I am so excited for the Bank Holiday weekend. I cannot begin to express how much I need it. At the moment, I feel like I’m stood in the central reservation of the M6 and all my thoughts are the traffic impatiently stuck and waiting for me to process them. I’m just stood there thinking where do I begin and er.. help. My head will always be like a motorway but instead of being my junction 18 of the M6 (FYI, there’s ALWAYS a traffic jam there), I’m at junction 10 where it’s pretty much 70mph all the way.
I usually use bank holidays to do something fun and exciting. It’s extra days off not eating into my holiday allowance, but, this year I’m using it to recharge my batteries. I’m using it for self care purposes; to refresh my mind and work my way back to junction 10 where life is a little bit quieter and less hectic. This means I’m definitely going be sat on my sofa having a Netflix binge at some point. And you know what, I can’t bloody wait.
To all of us who are spending a glorious Bank Holiday curled up in a blanket, eating a family sized galaxy and not getting out of our pyjamas; here’s 5 things for us all to binge watch on Netflix.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
I have been obsessed with this and in my eyes it is brilliant. If I’m being honest, anything written or produced by Shonda Rhimes is gold to me. How To Get Away With Murder is based around lawyer and college teacher, Annalise Keating and her working on a case about a murdered college student. At first it’s pretty confusing with amount of flash backs but you very quickly get into it. Like most of Rhimes’ shows, it’s pretty fast paced, gripping and you’ll finish it in no time. The first 2 seasons are available on Netflix.
13 REASONS WHY
An original Netflix series based on the novel by Jay Asher from 2007. The story is based around Clay Jensen who is trying to figure out why one of his classmates, Hannah Baker, committed suicide. Before Hannah died, she recorded 13 reasons why she decided to end her life on cassettes and Clay is one of the 13 people privy to the information. It’s an intriguing series that you keep watching to find out more and one you can binge watch pretty easily.
A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Forget the film adaptation with Jim Carey. If you want an adaptation of an old childhood favourite, this is the one you want to watch. Lemony Snickett’s Series of Unfortunate Events comes to life by Neil Patrick Harris’s wonderful production of it. The characters are how you imagined them, it’s full of black comedy and Neil Patrick Harris playing Count Olaf is pretty much spot on.
Out of all the Marvel Originals on Netflix this is my favourite of them all, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t have much time for Marvel films. Marvel films never grab my attention as, let’s face it, they regurgitate the same storyline over and over. You can imagine my fiance’s face when we found something Marvel related that I actually liked. Why I like it? It’s got David Tennant, who is one of the most fabulous humans in the world, in it. It’s a different story line and Jessica Jones is pretty bad ass at what she does. I also call Rufus Kilgrave at times so it was obviously well liked!
RICK & MORTY
You either love Rick & Morty or you hate it and in our household we love it. It’s an adult animated series following Rick, a mad scientist, and his grandson Morty as they travel time and space on their adventures together. Aswell as following Rick & Morty on their adventures, there’s the domestic life of Morty’s parents and his sister. It’s crude, crass and hilarious. Each episode is only 20 minutes long so it’s very easy to watch. The first 2 seasons are on Netflix and the first episode on the 3rd season was released earlier this month.
What recommendations do you have for me to watch over the long Easter weekend?