Wednesday, 25 October 2017

My top 5 favourite Netflix shows!




Netflix has become such a huge phenomenon to so may people around the world.  I too can proudly say that I am obsessed by this company and have sooooo many shows that I am a fan of.  What is NETFLIX you say?  Well it allows you to watch films and TV programmes online or you can stream them live to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile phone, tablet and more.  You can understand why it is the world's 10th largest company by revenue and THE place to be to watch amazing shows and box sets!  I have very clearly spent most of my days on my sofa and I have NO REGRETS WHATSOEVER!!!  So without further a do.... like the title of this post states.... here's my top 5 shows on Netflix....


1.  Orange Is The New Black


"The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a woman in her 30's living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women's federal prison.  Piper had been convicted of transporting a suitcase full of drug money for her girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon),who was an international drug smuggler.  The offence had occurred 10 years prior to the start of the series and in that time Piper had moved on to a quiet, law-abiding life among New York's upper middle class. Her sudden and unexpected indictment severely disrupted her relationships with her fiancé, family and friends.
In prison, Piper is reunited with Alex (who named Piper in her trial, resulting in Piper's arrest) and they re-examine their relationship.  Simultaneously, Piper must learn how to survive in prison and how to overcome its numerous, inherent struggles.  Episodes often feature flashbacks of significant events from various inmates' and prison guards' pasts.  These flashbacks typically explain how the inmate came to be in prison or develop the character's backstory.
The show pays close attention to how corruption, drug smuggling, funding cuts, overcrowding and guard brutality affect the prisoners' health and well-being and the prison's basic ability to fulfil its fundamental responsibilities and ethical obligations as a federal corrections institution.  One of the show's key conflicts involves the prison Director of Human Activities, Joe Caputo, whose efforts and aims as a warden constantly conflict with the business interests of MCC, which acquired the facility when it was about to be shut down." 

2.  Suits 


"The focus point of the show focuses on former student Mike Ross who makes a living illegally taking the Law School Admission Test for others.  With this he pays for his grandmother's care, and agrees to deliver a case of marijuana for his best friend Trevor, who is a drug dealer.  Mike astutely avoids being arrested in a sting, only to stumble into a job interview with Harvey Specter, who is called the best closer in the city.  Mike's knowledge of the law impresses Harvey enough to win him the associate position, even though Mike doesn't have a license to practice law.  Together they try cases for the firm while maintaining the secret that Mike is a fraud."

3.  Reign


"The highly fictionalised series follows the early exploits of Mary, Queen of Scots.  The first season opens in 1557, with Mary living in French court and awaiting her marriage to Prince Francis, to whom she has been engaged since they were six.  Mary has to contend with changing politics and power plays, as well as her burgeoning feelings for Francis and the romantic attentions of Francis's bastard half-brother, Bash.  Francis's mother, Catherine de' Medici, secretly tries to prevent the marriage following Nostradamus's confidential prediction that the marriage will lead to Francis's death.  The series also follows the affairs of Mary's Scottish handmaidens Kenna, Aylee, Lola, and Greer, who are searching for husbands of their own at French Court."

4.  How To Get Away With Murder




"Annalise Keating is a prominent criminal defence attorney and law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia.  She selects five of her first year students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo (The Keating 5).  They work with Annalise's employees, Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer.  As Season 1 introduces occasional clients for Keating, it explores two related murders through both flashback and flash-forward sequences: Lila Stangard, mistress of Annalise's husband's and a student at Middleton, and then Sam Keating, Annalise's husband, who was killed by Annalise's interns.
The first nine episodes alternate between the present-day timeline in medias res, depicting Wes, Connor, Michaela, and Laurel covering up Sam's murder by disposing of his body, and flashbacks detailing the course of events leading up to Sam's death, including Annalise's becoming involved in the Lila Stangard investigation, at Wes' urging, leading her to discover Sam's affair and creating suspicion that he killed Lila.  The final six episodes explore Annalise's attempt to help her interns cover up Sam's murder and legally implicate Sam in Lila's death, and flashbacks to Lila's final moments before her murder."

5.  Once Upon A Time 




"The series originally takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the "real world" town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina (Lana Parrilla) who used a powerful curse obtained from Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle).  The residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of ageing.  The town's only hope lies with a bail-bonds person named Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), the daughter of Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming(Josh Dallas), who was transported from the Enchanted Forest to our world via a magic tree as an infant before she could be cursed.  As such, she is the only person who can break the curse and restore the characters' lost memories.  She is aided by her son, Henry (Jared S. Gilmore), with whom she was recently reunited after giving him up for adoption upon his birth, and his Once Upon a Timebook of fairy tales that holds the key to breaking the curse.  Henry is also the adopted son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women.
Episodes usually have one segment that details the characters' past lives that, when serialized, adds a piece to the puzzle about the characters and their connection to the events that preceded the curse and its consequences.  The other, set in the present day, follows a similar pattern with a different outcome but also offers similar insights."


So these are my current favourites.... but what shows are you liking at the moment?

M x



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