Thursday, 16 April 2015

5 Shows to Watch on Netflix.







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Anyway, on with this post. It's been 2 weeks since I've posted anything, and I feel immeasurable guilt. However that is nothing compared to the guilt I would feel if I didn't write my dissertation instead. Being a third year is hard.

To get me through all the assignment writing and reference finding and just general 'Oh my god I have a month and a half left and I don't know what I'm doing with my life' panic, I like to watch Netflix. It helps take my mind off the stress and the anxiety by occupying me with story lines and plots etc. So, I decided to tell you guys which are my favourite tv shows on there, and why, so as to recommend them if you're looking for something new :)


1. Pretty Little Liars.



This show is life. I actually am only just at the beginning of S3, and I've got a way to go but, this show is incredible. I've even got my Mum (who barely get in to tv shows that aren't police dramas and/or real crime) in to this. We started watching a couple of months ago now and we're totally hooked! The show follows a group of four girls, who used to be five, trying to figure out how to deal with the murder of one of the group and also how to deal with a stalker who barrages them with texts, emails, and who interferes with their families and relationships. The show itself tackles issues like murder, suicide, bullying, stalking, harassment, lies, and an array of different problems teenagers may come across.

The show had me hooked from the first episode and I honestly can't believe I've never watched it before. I'd give Pretty Little Liars 10/10. Would definitely recommend.


2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Buffy is my all-time favourite show. I actually own the box set on DVD but, they're all on Netflix and they're so good. Most people know the general concept of Buffy, she's a young girl, and a vampire slayer, and has to navigate teenage life with a few demons mixed in. The story arcs are stellar and the characters are relatable. I thought that with it being 15 years old, it wouldn't have the same impact today as it did then, but I only watched it for the first time about 2 years ago and it was brilliant then.

I would give Buffy a 10/10. Best. Show. Ever.


3. Once upon a Time.



I originally watched this show back in 2011 when they showed the first series on TV. I watched the second series the following year, but then Channel 5 dropped the show and I was left, Once-upon-a-Time-less. This show hasn't been on Netflix for long, I've been looking for it for a really long time and now it's there I'm very excited to be watching it again. To sum up the premise, there's a town full of people who are all fairy tale characters trapped, they don't know who they are, but there's a little boy who's trying to show them. There's characters from all your favourite classic fairy tales like Snow White, Prince Charming, and a few bad guys too. Its got twists and turns and is definitely one that you could spend a whole day watching and not know where the time went!

For Once upon a Time, 9.5/10.


4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.



This show is a Netflix Original Series, and a sparky comedy brought to us by SNL and 30 Rock writers Robert Carlock and Tina Fey. I'm a huge Tina Fey fan, and their previous work is so funny, so I though this was one I had to watch. There are only 13 episodes so far, and they're only around 23-25 minutes each, so not too overwhelming. They could easily be watched in between slots of writing or working on anything you're busy doing, and they offer a light break. Kimmy is a woman who was rescued from an underground apocalyptic cult, after being below ground for 15 years. The show follows her hilarious antics whilst trying to 'make it' in NYC. She meets an array of colourful characters who all bring their own type of humour to the table and it's just a great and funny show.

I'd give Kimmy Schmidt a 9/10.


5. Orange is the New Black.



Okay so everyone has heard of this show. Another Netflix Original Series, OITNB enters around Piper, a seemingly average woman with a checkered past. As it turns out she once trafficked drugs for a huge drug dealer 10 years ago, and now she's paying the price. She gets sentenced to one year in a women's prison and the show is about how she deals with the prison experience, leaving behind her friends and family, and meeting a band of new people in the prison, all of whom have their own stories to tell. The show is great if you don't mind profane language and the occasional lesbian sex scene.

Overal I'd give Orange is the New Black 8.5/10.


Are there any shows that you love on Netflix that I haven't mentioned? Let me know in the comments, I love taking new recommendations. Also, let me know if you've watched these and loved or hated them :)



14 comments:

  1. Wow! Once Upon a Time is my life, love that show SO much and it should definitely be more popular! Plus, Pretty Little Liars is amaaaazing!xo

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    1. They're both soooo good aren't they!? I love them. Thanks for the comment :) x

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  2. Lovely post :) I agree, Buffy is THE best show ever!

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    1. It's my fave! I'm gutted that I've watched it all, I need to see Angel now! x

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  3. How could you not have Orpan black in this list? It's amazing !!!! You should seriously give it a try haha

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    1. I've actually seen Orphan Black but I watched it on TV and they've only just put S2 on Netflix and it was on tv like a year ago! I'm waiting for S3 now on TV :) x

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  4. I was watching Once Upon A Time since the first epissodes of season 3 but i'm thinkingg to start watching it again!I'm so in love with Pretty Little Liars ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty135

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    1. You definitely should watch it all again! And me too, they're both great shows x

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  5. You have to keep watching PLL till the end of season 5. I cant explain how amazing it was. There is kind of a big clue on who A is in there as well;-)

    I'm kind of addicted to Gossip Girl as well haha!

    Tejal x
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    1. I'm definitely watching 'till the end! I love it so much. I watched 5 today!
      I only saw one episode of Gossip Girl and I couldn't get in to it. Maybe I'll give it another go. x

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  6. Love PLL and the unbreakable kimmy schmidt can't wait for new series! :)

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    1. Same, absolutely cannot wait! :) Thanks for your comment x

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  7. Great post and awesome recommendations! I'm on season 3 of Pretty Little Liars too actually! hahah xx

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    1. I've made it to nearly the end of series 5 now! It's so good, and it only gets better. Thanks for your comments :) x

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