Netflix and…more Netflix?



Whilst February might have brought with it brighter sunshine and *slightly* warmer temperatures than miserable old January, we’re still well and truly in the midst of Netflix season. That is, the time of year when hunkering down and watching episode after episode of some really great TV shows on Netflix is the most appealing pastime! Below are a few of my recommendation for shows to get cracking on, if you’re looking for something new to watch. And do leave me your recommendations in the comments, too!

01. The Good Wife
Now, I’ve mentioned our obsession with The Good Wife approximately 1346 times on this blog, but seeing as there’s a new season just out, it bears talking about again! The Good Wife centres around Alicia Florrick, wife of scandalised politician Peter Florrick, as she builds herself a career as a lawyer in Chicago and pieces together her life following her husband’s infidelity and jail sentence. Both Jason and I found that the first season had a slow-ish start, but once the plot really got going, we were hooked! It’s fast paced, well written, beautifully acted, and contains just the right balance of fascinating legal drama and romantic subplots. Season 6 just came out on Netflix (we’re 3/4 of the way through it already!), and Season 7 is currently showing on Channel 4 in the UK. I recommend it to *everyone*!

02. Making a Murderer
I”m sure pretty much everyone who owns a subscription to Netflix has watched Making a Murderer by now, and I can see why it’s gained such a hardcore following online! Jason and I binge-watched MaM over the course of a weekend, and were gripped throughout all ten episodes. The documentary centres around the true story of Stephen Avery, a man in the US who was imprisoned for 18 for a crime he didn’t commit, and then whilst in the midst of sueing the county for damages, finds himself accused of murder. The documentary was filmed over the course of ten years, and exposes what appear to be a catalogue of injustices within the US legal system. It’s a must watch!

03. The Walking Dead
I’ll start my rave review of The Walking Dead by giving this caveat- never has a show given me nightmares as dreadful as this one! We started watching on recommendation of Jason’s brother and his partner, and whilst it is totally amazing, I find I have to force myself to take breaks from it every couple of episodes as binge-watching gave me nightmares that went on for weeks! The Walking Dead takes place in a post-apocolyptic America, and follows a group of people trying to find safety and build a life in a world overrun with zombies. It’s pretty hardcore and grisly at times (I have to watch from behind a cushion when things get too tense!), but it’s as much about the nature of humanity and what it means to be ‘human’, as it is flesh-eating zombies. Well worth a watch, if you can stomach the gruesome stuff!

04. Mr Selfridge
This last series is a lot lighter than the rest- a happy watch, alongside all the other heavier TV series we seem to get glued to! Mr Selfridge, now on its third series, follows the early years of the famous department store and the visionary man who set it up. It’s sort of a fictionalised version of the the true history of Selfridges, with a whole heap of subplots and romance thrown in for good measure. It’s the sort of show I like having running in the background when I’m busy with other tasks, as it doesn’t take too much concentration to follow the plot. Oh, and probably the best thing about it is the *fashion*! The womens’ dresses and mens’ suits are all so beautiful- it’s almost worth watching for that alone! All three series are available on Netflix- I’m just about to get started watching the third!

Currently on our ‘to watch’ list is Sons of Anarchy (another recommendation from my brother and sister in law, who have excellent taste in TV!), Scandal (we’ve seen the first episode and liked it, and my Mum’s been raving about it for years), and culinary documentary series Chef’s Table. Oh, and about a billion years late on the bandwagon, I’m FINALLY starting Downton Abbey!

Anything else we should add to our list?

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  • Island Living 365

    Love The Good Wife! I wish I could stop myself binge watching it and actually save it for a big longer though. We have just finished the latest series on Netflix in a week so will have to check out your other recommondations including Making a Murderer (must be the only person not to have watched it!) and The Walking Dead, although I have a love, hate relationship with scary things and this sounds scary! x

  • Sophie

    We have just started watching Jessica Jones and it’s amazing! I would recommend Lie to Me if you haven’t already seen it. Oh, and 24… Mmmm Jack Bauer!!! Xx

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    I love The Good Wife too!! It’s so amazing. I just started matching Agent Carter, which is really fun! Have you seen it? xxx

  • Eline Punt

    I haven’t watched any shows on this list, but they all sound really awesome. I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Love the recommendations.

