Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Top 10 to watch on Netflix


Today is a very special day. Today is the day I have dedicated an entire post to the true love of my life: Netflix. I've made a list of my favourite shows and films, to help avoid the oohing and ahhing of trying to decide what to watch, because sometimes I spend more time scrolling through Netflix looking for something to watch than I spend actually watching anything. 

I accept no responsibility if you become addicted to the following tv shows/ movies and are unable to leave your living room as I am- there is no shame.

1 Sherlock

A modern adaption of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories- and did I mention Benedict Cumberbatch plays the lead? Thank the lord for his cheekbones (and amazing acting skills), I can easily watch a 90 minute episode without moving- and then happily tweet about how amazing it was for an hour afterwards.

2 Ugly Betty

Brace face Betty manages to get herself a job as assistant to the editor of MODE magazine, a fashion magazine, where appearances are all that matters. Betty knows nothing about fashion but is honest, true to herself and surprisingly intelligent. Que cringe and laugh out loud moments as Betty adapts to life in the big city and manages to work her way into the hearts of her colleagues and change MODE for the better.

3 Paranoia 

This featured on my recommendations a couple of weeks ago and I almost passed over it, boy am I glad I didn't. Liam Hemsworth plays led as a young computer genius who gets himself caught up spying for two competing technology companies (think apple vs. samsung), and he manages to fall in love with his competitors employee. Filled with action and romance, it's thrilling from start to end (if Liam and his body weren't a good enough reason to watch it).

4 The Good Wife

Thrilling American courtroom drama focusing on the life of Alicia Florrick. Her husband- Peter- is heavily involved in politics whilst she's a top lawyer. Que drama, affairs and thrilling courtroom battles, 9/10 you can find me watching The Good Wife.

5 G.B.F (Gay Best Friend) 

Don't judge a film by its name. It may sound dull, but I ended up giving this bad boy 5/5 stars. 3 High School queen-bees compete to get their hands on the latest must have thing the 'G.B.F' in a school that's never had a gay person before, so when someone accidentally comes out of the closet, the top 3 girls in the school compete to have him as a friend. A funny, light-hearted drama with an underlying message to be true to yourself.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate that Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are the most beautiful human beings to have ever graced the planet. If you don't know who they are google them ASAP. The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural drama that makes you wish you were a vampire, or even to be killed by one as hot as Damon.

7 The Originals 

A spin off from The Vampire Diaries that is packed full with even hotter Vampires and Werewolves and Witches and every other supernatural thing under the sun. Without spoiling what happens in the Vampire Diaries, the Originals are the original vampires that have created every vampire in the world somehow, they've lived for over 1000 years and boy do they have some enemies.

8 Suits

Yet another American courtroom drama that's just as action-packed as The Good Wife. Mike Ross finds himself a job with Harvey Spector- one of New York's best lawyers. Mike's super intelligent (and beautiful) but never actually got his law degree- he's a fraud. There's a hell of a lot of bromance and some nail-bitting conclusions and a bunch of good-looking guys in suits, what's not to like?

9 Blackfish

Blackfish is a hard-hitting documentary about the truth behind keeping whales in captivity in places like Seaworld. With exclusive footage, Blackfish uncovers how a whale who had already killed a trainer was allowed to father over 100 whales just to save money. I've been to seaworld and watched Shamoo fling trainers through the air in performances, no longer is this allowed to happen as whales have begun to act out, dragging trainers to the bottom of tanks and keeping them there. Never in the wild has a whale killed a human, but in captivity it happens again and again- whales should be free.

10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I cannot describe how excited I was to see this baby on the featured picks. I'm a huge fan of the books and the films and have a huge thing for Liam Hemsworth (as already mentioned). In Catching Fire Katniss and Peter go back into the arena with other winners. Things are more action packed than ever and Finnick is hilarious. The ending is a gigantic cliff hanger so I can't wait to head out and watch Mockingjay soon.

I'd love some new shows to watch, what's your favourite show to watch on Netflix?

Thanks for reading lovelies,

Elish xo

P.S Happy December!!

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