I am sharing with you my top (so far) picks from Netflix. A different kind of post for me, but I thought I need to keep up the positive and share a few things I’ve enjoyed and continue to enjoy. I am a binge watcher. I can’t help it, I’m either into it or I’m not. It’s an all or nothing kind of relationship, and that’s practically with everything.
1. The Big Bang Theory.
I am huge fan. Spurred on by man’s late dad’s love for it I guess. I watched it all, every single episode (and even paused for pee breaks). I love the relationship between Penny and Sheldon, it’s so real. They have the most amazing friendship group, one to be envious of for sure.
2. The Good Life.
I found it funny, it is pretty tedious in places. The main character is a little relatable, the whole wanting to better herself we can all adhere to on occasion (especially when you’re in that “I needed to change something” mode). I thought the first season was the best, the smart little twist is pretty good.
3. The Crown
A sucker for a royal drama. Matt Smith as Prince Philip is just genius. Even man got hooked on this one. Well written, costume work is amazing and it really makes you see a different side to the woman who rules the land.
4. The Alienist.
Twisted, dark and intricate. Adored each episode, with this said there were a few facts that I thought we’re useless towards the end of the first season. Can’t wait to find out where they go with this in the future. I don’t suppose it’s for the faint of heart, and a nervous disposition should probably leave the room for this one but it is so worth your time.
5. 13 Reasons Why.
Pure love for both seasons. Honest, brutal, truthful and such a talking point. Opening the dialogue of such a bunch poignant topics. Bullying, sexual assault, suicide. Each of which need to be discussed and respected and delt with. It isn’t a one fix fits all for any of these issues and it’s good that it’s been portrayed in this way. Watch this, it’s heart breaking and heart warming.
6. Gossip Girl
Dreamy, escapism. A tale of high society New Yorkers in all their finery and creating drama where ever possible. Loved the finale and finding out who GG actually is. Easy watching and indulgent for those ‘I want to live and write in New York City’ dreams.
7. The Vampire Diaries
Very long! Far too many seasons, but some of the story lines were good. I prefer the after Elena seasons. Loved the characters of Caroline and Damon. Again it was like a day dreamy escape for the most parts until Elena cried and pulled the same face for the majority of the episodes. I’m glad I watched it, and I keep meaning to start The Originals which is a spin off with a few of the characters from Vampire Diaries.
8. Shadow Hunters
All the magical day dreams combined. Vampires, werewolves, witches/warlocks and more. I like this one, it’s mega cheesy but anything from a magical realm is worth a watch in my opinion. Sucker for the magical. I’m afraid that I’m not a huge fan of the main characters, the sub characters however are more interesting which is the reason I’ve continued to watch. If you like any thing mystical, or if you’ve read the books (I haven’t) it’s worth a go.
As you can tell, I’m one for escapism. Fantasy and all things a little bit dreamy. It’s the perfect way to unwind and escape from reality especially when you’ve had one of those days.
What do you watch? What’s on your list? I’d love to know what’s on your watch list.