Come Netflix and Chill with me!
I have seen a couple bloggers post things like “get to know me by my food choices”, “get to know me by my clothing brands”, “get to know me by my fave stores” etc. I thought what better way to get to know me than through my Netflix picks. Also, this week is exam prep for me so I will be fairly absent from my social media so what a great week to do this lol. So without further ado here is my Get To Know Me Post 🙂
NOTE- I tried to pick shows that are not so well known and maybe ones that you will consider watching
⟴ OZARK: Marty, a financial planner, and his homemaker turned real estate agent wife, suddenly have to relocate their family from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks after a money laundering scheme goes wrong and Marty must pay off a debt to a Mexican drug lord.
This show is the right amount of mystery with dark comedy. Every character in this show is somewhat relatable, which makes it more enjoyable. The show has so much potential as its characters have been set up to have amazing backstories we are hopefully going to soon dissect. So far there is only one season, but they have been renewed for a season two.
⟴ The 100: The series is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear apocalypse wiped out almost all life on Earth. Over 2,400 survivors live on a single massive station in Earth’s orbit called “The Ark”. After the Ark’s life-support systems are found to be failing, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent to the surface in a last attempt to determine whether Earth is habitable. They discover not all humanity was destroyed and some survived the apocalypse: the Grounders, who live in clans locked in a power struggle; the Reapers, another group of Grounders who have become cannibals; and Mountain Men, who live in Mount Weather and locked themselves away before the apocalypse.
I have read some of the books in this series, which the tv show follows but loosely. Since I only read the first novel I’m not sure how closely the tv series follows the storyline. I can say though that this show is INCREDIBLY well done in respects to the writing and visual appeal. They just finished up the 4th season and a 5th will be coming out sometime in early 2018.
⟴ Timeless: When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier, and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine’s development. So pretty much every episode so far they travel back to a very notable date in history and have to figure out what he is planning on rewriting, and fix it as well as help people to properly do things to write history properly.
This is my fave type of show it has a good mix of sci-fi, history, and comedy. They were canceled after season one, but after three days of being canceled, they got picked back up for a season two!!!!!!!
⟴ American Horror Story: Created by the mastermind Ryan Murphy this is an anthology series (each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own “beginning, middle, and end.” ). In which some plot elements of each season are loosely inspired by true events. So far there have been 7 seasons which have all been so unique and amazingly done. I love that in each series there are elements of real-life events Ryan Murphy is actually the most incredible writer. NOTE- this is not a series to watch with the whole family and is definitely rated R and some scenes should be rated XXX.
I have decided to list the seasons in order of my fave to least fave with a one or two-word description of the season:
Murder house: Depression/Ghosts
Hotel: Serial Killers/ Infidelity
⟴ MindHunter: Set in 1978 – in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation– Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench,, along with a psychologist ,who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how they think with the hope of applying this knowledge to solving ongoing cases. This show is based on the novel Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. This show is INCREDIBLY well written, it brings just enough serial killer infatuation and law & order type drama to the table.
⟴ Grimm: Homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Department learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms, charged with keeping the balance between humanity and the Wesen, or mythological creatures of the world (Wesen is the German word for being or creature). Throughout the series, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his Wesen friend, Monroe, and his partner, Detective Hank Griffin.
This is a perfect mix of fantasy and drama. The characters are very easy to relate to as they are normal humans with normal problems. Unfortunately, it has been canceled so there are only 6 seasons.
⟴ iZombie: Seattle medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore is turned into a zombie while attending a boat party. She abandons her career and breaks up with her fiancé, much to the disappointment and puzzlement of her family. She discovers that if she does not periodically satisfy her new appetite for brains, she starts turning into a stereotypical zombie, stupid and homicidal. Instead of feeding by killing innocent people, Liv decides to take a job at the King County morgue and eat the brains of the corpses she autopsies. Her secret is guessed by her boss, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti. Ravi soon becomes Liv’s friend and confidant, and as a scientist, he is intrigued by her condition.
Based on the comic books of the same name. This series has some dull moment for sure but overall it’s great. It has a good mix of nerd comedy and drama.
⟴ The Good Doctor: This one isn’t on Netflix as it just started but I thought that it deserved to be on the list: The series follows Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome from a small town, Casper, Wyoming, where he had a troubled childhood. He relocates to join the prestigious surgical department at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.
⟴ Stranger Things: set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the early 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Department of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension called “the Upside Down”. The influence of the Upside Down starts to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways. AMAZING.
⟴ Frequency: In 2016, NYPD Detective Raimy Sullivan discovers that she is able to speak to her deceased father Frank Sullivan in 1996 via his old ham radio. Her attempts to save his life trigger the “butterfly effect”, changing the present in unforeseen ways. To fix the damage, she must work with her father across time to solve a decades-old murder case.
⟴ Atypical: Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old from Connecticut with autism, announces that he wants to start dating. … Sam decides he needs a “practice girlfriend” and, with the help of his friends and family, begins to learn the social nuances of dating. This show is hilarious!
⟴ Grace and Frankie: two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and want to get married.
⟴ Other well-known shows I watch that I didn’t think needed a huge explanation are Greys Anatomy, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, How to get away with Murder.