Netflix’s library of TV programmes is vast. However we are often left endlessly scrolling to find something to watch.
This guide aims to save you from the endless scrolling and to give you ideas on what to watch on Netflix. Therefore we will cover the new shows as well as some hidden gems you may have missed.
In addition we will cover what to watch on Netflix when you need stress free entertainment, something to distract from the anxieties and stresses of our current situation.
When I heard there was a series which revolved around an Orphaned girl playing chess, I wasn’t clamouring to watch this. It charts the rise of underdog Beth, an unlikely challenger to the male dominated Chess world. It’s a beautiful piece of cinematography set during cold war era America.
There are some stand out performances. Anya Taylor Joy known more recently for period film “Emma” plays Beth beautifully. It is pure escapism, from the gentle thudding of the moving chess pieces to the blossoming of Beth’s relationship with her adoptive mother. Don’t just take my word for it, this is one of Netflix’s surprise hits.
This show is a French mystery crime drama which has been attracting a lot of praise from both critics and viewers alike. Assane has an ambitious plan to steal Marie Antoinette’s necklace to help to pay off debts and get local gangsters off his back. The series covers the heist and the subsequent fall out. This series keep you on the edge of your seat without using the obvious tools of gratuitous sex and violence.
We now turn to recommendations on what to watch on Netflix to entertain but not to exacerbate any anxiety. Nothing too tense or suspenseful. So here are our recommendations.
Mel a nurse practitioner moves to a remote Californian town from LA for a fresh start. The reasons for her need for a fresh start are slowly unveiled in between treating the locals and becoming embroiled in small town dramas. Its heart-warming, scenic and has the essential, will they won’t they element. There are some familiar faces in the cast and with 3 seasons to enjoy it’s the TV equivalent of a mug of hot chocolate.
This was originally shown on the BBC but now all 8 seasons are on Netflix. Set in the late 1950’s to the mid 1960’s it chronicles the lives of young midwives working alongside the Nuns of Nonnatus House. 22 year old midwife Jenny is shocked by the living conditions in the slums of Poplar. Ultimately, she discovers a community of strong brave women with interesting lives and a surprising comradery with the Nuns.
Yes, it is worth the hype so if you haven’t watched this yet, I compel you to drop your embroidery and hop to it! It’s a period drama reimagined, totally colour blind and with modern music given a Regency twist. Its set back in a time where ladies were chaste and lives could be ruined by any hint of an illicit unchaperoned meeting. The Bridgertons and the Featheringtons are two families with daughters of age. Finding suitable suitors is of critical importance. It is a heady mix of wealth, power and sex and totally engrossing.
These recommendations are programmes which have been on Netflix for a while but may have passed you by.
Jonathan Groff better known as King George in Hamilton plays a vastly different character in this tense crime drama set in the 1970s. A team is formed using the latest psychological profiling of serial killers to solve cases. The team interview serial killers to understand their motivations and apply this to current cases to profile potential suspects. There are two seasons to enjoy.
I hadn’t heard of this festival but this award winning documentary about Fyre is an utterly compelling to watch. It’s a true story of how a young Entrepreneur fooled everyone (including himself) that he was going to stage an unbelievable party on a tropical island. He promised yachts and supermodels, but whilst he was prematurely celebrating his self-declared genius, it was all going wrong. Ultimately whether he was a con man or a over ambitious fantasist he paid for it with his freedom. A definite recommendation of what to watch on Netflix.
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That’s all for now folks. Let us know what you are enjoying on Netflix and we may feature your review.