There has been so much content on Netflix over the past twelve months that has kept me hooked and has made binge watching become a bit of a norm in my life. With Love Island well and truly over, I thought to myself the other day about just how many series that I’ve watched and which ones I’m waiting to come back on. There’s so many that I thought I’d put them all into a post for you!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
I know, I know. If you are as obsessed with RuPaul as I am, you’ll know that Season 9 has only just been and gone and this season was probably the best one yet. With the appearance of Lady Gaga impersonating HERSELF – Qween. I made sure to tune into the episode as soon as it appeared on Netflix. I’m already looking forward to the next season because this show has all the best sayings that I love repeating in real life. If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you going to love somebody else?!
A young blind woman disappears and then reappears seven years later cured of her blindness and convinced she has mystery powers. It’s an incredibly powerful series that leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions about whether some of it is true or whether it’s all been made up in her head. For me, I watched this straight after Stranger Things so it was a suitable replacement to cater to the eeriness of that show. I’m not quite sure whether there’s going to be another series but it seems to be the case from looking online so good times!
Urgh, I can’t begin to tell you how impatient I am for Season 2 of Stranger Things. Set in the 1980s, this alien-esque thriller series had me gripped from the first episode. The kids in it are incredibly talented and the dated set and costume design is done so well. Season 2 is not due to come out until October, in time for Halloween but fans can see the latest trailer online! Literally cannot wait.
It’s a series that I’ve only recently binge watched after downloading the full series and watching it within a week of my commutes to and from work. GLOW is a story about a group of women who become female wrestlers and the first of their kind during that time. Based on a true story, the series focuses on each woman, giving them all a chance to shine as they train to become gorgeous ladies of wrestling (GLOW). It’s witty, pretty funny and is certainly empowering to see a majority female cast.
Now I’m not quite sure whether this is going ahead or not but I really hope to see another season of Gilmore Girls. I managed to watch all seven seasons in a very short time, much to the surprise of my best friend Hannah who introduced me to it. I then watched the latest one and was a little annoyed by the ending. I didn’t really think it was in the character’s nature and was pretty predictable. I hope that they bring back another season just so they can make up for the fact they ruined that last episode!
13 Reasons Why
It’s a series that’s divided the viewers, with some saying they love it and some saying it glorified suicide. For me, I loved it. There’s never really been a show that’s been focused solely on the topic of suicide that has been done so well before. If you haven’t watched it, it’s about a girl called Hannah Baker who commits suicide and has recorded 13 tapes which tells the listener, reasons why she killed herself. Each tape corresponds with a certain incident or person that contributed to her decision.
It’s very difficult to watch at times and I couldn’t bring myself to watch the moment she kills herself because you’ve been through this entire emotional journey with the character. I thought it was certainly thought-provoking and in no way did it glorify suicide. Suicide is one of those taboo topics that quite a few people still think is the ‘easy way‘ or the ‘coward’s way out‘. We never really know what a person is going through and how to spot those signs of depression or struggle that may make someone think that suicide is the only option. I think people’s anger towards the show has been mixed because it is a difficult subject to approach. I’m looking forward to Season 2 because it’s going to tackle the aftermath of the discovery of the tapes and what the knock on effect is for the rest of the students/people involved.
It’s like Pretty Little Liars meets Gossip Girl which at times being sightly cringey, it’s pretty addictive. The story begins with the murder of Jason Blossom, a rich kid who mysteriously vanishes after taking a boat trip with his sister. Secrets begin to unravel and it’s one of those plots where you don’t see the big twist coming. It also stars Cole Sprouse who is one of the twin brothers of the suite life of Zac and Cody. Let’s just say he’s certainly grown into his looks! HAWT.
Are you as obsessed with Netflix as I am? Let me know what you’re watching at the moment in the comments below!