Lockdown has been a time where its been even more acceptable to binge-watch shows more than usual. I’ve watched some great tv shows recently and I love sharing recommendations and getting people’s thoughts on shows so I thought it would be nice to share some top picks of things I’ve watched. Without further ado, here are my top recommendations for Netflix series you can binge-watch!
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Netflix Series 1: Happy Valley *TW*
Everyone seemed to watch Happy Valley when it came out originally on the BBC but somehow I missed it. Thankfully, it’s been added to Netflix and myself and my family well and truly binge-watched it – we couldn’t get enough of it! In short, the story follows policewoman Catherine, who is still coming to terms with the death of her daughter who was raped by Tommy Lee Royce. Catherine learns that he is due to be released from prison after serving time for drugs and becomes fixated on avenging him somehow. However, she is unaware of his dealings with the kidnapping of Ann Gallagher. It’s a series deals with some tough subjects throughout so that’s something to be aware of. However, if you decide to give it a watch I can guarantee that it will have you gripped from start to end.
Netflix Series 2: After Life
I’m a huge fan of Ricky Gervais and believe everything he has ever done is fantastic (plus he used to manage one of my favourite bands – Suede – back in the day so that also makes him a winner in my book). After Life, like many of Gervais’ comedies, is full of dark humour. It’s a humour that in one moment has you laughing and in the next, you’re close to tears. It follows the story of Tony, who has recently lost his beloved wife Lisa, he believes there is no reason to live anymore, and the dog is his only reason to stay alive. He then decides to live his life by saying and doing whatever he likes, not caring about anything or anyone. However, this ends up being a lot more tricky than he imagines as he comes to terms with living a life without the woman he loves. It is both a heart-warming and heart-breaking series that is definitely worth a watch if you fancy a laugh and a cry.
Netflix Series 3: Lovesick
If you fancy something more light-hearted and comedic then Lovesick is the one for you. Essentially, the plot follows Dylan after he has been diagnosed with chlamydia and he now needs to tell all of his ex-lovers. It traces all the interactions between Dylan and these women across the years with the help of his best friends Evie (who both have feelings for each other) and Luke. Dylan is a hopeless romantic, Evie completely loveable and Luke a wannabe lothario with a big heart deep down. It’s a light-hearted and warm series that is perfect to watch throughout lockdown.
Netflix Series 4: Money Heist
Money Heist is one of the best series I’ve ever watched and pretty much everyone I know is obsessed with it! It’s set in Spain and follows The Professor and his band of thieves as they attempt to pull off the biggest heist in history. Needless to say, there are a variety of ups and downs across the series that will have you completely and utterly hooked throughout. There are shock deaths, love affairs, rookie mistakes, new friendships and, crucially, a load of money to steal from Spain’s Royal Mint. It is a series that will have you completely gripped throughout with so many twists and turns that it’s always full of new surprises regardless of the episode or series you’re on.
Netflix Series 5: Seven Worlds, One Planet
If you’re more into documentary and real-life then David Attenburgh’s Seven Worlds is perfect. It highlights the extremities and differences between the continents and its inhabitant’s requirements to survive. It shares some incredible wildlife stories and the footage is a complete marvel to watch. You will find yourself wholly absorbed in the series and find yourself itching to delve into the next world and discover more of the wonders of the earth!
Those are some of my top picks for Netflix shows you can binge-watch this lockdown. I’ve managed to watch some fab shows recently and they’ve really helped to get me through lockdown! I’d love to know if you watch any of them and what you think – I’m always up for a chat on my social media (in the sidebar) if you’d like to discuss a show!