved to run for far longer than it did.
One Day At a Time - Season 2 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
El Marginal (2016)
El Marginal
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Martina Gusman, Claudio Rissi, Nicolás Furtado
Created by Sebastián Ortega, Adrián Caetano
Receiving rave reviews, this Argentine series concluded with its fifth and final season. With edge-of-your-seat tension all the way through, Miguel is a former police officer who takes an assignment to be sent to jail under a fake name and contrived case. The reason? He wants to infiltrate a criminal gang and find out details about the daughter of a judge who was kidnapped. The seasons flip back and forth between the present day and previous years, making for an interesting and compelling watch that will keep you invested all the way through.
El marginal - Temporada 4 | Tráiler oficial | Netflix
Secret City (2016)
Secret City
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, War & Politics
Cast Anna Torv, Andrew McFarlane, Robert Rabiah
Created by Based on The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis
Harriett Dunkley (Anna Torv) uncovers various conspiracies involving tensions between China and the U.S. while working at Canberra press gallery. As she gets closer and closer to the truth, Dunkley’s job, and the freedoms of Australian residents, are at risk. Dubbed a political thriller, the show is based on Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’ series of novels, including The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code, and The Shadow Game. There are two seasons, the second dubbed Secret City: Under the Eagle, which diverts from the stories in the novels, though both Uhlmann and Lewis signed on to consult. The Guardian calls the show “gripping,” noting that the political world setting feels “all too real and believable.” Each season is just six episodes, making a dozen in total to watch.
Secret City Season 1 | Trailer
Kim's Convenience (2016)
Kim's Convenience
tv-14 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang
Created by Ins Choi, Kevin White
Hailing from Canada, Kim’s Convenience attained widespread recognition once it began streaming on Netflix. The sitcom stars Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (who also plays Captain Carson Teva in The Mandalorian) as a Korean Canadian man running a convenience store with his wife (Jean Yoon) and dealing with the everyday struggles of being parents and business owners. Ending after five seasons due to the co-creators departing the project, a spinoff called Strays debuted in late 2021. Kim’s Convenience has been praised for its clever storylines, sharp dialogue, and “screwball comedy.” If you’re looking for some good laughs, it’s worth a watch.
Kim's Convenience Trailer
Derry Girls (2018)
Derry Girls
83 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan
Created by Lisa McGee
This British teen sitcom quietly launched on Channel 4 in 2018 and exploded to become the network’s most successful comedy since Father Ted. Set in the ‘90s, it follows a group of teenage girls dealing with typical coming-of-age struggles in Ireland while also navigating the end of the period known as The Troubles, a 30-year power struggle relating to political and nationalistic interests. Based on creator Lisa McGee’s own high school experiences, it’s raw and honest, featuring actual events that took place during that time, like the 1994 IRA ceasefire and Bill Clinton’s visit to Northern Ireland in 1995. Aside from the engaging storylines, dark humor, and charm, the show features a solid musical track that’s indicative of the period, with everyone from Ace of Bass to Cypress Hill, Salt-N-Pepa, and The Cranberries. There are 19 episodes and three seasons.
TRAILER | Derry Girls | Starts Thursday 4th January
On My Block (2018)
On My Block
69 %
tv-14 4 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Jessica Marie Garcia
Created by Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, Jeremy Haft
There are four seasons of this Netflix original, a teen drama set in inner-city Los Angeles where four teens find that high school puts their longtime friendship to the test. Praised for its diverse cast that includes Monse (Sierra Capri), an Afro-Latina tomboy, Ruben (Jason Genao), a Mexican math whiz, Jamal (Brett Gray), a Black nerd, and Cesar (Diego Tinoco), a smart Latino teen who gets involved in gang life, the show beautifully reflects the challenges of growing up and being pulled in multiple directions as kids try to figure out who they are and who they want to be. On My Block isn’t a typical teen drama: The show has been praised for being authentic and for weaving storylines involving topics like violence into its core rather than keeping them for that “one special episode,” notes Vulture’s Matt Zeitz.
