What TV Series to Watch on Netflix UK?
As I’ve said before I don’t tend to watch a lot of TV but am really enjoying being able to watch TV series on demand via Netflix. On occasion, I find myself watching a couple of episodes a night and getting through series fairly quickly. It really helps me to keep up with any complicated story lines.
In the past, if I was to watch TV, to give you an idea of my taste in TV programmes (or lack of), I would tend to watch things like Six Feet Under, Nip Tuck, 24, the Sopranos, House, The Office and Doc Martin.
So far so good!
We recently finished watching series two of House of Cards, about a scrupulous husband and wife in politics, who will do anything to succeed, starring Kevin Spacey, so you can’t go wrong. Now we can’t wait for series three to come out. I honestly, have no idea if there is in fact plans for series three.
We’ve just started watching the first series of Lilyhammer and I love it. It’s about an ex-mobster, who testifies against one of his previous bosses, then is given a new identity and moves to rural Lillehammer in Norway. The characters are brilliant and the opportunity for hilarity immense.
Next on our Watchlist
I’ve been asking around for a few recommendations for when we finish Lilyhammer and after checking out the recommendations descriptions and ratings on IMDB we hope to watch the following. This should take us through to at least Christmas 2014.
Orange is the New Black – this one was recommended time and time again. The description on IMDB is very limited. Apparently, it’s about a 30 year old who gets sent to prison for a crime her girlfriend committed 10 years before but with the number of recommendations I’m going to give it a go.
Breaking Bad – after being diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and given only 2 years to live the main character turns to a life of crime to ensure that his family are financially secure after he is gone.
Dexter – we have watched a couple of episodes of this and it is truly disturbing. Dexter, who during the day works for the Miami Police Department, moonlights in the evening as a Serial Killer, but don’t worry he only kills bad people.
The Good Wife – after her husband a politician is put behind bars for a sex and corruption scandal she is left to fend for her two kids so returns to work as a litigator in the courtroom.
Homeland – A Marine Sergeant is rescued after being kept captive in Iraq for 8 years and hailed a war-hero, but Carrie a member of the Counter Terrorism Unit reckons that he may have been turned by Al-Qaeda.
Blacklist – A former government agent has eluded capture for 10 years but suddenly turns himself in promising to help catch a terrorist but will only work with a young FBI profiler.
There seems to be a theme running through my choices. What else should we be watching? Do leave your suggestions in the comments below.
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Good list! We’ve watched most of the above (don’t go out much) and you’re missing Brothers and Sisters (box set). Wonderful acting, great plotlines – about a large and diverse family in California.
I will check that out! Thank you Clarissa.
‘Cracker’ though not sure if I watched on Lovefilm or Netflix now I come to think about it. It’s a 1980’s crime series featuring Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) as an alcoholic, gambling addict Criminal Psychologist. It’s brilliant and I never watched it the first time around. Also Spooks is great too, that’s an MI5 Secret Service drama that is completely addictive. It’s a shame when some of these dramas come to an end, it’s a case of what do I watch next. Jane x
That sounds right up my street! Will have a look for it. Thank you.
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