The Best OF Netflix Prescribed By My Audience

Netflix. It’s a common post of mine.

“What the hell do I watch on Netflix now?”

I spent years of my life not giving a shit about television at all. Before kids, I didn’t even care if I owned a TV or not.

Then suddenly, your life is filled with so many responsibilities, so much noise, so much expectation, you find a deep appreciation for the time spent alone with the television.

I watch a broad type of shows. Sometimes I want something really provocative and truth telling. I love documentaries which follow a persons journey from nothing to something.

On the flip side, I’m equally as invested in fictionary shows that are easy watching. Some of my favourite Netflix series have a huge following, but are still regarded as a bit trashy. Considering I re-watch the Twilight Saga every year, I can’t really be trusted with a judgement on quality.

Between Youtube and Netflix, I do not see the need to watch free to air television.

 

 

Outlander

Ah yes, every time. It’s got to be the most recommended show. It’s not just about Jamie’s incredible butt cheeks or the way he somehow pulls off long ginger locks in a manly fashion. The storyline is great and while it’s somewhat mythical, Outlander pulls in the some of the true events of Ireland, Scotland, and England.

 

Suits

This series was doubtful in the beginning. I revisited the show after it was suggested to me recently via my audience. I’m glad I did this because I had not given the show enough time to introduce Louis Litt yet.

Suits have all the typical roles you would expect from a TV Series about Lawyers. Sexy women in power, Hotshot men in expensive suits, Frenemies, and enemies from other firms.

Then there’s Louis. Louis is a big man baby whose emotions often spew out causing constant trouble. The actor nails his character and he is both hilarious and excruciatingly painful at the same time.

Sometimes you will love him, hate him or pity him.

The Last Kingdom

I have just started this one, so far so good. I am a huge fan of shows which are set in medieval/historic times. Outlander, Peaky Blinders, Frontier are all in my “Watch again” list.

Uhltred (the main character) is a bit of a hot tamale, but just like Outlander, it isn’t all about the character’s appearance. The storyline is thick with a lot of detail, it requires your attention.

The show started in 2015 and has become considerably better over time, earning it a third series which is currently being filmed.

 

The 100

My favorite show on Netflix, however – they are awfully behind. This is one you can enjoy with older teens as the show has a young cast. This series just keeps getting better in my opinion, to watch all of the episodes, up to series 5 can be purchased on iTunes.

Finished series 4? I recommend waiting until the whole of series 5 has rolled out before watching as currently,y each episode has a 2-week break before being released on iTunes.

 

Z Nation

I became quite obsessed with this show, I am up to date as I purchased the last series on iTunes. Netflix has plenty to watch though if you have not started this show yet. You will need to be a Zombie show fan for this one, it’s 24/7 Zombies – obviously.

There were some episodes where I felt the show might be going down a slippery slope, however, it fully redeemed itself by the end of season 4.

Z Nation is said to return in October which I assume Netflix will then be given another older series which is not yet available to watch yet.

Best character in my opinion? Murphy and 10K.

 

Sense8

Sadly, this show was canceled due to its big budget. Netflix was not experiencing the return on ratings is hoped to achieve. Thankfully they did pay for Sense8 to return to filming a finale episode which games the audience closure on the show.

This show has everything an open-minded wants to see. Sexuality – with both Gay, Lesbian and transsexual characters, Culture, music, humor art and more.

 

The Staircase

This show was fascinating. If you are a fan of true crime series, this is a must watch. The series tells the story of Michael Peterson who is charged with murder when it wife, Kathleen Peterson, was found dead at the bottom of the stairs.

While Michael maintains he is innocent, he has a lot to explain with every worm that flies out of the can, including past history that comes into the trial.

That is the end of the list for now! I will continue to add to this as I watch and get recommendations from my community.

 

Not On Netflix:

Artifact.

Produced by Jared Leto, front man of 30 Seconds To Mars. The short documentary takes you on a journey of the making of the “This Is War” album, all while the band is being sued by their record label for 30 million dollars.

The documentary outlines the unfairness in the music industry and just how ruthless record labels are. It really shines a light on the need for record labels (a dying industry) to evolve. It features guests such as Chester Bennington and Daniel Ek, the Co-developer of Spotify.

You can find the documentary by searching “Artifact Jared Leto” on Youtube.

 

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