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Netflix and hopefully not viral chills

What's new on Netflix, heck, what's old on Netflix that you haven't managed to watch yet because of all those evening and weekend plans? Now is a great time to schedule in a bit of Netflixing, and here are some of our top picks.


The Stranger

The Stranger follows lives of suburban families whose secrets and lies are made public after a mysterious stranger arrives.


Derry Girls

An absolutely riotous comedy that follows the lives of schoolgirls in the midst of The Troubles in Norther Ireland. Honestly. Just. Hilarious.


Schitts Creek

A massively rich, spoiled family suddenly lose their entire fortune and are forced to relocate to a motel in a small, remote down. Hilarity (and personal growth) ensues.


The Good Place

Eleanor, a morally questionnable saleswoman, dies. She finds herself in a heaven-like afterlife in a case of mistaken identity and has to try desperately to hide her past in order to stay there. Iconic and full of pop culture references. Short, bite sized episodes too!




Stranger Things

Exactly as it sounds, really; Stranger Things begins as a young boy disappears in the town of Hawkins Indiana, just around the same time as supernatural forces seem to come to a head. This, coupled with the escape of a very strange young girl from a government facility, makes for some interesting twists and turns.


Orange is the New Black

How have you not watched on of the greatest ensemble cast shows of our time? Well, thank goodness you have the chance now. Follow Piper, a waspy, naive and let's face it, fairly entitled young woman as she has to commit to prison for one year for taking drugs across a border for her ex who ratted her out. It gets a little shakey in Season 3 but stick with it, it's got some magnificent storylines.


Dear White People

This is a brilliant series, based on the 2014 film, based on an Ivy League american college, and touches on issues surrounding race relations in modern america. The lead character, Samantha, is an absolute force.


Gilmore Girls

The guiltiest of pleasures, where a single mother and daughter bimble through life and talk way too fast. Long, addictive series. Sorry not sorry.


Glow

LA. The 1980s. Womens Wrestling. Enough Said. It's a low-key show that had quite a slow burn, but reviews are excellent.


Sex Education

Stay with me here, it's not what you think. A mish-mash of old town USA and UK country living make for a brilliant secondary school setting, that sees teens feeling their way through all their new... feelings. Hilarious, poignant, and the source of the phrase "Wash your hands, you detty pig". Unmissable. Still not convinced? Our queen, Gillian Anderson, stars.


I Am Not Okay With This

Not your average teen coming of age story - this one has newly found superpowers to navigate and reign in.


Living with Yourself

Ageless protagonist Paul Rudd is an absolute burnout who undergoes a new treatment to improve his life, but discovers he has actually been replaced by a better version of himself.


Marriage Story

Made huge news this year, seems to have excellent ratings, even on rotten tomatoes! Starring Scarlett Johanson and Adam Driver, this follows a splintering marriage. Maybe not one to watch if working from home with a partner is starting to make you feel itchy.




Jessica Jones

One of the Marvel universe characters, Jessica Jones is (of course) our damaged and proooobbably alcoholic anti-hero who provides private investigation services to the good people of her crime ridden city. It's badass.


The Crown

Hyped up historical dramatisation of what goes on behind closed doors at buckingham palace. The Crown follows the queen from the 1940s into the modern day, going through s couple of actress incarnations. A bit like Dr Who I guess.


The Politician

High School student going on America's next president has to try to outsmart his rather more ruthless classmates to become student body president. Gweneth Paltrow stars as his mum.


Unbelievable

Not something to cheer you up, but a fascinating insight into an investigation into rape allegations made by a teenager in America. Critically acclaimed and eye-opening.

As always, if you have a recommendation, please comment and let us know to add it to the list.



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