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'It's pure rock'n'roll': how Money Heist became Netflix's biggest global hit
You've rewatched The Wire, seen every episode of Friends at least twice and are starting to wonder if this is what it feels like to "complete" Netflix. But wait: there's a world-changing, cultural juggernaut of a TV show that - while hugely popular - you may well have missed.

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