I’ll admit one thing right now: I’m a couch potato. I will readily embrace an evening sitting on the sofa with a glass of wine (or even a cup of tea), some snacks, a fluffy blanket and a series to binge watch. Lately I’ve been really getting into everything that Netflix has to offer and thought I’d share my favourites with you to help beat those January blues and forget about the world for a couple of hours.
The Crown is a biographical tv series about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II from the time of her wedding in 1947 to the present day if all 6 planned series are been commissioned. I started watching this on a trip to Swansea to see Tom, with nothing to do while he was out all day at uni but write blog posts and binge watch stuff on Netflix. I have a strange fascination with the Royal Family, plus the fact that Matt Smith plays Prince Philip was a definite plus- I’m not over him from my old Doctor Who fangirl days! Once you get past the first few episodes and understand the dynamics involved, it’s really interesting to see how becoming Queen changes Elizabeth’s relationships with her entire family and changes her life.
The Vampire Diaries
I used to watch TVD when it was on television however I fell behind at some point during the 4th series. I decided to pick it up again to get my fix of Paul Wesley (yum) and although I know how the show ends thanks to the joys of social media spoilers; I just can’t help but keep on watching! So many love triangles, cry-worthy scenes and a town where everyone is just so freaking hot- what’s not to love?!
A Series of Unfortunate Events
OF COURSE I had to include the most anticipated series of 2017 so far (for me anyway). A Series of Unfortunate Events is based on the books by Lemony Snicket, although if you didn’t read these books as a child then what did you do with your childhood…? So far the Netflix series has remained loyal to the original books and has received raving reviews from critics and fans alike, plus Neil Patrick-Harris is so convincing as the evil Count Olaf. The series has been commissioned for a second series to continue following the storyline of the books and I already cannot wait as the first couple of episodes that I’ve watched have been so good!
I’m watching other things such as WestWorld which I’m going to go into in another post because it’s honestly so bloody intense that I can’t summarise my feelings in one little sentence at the end of this post!! – if you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I mean.
There’s honestly nothing wrong with staying in on a Friday/Saturday night and catching up on good-bad tv and now I hope I’ve helped you get a little inspiration on what you could be watching!