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Ah February – the month known for marking the halfway point of winter, and romance. The deluge of new television premieres and debuts will certainly make it easier to use the tried and true “Netflix and chill” excuse to get the person of your affection…

October is here, and there’s even more television to take in. While a certain 1980s nostalgia Netflix series is set to dominate the watercooler talk this month, there are plenty of other fish swimming in the TV sea, from psychological thrillers to frothy soaps to unkillable zombies. Below is our list of October’s cream of the crop. “Curb Your EnthusiasmSynopsis: After a six-year hiatus, Larry David is back with the ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Continue reading 11 TV Shows To Watch In October at The Playlist.

If you’ve ever been curious about what is the most streamed show in your state, you’re in luck. Despite Netflix not releasing viewer date, cross-referenced the top 75 shows on Netflix with Google Trends Data to discover which show is most likely to be streamed in each state. Head on over to HSI to check out the map. While HSI only cross-referenced shows available on Netflix, not other streaming services, the map still provides some insight into streaming habits. Continue reading Here Are The Most Popular Shows On Netflix, State By State at The Playlist.

For episode 4 of Bingeworthy™, I’m joined by Ally Johnson, my fellow contributor at The Playlist. We discuss two of our favorite shows (and entries on our top TV of 2016 list) “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” These series share more than just a network home on The CW, our affection and a need for better titles. Both series are led by women on and off screen: Jennie Snyder Urman is the showrunner for “Jane the Virgin,” and Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna created “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” These are two shows that don’t take the standard approach to 60 minutes on broadcast television, playing with format and structure while literally teaching the audience about the Bechdel test. Continue reading Podcast: Bingeworthy™ Talks ‘Jane the Virgin’ & ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ at The Playlist.

In the realm of problems that aren’t really problems, “too much good TV” is the one that consumes our nights (and our DVRs). Because there was so much to choose from, what was a 25-show list last year and a 25-show list when we started our rankings for 2016 has now ballooned up to 30. With over 400 scripted television series across the last 12 months, we wouldn’t have struggled to fill an even longer list, as you’ll see from the also-rans at the end. Continue reading The 30 Best TV Shows Of 2016 at The Playlist.