It started innocently enough.
A guy from work introduced us in casual conversation thinking we would be a good match.
It wasn’t a case of love at first sight, but there was something there that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I’m not going to lie to you, I was intrigued. Alas, my heart was with another.
Dave and I had been watching Game of Thrones via iTunes. Sure there was a delay in the sound and it kept crashing every now and then, but we’d had a meaningful relationship for months and I didn’t want to let some big sexy TV streaming giant move in and cut iTunes’ grass.
I guess up until then I just wasn’t ready to admit to myself that the consistent sound delay issues with iTunes had been wearing me down. The relationship wasn’t working anymore and it was time to move on.
Vulnerable, suffering withdrawal from Game of Thrones, and fully aware that winter was coming, (get it?!) Netflix lured me in with one month’s free subscription. *Hangs head in shame* One month free. What’s a girl to do?
To be perfectly honest, our relationship was slow to start. I watched a movie here and there and Miss Four enjoyed some Doc McStuffins on demand. We just couldn’t seem to find our groove. We drifted apart and weeks passed when we had no contact at all.
It wasn’t until I became so ill recently that I couldn’t even move from the couch, that my Netflix in shining armour came to my rescue. He suggested a few series that I might like. We’d only known each other for a month tops, but the way he kept coming up with the goods, I felt like he’d known me for years.
He suggested Pretty Little Liars to me and the rest is history. I was gone. Well and truly gone. If I didn’t have a husband, kids and a job, I would quite happily slip off the radar and watch Netflix ALL. DAY. LONG.
You know what the greatest thing of all is though? When I finish one episode, another starts straight away. It’s as if he’s saying to me, ‘Don’t move a muscle, Renee. You just sit there, honey, and take it easy. I’ve got another episode you’re going to love coming at you in three, two, one.’
Because I’m a caring and sharing kind of person, I’ve conducted some extensive Netflix research for you.
These are my pick of the top four shows streaming on Netflix right now.
1. Pretty Little Liars
I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’m hooked on this show as it’s a teen drama, but it’s seriously worth watching. From the producers of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars follows the lives of four girls dealing with the disappearance of one of their friends. Not long after the body of their friend is found, the girls begin to receive messages from someone called A set on tormenting them. It’s scary in parts and keeps you guessing.
2. Friday Night Lights
I became hooked on FNL when I was on maternity leave the first time around. When my friend recommended it to me, I thought there was no way I could get into a show about American football. After one episode, I fell in love with Coach Taylor and the relationship he has with his wife. Tim Riggins is very easy on the eye too. I’ve only watched the first three seasons, but thanks to Netflix I’m going to knock off the final two at pace.
We first started watching Vikings when Dave found out his mate, who he used to sink pints with at The Foggy Dew in Dublin, was an extra on the show. We love Vikings because it’s something we can both get into. It’s quite gruesome in parts, but if you’re a GoT fan, it’s nothing you’re not used to.
4. Orange is the New Black
Orange is the New Black is one of those shows that people say you just have to watch – a bit like Mad Men and House of Cards. I’m only three episodes into this and must admit I’m not completely sure what I think yet. It has a great story line and is funny in parts, but sometimes the black humour is a little too much for me.
Are you into Netflix? What series are you binging on?