Do you feel like you’ve watched ALL of Netflix this Lock down? I do. So, I thought I would share some of my favourites that are on my Netflix List. Obviously, I won’t be sharing the entire list because it is extensive but you might be interested in my highlights. From TV shows, binge-worthy box sets to Netflix originals and movies, here are my faves!

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TV Shows

The Haunting of Hill House

If you’re not into scary things, don’t bother. If you are, definitely bother! The thing I love most about this series is that there are so many twists and turns. I rewatched this series while bouncing on a birthing ball trying to start my labour and I’m so glad I did because there were things in the background I hadn’t noticed the first time. Ghosts in dark corners or moving shadows. It is very much an edge-of-your-seat show.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Quirky. That’s the word that comes to mind when I think of this show but I love the characters. In particular, Titus. Super sassy, super fabulous and super hilarious. The show is about a woman, Kimmy, who has recently been released into the ‘real’ world after being held captive in an underground bunker by her kidnapper. She has to adjust to reality and leave the ‘bunker life’ behind. Doesn’t sound like a comedy but I promise you it is. It’s just fun and light watching.

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Criminal UK

On Netflix, there are different versions of ‘Criminal’ but the UK mini series is my favourite. This is made up of 3 episodes, 3 different cases and you watch it as if you were a fly on the wall of a police interrogation. One episode has David Tennant in it, which sold it for me! You get sucked in and so involved with the characters. Good stories and all may not be what it seems!

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Shine On with Reese

Ok., here we go, the feminist Lottie is coming out. I love Reese Witherspoon. So when I saw she did a Netflix series, I had to watch it and I’m so glad I did. She interviews women who are killing it in their industry and how they got to where they are today. It is so inspiring and I urge you, if you have young daughters, watch it with them. It was so interesting to hear about their struggles and hurdles they had to jump over (just because they were a woman in a man’s world) but nevertheless, they made it.

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Orange is the New Black

If you haven’t seen this, I’m so jealous you get to binge watch it during this time. It’s an interesting look into a woman’s life in prison. This is a show you can really get invested in and invested in the characters. I was absolutely gutted when this ended and the finale had my eyes welling up a bit.

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The Ranch

Sam Elliot and Ashton Kutcher. Need I say more? Tennessee family of boys on a ranch, butting heads, drinking beer and eating steak. Boys being boys, they get up to all sorts of trouble but have their family’s best interest at heart. This show has a beautiful family feel with lots of hard work. Fall outs and make ups and a few laughs on the way.

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Movies

Love Wedding Repeat

This was very recently released and received mixed reviews. I, personally, enjoyed it. I’m a huge fan of Aisling Bea so I might be biased but I love a good Rom Com. A beautiful wedding with interesting guests and the seating plan decides how the day turns out. Ex partners, new potential partners, best friends and lost loves. Oh, and one drink with a high dose of sleeping medication in. What could go wrong?

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The Breaker Uppers

This is my dream job. Two best friends have set up a company for people to contact if they want to leave their partners but are too afraid to do the dirty work. They do everything from musical dump-agrams to faking a kidnapping for their clients. Does it always go to plan? You’ll have to watch to find out.

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The Spy Who Dumped Me

Kate McKinnon has a direct line to my funny bone, I swear. She does a lot of SNL and was in the female version of The Ghostbusters. Mila Kunis is also in it and in the movie she finds out her boyfriend is a spy but is he the good guy or the bad guy? Two best friends go on a wild goose chase across Europe (like every spy movie) to find out who should have the top secret information.

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Iliza Schlesinger

Iliza Schlesinger has 5 Netflix stand up specials. Honestly, any one of them are great. She is hilarious. She covers everything from hunting down a mate to getting married. She points out all the things that are messed up with our society and makes them into belly-aching laughter. 100% recommended. She also incorporates her most beautiful dog.

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Dawn French Live: Thirty Million Minutes

I saw this a few years ago on BBC and was so happy to see it on Netflix. It’s sort of like a stand up routine/autobiography. I am a huge fan of Dawn French, so this special was so interesting to watch. She talks about turning 30 million minutes old (about 60 years) and some of the things she has experienced and gone through, you would never think of. It had me laughing, crying sad and happy tears. It’s an all round beautiful way of looking at life.

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Miss Americana

Yes, the Taylor Swift documentary. It’s not all about Taylor, though. It covers a wide range of subjects like: the media, being a woman in the music industry, sexual assault, eating disorders, bullying, politics, true love and family. It’s eye-opening and makes you feel like we should all make an effort to make a difference.

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So that’s it! I hope you go away, watch some of these and let me know if you do and what you thought of them! Oh also, I know that some of the Gifs above aren’t from the production that they are mentioned alongside but nothing in life is perfect.

Happy watching!

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