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5 Emmy-Nominated Shows You Can Watch on Netflix Now

Have you hit your mid-summer Netflix slump yet? Has your queue has dried up, leaving you with no other option than to rewatch your favorite shows? If you’re looking for a new series to binge, the Emmy Award nominations have some great suggestions. (Check out the full list of nominations here). Say goodbye to watching The Office for the hundredth time! From comedies to dramas, to everything in between, here are five amazing shows to check out. These shows are sure to keep you entertained all summer long.

When They See Us

Length: 4 episodes on Netflix, with each episode being 1+ hour long.

Genre: Drama

Important nominations: Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Directing for a Limited Series

One sentence summary: Based on a true story, the drama follows the events of the 1989 Central Park Jogger case and documents the lives of the five male suspects (a.k.a. “The Central Park Five“) who were prosecuted for the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City.

Watch for: The relevance it has in today’s political climate and the well-written emotional scenes.

 

The Good Place

Length: 25 episodes on Netflix, with each episode being 22 minutes long.

Genre: Comedy

Big nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

One sentence summary: Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) has died and gone to The Good Place, but she’s there by mistake — now she has to learn how to be a good person in order to avoid being sent to The Bad Place.

Watch for: The quirky humor and the chemistry between the entire cast.

 

Russian Doll

Length: 8 episodes on Netflix, with each episode being around the 30-minute mark.

Genre: Comedy

Big nominations: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

One sentence summary: Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is trapped in a time loop, reliving her 36th birthday party over and over with no idea how to escape.

Watch for: Natasha Lyonne’s performance and the Groundhog Day-reminiscent plot.

 

Dead To Me

Length: 10 episodes on Netflix, around half an hour each.

Genre: Comedy

Big nominations: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

One sentence summary: An unlikely friendship forms between a widow with anger issues searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed her husband, and an quirky optimist who isn’t who she says she is.

Watch for: The phenomenal dynamic between the two female leads.

 

Bodyguard

Length: 6 episodes on Netflix, about an hour long each.

Genre: Drama

Big nominations: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

One sentence summary: After ending a terrorist attack, a veteran is assigned to protect a politician that played a part in the very war he fought in.

Watch for: The storyline which will keep you guessing until the very end.

 

Pose

Length: 8 episodes on Netflix, ranging from 45 minutes to over an hour.

Genre: Drama

Big nominations: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

One sentence summary: The series details the African-American and Latinx LGBT fixtures in the ballroom culture scene in 1980s New York.

Watch for: The diverse cast and the glitzy costumes, hair, and makeup.

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