Top Netflix Picks

Thursday, July 06, 2017
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Today's post is all about the top TV shows and documentaries that I've been loving on Netflix so hopefully you'll find something new to watch! There are more shows on Netflix that I want to get to such as The Keepers, American Horror Story, Salem, War and Peace, The Last Kingdom and The Lizzie Borden Chronicles so if you have any recommendations based on those and my favourites then let me know in the comments below!

I have to admit that I do love Netflix, I have been subscribed for over a year now and it's perfect for quick, easy entertainment although as I tend to watch it mostly as I work or on my iPhone, I tend to binge watch episode after episode. I'd rather not watch it on my iPhone before bed and I'd love a 4K TV Panasonic instead as watching on my iPhone means that I don't get as much sleep as I probably should as after I've finished watching Netflix, I'l scroll through social media for so long...oops!

British TV Shows: The Thick Of It, Blackadder, QI & The Mighty Boosh

I grew up watching old school British TV such as Blackadder, Allo Allo, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses so British TV shows are always on my list to watch. The only old school show that I watch now is Blackadder but I also love The Thick Of It, QI (the Stephen Fry episodes) and the whimsical gloriousness that is The Mighty Boosh!

Crime: Luther, Whitechapel, OITNB, Shetland, Sherlock & How To Get Away With Murder

Crime dramas are also a favourite of mine, some of my top picks that aren't on Netflix include Broadchurch, Elementary and Bones. But in terms of Netflix I'd definitely recommend: The Killing (both versions), Whitechapel, Luther (a new one for me), OITNB (after the devastating ending of season 4, I don't know if I'll watch season 5), Sherlock, Shetland and How To Get Away With Murder, the latter I did love but I find the more I get through it, the more samey it gets.

Sci Fi, Fantasy & Historical: Stranger Things, Doctor Who & Marco Polo

Fantasy books are some of my favourites but I don't watch that many fantasy TV shows (if you have any recommendations then let me know in the comments) but I do adore Stranger Things which is kind of a mix between fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal...Season 2 should be live later this year (October I think) and I can't wait. I also love Doctor Who, although not the recent episodes! In terms of historical TV shows then you can't go wrong with Marco Polo as well as Peaky Blinders and The Tudors.

Comedy: The Big Bang Theory & What We Do In The Shadows

I don't watch many comedy TV shows or films but I am always watching The Big Bang Theory, I've lost count of how many times I've watched it. What We Do In The Shadows is a kind of pseudo documentary/film about old school vampires living in modern day New Zealand and I love it although it won't be for everyone.

Documentaries: The Royals, The Secrets Of Great British Castles, Wild China & Mythbusters

I love documentaries, I watch so many and Netflix has a great range to choose from but my current favourites include probably much all of the PBS documentaries about palaces, the monarchy and the secret service! I also love The Secrets of Great British Castles documentary series (can you tell I love history based documentaries). Mythbusters (a kind of documentary....) and Wild China are also great picks. A few non-Netflix documentaries I'd love to recommend include: The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (BBC but you can find it on Youtube), any of the Horizon documentaries and Dr Michael Mosley's medical documentaries, all of which can be found on Youtube too.

Throwbacks: Matilda, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, A Series of Unfortunate Events & A Knights Tale

I'm a child of the 90's and thankfully if you are too, then Netflix has us covered with throwbacks to watch. Matilda was one of my favourite films growing up which isn't a surprise as it's based on the book created by the amazing Roald Dahl. I also loved the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in my teens as well as the wonderfully melancholy A Series of Unfortunate Events film (I now really like the new Netflix TV series).

Have you watched of any these Netflix and non-Netflix shows? Do you have any recommendations, particularly more dark TV shows or documentaries? 

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18 comments

  1. There are so many here that I want to watch, I love Sherlock! Great post x

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  2. Lots of great recommendations there, great post :) xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  3. So many faves here and some great recommendations! I love Luther, Sherlock and OITNB!
    Chantelle x
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  4. I love love love Big Bang theory!!!!!

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  5. There are so so many good shows on Netflix for sure x

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  6. I love crime docs and absolutely love Luther x

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  7. I've watched Big Bang on loop for 4 loops now! Minimum! I watch it when I'm falling asleep or cooking! I love Netflix!

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  8. There are so many great shows I want to watch on Netflix at the moment! You've just added even more to my list!

    Gemma x

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  9. Love me some Netflix! Some great recommendations Hun

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  10. The Big Bang Theory is one of my all time favourite shows.

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  11. Love Sherlock, Luther and the fresh prince of bel air so much! Xx

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  12. Will be checking a few of these out! I loved Stranger Things. So excited for the next season x

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  13. I switch between rewatching episodes my favourite program of all time, Gilmore Girls and Ru Paul's Drag Race.

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  14. A Knights Tale would be my top pick from all of these - I love some of the others to but this film is one of my favourites. Heath Ledger was a beautiful man. Thanks for sharing

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  15. I love comedy and documentaries, will be checking some of these out!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  16. Love these posts as I am Netflix obsessed! Thanks for the rec x

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  17. I feel like I've seen so many things but surprisingly there was a lot here that are pretty new to me/I haven't seen yet. For just generally good TV shows I'd really (really!) recommend Prison Break and for dark TV shows I'd say give Fargo a watch :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  18. I love Netflix and need to spend more time winding down with TV of an evening instead of working every last second. I have nearly finished Thirteen Reasons Why, which I'd recommend. I read the book last year and was surprised by it. I need to watch Luther, heard SO much about it! xx

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