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The 50 best TV shows you can stream on Stan

Stan includes thousands of hours of content. Here are the best TV series available to stream right now.

Australia's homegrown streaming service has a lot going for it. From a generous roster of shows fast-tracked from the US to original content such as No Activity, horror spin-off Wolf Creek, raucous comedy The Other Guy and shock comedy Twisted Metal, Stan has proven itself a force to be reckoned with.

Here are the best TV shows you can stream on Stan to see if you think the service is right for you.

1. Hacks

Explores a dark mentorship that forms between Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian, and an entitled, outcast 25-year-old.

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Hacks has a tight script, clever humour and a generous amount of insight into the comedy world. It's also a series about women bonding across generational lines, which is always a plus.

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2. Made for Love

30-something Hazel Green tries to escape a suffocating marriage – until she realises her tech billionaire husband has implanted a revolutionary tracking device in her brain. She takes refuge in her hometown, but he's still watching her every move.

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Made for Love is hilarious, thought-provoking, clever and satirical. As a nice bonus, Cristin Milioti is an absolute delight in the lead role.

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3. Poker Face (2023)

From creator Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Poker Face follows Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to tell when someone is lying. She hits the road in her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters strange crimes she can't help but solve.

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Genre fans will immediately notice that Poker Face pays homage to classic detective shows while also coming across as quirky and fresh. Add some eclectic guest stars into the mix and you've got yourself a memorable binge.

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4. Bump

A drama about an ambitious teenage girl who has a surprise baby, this series explores unplanned motherhood, unwelcome new relatives, unintended consequences and the complications that ensue for 2 families.

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Full of heart and humour, Bump is a show about people just trying to do their best. It's also quite binge-worthy, so don't start watching unless you have plenty of free time ahead.

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5. Yellowstone

John Dutton (Kevin Costner) fights to maintain control of his ranch against land developers and an Indian reservation, while also dealing with contentious conflicts within his family.

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With beautiful backdrops and an engaging cast, Yellowstone is sure to appeal to western enthusiasts. For everyone else, the melodramatic storylines make for an appealing addition. If you’re a fan of complicated families, this will be right up your alley.

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6. The Great (2020)

A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

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The show has a wicked sense of humour and a stellar cast, which makes it a delicious and addictive binge. The story may be different than what you remember from the history books, but there's enough satire here to make you chuckle.

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7. My Mad Fat Diary

It’s the 1990s, and all that sixteen year old, overweight Rae wants is to be a normal teenager. After being hospitalised in a psychiatric unit for four months, she’s now back in the real world and desperate to fit in.

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8. The Handmaid's Tale

Based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood, this drama series is set in a dystopian future, where a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

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Grim and powerful, The Handmaid's Tale is the kind of show that makes you both uncomfortable and unable to look away. Elisabeth Moss gives a riveting performance in the lead role, backed up by a terrific supporting cast. As difficult to watch as it may be at times, the series is masterfully made. You should definitely give it a go.

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9. Sort Of

A coming-of-age story about fluid millennial Sabi Mehboob, the youngest child in a large Pakistani family, who straddles various identities. SORT OF is a big-hearted series that exposes the labels that are no longer applicable to anyone.

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10. Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul chronicles the evolution of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill before he became Walter White's lawyer, Saul Goodman.

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Spin-off series can either go very well (hello, Frasier) or they can be total disasters (we're looking at you, Joey). We're happy to report that Better Call Saul falls into the first category. We're not going to argue that it's better than Breaking Bad , but we strongly advise you to give it a go whether you've seen the original or not. The spin-off is an engaging and stunning drama that successfully stands on its own.

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11. The Bold Type

This series follows 3 spirited, modern young women who work for a global women's magazine based in New York City.

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Despite revolving around the world of fashion magazines, The Bold Type's main focus is the strong friendship between the 3 main characters, who have each other’s backs no matter what. Smart and bubbly, the show doesn't shy away from tackling hot-button themes such as gun control or sexual assault, but it does so in a thoughtful manner, ultimately offering a message of courage and hope. It's refreshing to watch women supporting women instead of working to tear each other down.

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12. No Activity

This is a comedy that follows the peripheral players in a major police sting operation and is brought to life by some of Australia's best comic actors.

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No Activity is a dark comedy centred on mundane human interactions, but that doesn't make it any less watchable. Neither does the fact that the dialogue features a lot of improvisation, which leads to some hilarious bits.

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13. Minx

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, this show centres around Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond), an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.

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A funny workplace comedy, Minx has a great cast and doesn't take itself too seriously. Being set at an erotic magazine means that it also features all sorts of nudity. Consider yourself warned.

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14. Wolf Creek

The thrilling series is based on the cult Australian films, with John Jarratt reprising his iconic role as psychotic serial killer Mick Taylor.

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As far as revenge-driven TV series go, Wolf Creek is one of the best. Audiences will be happy to get reacquainted with the fascinating character Mick Taylor. The series as a whole is gripping enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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15. Scrublands

A year after a young priest kills 5 of his parishioners, an investigative journalist arrives in the small rural town of Riversend to report on the story. Despite his intentions to write a feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy, he is met with hostility from the town’s residents. This leads him to uncover an alternative narrative to the one he had previously thought true.

