By now, I’m sure you’ve read up on my foray into the wonderful world of Netflix. I just can’t stop either watching or talking about it, and seeing as my household has put in place some rules about too much binge-watching, I may as well keep chatting about it all I like – well, until my hubby puts some restrictions on that too.
I’ve been going crazy waiting for these shows to be released. And now here they are! These are my top picks for Netflix in March.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tina Fey’s 13-episode sit-com series is now available on Netflix. You may remember her from such programs as 30 Rock. This new series has a kooky premise, the main character escapes an apocalyptic cult and is running wild on the streets of New York. There is comedy a plenty – in the quirky 30 Rock/Tina Fey style – but also a subtle exploration of deeper issues when the laughs have died down. Some say the show is a bit slow, I like to think of it as growing on you. To be fair, the first episode is not brilliant, but its all laughs for the rest of the season. Did I mention it is quirky?
House of Cards – Season 3
Yes, there’s been a lot hoo-haa as we wait for the ‘official’ launch of the latest instalment of this addictive series, but the wait is over. You can now watch Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Frank will face some new challenges this season – some of his toughest struggles yet, it can be said without giving too much away. Fans of Claire will not be disappointed with her onscreen performance. Much of this season focuses on Russia and foreign policy. Can’t wait.
Debuting on 20 March 2015, Bloodline is a 13-part series that, according to the press release, ‘centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.’ The interesting cast includes Bloodline is set to star Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek, among others. Created by the team behind Damages, Bloodline is tipped to be a must-see thriller.
Orange is the New Black – Season 2
This has been doing the rounds for a while, but worth catching if you missed it first time around, or if you can’t get enough of this highly talented cast. There’s comic moments in this dark drama. Its tense but also some really lovely moments. Like life, really. Crass, funny, relevant, this season breathes life into Piper and each character and shows us the rich tapestry of their lives behind bars. Addictive viewing. Get up to speed before season 3 starts, rumoured to be June 2015.
So there you have it, my eagerly-anticipated round up of television shows to binge on. I can’t wait to get cracking on them.
What will you be watching on Netflix this month?
If you’re not set up on Netflix yet, here is my blog post about how to set up your free one-month trial. Trust me, you’ll be hooked.