Monday, November 27, 2017

Netflix Recommendations: GirlBoss, Please Like Me & More!


I've been watching a fair bit of Netflix lately, so I thought I'd post about the shows and see if you guys have any recommendations! Although I must say, the amount of shows I want to see versus the amount of time I have to see them does overwhelm me. I'm never going to get through everything! But I will give it my best shot!



Please Like Me
I had already watched Season 1 of this and was halfway through Season 2 when  life got in the way, so I decided to re-watch from the beginning of Season 2, and I finished Season 3 just recently. There is a fourth and final season, however I haven't seen it as it's not yet available on Netflix. This is such a witty, heartwarming show! Please Like Me is an Aussie comedy/drama created by and starring comedian Josh Thomas, and it follows his life as a gay man, and his friends and family, taking real-life situations and making them relatable and funny. It's so easy to get hooked into his experiences and follow his journey. The show deals with light-hearted topics as well as expertly dealing with serious issues like mental health and suicide. You should definitely give this a go, you won't regret it!




GLOW
I love a show that is only one season long, as it's fairly easy to finish it quickly. I found GLOW to be OK, but nothing to write home about. I feel like most people were way more into it than me (for the last few episodes I was just willing it to end). However I'm still putting it in my recommended shows because it is interesting and I feel like most people would enjoy it. GLOW stands for Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, and this show centres around washed-up Director Sam Sylvia, who assembles a crew of misfits to play the gorgeous ladies of wrestling, women from all walks of life who are trying to break into Hollywood. Alison Brie (the voice of Diane in BoJack Horseman) is engaging in the lead as Ruth, an out-of-work actress, and as we slowly get to know the other female character's backstories, I guess you do get more drawn in, but this is still something I could have on in the background whilst wrapping Christmas presents (ie, not be paying full attention to).



GirlBoss
I've been reading that GirlBoss received mixed reviews, which really surprised me because I loved this show and found it to be both inspiring and empowering! It's based on Sophia Amoruso's autobiography #GirlBoss, which tells the story of how Sophia started her vintage clothing company Nasty Gal. I'm actually keen to read the book now, which very rarely happens for me haha. I think the performances are great and Britt Robertson is wonderful in the lead, even though at times, the character is hard to like. I chose to look at her as strong and driven, rather than a selfish brat, but she does come off that way, so make of it what you will! This was cancelled after one season, and I'm not sure where they could have taken this next anyway, as it seemed to tell the whole story of how her business came about. It's a great show that's easy to watch, and won't take up too much up your time. Highly recommended!




Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek Discovery is a standout sci-fi show, that Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike would enjoy. I am a Trekkie, and have seen all of Star Trek: The Next Generation (my favourite) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and most of Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise (oh boy) and some of the original Star Trek, starring William Shatner. Oh and of course I've seen every single Star Trek movie. I can say that this series is much darker and more intense than the others, and that the writing and acting is absolutely brilliant. It draws you in immediately, to the point where I really looked forward to Netflix releasing the next episode every Monday. Oh and guys, they say 'fuck' in this show. Yes, a hardcore swear word in Star Trek! I implore you to watch this, it is so freaking good!

I have to say I've been hitting Netflix pretty hard lately and I already have enough shows under my belt to write one more of these posts! My current obsessions are Riverdale, although I've only just started Season 2 so no spoilers please, and Dynasty. It's such a guilty pleasure! I also watched all of Season 4 of Brooklyn Nine Nine within a week of it being released. My son is a Brooklyn Nine Nine fanatic and replays the most hilarious bits over and over until we can no longer stand it. Cool cool cool!


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What are your TV/Netflix recommendations?

38 comments:

  1. I enjoyed watching Santa Clarita Diet! I have just finished watching Narcos... it was brilliant!

    Amy | http://www.herquarters.com

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    1. I can't wait for the second season of Santa Clarita Diet! I love Drew Barrymore :)

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  2. Ive recently loved the show SINNER as well as the ozarks

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  3. Lovely variety here! One day I will have the time to make good use of Netflix. One day...

    SSG xxx

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  4. I love Girl Boss and Glow! They are so much fun!! I need to watch the second season of Please Like Me, I loved the first season!
    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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    1. The third season of Please Like Me is on Netflix as well!

