Oh January, the month where you decide to basically become a recluse and opt to stay in. Ditching nights out on the town for nights on the sofa as the long overdue payday is still looming and your broke AF from all the festive frolics and both your bank account and also liver may thank you for binge watching a series rather than eating all the good leftover Christmas snacks and saying oh well it’s Christmas one more time.
So what betetr way to waste away time than kick back and relax with some binge worthy Netflix series. Now I have watched a lot on Netflix so this is not an ultimate round up but more of a, what to watch at the moment and why.
What an unlikely show for me to watch, I saw it it was in my recommended and of course recognised Kaya Scodelario-Davis who played Effy in Skins way back when. The series follows Kat Baker, an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. It has your love story, your mix of freindships but it also has an underlying mental health message.
I found it really easy to watch but also surprisingly both engaging and funny too. More likely for the rom-com element it had some predictable bits but overall i found myself done with the series in a day and ready for season 2 to be secured and to find out a release date.
If you liked Homeland I think you will like this. The plot follow a CIA officer as she investigates a charismatic figure whose followers believe he can perform miracles; he may be a divine entity or a dangerous con artist.
I found myself trying to guess the next move, and getting sucked into the story line. It felt relevant to our time and gave me a lot more questions after each episode. I found myself convinced he was a con artist until the final episode changed my mind and flipped it completely (of course I am aware this is not real) but it really makes you think a bit deeper and shows how faith in humanity and people can bring people together in hard times.
Oh I love a docuseries! I also grew up wishing I could have been a cheerleader in america so following the Navaro cheer team on the plight to become champions was really cool. It brought a spotlight on just how much effort and dedication goes into cheer and not football game cheer leading but competitive cheer. It was touching how this team came from different backgrounds, religions and beliefs but they all were like a family.
Only one slight annoying thing is that I was perplexed that Netflix could not film the finals and had to be done on phones etc. shows what power some companies have over sports.
KILLER INSIDE – THE MIND OF AARON HERNANDES
Another docuseries with this one, but this fascinating in a different way. This series covers the rise and fall of American Football star Aaron Hernandez and his trails for numerous murders. Again it shines a light on how sports protect people and how companies/ institutes have power over things as big as a murder case which led to hims till playing while under suspicion for two murders.
It also was telling on how head injuries and continued trauma can damage people but can it lead to them becoming a murdered, this series uncovers that.
YOU – SEASON 2
Joe, the weirdly lovable psychopath who can go from totally normal to keeping you in a glass box in a heartbeat is back.
With a new identity and residence you find him trying to change his ways. Huge plot twist that I wont give away throws you and him to take this on a completely different tangent that series one. I will say however series one was a lot darker and stalker esque this one felt a little more ironically Hollywood which is where it is set that the raw NYC apartment and working on a whim you felt in series one.
Do you have any must watch series on Netflix?