The Best Of Netflix Right Now

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Typically I reserve my Netflix suggestions for my read, watch and listen posts (fresh instalment coming Friday) but there have been so many things I’ve watched & enjoyed lately that I thought they deserved a post completely dedicated to them so I could divulge a little more detail. I find Netflix a little bit of a minefield when it comes to watching anything new so I really rely on others sharing their favourites to find something new to watch so I hope you find something you like in this post.

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELINE MCCANN

I wasn’t really sure if I was going to watch this when it was first released but my curiosity got the better of me and now I’ve ended up watching it twice. The disappearance of Maddie is something that I remember so vividly, it was all over the UK newspapers daily for months but as I was younger I didn’t take the time to read about what had happened properly. Maddie’s case is the biggest missing child case in the world and getting to learn some more of the fine details of what happened was incredibly interesting (although distressing in some parts). Before watching this I always had my suspicions that her parents had something to do with it and coming away from it I can’t say that they were at all responsible with leaving her and her siblings in an unlocked apartment in a foreign country but I don’t think they did anything harmful to her. The documentary covered so many things that I think the majority of us didn’t know and coming away from it the biggest thing I took away (apart from not thinking her parents were responsible) is how truly horrendous her sibling's lives must now be. Oh and that the media are awful, awful people.

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE

I’m pretty fussy when it comes to the series that I watch and it’s been a while since I’ve found something that I happily watch again. But I’ve finally discovered something to add to my list of comfort watch shows. When Brooklyn Nine-Nine was released I honestly thought it looked a little stupid but it’s such a funny show and only gets better the more it progresses. It reminds me a lot of my all time favourite show, The Office as the episodes are only 20 minutes long so it’s incredibly easy to binge and before you know it you’ll have got your way through a season. The show follows Jake Peralta, a detective in Brooklyn along with his co-workers at the 99 precinct. I find it’s mostly about the dynamic of the group rather than anything to do with solving crimes but I think that’s why it works so well as anything too serious wouldn't have worked with the characters that well at all.

chilling adventures of sabrina

One of my all-time favourite shows as a child was Sabrina The Teenage Witch and to be honest it’s probably something I’d still happily watch now. So when Netflix announced this show I was a little unsure whether or not I wanted to watch it just in case it tried to be like the original show which I can safely say it doesn’t in the slightest. The show has just entered its second season and I’ve not got too far into it yet but just a few episodes in it’s much darker than the first season. If you’re not familiar with the show it’s based on the Archie comic books and follows a Sabrina, a teenage witch as well as her aunts who she resides with as her parents died when she was younger. Unlike the TV show that most of us are probably familiar with this show follows Sabrina’s dark education which is a seriously interesting storyline. I never find myself getting bored when watching this show as there is so much to take on board and I’m so excited to watch the rest of season 2 and see where the show goes next.

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our planet

Without a doubt, one of my all-time favourite things to watch are nature documentaries and of course, anything that David Attenborough narrates is going to be brilliant. Our Planet is a new Netflix original and it's absolutely fantastic, it’s been created by the same people who did Blue Planet and Planet Earth so you know it's going to be good. It’s been made in collaboration with WWF and there is a large focus on conservation throughout and how we can protect our precious planet. I’ve still got a few episodes to go but it’s been absolutely fantastic so far and I’m not sure that I will ever be able to get over that scene with the Walruses, it’s truly heartbreaking to watch. Nature documentaries are always something that I like to watch whenever I’m feeling terrible mental health wise as it makes me realise just how small I am compared to the world around me. When your mind can be all-consuming getting perspective like this might seem like an odd thing to do but it works wonders for my overactive mind.

SEX EDUCATION

We watched this way back in January but to be honest, it’s something that I want to go back and watch again already because it’s so good. From the trailer and the title I wasn’t sure really what to do expect from Sex Education but it’s hands down one of the best things, I’ve watched all year (I know we’re only in April, but you get the point). It’s a British drama but it’s very Americanised, like a John Hughes movie and this is something that was purposely done and even though it can throw you off a little bit at first you soon get used to it. It’s focused on the main character Otis, whose mum is a sex therapist and incredibly open with it all whilst behind the scenes, he’s really struggling but somehow ends up becoming the school's sex therapist. There are so many issues tackled in this show, especially the storyline of Eric which had me laughing and crying all at the same time. I’m really hoping that this gets picked up for a second season as it was absolutely fantastic.


what have you been watching on netflix lately?