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    36 Netflix Hidden Gems You Need To Watch In 2019

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    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best things that are currently available on Netflix. Here's what you need to start watching ASAP.

    1. Sex Education (2019–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "British teen TV show (drama), heartfelt, raunchy, irreverent."

    What it's about: "Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom. So rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic."

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    2. Roma (2018)

    Netflix

    What it is: "International drama, visionary, emotional."

    What it's about: "Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of a domestic worker's journey set against domestic and political turmoil in 1970s Mexico."

    tannerd4225

    3. Derry Girls (2017–present)

    Channel 4

    What it is: "British teen TV show (comedy), witty, quirky, irreverent."

    What it's about: "Amidst the political conflict of Northern Ireland in the 1990s, five high school students square off with the universal challenges of being a teenager."

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    4. Gotham (2014–present)

    Fox

    What it is: "TV show based on comics (thriller/drama), exciting, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "Long before he was commissioner, rookie cop James Gordon takes on Gotham City crime and corruption to avenge the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents."

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    5. Bodyguard (2018–present)

    BBC One

    What it is: "British TV show (mystery, thriller, drama), exciting, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service."

    katelink40

    6. The Good Place (2016–present)

    NBC

    What it is: "TV comedy, witty, quirky."

    What it's about: "When Eleanor dies and winds up in an afterlife paradise reserved for only the most ethical people, she realizes she's been mistaken for somebody else."

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    7. The Magicians (2015–present)

    Syfy

    What it is: "TV drama (sci-fi/fantasy), chilling, imaginative, exciting."

    What it's about: "When grad student Quentin Coldwater enters a college specializing in magic, he learns that the mythic fantasy world he once read about is very real."

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    8. Crossing Lines (2013–2015)

    Tandem Communications

    What it is: "TV drama/crime show, dark, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "In pursuit of justice, the International Criminal Court's special crime unit hunts down lawbreakers whose offenses cross borders in Europe."

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    9. Maniac (2018)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Limited series (drama/comedy), mind-bending, offbeat, absurd."

    What it's about: "Two struggling strangers connect during a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial involving a doctor with mother issues and an emotionally complex computer."

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    10. Lucifer (2015–present)

    Fox

    What it is: "TV show based on comics (drama/crime), irreverent, exciting."

    What it's about: "Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective."

    ktrose76

    11. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)

    NRK

    What it is: "Crime TV show (drama/comedy), deadpan, quirky, violent."

    What it's about: "After testifying against the mafia, ex-gangster Frank Tagliano enters witness protection and asks to be sent to Norway."

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    12. Hi Score Girl (2018–present)

    Tokyo MX

    What it is: "Japanese TV show based on manga (anime), goofy, romantic."

    What it's about: "A chronic gamer abysmally inept in academics and sports finally meets his match at his usual shady arcade – and it's his rich classmate, Akira."

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    13. Round Planet (2016)

    BBC

    What it is: "British TV show (science and nature), comedy."

    What it's about: "Comedian and actor Matt Lucas takes on the persona of natural history doyen Armstrong Wedgewood to give a unique twist to the story of our planet."

    hannahc20

    14. Dumplin' (2018)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Movie based on a book (comedy/drama)."

    What it's about: "To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean Dickson enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom."

    gwenw4

    15. Instant Hotel (2018–present)

    Seven Network

    What it is: "Australian food and travel TV show (reality/competition)."

    What it's about: "Teams of Australian homeowners compete for the title of best Instant Hotel by staying overnight in each other's rentals and rating their experience."

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    16. Murder Mountain (2018–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Crime TV show, docuseries/documentary."

    What it's about: "In Humboldt County, California, the big business of legal marijuana brings in visitors from around the world. Some are never seen again."

    gwenw4

    17. You (2018–present)

    Lifetime

    What it is: "TV thriller/drama (crime), dark, romantic."

    What it's about: "A charming first encounter quickly turns into something more nefarious when bookstore manager Joe takes a very strong liking to grad student Beck."

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    18. The Farthest: Voyager in Space (2017)

    PBS

    What it is: "Irish movie (science and nature documentary), visionary, inspiring."

