Some Netflix Recommendations

Some Netflix Recommendations

After a while of rewatching the same sitcom over and over {and being v annoyed about it}, I’ve been branching out and watching a bunch of new shows on Netflix.

I’m one of those people whose time is very important to them. I get kind of aggy when rewatching films that I know are bad, and I don’t really see the point in putting an episode of a show on and talking throughout it. I’m either all in or I’m all out – ya know?

Since I’ve been consuming so much Netflix-related content lately, I thought I’d treat it somewhat like a job and write down my picks of the bunch for you guys. Think of this as your insiders/expert guide to everything you must watch this month.

There’s a little bit of everything, but mainly tv series as I find they’re really good at the moment. Stay tuned for my top Netflix picks for July.

Some Netflix Recommendations | @agirlandgrey

Okay, so my first recommendation is something I feel like almost everyone has watched by now, but I do know there are still a few stragglers yet to jump on board. The new Queer Eye is the brightest and best thing to happen to television, period, and if you’re still waiting for a sign to begin watching it – THIS IS IT. The fab five are back and better {looking} than ever. I’ve watched every episode of both seasons and somehow managed to cry my way through each one while shouting ‘YAAAAAS!’ at the television simultaneously. This show is a must watch, for everyone.

I’m the last person to jump on a trend, which means I’m usually watching popular television series months or years after their initial hype. I’m a little embarrassed to say that Harry and I only recently watched Stranger Things, but you can be sure that we binged that shit in a matter of days. If you’re reading this then you’ve probably already watched it, but just incase you’re a late bloomer like me, I’m telling you that it is television gold. Absolute television gold.

Onto documentary style shows, I’ve just today finished watching The Horn and oh my god is it good! It’s a Red Bull TV documentary following the rescue team at the Matterhorn mountain in the Alps as they fly in and try to save the lives of thousands of skiers and snowboarders. There are people who have fallen into crevasses and others who’ve somehow made it to the peak of the mountain and are unable to make their way back down. Some people die because of their injuries and others are brought back from the brink by the team at Air Zermatt. The lengths these people go to in saving their patients is insane and so beyond dangerous and very intense, but I think that’s part of the appeal. I’d recommend The Horn to anyone that loves a nature-style documentary, but be aware that some of the scenes are quite confronting {there’s sometimes some blood, etc, but they never show deceased persons on camera so you’re safe there}.

Another documentary style show I’m loving is See No Evil, which is a true crime series about crimes that have been solved by using CCTV footage. It’s compelling and interesting, and all of the stories are true, which adds an extra element of intensity to it. I love the way investigators and detectives utilise technology to solve crimes, and I think we’ll definitely see more of these kind of true crime series in the future.

Now back to my tendency to come across trends years after their hype… Harry and I are just now starting Sons of Anarchy. I know, I know, we’re like 10 years late but at least we’re finally watching it now? Sons of Anarchy is everything we’ve ever needed and more, which is kind of weird to say as it’s about motorcycle gangs and drugs and violence, but I’m one of those people who love to live vicariously through their television screen. Some of my favourite shows and documentaries are about things I never could see myself doing or trying – like getting a tattoo and making meth from a trailer – so it makes a reasonable amount of sense that I’ve fallen this in love with Sons of Anarchy. I recommend it to anyone that loves watching high intensity, high action shows with super strong characters that you love but hate at the same time.

We binge watched Safe about a month ago, which is a show about a small but wealthy estate where everything seems to go wrong, and we really enjoyed it. Hence the binge-watching. I kind of saw the final reveal coming in the second last episode, but I do think the story line was so well done that I’m almost tempted to rewatch it and search for clues! Watch Safe if you love a murder/mystery type show, especially those that are set in the UK.

And, on the topic of UK murder/mystery shows, I rewatched the first season of Marcella to celebrate the release of the second season. Once the second season was released, I binge watched in a matter of days, and I’m kind of shook with where the series is going {but in a totally positive way}. I was NOT expecting that end-of-season bombshell guys – I doubt anyone was – but at the same time I think we all dreaded it and knew it might be a possibility. I’m getting chills thinking about it – so make sure to watch it if you like feeling beyond uneasy with a whodunnit sorta vibe and a strong female lead.

In terms of stand-up comedy – I feel like Netflix is a gem for this kind of content lately – I really recommend Ali Wong’s Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, and Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette is so good and so relevant right now.

What are you watching on Netflix?


    • Sharni
      July 9, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Omg wait until the last three or so episodes – it gets so crazy! I think you’d love See No Evil – it’s got some cringy moments but I find it fascinating. xo

    • Sharni
      July 9, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Ooooh make sure you do! They’re all super brill! xo

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