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My picks: 7 Emmy-nominated shows on Netflix you can't miss

My picks: 7 Emmy-nominated shows on Netflix you can't miss
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It's official. Netflix has changed the game. Back in 2013 when it created the Netflix Original "House of Cards" nobody had any idea how the show would pan out. Could streaming services succeed with their own original programming?

Four seasons later, the incredibly successful show has won numerous Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actor's Guild awards. On top of that, Netflix now has several other original shows, documentaries, comedy specials and movies that are building upon that success, taking Netflix to greater heights.

The move also shoved other streaming services into the movie studios too - just take a look at Amazon Prime with "Transparent" and Hulu with "The Mindy Project" for starters.

So it should come as no surprise that this year, the company's hard work payed off. Netflix was just nominated for 54 Emmy awards. That's why, this week, I've decided to round up the Emmy-nominated shows for you to catch up on before the awards show on Sunday, September 18.

Making a Murderer

Starring: Steven Avery

Rated: TV-14

Synopsis: "Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America's heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear."

Why you'll love it: When it was released around Christmas time, "Making a Murderer" was all anyone could talk about. If you missed it back then, you're really missing out. This documentary is a roller coaster of emotions that is guaranteed to have you screaming at your television one way or another.

Nominated for: Best Documentary or Non-Fiction Series.

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