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  5. Mu husband and I watched all of the available episodes of Star Trek Discovery and now we're working our way through season 4 of Brooklyn Nine Nine. We also love the 100, but the most recent season isn't available on Netflix yet unfortunately.

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    1. Ooh cool you love the same shows as me! I haven't heard of The 100, will have to check that one out!

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  6. I'm doing #GirlBoss in the opposite order to you. I've read the book and now really want to watch the show.

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I think that's the best way to do it honestly!

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  7. I had mixed feelings with #girlboss, I enjoyed it but there was a lot of language and stuff in it I wasn't fond of. Like you, sometimes I struggled with liking the main character, but by the end they always seemed to redeem Sophia. I got quite hooked with it, and looked forward to seeing what happened next, as I hadn't read the book despite the high praise it gets. It was easier to squeeze in netflix viewing while blogging each night than finding time to read a book haha!

    I'm savoring Brooklyn 99 and still have a few episodes left to watch - don't want to watch them too quickly as my fave show the good place is on hiatus till January!

    Hope you had a good weekend, and you got some bargains in the sales. I did some Christmas shopping last week but I haven't bought anything in the sales yet.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Brooklyn Nine Nine is so funny isn't it? I really need to check out The Good Place as I'ma huge fan of Kristen Bell. I can see where you're coming from with GirlBoss too :)

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  8. thank you! I definitely need a few recommendations as I've finished all of my series lol
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  9. I really enjoyed GirlBoss, I was so inspired by the book so I thought the show was a great addition! I started watching GLOW and it was ok, but I couldn't quite get into it unfort. I am currently watching Stranger Things 2 though and it is great!

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    1. I watched the first episode of Stranger Things and couldn't get into it, but definitely want to give it another try because everyone seems to love it!

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  10. Great reccomendations. My recent faces are Ozark and The Good Place, which i am hooked on.

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    1. I haven't heard of Ozark but really want to watch The Good Place, I love Kristen Bell.

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  11. I think our tastes are totally different haha. I like darker series with a bit of thrill and mystery like The Sinner and Mindhunter. Not ones to watch around the kids haha

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    1. I do like darker shows as well - I used to love Dexter and thought True Detective was great. I need to check out Mindhunter for sure.

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  12. Great recommendations! I really enjoyed Glow - it wasn't my favourite ever but the premise was super interesting and it was great to see such diverse female characters! I watched a couple of episodes of Girlboss but I just couldn't do it! Sophia just annoyed me too much and I wasn't really enjoying much of it at all :P I wasn't planning on watching Star Trek but I may just have to!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Definitely check out Star Trek Discovery if you're a sci-fi fan! I can see how the Sophia character in GirlBoss comes off as annoying, she is quite self-centred, that's for sure!

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  13. I just finished watching Alias Grace on Netflix and it was excellent. Dark as hell, but really good.

    Emma

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    1. I've been recommended that one before, so I really must check it out now!

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  14. I have heard so many nice things about Girl Boss from my friends, I am going to start watching it. Nice recommendations and perfect short reviews.

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  15. I am glad you are getting so much fun from Netflix. My hub is too but not these selections. I do not seem to have the attention span. I will for the second series of The Crown though! Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 46/52. Next Week: The View From Here. I see it as a visual prompt easing into 2018 "Share Your Snaps" every 5 weeks.

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    1. I must check out The Crown! Thanks for the link up Denyse!

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  16. Yes! We love ST:TNG the best too!!! I read the book Girl Boss so would be interested to watch the series. I've seen 2 movies on Netflix recently which I would recommend: Stardust, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I don't often commit to watching a series ... just don't seem to have the time!

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    1. I really want to see those two movies. Stardust has been out for ages, I really need to get on to that!

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  17. I could never get into Star Trek, I am more of a Stargate girl! Where do you find the time?! I must doing something wrong with my spare time lol

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  18. Yassss Netflix is life Di - of course, I've been watching my stranger things lately! xx Please Like Me sounds absolutely amazing - I'm going to have to give it a go! My family have been watching Star Trek a lot lately but I haven't really been participating, as science fiction isn't really my genre. Fabulous post by the way! xx
    Marina xx
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. I really want to give Stranger Things a go, I couldn't get into it the first time! xx

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  19. Watched Girlboss and loved it! you must watch The Sinner! I binge watched that in one day!

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    1. Oh cool, I'll add The Sinner to my list! Glad you loved GirlBoss!

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