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6 Bingeworthy Netflix Shows (and Books) Everyone Is Talking About

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There are so many new streaming TV shows, it can be difficult to know what’s worth watching. While we love Hulu and Amazon’s offerings, Netflix is still our tried-and-true choice for original content. From mind-bending thinkers to funny escapist comedies, they have the widest range of consistently strong television. This fall they’re themselves, with a ton of great new shows that have everyone talking. Here are the most buzzed about shows you will want to binge on and a few good books you should be reading alongside them: She’s Gotta Have It When director Spike Lee set out to redo his first feature length film from 1986, some people were skeptical, especially about the controversial scene of sexual violence that Lee…

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Margaret Atwood’s ‘Alias Grace’ is Coming to Netflix!

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Another Margaret Atwood book adaptation is coming to TV again, and we couldn’t be more excited. After the success of The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, we’re pretty much willing to watch any Atwood adaptation. She’s long been one of our favorite authors, with her inventive (and often super creepy!) storytelling. This time, it’s her bestselling 1996 historical novel, Alias Grace, that’s set to premiere on Netflix in November. Alias Grace is about a real life historical event that took place in Canada: the 1843 murders of Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper. 16-year-old Grace Marks was a servant of Kinnear’s, and both she and fellow servant, James McDermott, were convicted of the crimes. While James was eventually executed, Grace was…

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