Literally outside of work, I am in leggings or comfy clothes…currently every waking minute is about organizing or throwing away things….since I am renovating my current house…dumpster 37 is almost overflowing so….I think it is time to revisit my love of Netflix and what you should watch….so here we go.
Ozark just gets better and better. It starts with a money laundering scheme and Marty’s best friend is murdered. In order to fix the problem, Marty and his family relocate to the Ozarks and run a money laundering operation. Marty (Jason Bateman) and his wife, Wendy (Laura Linney) who runs political campaigns, stager for real estate, and lobbyist…and my favorite is Julia Garner (Ruth Langmore) really provides lots of twists and turns – especially at the end of Season 3. Cannot wait until Season 4 returns.
A close knit family in the Florida Keys that run a family inn have a lot of secrets. The parents (Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard) have a son, Danny who is involved in a lifetime of disruptions, situations, and scandals. John, Meg, and Kevin are worried about Danny returning..and for good reason. worth the watch…..
3. Schitt’s Creek
I started this a year ago and stopped; after it received a lot of awards, I powered through and it truly was a gift of watching…. I loved every minute once I got into it. Johnny Rose went from being wealthy to broke and their only asset is a town they have that they bought as a joke (Schitt’s Creek) and find themselves living in the hotel. Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and all of her wigs, Johnny (Eugene Levy) and his quick quirks, David (Dan Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) are an all star entourage – they lose their fortune after being defrauded….this series will make you laugh, cry, and realize that the series should not be over. Seriously….loved it.
4. Queen’s Gambit
At a first glance, I wanted to skip this…but I found that after leading a high school chess club (and not knowing how to play….that it really is a shame) I think I might have enjoyed chess as a game and for strategy purposes…anyone want to teach me?
Okay…. it is exemplary series showcasing the intellectual game of chess and truly a drama that is really captivating. If you have not seen it, start watching now.
5. Stranger Things
I was a huge Goonies fan and went out to Portland 2 years ago to see the Goonies House – the lady did not seem overly thrilled that I was taking a picture, but YOLO. Stranger Things is a mystery thriller based on a beginning of 1983 – resembles a bit of ET meets Goonies and really has attention to detail and has the nostalgic kid adventure vibe when a young boy, Will Byers, goes missing near a top-secret government laboratory. As they search for Will, they are drawn to a mystery involving government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
6. Breaking Bad
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so Walter White thought. He was shocked to find out he had terminal cancer, his pregnant wife gives birth and his teen son has cerebral palsy and he is barely making ends meet as a Chemistry Teacher. Walter makes a decision to turn his old RV into a meth lab and generate cash to pay for his family when he is gone. This series keeps you entertained throughout each season.
7. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
I think crime scene, mystery, and anything to do with “who done it” is really my favorite type of show. Based on the true disappearance of Elisa Lam, this short series (3 episodes) really makes you think about what happened to this girl and the marketing of the Cecil Hotel, and the strange elevator video. If you are looking for a Friday Night show – this should be it.
8. Cobra Kai
Karate Kid anyone? 34 years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence seeks redemption by opening the Cobra Kai dojo starting the rivalry again with Daniel LaRusso. This is a fun, non-thought provoking week or two of entertainment. Low investment but a good watch.
9. Money Heist
The Professor organizes a group of 8 thieves to take over the Royal Mint of Spain and manipulates the police to carry out his plan. As police close in on the Professor’s identity; the lack of communication causes one of the thieves to be arrested. The Professor and the team reunite to free Rio and target the Bank of Spain with a new plan. Lives and danger become evident in and outside the Bank of Spain. A must watch ..there are a couple places that lose momentum, but stay with it, it continues to get better.
A local boy disappears in Germany and 4 families are on a frantic hunt as they discover a mystery that spans several generations. Time travel, interconnectedness and 33 years of trauma. Lots of twists and turns in this series.
Three working class teens are enrolled into a private school in Spain and a clash between the wealthy students and them leads to murder. This is in spanish – subtitles so this may not a drawback for you.
12. Bates Motel
Bates Motel is a classic horror – prequel to the notorious Classic movie. Thriller style series that takes time to get to Norman fully accepting his reality. Many scary moments in this series and yes….quite terrifying.
13. Crazy Ex Girlfriend
You will either love this or hate it. There is really no middle ground here. I find it cute and much like Gossip Girl or Mean Girls or Clueless cult following. Rebecca is a highly educated real estate attorney and runs into her ex boyfriend – she follows him back home. She is planning on marrying Josh and he leaves her at the altar. Rebecca starts a new relationship and feels pressured to make a decision among three guys.
14. Hart of Dixie
I just loved this show. Rachel Bilson is a doctor and her biological dad leaves her a medical practice far from New York City. She finds love and battles the normal life struggles of who you like and who likes you. It is a wholesome, fun, easy watch that is a modern day Little House on the Prairie…very entertaining and found myself excited to get home from work to watch this show nightly.
I am in the process of this show. I love Paris and anything to do with robberies and mystery jewels. Assane’s dad works for a wealthy family and is accused of stealing a necklace from the family safe. He is thrown in jail and dies. Assane is left an orphan. Assane is inspired by a fictional thief Arsene Lupin and has turned into a thief. The necklace that was stolen has been returned to the family and will be sold at an auction at the Louvre. Assane comes up with a plan to steal the necklace and clear his dad’s name.
Criminal is 12 episodes based in France, Germany, Spain, and UK. Regardless of the country, spend an hour with a different suspect and watch the team try to crack them open for answers about the crime they are possibly connected with. Things heat up often and unexpected turns really keep you tuned in.
I am still waiting on Season 2… Sgt. David Budd, a veteran, helps stop a terrorist attack on a train with his kids on board. Following this event, he is assigned to protect UK Home Secretary Julia Montague. Sgt Budd struggles with PTSD and continues to be involved in other attacks while serving Home Secretary.
18. Making a Murderer
I am a huge fan of this series and question Steven Avery’s arrest and his nephew Brendan Dassey. I am not sure capable is really the right word and maybe I am completely wrong but it truly made me question the process, the interrogation, and the arrest of these men. I am all about accountability, but I am a firm believer in making sure the right person is behind bars. Check it out and share your thoughts.
19. El Barco
So this was just removed from Netflix, but I loved it and am including it in case it returns. It was subtitled because the series is in Spanish. After a global cataclysm, caused by a particle accelerator in Switzerland the crew of the vessel – Estrella Polar is set out to live the adventure of their lives. This is a series similar to Lost.
20. Ginny and Georgia
Ginny and Georgia is a fun drama of primarily a mother-daughter duo who are living their lives after the death of a step dad and the difficult upbringing of Georgia and how her life unfolded. They move from Texas to New England after years on the run.
What are you watching?