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Tylt recs: Best Netflix dramedies, as voted by you!

Many of us are going stir-crazy in our homes while we social distance and quarantine to keep ourselves and others safe during the coronavirus pandemic. But there are plenty of ways we can entertain ourselves and free our minds from worry around the world.

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8. ‘Gentefied’

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“Gentefied” is the newest show to debut on this list. And sometimes building a fanbase takes a moment. “Gentefied” only brought in 26 percent of the vote against “Dear White People” in the first round. But this show about three cousins in gentrified East LA trying to save their grandfather’s taco shop has been renewed for a second season. This heartfelt sociopolitical dramedy holds a fresh rating of 91 percent and an audience score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). If you love a solid comedy-drama, then you’ll love this new Netflix hit.

7. ‘Dead to Me’

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The second season of “Dead to Me” premiered in May 2020, and the show is more intense than it was in season one. “Dead to Me” went up against one of Netflix’s longest-running hits, ”Orange Is the New Black,” in the first round and brought in only 25 percent of the vote. Though “Dead to Me” didn’t make it past round one, the dark dramedy is clearly still worth a watch, with a fresh rating and an audience score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication).

 6. ‘On My Block’

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“On My Block” is definitely one of the more popular comedy-dramas on Netflix, but it was in a tough race with “Sex Education” in the first round. The show brought in a respectable 36.5 percent of the vote. Nevertheless, this heartfelt coming-of-age story about Latinx and Black youths growing up around gang violence in LA is beloved. Fans can’t wait for season four, and the series holds a fresh rating of 95 percent and an audience score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). So if you’ve been living under a rock, watch “On My Block” to see what all the hype is about.

5. ‘Glow’

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“Glow” was in a super tight race with “The Politician,” losing with just 49 percent of the vote. Though “Glow” didn’t make it to the semi-final, the show about women wrestlers in ’80s LA holds a fresh rating of 92 percent and an audience score of 86 on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). Netflix clearly knows how to make a comedy-drama, so check out “Glow” for all the glitz, glam and kick-butt women.

4. ‘The Politician’

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“The Politician” is all about lead character Payton Hobart’s climb to win election(s) at any cost, but he couldn’t win the show a higher position on this list with 27 percent of the vote against “Orange Is the New Black” in the semi-final. While “The Politician” has a rotten rating of 57 percent, the show’s audience score is 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). But never mind that because this Ryan Murphy show is a hit with a second season coming on Friday, June 19, 2020.

3. ‘Dear White People’

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While “Dear White People” brought in 24 percent of the vote against “Sex Education” in the semi-final, the show still collected more votes than “The Politician” in the first two rounds. It wasn’t enough to get “Dear White People” to the final, but the satire about what Black people face in predominantly white educational spaces is still a hit. “Dear White People” holds a fresh rating of 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication), and it’s definitely a show worth catching up on.

2. ‘Orange Is the New Black’

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“Orange Is the New Black” was Netflix’s premiere comedy-drama before all the rest of these dramedies debuted. After seven seasons, “OITNB” holds a fresh rating of 90 percent and an audience score of 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). While the show following a diversity of women and correctional officers in a women’s prison brought in a massive amount of votes in the first two rounds, “OITNB” lost in the end. But just like the last season promoted, “Orange Forever.”

1. ‘Sex Education’

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Whew! “Sex Education” really pulled an upset in the final—winning the crown of Best Netflix Comedy-Drama. “Orange Is the New Black” is running into classic territory after lasting seven seasons and paving the way on Netflix. But “Sex Education,” which says it all in the title, has a strong fanbase that showed up. With a fresh rating of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication), the current comedy-drama is popular, beloved and might be the escape you need to get you through the pandemic.