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Netflix Picks


I've found myself spending less and less time watching TV and more time watching whatever Netflix has to offer. Quite often that can lead to a Sunday afternoon disappearing with episode after episode but that's what Sundays are for, right?
I thought I'd share a few of the TV shows that I've been loving, with a short synopsis courtesy of imdb.com for those that haven't heard of some of the shows.

Orange is the New Black
The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

I reckon this can be classed as a Netflix classic. OITNB is a series made for Netflix and they did well at creating a show that is bafflingly addictive. It's quite a good mix of comedy and drama and is rather promiscuous. It's not got a huge running storyline, I feel like you could skip an episode without really noticing. You find out about different characters in different episodes which is quite interesting. 

Revenge
The daughter of a framed executive makes it her mission to infiltrate upper Hamptons society and exact revenge on the people who set her father up.

This was a favourite TV series for me before Netflix and since getting Netflix I've been able to rewatch and remember why I love this confusing, exciting series of twists and turns. If I could recommend one TV series it would be revenge. I can't wait until it's back for season 4 to answer all my unanswered questions.

Homeland
When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

This was another favourite before I'd invested in Netflix and one I'd watch every week with my boyfriend. Not quite as mind boggling as Revenge it's got it's fair share of unexpected problems.  Season 1 is definitely the best with some fantastic acting. The political/real life-esque approach makes it all a bit more intriguing. 

The Carrie Diaries
Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

This wee gem was a discovery on Netflix but unfortunately is only available on the US version. Apparently if you're a die hard Sex and the City show fan you won't love this one but I quite like the younger look on life. It's a light hearted programme, that's easy to watch and reminisce on being a teenager.

Gossip Girl
Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Another guilty pleasure, easy watching programme. I missed the Gossip Girl boat when it first came out and love that I can binge watch it all now on Netflix. There's some real life drama mixed into 'glamorous privileged teen situations'. I quite like it for the boys, the clothes and the gossip.

Greek
A Freshman arrives at his sisters college (much to her dismay). He decides to pledge a fraternity on campus. After catching his sister's boyfriend with another girl, he ends up at his rival fraternity trying to go from geek to Greek and grow up in the process.

This is probably the least spoken about/least well known TV series and the one I'm just getting into. It's kind of ridiculously bad, it's good, with its cringey stereotypical greek sorority life but it's funny to watch without having that in the UK.

What are your Netflix favourites?

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