8 Netflix Favourites

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One way I love to relax, is by putting on a good binge-worthy series on Netflix. I find I can stick on a programme and sometimes, be able to do something else at the same time.
Here are 8 of my current favourites:

A Series of Unfortunate Events

This is a new one up on Netflix, very recently in fact! I have never read the books, nor watched the film - so it's interesting to discover new things. I'm watching this one with Greg - I keep asking questions to which he tells me to just watch and I'll find out! He says he's a bit better than the film and is more true to the books. I'm really enjoying it so far! 


Once Upon a Time

Now this is one of my favourite shows!! I discovered it last year and pretty much managed to watch the first 3 seasons in about 2 weeks! It's so good and you do just keep clicking, next, next! My friend introduced me to it. It does sound a bit girly, but it's far from it! It takes inspiration from Disney Characters and fairy tales, and puts them into the "real" world. There's a lot of dark twists to it and it's very gripping. 

How To Get Away With Murder

This was a very recent discovery at the end of last year. My housemate again, recommended it to me. It's such an intense show that it really does keep you on the edge of your seat! There's lots of plot twists and cliffhangers. I ended up catching up to the same episode as my housemate so we watched the rest of season 2 together in a 9 hour marathon just before the Christmas holidays. Just have to wait for season 3 to come up on Netflix. "Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot." I like that as the episodes go on you see flash forwards and the events that led up to that moment get unravelled - it's never how it seems, leaving you guessing! 

Pretty Little Liars

This was such a widely talked about series that when I discovered it on Netflix, I had to watch it. It was the series I was watching back to back just before I came to uni, and finished it off once I got there. I like that the English Netflix, brings out the new episodes every week as it airs in the US. I was having dreams about this and it actually did scare me at points. It's not even meant to be a horror show! I love PLL because things aren't as you expect and you do go on to guess things. It keeps you engaged. 
"As time has passed since Alison, then the queen bee of the bunch, went missing. Spencer, Aria, Hanna and Emily have gone on with their lives, though they've grown apart. As the years go by, each girl finds herself facing a new set of challenges when anonymous text messages from "A" threaten to expose all their secrets -- both old secrets the girls were sure only Alison knew, and newer secrets developed after Alison's disappearance. Who is "A" and how does he or she know the things he or she knows?"


The Good Wife


This series, kind of reminds me a bit of How to Get Away with Murder - without the murders taking place by the lawyer. It's a very recent discovery - literally a week ago! And I have been watching whenever I can! Definitely a binge-worthy series.
"When a very public sex and political-corruption scandal lands her husband, Peter, in prison, Alicia Florrick (Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies ) must get past the humiliation and betrayal and assume responsibility for her family. She resumes her career as a defence attorney, shedding her persona as the embarrassed wife of a politician, and takes charge of her destiny. Years later, after Peter wins the gubernatorial election, Alicia must balance her evolving career and family responsibilities with her new position as first lady of Illinois."

Doctor Who

Now this one isn't really a Netflix series - but the BBC. Greg and I have been watching them all over again from the beginning of the current run of Doctor Who. It's really quite interesting watching them all so close together, especially after watching them when they originally aired because it makes more sense. It's also fun to try and remember what happens. I'm also a lot less scared now I'm 20 and not 8!  It's such a good TV series, one that even my mum watched when she was a child. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

A hilarious American detective comedy. It's light watching and makes Greg and I laugh so much! There's not much I can really write - it keeps you very engaged and makes you go back to watch it time and time again. Especially if you stick it on whilst you're eating as unlike the others, you don't really need to think about it very much. 

The Crown

This one I've had to stop for a little while, so Greg can watch it with me. I started it and the 30 minutes I watched I fell in love with it. "The Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century." I can't wait to actually watch this properly!! 

What are your favourite shows at the moment?




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