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Mar 1, 2019

What are you watching on Netflix Japan?

In need of some inspiration or focus. I find that when I'm presented with a lot of choice I end up not really choosing anything, as is the current situation with my Japanese Netflix. So, if you've got any recommendations as to what's good (or not) on Netflix, I'd like to here them. To narrow it down a bit -- I'm after TV / docu series not movies, and this is purely for entertainment not for studying Japanese or self-help (although I'm probably in need of the latter!). Recently I've watched ... Peaky Blinders (so good, so grim) Narcos (original -- started on Narcos Mexico but couldn't get into it) The Vietnam War (amazing docu series, but very draining) Bodyguard (not Costner / Houston but a BBC drama - worth a look) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Adam Samberg light fluff) Sunderland 'Til I Die (football doc - worth a look for fans of the game)

Tomuu

Tomuu

Traveler, surfer, and scribe. Based in Tokyo for six years.

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  • genkidesu

    on Mar 1

    The Good Place! It's hilarious - makes you think about things, too!

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  • Tomuu

    on Mar 1

    @genkidesu - Noted! Thanks. And I haven't seen Ted Danson in anything for while.

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  • Heath320

    on Mar 1

    I second The Good Place. It’s a fantastic show. Grimm is a good show. It’s 6 seasons and complete. Arrow is good and it has 5 seasons up. Only doesn’t have the current season.

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  • Saitama

    on Mar 2

    Loved, loved, loved Peaky Blinders. But once I'd finished watching it I gave up Netflix. Because I couldn't find any other shows I wanted to watch! Should have asked here. I watch on Amazon Prime now. I use Prime anyway so essentially its "free"! Have you got prime too? I finally watched Game of Thrones on Prime - Netflix didn't have it when I was last a member. (Do they now?)

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  • Tomuu

    on Mar 4

    @Heath320 - Thanks for the suggestions!

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  • Tomuu

    on Mar 4

    @Saitama - Oh my word, Peaky Blinders was phenomenal. I don't think it's too over the top to say that Cillian Murphy is mesmerizing in it. I know what you mean though, going into a new series after that was bit of a cold slap in the face. Fortunately I found Narcos to be just about as good, but in a different way. Don't have Prime but have had it recommended. Thoughts? I don't know about Game of Thrones. I mean I do, but have never taken the time to find it / start it. It's one of those things where I feel like I've missed the boat. Recommend it?

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  • hellonihon

    on Mar 4

    Russian Doll is probably my new Netflix show. My previous was American Vandal (season 1) but that's just the immature child in me.

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  • RedhairedAlice

    on Mar 6

    Might be a little too late but just started walking dead last year and Season 7 is next for me. Im a scaredy cat but this series just got me all hooked from the makeup artists, special effects to plot twists! Also watching Brooklyn in betweens if the (zombie) drama gets too intense.

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  • Eli

    on Mar 7

    I would recommend 12 Monkeys (TV Show). You can only watch until season 2 on Japanese Netflix right now though. Season 3 is available on Hulu. It is a US TV series but it has a Japanese dub as well. Also pretty much most of the Netflix originals are decent. I recently enjoyed watching Dirty John and A series of unfortunate events.

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  • JTsuzuki

    on Mar 8

    We're watching The Umbrella Academy (though the first episode takes a bit to get going) and One Day at a Time (sitcom about a Cuban American family, liberal LGBT spin, reminds me of the US I left behind, not the increasingly right-wing hellscape much of my homeland is becoming). Also, I love the new Star Trek (Discovery). Everything the last one (Enterprise) wasn't and more.

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  • Jackson

    on Mar 14

    I quite like the Explained series by Vox, and I was surprised that Japanese netflix had it too!

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