Hey Guys! This week i thought i’d write about some of my favourite tv shows that are available on Netflix, the British version! I spend a lot of time watching Netflix or just letting it play in the background while I do work… so i’m always looking for new things to watch. I’m going to talk through some of the shows that I have watched, LOVED and recommend to anyone and everyone.
(They are in no particular order)
- Weeds (18) 8 Seasons
I am currently in the middle of watching this show after my boyfriend told me to check it out. It’s kind of like Breaking Bad, but with weed. The show is set in California and is about a mum whose husband recently passed away and to get by she sells weed. It follows the story of the whole family while the mum goes from small time weed dealer to, well, big time weed dealer. I particularly like how you see the growth in these characters, especially in the kids. If you liked breaking bad then i’d say give this go, but give it a few episodes until you decide if you like it.
2. Pretty Little Liars (12) 7 Seasons
I think I have watched and rewatched this series around 4 times in total but I was very much late to the craze. The show follows the lives of 4 teenage girls after their friend goes missing and they find themselves being black mailed for all the secrets they had shared with her. The show very much drags the story out across the 7 seasons, however there are so many plot twists that you just have to keep watching. The final part of the last season was released in the summer of 2017 and although it got a little bit ridiculous towards the end, I did cry when all the characters said goodbye to each other. I love this show and i’m very much biased towards it, but if you like shows such as Gossip Girl or 90210 (before they removed it) then I’m sure you’ll like this.
3. Grace and Frankie (15) 4 Seasons
This TV show gives me a new lease of life every time I watch it! It begins by these two elderly women (Grace and Frankie) finding out that their husbands are in love with each other romantically and have been for around 20 years or so. Grace and Frankie end up living at their shared beach house that the original two couples bought together however, they don’t get along. At first anyway. It’s all about their adjustment to life without husbands in their seventies. I love how strong their friendship becomes by the end of the show and I wish to have Frankie’s personality when I’m older. I don’t think I can compare this show to anything else, but it’s funny and heart warming and if you don’t watch it then we can’t be friends. Sorry x
4. The Good Place (15) 2 Seasons
This is a very confusing show to explain but i’m going to try anyway. So this girl called Eleanor dies and she goes to the good place (which is essentially heaven) and she realises that she isn’t suppose to be in the good place but doesn’t want to be in the bad place. So she spends all her time trying to become a better person so she deserves to be in the good place (with the help of her ‘soul mate’ Chidi) and then there’s a humungous plot twist but i don’t want to ruin it for you. That was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Anyway, I love the imagination behind this show, all the details and how it’s been thought out. I also freaked out when I saw the set it was filmed on at universal studios! This show is short and so are the episodes so if you don’t like it, you wont have wasted too much of your life…
5. Riverdale (15) 2 Seasons
First thing to know about Riverdale is that it’s new. So I’m not too sure where the show is headed or if there will be more seasons. I say this because there have already been quite a lot of story lines and a partly feel like they will all link up eventually but who knows? I like how the show is set as if it were in the 80’s but is also modern. That really stands out to me! It’s about these group of high school kids who are basically like the characters in Scooby-Doo where they go around trying to solve problems, mainly murders. It is a murder mystery. Oh and did I mention that Cole Sprouts is in it? He narrates the show. What other reason do you need to watch it?
6. Black Mirror (18) 4 Seasons
If you haven’t heard of black mirror by now: Have you been living under a rock? None of the episodes in this series are related but they all have one thing in common. Technology. It’s all about technological advances that could happen in the future. The ideas are so well thought out and so detailed it’s unreal but it really messes with your head. Especially if you binge watch it. I watched the first episode ages ago but got put it off because I didn’t like it too much so I would advise just scrolling through to which ever one catches your eye. My favourite one has to be San Junipero. I would highly recommend this TV ‘series’ however prepare to be mind blown!
7. Atypical (15) 1 Season
Something a little more laid back then Black Mirror. This show follows the life of a family whose son has Autism and the changes that they go through when he wants to become more independent as every teenager does as they grow up. I actually don’t know what I love so much about this series but I just really enjoy watching it! I also love the sisters hair in it… I believe the show aimed to raise awareness about autism and well I don’t know a lot but from what I’ve heard it did a good job. It’s funny but also dramatic so take a peak.
8. Stranger Things (15) 2 Seasons
You’re probably sitting there thinking “yeah alright whatever” or “Im not into all that alien space stuff” but you are wrong. You might not like StarWars but I can promise you, you won’t regret watching this. Set in the 80’s, this show follows the lives of 3 young boys whose friend goes missing in the “upside-down”, the cover up of Hawkins Laboratory, and a girl called eleven who has super powers. It had me on the edge of my seat and season 2 just got better. I love the outfits and the music especially! I’t’s a must watch, honestly!!
9. How to Get Away with Murder (15) 3 seasons
Whenever I ask people if they have seen it and tell them to watch it because it’s amazing I always get the comment of “should I be worried” or something along those lines. The show is about a fairly big law professor and a group of her students and well, a lot of people die throughout this show. Along the way they also investigate other cases and by the end of it you’ll feel ready to start fighting for people on Death Row. I don’t want to ruin it and tell you about the murders and murderers but basically. If you want to get away with murder, become a lawyer first. If you like dramas and thrillers and crime then you will love this show!!
10. The Sinner (15) 1 Season
I hadn’t heard anything about this show, I just stumbled across it on Netflix and I was impressed. The show is about this woman who goes to the beach with her husband and child one day and is sitting on the towel cutting up a pear for her son. This couple in front of them start playing loud music and making out on the sand and the woman starts yelling at them. They ignore her and then she goes over and stabs the guy. He dies. The rest of the series is about them trying to find out why she did it but she had been put though so much trauma that she doesn’t remember. There is one scene where the investigator is with her and plays the same song she heard at the beach and she attacks him in exactly the same manner (minus the knife). It’s hard to stop watching this because you really want to find out what happened to her. This another one of those crime drama’s similar to How to Get Away with Murder.
11. The End of the F****** World
Lastly, but certainly not least… This show is the best! I absolutely love it!! It first came out on channel 4 where I watched the first two episodes and then watched the rest and rewatched it on 4OD. I was so happy when it came to Netflix because I really wanted my boyfriend to watch it and he can’t get channel 4. The show follows the life of a cynical 16 year old girl called Elisa and a psychopathic boy called James who run away from home. It’s very dramatic and you really get to see how their relationship grows from episode one to the very last episode. I hope they make a second season of this because everything is perfect from the music to the internal monologues that characters have. My favourite scene is near the start where the two of the are in a diner and Elisa orders a lot of food and the waitress says “well someones hungry” and Elisa laughs and says “… and an extra fucking spoon” and the two start arguing. It’s golden, honestly! If you only watch one show from this post, make it this!
That is my “short list”. There are so many great shows on Netflix and I don’t think I could ever pick a favourite because theres something for every mood. Although I will say one thing. If anyone who works with Netflix ever reads this: tell them to put 90210 back on because i’ve never been so sad about them removing show. If you guys have any shows that you love leave them in the comments and i’ll check them out!!
Peace out guys x