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Before streaming, finding a good documentary meant either scouring the local video store or plundering the depths of YouTube. These days, we’re spoiled for choice. Netflix has a huge library of docos on-demand so it can be hard to differentiate between the good and the bad. But that's where we come in.

Here are some of the best.

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Netflix has become synonymous with streaming movies and TV shows easily and cheaply, but Australians have access to a wide range of services that do the same thing: Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Foxtel Now are the obvious ones, but there's also ABC's iView and SBS OnDemand - two options that let you watch for free. When you vie for the Streaming Throne, you either win or you die. There is no middle ground.

So which service is King?

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We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do you go to start a new TV show but don't know whether it's worth the time? Every night? Same. When you do settle on one and it's three seasons long, it throws you - do you really want to spend all that time on a show that might not even be good?

Lucky for you, we've plucked 10 of Netflix's best new shows - and they're all still in their first season.

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If you're a Netflix junkie, you know the drill by now: you come home from work, kick off your shoes, decant that red you've been saving all week, and fire up Netflix. You then spend the next 45 minutes scanning through every single movie or TV show on the service to make sure you haven't missed anything that's a better candidate than that which you have already scrolled past.

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I get paralysed by too many choices. Most nights when I flick on Netflix, if I am not already deep in a series, I just sit there flicking through the service until my mind explodes and I pick up all the brain pieces from the floor.

I’ve watched all the good stuff – but there are plenty of hidden gems on Netflix.

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A few years ago I moved across the country, a time zone away from my family and most of my friends. Moving across the country comes with a number of challenges, but the biggest of those ended up being the whole friends thing. Going from a decently large network of friends to knowing that one guy I hung out with at a party a few years ago caused some serious FOMO when my friends back home were going out or having a movie night.

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Being the son of a baker and, in a former life, a scientist, there are a lot of Universal Forces dictating that I should have a talent for baking. I'm not very good at baking. On top of that, I'm not into all those tears and painful pauses you see on Masterchef, either.

That's why I am stoked that Netflix has produced Nailed It, a TV show about people that aren't very good at baking. It is hilarious.

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As the year marches onward, you might be asking "When does my favourite TV show come back?", "What new shows do I need to binge this year?" and "Wow, Netflix's Nailed It is really brilliant, right?" Well, we're here to answer all of those questions, bringing you the what and when of all of 2018's best TV shows.

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April is the cruelest month, if you're a fan of Cool Runnings. The inspiring story of redemption and warm-weather bobsledding leaves Netflix on April 1. But Beethoven's Christmas Adventure arrives on Netflix the same day, just in time! But seriously, it's a good month for Netflix, especially for original series and documentaries.

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Since it launched in 2015, the Australian version of Netflix has been adding a steady stream of content each month. While the selection of movies and TV shows is getting better, it still pales in comparison to the US version due to national licencing deals. Here's how to get the whole US catalogue in Australia - without getting slugged by the exchange rate.