Our top 6: MUST WATCH shows on Netflix

We came to the Netflix party reasonably late, I couldn’t see how it would be any benefit and who needs so much choice, anyway?

Eventually, we did a free trial. I was pretty smug, I was certain we wouldn’t use it past that month. And, then Felix was hooked on all things David Attenborough and I kinda loved his animal impressions. The big Munchies settled into some shows that we had to see more of. James and I would snuggle in for a night of binge watching some series or another – something I had heard so much about, yet didn’t really grasp how GOOD it could be.

So, here I am to say that I love Netflix just a little bit and I’ve made a list of five of my must watch shows  and a seperate list of James’ – there may be some crossover, I haven’t got his list yet though. I’m interested to see what he says (and if he can manage only 5 – he couldn’t, so we made it six).

Becky’s top 6 MUST WATCH shows on Netflix

1. Orphan Black

I’m still struggling with having finished Orphan Black, if I’m honest. The show follows Sarah Manning who witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her and how that changes her life. So many twists and turns and so much playing on our emotions. It’s worth a watch just to see Tatiana Maslany absolutely smash playing numerous parts to the point where you can tell when she’s playing one character pretending to be another character (one of my favourite things).



2. Stranger Things

We have just finished the second season of Stranger Things, a science fiction series based in fictional town of Hawkins. It is set in the 80’s and is so deliciously ’80’s’. It can be fairly dark, full of suspense and I may or may not have jumped once or twice. One of my favourite things is the development of characters you never expect to like; to the point where they’re up there with your favourites.


3. Orange Is the New Black

OITNB is a comedy drama following Piper Chapman as she goes to prison for a past crime she committed. It’s funny, heart-warming, shocking, dramatic and so much more. Honestly, the end of season 4 crushed me and season 5 stressed me out.  While my favourite character can’t return (which made me so mad) I am still ridiculously invested in the lives of these women and so keen for season 6.


4. The Good Place

A much lighter tale than most we have watched recently, on the surface. The Good Place sees Eleanor Shellstrop ‘waking up’ to find herself dead and mistakenly in The Good Place. We follow her as she tries to figure out how to be a better person and earn her place. It is funny, there are puns everywhere and Ted Danson as Michael is AMAZING (seriously, all the heart eyes). It also has deeper moments that get you thinking about life, morality and how you’re doing as a person yourself.

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events 

The munchies and I watched this together. I loved watching them figure things out as we watched the Baudelaire children navigate life after a house fire, and their dismay as the adults wouldn’t recognise Count Olaf over and over again. As an adult, it was fun to watch and I found myself keen to snuggle down and see what would happen next. A week doesn’t pass without one child asking when the next season will drop (which might start getting annoying!).



6. Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia

This is another show I watched with the munchies which quickly became a favourite. We follow Jim, a teen chosen as the Trollhunter to protect the human and troll realms, as he tries to defeat evil and keep his life together at school and home. The series has wrapped up now, are a total of three seasons.



James’ Top 6 MUST WATCH shows on Netflix

1. Stranger Things
2. Orange is the New Black
3. Orphan Black
4. 13 Reasons
5. The End of the F***ing World
6. The Good Place

What are your top 6 shows (Netflix or otherwise)?


12 thoughts on “Our top 6: MUST WATCH shows on Netflix

  1. I’m gonna drop all my faves okay?

    1. Riverdale
    2. Designated survivor #RIP
    3. You Me Her
    4. 13 Reasons Why
    6. Narcos
    7. Sons of Anarchy
    8. Last Chance U
    9. Dear White People
    10. Teen wolf
    11. Altered Carbon
    12. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    13. The 100
    14. Marlon
    15. Girl Boss
    16. Suits
    17. How to get away with murder

    The reason I dropped all of them is because I couldn’t rate them 1-6 tbh, and I have nothing but time on my hands.

    1. We have just started Riverdale, up to ep 3 I believe and it’s a slow slog but I feel like it’s going to get better so we’re keeping on.
      We haven’t watched anything other than that and 13 Reasons from your list. Thanks for sharing, I love having new shows to watch xx

    1. I get anxious when I think about getting rid of that – which is not good!
      The Good Place is so funny!
      Thanks for dropping by x

  2. I’ve heard good things about The Good Place. I loved The Crown, Hinterland, Shetland, Jack Taylor, Collateral and River & hubby is hassling at me to get back into Designated Survivor.

    1. I’ll have to take a look at these, I’ve not heard of most of them.
      Thanks for popping by x

  3. My husband was kind of late to the Netflix party but he loves it so much he has shows he watches in the day and ones he watches at night.
    I am far less of a TV fan but have seen The Crown and I do not mind the odd doco.
    I know our family enjoys the range of movies for kids and older teens.

    Thank you for joining in #lifethisweek Next week’s optional prompt is Taking Stock. Denyse

    1. We love animal docos here, Felix would watch them constantly if he could!
      We haven’t even ventured into movies on there yet! There’s just so much to choose from that it makes me nervous!
      Thanks for your comment x

  4. I love a good NEtflix list! I have most of these on my must watch list, but am a little afraid of ending up down the rabbit hole that is a new show. Haha. Might have to start The Good Place soon though, it keeps popping up all the time.

    1. We’re like that, too, we finished Stranger Things and we know OITNB is coming back so we’re trying to not get too involved in anything new (and long).
      Yes! Try The Good Place. It took me a couple of episodes to get into it but once I did – OBSESSED.

  5. I love The Good Place, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine Nine. Riverdale, Dynasty, ah so many faves! I want to check out A Series of Unfortunate Events too!

    1. Brooklyn Nine Nine keeps popping up in lists, I think we will have to give that a shot. We’re watching Riverdale now. Yes, A Series of Unfortunate Events was so good!

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