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Thursday 15 February 2018

10 boxsets I've binge watched on Netflix

Gone are the days of waiting all week for a new episode of your favourite show, it's all about the binge watch. If it's a short show (1-2 seasons) then I'll get through a whole season in couple of nights but if Mrs. Cool wants to watch a show too or if there are a few seasons then we'll usually watch a show over the course of a few weeks. After reading a similar post by The Life Bath I was inspired to write my own list. We have the Sky box sets package and Amazon Prime but we never really binge on those, for us Netflix is the place to get our fix.

Peaky Blinders (Seasons 1-3)
Peaky Blinders has been going a few years and a lot of people I talked to have said it's great. I liked the look of it but never got around to watching it. When the fourth season was on BBC recently we decided now was the time to watch it. We watched all four seasons over about 3 weeks and loved every minute. Seasons one to three are already on Netflix but it's be a little while before season 4 arrives. On a side note Peaky Blinders also has a killer soundtrack.

The Shelby Family run the criminal underworld of Birmingham in the years after World War One. The Peaky Blinders is the name of their gang and their charismatic leader Tommy (Played by Cillian Murphy) has plans to make them legitimate but as with the best drama series' things don't always go to plan.

Suits (Seasons 1-7)
This one was picked by Mrs. Cool for us to watch and I really enjoyed it too. Seasons one to seven are already on Netflix and Suits will return in march. I expect there will be a lot more people getting into this now that one of it's stars, Meghan Markle, will soon be marrying Prince Harry.

Harvey Spector (Gabriel Macht) is the best closer in New York City. Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) got kicked out of collage for cheating but happens to be a genius with a photographic memory. A chance meeting with Harvey leads to Mike becoming Harvey's associate despite not having a law degree and the pair have to keep Mike's secret whilst closing their various cases.

DareDevil (Seasons 1-2)
There are a fair few Marvel TV shows that tie in with the cinematic universe but this is by far the best. It is a far cry from the DareDevil film from a few years ago and although it deals with someone with super humans powers it still manages to feel 'real'.

Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is a blind lawyer from Hells Kitchen, New York, due to the way he lost his sight as a child all of Matt's other sense are heightened to superhuman level and he uses these powers to fight crime as the masked vigilante DareDevil.

Punisher (Season 1)
One of the best things about DareDevil Season two was the introduction of The Punisher. When I found of that Punisher was getting his own show I couldn't wait. This is the show we've watched most recently and even Mrs. Cool, who normally doesn't like comic book stuff, really enjoyed this one.

Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) is a former US Marine whose family were murdered and Frank sets out to punish those responsible. This leads him to cross paths with an agent from the Department of Homeland Security called Dinah Medani who is on her own crusade to bring to justice the killers of friend who was murdered in Afganistan.

Fargo (Seasons 1-3)

Fargo is inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers film of the same name, it is a crime drama with elements of comedy in an anthology format where each season has a different story featuring different characters but they all take place in a similar setting in Minnesota. The series boasts some big stars with Martin Freeman in season one, Kirsten Dunst in season two and Ewan McGregor in season three.

Each season takes place in a seemingly sleepy town somewhere in Minnesota and centres on a crime (or series of crimes) that have been committed. The show follows the perpetrators of the crimes along with the Police who are investigating.

GLOW (Season 1)

I'm a fan of wrestling, I'm a fan of the 80's and I'm a fan of the ladies so I was always going to enjoy this show. Mrs. Cool, who hates wrestling, also loved this one. GLOW is the fictional story inspired by the real life women's wrestling show of the same name.

Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) is a struggling actress in LA in 1985. She goes for an audition for a new TV show that would become GLOW The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. With big hair and bigger personalities the ladies try to make GLOW a hit.

Breaking Bad (seasons 1-5)

This is what started binge watching for me. I watched all five seasons in the space of about 2 weeks. It is TV perfection and you really can't get much better. It is dark but also funny, the writing is amazing and the acting even better. If I could only pick one show this would be it.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a high school science teacher who discovers he has cancer but can't afford the medical bills and is too proud to ask for help. To raise the money to pay for treatment he seeks out a former student and low level drug dealer, Jesse Pinkman (Arron Paul), and the pair make and sell Crystal Meth.

The Crown (Seasons 1-2)

I really love historical drama especially those that cover the history of the Royals. The Crown so far follows the early years of The Queens reign. Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) is crowned Queen early in season one and is recently married to Prince Phillip (Matt Smith). The first two seasons follow The Queen dealing with her government with three different Prime Ministers as well as the troubles caused by her rebellious sister Princess Margaret . Prince Phillip's reluctance to to be subservient to his wife and accusations of adultery on the Duke of Edinburgh's part.

It's planned that The Crown will last for 6 season and will also trace the later years of Queen Elizabeth II reign. I'm interested to see how this show progresses as the makers plan to replace the main cast every two seasons. Olivia Coleman is set to take over from Claire Foy as The Queen for season three and four.

Narcos (Seasons 1-3)

Everyone loves a charismatic bad guy and they don't come much more charismatic than Pablo Escobar. Crime drama is one of my favourite genre and the fact that this is set during the 80's and 90's made me really enjoy it as I love all things 80's.

Narcos tells the story of the US DEA agents' Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Javier Pena (Pedro Pascal) efforts to take out the cocaine supply line from Columbia to the USA. Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) is a hero to the people of Medellin, Columbia but is also the King of Cocaine in the 80's and early 90's, trafficking 80% of the world Cocaine and becoming one of the richest men in the world.

Rick and Morty (Season 1-4)
If you like surreal comedy then give this show a watch. Yes it is a cartoon but this ain't no Mickey Mouse. This is not suitable for younger kids and I made the mistake of letting Harry watch this too but a lot of scenes I was cringing at while we watched.

Morty Smith is normal teenager (a bit of a loser) who is dragged on adventures by his Uncle Rick Sanchez. Rick is an alcoholic, eccentric mad scientist who can travel to infinite to universes. Rick is usually trying to cause chaos and Morty is usually an unwitting pawn in Rick's plans.

What shows have you been watching on Netflix? Have you watched any in my list?

Well, that's all for now.


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  1. I've watched quite a few on your list!
    I recommend watching the sinner if you haven't already - it's pretty dark but very good!

  2. I've watched some of these, and I've also been watching the new Star Trek, The Good Place and Designated Survivor on there. But now that ER and Dynasty are being rerun on CBS Drama I might have found a new TV obsession...

  3. I love The crown too. Love anything historical. Emily loves Rick and Morty but I just don’t get it lol. Katie x


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