5 (More) Things to Watch on UK Netflix!

Netflix is my favourite thing. I love having such a variety of things to watch on my phone after years of re-watching the same few shows over and over that I bought on iTunes. Alas, Netflix has finally worked out a way to crack down on people using VPNs to get onto other countries libraries. Which sucks. But the UK has some great shows and I thought I would share 5 more things, as most of my original 5 are gone, to watch on UK Netflix if you’re stuck.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine
This is by far, my favourite show on Netflix right now. I’ve watched each episode at least 5 or 6 times. It might even take over from US Office as my favourite comedy show. I love that so many things that are a given in TV shows, are turned on it’s head. The loveable white guy main character actually respects women. The two Latina females aren’t clichés and are both wonderfully rounded out characters. The captain, an openly gay black man who doesn’t shy away from talking about the prejudices he’s faced. And on top of all that? It’s hilarious.

Z Nation
6 months of The Walking Dead hiatus looms ahead but never fear because Z Nation is now on UK Netflix. It’s hard not to compare but Z Nation is a great show all by itself. There’s a pain-in-the-butt guy named Murphy who was given the last vaccine for the Zombie virus, and a intrepid group have to get him from the North East of America to California. It’s intense, it’s scary, it’s funny, and it’s more reminiscent of my favourite book; World War Z by Max Brooks than the movie ever was.

Glitter Force
I’m not an anime person. I appreciate that a lot of people are and I understand the appeal but it’s just not my thing. Which is why it’s all the more surprising that I love Glitter Force. An anime about a group of girls who are kind of superheroes that I’ve been watching with my best friend. It’s all very pink and sparkly and it makes me laugh at how ridiculous it is. “Puppies and Kittens! The Power of Love!” I love it.

Am I talking about the movie or the show? Kind of both. If you haven’t watched the original Scream movie then you should do that immediately. But the show is a great modern homage to the original trilogy. They didn’t get the rights to Ghost Face so they have this mask that reminds me of House of Wax- my least favourite movie of all time, by the way. Horrifying. If you’re looking for a scare and mythical creatures like zombies or ghosts don’t do it for you. This is the way to go. Humans are the worst. Scariest show I’ve ever watched.

I watched Charmed as a kid but it was an episode here and there rather than a back-to-back series. As an adult I really enjoy the late 90’s/ early 00’s nostalgia and girl power. The storytelling isn’t half bad either, I might actually prefer it to Buffy! I’ve made it up to the end of Season 4 after a marathon watch last week and it’s a nice show to just have on your list and pop in and out of whenever you feel like something witch-y.

What are you watching on Netflix?
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5 Things I Love about Netflix!

I’ve talked about Netflix before on my blog here so it probably comes as no surprise that I really love the website. Subscribing was one of the best things I did as far as entertainment so today I’m going to share my top 5 things I love about Netflix!

1. Watching old shows for nostalgia.
Charmed, Pokêmon, Buffy, there’s a bunch of shows on Netflix that I used to watch when I was a kid but the thing is that I never regularly watched them enough to get the overarching storyline- so now I can! I think you get a lot more out of shows when you watch them in order.

2. The app.
I watch a lot of TV when I’m doing menial tasks. If I’m tidying or cleaning, I like having something I can glance at every now and again and listen to so I don’t get super bored. If I’m editing pictures for the blog or something else that requires the entire screen of my laptop, then my phone is right next to me keeping me entertained.

3. Original series.
Has anyone not watched Orange is the New Black at this point? If not, you’re missing out. It has one of the best diverse female-led cast I’ve ever seen. House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, BoJack Horseman, season 4 of Arrested Development and The Killing. And of course, they show no signs of slowing down. Personally I’m really excited to see what they do with the Marvel Universe when it comes to Daredevil and AKA Jessica Jones.

4. The price and quality.
Yes, you can find pretty much any show online for free. But the quality is straight up awful. £5.99 a month is, for me, worth not having to find decent links and figure out who that blur is. I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched TV on my actual TV either so when I have my own place I’d rather just have Netflix.

5. Movie nights.
Having friends in different countries is really hard and sometimes you just wish you could hang out together and watch a movie. Well, it’s not like Netflix is a free teleportation device but with Skype it makes a passable version. You can’t share popcorn but you can share laughs, tears, and jump scares!

Do you love Netflix like I do?
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5 Things to Watch on UK Netflix!

I love Netflix. I’ve had it for quite a few months now and can honestly say it’s been a really great way of spending £6.99 a month and this is coming from someone who hates spending money :’) UK Netflix is often given a bit of a bad name for having less choice compared to US Netflix but if you’re stuck for things to watch this weekend, I have 5 recommendations! 

LEGO: Marvel Superheroes: Maximum Overload
So I’ve just got into Marvel after watching Guardians of the Galaxy twice over the past couple of weeks and apart from watching Captain America (hello Bucky *swoons*) and Wolverine in the past I never paid much attention. I was a DC fan. I changed my mind. So when I saw this 20 minute one-shot, I watched it and loved it! Spiderman angsting is one of my favourite things ever and there’s a good amount of Loki too.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
I’m a huge Lord of the Rings and Tolkien fan and these new Hobbit movies are no exception. If you haven’t seen them, your opportunity is right there. Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Aiden Turner, and the whole cast are amazing. I actually really like them for background noise too while I’m doing other things.

Orphan Black
If you missed Orphan Black when it was on BBC, now is your chance to catch up with an original Sci-Fi show that is female led and has Tatiana Maslany, one of the most talented actresses in the business as the main character(s). Clones everybody! Clones! It’s hard to describe but trust me, you will not regret giving this show a chance.

Friday Night Dinner
This show is hi-larious. Dealing with a mum, dad and two grown-up boys who meet for dinner once a week with a strange neighbour, kooky grandma and horrible grandma who pop by once in a while. It’s very real with only a few cuts in time and sticking to only 1-2 settings. If you need a laugh then this is for you.

Call The Midwife
I’m really enjoying this show at the moment. Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, you are taken back to 1950’s East End London, and into the lives of the midwives who have to deal with the pregnant, labouring and new mothers of the district. Unfortunately they only have two of the three series on Netflix so far but fingers crossed for Season 3 soon!

And of course, shows I’ve recommended before in previous blog posts are on Netflix too! Firefly! Reaper! Pokémon!

Have any UK Netflix recommendations? Throw them at me! 
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