If you don’t have Netflix then I’d be pretty surprised. It’s definitely the norm for watching TV and movies these days. I’m even considering not renewing my TV license when it expires as I very rarely watch live television – with the exception of the Great British Bake Off that is! I’ve seen a lot of blog posts recently about the new movies that have recently arrived on the site, but what I thought I’d do is share with you my ultimate top 10 picks for a Netflix binge.
Line of Duty
Netflix has some brought us some great original shows but finding gems you missed on the telly is one of the many wonderful things about the service. Now, this list is in no particular order but Line of Duty has been one of my all-time favourite shows and I am dying for a new series to be released. The show was originally on the BBC and explores the investigations led by AC-12, an anti-corruption unit within the police force. There are currently three seasons to binge on Netflix and the show really grips you so you can uncover the truth. I would highly recommend this show, even if you don’t think you’re interested in Police dramas, this one’s a bit different!
Next up it’s another BBC programme that I didn’t watch the first time it was on. I’m so glad my boyfriend convinced me to watch Luther when we realised it was on Netflix. The show follows the troubled DCI John Luther, played by the wonderful Idris Elba, working in the Serious Crime Unit in London. I would highly recommend this show and Elba’s performance is fantastic across all 4 seasons.
Perks of Being a Wallflower
I will admit straight away I have never read the book so cannot compare if it lives up to that but I absolutely loved this film. It explores the trials and tribulations of teenager Charlie as he enters his first year of high school suffering with depression and anxiety. Although there are definitely darker moments in the film there are also some really uplifting and positive moments and overall I think it tackles the subject matter very well. I really love the cast of this film, Ezra Millers’ performance in particular is brilliant.
A predictable choice here but I am 100% on board with the Strangers Things hype. I’m sure you know all about this show but if you haven’t seen it go watch it, now!
I first discovered Gilmore Girls years ago and became instantly obsessed. I have since re-watched the show multiple times and it’s amazing to know if I’m ever having a down day I can just put on my favourite episodes. The show first aired in 2000 and centers around a mother daughter relationship of Lorelai and Rory. It’s set in the fictional town of Stars Hollow Connecticut and there are numerous wacky and wonderful characters in the pair’s life who are regulars throughout the shows seven seasons – I’m talking you about, Kirk! This really is one of my all-time favourite comfort shows that I know and love so well.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
The ultimate feel good film with a brilliant cast including Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell. The film focuses on Cal (Steve Carrell) who learns that his wife wants a divorce and he tries to get back into the dating game, with a little help from a new friend. I love this film, it’s funny, sweet at times and you get to see Ryan Gosling with his shirt off…what’s not to love!?
When it started, and still now, I really feel like there is nothing quite like Black Mirror. Each season has a number of stand-alone episodes which generally explore the relationship of society with technology in a number of imaginative and often quite frightening ways. There’s definitely a few stand out episodes from each season and all four seasons are available to watch on Netflix.
If you haven’t seen any I’ll quickly run down my favourite episodes from each season below:
Season 1 – The Entire History of You
Season 2 – White Christmas
Season 3 – By far the best season, I loved absolutely every episode but must admit San Junipero definitely deserved those Emmy wins.
Season 4 – Hang the DJ
I’m only four episodes into Good Girls but already loving it. The show follows the lives of three mothers who are all struggling financially and decide to rob the safe of a nearby supermarket. I really like the cast of the three main women, played by Mae Whitman, Retta and Christina Hendricks. I can’t wait to finish the show and see what else is in store for them!
The Breakfast Club
An 80’s John Hughes classic. Need I say more?
I love Anne Hathaway and will pretty much watch anything she stars in but this film never fails to make me smile and cry. Hathaway plays Jules, CEO and founder of an online start-up business based in Brooklyn. Jules ends up hiring Ben (played by Robert De Niro) as a senior intern and they slowly begin to learn from one another and develop a lovely friendship.
I hope you enjoyed this run down of my ultimate Netflix picks, what would be on your list?
My Netflix watch list:
- Breaking Bad
- Like Father
- Ozark Season 2
Talk Soon x