The Best TV Shows on Netflix in July 2019

Netflix is officially a destination for television, which is fantastic, but that makes finding something to watch 10 times more difficult. There’s just too much good content to choose from, and it ranges in style, genre, and taste. For comedy lovers, there’s classics like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Netflix originals like Grace and Frankie are entertaining, too. Our favorite Shondaland shows, including Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, are also on Netflix, so it’s easy to just get sucked into those. Add in thrillers like You and Black Mirror and it’s like, why would we ever leave the couch?

But when it’s Wednesday night or Sunday morning and all you want to do is unwind, deciding on a show can be stressful in itself. That’s where we come in. We’ll be periodically updating this post every week with the absolute best shows streaming on Netflix right now. Give the below fan favorites a whirl. They never disappoint.

The Best ’90s Movies You Can Stream Right Now

If we could relive the ’90s every day, we would. We’re here for all of it: the chokers, the miniskirts, the baggy pants, the slew of pre-Internet teen heartthrobs.

Sadly, we don’t have access to a time travel machine, but we do have a ton of streaming services completely loaded with the best ’90s movies. And there are so many classics to choose from: There is, of course, Clueless a.k.a. the absolute peak of the teen movie genre that features the decade’s most beloved heroine Cher Horowitz; the always-comforting wackiness of Michael Jordan coaching the Looney Tunes in the epic basketball flick Space Jam; and then one of the lengthiest—but greatest— love stories of all time, Titanic.

Picking favorites is nearly impossible, given how many masterpieces came out of the era. Still, we waded through some of the best ’90s movies we could think of. Here what made the list. Happy streaming!

How to Wash Dry-Clean-Only Clothes at Home (Because, Yes, It’s Possible)

One of the best things about the athleisure trend is how easy it made laundry. All you had to do was throw everything into the machine—after all, your sports bra and leggings are made from technical fabrics that are meant to be washed (and washed again) after hard workouts, or, you know, running to the coffeeshop for a flat white. Unfortunately, however, a good chunk of our wardrobe isn’t quite that easy to take care of: A lot of times, the dry-clean-only labels on your go-to silk blouse, cozy cashmere sweater, and linen dress you keep wearing will steer you right for your nearest drop-off location—and a hefty bill. But please, save that cash. We’ve talked to the experts, and you don’t have to head to the dry cleaners when you’ve pushed that dress one brunch too many.

“The instructions found on care tags aren’t necessarily the best way to clean an item but are instead a way for manufacturers to avoid getting blamed for irreparable damage when instructions aren’t followed,” says Gwen Whiting, co-founder of The Laundress. “When manufacturers default to dry-cleaning care instructions, it’s to push the responsibility to the dry cleaners rather than themselves.”

We’re not the only ones who have been curious about this: Back in 2014, The Daily Mail put five different “dry-clean only” pieces through the wash and recorded the results. They found that polyester, cashmere, and even silk fared really well—but a tailored suit and embellished top didn’t quite come out of the machine intact. You can check out the whole experiment right here.

“The key to a successful wash lies in the fabric,” says The Laundress’ other co-founder, Lindsey Boyd. When it comes to’“dry clean’ items, you can usually break the rules if it is made of linen, wool/cashmere, and silk. These natural fibers are often better hand-washed rather than dry cleaned.”

Just because you’re not taking your silk work dress to the dry cleaner doesn’t mean you can just throw it in the machine with your sports bras, though: Hand-washing is often the way to go when you’re handing textiles like this. But be sure to spot-test before you give that silk office dress the treatment in the sink: “If you’re unsure of the washability of an item, always test an inconspicuous area of the garment to check for adverse water reactions (like puckering, color bleeding, and shrinking) before washing,” Boyd says.

Of course, not all materials were created equal to a hand wash: “Keep a look out for tricky viscose/rayon and polyamide fabrics, and never wash leather and suede unless the care tag specifically says to wash,” says Whiting. “Structured items (such as blazers) are also best dry cleaned, but you can spot-treat the inner underarm linings to keep the area fresh.”

Another way to extend the time between cleanings? Steam the garment and give it a little spritz of fabric freshener, says Boyd. Truly, the more you know.

