Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Elena Nicolaou

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, and nothing to watch. Sometimes, despite its plethora of instantly streamable options, browsing Netflix feels the same as being stuck in cable purgatory. You can look through pages' worth of color-saturated thumbnails and still think there's nothing to watch.

But you would be wrong. Netflix is a treasure trove. You just have to know where to look. Step one: Bypass the content chosen precisely for you and your tastes by Netflix's all-knowing algorithm, and listen, instead, to the recommendations of friends. You know — those people who are pestering you to watch that off-kilter Danish show, or that short-lived British comedy, or that cult comedy finally nominated for an Emmy. They're probably right.

We've selected the hidden gems of Netflix, which are usually floating just below your line of sight. Here are the movies and TV shows you aren't watching, but should be.

Call My Agent(2017-present)

Have the ends of The Office and Parks and Rec left a workplace comedy-sized hole in your heart? Send Call My Agent, this delightful French TV show, in for the rescue. The show centers on four talent agents struggling to manage their client's crises and travails after their own boss suddenly drops dead. Call My Agent is a captivating look at the talent industry, and features actual French celebrities.

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