Sunday, 8 January 2017

10 Shows to Watch on (Canadian) Netflix Right Now!

Honestly, nothing excites me more than curling up to watch a great show. Unfortunately, 90% of the time, when I open a link about the Top 10 Netflix Shows it’s US based. Canadian Netflix is unlike US Netflix. Therefore, I can’t enjoy the greatness of New Girl or Parenthood.
I figured that I’d create my own list of my top ten favourite shows on Canadian Netflix today.

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Gilmore Girls (and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life)
Anybody who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Gilmore Girls (a previous post I did about GG is here). It is about a single mother and her daughter, living in a fiction town called Stars Hollow. It’s a refreshing, wholesome show that teaches young girls about life. Unfortunately, some story lines are farfetched as are many shows.
In 2016, Netflix released the Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I did love it a lot more than a lot of people. I was disappointed by ASP’s ode to Bunheads that lasted fifteen minutes, and by the ending. Overall though, it was kind of nice to see some of the character development, especially Emily Gilmore’s, Lorelai’s mom.

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The Mindy Project
I became obsessed with The Mindy when it first premiered in 2012. It’s about a witty, Indian OB GYN trying to find love while balancing her work/personal life. It’s funny, it’s emotional and it has a ton of celebrity guests (including Seth Rogan, Seth Meyers, Ed Helms and Joseph Gordon-Levitt). If you’re looking for a light sitcom, it this definitely for you!

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The Office
I just recently fell in love with The Office, after being recommended due to my love of The Mindy Project. I love it, I’ve watched the first three seasons in two weeks; which is super unheard of for me! It’s about a mediocre paper company, Dunder-Mifflin, which is located in Scranton, PA. It’s a mockumentary that follows the everyday life of the branch manager (Steve Carrell) and his employees. The things that the employees encourage with Steve Carrell’s character are quite strange and usually rather humorous. It’s definitely a great show if you want a good laugh.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Strange, another show starring a former cast member of The Office (note: Mindy Kaling was a writer/producer/actor for the show). I love Ellie Kemper’s role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She has a great chemistry with the rest of her cast members. It is about a 29 year old, Kimmy Schmidt, who has been rescued from a cult after 15 years. She decides that she wants to be more than a victim, so she moves to New York City. It is funny, emotional and overall, extremely well written. It’s definitely worth it to sit down for an afternoon (or two) and watch it. 

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Fuller House
Here’s an unpopular opinion: I hate Full House. However, I decided to give Fuller House a chance and instantly fell in love. It reunites all the original cast members, with the exception of the Olsen twins. Honestly though, I don’t have even noticed them missing.
Fuller House follows D.J., who is recently widowed and the mother of three young boys. D.J.’s sister, Stephanie, good ol’ Kimmy Gibbler come to her rescue to help her raise her boys. I love this revival, it’s one of the better well written revivals/remakes in the last little bit. 

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The Fosters
I have so much love for The Fosters. It’s wholesome, deep and has great messages for everyone. The show is about a young girl, Callie, who is put into a foster home with two lesbians after it is proven that she has an issue with males. She progresses throughout the seasons and has so much character development throughout the seasons. It is truly an incredible show, and I cannot wait for the new season to premiere on ABC Spark (Freeform in the US) on January 31st

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Pretty Little Liars
I genuinely think that 99% of girls have watch PLL. It’s about four girls from the fictional town of Rosewood that are searching for their missing friend, Allison, while being taunted by anonymous texts. The final season premieres in April, and it’s probably not a terrible idea to re-watch it and see if there’s any little clues that we’ve missed. I know that’s definitely my plan (when I finish The Office, of course). 

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Grey’s Anatomy
This is kind of the same as PLL, but I feel as though most people have watched Grey’s. If not, I’m not quite sure what you’re doing with your life. Grey’s Anatomy is great. It’s great to re-watch, too. There’s so many seasons, and so many story lines, that sometimes they’re forgotten. Plus, there’s so many great episodes that you can watch over and over again. Such as the season finales of seasons 5 and 6. They’re so sad, but two of my favourite episodes to watch. I love Grey’s, and I couldn’t imagine life without it in all honesty. 

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Holy moly. Scandal. Scandal. Scandal.
Honestly, I was super disappointed with the last season. I found it long and super dragged out. However, the first three seasons are phenomenal. Scandal is written by Shona Rhimes, creator of Grey’s and How to Get Away with Murder. It is about Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), her crisis firm and the staff that she manages. Olivia was a former media relations consultation for the president who spends her life dedicated to protecting the White House. Olivia opened her own crisis firm, but can’t seem to cut ties from her past. It’s a phenomenal show, well written, however, don’t waste your time with the fifth season (the sixth premieres on ABC on January 19th at 9 pm).  

How to Get Away With Murder
Last but certainly not least, I couldn’t forget about Shonda Rhimes show, How to Get Away with Murder. Honestly, this may be my favourite Shonda show. It stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, who leads a group of ambitious law students as a criminal defense professor. The students and Keating end up involved in a murder plot with twists and turns that impact their professional and personal lives forever.

What's your favourite Netflix show? Let me know in the comments!

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