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While we know who commits the crime at the start of the series, there’s still a mystery to solve in Scrublands. Add this to the list of outstanding shows set in country towns with intriguing characters. The immersive story reveals itself at just the right pace as the investigative journalist uncovers the town’s secrets.

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16. Ramy

Ramy is a first-generation Egyptian-American living in a politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood, caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

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Hilarious and insightful, the series explores themes that manage to come off as revolutionary by simply highlighting the American Muslim experience. Thanks to complex characters and clever writing, Ramy stands out from the crowd and ends up being more than your typical comedy. It's a real treat.

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17. Billions

In the sexy, ego-driven world of high finance, 2 of New York’s most powerful titans are locked in an epic battle.

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The writing is sharp, the performances are great and the fast-paced story doesn't disappoint. If you're into shows that explore themes related to greed and power, Billions will be right up your alley.

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18. The Other Guy

A successful radio host is dealing with heartbreak like any young man: binge drinking, offensive behaviour, misuse of class A substances and sexual entanglements.

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This show largely benefits from Okine's natural charisma, with Harriet Dyer also pulling off an amazing performance as the main character's no-filter BFF. All in all, if you're looking for a pleasant way to spend a weekend, watching The Other Guy is a safe bet.

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19. Veronica Mars

After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

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A noir mystery drama like no other, Veronica Mars greatly benefits from sharp writing, heavy subject matter and a nuanced performance from Kristen Bell. It's fun, addictive, compelling and smart. More importantly, despite being released in 2004, the show stands the test of time, so you'll enjoy it just as much today.

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20. All American

When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, two families from vastly different worlds begin to collide.

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21. The Office

Based on the British comedy of the same name, this acclaimed US sitcom is told through the lenses of a documentary film crew and filled with gossip, pranks, romance and general foolishness at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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The Office gave us memorable pranks, hilarious moments and a Jim/Pam romance worth cheering for. The first season is a mixed bag, but later instalments are worthy of praise and multiple rewatch sessions. It's perfect to revisit the show or tune in for the first time. Especially if you had a crappy day at work.

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22. Dr. Death (2021)

Based on the podcast of the same name, Dr. Death is an anthology series following a new medical true crime story each season. It tells the true stories of surgeons who leave their patients maimed or dead, and the people who set out to stop them.

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With a memorable performances, Dr. Death is a polished series that is so well-done and terrifying that it might give you nightmares. Consider yourself warned.

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23. Breaking Bad

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, research chemist turned high school teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston) decides to provide for his wife and disabled teenage son by using his considerable skills to start a meth lab.

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The power of this influential series lies in its characters. Sure, the action sequences and plot twists are great, but the depth and complexity of the characters is what ultimately makes Breaking Bad so compelling. The show remains a pop culture phenomenon long after after it first aired.

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24. Supernatural

When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter.

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With episodes varying from thrilling to heartfelt, Supernatural is highly entertaining. Its meta instalments always manage to stand out from the crowd.

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25. Parks and Recreation

This is a comedy series that stars Amy Poehler as a mid-level bureaucrat who tries to beautify her town and advance her political career via the hilariously mundane world of local government.

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Charming and funny, Parks and Recreation will grow on you. It's an uplifting series that isn't afraid to give its characters room to evolve. Treat yo' self and watch it.

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26. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

Hosted by RuPaul, drag queen contestants compete in an elimination-style contest and strut their stuff in a variety of challenges – all to prove that they’ve got what it takes to be Down Under's Drag Queen Superstar!

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RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is vibrant and fun, which makes it the perfect reality competition to watch when you unwind after a long day. If you have a glass of bubbly to keep you company, even better.

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27. Girls5Eva

A fresh and hilarious comedy, Girls5Eva centres on a one-hit wonder girl group from the 90s who gets a new chance at success when a young rapper samples their song. They decide to reunite and chase stardom once again, but middle-age responsibilities like kids and ageing parents keep getting in their way.

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Girls5eva is sharp and nostalgic, with a gifted cast and catchy tunes. It's ideal if you're looking for a comforting show to help you escape reality.

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28. Landscapers

Inspired by real events, the show tells a unique love story involving a seemingly ordinary couple who become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when a couple of dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.

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A top-notch miniseries with outstanding performances, the show is fresh and inventive. If you're tired of run-of-the-mill crime dramas, Landscapers will take your breath away.

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29. Wolf Like Me

When Gary meets Mary he thinks that he’s found the perfect match. But it turns out Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. As their connection deepens, they grow more terrified their respective baggage will tear them apart.

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A terrific comedy-drama, we strongly recommend checking out Wolf Like Me. Josh Gad and Isla Fisher are great together.

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30. The Tourist (2022)

A British man who wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory. With merciless figures pursuing him, he must use the few clues he has to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.

