Honestly, I contemplate cancelling my Netflix subscription often. Most of the time the shows I want to watch aren’t on Netflix yet. Plus, I’m not a huge movie lover. I need to be in the mood for a movie. This is probably because I am not the type of person that likes to sit still for long. If I’m going to watch a movie then I want comfy clothes, silence, my dog to snuggle with and of course, some snacks. What keeps me subscribed is the random series that I will come across or get word of online or from a friend.
One thing I love is the amount of television series they offer and how they have their own Netflix Originals. I will say, I am kind of sad that shomi shut down. They had “Unreal,” which is one of my favourite shows ever. I also wish they had Finding Prince Charming on Netflix but hey; they don’t. Hopefully this list will come in handy and help you avoid the dreaded scrolling up and down searching for something to watch next time you log into your account.
Think Master Chef mixed with Miami Ink. Skin Wars is a body painting competition show. Each season they have a variety of contestants that compete for $100,000 and a trip to the World Bodypainting Festival. Ru Paul is one of the judges on the show. As much as I love the drama that unfolds between the artists, my favourite is seeing their artwork. Body painting is something I could never do, so it’s unreal to see them create such master pieces. My favourite challenges are when they have to camouflage their model into a specific scene – like the canned soup section at the grocery store.
Okay, this show is kind of cheesy but I love it. This is a comedy horror series. People are getting killed and it’s a lot to keep up with, you have got to stay focused. I’ve described this as Pretty Little Liars meets Mean Girls before. Although I haven’t seen the current season which is currently airing on City TV. I admire how they manage to get such a variety of people on board. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michelle, Ariana Grande, Nick Jonas, Aaron + Austin Rhodes, John Stamos, Kirstie Alley and Abigail Breslin are just some of the people you’ll find on the show.
The Ranch is a Netflix Original staring Ashton Kutcher and Danny Materson (aka Steven Hyde from That 70’s Show), it takes place on a ranch in Colorado. Ashton plays Colt, a former semi-pro football player that has returned back to the ranch to help run the family business with his brother Rooster, played by Danny Materson. This series is full of cussing, comedy, and family-farm life shenanigans.
Narcos is probably the most talked about Netflix Original amongst people I know. The series is based on drug lord and trafficker, Pablo Escobar. The crime based drama follows the ups and downs of Escobar as the Drug Enforcement Agency works tirelessly to take him down.
Weeds is one of the first series I ever watched on Netflix a few years back. Essentially a widowed mother starts to grow and sell marijuana to keep her family afloat after her husbands death leaves her with a ton of debt. Her brother-in-law and the city councillor even get in on the business. I won’t give too much away, but this isn’t as intense as Narcos. It is one of my favourite series, which is no surprise since the creator, Jenji Kohan, is also the creator of the Netflix Original Orange is the New Black.
I’d love to hear what shows, documentaries, or even movies you enjoyed watching on Netflix. Keep in mind, the US Netflix is a bit more ahead of the times in regards to up to date content than here in Canada. Leave a comment here or on my Instagram with some must watch titles for me to check out! Happy binge watching!