Since its inception in 1997, #Netflix has truly revolutionised the entertainment industry. We live in a time where technology rules our day-to-day lives, and so it comes as no surprise that a company that provides its users with a smorgasbord of shows and movies to watch as little, or as often, as they like for a small monthly fee, has become one of the world's biggest public companies and a household staple for over 98 million viewers.

However, any subscriber to the site knows that one of its pros and cons is that it has over 5,000 titles, making it increasingly difficult to decide just what to watch. So with hundreds of shows added and removed each year, there is bound to be a few hidden treasures out there that go unnoticed.

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F is for Family

So-called "adult cartoons" have taken the TV world by storm in recent years and if you've ever found yourself relating to the drunk, narcissistic ramblings of Bojack Horseman, or wishing you could live in an episode of Rick and Morty, then you're bound to be a fan of Bill Burr's latest take on family life. Starring Laura Dern and Justin Long, F is for Family offers a somewhat bleak insight into middle-class life in the 1970s, but balances it with just the right amount of comedic charm, striking a balance that other shows have previously tried but failed to achieve. You can watch the trailer below which of course is NSFW.

Santa Clarita Diet

If there was one word to describe this show it would be original. Drew Barrymore stars as the realtor turned cannibal who develops a taste for human flesh after vomiting up something that I can only describe as making me want to do the same.

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The storyline is a bit tacky and something tells me it won't be nominated for an Emmy anytime soon, however, there is something about this suburban gem that just makes you want to keep watching. Think Desperate Housewives but with added gore.

Casting JonBenet

You probably already know the tragic story of JonBenet Ramsey due to the popularity of CBS's The #Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey which was released in September last year. For those who have been living under a rock: JonBenet Ramsey was a child beauty pageant queen who was brutally murdered on Christmas Day 1996 at just six years old with her body being found in the basement of her family home. However, what makes this still unsolved case interesting is the way in which people reacted with many accusing her parents of killing their daughter and forging a ransom note in order to shift the blame from themselves. Casting JonBenet differs from the format adapted by other crime documentaries on Netflix, in that it shows different people auditioning for each role and giving their opinion on what they think happened on that dreaded day over 20 years ago.

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Master of None

With funny man and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari as the lead character, Master of None does not disappoint. It follows Dev Shah, a 30-something struggling actor most well-known for a GoGurt commercial, as he tries to succeed in the professional and dating world, with a number of near-misses along the way. It is the ultimate feel-good show and one that is very easy to spend an entire day watching, or so I've heard.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a concept that shouldn't work, but it does, and well. This cop comedy follows Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta as he tries to track down New York City's most notorious criminals along with the rest of the gang at the fictional Brooklyn precinct. With characters that you can't help but love and some of the best one-liners in television, this show ticks all the boxes. And if that doesn't convince you, maybe a Golden Globe, a Critic's Choice and an Emmy will.

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