Netflix Night In: March Favourites

Netflix Night In: March Favourites

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.

Lovesick

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

Perrine

 

70 Comments

  1. 04/04/2018 / 7:06 pm

    Okay the picture has made me really want some biscuits now haha! I’ve never heard of any of these so I feel a little ashamed… Lovesick sounds right up my street though! I have been watching Queer Eye recently too which is so fabulous and of course classic old Friends!
    Alice Xx

    • Ola Banana
      04/04/2018 / 7:28 pm

      I really need to start Queer Eye! And yes nothing beats Friends hehe x

  2. Another Little Birdie
    04/04/2018 / 8:12 pm

    I’ve always wanted to read Alias Grace, that’s why I haven’t watched it yet but it’s up there on the list!! I always watch really heavy shows so lately I’ve been really enjoyed this cooking show called The Great Big Family Cooking Showdown (or a similar name I really can’t remember it’s very long) and it’s so cute! It’s like a cooking competition except with families as contestants. You should try it if you want something light to watch!

    • Ola Banana
      04/04/2018 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks for the tip! I really want to read the book too now haha x

    • Ola Banana
      04/05/2018 / 8:09 am

      Hope you like them 🙂 x

  3. 04/05/2018 / 11:14 am

    I haven’t watched any of these but a friend of mine always recommends Lovesick. We’re currently on season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet and I bloody LOVE it. It’s so not my kind of show… I usually like something serious and deep but it’s so silly I can’t help but love it!

    • Ola Banana
      04/05/2018 / 12:50 pm

      I tried watching in but didn’t get into, but I feel I haven’t given it enough time so need to watch it again 🙂 x

  4. 04/05/2018 / 4:18 pm

    We have Netflix at home but it’s mainly the kids who watch it with us using it for the occasional movie, but I keep reading about so many great shows on there too I really must try and get an evening at least to myself! I haven’t heard of these but Lovesick sounds good!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:34 am

      Oh that’s such a shame! You’re missing out on sooooo much! I hope you get to watch a few shows soon 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:42 am

      Hope one of these will! 🙂 x

  5. 04/05/2018 / 4:26 pm

    I don’t know which rock I’ve been living under but I’ve never heard of any of these and I’m forever moaning that I want to find something new to Netflix binge. I’m going to see if we can get the French one (fingers crossed), that one sounds brilliant! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:43 am

      I think you can 🙂 hope you like it! x

  6. 04/05/2018 / 4:32 pm

    Netflix is the best for finding something new to watch! The last series you mentioned – Call My Agent – with each episode following a different person sounds a lot like a Norwegian Show called Skam! The only difference is that each season in Skam focuses on a different person of the friendship group. I haven’t heard of the series you mentioned before, but definitely in my free time I’ll have to binge watch some!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:52 am

      Oh I’ve heard of that series! Really want to watch it, but don’t know where I can find it lol x

  7. Ayse
    04/05/2018 / 4:35 pm

    Lovely post! I don’t have Netflix so can’t hop on the bandwagon haha, but once I do i will deffo check these out!

    Ayse Merve Demir x

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:53 am

      I’m sure you can find them on the internet 🙂 but you’ll see, once you get Netflix there is no going back lol x

  8. 04/05/2018 / 5:01 pm

    I don’t have Netflix but if I did I’d definitely watch Lovesick. It sounds like my kinda thing. I enjoy watching something lighthearted and funny to relax in the evenings ☺️ Thanks for the recommendations Perrine 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 8:54 am

      I’m sure you can find it on the internet 🙂 x

  9. 04/06/2018 / 8:44 am

    I’ve been all about Peaky Blinders & Plebs recently haha 🙂 so much so that we restarted Plebs because we missed it as our evening wind down after watching a film or something a bit heavier 🙂 x x
    Ellis // http://www.elliswoolley.co.uk

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 3:02 pm

      Started Peaky Blinders but never got to continue watching it lol I need to go back to it 🙂 and never heard of Plebs, so need to check that one out 🙂 x

  10. 04/06/2018 / 1:06 pm

    I have been looking for new things to watch on Netflix; the choice is overwhelming, so I am never sure what to watch. Thanks for posting!

    Lydia, Mademoisellewomen.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 3:03 pm

      I feel you lol x

  11. 04/06/2018 / 8:29 pm

    I’ve been loving Riverdale, Jane the virgin and suits the most recently! Haven’t heard of these shows so I’ll have to check them out.
    Ellie x

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:00 pm

      Oh I love Riverdale and Suits too, can’t wait to see more of Suits 🙂 x

  12. 04/06/2018 / 8:31 pm

    Oooh I haven’t seen any of these but they’re definitely being added to my to watch list! I’ve been loving Designated Survivor recently, and the addition of the Great British Bake Off has ruined me recently. My favourite show on Netflix at the minute though would have to be Reign! Great post xx

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:01 pm

      I’ve started watching Desifnated Survivor, but haven’t finished it… will have to get back to it lol x

  13. Bookinggoodread
    04/06/2018 / 8:43 pm

    My two favourite series on Netflix are IZombie and How to get away with murder. Haven’t watched any of the ones you’ve listed will have to add them to my list x

    Emma x http://www.bookinggoodread.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:01 pm

