It’s January and the temperature is plummeting, so I figured it was time to release a new list of things you must watch on Netflix while you cosy up at home!
Some are brand new shows, others are old movies or Netflix Originals.
How many have you seen?
1. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
This show is my new fave way to unwind. There’s something about watching other people tidying that is so relaxing!
Marie Kondo, the creator of the KonMari method of tidying and author of Sparking Joy, brings her decluttering and organising tips to America.
She joins a family in each episode to help them clear out their clutter and organise their home. It’s brilliant and full of great tips. I’m currently Marie Kondo-ing my entire home over on YouTube if you fancy joining in!
The sexiest stalker you will ever see! Book store owner Joe sees Beck browsing the shelves and is quickly obsessed.
At first he follows her, wanting to know more, then his interest takes a twisted turn and spirals out of control.
There’s murder and twists and turns galore. I watched this entire series in a week. It’s gripping and so well made!
3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Anyone else love Sabrina the Teenage Witch when they were growing up? Here the show is updated for the modern audience, with actual spooky goings-on, the devil and creepy magic.
It’s way more interesting than watching Sabrina use her magic to cut corners with her homework.
The second series of Ozark was released in mid-2018. It’s a fantastically made show about an accountant who moves to the Ozarks (I guess it’s America’s equivalent of the Lake District) in order to launder money for a Mexican drug cartel.
He’s also got a family who create complications. It’s a wild ride, and Laura Linney is absolutely amazing in it.
5. The Staircase
A documentary following the case of Michael Peterson who was accused of murdering his wife Kathleen.
The filmmakers have incredible access to Michael and his family, as well as investigators. As he goes on trial and new evidence is uncovered, will he walk free? Did he do it?
6. Black Mirror Bandersnatch
The latest release from the Black Mirror team, this one is so different to the others and a completely new way of watching television.
In Bandersnatch, you choose where the story goes. The main character, Stefan, is given the opportunity to create his own game.
However as he descends into madness, you can either push him over the edge or try desperately to keep him from failing. What’s great about it is you can go back and make different choices to see how it changes the outcome. Brilliant viewing!
7. Bird Box
A brilliant idea for a horror film!
Sandra Bullock is heavily pregnant when the world descends into chaos as an unseen terror makes people commit suicide. It can only infect you if you see it.
The movie switches between past and present, with Bullock desperately trying to escape with her two children and get them to safety. Edge-of-your-seat stuff.
8. Silence of the Lambs
An oldie but don’t let that stop you. If you haven’t seen it yet, oh my god you need to watch this film! If you have, you need to watch it again.
One of the creepiest and most unsettling horror films ever made. There’s not one, but two complete psychos. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter helps Clarice Starling to catch the killer known as Buffalo Bill, who is kidnapping and murdering women before mutilating their bodies.
Hannibal is in a mental institution for his own murder spree, which involved killing and eating his victims.
Will Clarice catch the killer? Will Hannibal help her?
A cute little film featuring the music of Dolly Parton.
Dumplin’ is an overweight girl who is grieving the loss of her aunt. Her mum is a former beauty queen, played by Jennifer Aniston, who just doesn’t quite understand her daughter.
The two clash when Dumplin’ decides to enter the beauty pageant managed by her mother. Will Dumplin’ learn to love herself just the way she is?
10. Ricky Gervais Humanity
Some people find Ricky Gervais’ humour offensive. I tend to side with his argument, that if you say anything is off limits to humour, then everything is off limits.
Yes he goes quite far at times. I’m sure it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but this show did make me laugh out loud. I’ve watched it twice already.
11. Love Island
Just to bring the tone crashing right down, haha! The ultimate in chewing gum for the mind. Netflix has the first three series of Love Island for your viewing pleasure.
This show is made special by the commentary from Iain Stirling. His witty one-liners and observations will have you binging the lot.
So those are my latest Netflix recommendations. Do you have any for me?