Feeling bored? Maybe you are even struggling to find a show worthy of your time and energy to invest in. Trust me, I was there.
For a while, I was feeling truly disappointed with Netflix, especially after they removed my all-time favorite show Desperate Housewives. It is safe to say that I gave up on it for about four years. Up until this year, I could not seem to find anything on Netflix to even watch. And, finding television episodes online off of bunky sites just was not cutting it for me.
I now revoke my previous statement about being so disappointed with Netflix, as they released a handful of new, bingeworthy shows that you should spend some time enjoying.
This is one of Netflix’s newest releases, released on July 21, 2017. There is currently only one season available for streaming. The show features Jason Bateman, who also produced the show. Bateman plays the main character, depicting a successful money launderer. Though he is good at what he does, his career choices and lack of moral judgement lands him in very comprimising situations. The show is capitivating, with lots of twists and turns, keeping you on your feet. The show features Bateman in a totally different light, as he can be viewed as narcasstic and selfish, exposing his family to the dangers of his reckless decisions. Laura Linney is also featured in the show, playing his dutiful wife. The dynamic of their relationship, and his relationship with his daughter, and his son, is another aspect of the show that leaves viewers in shock. Nothing about this show is traditional. Lucky for us, Ozark has been scheduled for another season very recently. The trailer for the new season is below.
Gypsy is also another Netflix original that was released recently, and though it does not appeal to everyone, I find the show capitivating and facisnating to observe. In a sense, it puts the world of psychiatry in perspective. While some may conclude that therapists and psychiatrists are “perfect,” it takes a different take on this common misperception. Jean, the main character, and the psychiatrist of the show seems to be appear to be your average psychiatrist. As the show progresses, we begin to see how almost flawed, and far from perfect she is. In fact, from first glance, you would never expect the behavior that she engages in throughout the show. Though there is currently only one season of the show, it is an interesting watch for those who are looking to indulge in, especially if you are looking for some drama.
ENOUGH SAID, RIGHT? This show has become one of my guiltiest pleasures. This is the first show of its’ kind, and I found it to be interesting to watch. Though I found some aspects of the show to be dramatized and biased, I do believe that they did a good job displaying both sides of the controversy. I, personally, enjoy learning and watching shows, such as these as I find them somewhat educational, and overall interesting to watch. The acting on the show was also very raw, and I truly believe that they depicted the situation in the most emotionally-in-tune way that they could.
After the release of the movie Limitless, Netflix decided to expand their horizons and create a Netflix series. I was very hesitant to begin it at first, thinking that there was no way that they could possibly expand on the movie. Personally, I enjoyed the movie a bit more, but the show itself is easy to get into. While it may not be the most top-notch show, I do like the way that they took a twist on the movie, including the drug featured in the movie, NZT. NZT is essentially a supernatural drug that allows individuals to perform at high levels of intelligence, but it obviously leads to destruction. In the television series, Brian Finch finds a way to avoid these side effects, and the FBI decides to utilize his tolerance to NZT to help them solve cases. Yes, it another one of those “NCIS” type shows, but I do enjoy it and find it mentally stimulating.
THIS NETFLIX ORIGINAL INCORPORATES HUMOR. The storyline is not anything new or unique, but the cast and the humor incorporated in the show should not be ignored. The episodes are random, funny, and a little bit awkward from time-to-time, and overall, the show is just silly. The cast is great and they have such great chemistry. This is another one of the newer Netflix originals that just came out, and only has one season. But, if you are looking for some good laughs, give it a try.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this Netflix original. I can not tell if it’s because I love fashion, Nasty Gal, or the whole concept behind the entire show. BUT, I NEED ANOTHER SEASON. The show was originally based on Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS, and it is based on a true story, discussing how Amoruso created her empire fashion company Nasty Gal. Britt Robinson, who plays Sophia, does the utmost job presenting Amoruso in a sarcastic, hilarious, and bad ass way. This show was right up my alley, and I loved the way the presented Amoruso’s story. Not to mention this was something different, refreshing, and new series that no one had ever produced. Though it did not appeal to everyone’s taste, the show will not be around for a second season. For me, the show truly spoke to me, my attitude, and I have secretly always wanted to start my own clothing company. Understandbly, the show being cancelled had a lot to do with Amoruso’s company going bankrupt recently. I wish they would have another season, because there is a lot that they could do with the show. For now, enjoy it and BE YOUR OWN BOSS. I am super bummed out about the cancellation of the show, but enjoy it while you can.
I have yet to explore some of the new Netflix Originals that people have been ranting and raving about, which I will list below. Let me know your personal favorite Netflix shows, and whether you enjoyed the show or not.
- Dear White People
- House Of Cards
- The Confession Tapes
- Stranger Things
- White Gold
- Black Mirror
- Mad Men
Remember, not all of these will appeal to everyone, but these are my newest guilty pleasures. I’ll even admit most of them are not the greatest, but if there’s only one season, why not, right?
LIVE IT. LOVE IT. NETFLIX IT.