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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Current Netflix Top Picks

I've been watching a load of different things on Netflix recently so I thought instead of putting them all into a monthly favourites post, I'd start a new Netflix series on my blog! I don't think it will be a monthly thing, but just whenever I've seen a few different things that I think are worth mentioning. Throughout February I watched some brilliant shows so I can't wait to talk about them with you!
current netflix picks

The End Of The F***ing World

Everyone was raving about this for weeks so in February we eventually caved and started it, and by the end of the same night we started, we finished the whole series. I totally get why people we're loving it, because I did too and I couldn't recommend it enough! Though the title might lead you to believe it's about the end of the world, it really isn't but it's a dark comedy about two 17 year olds who go on a roadtrip together. James think he is a psychopath and Alyssa doesn't feel like she fits in anywhere, so why not team up together? James' original plan is to kill Alyssa but but as time goes on, they end up embroiled in a tangle of violent events and things don't really go as either of them planned. Each episode is only about 20 minutes long so it's super easy to get through, and it's just quite a laidback program. I'm kind of sad with how quick we finished it as it's so good and I'd have loved more.
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The Good Place

Another show I'd seen people talk about over and over but I kept putting it off. For some reason I had it in my head that I wouldn't like it but when we were stuck with what to watch a few weeks ago, we put it on and we ended up getting through it embarassingly quickly. Within a few days we had watched both series, and now I'm desperate for series 3! It starts with Eleanor, played by Kristen Bell, who finds herself in the afterlife and she's happy but surprised to see she's made it to 'the good place'. After meeting her apparent soulmate, she soons start to realise a mistake has been made and she was never supposed to be there, so it's then about what the right thing is to do next and the consequences of her being there. That being said, there is a massive twist at the end of the first series and I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't seen it but I didn't see it coming and it completely got me hooked for the second series as I had no idea what they were going to come up with next. I loved everything about it, the cast is brilliant, and Ted Danson who plays Michael, the creator of 'the good place' in the show is genius!
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Wild Child

This film is a proper throwback to being a teenager for me! I remember when I was about 14 I was obsessed with this film and also Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, anyone else? It was recently added to Netflix and I decided to watch it on a whim a few weeks ago, and I absolutely loved it! It stars Emma Roberts as 16 year old Poppy, a girl who has just about everything included a spoiled attitude. Her father decides the only thing that will help her is to send her to boarding school in England. While there she meets her match with the headmistress (played by Natasha Richardson, her last on screen appearance) and a class full of girls who at first won't tolerate her selfishness but soon become best friends. It's such a feel good film and it was just as good watching it as a 23 year old as it was when I was a teenager.
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Dan In Real Life

I love Steve Carell in pretty much every TV show and film he's done, and Dan In Real Life was no exception to that. Illness took over out flat for a good few days in February so we watched countless films in bed, and this was one of them. It had never really appealed to me before but I was surprised with how good it was! Steve Carell plays Dan, a widower with 3 daughters, who meets a beautiful stranger in a bookstore one day. When he turns up for a stay at his family's home he sees her again, and realises she's actually going out with his brother. As the weekend goes on, they have to try and hide their attraction and affection for one another. It's quite a laidback film so a great one to put on to chill out with for a few hours.
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The Crown

I'm so glad we finally got round to watching this. I'm not a huge fan of the royals so I didn't really think it was worth watching but I have been hooked by it! It's so interesting to see how everything played out when Queen Elizabeth took over from her father and how it affected her and her whole family. It's kind of odd watching it knowing that it's all supposedly true and what really happened behind closed doors, while there are still members of the royal family alive to see it themselves. It's definitely more of a serious show compared to the others I've mentioned in this post but sometimes you need a good drama to get stuck into!
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Have you got any Netflix recommendations? Or have you seen any of these before?

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