11 Netflix originals to fill your Thanksgiving downtime

Photo: Keir Gilchrist.. Atypical: Season 3.. Beth Dubber/Netflix
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High Seas: Season Two – November 22

High Seas is a lavish Spanish language period murder mystery à la Agatha Christie on a luxury liner. Two sisters in the 1940s hop on a cruise from Spain to Brazil after the death of their father. They quickly become involved in solving various mysterious deaths on board, all while attending fancy parties and flirting with handsome men and having a grand old time. There’s a full cast of stock characters that serve as suspects in the case and plenty of romance involving one of the ship’s officers.

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Season two involves taking on some stranded castaways and a potential haunting. Whether or not the supernatural element is real or just a ruse to cover murder is another question, but it looks like there’s plenty of scenes of people anxiously walking down dark hallways with flickering lights. Overall, it looks like a lot of old-fashioned fun.

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The Movies That Made Us – November 29

I’m pretty excited about this one. From the producers of The Toys That Made Us comes a spin-off about the seminal movies that broke the mold. Unfortunately, it is not based on or related to the Joe Dante and Josh Olson hosted podcast The Movies That Made Me but will still provide a deep dive of several defining blockbusters. The films being examined are Home Alone, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, and Dirty Dancing and will include interviews with industry professionals and actors from the films.

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Word has it that Dan Akroyd and Ivan Reitman will appear for interviews about Ghostbusters, but series creator Brian Volk-Weiss called Bill Murray’s hotline every day for a year and couldn’t get him. Not really surprising given Murray’s refusal to be involved in any Ghostbusters related sequels or reboots. I am excited to see who else will appear for interviews and what the series has to say about each movie. I am also already excited about any potential future seasons and which films will be chosen for those.

What Netflix series will you be watching this November? Be sure to tell us in the comment section below!