Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here are four series I’ve been hooked on recently…
There was a lot of hype around this show on twitter a few months ago. I’m always up for jumping on a bandwagon, so decided to give it a watch. I’m so glad I did as it’s fast become one of my favourite shows!
The series follows the lives of single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her super-smart daughter Rory, who is 16 at the start of season 1. The same age Lorelai was when she became pregnant.
Lorelei and Rory have an incredibly close (but complicated) relationship, however I think it’s the supporting characters that really make this show amazing. Melissa McCarthy is brilliant as Lorelei’s best friend Sookie, and Kelly Bishop is hilarious as Emily Gilmore (Lorelei’s Mother/Rory’s Grandmother). A great one to watch if you’re looking for something funny and girly.
The sequel “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was released at the end of last year and is set nearly a decade after the show originally ended. I wasn’t as keen on this, but I thought the ending tied up the series well (as frustrating as it was!!)
This anthology series takes an alternative look at how modern society and technology could affect our future. Every episode has a different story and a different set of characters, so you can watch them in any order you like. I started with series 3, then worked my way back to series 1. My favourite episodes were San Junipero, Hated in the Nation and Nosedive (which all happen to be in series 3).
What I liked the most about this show is how effectively it provokes a reaction, especially the episodes involving social media. It makes you realise how it’s become such a big part of our everyday lives.
Some of the topics are a little uncomfortable and it was hard to watch at times. I had to restrict myself to 1 or 2 episodes a night, then made sure I had something lighthearted ready to watch after. Don’t let that put you off though – it’s a fantastic series if you’re looking for something to make you think!
Would you believe I only started watching this last year!? This adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic stories stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. Set in modern day London, the pair specialise in solving “unusual” crimes and mysteries. Both actors are perfect in their roles as the lead characters, and I love how each episode usually has some kind of twist in the story. My only complaint is there’s only 3 episodes per series!
The latest series has just finished on BBC One, so now is the perfect time to catch up if you want to avoid any spoilers.
How to Get Away with Murder
Another series full of twists and turns. This is a great one to watch if you like crime dramas with a dash of dark comedy! Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor who selects five “lucky” students to intern at her firm. In between defending their clients and dealing with their own personal issues, the students and their professor become tangled up in their own murder investigation…
I love it when you start watching a new TV series and you spot actors from some of your other favourite shows (hello Liza Weil from Gilmore Girls and Matt McGorry from Orange is the New Black). Also keep an eye out for Alfred Enoch, who played Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films!
What are your favourite shows on Netflix at the moment?