MONTHLY NETFLIX RECOMMENDATIONS – MAY

Hi Guys!

I have been watching a lot of Netflix recently purely because I wanted to pick THE BEST shows on there for you. In fact, I even have quite a variety for you!

THE MECHANISM 

If you do not like dubbed TV Shows, then this is probably not for you. But, I loved this show despite their lips being out of sync. This story is loosely based on real-life events and the plot centres around corruption in state and privately owned construction and oil companies. I found it quite cool that one of the leads actually dubbed himself, which throws you off when everyone else has a clear English/American accent but him… I wouldn’t say this is easy watching but I did not think ‘urgh’ and turn it off. What also swayed me was it’s 9.2 rating on IMDB, which we all know is the equivalent of Game of Thrones and not far off of Breaking Bad.

THE DEFIANT ONES

I saw a clip on facebook about Eminem and Dr Dre discovering him, which led to me watching this documentary. Though it’s based on Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine talking about their career and their development of Beats by Dre, honestly I normally avoid documentaries, there have been a few that I have watched over the years that I have really taken too (I think due to studying them at A-Level it’s really done me in and made me reluctant to watch any). This one was fantastic, it was interesting because if you’ve seen Straight of Compton, a lot of stuff Dre talks about is around that and him leaving Death Row. If you are a fan of music or even any of the artists who feature in the documentary, this is a good one to watch.

SONS OF ANARCHY

I normally try to avoid the big TV shows when they’re on because I don’t normally give into a hype but considering it’s been 4 years since this finished I figured why not give it a try. First, Charlie Hunnam is a beautiful human being which made it a lot easier to watch this show. The show is very violent and a lot of bloodshed in this BUT the storyline is FANTASTIC, in a matter of two weeks I finished the first three season of this because I was hooked. It centres around a biker club called Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (aka SAMCRO) and the main character is Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller) who has recently had a baby and is struggling to balance his life between being a father and his loyalty to the club.

EVIL GENIUS

Just following on from my other documentary recommendation, I watched this because Instagram was RAVING about this show being mind-blowingly good. So, it centres on some events that happened in the mid-2000’s regarding ‘America’s most diabolical bank heist’ – stole that from the title FYI. I love anything crime related because it is so fascinating to me, whether it’s based on real-life events or fiction. This is as good as everyone has said, it’s a bit like WTF? Constantly. It’s only four episodes roughly about 40 minutes long each, shows interviews with suspects, witnesses, police etc and WOW. I will not say anything more purely because it’s worth a watch and I really do not want to spoil it. (Please let me know what you thought of it too!!).

13 REASONS WHY

I personally found the first season really good, I know a lot of people felt that it glorified suicide but I found it was eye-opening about bullying and suicide awareness. The second season was released on Netflix on 18th May and it follows the trial of Hannah’s parents vs Liberty High School as they hold them liable for not doing enough for Hannah. This season is really good at following the aftermath of what happened and is set 5 months later. They have even put a crisis information number at the end of the credits before it’ll move onto the next episode and before the first episode the cast talk about this hitting hard topic. Please remember that this show is really hard hitting and for someone who had gone/going through this, I can only imagine is hard to watch – please note, that this is my opinion of this show and I appreciate that people may not agree with me. 

I understand that my last choice is a controversial one (especially given that this upset a lot of people) but I will always be honest with my recommendations and reviews, and I appreciate that people may not always feel the same as me.

Let me know if you have any Netflix recommendations for me because I would love to hear them! Or let me know if you have seen any of these and what was your verdict.

Until next time…

Love, DD x

Please note, the feature image is taken from Google and do not belong to me.

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