Friday, 23 January 2015

What to watch on Netflix #1

I subscribed to Netflix in November after I'd seen so many people raving about it on twitter, saying how good it was and how addicted they'd become. I love a good excuse to binge watch different programmes so I realised it was the perfect way for me to spend £6.99 a month. For those who don't know, Netflix is a monthly subscription service where you can watch TV programmes and films from a huge selection of different genres. They have mainstream TV favourites as well as Netflix Originals, some new films and some classics; well worth it in my opinion, I could spend hours just browsing and adding things to my to watch 'list'. I always struggle to decide what to watch so I'm hoping to start a little series on here of 'what to watch' to give you some inspiration if you share the same procrastination related struggles so here's 4 things to get you started...

Orange is the New Black
A Netflix original based on a true story about a woman called Piper who is put in a women's jail after being convicted of being involved in drug trafficking 10 years earlier. It follows her journey through serving her time, meeting some funny and somewhat unsavoury characters and trying to keep her nose clean through her year in the Connecticut prison. There are two series' so far and I'm eagerly awaiting the 3rd which is due to be released on Netflix in June.

Breaking Bad
I'd heard SO many people going on about this and to be honest it was one of the main reasons why I signed up to Netflix in the first place. You will have probably seen people going on about how brilliant it is and it is pretty good; it's basically about a teacher who formulates a new way of making Methamphetamine (crystal meth), he recruits one of his ex-students and they bungle their way through 'thug life'... some funny yet tense bits that keep you on your toes which makes it unable to stop when Netflix tempt you with the next episode.

Black Fish
I've just recently watched this but I so wish I'd watched it before I went to Seaworld in May last year because it's made me completely against any of these commercial money making places where animals are kept in captivity. It's obviously one sided (against places like Seaworld) but I wholeheartedly believe everything that was said because it just reaffirms my awful suspicions. The documentary style film basically tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale which killed an animal trainer at Seaworld in 2010 and who is still kept there to this day. It made me cry and made me really quite angry but I do think it's essential watching material.

So there are my first 3 Netflix recommendations, if you're umm-ing and ahh-ing about getting subscribed then just do it... you get a month free and there's no cancellation charges so if you don't like it just cancel and you won't have to pay a penny. In all honesty, I had every intention of cancelling after the 30 day trial period but there was just so much stuff I've kept it on and I can't see myself cancelling anytime soon!

Do you have any Netflix Recommendations?

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