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With amazing performances and an intriguing plot, The Tourist is the kind of thriller that draws you in from episode 1 and keeps you furiously pressing play on the next episode. There's a good chance you'll binge-watch this in a single sitting.

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31. Sons of Anarchy

An adrenalised drama about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club, whose members try to protect their hometown of Charming, California from rival gangs, while running an illegal guns business themselves.

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32. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

The next series in The Walking Dead universe follows Daryl Dixon as he embarks on an all-new adventure in France, facing vicious enemies and never-seen-before threats of the undead.

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With a new setting and new characters, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon breathes life into a franchise long thought past revival.

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33. From (2022)

Unravel the mystery of a city in Central America that imprisons everyone who enters. As the residents struggle to maintain a sense of normality and seek a way out, they must also survive the threats of the surrounding forest.

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Given the intriguing premise, From is the kind of show that you'll be unable to stop watching until the very last end credits roll.

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34. Killing It

The show is a rag-to-riches comedy about class and capitalism. It follows one man’s quest to achieve the American Dream, but first he has to overcome criminals, nature run wild and corporate America.

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Considering Killing It is from the creators of Brooklyn Nine-Nine you know this show has a good pedigree and expect a lot of laughs. And snakes. Lots of snakes.

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35. Power Book III: Raising Kanan

This series is a prequel set in the 1990s that chronicles the early years of Kanan Stark, the character first played by executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

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A series that successfully stands on its own, Power Book III: Raising Kanan is a fun watch for those new to the growing Power universe as well. With fantastic performances and gripping storylines, it's entertaining TV.

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36. Bali 2002

20 years ago, terrorism came to Australia’s doorstep and shocked the nation. This is the inspiring true story of how everyday heroes from Bali, Australia and beyond defied the odds to bring order from chaos and hope from despair.

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Bali 2002 isn't an easy watch, but it acts as a reminder that you can still find hope amid despair. Covering both the lead-up to and aftermath of the bombings, it's the kind of series that will stay with you for a while.

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37. Love Triangle

A group of singles are challenged to relinquish their grasp on what they think their perfect partner should look like and instead choose someone, sight unseen, based on a deeper connection.

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Coming from the producers of Married At First Sight, this dating series brings on the drama – big time! If you love reality TV, Love Triangle is a must-watch.

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38. American Auto

At the headquarters of a major American automotive company in Detroit, a floundering group of executives try to rediscover the company identity amid a rapidly changing industry.

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Add American Auto to the long list of enjoyable and relatable workplace sitcoms. There’s a great cast, including a standout performance from Aussie Harriet Dyer.

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39. I Hate Suzie

Suzie Pickles (Billie Piper), a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her in an extremely compromising position is released for the whole world to see.

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The show isn't afraid to explore dark themes, perfectly using humour to its advantage. Billie Piper offers a performance for the ages.

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40. Black Snow (2023)

In 1995, 17-year-old Isabel Baker was murdered. The crime shocked the small town of Ashford and devastated Isabel's Australian South Sea Islander community. The case was never solved, the killer never found. In 2020, the opening of a time capsule unearths a secret that puts cold-case detective James Cormack on the trail of the killer.

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With an appealing cast and intriguing premise, Black Snow immediately draws you in. You won't be able to look away until you finally get some answers.

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41. Bad Behaviour (2023)

At the Silver Creek boarding school for girls in the Australian outback, students are largely left to their own devices in their spare time. This series tells the gripping and unsparing story of how the desire to belong sets in motion a cruel dynamic.

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For those seeking a fresh portrayal of teenhood, this compelling and thought-provoking show will feel like a breath of fresh air.

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42. The Lazarus Project

George wakes up to find himself several months in the past before being recruited for the Lazarus Project – a secret organisation that turns back time when the world is at threat of extinction.

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This time-bending sci-fi thriller puts a unique spin on the genre, as you cheer for a bunch of anti-heroes to save the world.

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43. Totally Completely Fine

Shortly after inheriting her grandfather’s property on the edge of a cliff face, 20-something Vivian realises it’s a known suicide spot. Suddenly, she winds up helping people who come too close to the edge as her own life is in free fall.

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If you like dark comedy series, definitely stream this Aussie gem to combine laughs with a powerful message.

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44. Ten Pound Poms

Based on true events, Ten Pound Poms follows a group of Brits as they leave dreary post-war Britain for a new life in Australia. For only a tenner, they are promised a better life, but living Down Under isn’t exactly the dream they envisioned.

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Featuring a mix of quality UK and Australian actors, it's a fine local production from award-winning creatives.

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45. Year Of (2023)

The final 2 years of high school are simultaneously traumatic and exhilarating for the kids at Jubilee High, their parents and their teachers.

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If you love dramas with great ensemble casts, then definitely check out this group of up-and-coming actors alongside many noticeable faces from our TV screens.

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46. Twisted Metal

Based on the classic 90s PlayStation game, Twisted Metal follows a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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The creators of this series have also worked on Deadpool and Zombieland, so expect a similar level of irreverent and shock comedy.

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