Netflix Recommendations – January 2019

Netflix Recommendations – January 2019

I love Netflix, I am addicted. It is my favourite means of finding entertainment. I have completely ditched Freeview television for the online streaming platform life and I regret nothing. I have been on so many adventures thanks to Netflix and this month has been a particularly good one! Here are my Netflix Recommendations for January 2019.

Sex Education

A teenage boy named Otis with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

This show… IS SO GOOD. I have watched it through start to finish at least 4 times already. The main character is so loveable and the situations the different characters encounter and go through reminds me of being 16 again. It is slightly odd in some respects however. The actors are English (mostly) and it is set in an English school. But then they all dress like they are from a completely different era and the school looks really Americanized. It’s confusing to try and understand what they were trying to do there but I am so ready for season 2 of Sex Education on Netflix!

You

A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.

This programme was something else. I saw the advert for it and I didn’t think It would be something I would enjoy. It seemed like some kind of soppy romance series and that really is not my thing. As the ad went on though I noticed some really creepy tones and I thought hmm… maybe it is not all what it seems. Oh boy, I was so right. This show is a twisted roller-coaster of all the things wrong with unhealthy relationships and YOU need to watch it. See what I did there…

It also features Daniel Humphrey’s actor Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars’ Emily played by Shay Mitchell.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

This show came to Netlix during Halloween. Again, I saw the ad for it and this time I knew straight away it was something I was going to love. I love that time of year where everything is spooky and dark. This was the perfect show to cuddle up with my boyfriend eating takeaway and binge-watch after a crappy night out in the rain. The story is gripping and has great twists and turns along the way. Its current too, which I like. There is a great mix of actors from different ethnicities and sexualities. All the while still maintaining some of the traditions of Sabrina and her cat Salem.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

A young programmer starts to question reality when he adapts a mad writer’s fantasy novel into a video game.

This is an interactive episode in which you, the audience, get to decide what actions are taken throughout the episode. If you have ever played a choice/consequence story game it is a lot like that. That is what drew me to it initially, I had never experienced it in TV form before. Not to mention, I had watched all the previous Black Mirror seasons and I was blown away by the stories. I am really excited for the future of interactivity in Television and you should definitely give this a try.

Maniac

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

This show is a psychological minefield if I ever experienced one. It is so confusing but somehow by the end it all makes sense. It features an extremely slimmed down Jonah Hill, At first I barely recognised him! Emma Stone is alongside him as part of the main story. I love the overriding lesson that this series tries to convey about friendship and family. It is an emotional journey of self discovery for both characters and it made for a great evening Netflix binge.

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