Thursday, April 28, 2016

10 Shows I Can't Wait to Watch on Netflix

As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm now into the Season 4 of Suits, which is all that Netflix has of that show currently.  If I get in some quality Harvey time this coming weekend (and that's the plan), I should be ready to move on to something else very soon.  And I'm kind of excited about that.

But the problem with Netflix is it provides me with almost TOO much choice.  What to watch next?  I am having such a hard time deciding!

My List on Netflix has a ka-billion different shows saved to it, but I have narrowed it down to 10 shows that I absolutely can't wait to watch.

(please keep in mind that I already own, or have already watched, the following:  Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, Prison Break, Sex & The City, The Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Lost, Fuller House, The Mindy Project, and soon-to-be Suits, and I also currently watch How To Get Away With Murder on TV... and that is why none of those are on the "10 Shows I Can't Wait to Watch on Netflix" list.)

Here are the Top 10, in no particular order:

1. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I have heard good things about this Netflix original from several friends.  I so enjoyed The Mindy Project, and because of that, I think I will enjoy Kimmy too.  They tell me it's pretty funny - and with Tina Fey as the creator, how could it NOT be funny?  This one is definitely on my short list to watch.

2. Scandal

Scandal was one of the main reasons I wanted to get Netflix in the first place.  At the time that I was sorting out the "how to get Internet in my home" fiasco, both my friends Stacy and Lindsay were watching Scandal and telling me how much they loved it.  I ended up going with Suits first, but I definitely need to find out what all the hype is about Olivia Pope soon!

3. Orange is the New Black

This is another Netflix original that has had people buzzing for a long time and always made me wish I had Netflix so I could watch it too.  I read the book with our book club several years ago, and have been intrigued to watch the show ever since.

4. The Office

This one is actually new on my radar.  Truthfully, never had any interest in it before, but I'm reading Mindy Kaling's first book right now, and I didn't even realize that The Office was the launching pad for her career.  She was hired on as a writer, then ended up with a role on the show, and she talks about a lot of funny stories from the set in her book.  I want to see what it's all about now! (remember - Mindy Kaling is my girl crush these days...)

5. Downton Abbey

This is a show that comes highly recommended by my Aunt Marion, my neighbour Shannon, and my friend Lindsay - three women whose opinions I value greatly, and I trust them not to lead me astray. LOL!  It really doesn't look like my cup of tea, but if Aunt Marion, Shannon & Lindsay  tell me to give it a shot, I will.

6. Breaking Bad

A couple of years ago, when Breaking Bad was all the rage, I was so jealous that I wasn't in the loop.  People would post statuses on Facebook like "OH MY GOD BREAKING BAD LAST NIGHT SOOOO CRAZY!!!!" And I'd be like "God dammit, I wish I knew what they were talking about."  And now I finally can.

7. The Walking Dead

I'm a little bit nervous about watching scary zombies, but this is another show that has been much-talked-about, much-hyped... all the cool kids watch it, y'know?  And also, I'm interested to find out if I'll end up in love with Norman Reedus.  People seem to go ga-ga over him (like the girls in Jimmy's audience shriek more loudly than they do for Justin Bieber) but I have yet to feel the attraction.  Time will tell.

8. Bates Motel

I have a love-hate relationship with scary things.  Bates Motel is one that I think I'd like to try, but I'm afraid I'll get too creeped out.  It's kind of a prequel to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho", and that movie has always given me the heebie-jeebies, so I don't know if I can handle it.  But I want to check it out at least.

9. Homeland

People who have watched this show highly recommend it... it's not normally the kind of show I'm drawn to, though. It reminds me of 24.  Government conspiracies, terrorist plots, that kinda thing... meh.  But because so many have told me to watch it, I'm going to eventually give it a go. Plus, I'm a Claire Danes fan going back to her Romeo + Juliet and Little Women days.

10. Bloodline

Seriously, just bumped Brooklyn-Nine-Nine from this list to add Bloodline.  I know nothing about it.  But as I was scrolling through my recommendations on Netflix, it came up, and I saw Kyle Chandler is in it.  I LOVE Kyle Chandler.  (He's Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, and the bomb guy on Grey's from a million years ago.) So Brooklyn-Nine-Nine is out, and Bloodline is in.

I know, I'm a missing a million good ones.  House of Cards, Cuckoo, Grace and Fankie, Once Upon A Time, Nashville, Wentworth, Mad Men, Flaked, Call The Midwife, Schitts Creek, The Killing... they are all on My List too, trust me!  I could watch Netflix every day, all day, for a year, and probably still not get to everything I want to watch.  I have hardly even watched any movies just because there is SO MUCH TV TO WATCH!!!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love having Netflix? ;)


Amanda said...

Bates Motel is really really's so great to see how/why Norman becomes the way he is.

The first season of Kimmy was Hilarious... not a big fan of the second season so far but heard it gets better.

Kathleen Brimacombe said...

Mad Men is probably my favourite show of all time, I think you'd get into it. It's a very subtle and intelligent show, plus lots of eye candy. House of Cards is absolutely brilliant too, not just as a political drama but a melodrama.
I am literally counting down the days til Bloodline season 2. Absolutely love Kyle Chandler, ideal man.

Nicole said...

I didn't know Downton Abbey was on Netflix. I haven't found it yet.... I had to find it on Amazon Prime which Mark has an account but I haven't gotten to watch it yet.