ON MY BLOCK Official Trailer (2018) Netflix Teen Comedy HD
Is It Cake? (2022)
Is It Cake?
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Reality
Cast Mikey Day
This isn’t your typical baking show, but this reality cooking competition has been quietly making waves on Netflix. Hosted by SNL‘s Mikey Day, contestants are presented with an object of some kind and must bake a cake that replicates the look of it. So much so, in fact, that they must be able to fool the judges into thinking their cake is the actual object in a lineup and not completely edible (and delicious). The object of the game is to bake something that’s indistinguishable from the real thing. The big reveal happens when the item is sliced to audible gasps of “oohs” and “ahhs.” If more than one cake makes the cut, the judges give them a taste to decide who’s the deserving winner. It’s delicious, addictive, bingeable fun you can watch with the whole family.
Is It Cake? | Official Trailer | Netflix
The End of the F***ing World (2017)
The End of the F***ing World
77 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama, Crime
Cast Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Naomi Ackie
Created by Jonathan Entwistle
There are just two seasons of this hidden gem British dark comedy-drama that takes a unique look at the concept of a serial killer. Seventeen-year-old James believes that he is a psychopath and he’s bored of targeting animals, desiring to move on to humans. He decides he is going to murder his mouthy classmate Alyssa, but when they embark on a runaway trip together to abandon their troubled lives, James finds himself growing closer to the young woman and having second thoughts. Based on the Charles Forsman mini-comics of the same name, which were turned into a book in 2013, the show was well-received by critics and audiences alike, lauded for its perfect blend of “misanthropy and humor.”
The End of the F***ing World Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV
Murderville (2022) new
66 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Crime
Cast Will Arnett, Haneefah Wood, Lilan Bowden
Created by Krister Johnson
You might have heard about Murderville or seen it pop up in the queue but were reluctant to check it out. It’s actually the perfect interlude show between starting up a new thrilling drama or waiting for your favorite show to return with a new season. Will Arnett is joined by a different celebrity guest in each episode as they play detective and rookie detective heading out to solve a murder. The best part about the show, however, is that all the dialogue is improvised, so you’re watching the actors and personalities in all their improvisational and comedic glory. Guest stars include Conan O’Brien, Marshawn Lynch, Kumail Nanjiani, Annie Murphy, Sharon Stone, and Ken Jeong, with every episode delivering its own unique brand of humor. With just six short episodes, it’s the perfect show to put you in a good mood.
Murderville | Official Trailer | Netflix
Raising Dion (2019)
Raising Dion
61 %
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Sammi Haney
Created by Carol Barbee
If you have powered through all the other superhero shows, Raising Dion is an interesting story that will appeal to your love of the genre. Based on the 2015 Dennis Liu comic book of the same name, Dion is a 10-year-old boy who, as it turns out, possesses superhuman powers. His single widowed mother, grieving from the loss of Dion’s father, must now fight to keep her son’s secret and avoid enemies looking to exploit him. Meanwhile, both want to know, how did Dion get this way? The show has largely flown under the radar though it has been praised for compelling performances and “sense of wonder.”
Raising Dion Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix
Catching Killers (2021)
Catching Killers
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary, Crime
Cast Dana Gouge, Tim Relph, Clark Schwartzkopf
Created by Simon Dekker
Everyone is in the mood for a good true crime show every now and then, and catching killers is one with a unique twist: Rather than focus primarily on the killers, their families, victims, and families of the victims, the show centers around the police officers, detective, and prosecutors who investigated the cases. Learn every harrowing detail as they went from discovery to the hunt to track down the identity of some of the most prolific killers in history, from BTK to Aileen Wuornos. It’s easy to forget about the sleepless nights and emotional turmoil the men and women on the front lines endured during and after working on such disturbing and violent cases. With just four episodes per season, it’s easy to pick and choose which episodes you want to watch whenever there’s a gap in your TV schedule.
