I’ve been uninspired the last few weeks and I’m not exactly sure why. Not doing anything exciting, not wearing anything exciting. TBH, I really can’t be bothered much beyond the Netflix and Prime! That being said, here are a few gems I’ve found and totally enjoyed for a good binge:
Netflix (roughly £7.50/month with the first month free):
Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events – the new series with Neil Patrick Harris is quite clever even if you don’t have kids. The theme song is super catchy too, and apparently, there will be more than 1 season! Look away…
iZombie – as a TV show on the CW in the US, I found it here on Netflix and was hooked. Cute spin on a zombie theme that seems to be everywhere now. The downside is being held hostage to the schedule in the US! Worthy of a binge for sure.
Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt – hilarious. There are no ways to describe how camp this show is. Two seasons so far and soon you will be on the #hashbrown bandwagon!
Pretty Little Liars – again, a TV show from the US I was hooked on before I moved and glad it’s on here! Totally binge-worthy and cheesy and I love every bit of it! And if you can figure out who “A” is…
Shawshank Redemption – by far one of the best movies. Ever. Period. I can watch it a million times and it’s perfect.
Designated Survivor – a “what if” TV show from the US. And a nice President. Damn it being new and subject to US scheduling (so it takes time off for dumb things like holidays, inaugurations, etc.) so new episodes won’t be back until March (giving you time to catch up now). But it airs the day after the US so you aren’t missing too much.
And on Amazon Prime (£79/year but you get movies, videos, free shipping on all your Amazon orders, 1 free book rental per month, etc.):
Man in the High Castle – sci-fi of what if Germany won the war? Somehow I missed reading this book in high school, but they’ve turned it into a series (2 seasons so far) and lots filming was in/near Rosyln, Washington – not far from where I used to live and about 1.5hrs from Amazon HQ.
Midnight in Paris – I hate Woody Allen movies. Hate. This is the only one I’ve ever liked and I’ve watched it again and again. Something sweet and endearing. And you’ll hate Owen Wilson’s wife too…
Man Up – a Simon Pegg movie. Loved him since Shawn of the Dead. Again, filmed locally throughout London. Just a fun, nice movie.
The Collection – with Richard Coyle (remember Jeff from Coupling???) about a fashion house in post-war Paris. So far only one season in, but it’s interesting.
Turn (Washington’s Spies) – another US-based TV show on AMC (same network that does Walking Dead, Mad Men, etc.) but this is on the American Revolution. If you like period drama…it takes a bit to get into, and obviously, there are historic liberties but it’s about the spies and “double agents” that helped the patriots defeat the British. The series goes back & forth between New York and Philadelphia, but the New York scenes make me wonder – because the Long Island I grew up on looks nothing like it did 250 years ago and there are very, very few buildings left from that period in American history!