I’m a huuuge TV show junkie and have been known to skip a Friday night out with friends, just so that I can cuddle up in bed to watch Netflix and chill. Thrillers, rom coms, law & order, documentaries- I’ve seen ’em all. I’m pretty much obsessive about some shows and I think I need to prescribe a healthy dose of episodes before I OD on Netflix. Anyhoo, because I still have to wait another four whole months before GOT Season 7 *screams*, I’m keeping myself occupied with some pretty dope shows on Netflix and more. I’m picking my top 5 TV shows (apart from Stranger Things, Narcos and How to Get Away With Murder) that I think you must watch.
If you’re having withdrawals from House of Cards, then Designated Survivor is pretty good to fill up your political drama slot. Filled with suspense and drama (duh!) the show is about cabinet member Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) and his succession to becoming the President of the United States of America purely based on being a “designated survivor” and not on his merits, which get questioned along his first few days in the White House. The episodes reveal a man who is unsure yet strong-willed to win the heart of his people. Season 1 was good and I did binge-watch the episodes in hope of a huge twist, but that didn’t happen. Bummer. However, this show is promising and I’m eagerly waiting for Season 2.
Halló! I’m not sure what exactly got me watching an Icelandic TV show, but I absolutely loved it. Filled with crime, suspense and wintry scenes this series kicks off with a Police Chief Andri Ólafsson (who is so cuddly) investigating a dismembered body. A storm, avalanche and devious captain of a cruise ship add to the drama as the story unfolds *bites nails*. I really enjoyed the first season, however because I of course don’t know Icelandic (which sounds cool), I really have to focus on the subtitles. So I watch this show when I’m in the mood for some serious-attention-required-crime-drama-story. Also, after watching this show, I’ve put Iceland of my list of places to visit.
Santa Clarita Diet
I’ve loved Drew Barrymore since like ET and couldn’t wait to get watching Santa Clarita Diet! I think I was expecting a very very different story, so you can imagine how shocked I was with all the puking and blood and puking and blood. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d make it to episode 2, however, I have a good tolerance for all things gross and dived right into the next few episodes which are fuelled by cannibalism. The show is filled with tonnes of humour and a whole new outlook to a suburban couple dealing with what would have been a mid-life crisis. Also, the show left us hanging, so season 2 will be watched. Hope you’ll find it enough to digest *snickers*.
Ok, I’m going to be a little a naughty and stray off Netflix. I just have to because I’m obsessed with these TV shows and can’t possibly not tell the universe about it.
OMG! I absolutely-freaking-love-it when they do a dark version of my/yours/ours favourite childhood stories. Doing one of Archies and his friends was a brilliant idea, especially when its a thriller! The series starts off with the tragic death of heartthrob and star quarter back Jason Blossom which leads to the slow yet captivating disclose of Archie and the gang and some very deadly twists. BTW I’m in love with Jughead’s character- it’s so full of angst and mystery. And after the last episode, I’m dying of suspense.
Big Little Lies
Bros, this is seriously the best thing that happened all of 2017 on TV. This show is like the bazooka of all dramas this season. And when you have Reese Witherspoon, Shailenne Woodley and Nicole Kidman on the cast role, you’re obviously in for a good show. The drama, the mystery, the banter, the murder- its all got the making of a perfect crime drama story. I’m so so glad this wasn’t a movie and instead fed to us in doses of 60 minutes of absolute fixation. Also, I just found out that this series is based on a book by Lian Moriarty *gasp*. Should I read or watch or both? What to do? HELP!
And, that’s my mini round-up! Do tell which shows you’re binging on. Next on my list is Greenleaf.