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What to Expect From the Six Female Candidates Taking the Stage at the Democratic Debates

Two nights. 20 candidates. Six hopefuls who happen to be women. After months of anticipation, the Democratic debates are finally here—and are expected to be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Taking place on June 26 and 27, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST, each night will feature 10 candidates selected at random to avoid putting all the top-tier Democrats on the same night.

First up? Tonight, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has pulled ahead in the polls in recent weeks, squares off against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Governor Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), and former Congressman John Delaney. Then comes some of the heavier hitters. On Thursday, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado, Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) will all face off.

While the topics of the debate haven’t been announced, NBC has shared who will be asking the questions. There will be five moderators for the two nights, including Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and Noticias Telemundo host José Diaz-Balart.

The debates will be available to watch on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo and free to stream on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News app, and all Telemundo digital platforms. But before you get your popcorn (and much-needed glass of wine) out to watch the debates, here’s everything you need to know about the female candidates’ strategies for the big night.

Senator Kamala Harris (D–Calif.)

When She’ll Appear: The California senator will take the stage during the second night of the debates.

What She’ll Talk About: Harris recently proposed a massive tax cut for middle-class families, known as Livable Incomes for Families Today. It’s the most robust piece of policy on her platform and would provide refundable tax credits to families, and allow them to receive their benefits on a monthly basis. Harris will definitely try to touch on it, as well as her support of “Medicare for All.”

How They’ll Attack Her: Harris hasn’t been able to shake her “tough on crime” past in her campaign so far. While serving as the first female attorney general of California, she supported some criminal justice stances that some consider conservative. For example, she enforced an anti-truancy program and fought to release fewer incarcerated people. She’s already had to defend her record since announcing her run, so if anybody criticizes Harris, this is most likely how they’ll go for the jugular.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.)

When She’ll Appear: Warren will take part in the first night of the debates. According to The Hill, many think Warren got the “short end of the stick” being assigned to the first night, as this prevents her from debating Biden and Sanders, her closest opponents in the polls who will both appear during night two.

What She’ll Talk About: “Warren Has a Plan for That” has become the tagline of her campaign, and that’s exactly what she’ll hit on—her policies. Some of her proposals include a new tax on Americans with a net worth of $50 million or more, and would also tax billionaires an additional 1 percent. The economy is Warren’s passion point, and she’s also likely to discuss her proposed Accountable Capitalism Act, which would redistribute trillions from American corporations’ to the middle class.

Billie’s New Campaign Is the First Razor Ad to Actually Show Pubic Hair

The film’s director and photographer, Ashley Armitage, who also directed Project Body Hair, echoes these feelings. “In our film we wanted to normalize pubic hair because it’s exactly that—normal,” she says. “Body hair grows on people of all genders and it doesn’t suddenly become ‘gross’ or ‘unhygienic’ when it is on a woman, trans woman, or non-binary individual. We wanted to show that body hair is a choice; shave it, wax it, grow it, or do a bit of both. All are valid.”

While the video could be gimmicky or even campy, because it’s done in such a female-focused way, it just feels honest. And as far as a razor brand not even showing a single razor in the ad might seem strange, that’s the point.

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“I think for us it’s always been about putting our audience ahead of our product,” says Gooley. “With Project Body Hair we showed women with body hair and without body hair. We actually had the razor in that one, because we were making this statement and calling out the shaving category. But we were also saying that’s a choice, and with this new video, it’s more of a celebration of that choice.”

Clearly, the strategy is working. Gooley says that after last year’s video, the brand received floods of support on social media. Most notably, the brand completely sold out of razors in the week following the video. This solidifies what the brand already knew, that women are craving authentic representation in advertising. One of these women is Lindsay Zae, a model in the campaign. She said while she currently feels most empowered when she has body hair, when she was younger she experienced internalized negativity about it. “Seeing a candid film from a razor brand about the beauty of body hair would’ve really liberated a 12-year-old me—the message excited me, and I wanted to be a part of it.”

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

‘The Office’ Is Leaving Netflix—and People Are Freaking Out

“Everybody stay calm! Everybody stay calm!” or “NO! GOD! PLEASE NO!” or “I don’t hate it. I just don’t like it at all and it’s terrible.”

