Saturday 6 January 2018

6 Shows I Wish Were On Netflix

Netflix UK have recently added Friends to their selection of TV and movies and I couldn't be more excited to binge watch it whilst neglecting all my school work. However, I saw a lot of people still requesting other shows to to be added such as The Office US. It got me thinking about some of the TV programmes that I'd love to be on Netflix so I could watch them to my hearts content. It's one of the only places I can freely watch what I want, unless I choose to stream it online (shh, don't tell) which can sometimes be a pain in the ass particularly trying to find sites that are fast and safe. I own a few boxsets but my new laptop doesn't have a CD-rom and I have no DVD player at university. So, I came up with 6 shows that i'd love to be on Netflix. Netflix, if you're reading this, do me a favour and add some of these for me! I'll be your best friend?

Veronica Mars
What's it about? Veronica Mars used to be the popular girl with the cool friends and the jock boyfriend. A series of personal and family traumas have made her an outcast - albeit one with a sarcastic side and a snarky sense of humour. Now, she helps her private investigator father dig into the lives of the rich and famous in the messed-up town of Neptune, California.  

I love this show. Veronica Mars is such a badass and has great one liners/humour about everything, especially considering all the crap she's been through. Her and Logan are one of my favourite TV pairings of all time, I love unsuspecting couples and the fact that that the writers originally didn't plan on putting them together, but the actors had such strong chemistry they ultimately changed their minds. It's also a childhood dream to be a detective so I love the mystery side of it, some investigations are more interesting than others but it's still such a good show and every episode is entertaining.

Game Of Thrones
What's it about? George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families -- kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men -- playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne.

Is it bad I’ve never properly sat down and watched this show? It's been so hyped up that I've been a bit wary of starting it. I've catched random episodes here and there, seen a few clips and I think I know pretty much all the spoilers now from seeing them all over the internet. I even own the first book in the series but of course, I still haven’t gotten around to reading it!  I'd love to finally watch it, but it seems like a heavy show that requires a lot of energy and I always seem to gravitate to lighter shows.   

What’s it about? World-renowned brain surgeon Dr. Andrew Brown finds his life changed forever after his wife dies. He leaves glamorous Manhattan and his prosperous medical practice for the idyllic small town of Everwood, Colo. -- which he chooses because of his late wife's emotional attachment to the town -- taking his two kids, Delia and Ephram, with him. The show revolves around the family's relationships as they adjust to small-town life and the kids' relationships with their peers, both as friends and in the dating world.

This is a really easy show to watch. It’s very character based and revolves around relationships between family and friends. I watched this show years ago and haven’t really thought about it much since although I really loved it. It’s got some recognisable faces as well, Chris Pratt and Sarah Drew (April Kepner from Grey’s Anatomy!) both feature. I definitely think it’s about time for a rewatch.  

Friday Night Lights
What’s it about? In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, its high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory.

I’m gonna be honest, I have no idea what the rules of American football are but to be honest you don’t really need to know to enjoy this show. It’s another character driven one but with much more complex and interesting characters. I love the Taylor family and it has another of my favourite TV couples in it, Julie and Matt. Their relationship is a great realistic portrayal of a high school romance. Overall, it’s a brilliant drama that I personally think is a must watch.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer
What’s it about? Buffy is a Slayer, one in a long line of young women chosen for a specific mission: to seek out and destroy vampires, demons and other forces of darkness. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy establishes a group of supportive friends who aids her in her battles with evil, including Willow, Xander and Cordelia. Her battles with evil are frequent, since Sunnydale, where Buffy and friends live, sits atop a gateway to the realm of the demons.  

I’m still bitter that Netflix removed this show and I’m hoping it will be re-added at some point. 90’s and early 2000’s shows are my favourites, I love the whole aesthetic and especially the clothes! Buffy is pretty much considered a cult classic now and whilst I’m not a huge fan of supernatural shows this is by far the best one available. I’d much rather this be on Netflix than The Vampire Diaries or Shadowhunters.

What’s it about? The survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 were 1,000 miles off course when they crashed on a lush, mysterious island. Each person possesses a shocking secret, but they've got nothing on the island itself, which harbours a monstrous security system, a series of underground bunkers and a group of violent survivalists hidden in the shadows.

I can remember watching this show with my dad and brother when it first aired and being obsessed with it. However, I don’t know what happened, after the second season I seemed to lose interest entirely and never even bothered to watch the later seasons of the show. I’ve read people’s thoughts and apparently it’s not as good as the earlier episodes but I’d still like to finally finish watching it and have some my questions answered after all this time.

I’m gonna cross my fingers that at least some of these programmes will be added to a streaming service soon. Have you seen any of these shows recently? What would be your top picks to be added to Netflix? Please let me know in the comments!

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