5 TV shows to watch on Netflix, if you’re new to Netflix
I like to avoid bandwagons until absolutely the last possible moment. I don’t know why, it just happens. I was the last girl in the 90s to wear one of those tattoo chokers, the last person to convert from a Blackberry to an iPhone, and most recently, the last person to finally give in to Netflix taking over my TV.
And what a world I have opened up. The novelty of having thousands of film and TV titles at my fingertips has not worn off yet. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming – there aren’t enough hours in the day to get through every B-movie I didn’t want to pay to see in the cinema and every TV series I’ve always wanted to start from the beginning.
So here are 5 of my top picks to get you started on your Netflix journey…
If you’re a fan of Family Guy, you’ll probably like Archer. It’s the perfect short blast of crass, animated humour to get you through the day. Following the exploits of Sterling Archer who works as a secret agent for ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service – no relation to those other guys) under the direction of his mother, all six seasons are available to watch on Netflix.
2. American Horror Story
This genuinely scary American drama unbelievably comes from the creators of Glee, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The unique concept behind this show sees each season take on an entire new location, time period, concept and characters. With the fifth season, “Hotel” currently airing on Fox in the US, Netflix gives you the ability to catch up on the four previous thrilling seasons: “Murder House”, “Asylum”, “Coven” and “Freak Show”.
3. Breaking Bad
Whilst we’re jumping on near-disappeared bandwagons, why not get your teeth into one of the most talked about shows… ever? All five seasons are available to see on Netflix, and when you’re done with those you can move straight on to Better Call Saul – the series prequel. Your Breaking Bad fan friends will love an excuse to talk about it again.
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
It has been my dream to watch Buffy from the beginning for years. An absolute classic of the 90s/00s, the show tells the tale of a young American girl who clandestinely becomes a vampire slayer and is tasked with keeping the monsters at bay from the otherwise sleepy suburban Sunnydale. Once again, Netflix comes up trumps with all seven seasons available to watch.
5. Making a Murderer
This controversial series is hitting all the headlines at the moment, which gives slowcoaches like me the chance jump on that bandwagon right as it passes our stop. The ten-part documentary explores the story of Stephen Avery, who served 18 years for sexual assault and attempted murder before being exonerated in 2003. In 2005 he was arrested and in 2007 convicted with the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. The series has had so much power in the media that there has even been a petition – signed by hundreds of thousands of people – to free Avery.