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The 10 best Netflix originals of 2017

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Sure, Netflix might be a little too invested in its subscribers’ lives, but it has also dumped a decade of content on us in just one year. It’s a lot to swim through. Sometimes you just need a massive corporation to reach out and ask: Are you OK?

This week on the Upstream podcast, we’re counting down our favorite Netflix original series and movies of the year, with a special guest appearance from a savvy millennial.

Join us in the feedback loop, and here are our 10 favorites of the year.

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1) American Vandal

Netflix/YouTube

A pitch-perfect true-crime mockumentary about dicks that asks the hard questions.

2) Mudbound

Netflix/YouTube

Dee Rees’ devastating Netflix debut explores family, history, and racism in the South, post-World War II.

3) Okja

Netflix/YouTube

A story about capitalism, consumption, and morality. But at its heart, it’s about a girl and her pig.

4) Dear White People

Netflix/YouTube

Justin Simien’s serialized adaptation of his 2014 film weaves together stories of identity, allyship, and hypocrisy among a group of college students.

5) GLOW

Netflix/YouTube

Jenji Kohan builds out another great ensemble cast, this time focusing on women’s wrestling in the ’80s.

6) The Keepers

Netflix/YouTube

The doc starts off asking about the death of a nun in 1969. But it pivots to a horrific truth about sexual abuse, and how the Catholic Church silenced victims.

7) Alias Grace

Netflix/YouTube

The second Margaret Atwood TV adaptation of 2017 tells the story of a woman accused of murder.

8) Mindhunter

Netflix/YouTube

David Fincher’s crime procedural goes inside the heads of serial killers.

9) Gerald’s Game

Netflix/YouTube

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of a Stephen King novella improves on the source material.

10) I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

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Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/best-netflix-shows-movies-2017/

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Netflixs latest hit The Kissing Booth is a Wattpad success story

Charmaine Blake

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“One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No. 9. Its leads, Jacob Elordi and Joey King, also became the No. 1 and No. 6 most popular stars on IMDb’s StarMeter, respectively, shortly after the film’s launch.

The secret to the movie’s success, however, is not just a combination of teenagers’ questionable taste in entertainment and the power of Netflix’s distribution — though both play a major role, clearly.

Instead, it’s that “The Kissing Booth” is tapping into a built-in audience: teenage Wattpad users.

Yes, Wattpad.

In case you’re not familiar, Wattpad is an online site…..”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/netflixs-latest-hit-the-kissing-booth-is-a-wattpad-success-story/

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

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You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s well-loved shows on Netflix.

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As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.

The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement to continuing offering the series for an indefinite amount of time.

Mashable has reached out to Netflix for additional details on the new deal.

The show ran for 96 episodes over 11 “seasons” beginning in 2013. CNN is airing the final episodes throughout the month of June. Bourdain was filming an episode of the show in France when he died.

Parts Unknown is an important part of Bourdain’s legacy because it represents what he did so well: using his fame and platform not just to expose viewers to different cultures through the lens of food, but to educate them as well, making the world just a little bit smaller.

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Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-netflix/

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Luke Cage Season 2 – Trailer #2

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Harlem can only handle one devil at a time. Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage debuts exclusively on Netflix June 22, 2018

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