16 Things to Watch on Netflix Right Now

What to watch on netflix: The Fundamentals of Caring

Do you want to know what my new favourite hobby is? I think you’ll be suitably impressed.

My new favourite hobby is getting into bed super early with a mug of hot tea and my laptop tuned into Netflix. Rock n roll, eh? Gone are the days of going to the pub night after night, now I get my kicks with a hot drink and Netflix binge.

The only thing I hate about my new found hobby is trying to find something to watch. It stresses me out. I hate seeing my chill time being eaten away through searching for something good to watch. Which precisely why I decided that my good deed of the day would be to share my favourite shows available on Netflix right now.

 

Love

What to watch on netflix: love

A few friends of mine recommended Love to me and it didn’t disappoint. Expect easy viewing and an indie storyline about 20 somethings awkwardly navigating their way through life and love.

 

Whitechapel

What to watch on netflix: Whitechapel

We started watching Whitechapel after getting back from Wales on Sunday night and have been powering our way through since. I’m hooked. It’s a British drama series about London detectives investigating murders, involving replicated historical crimes. It’s gripping viewing and I love the dynamics between the characters.

 

The Santa Clarita Diet

What to watch on netflix: The Santa Clarita Diet

I feel like I should preface this by saying that The Santa Clarita Diet is completely ridiculous, but that is totally it’s charm. For the first few minutes I was left wondering what the hell I was watching, but after one episode I loved it. Expect flesh eating zombies, but way less gore than you’d see on The Waking Dead.

 

Peaky Blinders

What to watch on netflix: Peaky Blinders

If you haven’t already watched Peaky Blinders, then you don’t know what you’re missing. The storylines are strong, the characters interesting and the production super high quality. Alongside some strong female characters, there’s also Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy. The latter being reason enough for me to watch!

 

Captain Phillips

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this film. I only agreed to watch it because Chris wanted to, but I am pleased I did. Captain Phillips is a biographical survival thriller film, starring Tom Hanks. The film is inspired by a true story about a hijacking of a ship and is very gripping.

 

Him & Her

Him & Here is a British sitcom, following the lives of a lazy twenty-something couple and their friends. It’s cringeworthy in places, but definitely funny and very easy to watch. I think Chris and I may have a couple more series of this to catch up on, which make me very happy!

 

This is England 90

This is England 90 is a gritty British drama series, directed by Shane Meadows and is a final chapter in the This is England series. Do not expect a lighthearted watch, but it is bloody good.

 

Luther

Luther is a British crime drama, starring Idris Elba as Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. There are a few super gory scenes, but on the whole it’s easy viewing.

 

River

On paper, this show sounds pretty lame. The story revolves around an odd ball detective who sees dead people. No, really. One of which is his co-worker, whom wonders around talking to him with half her head missing. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s actually really good.

Breaking Bad

If you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, where have you been? This show was a huge hit and it’s not hard to see why. It has the right balance of humour, suspense and wackiness, as well as top notch acting. It takes a couple of episodes to get into the swing of things, but it’s well worth sticking with. Once it’s got you, you’re hooked. A bit like a drug really …

 

Making a Murderer

Making a Murderer is a documentary that will leave you seriously questioning the American judicial system.

 

Gone Girl

Gone girl is a film based on a New York Times best seller that unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. What exactly happened to Nick Dunne’s missing wife? Is their marriage as happy as it at first appears?

 

Fargo

What to watch on netflix: Fargo

I have to admit that the first few times I watched this, I really wasn’t feeling it. I have this thing with violence, sometimes I can stomach it, others I can’t. Once I got over the whole brutality thing, I began to enjoy this. I have a soft spot for Martin Freeman, not in a phwoah (did I really just type that?!) way, but in an ‘oh aren’t you sweet way’. I’m not sure my feelings towards him apply can apply to this program, the character he plays is very much outside his usual stereotype.

 

Better Call Saul

What to watch on netflix: Better Call Saul

If you loved breaking bad, then you will love following Saul through his journey before Breaking Bad. It turns out he’s always been a bit of a loser. Who’d have guessed?

 

The Fundamentals of Caring

What to watch on netflix: The Fundamentals of Caring

I loved this film! I watched it on my own because Chris decided he didn’t like the look of it, but after watching, I had to make him watch it too. It’s an indie style film about hope and friendship, but not too slow paced or pretentious.

So there you have it, my breakdown on must-sees on Netflix right now. Go pencil off a weekend, stock up on popcorn and cosy up with your laptop in bed. You wont regret it.

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11 Comments

  1. March 16, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    So many fantastic recommendations! I really enjoyed the Fundamentals of Caring. I watched it on my own as I knew it wouldn’t be J’s kind of thing. Love a good indie flick x

    • March 20, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Me too, I’m an indie all the way kind of girl. My worst idea of film viewing would be something like Gone in 60 Seconds or anything with Jason Statham in it x x x

  2. March 16, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Peaky Blinders is just my favourite…and Cillian Murphy, we watch it way too much! I really want to start Love, looks like something I’d like and must watch Fargo too. Should write these down as I do exactly what you do and spend too long trying to decide what to actually watch!

    • March 20, 2017 / 11:22 am

      It’s the worst, isn’t it. Nothing worse than spending valuable time scrolling. We’ve got a bit geeky about it now, Chris keeps notes on his iPhone with things we might like to watch. It’s a shame we can’t apply that level of organisation to the rest of our life. Love is good, do it! There’s a new series too x x

  3. March 16, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I loved this post – we are twins! Early night, tea and Netflix? HELL YES! So many shows I haven’t watched yet – I tried to watch Santa Clarita Diet but eugh. Just not for me. Captain Phillips was a great movie though, loved it! Have you watched The Good Wife? Just finished and loved it! x

    • March 20, 2017 / 11:20 am

      Oh I loved the Santa Clarita Diet. I was so silly, but that’s what I liked about it. I can see that it wouldn’t be for everyone though. No, I haven’t tried The Good Wife. I will add it to the list! I’m already on countdown to getting into bed with my laptop and teapot tonight … xx

  4. March 22, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I have two to add to this list – Shooter, starring Ryan Phillippee (#hotdamn) and Designated Survivor, starring Kiefer Sutherland. The first is only 10 episodes so can be done in a weekend – and trust me, you’ll want to binge watch this show; however Designated Survivor is ongoing but it’s sooooo good! x

    • March 22, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      I’ve never heard of shooter, I’ll look it up. I’ve watched on episode of Designated Survivor, but couldn’t get into it. Is it a grower? I may have dismissed it too quickly x x

  5. March 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Love this post Kerry, we recently reinstated our Netflix membership so I’m looking forward to viewing a few of these! At the moment we are making our way through The Crown, which is exactly my kind of programme! x

    • March 22, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Oh a few people have recommended The Crown to me, but I’ve not got round to watching it yet. I’ll have to give it a shot. Still working our way through Whitechapel at the moment, really enjoying it. Love a good Netflix binge! xx

  6. March 26, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Great round up Kerry! I loved Breaking Bad, so so good! Watching the Crown at the moment and really enjoying it too so put it on your list x

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