Best Netflix Gems To Enjoy
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Follow the tragic tale of the fancily named Baudelaire orphans whose actual lives are less than fancy after the mysterious deaths of their parents. After being left a sizeable chunk of inheritance, the kids must evade their evil (and ugly) Uncle Olaf’s desperate attempts to get his hands on their wealth. Big ol’ meanie.
Even those not interested in the British Royals will fall for this beautifully shot series. Based around the lives of those in two of the most famous addresses in the whole of the UK – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – The Crown has already won critical acclaim. With filming of season two currently underway, now’s the time to finally watch season 1.
13 REASONS WHY
Heart-breaking and emotionally draining, 13 Reasons Why is Netflix’s new Original series. Centred around the death of a teenage girl, the show explores themes such as bullying and mental health in a compassionate and sensitive manner. Don’t forget the tissues for this one.
If you haven’t watched thrill-fest Stranger Things yet, what have you been doing? The Eighties-themed show dropped
last year and was an instant success among the online telly watching community. Sometimes scary and always entertaining, Stranger Things is an appreciation of all things retro sci-fi . Winona Ryder’s turn as a mother who has lost her son will impress even her harshest critics.
GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE
Fans of the early ’00s show Gilmore Girls were over the moon to hear their fave fast-talking, wise-cracking duo were back. A Year in the Life brings lovely Lorelai and her super brainy daughter Rory back into our lives. See what the pair have gotten up to since we left in Stars Hollow way back in 2007 (seriously, how did we get so old?).
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS’ TARZAN AND JANE
One for little ones (and big ones who love animation), the age-old story of Tarzan and Jane is retold via the vibrant colours of the cartoon world. This time around the pair have superpowers and join forces to protect their jungle home from danger. Fun for all the family.
MARVEL’S LUKE CAGE
Ever wondered what it would be like to have unbreakable skin? Marvel’s man- beast Luke Cage has just that and he isn’t afraid to use it. The gritty drama follows the botched experiment on Cage, played by Mike Colter, as he tries to rebuild his life in Harlem, NYC.
THE GET DOWN PART II
If you saw The Get Down Part I you will already be feeling ridiculously excited about this. Set in 1977 in New York
City it follows the story of some of the Bronx’s most talented youths as they chase their dreams of transforming the music industry with breakbeats and the most soulful of tunes. It’s almost worth watching for the wardrobe alone.
Netflix has something to suit everyone, and don’t forget you can now watch on the go with the new download function!