We imagine that’s what Steve Carell‘s Michael Scott would say upon learning that The Office is leaving Netflix for NBC Universal’s as-yet-unreleased streaming platform. The good news is that Netflix confirmed none of this is happening until 2021, so you still have plenty of time to binge watch all the antics at Dunder-Mifflin’s Scranton branch.

The show, which aired on NBC from 2005 to 2013, has found a second, wildly popular life on Netflix. (However, Netflix doesn’t release its viewing numbers.) “I believe it’s the No. 1 most-popular acquired show on Netflix… there are millions of streams of those episodes,” NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt told New York magazine in September. “I believe that Netflix has helped make The Office extraordinarily popular, and more popular than it was when it was on the network. And they pay us a lot of money for it. If we knew how popular it was going to be before they made the deal, we would have asked for more money from them!”

The Office is one of our most prized series, and we are thrilled it has found an exciting new home where generation after generation will continue to discover and rediscover Michael Scott’s most cringe-worthy moments, Jim and Pam’s will-they-or-won’t-they, and the incredible quirky ensemble that makes each episode a masterclass in comedy,” said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television, said in a statement. NBCUniversal’s ad-supported steaming service is set to launch sometime in 2020.

Given the popularity of the show that helped launch the careers of people like Mindy Kaling, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and BJ Novak, people are freaking out about the news on social media. While it’s a bummer, we do applaud the excellent use of GIF reactions. Some social media users also offered alternate viewing methods for the show.

We’ll get though this together, everybody. Perhaps a fashion show at lunch might help ease the pain?

Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan Might Be Doing a Reboot of The Simple Life

In 2003, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie blessed us with The Simple Life, a gloriously bonkers reality show in which the two socialites “roughed it” in blue-collar America. They traded in their designer clothes and penthouse apartments for bunkbeds and evening shifts at fast food restaurants. Was it problematic? Sure, but undeniably funny at times—and a formative piece of 2000s pop-culture.

So it’s no surprise fans are begging for it to come back. (We are in the era of reboots, after all.) But Hilton has said time and time again that nothing is on the books. “They actually approached me to re-do it again but my schedule was so insane that I didn’t have time to do it so I said no, but it would be pretty epic,” she told The Gay Times last fall.

Maybe her schedule is a bit more flexible now, though. There’s a theory floating around the Internet that a Simple Life reboot is happening, and it will star Paris Hilton and—wait for it—Lindsay Lohan.

The only evidence comes from The Simple Life‘s “official” Twitter account (which isn’t verified). On Tuesday, June 25, whoever runs the page tweeted out a classic image of Hilton and Richie and wrote, “#SimpleLife6” alongside an eye emoji.

They then followed this up with two female emojis: one blonde and one redhead. It didn’t take long for people to put two and two together. When one fan inquired if this meant the reboot would star Hilton and Lohan, the account responded with a “shhh” emoji. Interesting…

Then, the account basically confirmed the suspicions by posting a photo of Lohan and Hilton from 2005 and captioning it, “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”

“Enemies” isn’t exactly the word I’d use to describe Hilton and Lohan—I’d venture to say they’re “frenemies.” The two were close at one point during the early-aughts, but their relationship has since fizzled. Hilton’s made several shady comments about Lohan but confirmed they don’t get along this year on Watch What Happens Live. When host Andy Cohen asked Hilton to say three nice things about the Mean Girls star, she responded with, “Beyond, lame, and embarrassing.”

Melania Trump’s Former Aide Stephanie Grisham Will Be The White House Press Secretary

The White House has set records with its rate of staff turnover, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders left another vacant spot open when she announced on June 13 that she would leave her post as press secretary this summer. Her seat won’t be empty for long.

This week, her replacement was announced. On Tuesday, Melania Trump shared that someone from her own team—Stephanie Grisham, her deputy chief of staff and communications director—would replace Sanders and handle press issues for the president and his administration.

In a rare move, Trump followed her husband’s example and took the news to Twitter. “I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest,” she wrote.

President Trump also discussed the news with reporters and called Grisham a “fantastic” choice for the role. “Stephanie has been with me from the beginning,” he said. “A lot of people wanted the job, a lot of people wanted to do it. I’ve asked people, who do you like, and so many people said Stephanie. She’s here, she knows everyone, she actually gets along with the media very well.”

