Oh hey, my Huns. How you doin’?
For the past week or so, I have been completely hooked on the Netflix show Jane The Virgin. To use the popular phrase, I have been binge watching and I can’t get enough. I’ve watched two episodes today already, and whilst I’d have loved to have binged more, I figured I actually best be productive and write some blog posts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a lazy day and chill out session, but being that there’s 5 seasons of Jane The Virgin and I am just close to finishing the first, if I don’t get my butt into action then well, it could be a while before I publish any blog posts, so here I am. LOL.
However, despite the fact I’m actually being productive right now, this is kind of the perfect post for anyone who is craving those chill out days, and a good show to binge watch.
I am definitely a Netflix / TV show fan, I love watching a good show, and whilst I haven’t ‘completed Netflix’, I’ve definitely watched my fair share of shows (okay maybe like 1%) so today I thought I’d share with you some of my top recommendations of what to watch, in case you’re looking for some new shows to get stuck into.
So without further ado,
enjoy, and happy bingeing!
*Potential Spoiler Alerts throughout*
Jane The Virgin
As I mentioned above, I’ve been watching Jane The Virgin for a good couple of weeks now and I’ve really been bingeing more and more lately. I just have to know what happens next. When I first decided to watch this show I wasn’t expecting a lot at all, but oh how I am so glad I decided to stick this one on. JTV is a fun show which follows the life of Jane, who although is a virgin (having vowed not to have sex until marriage), finds herself pregnant after accidentally being inseminated. Oops! This is such an entertaining, enjoyable show with humour, romance, drama and all the juicy fun stuff you’d want from a good binge worthy show. It’s just the best. And an added bonus is that there’s also lots of Spanish speaking (with subtitles) in the show, so it’s great for anyone who may be wanting to brush up on their Spanish speaking skills (aka me).
If you’re looking for real, crazy, unbelievable, real life crime drama, then look no further than Tiger King, if you haven’t already seen it that is because I mean, who hasn’t? Everyone’s talking about Tiger King. Tiger King is a documentary all about the now, should I say ‘household name’, Joe Exotic, aka the Tiger King. I’ve honestly no idea where to start when describing this show, but it’s essentially about the big cat ‘industry’, Joe’s ownership of them oh, and there’s a lot of beef between himself and Carole Baskin, his biggest rival who wants to get him shut down. It’s completely bizarre, you have to see it to believe it though really, I can’t quite believe it because it’s so freakin’ bonkers.
Whilst I originally wasn’t going to watch this show because I thought it would be too sad due to the subject of animal abuse, the show mostly centred around Joe. It was disgusting and horrible a lot of the times, but not in a graphic way. TRIGGER WARNING – Whilst the show made me sad because of how the animals were treated, and the learning of how there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild (I did have to fact check this with Google because I couldn’t remember the exact words from the show), which is just heartbreaking, overall the show wasn’t too graphic for me to be able to handle and in my eyes, it was more focused on the drama and chaos that is Joe Exotic himself.
and who am I? That’s a secret I’ll never tell, xoxo, Gossip Girl.
What a classic show! Gossip Girl follows the lives of wealthy New Yorkers (although some not so rich) as they go about their day to day lives and shenanigans. Filled with scandal, drama, gossip (duh) and passion, this show is a fun, easy watch to take your mind away from the outside world, immersing yourself in everything NYC.
Gossip Girl is one of my favourite TV shows and whilst I haven’t watched it in so long, it’s definitely going back on my ‘to watch’ list soon.
The Good Place
The Good Place is such a unique, funny and enjoyable show which follows the life of Eleanor Shellstrop as she attempts to navigate the after life, finding herself to be in ‘The Good Place’ where she has earned her spot after being a wonderful human on Earth. I love this show because it’s humourful and the whole concept behind it is so clever, individual and unique. I’ve never seen a show like this before. There are cool plot twists, right from the get go, and the character development in this show is beautiful, some of the best I have ever seen.
Whilst I will admit that sometimes the show can feel like it drags on a little, in the end it ties up together beautifully (SPOILER ALERT– and very emotionally, but still wonderfully done), and it’s definitely worth persevering with and seeing the slower parts through.
I will give a trigger warning & a potential spoiler alert again, being that the show is about the after life some may find it emotional (especially the final episode, I balled my eyes out), however it’s really just a funny, feel good, smart and insightful show which is really like nothing you will have experienced before.
If I was rating these TV shows (which I’m not), I’d give The Good Place a 9/10, because it’s so wonderfully done, it’s fantastic.
The Vampire Diaries
Ooh, vampires. This show is one of my favourites, and whilst it’s so freaking emotional, it’s such a binge worthy show. Naturally, The Vampire Diaries is about well, vampires, and it’s just so great! I love the characters and they all have amazing story lines, experiencing such drama and growth and intense situations, there is so much going on though it is so freaking emotional. I probably cried a river of tears when watching this show but oh there is so much romance, what’s not to love? The relationships in this show are so intense and passionate, if you love a good bit of romance, this ones for you.
I started watching Stranger Things with my Mum last year but we couldn’t really get into it however after a couple of months, along with my Dad, we decided to start again and this time, hurrah, it was so enjoyable. I obviously wasn’t in the mood the first time I watched, but the second time around I was hooked. Described on IMDB as a ‘drama, fantasy and horror’, ST is a a cool, interesting and unique show which will definitely have you on the edge of your seat, and eager to watch that next episode as soon as the previous one has finished, making it the perfect show to binge.
I’m looking forward to Season 4.
Dead To Me
Dead To Me is a drama described on Google as a ‘dark comedy’, about two women who become friends at a grief support group. It’s full of secrets, and whilst I would definitely give a trigger warning because it can be quite dark and touch on (and feature) hard, emotional and dark topics, it’s so binge worthy and exciting to watch.
Season 2 is coming back on the 8th May and I’m absolutely buzzing to see more of the story unfold. Not long to go!
You is an absolute drama following Joe the stalker (what is it about Joe’s?) as he obsesses over his love interest(s). This is quite a graphic show (as I remember season 2 was especially gory) so if you’re not into all that then LOOK away (I had to hide behind my hands a couple of times at least LOL), but this show is completely binge worthy as you just have to know what happens next and see how it plays out. You is described on IMDB as a ‘crime, drama and romance’ show and whilst I agree with the crime and drama aspect, I can not call this a romance show. LOL. Whilst there are romantic relationships going on in the show (there’d probably be no show if there wasn’t because that’s the whole point), as a viewer watching I would not describe them as romantic. I mean, Joe’s Mrs might think she’s in a romantic relationship but my girl, run.
I’ve seen both Seasons of You so far and there’s a third one coming, I loved the plot twists in Season 2 and the way it was left, well, I’m really intrigued to see what Season 3 brings and I just hope it’s going to have more plot twists and surprises. I don’t think this show would do too well to have too many Seasons as it could become repetitive but who knows what the writers will do? I’m looking forward to seeing where it leads next…
Dare Me follows a squad of cheerleaders and their coach on their day to day lives (thanks Wikipedia) as they navigate friendships, rivalry, relationships and drama drama drama. It’s definitely got a darker side to it, whilst it appears as a light hearted watch to begin with, it definitely takes a darker turn as the episodes go on and (SPOIlER ALERT) the plot twist at the end will definitely leave you wanting to know what happens next.
When’s season 2?
Which of these Netflix shows have you watched?
What are you currently watching at the moment?
What do you recommend I binge watch on Netflix next?
Please do let me know all your thoughts in the comments below, and I’ll be back soon with more blog posts and definitely some movie recommendations!!!
Thank you so much for reading,
with so much love and light,