I genuinely struggle to remember how my life was before Netflix
A lot less eventful and a heck of a lot more productive, I guess. I’m sure that’s a statement that we can all hold our hands up to. Truth be told, I never really watched much TV before moving out. Believe it or not, I didn’t have a TV at my parents house (gasp!) so that kinda put a damper on catching up on the latest soaps of an evening. But don’t panic though, I wasn’t completely living in the dark ages, I did have Wifi. My best friend was always horrified at the prospect of no telle in my bedroom, so much so that I’m sure shes lost sleep over it! A room without a TV was a room that she didn’t want to be in, she didn’t need that type of negativity in her life! But since getting our new pad, a new TV and a Netflix subscription, that’s when the trouble really began. I hope she’s proud.
Netflix really have me by the balls. Hook, line and sinker. I’ve been watching my weight in TV shows these past few months, I’ve now been promoted to walking-talking TV guide. No regrets. But I’ve got to hand it to them, they do have a great selection of shows on there, especially their original series’s which are, more often than not, fab. Here are some of the shows that have kept my productivity low and my excitement levels high over the last few months.
I seriously can’t get enough of this show. ‘Gypsy’ is a Netlfix Original following the life of a Psychotherapist, Jean Holloway, who manages to get way too involved in her patient’s personal lives. Her curiosity, mind-games, and corruptness get her into some serious trouble that she’s not sure how to get herself out of. Its one of those shows that physically has you on the edge of your seat all the way through. There is only one season at the moment and I was gutted when I finished it (in only 2 days – I know). If your at a loose end one evening and are in the mood for something along the lines of a psychological thriller, I’d definitely give this a go. You’ll love it!
Grace & Frankie
Something a little more light-hearted that never fails to have me in fits of uncontrollable laughter. The story follows Grace and Frankie, two 70 year old women who discover that their husbands, both business partners, have been secretly having an affair with each other for the last 20 years. Its their job to try and navigate their way through single life in their 70’s after 40 years of marriage.And let me tell you, it’s hella funny. I mean, its a sad prospect to think about, you know, your husband having an affair with his business partner for 20 years behind your back. Its pretty awful, but some of the gems that they both come out with are actual comedy gold. After watching a few episodes, you’ll feel like you’ve known them both your entire life.
This was one of those shows, like Pretty Little Liars, that I really didn’t want to get hooked on. But it happened. It happened alright,and I’m not even mad about it because of how good the first season was. The show is based in the small, picturesque town of Riverdale where all is not what it seems. A gruesome murder takes place in town and somebody has to pay for it. As the case is investigated further, more and more awful secrets of the town begin to unravel and some of Riverdale’s most important figures aren’t as innocent as they seem. Sounds cool, right? Watching this made me feel like I was back in high-school and I love that. ANYTHING to make me feel like I’m stuck in my teenage years and not having to pay bills. And whats more, the show is actually based on original ‘Archie Comics’ characters, so if your a fan, it will be super nostalgic for you. You will get hooked, you’ve been warned.
American Horror Story
This one isn’t a Netflix original, but I’ve been loving watching it on there recently. I can’t really tell you what its about because every season is a little different. As the title states, yes it is a horror, but each season has a different theme and is often in a different period in time too. There is no chronology to it like there is to other shows meaning that you don’t have to commit to watching it from the beginning. It’s kinda nice to just pick one one day that you fancy. For example, I watched the first season and found that I wasn’t really feeling the second, so I skipped it and started watching ‘Freak Show’ instead and LOVED that. The scripts are cleverly-written and the cinematography is fantastic too.I haven’t had a chance to watch the latest season yet but have heard only good things.
Got any recommendations? Let me know. If you don’t hear from me for a while then you’ll know where to find me!