5 Things To Watch On Netflix

5 Things to watch on netflixIf you watch me on YouTube you will know I’m a HUGE advocate of Netflix. I joined around 3 years ago and am nearing the stage where I could very almost do without a regular TV package.. and save myself a small fortune in Sky bills!! For a long time I was using a vpn service to get US content in the UK so I didn’t feel I could recommend shows as many of them were not available on the UK service but recently I switched back (only temporarily mind.. the US service has WAY more stuff) and I thought I’d share some of my top picks that are available here in my native land.

White Collar

One of the first shows we ever found on Netflix, the only annoying thing about it is they’re taking FOREVER to add new series.. we swallowed up the first few in a matter of weeks. General gist: a criminal is helping the detective who put him away to solve crimes.. I don’t want to say too much but you’ll be hooked after an episode or two and the leading man isn’t awful to look at either šŸ˜‰

Pretty Little Liars

One I’m sure you’ll all have heard of and quite a teen choice but it’s my guilty pleasure. Until recently we hadn’t had it in the UK for years since it left MTV.. a couple of weeks ago Netflix added all 5 seasons and we are now getting the new episodes the day after they air in the US. SCORE! This is the main reason I switched back as the US version doesn’t have the newest episodes yet. In case you don’t know the show is about a girl who goes missing and the friends she’s left behind. It’s a mystery/thriller, easy watching with some light suspense thrown in.

Arrested Development

A cult show that managed 3 seasons before being cancelled and then 10 years later was resurrected by Netflix who commissioned a 4th.. THANKS, NETFLIX! I hear there’s a 5th in the works too. To quote the opening titles “this is the story about a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together”. It’s a tough show to describe but the casting is fantastic and if you like The Office, Parks & Rec etc you will like this.

the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together – See more at: http://www.thecheers.org/Reviews/article_1039_Masterpiece-Cinema—Arrested-Development.html#sthash.Qmt1ifjn.dpuf
the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. – See more at: http://www.thecheers.org/Reviews/article_1039_Masterpiece-Cinema—Arrested-Development.html#sthash.Qmt1ifjn.dpuf
the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. – See more at: http://www.thecheers.org/Reviews/article_1039_Masterpiece-Cinema—Arrested-Development.html#sthash.Qmt1ifjn.dpuf
the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. – See more at: http://www.thecheers.org/Reviews/article_1039_Masterpiece-Cinema—Arrested-Development.html#sthash.Qmt1ifjn.dpuf
the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. – See more at: http://www.thecheers.org/Reviews/article_1039_Masterpiece-Cinema—Arrested-Development.html#sthash.Qmt1ifjn.dpuf

Vampire Diaries

Another teeny choice, I know but this is my latest obsession. Last year we watched all 7 season of True Blood in 6 weeks, I didn’t think Lee was quite ready for another vampire romp so I’m powering through this one alone, every chance I get. I’m on season 2 and if you were also a True Blood fan I think you’ll like this, it’s the PG version but there are a lot of similarities and they’re still making it.. so that’s a bonus. General gist: 2 brother vampires after one teen girl, high school/fang fun ensues. Not for everyone but I can’t lie, I love it.

Episodes

A random find. I know this was on TV a while ago but I never caught it, I pretty much only wanted to see it because it was dubbed Matt Le Blanc’s comeback but it’s actually pretty good. It’s a BBC show set in America, I’m not generally a big UK comedy fan (with a few notable, classic exceptions) but this is a great mix of US/US humour. The idea is that 2 comedy writers come over from the UK to make an American version of their hit show and both the show and their relationship starts to fall apart once they get there. Matt is the star and plays himself – worth a watch!

If you’re interested in how I watch US Netflix in the UK you can of course google/YouTube it and find a whole host of info but the clearest explanation for me came from The Doofa. Her YT tutorials are excellent (she’s actually a voice actor so no shock that they’re nicer to listen to/watch than your average) and if you search her site for your device I’m sure she’ll have the info you want. Alternatively you can check out her YouTube channel here. She has been inactive for while but everything’s still current as far as you’d need. If you have any show recommendations of your own PLEASE leave them below.. it was tough to narrow this down to 5 so I might do a follow up if you’re interested but I’m always looking for something new to watch so comment away!

…now I’m off to watch some more Vampire Diaries in the bath, gotta love technology!

