Things To Watch on Netflix Right Now- January 2018



Peaky Blinders

I had heard the hype for so long and I tried initially to get into it months ago but just couldn't.
 Then I decided to download it and force myself to watch it on my train journey home for Christmas and just over a week later, I'm nearly on season 4. Once I got over the slow start of episode one, I fell in love with the moody post war tones mixed with the modern rock music and incredible story lines. And most of all, I fell in love with Thomas Shelby.
 Peaky Blinders is set around the Shelby family in post WW1 Britain in Birmingham.  This crime drama is based around the exploits of the Peaky Blinders gang and their boss Thomas Shelby. So far there are 4 series and 5th to be released in 2019. Seriously good, gripping binge watching tv. 

Riverdale

Riverdale came out about the time 13 Reasons Why came out and I dedicated all my time to that and that was time well spent. Read my post here if you haven't watched that yet. Then I got into my head Riverdale was really teeny and I heard there was singing and I felt like it would be a bit preppy for me. I was wrong.
It wasn't until my older sister told me about it that I started watching it. Its based on the Archie comics, which you don't really need to know about but its good to know. And its based around 4 main characters in a town called Riverdale. The first series is based around one half of Blossom twins, Jason, goes missing. And then from there mystery and murder unfolds. Its quite dark but still a little bit teen. If you like Pretty Little Things then you will probably like this. P.s. I love Jughead Jones.


The Sinner

Sometimes it takes a while for me to get into a show, Peaky Blinders being the case in point. The Sinner I was hooked by about 5 minutes in. Without giving too much away the premise is a young mother is out with her family on a day out, when she seemingly randomly snaps and kills a stranger. The 8 episodes that follow then unfolds and tells the story and explains this mystery. Jessica Biel is incredible of her portrayal or Cora Tannetti and this is one of my favourite series I have seen in a really long time.
It does goes a little weird in the middle, which if you've seen it, you will understand. I'm not sure if it was necessary but it doesn't take away from the brilliance of this series or the incredible ending that personally I didn't see coming. And I'm usually quite good at predicting shows. Perhaps I was just having an off day.

Black Mirror

The science fiction anthology series is now in its fourth series. If you haven't watched it before, I highly recommend it. If you have watched it, go watch series 4. If you've watched series 4, go watch it again.
Each episode is stand alone and each set in its own universe, or near future, with a dark, satirical tone. And each storyline is based around new technology in some way.
So far I'm half way through the 6 new episodes in series 4 and I have been absolutely gripped. The first episode particularly left me not able to go to bed until I knew how the episode episode. The second Arkangel was very eery and a particular favourite of mine; directed by Jodie Foster off of Hollywood films.


See my previous posts on what to watch in;
 October here
May here
January here

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