Am I the only person who wonders what they did with all of their spare time before Netflix was a thing? I get lost in the documentaries, obsessed with the Netflix original shows and watch all the classics right from the comfort of my bed, heaven!
With the holidays here it would be rude not to dabble in some Netflix-ing of your own, I’ve chatted the masses and here are the top picks you should be indulging in this holiday season.
Whether it is finding out how you got home last night or what to do with the rest of your life, the twentysomething world is filled with massive highs, heart breaking lows and plenty of drinks in between. Jess and Josh are best friends, housemates and twentysomething. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend. But now it's time for Jess and Josh to set out in search of their big break.
Meet the fabulously dysfunctional Gallagher family. Dad's a drunk, Mom split long ago, eldest daughter Fiona tries to hold the family together. Eldest son Philip trades his physics tutoring skills for sexual favors from neighborhood girls. Middle son Ian is gay. Youngest daughter Debbie is stealing money from her UNICEF collection. Ten-year-old Carl is a budding sociopath and an arsonist, and toddler Liam might actually be black, but nobody has a clue how. A laugh a minute, totally worth a binge watch!
Vikings is the story of Ragnar Lothbrok who, in the 9th century, rises from simple farmer to King of the Vikings. Along the way he deals with internal crises, family issues and foreign foes, and discovers a few new lands. One for the boys because well, heroes and a nice perve for the girls, because, well Viking babes.. Oh and the story line is EPIC!
In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters. Trust me you just can’t stop watching!
5. Big Little Lies
The HBO mini-series based on the novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty and tells the story of five women living in a WASPy Californian town who are each navigating trauma, conflicts and personal drama as the local police investigate a potentially related murder. The show sutures timelines and storylines together to create a tense soap opera with an alarming emotional sincerity.
6. American Vandal
The series is framed as the amateur project of high school documentarian Peter as he investigates a serious unsolved crime: every teacher’s car has had a penis spray painted on it. The prime suspect is Dylan Maxwell, a dropkick student who offsets Peter’s hard-hitting Sarah Koenig vibes perfectly. It’s not a groundbreaking show, it’s not going to mark a new era in television but it is a refreshingly simple project that pulled fresh laughs from an unlikely place.