Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Netflix Picks 2.0

It's no secret that I love Netflix, and after recently chipping one of the bones in ankle YAY (read more about that here) I've spent the last 6 weeks curled up in a ball on the sofa dosed up on prescription painkillers and binge-watching all that Netflix has to offer. Since it's been a while since I last shared what I've been watching, I thought (under the circumstances) I would give you a little update. 

The Good Wife // I started watching The Good Wife at the start of May, and quickly became obsessed. I tried to watch at some point last year, and I didn't really like it. This happened when I first watched Suits, and as I mentioned in my last post I ended up loving that too. It's about a lawyer (Alicia Florrick) who returns to the world of Law after taking time off to raise her children. Being a bit rusty (and the wife of a corrupt politician), nobody is willing to hire her until she runs into an old friend from university. The show follows Alicia as she gets back into the swing of things, making a new life for herself and her two children. Full of scandals, corruption, and drama, it is perfect for those looking for something a little more exciting.

Community // I am somewhat ashamed to say that I got through all 6 seasons in 7 days. That is absolutely atrocious. And that included having to hunt down the 6th season that isn't currently available to watch on Netflix. The show begins with lawyer Jeff (Joel McHale) being found out for never having graduated with a law degree. Forced to go back to college, Jeff ends up at Greendale Community College - a failing school run by the hilariously eccentric Dean Pelton (Jim Rash). Jeff makes friends with fellow classmates and they set up a little study group, which work towards fixing the Dean's bad financial decisions. 

Arrested Development // I LOOOOOOOVVEEEDDDDD this! I don't know why but I related to the storyline so much. Maybe it was the whole sane person in a dysfunctional family thing, IDK. The program is focused on the affluent Bluth family, who descend into chaos after the family business goes bust. Accustomed to a lavish lifestyle, the family struggle with their materialistic and selfish nature. Levelheaded Michael Blush steps in to take care of the family's finances, and the show follows him as he battles to restore the family business. 

Degrassi: Next Class // Not something I'd usually watch, but I was running out of options due to not being able to do anything. I'm not sure if I am completely in love with the programme, but I did get through the series quite quickly and was happy when I saw that I second season was on it's way. The show follows students in a high school and each episode touches on a different teen issue such as teen pregnancy, drugs, alcohol, and racism. For anyone that doesn't know the show is one of several spin off shows from the original Degrassi franchise, and centres around life on De Grassi street in Toronto. 

Flaked // I knew I would love this when I saw that it was coming to Netflix. Will Arnett is absolutely hilarious and I don't think I've ever disliked anything he has been in. He played GOB in Arrested Development and I've been obsessed with him ever since! Plus he was married to Amy Poehler at one bit, so yanno #goals. Flaked is a semi-autobiographical show that follows the life of Chip, a middle-aged alcoholic, who offers up self-help advice but is need of some himself. Although it received mixed reviews from critics, I know many people who have enjoyed it, and last week the show was renewed for a second series to premiere on Netflix in 2017 - so it must be doing something right! 

Lady Dynamite // I'm not completely sure why I opted to watch this, and if I'm honest I have no idea what was going on half the time. I found it hilarious at times, but I'm not sure I followed the plot. Was there even a plot? I have no idea! The show follows actress Maria Bamford (played by herself) who moves back to Los Angeles after spending time in recovery for bipolar disorder, and attempts to start her life back up. There are a lot of flashbacks which is probably the reason why I didn't always follow the storyline, but I'd watch it again purely for the humour! 

Jane The Virgin // I wanted to watch this when it first aired on TV, but for some reason or another I missed it. When it came on to Netflix I was straight on it, and I absolutely loved it! Luckily, I watched it in time for the start of the second series on E4. The program follows a woman called Jane (obvs) who is accidentally artificially inseminated after a doctor mixes up two patients. Becoming pregnant completely throws off Jane's life plan, and the show follows her throughout her pregnancy and in the months after the birth of her son Mateo. And just to make things a little bit more interesting, there are also criminal masterminds, murders and kidnappings!

Gilmore Girls // Over the last couple of days I've started watching Gilmore Girls again and OMG I am hooked. I used to watch it a little bit in my youth (makes me sound 87 when in fact I am 20), and I never really appreciated it enough. Netflix has only recently added it, and I am already halfway through season 2! As you are reading this I am most likely watching an episode, and to be completely honest you should be too. 

Parks and Recreation // Although technically not on Netflix (c'mon UK sort it out already), I've recently started watching Parks and Rec (via Amazon Video fyi). I've been a big fan of Amy Poehler's for YEARS and I don't know why it's taken me so long to get round to watching it! If you've never watched it, the show follows the staff of the Parks and Recreation department of the Pawnee government - a fictional town in Indiana. Leslie Knope is the brains behind the department, and I love her so much. I've almost finished season 5, and my favourite character is Ron Swanson bc I relate to him so much! I have no idea why though!

What are you watching at the moment?

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1 comment

  1. I really wish they would bring Parks & Recreation to netflix uk. Ive watched a few episodes and its hilarious!


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