I am always looking out for new things to watch on Netflix, and a lot of my favourite long running shows have completely ended. No more Suits, Jane the Virgin, and things of that ilk. So some new things to watch are a must, especially with a little more time on my hands now that school is at home, work is at home, and there is no rushing around to dance, swimming, and piano lessons. I know some people are off learning other languages and such, but to sit down and watch some Netflix of an evening is a favourite pastime of mine, and to be honest, perfect escapism for me which helps with anxiety over this health crisis.
So I just thought I’d share with you some of the new things I have been watching and that I’ve enjoyed, because on the whole, Netflix has been a little uninspiring of late. Are there any others that you would add to the list? It would be great to hear what you think.
Only ten episodes long, I finished this series the other day. I wasn’t too sure at first, but after one episode I was really intrigued to carry on. I would say that it is a mixture between Bring It On and Pretty Little Liars, but much darker; there isn’t much light-heartedness with it. But being about cheerleading and a darker side of high school, it reminded me a little of those two shows. The cast are brilliant, and I am waiting to hear if there will be a second series – there HAS to be! They can’t leave it on a cliffhanger like that…!
So I know this isn’t super recent, and the third series is showing at the moment in the US (c’mon UK Netflix), but it is great. The humour is just my kind of humour, mixed with the intrigue of these three regular moms committing crimes on the side. It is funny, light-hearted, sweet, and a little sexy. Hello, Rio.
I’m Not Okay with This
The episodes are only twenty minutes long, and there are only seven, so it is quite a fun little show to watch. I’m not sure if there will be another series, or if there needs to be one, but I enjoyed it. Set in high school, Sydney is a girl on a voyage of discovery about herself, finding out that she might actually have super powers. It is inclusive, funny in parts, and just a ‘coming of age’ kind of show.
Have you even been on social media right now if you haven’t heard of Tiger King? It is madness, but really compelling viewing. Half the time I have no idea what I’m watching, as it is just crazy, but it is a must-see!
My parents are big fans of the Harlen Coben books, so when I saw that this was based on one of his books, I knew I had to give it a try. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much, but it was amazing, and very addictive. I watched the ten episodes in about a day! There is a lot of intrigue and questions, which keep you watching. Brilliant viewing; maybe I should be borrowing their books of his?
I also watched a movie recently on Netflix too, called ‘All the Bright Places’ and I really wanted to like it. It made me cry, and I do think it should come with a suicide trigger warning. So just a note. You might like watching it, but I think I’d have a hard time ‘recommending’ it.