    Eline |

  • Lauren S

    I just re-started my subscription and need to watch MaM, it seems gripping and insightful. Really looking forward to House of Cards in March too, and trying to get into Jessica Jones also

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Ashley Christabelle

    So curious about Selfridges! Sounds interesting. You should watch Jane the Virgin and Reign! Jane the Virgin is HILARIOUS!

  • Lisa // Fjords & Beaches

    Brilliant, I haven’t seen any of these! I’ll get started as I’m hungover on Sunday, haha ;)

  • Georgia Christakis

    Chef’s Table is high on our list- the restaurant in the first episode is minutes away from our apartment (and my adorable parents, upon figuring that out, got us a gift card so we can check it out!) If you’re at all squeamish, I’d use caution when getting into Sons of Anarchy- it’s REALLY hard to watch sometimes, especially when there’s brutal scenes involving a character you’ve become attached to.

  • Ellie Crossley

    We also binge watched Making a Murderer and oh my gosh!!! The whole situation is crazy. Our opinion is basically we are not sure whether or not Steven did it, but we don’t think enough evidence was provided to make us sure that he did do it. And if we were jurors, we wouldn’t have felt comfortable sending a man to prison for the rest of his life based on what was presented! So…hmmm xxx

  • Taislany Gomes

    I am in love with Reign! Lovely choices tho x



  • Leanne Rayment

    I’m really enjoying season 6 of The Good Wife at the moment! Thanks for the recommendations, I’ve just added Making a Murderer and the Chef’s Table to my watch list.

  • Helen

    Have you tried flesh and bones? Beautifully shot drama about a New York ballet school. Slightly forced ‘grit’ I found, but hugely addictive none the less!

  • Jes Cohen

    Everyone has been raving on about Making a Murder – I really need to watch it. It sounds interesting.

    The Walking Dead is my fave by far.

  • Emma Farley

    I friggin’ love The Good Wife! It’s one of the few shows I’ve seen from the beginning and not started watching halfway through. Once *cough cough* (don’t wanna spoil it for anyone reading these comments – watch it!) was killed off, I found myself caring more about the supporting characters. I bloody love Cary and Eli.

  • Katie Deacon

    The Walking Dead is one of my all time favorite TV shows, I’ve just started reading the comics.

    Recommendation wise, I’d say Jessica Jones on Netflix is great and Mr Robot on Amazon Prime is fantastic.

    Katie xoxo

  • Jasmin

    I am also watching so much netflix at the moment, but I mean what else could you do in that grey and cold weather, right ;) I still have Walking Dead on my watchlist. I had quite a few recommendations, but I am still not sure I can handle it…

    I always recommend Gilmore Girls, I could watch that show again and again :) Just love the humor and pace of the show.

  • Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure

    I love shows 1-3 far too much too (particularly The Walking Dead – it’s just compulsively gory viewing!) and will have to give Mr Selfridge a go :) I’d also recommend the Fargo TV series and Bloodline, which is one of the Netflix original shows. Both thrilling and amazing. This time of year is just made for Netflix! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

  • megslifeenchanted

    The Paradise is a great show! It’s like Mr. Selfridge and Downton Abbey in one! :) It is also on Netflix!

    • Samm -The Inspiration Highway

      Loo sounds fab. I LOVE a good period drama

  • Samm -The Inspiration Highway

    How about War and Peace? I am loving the drama.x

  • Nicole @ Pursuit of Balance

    Peaky Blinders – its a little bloody but it is soooooooo dang good! I am addicted!

  • Ashley

    My boyfriend and I just finished The Fall…and needless to say we were obsessed with it! If you love a good serial killer vs. detective drama (especially if the detective is a kick-ass woman) I would check this one out!

  • Catherine Lux

    Ah I never really watched Mr Selfridge until this season – one of my dearest friends of 10+ years is playing the part of Tilly in it, and I’m now hooked!!

    C x | Lux Life

  • Kezia @ Super Naturally Health

    I just saw they put new good wife episodes up – insanely excited!!!

  • Muddling Along

    I’ve been binge watching the Good Wife this week, have not looked at Walking Dead but if you recommend it then will put it on the list

  • irini

    The Walking Dead is by far one of my favorite series! Its so freaking good! I enjoy every single episode of it. Have you watched Breaking bad?

  • Paula

    If you haven’t seen it How To Get Away With Murder is amazzzzzing!

    The LDN Diaries

  • Macaila Britton

    I absolutely love The Good Wife! You’re the only person whose mentioned it. How cool!

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