My 9 favourite tv shows on netflix
I love wasting a rainy afternoon sitting on the couch with my wife watching Netflix. To be honest, I also love wasting sunny afternoons sitting on the couch alone watching Netflix.
Because I’m a benevolent lord, I have put together a list of the best shows on Netflix (no one’s ever done this before right?).
Feel free to disagree with this list. It is, after all, your right to be wrong.
Honestly, I don’t even know what the plot of this show is and I don’t care. Jon Bernthal is a bad-ass and there’s copious amounts of violence and blood. Sign me up.
“God damn, Frankie. I love to watch you work.” - Billy Russo
TV perfection. If you don’t like the office then head to my Contact page and we’ll arrange a meet-up where we can engage in fisticuffs.
“Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.” - Jim Halpert as Dwight Schrute
My favourite non-comedy show by far. Nearly every character is a home-run. The writing is superb and the action has the high-quality feel of a blockbuster movie. The overarching story keeps you coming back for more, every time you think you’re getting close to an answer they pull it away from you at the last second.
“I object to everything about him starting with his tie and ending with his general demeanor.” – Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington, with one of the most scathing insults you’ll ever hear.
Retro, well-made, funny at times, scary at times and with enough depth of story and writing to keep you sucked in from start to finish.
“Our friend has superpowers, and she squeezed your tiny bladder with her mind!” - Dustin Henderson
This show exaggerates all of the fears that the modern world has instilled into its people. Each stand-alone episode taps into a terrifying, potential future. Scary, sometimes funny, always thought-provoking.
“Monkey needs a hug.” - Mum, a monkey.
Parks and Rec:
See my above message under The Office.
“Dear frozen yogurt, you are the celery of desserts. Be ice cream or be nothing. Zero stars.” - Ron Swanson
I’m a sucker for a historical show, particularly one that involves British gangsters in the 30’s. The acting is second to none and the writing is gritty and interesting. It took me a couple of episodes to get hooked, but once I was there was no escaping.
"Oh, I don't pay for suits. My suits are on the house or the house burns down." - Thomas Shelby
Master of None:
Master of None isn’t that funny, there’s no drama or action and not a lot really happens. Getting sucked into this show happens so nonchalantly that you might not even notice it happening. Aziz Ansari has always been the master of social commentary, especially when it comes to modern romance, and nothing has changed with this show.
“Love you, pasta.” - Arnold Baumheiser
A great modern interpretation of the classic detective that we all know so well. The casting is spot-on, Eggsbenedict Cucumberbatch is perfect as Sherlock, and the cases and puzzles are intricate and are solved in a very satisfying way. The over-arching story is interesting, but I find the dialogue and problem solving of each episode to be more enjoyable. The imperfections that Sherlock and Watson possess add so much to the show.
“Anderson, don’t talk out loud, you lower the IQ of the whole street.” - Sherlock Holmes