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The Binge: Near-death experiences, alien abductions and living in an empty hospital




Scene from the TBS comedy - People of Earth
Scene from the TBS comedy - People of Earth

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Every month we take a look at all of the options you have to stream, from Hulu and Netflix to Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Showtime Anytime. Our very own Mark Jordan Legan offers his top picks.

The OA (Netflix) 

The OA tells the story of a young blind woman who had been missing for seven years and when she suddenly returns her sight has been restored. The young woman, who know calls herself the OA, was a survivor of a near death experience – which she calls a NDE.  

 

People of Earth (TBS.com and On Demand) 

This TBS comedy is run by Greg Daniels, who developed the American version of The Office and co-created Parks and Rec. It's full of that tone and humor, and its about a support group for people that believe they have been abducted by aliens. But these aliens aren't the scary type... 

 

Crashing (Amazon Prime)

The show Crashing focuses on a group of very different people living together as property guardians in an abandoned hospital. This is a rather common thing in the UK – people keep the place safe and clean in exchange for free rent. It is funny and sexy – a bit like a British Friends meets Girls.