Friday 22 November 2019

Current Netflix Top Picks #12

Yet again it's been a little while since my last Netflix recommendations but around December is always the best for new films and TV shows. We've been binge-watching a load of boxsets recently but mainly I'm all about the festive films at the moment! Christmas24 is pretty much on all day and Netflix have released a few new Christmassy films so it's safe to say I am in full on festive mode and have loads I want to chat to you about.
collage - Netflix logo, Peaky Blinders, Let It Snow, Christmas With The Kranks, The Christmas Prince, The Politician

Peaky Blinders

Okay let's start with something non-christmassy first and I don't think you could much further away from the festive period than Peaky Blinders. I know, I know I'm about 5 years behind but I've finally caught up and I am SO glad I gave it a chance. For a long time I just thought nope won't be my sort of show but to be fair, I thought that about Game Of Thrones too and I ended up loving that in the end, and that's exactly what happened with this too. After seeing one too many clips on Gogglebox, we started it a few months ago and now I'm ready for the next series, though I'm sure they'll be a decent wait for that. Cillian Murphy is incredible as Tommy Shelby but the whole cast are brilliant. It's just a fantastic show and even if like me you think it might not be for you, give it a try!

Let It Snow

This is one of those typical cheesy American Christmas movies but isn't that what we all secretly love? Based on the novel by John Green, this follows a group of highschool students who find their love lives and friendships colliding when a snowstorm hits their town. It's a film I'd have probably absolutely loved as a teenager, it's clearly a young adult story but it was still really sweet. It's got a great cast too including Kiernan Shipka from The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, Isabela Moner from Instant Family, Jacob Batalon from Spiderman and Liv Hewson from Santa Clarita Diet.

A Christmas Prince (and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding)

I finally watched A Christmas Prince! People I follow on Twitter have gone on and on about this (and the sequel) so when a third film was announced recently, I thought you know what, let's see what it's about. I'm not gonna lie and say they're the best Christmas films out there cos I've seen better but they're a fun one to watch whilst putting up the tree or whilst chilling in the afternoon. If you haven't seen either of them, the first film follows Amber, a young American journalist who has been sent to Aldovia to cover a press conference for Prince Richard but whilst there she ends up falling in love with him. The second film I'm sure you can guess is about their upcoming wedding, and whilst I didn't think it was as good as the first film, it's still enjoyable and I'm excited to see the third one next month!

Christmas With The Kranks

I'm pretty sure I included this in a Netflix post this time last year but who cares, I love Christmas With The Kranks. It's a film I remember watching when I was younger and even now every year I enjoy it just as much. It's cheesy, it's funny and it's heartwarming, it just sums up everything that a festive film should be. I'm going to go and watch it again now!

The Politician

Ben Platt is a star. I was a fan of him anyway due to playing Evan in Dear Evan Hansen, but he is absolutely incredible in this. The Politician is a really unique show that follows wealthy student Payton who knows that one day he will be the president of the United States. Before that though he has to conquer becoming the school's student body president, which might not be as easy as he first thought. I think it's such a brilliant idea, so unlike anything else on Netflix on the moment and it's actually quite Wes Anderson in some aspects (Grand Budapest Hotel) and it works so well. There's also some really beautiful music throughout and it actually tackles some tough subjects too. I am beyond excited for the second series, it's 100% one of the best shows I've watched this year.

Have you watched any of the shows/films I've mentioned? Would love to know your thoughts on The Politician if you've seen it!

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Alice In Sheffield said...

I love peaky blinders!

Heather Nixon said...

I loved the first season of the peaky blinders but then just went off it :( x

jennyinneverland said...

We haven't had Netflix for MONTHS but there's so much I want to watch on there at the moment - The Politician and Let It Snow in particular! We're currently watching Mr Robot on Amazon Prime but as soon as we're finished that, we're going to get Netflix again, yay! x


Lucy said...

I can't wait to watch Let it Snow this Christmas!!

Lucy |

Sophie said...

I've never seen any of these but I love the sound of The Politician. Nothing new had caught my eye for a while now so I'll definitely check it out x


Lady Writes said...

I'm all about the Christmas films on my playlist right now! x

Tiffany Timms said...

It's so good isn't it?!

Tiffany Timms said...

Ahh that's a shame, series 5 wasn't my fave but I liked the others before that xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Yay Netflix are smashing it at the moment! The Politician is incredible! x

Tiffany Timms said...

It's a lovely festive film!

Tiffany Timms said...

The Politician is absolutely amazing. I want to re-watch soon x

Tiffany Timms said...

There are so many more I want to watch!

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