After Life (2019)
After Life
57 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Kerry Godliman
Created by Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais shines in this British dark comedy about a man who, after his wife dies from cancer, decides to do whatever he pleases, not giving a care about anyone or anything. While Tony (Gervais) initially contemplates suicide, he realizes it would be far more satisfying to punish the world, and everyone in it, for what it has done to him. Except, the opposite happens. Instead of pushing people away, Tony’s actions bring them closer to him as they try to make him a better person. The show is heartwarming, sweet, and funny, and the under-30-minute episodes, six per season, make it a quick binge.
After Life | Season 3 Official Trailer | Netflix
The Last Kingdom (2015)
The Last Kingdom
78 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, War & Politics
Cast Alexander Dreymon, Emily Cox, Ian Hart
Created by Stephen Butchard
Originally airing on BBC America and BBC Two, The Last Kingdom is the perfect watch for those who are into historical fiction. Set in the year 886 through to 912 for the first four seasons, the relationship between the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons is about to be defined as a result of the Great Heathen Army. Aside from the gripping storyline, the show has been lauded for its cinematography and “magnificent action sequences.” If you have been missing shows like Game of Thrones and love series like Vikings, this one might be right up your alley.
The Last Kingdom | Series 1 Full Trailer
Dark (2017)
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Cast Louis Hofmann, Karoline Eichhorn
Created by Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Looking for something, well, dark and ominous? This German sci-fi thriller follows the events following a child’s disappearance as the residents of the town of Winden embark on a journey to find out what happened to him. With elements of time travel, the exploration of the existential implications of time, a connection between four families, and a conspiracy that dates back generations, it’s like Stranger Things meets The Outsider meets Twin Peaks. There were three seasons of the show that critics call “tense, terrifying, and creepy.”
In From the Cold (2022) new
In From the Cold
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
Cast Margarita Levieva, Cillian O'Sullivan, Lydia Fleming
Created by Adam Glass
Jenny (Margarita Levieva) is a single mother who, in a past life, worked as Russian spy Anya Petrova, aka The Whisper. While she thought she left her dangerous and complicated former life behind her, the CIA discovers Jenny’s identity, thrusting her back into the dark and violent world of crime. Hailing from Adam Glass, known for series like Supernatural and Criminal Minds and comic books like Deadpool and Luke Cage, the show has been described as a “fine diversion” and praised for its “brisk pace.” Be prepared for plenty of twists and turns as the story progresses, too.
In From the Cold | Official Trailer | Netflix
Gentefied (2020)
70 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Joseph Julian Soria, Carlos Santos, Joaquín Cosío
Created by Marvin Lemus, Linda Yvette Chavez
Despite the fantastic reviews, Gentefield never quite got the attention it deserved and was surprisingly canceled after two seasons. But the story of three Mexican American cousins and their quest to achieve the American Dream is worth watching. They are young and trying to navigate life while struggling with their loyalties to both their families, including a family-owned taco shop, and their desires to move forward with the times. The comedy-drama has been called “strikingly personal” and “hilariously relatable” about how gentrification affects those who make up the fabric of a neighborhood.
Gentefied | Official Trailer | Netflix
Maid (2021)
82 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
Created by Molly Smith Metzler
Tackling the difficult topic of domestic abuse, Alex is a young mother who works up the courage to take her daughter and leave her abusive boyfriend. She moves into a shelter and snags a job cleaning houses in order to earn an income for her and her child. Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) shines in the lead role as a character based on Stephanie Land, who wrote the memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive that inspired the series. While critics say the show isn’t always the easiest to watch due to the sensitive subject matter, it’s powerful and meaningful amidst a sea of shows designed solely for entertainment value. Review aggregator website Metacritic labels Maid a “must-watch” show.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
76 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Documentary, Crime
Cast Carole Baskin, Bhagavan Antle, Howard Baskin
If you weren’t one of the millions of people who immersed themselves in the unusual saga of Joe Exotic, his G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma, and his passionate rivalry with rival Carole Baskin of the Big Cat Rescue in Florida, now is the time to dive in. With Exotic, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, still fighting to get out of prison and a second season out now as well chronicling the aftermath of his incarceration, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the unbelievable story (or re-watch it for a second time). There are so many twists and turns you’ll never see coming, making the first season an easy binge. Once done, don’t forget to check out the special aftershow hosted by Joel McHale that contains revealing interviews with people involved in the ongoing drama.
