I was going to do this as a general top 10 things to watch on Netflix but then I realised I’m actually obsessed and have watched too many things on there so I’m just going to split it up, hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave me some of your recommendations.
1) Pretty Little Liars
I’m pretty sure the majority of people reading this have already watched Pretty Little Liars, seeing as though it’s one of the most talked about shows on Netflix, but if you haven’t watched it yet you need to start! The show is based on the books by Sara Shepard as it follows the lives of four girls living in Rosewood after the alleged murder of one of their best friends. A year after her death they start to receive messages from “A” who thrives off mentally torturing the girls for past mistakes they have made. This will constantly have you guessing and is full of plot twists and cliffhangers, I know it sounds like a typical teenage girl series to watch but it’s actually quite the opposite and is by far my favourite series on Netflix.
2) Bates Motel
Bates Motel is a psychological horror series that is actually a prequel to the 1960 film Psycho and follows the life of a young Norman Bates and his mother Norma Bates before the events that took place in the film. The show starts off with the pair moving away to start a new life and a new business venture after an accident that took place in their home. Throughout the series there are constant surprises and plot twists to keep you hooked, in the first few episodes everything seems so simple and obvious but as the rest of the series go on and events unravel you will constantly be on the edge of your seat. Although this is a psychological horror there was nothing that I found too disturbing and I think even if you’re not a horror fan this will get you hooked, however, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone squeamish but that’s all I’ll say.
3) Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Quite a drastic change from number 2 but this is the perfect light-hearted sitcom to binge watch. The series is set in the New York Police Department and follows a team of detectives who have just been appointed a new Captain. Every single character has a completely different personality which is what makes the show so enjoyable, there is no audience laughter, there is just constant wit and a great relationship between the cast that really shines through. There is some very dry humour in the episodes which I think is quite rare to actually come across anymore and I can’t imagine anybody wouldn’t find this series entertaining.
4) RuPaul’s Drag Race
I think this may be quite a controversial choice but this is my ultimate binge watch series on Netflix. This is an American reality competition hosted by RuPaul who is in search of Americas next drag superstar, the contestants are given new challenges every week and are then critiqued by a panel of judges who will decide which queen goes home that week. Each week there is a mini challenge that all contestants must take part in, this can vary from a challenging photo shoot to “reading” each other and so many more. There is then a main challenge which could be to make a custom outfit, to perform a song, etc. Before I started watching the show I really didn’t think it sounded like anything special but I was hooked after one episode and so was everybody I’ve recommended it to. It is a very light-hearted show that is guaranteed to make you laugh but also portrays the struggles that drag queens across the world face and really raises awareness of these issues.
5) Prison Break
Prison Break is a must watch for anybody who likes action, thrillers or crime dramas. The series is based around two brothers, one of which is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and the other makes a plan to help his brother out of jail and clear his name. I don’t want to give away any spoilers about anything that happens but this is such an exciting, nail biting series and you never know what is going to happen next or the outcome of their plans. It is obvious from the get-go that this is such an addictive to show and it’s almost impossible to turn it off.