I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix recently. A lot.
I’m trying my best to step away from reruns (I type as I’m re-watching series one of Love Island) and trying to watch some new programs that have been recommended to me.
Here’s what I’ve been loving recently.
I feel like this TV show really doesn’t need much of an introduction.
I actually only started watching this TV show a few months ago, however, I quickly got obsessed, binge-watched the whole program and then found myself browsing (stalking) all the actors and actresses Instagrams.
If you haven’t seen Peaky Blinders before it’s set in Birmingham in the 1920’s and it is based on a real-life gang (but only a little). At the centre of the gang is the Shelby family and heading it up is Tommy Shelby. It follows the family, who is famous for wearing razor blades in their caps, as they attempt to make their way to the top.
The reason I think I got obsessed with this show is because there really is a little bit of everything in it. There’s crime, a little bit of romance, constant drama and a lot of mind games. It’s a clever show which is also utterly gripping. The cast is also amazing and the good news is the first few series are now on Netflix for you to enjoy.
The next show is also based on true story. Mindhunter is based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It revolves around the two FBI agents when criminal profiling was still in the early stages. For their research into the subject, they interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think, in the hopes of applying this knowledge to solve ongoing cases.
As a criminology student who looked at criminal profiling many times, this was fascinating to me. It was so interesting to see how it first came about and the history surrounding it.
The story was utterly gripping. Not only with the storyline within the FBI agents itself, but with the serial killers they interview. The serial killers are all real, their stories are real and the details they talk about are also real, which makes it completely eerie but interesting at the same time.
The first series is on Netflix now and a second is confirmed!
This one is a bit different for me. The story follows Frank Griffin, a notorious criminal and gang leader who is out for revenge on the former member, Roy Goode (played by Jack O’Connell). Roy is on the run and hides out in a town that is governed mainly by women.
This is a western and new to me, but it’s completely binge-worthy. There are only 7 episodes so this, so it’s completely achievable in one sitting (… I did).
With so many different characters to follow, the TV show is full of sub-plots. The show is fast-paced, utterly gripping and full of action. I’d definitely recommend if you’re looking for a new show to watch!
I feel very late in the game with this one, however, I finally got around to finishing Gilmore Girls, including a Year in the Life.
If you don’t know about it, it follows the story of a single mother and her daughter in the dreamy town of Stars Hollow. If you’re looking for a show full of drama and action, then maybe this isn’t quite for you, however, it is full of heart-warming moments, quick-wittedness and a few life lessons a long the way.
I honestly really love this program. If I’m honest, the story isn’t fast-paced or is there that much drama, but it focuses on a lot more on relationships and the day-to-day life (however mundane it might seem). There’s 7 amazing series of this show as well as the mini-series A Year in the Life, so there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into.
The Confession Tapes
Finally, we have The Confession Tapes. The only documentary out of the five, Confession Tapes contains the actual footage of people confessing murder, where they claim they were either coerced, involuntary or forced. Each episodes focuses on a murder and a confession, which has later been backtracked.
The cases are all unknown to me, so it’s easy to see things from a completely objective point of view. Is the confession real and are they just trying to get out of it? Or did they get forced into a confession? It’s up to you to decide.
There’s a few different cases for you to watch and it really gives an insight into the criminal justice system. For all those that enjoy crime documentaries, that I’d definitely recommend you give this a watch.
What TV shows are you currently obsessed with?