“I need to stop”, I whispered to myself as I clicked ‘next episode’!
We all know how fabulous Netflix is. There are some incredible TV series to originate from Netflix, it’s easy to lose hours of your evening addicted to a series and not possibly sleeping until you have crammed in just one more episode. So, I thought I would share with you all my must see shows at the moment.
NB: Most of these were watched before a little sleep theif arrived and took up all my time!
GLOW : I absolutely loved GLOW. When I read the synopsis about a struggling actress I thought “perfect, this is my sort of show” and then I read the word “wrestling” and I thought “hmm, not so much my thing”. But it was so good! The opening scene of the pilot episode is fantastic. Ruth, a wannabe actress, is fed up with the lack of good roles for women and becoming downhearted about the industry. When she finds out a casting has come up, looking for alternative women, she jumps at the chance, only to discover it’s for a new TV series a hopeful producer and oddball director want to make – GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. What unfolds from there is a fab little series. I watched all 10 episodes in 2 days! And now the second series is on Netflix – get watching people!
Once Upon a Time : Now into it’s 7th season, I started off absolutely loving this series. I still enjoy it but the last 2 or 3 seasons haven’t been anywhere near as addictive as the first 3. I feel they have somewhat exhausted all storylines and it is becoming a little repetitive. However, you can’t stop loving the amazing Robert Carlyle who is exceptional as Mr Gold/Rumplestiltskin. I don’t think that role could have been cast any better. What with him and eye candy Colin O’Donoghue as Captain Hook it makes for a fabulous watch. The series follows the journey of fairy tale characters thrown from their storybooks into the real world with no recollection of who they truly are!
A Series of Unfortunate Events : Neil Patrick Harris plays the creepy Count Olaf… what more do I need to say! I think he was fabulous casting for the series. I didn’t think it was going to be hard to follow the brilliant Jim Carey who took on the role for the film, but Neil is marvellous. I remember reading the Lemony Snickett books when I was younger and absolutely love them and the series is equally as good.
The End of the F***ing World : This eight-part series first premiered on Channel 4 in October 2017 and was then released on Netflix internationally on 5 January 2018. I think that says a lot. It was such a hit, they needed to release it internationally on Netflix. I loved the series and managed to watch all 8 episodes in one afternoon. It wasn’t hard seeing as each episode is only 20mins long. James is a 17-year-old who believes he is a psychopath. He kills animals as a hobby, but grows bored of this and decides he wants to try killing a human. He befriends Alyssa, a mouthy, rebellious 17-year-old with issues of her own. She proposes they run away together, hoping for an adventure away from her turbulent home-life, and James agrees with the intention of finding an opportunity to kill her. They embark on a road trip across England, and begin to develop a relationship after a series of mishaps.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt : Kimmy Schmidt for me is just an easy viewing series. I don’t need to concentrate too much to understand what’s happening and I can just bung it on in the background while I’m chilling in the bath or applying my make up. The first series started with Kimmy escaping from captivity where she was being held by a cult leader. The following series are how she adapts to life after spending 15 years in an underground bunker.
RuPaul’s Drag Race : I have to finish with my guilty pleasure! I am so in love with this show. Series 10 has just finished and again I loved it! It’s another one, a little similar to Kimmy Schmidt, I can pop it on whilst getting ready and you still know what’s going. It is so outragously over the top and that’s why I love it!!
I am always looking for recommendations, so what have you been loving on Netflix lately?