Once Upon A Time
The first of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix has been Once Upon A Time. I don’t quite know why it’s taken me so long to watch this show as it is bloody fantastic. The show is an American fantasy drama which borrows elements and characters from Disney and popular folklore, fairy tales and literature. When the show first starts it is set in the made-up town of Storybrooke.
You see the lead character Emma Swan and her son, Henry Mills. In Storybrooke there are various characters living relatively normal lives, however, what they are unaware of is that they have been transported into the real world and have been robbed of their original memories by Evil Queen Regina after she used a powerful curse obtained from Rumplestiltskin. I don’t really want to give much more away as it is something you really need to watch and enjoy first hand but trust me, it’s fantastic.
End Of The F***ing World
The second of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix has been End Of The F***ing World. I actually mentioned this in my July 2018 favourites as I enjoyed it so much. Peter and I binged watched this show because once we watched the first episode, we were totally hooked. The series is only eight episodes long and if you skip the opening and closing credits you can have it all watched in less than three hours.
The show is a dark comedy-drama that is based on a graphic novel of the same title. It follows 17-year-old James who believes he is a psychopath and Alyssa, James’ classmate who is kind of a rebel. There are a lot of subjects tackled in the show. Some moments will make you chuckle, others will shock you as they catch you off guard. The show is incredibly well written, beautiful to watch and it has a cracking little soundtrack.
The third of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix has been Kim’s Convenience. This is a Canadian sitcom which follows the Korean Canadian Kim family who run a convenience store in Toronto. It follows the lives of parents Mr Kim/Appa (aka Dad), Mrs Kim/Umma (aka Mom), their daughter Janet and their estranged son Jung. Mr Kim absolutely makes the show with his straight to the point, opinionated and blunt personality. However, Mrs Kim is equally as amusing as she likes to meddle in her family’s lives. The show is lighthearted and something that is ideal for casual watching.
Jane The Virgin
The fourth of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix has been Jane The Virgin. Now first things first, Jane The Virgin is one of my ALL TIME favourite programs, I’ve seen it all before, I’m just rewatching it all as I’m eagerly awaiting the fifth and final season (sobs) Oh and don’t get me started on the season four finale twist! Anyway… For those who haven’t watched JTV firstly, WHY? And secondly, you are massively missing out.
JTV follows the life of Jane, a virgin, who becomes pregnant after accidentally being artificially inseminated. Yep, it happens. I’m not going to say much more about the actual series as I don’t want to give away any of the awesome story but what I will say is that it is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama that will make you both laugh and cry. It is super good and it breaks my little heart that series 5 will be the last.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The fifth of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix recently has been Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I actually mentioned this show here on my blog not long back in my June 2018 favourites. This is a show written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and follows the life of Kimmy, a woman who has been rescued from an underground bunker after being held against her will for 15 years by a Reverand as part of a doomsday cult.
Although she’s been through a pretty traumatic experience Kimmy is super bubbly and understandably at times a little naive too. The show basically sees Kimmy leave the town that she grew up in and was kidnapped in. You then see her heading to New York where she rents a room from wannabe Broadway actor Titus and is reintroduced to modern life. At times the show is daft but it is a great binge-watch that doesn’t require too much brain power.
The sixth of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix recently has been Evil Genius. If you’re a fan of true crime documentaries, then this is for you. The series delves into the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the “collar bomb” or “pizza bomber” case. The story is bizarre, grim and really gets you thinking especially as the series goes on. There are only four episodes so it is ideal for binge-watching and although not entirely the same premise, it kinda has a similar vibe to Making A Murderer. I think out of all of the shows this one probably requires the most brain power to watch but that doesn’t mean to say you have to be some genius because I’m certainly not and I managed to watch it.
One Punch Man
The seventh of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix recently has been One Punch Man. One Punch Man is a Japanese superhero anime based on the original webcomic which follows the life of Saitama, a superhero who is overly powered and has become bored with the lack of challenge when it comes to fighting evil. The anime is easy to watch, it looks visually pleasing, the story is interesting and there is a killer theme song. If you’re new to anime this is a great show to watch. Not a fan of Anime or anything cartoon-y? Give it a miss.
The eighth and final of the 8 tremendous shows I’ve been watching on Netflix has been Doomsday Preppers. Much like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I mentioned this show in my June 2018 favourites post. Doomsday Preppers is a show created by National Geographic which shows various people preparing to survive the event of a disaster. Now the disaster could be anything from economic collapse to the end of civilization, it just depends on each prepper and their beliefs on what could happen. The show shows the great length that people go to protect themselves with many stockpiling food and weapons. It’s one of those shows that is a bit trashy but really interesting at the same time. It’s pretty light viewing and again, definitely, one you could binge watch.
What shows on Netflix have you been watching recently?