Hello everyone! Netflix is a part of almost everyone’s daily life, am I right? I don’t know where we’d be without it… Probably still spending hours streaming shows via a dial-up connection like it’s 2006. Because Netflix is something that the majority of us hold very dear to our hearts (and hermit lives), today I’m going to list my personal favourites that I watch and re-watch on a regular basis.
My all-time favourite out of any show, ever. It follows the lives of several teenagers in New York City, between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Brooklyn. All attending the same school, we learn how the lifestyles of these characters are other-worldly, as well as about the prejudices and resentments that emerge because of said differences. It also elaborates on the scandalous situations that these devious teens get themselves into. Through high-school and right up to early adulthood, all thoroughly and scathingly-documented by the infamous Gossip Girl. I can give you three reasons to watch this show: the fashion is FOR-EV-ER perfect. Blair Waldorf is queen of the universe as far as I’m concerned. And last but definitely not least: Chuck Bass. Convinced yet? Thought so.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
I know, I know, I’m repeating myself, but it’d be a crime against humanity if I didn’t include it in this post. I’ve already written a detailed post listing all of the reasons to watch this show here, but let me give you a quick summary. The make-up, the style, the incredible weaves, bitching, sassy-ness, and cut-throat eliminations… And did I mention the incredible transformations to utter femininity? I’ll hand on heart say that they look more like women than I do. There’s seven seasons out now, six of which are on Netflix. So they should keep you busy for a week, if you’re lucky! WATCH THIS SHOW, I promise, you won’t regret it.
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars tells the story of five girls, who are being tormented by a menacing faceless character named A. It began with texts, and developed into life-threatening situations. Such as being hit by cars, or being locked in a crate with a corpse on a moving train. I am still watching this show six seasons in, because I AM DETERMINED TO FIND OUT WHO A IS. You know a show is out of this world when you’re still hooked five years later. From the bitch-ery of high school to A+ fashion, there’s at least one aspect of this show that’ll have you down for the count. As well as drooling at your TV screen. Also, Hanna’s wit and sense of humour give me life. So if you’re going to watch it for one reason, do it for her!
American Horror Story
Don’t be fooled by the name, it’s not THAT much of a horror. American Horror Story is an anthology series. It presents a different story in a new location each season, while keeping the same cast members despite the change of theme. It has me on the edge of my seat from the first second. The opening theme is always creepy and disturbing, a feature that is consistent throughout every episode and season. It stands out by a mile in comparison to other shows. The suspense combined with an incredible cast and shocking twists and turns will keep your eyes locked on the screen until the end credits. Or even afterwards if you’re a die-hard fan. “Play Next Episode?” Uh YES please, Netflix, yes please.
Orphan Black begins with Sarah Manning, a con artist by trade, who witnesses a woman who looks EXACTLY like her, named Beth Childs, jumping in front of a train. Sarah smoothly pilfers her doppelganger’s belongings and assumes her identity. She weaves in and out of her personal and work life, and experiencing many near misses regarding her discovery. On this path, she discovers a number of sister-clones across the globe, and unites with them in order to find out how and why they were created.
Orphan Black is unlike any show I’ve seen before. It focuses in on the issues regarding human cloning, the implications resulting from it, and the effect on personal identity as a result. I scanned through several Netflixes from different countries to watch season two. So I think my dedication to watch it speaks for itself! Well worth a watch if you’re after something new and out-there!
And now, for shows that I wish were on Netflix:
– Catfish: The TV Show
– Two Broke Girls
– New Girl
– Bob’s Burgers
– Game of Thrones
– Finding Carter
– America’s Next Top Model
– Criminal Minds
– Faking It
– Gilmore Girls
What are your Netflix favourites?