Going out and being sociable is great but sometimes there’s just nothing better than staying and binge-watching an entire series on Netflix. It’s also a great procrastination tool (not that I would ever advocate for that of course!)
Here are some of my favourites:
Dynasty is a modern reboot of the 1980’s series of the same name. It follows two wealthy families from Atlanta, Georgia (the Carringtons and the Colby’s) feuding over control of the oil industry. I must say that I love Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington. She’s the character we love to hate, and Gillies plays her perfectly.
I would describe Dynasty as Gossip Girl-meets-Scandal, so if you’re into either of those shows, I’d recommend giving Dynasty a try. I had the first half of Season 1 finished within 3 days. It’s full of twists and turns, nobody is ever as they seem and it’s very addictive viewing.
The first 10 episodes of Dynasty are available to binge-steam on Netflix now. New episodes are added weekly.
This one is the ultimate feel-good guilty-pleasure series. It’s a reality documentary following the Canadian cheerleading squad The Great White Sharks on the road to the World Championships in Orlando.
Throughout the season you get to know the team members on and off the mat. Plus you get a real insight into the world of competitive cheerleading.
By the end of the first episode, I wasn’t just invested in the team, I was invested in each of the girls as well. I had no idea how much time and effort goes into perfecting cheerleading routines and it’s given me huge respect for the sport!
Unfortunately there has only been one series of Cheer Squad, but it’s 10 episodes long and each one lasts 40 minutes.
GirlBoss is the story of Sophia Amoruso – the founder of NastyGal.com. There is only one season of GirlBoss and each episode is around 30 mins long. I think this one could appeal to my fellow bloggers. Girl creates business online, girl creates empire. Sound familiar?
Although it didn’t do particularly well with the critics, I genuinely enjoyed it so don’t be put off by the reviews!
Atypical is about a teenage boy living with autism and his first ventures into the world of dating. The storyline basically follows Sam and his family (including his over-protective mum, awkward dad and endearingly irreverent sister) as they go about their daily lives.
This show is an emotional rollercoaster, going from being very funny to dark and hard-hitting within a few minutes.
There is only one season on Netflix at the moment but it has been renewed for a second season, so now is the perfect time to get up-to-date.
Britain’s Darkest Taboos
I watch a lot of real-life documentaries on Netflix. I’m one of those people who love all things dark and twisted, and this series is definitely both.
Britain’s Darkest Taboos tells the stories of some of the most shocking crimes to take place in the UK. Each event is re-enacted and re-told by the families and friends of those involved, which makes it even more chilling.
There are 6 seasons and each episode covers a different story so you don’t have to watch these in order.
This needs no explanation – let’s just celebrate that Netflix has FINALLY added all 10 seasons.
Let me know if you watch any of these, or if you have any recommendations that you think I would like. I’m always open to new suggestions!