- Sunday, 31 May 2015 -

My Top 7 Netflix Shows

Hello my lovelies! Let me set the scene for you all; it's a mundane Sunday afternoon with the rain battering down and boredom setting in. Today is definitely a duvet day as you cocoon yourself in blankets and gear yourself up for doing absolutely nothing at all, these are what I like to call 'The Netflix Days'. Netflix is a saviour for students and professionals alike, and as summer creeps ever closer, people find themselves with a little extra time on their hands, to relax, unwind and have a good old binge of all their favourite shows. 

However, with so much choice at our fingertips, we can sometimes find ourselves lost in the confusion of comedies, dramas and documentaries, simply not knowing where to start. So, you lucky lot, I've done my research (and by research I mean sat in bed in my pjs with nothing but a gallon of ice cream and Netflix to keep me company) and have compiled a little list of my top seven Netflix shows, ranging from reality tv to kids tv, I've squeezed in something for everyone!

1/ RuPaul's Drag Race: Having been on my radar for quite some time, I was waiting until summer time to dedicate myself to this gem of televisual genius. A selection of drag queens compete for the crown as 'America's Next Drag Superstar', catapulting their careers into the spotlight and winning a nice cash prize of $100,000. I could seriously watch this show all day (and I have, oops), racing through 7 seasons in a matter of weeks, this is a addictive watch - there's fashion and fierce bitching, what more could you possibly want? 

2/ Breaking Bad: As my favourite show of all time, it had to make an appearance in this list! Slightly disgruntled with life, a chemistry school teacher soon discovers he has cancer. Financially strained and worried for his family's sake for after he's gone, he puts his talents to good use in making meth. We follow his darkened journey as he embarks upon this whole new unexplored venture of drug dealing, and what started as an innocent purpose to provide for his family, soon manifests into a greed-driven power trip.

3/ Pretty Little Liars: During the entirety of the Easter break, Pretty Little Liars was pretty much my laptops screensaver I watched it that much. An amalgamation of Mean Girls meets Desperate Housewives - following their best friends untimely death, four girls are haunted and stalked by someone who knows all their secrets. With such leverage hanging over them, they find themselves forced to bend to the will of 'A' - the mystery menace behind all their blackmailing. This show has more twists and turns than Owen Wilson's nose (too mean?) and will leave you gasping for more.

4/ Orange is the New Black: Based on real-life events, we follow the story of Piper who's sent to prison after being convicted of transporting money for her drug dealing ex-girlfriend. This series sees Pipers struggle as she enters a woman's prison and is met with some pretty strong and outrageous characters. Growing up as a privileged white girl, she is completely thrown in this new environment, especially when she learns that her ex-girlfriend who got her into this mess in the first place is also taking up residence there. Hilarious and heartfelt, OITNB will always be a firm favourite of mine!

5/ Adventure Time: This is just one of those shows that instantly lifts your mood after you've watched an episode. In a nutshell, Finn the human and Jake the dog are best friends who spend their days adventuring and fighting bad guys. Living in the land of Ooo sees all kinds of weird stuff happen, and it needs Finn and Jake to help keep the peace and protect its people. With colourful characters and addictive melodies, this show really is a feast for the eyes and the ears.   

6/ American Horror Story: One for the horror fans! The thing I love most about this show is that every season plays host to a new theme with new characters - although the actors playing them remain the same. For instance, whilst season one saw the protagonists withstand the horrors of a haunted house, season two was set in a mental asylum. This show reigns superior to any horror movie I've ever seen as the explosive events keep you on the edge of your seat - even if you're like me and watch this in the middle of the daytime as you're too afraid to appreciate it in the dark. A really gripping show that'll have your heart in your throat from the moment you press play.

7/ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: As the brainchild of the AHH-mazing Tina Fey, my sides hurt with laughter from start to finish. Following the cautionary advice from a crazy cult leader, four women are convinced that the apocalypse is imminent, so of course they shut themselves away in an underground bunker for 15 years. After being freed, as one of the "mole women" Kimmy yearns to take back what's hers and head to New York city in pursuit of a new job, a new home and a new life. But of course, after being cooped up in an underground time capsule for so long, things have changed quite a bit, and so we follow her journey as she adapts to this brand new world.

Have you watched any of these shows?

  1. I haven't watched any of these - I need to start american horror story x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  2. I so want there to be a season 2 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I binge watched it and finished far too quickly. Lost Girl is also a firm favourite - it's really good if you haven't seen it!

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  3. I absolutely love RuPauls drag race, it's amazing! I really need to watch OITNB, I've heard so many good things about it.
    sammy xx

  4. I love Rupauls and OINTB!! I got obsessed with orpahn black on there too1

  5. The only thing I've watched from this list is Pretty Little Liars, so thanks for all these recommendations! I might give Rupaul's drag race a go!


  6. I love PLL and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I need more episodes now! I watched most of Orange Is The New Black but I keep forgetting to pick it back up. I love how they have a backstory to everyone, showing you that they are all human beings despite their crimes. Great post!
    Hattie // hattiehards.blogspot.co.uk

  7. YES to RuPaul's Drag Race! It's so ridiculous and awesome. I watched the whole first series in 48 hours... In my defence it was in the school holidays (although that's still pretty embarrassing!)

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

  8. Pretty Little Liars is my favourite :) can't wait for season 6 this week!

    Serena / www.ramblingsofanotherunistudent.blogspot.com

  9. Yessss another BB fanatic, it's my fave show of all time too! I've also been getting into AHS, am about halfway through season 2 and loving it x

  10. Breaking Bad was a great show so glad they added it to Netflix!


  11. I absolutely love Orange is the New Black. I am so excited for season 3 to be released. :D
    I love how it is kind of about every social outcast in a way. I think it makes it so relatable.
    Very well made.

    Breaking Bad and Pretty Little Liars are on my list to watch.
    Thanks for doing a bit of research on them. I will definitely have to start them soon :)


  12. Absolutely love repaul's drag race! x

  13. Im half way through season 2 of orange is the new black, i love it =]


  14. Finished both Orange Is The New Black and Pretty Little Liars - both amazing and hands down recommend them to anyone who hasn't watched them, just waiting for the next seasons to start now! Will definitely be checking out some of your other recommendations :) xx


  15. There are so many of these I haven't seen! I need more hours in my day - - - I've always got time for Adventure Time though!

  16. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - genius.