Hey hey, it’s MJ,
So this post has been on the books several times and I just never got around to actually writing it but I feel like now is as good a time as any after bingeing a lot of shows since like March. I mean I have logged the hours on Netflix this year so I figure why not give you guys a few highlights from my watch list.
A lot of them are going to be TV shows because most of the movies I watch on Netflix are movies I have also seen off of Netflix and maybe eventually I will do another post but this will be a lot of TV shows that you can binge if you want.
They aren’t in any order it’s just what I have been watching or I have watched that still exists on Netflix because I swear I get into a show and then it’s gone, Hawaii 5-0, Charmed, and even Doctor Who and Torchwood, all gone from Netflix. Seriously, just let us live.
The Umbrella Academy
I love this show, it’s outlandish and amazing, Gerard Way was a very influential musician during my adolescent years, back in my emo kid days so when I found out that he was involved in a comic book and it was becoming a show I watched the first season twice in a week. The second season I think I watched in two or three days. I need to watch it again because it is just one of those shows were most everything just fits so naturally that you can’t tear yourself away from it.
I didn’t watch this show until the pandemic shut everything down and I think I watched all 15 seasons in like a month or so, I watched a lot of Netflix at the beginning of quarantine and it’s one of those shows that pulls you in, it gets crazy and there are so many characters that didn’t get a fair shake but it’s a good show overall no matter its flaws.
The Grey’s spin-off, I watched this when I ran out of new episodes of Grey’s to watch and it was a lot for me, I really enjoyed it and Kate Walsh is a phenomenal actress (who is also in the Umbrella Academy) it had a completely different feel from Grey’s and I think that’s what kept me hooked into it.
The Great British Bake Off
Or whatever Netflix is calling it right now. I am very late to the party but I love baking shows, I watched a lot of Food Network growing up so I have a soft spot for cooking and baking shows and I got hooked to this one as well, I haven’t watched much of the new season yet because I have been cutting back on TV but every other season I have seen I have loved so far.
Halfway between a comedy show and a baking show, I love watching people try their best at something like this because we have all been there, trying to make something look and taste perfect and it just doesn’t come out right, the classic Pinterest fail. It’s a fun show with some really interesting challenges that kept me laughing. I need to catch up on the newest season of this as well because I took a break from reality shows as well.
The IT Crowd
It’s so good, I don’t know what else to say about it, like mid-2000’s office humor in the UK. I have watched the whole series and I will eventually watch it again because it had me laughing uncontrollably a few times.
I can’t wait for season 4, this was another quarantine show because I have been meaning to watch it since season one came out and I watched all three seasons instead. I think that most everyone loves the British Royal family and this show really does show a different side of them in historical fictional form.
This is my best friend’s favorite video game, she’s amassed something like 1,300 hours in the game or some ridiculous number like that. I have read The Last Wish which has some of these tales in it and I really enjoyed it. The show is graphic in all sorts of ways and if that isn’t your scene don’t watch it but is a beautiful show over all, amazing cinematography and visual effects, so good.
A very recent show that I have been meaning to watch for years, I binged everything Netflix has of the show so far and it’s so good. If you like a little bit of wit, some crime drama, some amazingly fleshed out characters, and just a really well planned and thought out show, give Lucifer a chance.
It’s a really feel good show but it’s also a Hallmark show so that’s about what I expect but it’s really great and I have watched the whole series a few times because it just makes you feel good inside and I would love to live in a town like Middleton. Like if you want feel good and heartwarming give this show a watch.
Everyone pretty much knows this show and it’s good, a little repetitive and outlandish but it’s been on for 15 years so they were doing something right. I have watched it all the way to where Netflix has stopped it so far an I am on a rewatch because it’s been years since I have seen the original seasons so I am going through it again.
Criminal Minds, and NCIS
I watched these for years on regular TV and I have watched a lot of them on Netflix now and both of them are just shows that remind me of a simpler time and the 2008 writers’ strike for some reason. I wish that Netflix wouldn’t have gotten rid of CSI:NY either, I loved that show.
It just ended and the final season is up on Netflix, I was not expecting to cry during the finale but I did. It’s one of those shows that has so many amazing moments and characters that are so well developed and you want to see more of them and they had so much growth throughout the show that you rooted for them to get the things they deserved after learning how to function in normal society.
It’s a really funny show and I am excited to eventually see season five. This was something that Netflix suggested to me earlier in the year and I watched it on a whim, it is very bingeable.
The Good Place
I cried at the series finale of this one too, I wasn’t expecting to cry but I did. It’s just a really fun show with a really unique plot and some really funny moments that had me laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair. So many amazing actors and actresses with such a well developed plot that knew when it was time to stop the show and bow out with grace.
The one movie that’s going to be on this list, I have only seen it once but my dad has watched it like a dozen times. I really enjoyed it and I need to watch it again but it’s this perfect balance of action and comedy with an interesting plot.
There are so many other shows and movies on my watch list but I think that’s enough suggestions for now and I am probably missing a few or they have since been taken off Netflix, like Friends, Parks and Recreation, and a few others. That is my one issue with Netflix they pull things off without much warning and sometimes you log in to finish a show and it’s just gone. I understand licensing prices but still a little warning system would be nice like “hey we are removing this show at the end of the month, watch it before it’s gone!” that’s it that’s all I need.
What do you like to watch on Netflix? Any suggestions for me?
I’ll see y’all later in the week with another post, I hope your first week of November is going well!