I haven’t had cable for a year and a half and guess what? I haven’t missed it at all. Whenever I do see something on actual TV (like the superbowl last week) I am blown away by the amount of commercials that exist and how I really don’t want any of the things that they are selling me.
Despite my lack of cable access I still do have a love for watching TV and movies and that is where Netflix comes in. There are so many amazing shows on Netflix, both originals and not and today I am going to talk to you about a few of my favourites and why you need to watch them as well.
- One Day at a Time I love to laugh and I love shows with heart and this show has it all in abundance. This show tells the story of a Cuban-American family and their relationships with each other, their friends, and the world. Each episode also touches on a super important topic about immigration, fitting in, and a myriad of other topics. Season 2 just came out last month and I think Nigel and I watched the entire season in two days. I cried, I laughed, and now I am anxiously waiting for more.
- Black Mirror Now I have to admit, I haven’t finished this show yet, but that is because I need to space out my episode watching. This show delves into the “what if?” of technology. Each episode is a separate story that tells of a world with some form of advanced technology and spoiler alert, it usually never ends well. Every episode leaves me thinking about the possibilities for the future and also makes me want to shut down all technology for a while. Not always the best for right before you go to bed either.
- A Series of Unfortunate EventsI have been a fan of the “Series of Unfortunate Events” books ever since I was a child and they were being published. I like many others was not a fan of the movie that was made a few years ago and as such was skeptical about the Netflix adaptation. It turns out I had nothing to be worried about as this show surpassed all of my expectations in Season 1. This show tells the horribly depressing tale of the Beaudelaire orphans and their trials as they try to escape the clutches of an evil man called Count Olaf. I can’t wait for Season 2 to come out in March and continue to watch something that is both absurd and comforting at the same time.
- The Crown Dig into the inner life of the royal family with all its scandals, hilarity, and the things that you never knew about what goes on in the life of Queen Elizabeth. I have heard that the Queen herself enjoys the show and trust me, not all they show are the happy moments. The first two seasons have covered the first 20 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and the main cast is actually changing in the next season to show the progression in age. Such an interesting look into the inner workings of the royal family.
- Stranger Things I feel like you may have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Stranger Things, but it is okay I can forgive you. A bit creepy, a bit scary, and a bit heartwarming this show has really captured my heart. The actors are all super amazing and the kids definitely steal the show. Another show you may want to not watch right before bed, but it is definitely a love of mine.
- The Big Family Cooking Showdown One of my favourite shows of all time is The Great British Bake Off (or The Great British Baking Show as it is known in North America) and this show is the Netflix version. Regular British families compete in a variety of challenges to become the best cooking family in the UK. The challenges and competitors are so down to earth and lovely to watch and the challenges include cooking for cheap and the judges even go to the contestants homes to have a meal cooked for them there. I always find myself smiling through this show and it is such a nice way to end the day.
So what is your favourite show on Netflix and what do I need to watch next?