Normally the contents of my Netflix watching is a closely guarded secret as it's mostly full of some pretty terrible 90's films, but as I've been asking everyone I know for recommendations of what to binge watch next on Netflix, I thought it only polite to share some of my favourite shows, the ones I've not been able to stop watching.
"Liv was a rosy-cheeked, disciplined, over-achieving medical resident who had her life path completely mapped out, until the night she attended a party that unexpectedly turned into a zombie feeding frenzy. Afterward, she became part zombie. She works at a coroner's office to give her access to the brains she must eat to survive..."
This is a must watch. I popped it on on a whim as it kept popping up in my recommendation, not hoping for a lot really but thinking that as there were two series it'd keep me going for a while. And I totally fell in love with this show. I love the premise that the zombie in you can be kept at bay by the regular eating of brains, but in doing so you get the memories and thoughts of the person you've just eaten which throws up some interesting character traits and serves as the basis for that episodes.
The characters are perfectly formed and you find yourself rooting for even the not so nice ones, there is comedy, there are a few love stories, some baddies to defeat. And as a zombie fan, it's so fun to see them as something other than brain dead marauders.
"The series follows the lives of four teenage girls — Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin, and Spencer Hastings — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis. Three years later, after the discovery of Ali's body, they begin receiving text messages from an anonymous source, "A," who threatens to expose their secrets — including long-hidden ones they thought only their close friend Alison knew."
If you've not seen PLL yet, then you have a treat in store. For one there are about 40,000 episodes to watch so it'll take you a long time to get through it all, and secondly, it's a great, somewhat farcical, but dark show! Yes, it follows the lives of teenage girls but it's not a show just for tweens. There are so many moments when you're left guessing which way is up, and just who has double crossed who this time. There are also times when you wonder where their parents are because I definately didn't have that much freedom at their age, but maybe that's just me being old......But the cast are really good at playing their characters (plus they have some amazing clothes to wonder how they afforded) and on Nexflix UK new episodes are shown in reatime their airing in the US.
Once Upon a Time
"The show is based on the theory that there is an alternate universe where every classic fairy tale character (new and old) exists—a world that has a loose connection to our world. On the night of her 28th birthday, bail bonds collector Emma Swan is reunited with Henry Mills - the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago—and takes him back to his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine, a place where nothing is what it seems."
I started watching OUAT after seeing Jessica blog about her love for it, a few times. It was also about the time we were catching up on The Walking Dead so I needed something light hearted to get into and thought a series about fairytales might be just the thing, and I am hooked. There are a good 5 series to get stuck into (although it gets a bit boring during the frozen period, but stick with it) and loads of characters to get to know. I love the fact there are so many fairytale characters they can explore, and how they’ve portrayed some of the people you think you know well. And again, on Nexflix UK the new episodes are shown just a few days after their airing in the US.
"Jeff Winger is disbarred and suspended from his law firm when it is discovered that he lied about possessing a bachelor's degree. This leaves him with no choice but to enroll at Greendale Community College to earn a legitimate degree. Jeff quickly becomes attracted to his activist classmate, Britta Perry, and pretends to run a study group in order to spend time with her.
However, his plans go awry when she invites Abed Nadir, a pop culture-loving nerd, who brings other classmates along: Shirley Bennett, a religious single mother, naïve over-achiever Annie Edison, former high school football star Troy Barnes, and elderly millionaire Pierce Hawthorne. Despite their differences, the group soon become close friends.
Community was another series I popped on after it came into my suggested feed one too many times without much thought to what it’s about and I am so glad I started watching, albeit a bit late. It took me a couple of episodes to get into it but it is such a funny series. I totally adored the relationship between Troy and Abed, I loved Shirley (maybe that’s because I love how much of a fan girl nerd Yvette Nicole Brown is in real life) and after a while I even stopped thinking how much of a dick Jeff was. There is so much going on every episodes and so many farcical elements that it’s just such a fun show to watch! And again, there are loads of series so it'll keep you going for a long time!
Now, tell me what I should be watching next?
As you can see I'm a fan of 'easy, don't have to think about this too much' stuff to have on whilst I am doing other stuff, but if you have any heavier suggestions, throw them my way too!
*I've not included the big must watches that are super hyped like Kimmie Schmit and Orange is the New Black because I am sure , if you've not watched them already, they're on your list.......