Okay, so do you remember the list of Christmas movies I made last year? I was reviewing them as I went and keeping it/you updated as I watched each of the festive offerings. Well I’ve decided to finally start compiling a list of EVERYTHING I watch on Netflix.
I watch A LOT and am often asked what I’d recommend.. an overwhelming question. This way you’ll be able to skim through my reviews and I’m planning to occasionally put out a ‘recent picks’ post with highlights to make it even simpler.
I’m going to add to this slowly because I need to revisit some old favourites before I leave you a blurb on them but if you’d like to request/suggest a show, go ahead! I am always looking for a way to justify my Netflix sessions!!
White Collar ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is OG Netflix for me. One of the first things we watched when we got the service way back when..and still a show I recommend to people weekly! General gist is that a conman is recruited by the cop who finally nailed him and they work together solving crimes. I’m not doing it justice, just watch it!
Dead To Me⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is so good! I watched the whole season in a day (I swear, I was working too! Photo editing/Pinterest doesn’t require a great deal of silence/focus) and I’m desperate for a second. Christina Applegate in the thumbnail sold me without having to even read the blurb and I’m so happy I caught it. General vibe is, recently widowed, meets a new friend at a support group, desperately seeking justice, much darker than it first appears with plenty of twists and turns. I’m all in for these new Netflix series’ (I’m more a tv than movie kinda gal) but I wish they’d order more than 10 episodes! I may have to rewatch the whole thing with Lee.
The Vampire Diaries ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is the hybrid (pardon the pun) of twilight and True Blood. Just enough sex to feel grown up but not so much you have to change the channel when the kids come in. One of my favourite supernatural series, anchored by a love triangle (obvs) that kept things interesting ..until about season 5. If you’re even remotely into vampire shows and haven’t seen this, what are you doing with your life?
The Originals ⭐⭐⭐
A spin off of TVD and one I wanted to love but the strong romance just wasn’t there. More about family ties and revenge than it’s parent show and (although I watched the whole thing) it never grabbed me in the same way. A nice accompaniment rather than a great standalone show.
I am a huge Vampire Diaries/Originals fan (secret tween over here) so I was dying to see Legacies but it’s yet to hit any UK network. I downloaded them on to my iPad when I was in America last month (this is a great trick, actually. So long as you keep airplane mode on, you can watch whatever you’ve downloaded once you get home) and I just finished the first series. It’s a mix between Charmed/Grim in a highschool setting. More mystery and drama than romance and bloodsucking (so more Originals than TVD) and I’ll watch another season when it comes out but it hasn’t really filled the void its predecessors left. Definitely aimed at a younger audience – but that never put me off before.
Pretty Little Liars ⭐⭐⭐
Starts out GREAT (if you’re in to teen dramas) with lots of mystery and suspense. Tapers off after season 2 but there are still highlights and if you are looking to fill a lot of hours, keep going. I challenge you to stop before you know who A is, regardless of how tiresome the plot becomes 🤣
From the same (Archie Comic) Universe as Riverdale but it has something a little more appealing for me. Maybe the supernatural? I was prepared to hate it since I loved the Melissa Joan Hart version but it’s pretty good and a totally different show so really no comparison. Dark and again very “teen” but enjoyable. I did have to rewatch some episodes because I was passively viewing and literally lost the plot. Does take SOME amount of focus at times.
This gave me Pretty Little Liars vibes but the muster mystery element didn’t grab me in the same way. I also wasn’t as attached to the characters as quickly. It’s had its good moments but it’s not GREAT. In fact? In fact, just as it got interesting it also became really complicated to follow an episode at a time. One to bing if you really want to get in to it.
Since this will be a working post, the below is a list I’m compiling of shows I enjoyed/want to mention (as a reminder for myself) that I will return to and give a mini review/ ⭐rating at some point!
Jane The Virgin
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
Grace & Frankie
Santa Clarita Diet
Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Conan Without Borders
The Good Place
American Horror Story
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
How I Met Your Mother
How To Get Away With Murder
Once Upon A Time