Anyone that knows me well knows that we barely watch our TV. Well, the terrestrial TV channels that is. But I am all over Netflix. I wrote a post a while back about some of my favourites to watch (you know, the typical Gossip Girl, Suits etc). But it seems of late there is a whole heap of new things to watch over on Netflix. And with their own commissioned programmes, I can see there being more and more to come.
So what have I been enjoying lately? Here are some of my favourites:
The Good Place
I think the fact that Kristen Bell was in it was enough to make me watch (that and the fact each episode is only about twenty minutes long). But it is one of the best things I have seen in a while. Funny, clever, and rather entertaining, it is a must watch. With twists and turns along the way, it is all about what life is like after death, in the good place.
I wasn’t sure what to expect of Atypical when I saw the adverts come on. But I was pleasantly surprised. All about a high-functioning autistic boy with and his family, and his quest for love. It was eye opening, fascinating, well-acted, and moving. It was humorous and easy to watch. I am looking forward to the second series.
My husband will laugh at this one, but Chesapeake Shores took my eye because I saw Jesse Metcalfe in the promo! But eye candy aside, it is a really lovely programme. It is all about one family of five children and what has happened in their lives and then brought them back to Chesapeake Shores. It is feel-good watching, a little corny, but sometimes, that can be just what you need to watch. And after finding out Chesapeake Shores is a real place, I am desperate to visit; it looks so beautiful!
Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father
I find Jack Whitehall pretty funny, and his dad is pretty funny too, although I’m not sure tat he means to be. So the two of them together was a winner for me. They are exploring Asia, as any gap year might. But seeing it from a 70 year old’s point of view is just hilarious. So many cool places that they visit too, I’ve added many of them to my list.
I had no idea that this was based on a true story until right at the end, duh! But it is a very interesting watch. All about the founder of retro clothing line Nasty Gal and how she started it all, but in an entertaining way, rather than a documentary. It was fascinating that she went from literally nothing to having everything. And if you’ve seen it, ‘love you in case I die’ has become a frequent phrase in our house.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The first season made its way into my first post of this kind several months back. But now that the second season is up on the ‘flix, I binged-watched the season in about two days (in my defence it is like ten, thirty minute episodes long). It is just so funny! Light-hearted and completely on my level, I laugh out loud without fail. Escapism at its finest. Now, if only Titus could be my bestie?!
Have you seen any of these before? What are your favourite shows to watch?