Something about being a uni study lends itself to watching Netflix. Episodes tend to be fantastic ways to time a study break, and a monthly subscription is much more affordable than a night out. In a strange way, having a shared membership with my family even helped me to feel connected to them in the times that we’ve been apart. And whilst most of my life and my daily routine has radically changed in the months since finishing uni, Netflix has remained.
Don’t get me wrong. There have been some shockingly terrible things that I have watched. And I have had days when I have scrolled through the hundreds of options and not found a single thing I have wanted to watch. But there have been a few gems that are just too good not to share.
High powered lawyers, wit, love, scandal, fashion… what is not to love about this story of a brilliant man with a photographic memory posing as a Harvard law graduate for a charmingly arrogant, but exceptional lawyer.
- The Crown (Netflix Original)
An amazing series that follows the story of Queen Elizabeth II during the early years of her reign.
- Downton Abbey
Ok, I’ve seen it before – but I love it and it’s on Netflix, so I had to add it to the list. Downton Abbey is the story of a wealthy household in early 2oth century England. It’s difficult not to be drawn into the lives of the Crawley family and the household staff as they deal with massive world events and their own scandalous lives.
- Great Expectations
An incredible rendition of a classic. A mini-series definitely worth an afternoon binge watch.
Note: There are a lot of movies that I love on Netflix, so I have decided just to stick with a few Netflix originals here.
- The Little Prince (Netflix Original)
Based on a classic French children’s book, this beautiful movie will make you think about what truly matters.
- The Fundamentals of Caring (Netflix Original)
After having completing my uni practicum in disability services, I really love the way that this touching story about a man caring for a sassy teenager with a high-needs disability challenges the way people treat those who are different. The journey that they go on is equally as moving as it is hilarious.
- Food Matters
- Hungry for Change
Both of these great films by the same company will make you critically consider the food industry and the importance of reevaluating the way we eat.
I love that Netflix allows you to pause what you’re watching and come back to it at the right spot – and for that reason, I usually have a few series on the go at once. As I slowly work my way through the site (and Stan), I’ll let you know about other great things that I come across, but I hope that you find something that you enjoy here.
What do you recommend on Netflix? I would love for your suggestions in the comments below!