Gorging on Netflix

Gorging.

It's the only way to describe my relationship with Netflix for the past couple of months. Almost monogamous.

I wouldn't be gorging like those lucky b*stards who can stay up all night watching their favourite film trilogy with only toilet breaks to mark the passage of time. Nope. But I'm struggling to find an excuse to buy a weekly paper now that I don't need the TV section any more...

Life is busy and full of appointments and schedules and phone calls that make normal TV watching almost impossible. Talk radio can be annoying and depressing. And just when I needed it most Netflix came up with a selection of programmes just for me. Perhaps this internet data collection thing works better than I thought! And here's how:

Grace and Frankie


Okay so I'm the wrong side of 50, but not quite as old as the stars of this new Netflix show. Yet Grace and Frankie grabbed me from the first scene, helped by watchable stellar superstars like Jane Fonda and Martin Sheen playing lead roles. It's a break up story with a few twists, a lot of clichés, and laugh out loud moments. It's comforting telly: I'm not expecting any grisly murder scenes or desperate dilemmas. It also features a 78 year old woman playing a 70 year old. Now that is cool.


Once upon a time


It's a soap! And I don't normally watch soaps, but this one has me hooked. Perhaps because it also has the escapism factor.  It's set in a Fair City called Storybook with all your favourite fairy tale characters playing stock soap characters, but with a bit of magic thrown in, the wonderful Robert Carlyle playing one the arch villains and part of the action taking place in a fairy tale land, before a dark curse sends almost everyone to America.

And Netflix added seasons 2-4 just as I finished watching Season 1. Take a bow!


More about Once Upon a Time here.

Sense8


For science fiction fans like me this new series streaming from June 5th looks promising, especially as it's from the makers of The Matrix. It's about 8 people around the world who find themselves in danger after their minds become linked.

More here.



Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming, and a streaming device as part of my membership of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.



12 comments:

  1. Great recommendations, I think we have VERY similar tastes. I'm loving your first two recommendations and can't wait for the third!

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  2. I was toying between Grace and Frankie or once upon a time. Which would you rank?

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    1. It's hard as they're very different. I'm completely hooked on Once Upon a Time, but then I love most things sic fi/fantasy x

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  3. Oh my word, I would love to watch all of these. Sigh, wish we had Netflix.

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  4. I am toying with the idea of Netflix, since I'm a soon-to-be single mum and will be looking for something to wile away the long evenings on my own. But some people have recommended NowTV as well as Netflix, so I'm thinking of getting a month's trial of each and seeing which I prefer.

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    1. Free trials are the definitely the way to go: no NowTV in Ireland though as far as I know. The only other thing I have is Freesat, our equivalent of Freeview, and that supplies all my live TV needs for free :)

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  5. Ooh, we were on the same wavelength this weekend! I can't wait to join the stream team and am looking for recommendations. Your first two look very inviting.....thanks! xx

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    1. I'm so glad that you're getting Netflix, I'd say you're going to love it :-) xx

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  6. I have netflix and never watch anything. Thanks for the tip on Grace and Frankie. I loved Last Tango in Halifax so am going to make some time for this! :)

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