I’ve absolutely loved Netflix since I first subscribed back in 2015 and have been hooked on all of the new releases that they’ve brought out.
In this post, I’m sharing with you some of my current favourites that are available to watch. I thought I’d stick to some of the recent series that are out for now because, if I’m being honest, there aren’t many movies that I watch on the platform.
But I’ll keep an eye out and perhaps make a similar list of all of the movies that I’ve loved on Netflix too!
The aspect I love most about watching series on Netflix is that it’s just so accessible and with the different series’ they release, you can either binge watch them or have to wait for weekly episodes just like a regular TV show.
They definitely know how to keep you coming back for more!
Starting with one of my favourite TV series ever, is Brooklyn 99. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the first series aired on Netflix UK in December 2014, a year after its initial TV release, with Netflix adding Season 5 to its collection.
The show revolves around Brooklyns 99th Precinct and mainly its immature but talented detective, Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg). It’s genuinely funny and the casting of each character is actually spot on, and is my favourite part of the show. Everyone’s roles are great and it’s so nice to see a series where each of the main group of characters gets their own screen time and storylines.
With this, you really get to love the show as a whole without any favouritism for anything or anyone. I really love the group effort involved in creating this show and look forward to the 6th and 7th series that have been confirmed!
This remake of the popular 1980’s classic was a series that I didn’t expect to enjoy. It seemed a bit too much for what I normally like but actually, when I watched the first few episodes, I liked it a lot.
The show surrounds the Carrington family, a family who owns a billion dollar company. With this we have a great, young female lead in Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) who is a smart, beautiful business woman who means to take over her fathers reigns as the family business’ CEO.
Obviously, none of this comes without plenty of obstacles in her personal and professional lives, but what’s different about this is that everything in this show is completely covered in money. The Carrington’s are super rich so it’s only right for the shows aesthetic to resonate that.
It seems this family is one of the wealthiest and most powerful there is, so watching everything come tumbling down around them is actually kind of enjoyable.
On a more serious and problematic note is this new documentary, Our Planet, narrated by David Attenborough. In this nature documentary, we get to see all of the beautiful sceneries and up-close shots of these wild and wonderful creatures that make these shows as great as they are. But, what’s different about this series is that with each new species and each new location, we’re told of the different ways in which mankind, and the way we’re treating our planet, is affecting the beauty that we’re witnessing on-screen.
What we’re watching will not last as long as it should because of the way we abuse the planet we walk on. What’s made clear in this programme is that it seems like we are going to be one of the last generations to be able to make a substantial change to our world, and if we don’t, then all creatures, including ourselves, will become extinct.
So, as amazing the shots that we’re witnessing are, the message that runs through it is just as loud and as clear. This is a really beautiful but hard hitting show.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Season 2 is out and I’ve already binged watched it. (It helped that I was in bed ill for a few days!)
If you haven’t caught up on this dark, witchy adventure then I definitely would. It’s full of everything that you’d want from a teenage witch story, from romance, to badass female, and male, characters (Kiernan Shipka, Michelle Gomez, Tati Gabrielle and so many more!) and some killer humour that just keeps you wanting more than 10 episodes.
What’s really great about this series is that there are tiny references to Riverdale and the Archie Comics throughout, so I’m hoping that one day there will be a CAOS/Riverdale cross over – cause that would be sick!
For me, this was a fresh, funny and heartfelt series that I didn’t know I needed in my life. This series is based around awkward teenager Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his relationship with his sex therapist Mum (Gillian Anderson).
The basis of the series is how he puts his subconscious learning of his mums work by creating a secret sex clinic in school with best friend Eric Effoing (Ncuti Gatwa) and love interest Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey). They help their fellow peers with whatever sexual-related problem they have. And just as you’d expect in a show called Sex Education, there is plenty of rude phases and naked bodies.
It was a super real take of how we navigate life at that stage in our lives where sex becomes a big deal to everyone at school. It has some real comedy gold moments and has the ability to turn from these crying laughing scenes straight into a super heartfelt and emotional scene bringing a lump to your throat rather effortlessly, and without trying too hard in either.
This is my favourite new series to come to Netflix recently and I’m so happy that it’s been picked up for a second series.
Hopefully you guys have enjoyed this post. Please let me know if you have any recommended shows as I’m always on the lookout for more!
Thanks again for reading,