My dream job would be watching Netflix, I just love it. I even download episodes and films to watch on my commute to work. It’s so bloody handy! I thought it would be nice to do a little post about what I’ve been watching, because I personally love reading posts like this and getting new recommendations of what to watch. Most of these will be programmes, even though I love watching the films, I generally watch the same kind of romantic, lovey-dovey films ha – so if you have any great films that you’ve watched on Netflix then please do let me know!
Okay first has to be The Crown. If you haven’t watched it already, then what are you waiting for?! I’m a teeny bit obsessed with the Royals, I just find them fascinating. Season 1 begins with King George VI and then the coronation and current reign of our Queen Elizabeth II, and it is just brilliant. Being that the Queen was crowned in 1952 and waaaay before my time, I find it so amazing to watch and read up on all the Royal gossip after each episode. Also Claire Foy is just so perfect as the Queen, she won’t be in Season 3 unfortunately and I can’t see anyone else playing the Queen but we will have to see Olivia Colman lives up to the role!
Oh-em-gee. Two words: Thomas Shelby. Well, first of all he is absolutely gorgeous. Secondly, the show is about gangsters. What is not to love?! It’s set in 1920’s Birmingham and follows the Shelby family in the aftermath of World War I. It’s so crazy and intense, so much fun to watch. I think Season 1 was my favourite, it makes a great binge-watch. Season 4 isn’t on Netflix at the moment, and I got so annoyed that BBC iPlayer took Season 4 off before I got a chance to watch it!
Grace and Frankie
This recommendation came to me from one of my best friends, as an easy-to-watch and entertaining programme. I watched the first episode and fell in love with the characters, the plotlines, everything! It’s subtle comedy and I find it hilarious. I have been likened to the character of Frankie (which I’m not sure is a good thing or not), but I find her so funny so I’m going to take it a good thing! Grace is played by Jane Fonda who looks so good for 70! I won’t give away the story but it’s about two friends who find themselves in an unlikely situation!
The Sinner was one of those shows that when it first came out, everyone was watching it and talking about it, so naturally I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! At first, I really didn’t get it, but that is the beauty of the show is that it pulls you back in every time. I just desperately wanted to know what the story was, so obviously I continued watching. The story focuses on young mother Cora Tannetti, who commits a very violent and public stabbing, with no explanation as to why.
This was a show that came up as a recommendation after watching The Sinner, and it was such a strange programme but I am sure that some of you will love it! It’s a psychological thriller based on Grace Marks and the 1864 murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery. Very interesting and at the end of every episode I was so confused so I wanted to carry on watching. It can be quite scary (or maybe that’s me being a wuss), but I would love to know what you think!
I mean, I couldn’t write a post on Netflix without mentioning one of the best programmes ever: Friends. I know some people think that this show is now so dated (which to be fair it is, it came out in 1994 – when I was born, eeeek!), and the jokes are maybe not what would be acceptable in this day and age, but in all honesty, I couldn’t care less! I loved it when I was growing up and I still love it now. It’s a bloody classic and I’ve watched every episode hundreds of times and I don’t regret one second!
(Although there are a lot of plotholes which will forever haunt and p*ss me off.)
Another bloody classic. I could watch this on repeat all the time (often happens, I won’t lie!). When I went to New York in December, I made a point of visiting a lot of the Gossip Girl landmarks, because even though Friends was set in New York, it wasn’t filmed there and so I knew I had to visit some of GG’s hotspots! I just love the show, it’s full of hot gossip (who would have thought?), and tons of amazing fashion. There are also loads of famous cameos too, and even though Blair and Serena have more fights than you can count, it’s brilliantly entertaining.
Another recommendation from a friend, and this is exactly my kind of humour, Ricky Gervais is just so funny. He has that dry sarcastic kind of humour and it just makes me die. It’s set in a typical office environment in England, and it’s like a documentary-style programme – so brilliant.
Last but certainly not least, it’s the only film on the list! Wild Child is one of my all-time favourites, it’s about an American brat who gets sent to an English boarding school. I love her hair salon moment, and Freddie is so hot! You just can’t help but root for her, even if she was really annoying at first. Typical rom-com, but an all-round girly, feel-good film!
What are you watching on Netflix right now?