If you ever browse aimlessly wondering what to watch on Netflix, I have a few of my favourite shows to recommend. There’s something here for everyone: comedy, drama, history, thriller and horror so I should have you covered, whatever your preference is.
Iliza: Elder Millennial
If you feel like a belly-aching laugh, this is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not often you come across stand-up comedy with a gorgeous blonde female on the stage. Iliza Shlesinger hits the nail on the head when it comes to explaining the humour behind dating and hilarious us girls really are when it comes to primping and perfecting ourselves while on the hunt for a man. She touches on a few very serious points to which gives her sense of humour great dept with is also rare to find. Ryan and I sat watching this over the weekend and both of us ended up laughing non-stop. If you feel like ordering pizza, opening a bottle of wine and chilling on the couch whether on your own or with your girlfriends, you are going to love this show. If you’re wondering what to watch on Netflix in terms of comedy, I have recommended this show to absolutely everyone I’ve come across. While writing this post I noticed that the Netflix library and just added another show by Iliza Shlesinger called “Confirmed Kills” which I’m so excited to watch next.
We’ve all seen the Queen appear at William and Kate and now Harry and Meghan’s wedding but I had very little knowledge of her reign and how the landscape of the world has shifted so much while she has been in office. I thought it started off really slowly and almost gave up on it before Irina encouraged me to continue watching. It’s certainly bound to open your eyes to all the trials and tribulations she’s faced, whether within her marriage, her family or in the countries over which she has reigned. You are bound to learn so much from this series and develop such admiration for a woman I was always impartial towards. Netflix has also taken great care to ensure that the series is as closely based on the truth as possible which I really appreciate.
This has been one of my favourite Netflix discoveries. I’m a true Francophile and, having walked through the halls of Versailles myself, my heart skipped a beat when I learnt that there was series dedicated to the story of the Sun King, Louis XIV and how Versailles came to exist. The costumes of the French court are extraordinary and truly reflect the opulence of the time. The acting is brilliant, the music is fantastic, the storyline is gripping and dripping in controversy. If you love historic pieces, this is definitely a series that you should add to your to-watch list.
13 Reasons Why
Ryan and I actually binge-watched season 1 over a weekend last year and I was as gripped by the second season this year. It is a brilliant comment on society and showcases the numerous risks that teenagers are exposed to on a daily basis while simultaneously trying to navigate through school, hormones and relationships. It really opens the door to and encourages discussions around depression, suicide, sexuality, bullying, underage drinking, lax gun laws and so many other issues. While it has caused quite the stir globally, I think this show has forced us to take a hard look at ourselves and the world that we are shaping. If you’re looking for what to watch on Netflix, this would be my starting point.
There is something slightly creepy about this story. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood which is based on actual 19th-century events, Grace Marks is convicted of murdering her employer and his housekeeper. A psychiatrist is appointed to Grace’s case in order to determine whether she should be pardoned due to insanity. Did she or didn’t she is the question that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire series.
House of Cards
I’m really not interested in political or legal shows because I find them to be unbelievably boring but somehow I have become hooked on this one. If you’re a lover of the drama genre and wondering what to watch on Netflix, this is brilliant show. Everything in this show is so calculated and strategic that it’s difficult to imagine that it is possible to be so many steps ahead of the game. It is so cleverly created that you never know what is around the corner. This is the story of a husband and wife in the American politic circuit that are incredibly evil, have huge ambitions and will spare no one on their path to success. I have a feeling that something, somewhere is going to bring everything crashing to the ground but I haven’t discovered what that is yet. There are a number of seasons of this show will keep you busy. It will also have you googling American constitutional law so that you understand what all is involved when it comes to the political landscape.
The Ghost Busters of the millennial age, this show is such a story about a group of young boys and what they get up to while riding their bicycles around town. While in essence a story of friendship, one of the boys is captured by a monster and his friends are all trying to save him. There is a suspicious government operation that is somehow linked to the mysterious happenings of the town and the monster that has captured the missing boy. While the storyline may seem like child’s play, there are a number of bumps in the night that give you a serious fright!
Let me know which show jumps out at you and which series you will be watching first. I’d also love your recommendations on what to watch on Netflix. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comment section below. Thanks so much for reading!