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17 best Netflix shows to watch and 8 originals to skip

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Best Netflix shows to watch and to skip

Month after month, we’re met with an overwhelming amount of Netflix original series, new releases and even more recommendations on what to watch. But which Netflix shows should you definitely add to your watch list and which could you live to skip? We have your back.

Naturally, we’re inclined to feel obligated to binge-watch all of the Netflix shows everyone’s talking about, but those shows you have been hearing about up and down your social timeline aren’t quite your cup of tea. What’s more, they might not even be worth your time.

On the other hand, some of those Netflix shows could be a risk you’re willing to take. Not normally interested in romantic period dramas? Bridgerton has the charms to change your mind. Usually steer clear of twisty limited series? The Queen’s Gambit and Behind Her Eyes live up to the hype.

Conversely, some of the most talked-about Netflix shows, like Emily in Paris and Ginny & Georgia, probably won’t scratch your television itch if feel-good dramedies aren’t your gig. The decision to watch or skip is in the eye of the binge-watcher, but we’ll help guide you in the right direction.

Is Emily in Paris good?

Seasons: 1 (renewed for season 2)

Created By: Darren Star

Starring: Lily Collins, Phillippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo, Samuel Arnold, Bruno Gouery, Camille Razat

Whether you have taken a trip to Paris with Emily not, you have definitely heard one thing or another about Netflix’s new hit original romantic comedy series Emily in Paris. It’s the kind of quintessential comfort viewing that you can burn through in one sitting without having to be too challenged. But don’t feel like you have to rush to watch the series.

Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins as the titular Emily Cooper, a young American social media expert who lands a dream job at a marketing firm in Paris. But as she rises in popularity through her adventures on her own social media, Emily finds assimilating into the new culture at work and in Paris at large a difficult task — even as she falls for her handsome neighbor Gabriel (Lucas Bravo).

Look, here’s the thing: Emily in Paris isn’t nearly as bad as your Twitter timeline would leave you to believe. The Golden Globe-nominated series is the television equivalent of a delicious cake. It’s comforting and fun, but you might feel a little guilty about it later. If you love these kinds of shows, you’ll have no regrets about Emily in Paris. But if you don’t, you shouldn’t feel bad about skipping this one.

Verdict: Skip