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3 Of The Most Highly Anticipated Shows Hitting Netflix This November

With Halloween drawing to a close, and horror movies fleeting out of the center of attention, you may find yourself wondering what to watch. Thankfully Netflix has some new seasons and series slated all throughout this month to look forward to. 

  1. The Crown

Season 5 of Netflix’s The Crown is set to premiere on November 9th. This will be the first season in the show’s run time to be released after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. This season is expected to span from the end of the 90s into the early 2000s. It will likely handle issues surrounding Princess Di, the events of 9/11, and even the deaths of Princess Margaret and Queen Mum. With so many serious events condescending to that time period, this season could be one of the most dramatic seasons yet. 

  1. Blockbuster

On a cheerier note, Netflix has just released a new workplace comedy called Blockbuster, about, you guessed it, Blockbuster Video. The show stars Fresh Off The Boat’s Randall Park and Brooklynn 99’s Melissa Fumero. Park plays Timmy Yoon on the show, the manager of the last Blockbuster Video store in the U.S.. Given what we already know about the fair of Blockbuster Video, it will no doubt be a hilarious ride as the characters struggle to stay relevant and employed. 

  1. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays 

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a nod to The Great British Bake Off. This reality baking show is the perfect thing to watch as the holidays approach. Not only will it put you in the mood for the changing seasons and something sweet, but it will put you in the mood to bake! With the holidays just around the corner and lots of family dinners to be had, now is a great time to start watching and practicing. The fifth and newest season will be available to stream on Netflix starting November 18.

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