Inside Job (2021) new
Inside Job
67 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Animation
Cast Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, Clark Duke
Created by Shion Takeuchi
With potential to become the next big adult animated series, Inside Job is dubbed a workplace comedy and paranoid fiction. Set in a fictional organization called Cognito, Inc. within a shadow government, Reagan Ridley (Lizzy Caplan) and her team are tasked with preventing the spread of conspiracy theories. The problem is, every single one of them is actually true. As Reagan navigates everyday work life that includes reptilian shapeshifters and psychic mushrooms, she’s laser focused on keeping the truth about, well, everything citizens suspect a secret.
New Girl (2011)
New Girl
67 %
tv-14 7 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
Created by Elizabeth Meriwether
New Girl is one of those sitcoms that flew under the radar, never really receiving iconic status even though it was worthy of going down as one of the best sitcoms of the early 2010s. Jessica Day discovers her boyfriend cheating, and on impulse, decides to accept a quick living situation with three male bachelors she has only just met. From there, it’s tons of hilarity as the guys adjust to life with a quirky woman in the house while Jess must lean on the mix of lazy, women-crazy, and oddball new roommates to get her through the new chapter in life. It’s fun and silly, and the chemistry among cast members easily makes Fox’s New Girl a modern-day Friends with a unique twist. Watch all seven seasons.
Bodyguard (2018)
79 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre War & Politics, Crime, Drama
Cast Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Sophie Rundle
Created by Jed Mercurio
Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Eternals) stars in this British political thriller about David Budd, a British Army war veteran suffering from PTSD. After serving, he finds himself tasked with working as personal protection for Home Secretary Julia Montague, a job he’s none too happy about considering that he does not agree with her stance on politics. As they face conspiracies, controversies surrounding government surveillance, and danger at every turn, David finds his entire world crashing down around him. It’s a thrilling six-episode binge to complete the season.
Quantico (2015)
70 %
tv-14 3 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cast Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin, Johanna Braddy
Created by Joshua Safran
Originally aired on ABC, this drama thriller stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex, an FBI employee who becomes the prime suspect in a terrorist attack, leaving her to flee while trying to prove her innocence. The show flips between present day and the past and aired for three seasons from 2015 to 2018. Quantico made Chopra the first South Asian to head up the cast of an American network drama.
Dirty Money (2018)
Dirty Money
80 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Crime, Documentary
With two seasons under its belt, each episode looks at topics like corporate corruption, securities fraud, and creative accounting within companies that had questionable rises to the top or dealt with controversy. Season 1 covers stories like the Volkswagen emissions scandal and HSBC money laundering for the Sinaloa Cartel, while season 2 delves into everything from the Wells Fargo account fraud scandal to Jared Kushner. It’s the type of show you can watch an episode or two of here and there when you’re not in the right mindset to get invested in a multi-episode new show just yet.
Queen of the South (2016)
Queen of the South
59 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Alice Braga, Hemky Madera
Created by Joshua John Miller, M.A. Fortin
If you love Narcos, this crime drama will be right up your alley. An adaptation of the Telemundo telenovela La Reina del Sur, which itself was adapted from the Arturo Perez-Reverte novel of the same name, the series is about Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a poor woman from Sinaloa who gets caught up in the drug trade. In the most unwholesome rags-to-riches story you can imagine, she becomes the kingpin, er, queen. Every episode will have you at the edge of your seat as you watch her rise to power and Walter White-like evolution to someone more ruthless than her enemies. All five seasons are available to stream, so you can watch the story from beginning to bitter end.
