My name is Jessica and I love Netflix! What did we use to watch before Netflix became good…DVDs? I don’t know but I’m not a huge film person I much prefer a series and Netflix have the best ones from old classics (Gossip Girl and Gilmore Girls) to the amazing new stuff (see below). I’ve recently really gotten into there true crime documentaries too.
Here are my top picks (in no particular order) for this year so far.
You – 10/10
If you haven’t watched You yet why and where have you been? I watched this one with Dave and we were hooked it was one of them series, where we watched the full thing over a couple of nights, sleep deprivation was totally worth it. One – it has Dan from Gossip Girl in it. The character he plays is creepy yet in parts, I was falling for him (watch it you will understand). Two – It wasn’t predictable. Three – go watch it.
The Good Place – 8/10
I binged watched season 1 & 2 of this and “holy shirt balls” I just loved it! It’s easy watching and hilarious I couldn’t wait for season 3 to be released and it didn’t disappoint. The storyline is loopy its all about the afterlife. The 4 main characters are relatable and funny. Worth a “forking” watch.
FYRE – 6/10
It was all over social media so Dave and I watched this documentary. We couldn’t quite believe what we were watching. Its all about the festival that never was and how people were conned into believing in the exclusive private island party. I still can’t believe that Billy McFarland truly believed it was possible to get away with what he was doing. It’s shocking how so many people were scammed by this man. I heard that they are making this into a film.
One Day at a Time – 8/10
I don’t know how I ended up watching this I wasn’t recommended it, I’d never heard it (even though its a reboot) but I’m so glad I found it. I watched season 1 and 2 last year and it made me cry, laugh and everything in between I was invested in this family and what they were going through. Its set in California in a Cuban-American families apartment with some very strong women leads facing current issues. I had been counting down the days for season 3 to be released on February 8th and it was worth the wait I just really hope there will be a season 4.
Dumplin – 7/10
For a country music, American loving Netflix watcher, this was perfect for me. I am not a massive film viewer I much prefer a series but I really enjoyed this. Jennifer Aniston, Dolly Parton’s music, beauty pageants and drag acts! Loved it. If you love a good chick flick give it a try.
Friends from college – 7/10
It is what it says on the tin a group of friends from college now in their late thirties and finds themselves all living in the same city. It’s about how their lives intertwine with friendships, IVF, affairs a wedding and a funeral. I found season 1 slow to get into to but once I was in I was hooked… roll on season 3!
Abducted in Plain Sight – 6/10
THE most bizarre thing I have EVER watched. How on earth this is real life is beyond me. What this family did is unreal and to be willing to share their huge mistakes with the world, I mean why would you? (money I know). Watch this to become as baffled as I am and the rest of the world is over the Broberg family and their criminal neighbour.
Q. What do I plan to watch next?
A. Russian Doll – I will let you know next month my thoughts
A. Queer Eye – its due back March 15th YAASSS! (I hope my sources are correct I love this feel-good show).
A. Dirty John – I have literally just pressed play on episode 1 the trailer looked awesome so I can’t wait to get into this one.
If anyone else has any recommendations please let me know.