    What it's about: "The documentary chronicles NASA's 1977 launch of twin space probes, sent to capture images of remote planets and bear messages from Earth."

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    19. Wind River (2017)

    Acacia Entertainment

    What it is: "Independent drama (crime), understated."

    What it's about: "A tracker with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assists a rookie FBI agent who's investigating a teen girl's murder on a remote Wyoming reservation."

    melissaw40

    20. The Invitation (2015)

    Drafthouse Films

    What it is: "Thriller (psychological), horror movie, scary, violent, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions."

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    21. The Last O.G. (2018–present)

    TBS

    What it is: "TV comedy, heartfelt, witty, quirky."

    What it's about: "After 15 years behind bars, a kindhearted ex-drug dealer returns to Brooklyn looking for a fresh start, only to discover things have changed. A lot."

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    22. The Rain (2018–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Danish teen TV show, ominous, gritty, dark."

    What it's about: "Six years after a brutal virus wipes out most of Scandinavia's population, two siblings join a band of young survivors seeking safety and answers."

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    23. Elite (2018–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Teen TV show (Spanish), thriller, drama, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder."

    elizabethhoodf

    24. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Biographical movie (documentary), emotional."

    What it's about: "Follow pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a new album, preps for her Super Bowl halftime show, and confronts physical and emotional struggles."

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    25. Schitt's Creek (2015–present)

    CBC Television

    What it is: "Canadian TV show (comedy), witty, irreverent."

    What it's about: "When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek."

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    26. The 100 (2014–present)

    The CW

    What it is: "TV drama (sci-fi/fantasy), violent."

    What it's about: "A century after Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, 100 space station residents are sent to the planet to determine whether it's habitable."

    allie4life

    27. Terrace House: Opening New Doors (2017–present)

    Fuji Television

    What it is: "Japanese TV show (reality), scandalous."

    What it's about: "A group of young people – including a chef, a snowboarder, and an ice hockey player – gather in the Karuizawa woods while pursuing their dreams."

    storeyd

    28. Sleeping with Other People (2015)

    IFC Films

    What it is: "Romantic comedy/drama."

    What it's about: "Many years after hooking up in college, two people cross paths and realize they are both serial philanderers who need each other's help to reform."

    niamhl4409

    29. Cable Girls (2017–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "Spanish TV show (drama/social issue), emotional, romantic."

    What it's about: "Set in the 1920s, this is the story of four women from different backgrounds who are newly hired as operators for a phone company."

    ceciliamach

    30. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

    ITV

    What it is: "British TV show (mystery/thriller/drama)."

    What it's about: "After a young boy is murdered in a small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned to the mysterious case."

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    31. Big Mouth (2017–present)

    Netflix

    What it is: "TV comedy (adult animation), raunchy, witty."

    What it's about: "Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty."

    jennyg40

    32. The Last Kingdom (2015–present)

    BBC Two

    What it is: "British TV show (period piece/drama), violent, exciting, dark."

    What it's about: "As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred – born a Saxon but raised by Vikings – seeks to claim his ancestral birthright."

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    33. The Sinner (2017–present)

    USA Network

    What it is: "TV mystery (thriller/drama), suspenseful."

    What it's about: "When a chilling murder sends shockwaves through a small town, a haunted detective's hunt for answers unravels a web of sinister secrets."

    katiec43

    34. God's Own Country (2017)

    Orion Pictures

    What it is: "British movie (LGBTQ drama), emotional, romantic."

    What it's about: "In Yorkshire, a withdrawn gay farmer begins a torrid affair with a Romanian migrant worker who shows him the depths of his capacity for affection."

    —Amanda Jane Stern, Facebook

    35. Good Girls (2018–present)

    NBC

    What it is: "TV drama (comedy/crime), witty, suspenseful."

    What it's about: "Three suburban moms orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence together."

    —Ron Biag, Facebook

    36. And Ex Machina (2015)

    A24

    What it is: "British movie (independent drama), understated, cerebral."

    What it's about: "A coder at a tech company wins a week-long retreat at the compound of his company's CEO, where he's tasked with testing a new artificial intelligence."

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