Imposters (2017)
70 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime
Cast Inbar Lavi, Marianne Rendón, Parker Young
Created by Adam Brooks, Paul Adelstein
Inbar Lavi (Prison Break, Lucifer) captivates as Maddie, a con woman whose M.O. is to get wealthy and powerful men to fall in love with her, propose, and get married. She then cleans their bank accounts dry, leaving a video goodbye message before she disappears into the sunset. It usually works flawlessly to play, except her latest victim, a shy and sweet man named Ezra, feels so slighted and hurt by her betrayal (more so than the money she took) that he decides to track her down and confront her. In the process, however, he runs into more jilted exes, and they team up for a cat-and-mouse game that’s equal parts drama and comedy as they cluelessly try to beat Maddie at her own game. Despite decent reviews, the series concluded after two seasons. But it’s still a fun and entertaining watch that gets you invested in each of the characters.
Travelers (2016)
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper
Created by Brad Wright
This science fiction series stars Will & Grace‘s Eric McCormack as Grant MacLaren, the leader of the travelers, operatives of the past who have had their consciousnesses transferred to “host” bodies of people in the current day. Their mission? To try and save people who are about to die. The post-apocalyptic series was a co-production between Netflix and Canadian specialty channel Showcase for seasons 1 and 2, but Netflix took over for season 3. It’s now canceled despite viewers seeming to love it, but you can still immerse yourself in all three season if you’re looking for a dose of sci-fi.
What/If (2019)
58 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner
Created by Mike Kelley
You’d think this series would have gotten more attention given that it features Academy Award-winning actor Renee Zellweger. A neo-noir thriller anthology series, it examines the “ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things.” Season 1 chronicled a couple desperate to fund a tech start-up who make a deal with a mysterious investor. The show did not get great reviews, though Zellweger received almost universal praise for her portrayal of venture capitalist Anne Montgomery. Nonetheless, there hasn’t yet been a second season, but for fans of the actor, and those who are intrigued by the concept of morality and how every decision can change one’s entire life path, season 1 might be a worthwhile watch, regardless.
Seven Seconds (2018)
Seven Seconds
68 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley, Beau Knapp
Created by Veena Sud
This drama limited series is based on the Russian film The Major by Yuri Bykov, about the investigation into the death of a young Black teenager who is accidentally hit by the car of a white police officer. Assuming the young boy is dead, the officer calls in backup to try and cover it up. Full of racial tension and emotion, the 10-episode limited series stars multi-award winner Regina King. Though it’s predictable, if you’re looking for something socially topical, this is a good option.
White Gold (2017)
White Gold
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Joe Thomas, Linzey Cocker, Ed Westwick
Created by Damon Beesley
Deliciously irreverent, this British sitcom is a great watch if you loved shows like Entourage and House of Lies. Vincent is an arrogant, self-centered windows salesman who wants more for his life and feels he deserves it. Disrespectful of his wife, friends, and customers, he cons people out of their money while living a lavish lifestyle on their dime. Ed Westwick plays Vincent beautifully, while his castmates, former Inbetweeners cast members Joe Thomas and James Buckley, provide additional comic relief. You’ll be laughing and rolling your eyes at how ridiculously conceited Vincent is and what he gets away with. Plow through the 12 episodes of two seasons, and they will leave you wanting more.

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The major players in the streaming device game — Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Google TV, Roku — are all fighting for your money, so we're here to make sure you throw it at the right streaming device for you and your budget, which typically ranges from as low as $30 to as high as $200.

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The best shows on Disney+ right now (June 2023)
The cast of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones.

Disney's streaming platform is a bit quiet until Secret Invasion premieres, but Disney+ still has some of the best TV shows to stream right now. New shows come to Disney+ every month, helping the platform highlight its variety and give viewers content that ranges from welcome legacy additions to smaller-scale original series. It's a solid library to sift through until the next high-profile premiere.

But on top of Disney+'s usual big-budget productions, there are also documentaries, animated shows, and more to watch. Even so, that depth in content can feel daunting to sort through, so we've taken the time to comb through the platform's catalog to give you a streamlined guide to the best shows to stream on Disney+ right now.

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