Netflix Originals—the TV shows, movies, and documentaries you can only watch on the streaming service—are some of the most entertaining things around. These are the ones we’re most excited to see.

By Lauren Phillips
August 06, 2018
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Netflix Originals have slowly but surely become some of the best TV shows, movies, and documentaries available, and much of the streaming service’s original content earns cult followings and critical acclaim—take Stranger Things, Orange Is the New Black, and Mudbound, for examples.

Between binge-watching Breaking Bad and Grey’s Anatomy (some of viewers’ first picks for Netflix binging!) this fall, try these new Netflix Originals out. You may love them, you may hate them, but they’ll probably be different from anything else you see on TV or the big screen in the most entertaining ways.

Insatiable

August 10

The trailer for this story of high school revenge caused quite a bit of outrage when it was first released, outrage the creator (previously a Dexter writer and producer) said was based around a misconception. The series centers around a bullied high-school girl who, after her makeover moment (and significant weight loss), seeks revenge on the people who once treated her badly. The trailer makes the show seem dramatic, colorful, and fierce—perfect binge-watching material.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

August 10

Based on the 2008 novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows ($12; amazon.com), this Netflix Original adaptation stars Lily James (a casting decision that’s already enough to have us hooked). The 1946-based movie follows a London writer as she exchanges letters with—and eventually visits, with life-changing results—the residents of the island of Guernsey, which was occupied during World War II. Fans of literature, romance, historical fiction, and Downton Abbey alike will be talking about this one.

Watch the trailer:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

August 17

Jenny Han’s Young Adult series inspired this Netflix Original movie, which follows protagonist Lara Jean as she clumsily navigates love, high school, her single-parent family, and her meddling sisters. If the movie is anything like the book, it will be delightfully sweet with plenty of heartfelt moments and laugh-out-loud scenes.

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Nappily Ever After

September 21

Violet Jones has everything under control (and flawless hair)—until she absolutely doesn’t. A series of personal tragedies and an impulse decision to shave off her carefully groomed hair force her to rethink the choices she’s made and her understanding of herself. The movie is based on the book by Trisha R. Thomas ($15; amazon.com)—if the powerful trailer doesn’t get you excited about this emotional film, perhaps some written words will.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

October 26

The trailer for this live-action comic adaptation isn’t quite out, but you likely already know Sabrina from Melissa Joan Hart’s iconic Sabrina the Teenage Witch series. Netflix’s take—from the geniuses behind Riverdale, the moody CW show based on Archie comics—is darker and spookier than its predecessor, but with the same addicting blend of supernatural and mundane.

Stay tuned for more of our most-anticipated Netflix Originals!