8 Netflix Original Series You’re Going To Be Obsessed With This Summer. You have been warned…

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  • Still not finished Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or Bloodline? Netflix is about to bombard you with a whole lot more essential summer viewing. Goodbye weekends.

    What: Sense8

    When: 5 June

    Why: If you’re a fan of The Wachowskis (think The Matrix, Cloud Atlas and most recently Jupiter Ascending). This 10-part series focuses on eight characters connected by one tragic death.

    Who: Ensemble cast notably including Daryl Hannah and cool Brit gal (and Jupiter Ascending star) Tuppence Middleton. 

    What: What Happened, Miss Simone

    When: 26 June

    Why: If you’ve exhausted Get On Up, 20 Feet From Stardom et al and you still can’t get enough music documentaries.

    Who: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus was the perfect choice for an impressive film about Nina Simone that boasts never-before-seen footage, diary entries and interviews.

    What: Wet Hot American Summer

    When: 17 July

    Why: If you remember the 2001 cult comedy (those shorts!) and want to see many of the original cast play characters half their age, in a prequel TV series. You heard that right. A prequel.

    Who: Bradley Cooper + Amy Poehler + Paul Rudd = LOLs guaranteed.

    What: Marvel’s Daredevil 

    When: Now showing

    Why: If you’re partial to a fast-paced action flick – this mini-series may just blow your mind. They don’t call it the most stunt-heavy TV series ever made, for nothing.

    Who: Brit actor Charlie Cox (of Boardwalk Empire fame) plays lawyer-by-day, crime-fighter-by-night Matt Murdock / Daredevil. Sexy superhero alert.

    What: Grace and Frankie

When: Now showing

    Why: It’s exec-produced by Marta (‘Friends’) Kauffman and Howard (‘Home Improvement’) Morris, it’s about two feisty frenemies (whose husbands run off together – eek!) and it stars…

    Who: …Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Golden Girls just got a 2015 cool-over.

    What: Between 

    When: Now showing

    Why: You want sci-fi weirdness (a town where a virus has wiped out everyone over the age of 21? Check), unfolding with serious intrigue (released in weekly installments – that’s a first for Netflix. Check).

    Who: 22-year-old actress/country singer Jennette McCurdy is the star of the show. Watch this face.

    What: Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)

    When: Now showing

    Why: If you’re a fan of Funny or Die sketches (this gal’s done a few – check out Drunk History) or Chelsea Lately (she’s a staff writer).

    Who: Jen Kirkman, obvs. You heard it here first.

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