      Haven’t watched these.. will have to give them a go 🙂 x

  14. 04/06/2018 / 8:43 pm

    First off, I really love the picture you picked for this post! I’ve never heard of these titles on my Netflix but I’m always on the lookout for something new to watch – will definitely check it out, thank you!

    cabin twenty-four

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks hun! x

  15. 04/06/2018 / 8:52 pm

    I’ve been loving the series The Good Place on Netflix, you’ll need to give it a watch if you’re ever in need of a good watch! I’m probably so behind having never heard of Lovesick, although I’m intrigued with your description so I’ll have to watch that too. I’m also so in the mood for a chocolate biscuit from your image, what am I like?!!
    Zara xx

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:03 pm

      I’ve seen it already, and love it 😀 haha sorry x

  16. 04/06/2018 / 9:05 pm

    Just finished my series in Netflix and I needed somthing else to watch, so I’ll be needing this post! X

    • Ola Banana
      04/06/2018 / 9:06 pm

      Hope you like these then 🙂 x

  17. 04/06/2018 / 9:39 pm

    I love Netflix but I’ve never watched any of these so will have to check them out! Xx

    • Ola Banana
      04/07/2018 / 8:52 am

      Hope you like them 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      04/07/2018 / 8:52 am

      They’re great aren’t they?! x

  18. 04/07/2018 / 10:37 am

    I needed new ideas ahah!

    Veronica |https://styleandtellblog.wordpress.com/

    • Ola Banana
      04/08/2018 / 12:36 pm

      Hope you like them then 😀 x

  19. 04/07/2018 / 12:58 pm

    We have currently been obsessed with Grace and Frankie but are almost finished with it! Hopefully there are more seasons to come, it’s a Netflix original series!

    • Ola Banana
      04/08/2018 / 12:36 pm

      I haven’t started this series yet, I don’t know why I don’t feel like I’ll like it… but I’ll have to give it a try soon! x

  20. 04/08/2018 / 9:38 am

    Ooooh yes! I am all out of shows to watch so this post came at a perfect time

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Ola Banana
      04/08/2018 / 12:37 pm

      Great 😀 hope you like them! x

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 8:48 am

      You’re welcome 🙂 x

  21. 04/08/2018 / 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the new ideas for what to watch. I’ve just finished Miraculous Ladybug!

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 8:48 am

      Never heard of this series… need to check it out 🙂 x

  22. 04/08/2018 / 7:20 pm

    I barely get any time to watch tv at the minute but I’m on re runs of smallville right now!! I need to watch queer eye too

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 8:49 am

      Oh I used to watch Smallville religiously when I was younger lol I need to watch Queer Eye too 🙂 x

  23. 04/08/2018 / 7:24 pm

    I’m always on the hunt for new things to watch on Netflix, spend many minutes looking for something to watch and go back to my old faves.

    Defo going to have a look at your recommendations x

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:07 am

      Hope you like them! x

  24. Lea
    04/08/2018 / 7:26 pm

    Oh, I need to start watching Captive. It sounds so great and just up my street. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for some new shows to watch!
    lea, xx
    http://asnippetoflife.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:07 am

      I’m sure you will love it! It really is well made 🙂 x

  25. 04/08/2018 / 7:56 pm

    I have such a big Netflix addiction it’s unhealthy ahaha! At the moment I’ve been rewatching a few series as I had ran out so I definitely needed this! x

    Em // http://emilybecca.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:15 am

      Same haha I feel cut off from the real world sometimes lol x

  26. 04/08/2018 / 8:11 pm

    My family and I are addicted to Netflix as well! Haha. I have Netflix installed on my tablet so I’d be sure to give these shows a go. Most of the times, I watch Korean and Japanese dramas/movies 🙂 x Ain

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:18 am

      I used to watch some too when I was in high school! Need to get back to them 🙂 x

  27. 04/08/2018 / 8:14 pm

    Captive l Alias Grace looks really interesting. I’m definitely going to add that to the list of to-watch series!

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:22 am

      You should! It really is great and different from the other series we can find on Netflix at the moment 🙂 x

  28. 04/08/2018 / 8:19 pm

    Ooooh Netflix and snacks! I love it! That is so cute that you binge watch as a little family night. I haven’t heard of any of these shows, but the selection in the US is most likely different, also I don’t watch many shows lol. I do love the good cop drama shows like Criminal Minds (favorite). Thanks for sharing!

    Ashlynn | http://enjoyingsimple.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:28 am

      Oh definitely love Criminal Minds! I love cop dramas too, and actually have a second post like this one that focuses on those coming up soon 😉 x

  29. 04/08/2018 / 8:25 pm

    I’ve never actually heard of Lovesick, but I have watched Alias Grace with my best friend. I’m a huge fan of Margret Atwood’s novels, and her adaptations haven’t let me down yet! Such good choices, and I’m excited to see the rest of your series x

    Rachel // kyvbey.blogspot.com

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:29 am

      Will have to look for other adaptations then. Thanks hun x

  30. 04/08/2018 / 8:53 pm

    Great post, I’m always looking for new things to watch. I’m currently watching Jane the Virgin. I love it 😊

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 9:30 am

      I used to watch it but never really got into it unfortunately :/ x

  31. 04/09/2018 / 10:40 am

    Oooo I keep seeing Alias Grace pop up in my Netflix recommendations, I really want to watch it!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Ola Banana
      04/09/2018 / 10:42 am

      You should 🙂 I didn’t think I would like it but in the end I loved it! x

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