Miss BB

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  1. 25 January, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Pretty little liars is one of my favourite shows! I did a post like this not too long ago and it was scary once I sat down and actually thought about how many TV shows I’ve seen start to finish haha. I highly recommend watching Greys Anatomy from start to finish and Life unexpected is great too
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  2. 25 January, 2015 / 6:17 pm

    Pretty little liars is one of my favourite shows! I did a post like this not too long ago and it was scary once I sat down and actually thought about how many TV shows I’ve seen start to finish haha. I highly recommend watching Greys Anatomy from start to finish and Life unexpected is great too
    Emma xo |missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

  3. 25 January, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I binge watched Arrested Development. I hadn’t watched it at the time, so it was fun to go through the whole thing. I’m a fan of Pretty Little Liars as well & they do a great job at making you guess who A is all this time.
    :] // ā–² itsCarmen.com ā–²

  4. 25 January, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    I love Arrested Development.
    When they released it I watched it all in a day!
    I’m currently working my way through Pretty Little Liars (just finished season 1) and I’m loving it!
    I think I’ll give Vampire Diaries ago after finishing it as I’ve heard so many good things from friends and other bloggers!
    It can be my next obsession!

    Helen
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  5. 25 January, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Im watching gossip girl at the moment, and am desperate to do Pretty Little Liars next!

    Ally x

  6. 25 January, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    I have just started watching PLL but I watched Episodes back in the summer and as a huge fan of Friends I loved it! šŸ™‚ My top netflix watches are The US Office, Gossip Girl, Gavin & Stacey and I have just started watching Pretty Little Liars šŸ™‚

  7. 25 January, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I live in the USA and I’m pretty sure all of these shows are up here so I will be checking a few out.
    Kiersten | KiwiCat

  8. 25 January, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never watched pretty little liars so I may give that a go! I love arrested development of you haven’t already watched it breaking bad is a must! Also if it is still on there orphan black!

  9. 25 January, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I loved Arrested Development too and didn’t realise it’s on Netflix, must re-watch it some time. My top 3 are Breaking Bad, Suits & House of Cards. I want to go back to The Good Wife too as I missed loads of it first time.

    Nic x StrawberryBlondeBeauty

  10. Sophie
    25 January, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    The only thing I have watched is PLL so thanks for the other recommendations!

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  11. Elizabeth Angela Brown
    26 January, 2015 / 6:52 am

    Episodes is great and shows Matt Le Blanc true range.

  12. Kathryn
    26 January, 2015 / 7:40 am

    I watched the first couple of episodes of Pretty Little Liars back when it first aired in yhe UK and couldnt get into it. I heard its meant to get better so i might try it again!

    X

  13. Bex
    26 January, 2015 / 8:27 am

    I’ve started PLL on your recommendation recently. half way through Season 2. As you say, guilty pleasure! Can’t believe you didn’t mention Breaking Bad or Dexter though. Honestly, the best two series you will EVER watch! Give them a go, Lee will enjoy I’m sure. Also, if you didn’t catch Luther, that’s on Netflix now too. Well worth a watch, British drama at it’s best.

  14. 26 January, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Definitely interested in a follow-up post, always looking for new shows to watch! Netflix is finally coming to Australia this year so I see a lot of binge-watching in my future šŸ™‚

  15. 26 January, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I love Vampire Diaries! <3

  16. Cat
    26 January, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Orphan Black is amazing.. Highly recommend this! Warning though: you will get hooked and need to find season 2 elsewhere to watch sadly šŸ™ Grimm is really good too, easy watching šŸ™‚ xx

  17. 26 January, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    I absolutely love Pretty Little Liars and now its been put on Netflix its even better! I have been told to watch White Collar so I need to start!

  18. Jodie
    30 January, 2015 / 1:20 am

    I’m watching Greek and Nurse Jackie right now. Greek is about American college students in sororities and fraternities and it’s fairly light and fluffy. Nurse Jackie is about a nurse with a drug problem who is always breaking the rules to give people what they deserve. Even though they’re both American they’re on the UK Netflix. There’s also Scrubs which seems to have unlimited rewatch value.

  19. Laura
    2 February, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Oh my gosh you gave convinced to get my netflix back I feel like I have missed out not watching pretty little liers X

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  20. 20 February, 2015 / 8:30 am

    Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and Dexter for starters! All great.

  21. 24 April, 2015 / 11:29 am

    Yes! !”watch bloodline”, That’s a good one! it’s addicting, I went thru the whole 1st season in 24hrs!!Also “Red Road” is good ,I watched the 1st season on Netflix they are now having the 2nd season on Sundance channel! !

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