We all like something good to watch on Netflix, especially when the weather isn’t behaving or we fancy a lazy Sunday. It was hard but I have chosen a nice selection of shows that I hope you will love as much as me! Some have been on Netflix for a while BUT you may have missed it!
The true story (with some alterations) of Colombia’s drug Cartels. Cocaine, sex and murder, it’s all good fun. The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) spend years tracking and attempting to take down the cartels to find their mission full of corruption and violence.
It’s not all in Spanish, so don’t be put off the idea that all you will have to do is read subtitles.
I wasn’t interested at first but for Paul’s birthday one year I said I would watch three episodes. Two years later and I have watched the series three times.
Before Pablo Escobar, there was Miguel Angel and a DEA agent called Kiki in Mexico. Kiki would change Miguel’s life and shatter his empire would come tumbling down around him.
Stranger Things is set in the fictional town of Hawkins in the eighties. At the Hawkins National Laboratory, scientists perform research for the United States Department of Energy. Or do they? During their experiments, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension known as the “Upside Down”. It doesn’t take long before it starts to affect the residents.
I’ve never been one for the eighties themed anything. Not the music, fashion or movies. I’m not even that much of a fan of science fiction horror. But Stranger Things does it so well, it doesn’t feel cheesy at all.
The Fab Five (Jonathan, Karamo, Antoni, Bobby and Tan) are five gay guys who specialise in different aspects on self-love. This includes food, culture, grooming, fashion and interiors. Each episode they enter someone’s life to help them see the beauty in themselves and life itself.
I cry at every episode. A feel good must watch.
Imagine dying and immediately being thrown back to your birthday party in your best friends bathroom? Nadia is the guest of honour at her birthday party one night in New York City. She dies repeatedly. Restarting the same moment at the party, as she tries to figure out what is happening to her and why. And then she meets someone who MAY be able to help her awake from her nightmare.
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE
This is a superbly written and well-directed true story exploring the murder of designer Gianni Versace by murderer Andrew Cunanan. We see the parallels between the family loving Gianni and the disturbed Cunanan.
MAKING A MURDERER
This gif says it all… Some of the people in this documentary are so questionable it’s unreal.
Making a Murderer is an American true-crime documentary. The documentary tells the story of Steven Avery who served 18 years in prison for sexual assault and attempted murder of Penny Beerntsen. DNA proved he was innocent and he was released. However, he was later charged in 2005, and convicted in 2007, for the murder of Teresa Halbach. His nephew Brendan Dassey was also accused and convicted as an accessory in the murder after giving a false confession.
Another documentary that is bizarre and unexpected. The Netflix poster above explains it better than I can.
THE DEFIANT ONES
The Defiant Ones is a four-part documentary series which focuses on the careers and partnership of music producers Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre. The documentary interviews the geniuses themselves as well as many of the people whose lives were changed. A must-see for music lovers.
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL
And lastly, who doesn’t love watching a happy New Yorker, travel the world trying foods? Phil is so adorable he’s actually been given bad reviews because he’s too nice, which sometimes you need after a long day or tough week!