Hi everyone! I took a little break from blogging but I’m back now. Life is busy as usual, but I really want to make time for my blog.
If you have read my previous blog post, then you know that I’m no longer a university student. Around this time last year, I would have one week left until the holidays and the only thing that would get me through my 5,000 word essays was the thought of having the freedom to binge watch as many Netflix shows and movies as I possibly could.
Over the past few months, I have indulged and discovered some great Netflix gems. It’s the perfect time of year for Netflix – there is nothing better than getting cosy in bed, when it’s cold outside and dark at 4pm, you have a mug of hot chocolate in your hand and the perfect film or series to watch. I thought I would share my favourites, and I tried to choose some hidden gems that you might not have already seen – so here are my Netflix pick’s:
Copenhagen (2014) dir. Mark Raso
This is my absolute favourite Netflix find. I recently recommended the film to my friend and she gave it 10/10. The movie takes place in Copenhagen – it’s about two individuals, with a fourteen-year age difference between them, but they find comfort in their similar broken lives. It’s a coming of age story for both a 28-year old American man who is searching for his long lost Danish grandfather and a 14-year old Danish girl who wants to escape her chaotic home life. It’s simple, sweet and most of it all, the film portrays the city of Copenhagen in such a beautiful light.
Brooklyn (2015) dir. John Crowley
Who doesn’t love a film with Saoirse Ronan as the lead? This film has been around for a while, but I only just watched it earlier this year. A young girl travels from Ireland to Brooklyn to start a new life, a better life – but soon she feels stuck between two countries that she calls home. The film takes place in the 1950’s which is one of my favourite era’s so if you’re a big fan of historical period drama’s, you will love this movie!
Twinsters (2015) dir. Samantha Futerman
Twinsters is a really intriguing documentary and for the most part, it was filmed with your standard hand-held vlog camera! Two twins, separated at birth and adopted into two completely different families, one French and the other American, find each other one day and discover that they are twins. It’s such a sweet, emotional and comforting story as you watch the twins Skype for the first time, meet each other for the first time and travel to Korea together to learn more about their heritage.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018) dir. John Schultz
I just had to include one terribly cringe Christmas movie in this list. Honestly, I genuinely enjoyed A Christmas Prince, but the sequel does not live up to the first. If you haven’t watched A Christmas Prince, I would definitely recommend it and if you’re just in the mood for some cheesy Christmas drama, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is a fine way to spend your afternoon.
This is a new series to Netflix. It’s an Italian teen drama and I was immediately hooked once I watched the trailer. If you like Elite, this is similar. I’d say it’s a combination of Elite, Skins and Gossip Girl. Baby is well-acted, has an interesting storyline and an amazing soundtrack – the underlying storyline of “Baby Squillo” is based on a true story which for me, makes it all the more fascinating.
The second season of Atypical premiered in September and it was just as good as the first! It’s about a high school senior with high-functioning autism. The show centres around his growth as he attends therapy and grows closer to achieving his goal of finding a girlfriend. The series also focuses on his family, and each of their problems which involve scandal, cheating and regular high school drama. It’s a very light-hearted, funny and refreshing show that does well to represent atypical people living in a neurotypical world.
The End of the F****** World (2017)
This is a great dark, black-comedy series. It’s about a teenage boy who thinks he is a psychopath and a rebellious girl who wants to escape her life. Together, they steal a car, go on a road trip across England and some terrible things happen along the way, but the more time they spend together, the better friends they become.
That’s all for my Netflix recommendations! Let me know what you have been enjoying on Netflix? 🙂
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