Grisham is one of the rare officials who has been with the Trumps since the 2016 campaign, and she’s had multiple roles within the administration. She previously worked as a deputy to former press secretary Sean Spicer, who resigned in 2017. She’ll be Trump’s sixth press secretary in three years.

During her tenure on the First Lady’s team, Grisham emerged as an outspoken and controversial force who often responded to criticism directly on Twitter, much like her new boss. She took issue with the media focusing on Melania Trump’s “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” jacket, and defended Trump amid criticism that her anti-bullying campaign was at odds with her husband’s inappropriate and misogynistic rhetoric.

“I think that, honestly, one thing really doesn’t have anything to do with the other and she is focused on helping children,” Grisham said at the time. “She has said many times that her husband is an adult, he’s the President of the United States, he knows what he’s doing, and she’s focused on Be Best, she’s focused on children. Children are the ones who are impressionable right now, and so she’s going to go out there and do the best that she can to help them succeed.”

Halsey Says She’s Been ‘Committed Twice’ for Her Mental Health

For several years now, Halsey has open with her fans about her mental health and wellness. She’s shared her experiences with endometriosis and having a miscarriage; when she appeared on the cover of Glamour earlier this year, she discussed being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a condition her mother also has. Now, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the singer went deeper into how bipolar disorder has affected her career, revealing that she was “committed twice” for her mental health.

Halsey first opened up about how living with bipolar disorder has impacted her work life. “I know I’m just going to get fucking depressed and be boring again soon,” she told the publication. “And I hate that that’s a way of thinking. Every time I wake up and realize I’m back in a depressive episode, I’m bummed. I’m like, ‘Fuck. Fuck! This is where we’re going now? OK. . . .’ ”

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She then revealed that she has been committed two times because of struggles with mental health. “I’ve been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one’s known about it,” she said. “But I’m not ashamed of talking about it now,” she said. ” It’s been my choice. I’ve said to [my manager], ‘Hey, I’m not going to do anything bad right now, but I’m getting to the point where I’m scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out.’ It’s still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it.”

Her honesty isn’t surprising given how open she’s been in the past, but it’s still powerful to see just how bravely she continues to approach the topic. The full Rolling Stone story is here.

Halsey’s latest single, “Nightmare,” was released in May 2019 and has reached number 15 on Billboard‘s Hot 100.

Priyanka Chopra Wore a Blond Wig in Paris and the Internet Has Questions

Priyanka Chopra pretty much does whatever she wants with her style, and we love her for it. She’s a risk-taker who’s been known to masterfully pull off a high-low mix while also casually showing up to places in full-on bridal gowns. However, she did make one curious style decision this week that left people scratching their heads: She was spotted leaving the Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse in a short blond wig, and now the Internet has questions.

According to the Daily Mail, Chopra was photographed entering the club wearing a chic gold jumpsuit, with her dark hair in a ponytail. But once the show at the famous club ended, she came out in a platinum blond wig that gave us some Lady Gaga vibes. Crazy Horse is known for being really bold and theatrical—it actually inspired Beyoncé’s ultra-sexy moves in her “Partition” video—so it could be that Chopra wanted to match the drama of the cabaret’s iconic dancers.

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Of course, it could also have to do with the big Jophie wedding coming up. Chopra is currently in France for what many people think is Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second wedding, following their spur-of-the-moment Vegas quickie. Chopra was seen at Crazy Horse only with her husband Nick Jonas, but some fans thought the blond hair had something to do with Turner’s recent wig-happy bachelorette party in Spain.

“Priyanka has joined Sophie’s wig gang,” one person wrote on Twitter. “I wanna know what they got up to last night lol.” Honestly, we do, too.

At the Vegas nuptials, Chopra served as a last-minute bridesmaid and flower girl. In an interview with Access, she raved about how fun and spontaneous the whole thing was. “Diplo Instagram Live-d the whole thing, it was awesome,” she said. She also indicated how much she was looking forward to Turner and Joe’s second celebration. “They’re going to have this amazing, beautiful wedding obviously,” she said.

Now, it looks like that moment could arrive soon—we’ll just have to see if Chopra goes with a blond wig for the event.