With lockdown no.2 upon us and Autumn well and truly underway, I’ve been bingeing Netflix more than ever. Here are four shows I’m currently obsessed with…
Emily in Paris
I put off watching this for a while as I’d heard it was très trashy, but I love Lily Collins and I love Paris so I thought I’d give it a go. The reviews are 100% right – it’s a total cheese fest (think old-school Mary-Kate and Ashley) but a fun, light-hearted watch all the same.
The show centres around Emily Cooper, an American social-media specialist who moves to the French capital for an unexpected job offer. Unfortunately, the language barrier drives an awkward wedge between her and her new colleagues and her enthusiasm is met with resistance. However, Emily soon finds her feet and makes new friends, builds romances and establishes work links; all the while enjoying her glamorous new life in the City of Lights.
Packed with beautiful costumes, Instagramable sets and every French cliché in the book, Emily in Paris is pure indulgence. It’s my new guilty pleasure!
Alison and her husband Mike are delighted to discover that they have inherited an enormous manor house in the country. However, life takes a bizarre shift when Alison encounters a near-death experience and realises she is able to see ghosts. As it turns out, the house is also home to a crowd of quirky spirits that are determined to raise a constant ruckus.
I watched both series of this on the plane and belly-laughed the whole way through. It’s well-written, witty and packed with fabulous characters – the perfect escapism for these times! I really hope there’s a third season.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a beautiful coming-of-age story following orphan Beth Harmon and her journey as a chess prodigy. As she competes to become the world champion, Beth battles love, loss and addiction. I adored the relationships she built along the way – especially with her adoptive mother and Mr. Shaibel, the custodian at the orphanage.
Even if you’ve never played chess in your life, this will completely draw you in – it’s by far the best series I’ve seen this year. My mom and I binge watched it in two days and I’m not ashamed to say I was in tears by the end! I was obsessed with everything – the cast, the characters, the costumes, the sets… it was magnificent *chef’s kiss*
When I spotted a second season of Unsolved Mysteries on my Netflix feed I wasted no time getting stuck in. If you’ve not watched the first series (or the old seasons hosted by Robert Stack) it’s pretty much self-explanatory – the show is a documentary exploring various mysteries such as baffling disappearances, paranormal encounters and suspicious deaths. I binged all six episodes in one weekend and I’m still scratching my head days later.
What have you been watching recently?