Since we’ve decided to treat ourselves to Netflix, my family and I are addicted. When there’s nothing interesting on TV we turn to Netflix. We also have specific “Netflix nights”. Like Fridays, which is basically the night my mum and I will binge watch How I Met Your Mother…
If we have on-going favorites, that we watch religiously every week (until the series end), we do like to try new series and see what’s new and buzzing. There are a lot of films and series I’m not interested in, but Netflix is full hidden gems, you just have to look for them. Some are new, some are old, some are films and some are series or documentaries.
So I thought I would start my own series on this blog about my favorite Netflix series and films. At first I thought it wasn’t worth it, as a lot of people already write about this topic. Then I realised that each time I read a post about Netflix, I would always discover a new show I didn’t know about. This is why I’m now officially starting my own series, “Netflix Night In”. Maybe there are films or series I love that some of you don’t know about yet.
Now, I know this is an old series. Most of you (if not all of you) probably already know about this series, but living in France I’ve only just discovered it. Thank you Netflix for providing British series!
This series is based in Glasgow, and you basically follow Dylan through his different love stories. However, there is a twist. Dylan finds out he has chlamydia, and needs to get in touch with all the people he has slept with to inform them they might have it too.
I like the way this series is filmed. You follow Dylan through present time, but also his past with flashbacks. He decides to contact his former partners in alphabetical order. So you don’t get the story in chronological order, but it still makes sens. Which I think is brilliant work and really makes the series interesting to watch. It is also funny and light. It’s the kind of series you watch to unwind and just enjoy a nice evening in in front of the TV.
Captive | Alias Grace (Netflix Original)
This series is a little darker, and good in a different way. This series is set in the 19th century, in Canada. We follow Grace, which was imprisoned for double murder. However, a lot of things are unclear, some think she is innocent and want her to be realised. So they bring in a psychologist to get a medical analysis and determine whether she is guilty or not depending on her psychological profil.
Like in Lovesick, we follow Grace through flashbacks while she is telling her story to the doctor. I love the way the series is filmed. Attention to certain details and the way Grace tells her story make this series beautifully made. The series does make you think and try to figure out yourself whether she is guilty or not. Which I love too. Through the whole series you try to make up an opinion about the center character, alongside the doctor.
Dix Pour Cent | Call My Agent
Now I know this is a French series, and you might not have it on Netflix in the UK, but it is a series to watch if you like foreign series and films or French films.
The series is about a Parisian acting agency. We follow the daily office life of 4 agents and their assistants. What I like about this series is that each episode is about a different actor. Real French actors that play they own role. This adds a sens of reality to the series which is great. There is also a background story that we follow during the whole series, which is nice too.
One of the main characters is played by Camille Cottin. She is a French comedian that started off doing short sketches for a French TV show, and which I love! She is hilarious, I’ve always loved her sens of humour and her sketches. In this series she is a little more serious, but I find that her character is sometimes very close to the character she is known for. Which I think is great, and brings something extra to the series.
Hope you like the sound of this new series! See you next month for another selection 🙂
What are you favourites this month?
See you soon, love