The 9 Netflix Shows We Can't Stop (Won't Stop) Rewatching

The 9 Netflix Shows We Can't Stop (Won't Stop) Rewatching
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Some series just never get old.

1. "The Midnight Gospel"

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Duncan Trussell and Pendleton Ward (the genius behind "Adventure Time") teamed up for this trippy animated series. Here, the protagonist, Clancy, journeys across apocalyptic simulations to interview beings on life, death, and everything in-between.

The series is essentially a visual representation of Trussell's real-life podcast episodes. Mind-bending visuals? Check. Philosophical debates? You bet. If you're up for a wild trip through animated space while pondering existence, give this a whirl.

2. "Glow"

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The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) had their real-life counterparts in the 80s, and this show is Netflix 's dramatized take on that. It's got spandex, wild hair, and some incredible wrestling choreography. Fun fact: Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin did most of their stunts! But it's not all fun and body slams.

The series digs deep into the complexities of female friendships and the struggles of women in the entertainment industry. There were some behind-the-scenes squabbles, including discussions about pay equality and cast diversity. Still, it's the kind of show you can wrestle with (pun intended) over and over.

3. "BoJack Horseman "

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While this animated series about a washed-up actor who's also a horse got some serious attention, it's worth revisiting because of its layered storytelling. Raphael Bob-Waksberg's creation is a true rollercoaster of emotions, addressing addiction, mental health, and the underbelly of Hollywood with anthropomorphic animals.

Alison Brie, who seems to be Netflix's golden girl, voices multiple characters here too. Aaron Paul, post-"Breaking Bad ", gives a voice to the lovable Todd. Did you know the show faced controversy for not hiring Vietnamese-American voice actors for Vietnamese characters? Yet, it remains a deep dive into celebrity culture, making it a great rewatch.

4. "The OA "

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This supernatural drama is… a lot. Created by and starring Brit Marling, it's about a blind woman who disappeared and then returns years later with her sight restored. There are alternate dimensions, dance movements that can transport you, and a massive, polarizing cliffhanger.

The show was abruptly canceled after two seasons, leading to fan protests and online petitions. While some claimed it was high-concept art, others deemed it convoluted. But isn't that what makes it so compelling to rewatch? Trying to solve the puzzle, one dance move at a time.

5. "Santa Clarita Diet"

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Drew Barrymore as a suburban mom turned zombie? Yes, please. This horror-comedy series, which lasted for three seasons, is both hilarious and gross in the best way.

Timothy Olyphant, usually seen in grittier roles, shines as the befuddled husband trying to accommodate his wife's... new diet. The series was unexpectedly canceled, with some speculating it might be due to its graphic content.

It's become a sort of cult favorite, and the debate on its ending (or lack thereof) adds to its rewatch value. It's the perfect blend of "yum" and "yuck".

6. "Russian Doll"

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Ever felt like you're stuck in a loop? Nadia sure does in this series as she repeatedly dies and relives her 36th birthday party. Natasha Lyonne co-created and starred in this time-loop dramedy, and her performance is dazzling.

Fun fact: Amy Poehler is one of the show's co-creators! While it received critical acclaim, some felt it was a tad too reminiscent of "Groundhog Day". But with its edgy New York vibe and existential quandaries, it's an enthralling rewatch.

7. "Dark"

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This German-language series throws in time travel, familial drama, and a small-town setting, creating a recipe for mind-bending drama. While it's been compared to "Stranger Things ", it's grittier and far more complex.

It's so intricate that fans have made flowcharts to track the multi-generational characters. There were even rumors of cast members getting lost in the plot! It's the kind of show you need to watch with full attention – and then watch again to catch what you missed.

8. "Mindhunter "

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This crime thriller dives into the early days of the FBI's criminal psychology and criminal profiling unit.

Produced by David Fincher (yes, the "Fight Club" guy) and Charlize Theron, it delves deep into the minds of serial killers. It's said that the intense nature of the show, along with behind-the-scenes disagreements, led to it being put on "indefinite hold" after two seasons.

The show's chilling portrayal of real-life killers makes it a bone-chilling binge, but also an insight into the dark recesses of the human psyche.

9. "Dear White People"

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This satirical drama started as a film before Netflix gave it the series treatment. It explores racial tensions at a predominantly white Ivy League college. While it provides plenty of laughs, it doesn't shy away from tough conversations.

Justin Simien's creation faced backlash from both sides: some feeling it was too confrontational, others feeling it wasn't confrontational enough. Still, it's a captivating look at modern race relations, with enough drama to warrant multiple watches.