Bernard Picks: 7 TV Shows To Binge On Netflix
With the weather getting colder and the days drawing darker, sometimes all you need is a good series to watch in the evening. I know you probably feel like you have binged so much TV this year seen as we are now in our second lockdown but these shows are too good not to watch. Here is a list of shows we have all been binging and recommend if you need a bit of escapism for an hour or two (or ten).
If you like American Horror Story and Glee, then you will love Ratched. Directed by the iconic Ryan Murphy, this thriller of a series follows the life of a young nurse who gets herself a job at a mental institution and slowly becomes more and more bitter and jaded, eventually turning into a full-fledged monster to her parents. But why?... You'll have to find out for yourself.
2. Selling Sunset
If you're after some easy-watching but very dramatic Reality TV, Selling Sunset will be the one for you. Based in LA, elite real estate agents sell the life of luxury to affluent clients but not without it's (first world) problems. By the end, you will hate it and love it in equal measure.
3. Schitt's Creek
This six season emotional rollercoaster of a sitcom will make you laugh, eye roll, sob and happy cry all at once. The storyline follows a married couple and their two spoilt adult kids who suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt's Creek. Leaving their old extravagant life behind, they build a new one together but not without it's funny moments. This year, the show won the Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, so you know it's going to be epic.
4. The Haunting of Bly Manor
If something scary is more your thing, then the Haunting Of Bly Manor has had everyone talking. Based in the 80s, a young American woman leaves her hometown and gets herself a job as a nanny in the UK, looking after two very weird and creepy children. Lots of secrets unfold and ghosts from the past come out of the woodwork (literally). We recommend you don't watch this one on your own.
5. Dawson's Creek
Sometimes taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane is good during isolation and Dawson's Creek will bring you just that. It may not be the best series for a gripping storyline but watching a young Katie Holmes and Michelle Williams navigate teenage-hood will have you smiling and cringing in the best possible way. An easy-watch you can get the whole family together for.
6. Below Deck
This reality show was a surprise hit when it landed on Netflix this year and similarly to Selling Sunset, it's filled with drama. A group of young people, known as 'yachties' live aboard privately owned vessels while making sure that their demanding clients' ever-changing needs are met. You get to know a different group each episode featuring millionaires to hard-partyers. The crews have a 'work hard, play harder' attitude which is sure to cause some trouble.
7. Emily in Paris
This one series (so far) storyline has had a lot of mixed reviews but honestly, it's hard not to love. An aspirational New York Fashionista/ Marketing Executive gets the chance of a lifetime and goes to Paris to provide an American point of view to a French Marketing firm. The show is created by the same man who came up with Sex in The City, so expect a lot of stereotypes and bad jokes... but also expect the best fashion looks for you to get some style inspo from.