What we’ve been watching on Netflix

In case you’ve reached the end of a series and are wondering where to next, here’s what we’ve been watching on Netflix recently…

tudors

A guilty pleasure
I’ve been making my way through The Tudors. I watched it here and there back when it aired for the first time when I was doing my MA in Early Modern Literature and Culture but I could never allow myself to get into it. I think I found it contrived (which it is) and liberal with history (also true). Perhaps I needed the distance of time to enjoy it for what it is, a sexy take on an exciting point in British history. I can hardly believe that I didn’t like it because I find it utterly addictive now! Amusingly, Laurence has watched a couple of episodes with me and identified Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones, whereas I kept looking at her in Thrones and thinking, there’s Anne Boleyn.

master of none

Laugh out loud funny
I don’t think Laurence is going to join me with The Tudors anytime soon but both of us are hooked on Master of None, ironically named because the indie-style Netflix original comedy certainly is masterful. It’s literally one of the funniest shows I’ve seen in years, thought-provoking, elegantly executed and offers a consistent flow of laugh out loud moments. Bring us much, much more Aziz Ansari, please!

ella the elephant

One for the kids
I asked Talitha what she’s been enjoying on Netflix lately and unsurprisingly, she chose to recommend to you “the elephant magic hat show”, ie. Ella the Elephant. Aimed at 4+, it’s a sweet, gentle series following the adventures of Ella and her friends on Elephant Island, with a strong focus on helping each other. Importantly for my sensitive 4-year-old, there’s absolutely nothing scary in it. Hopefully, we’ll looking into the book series it’s based on some time soon.

Where to next
Everyone is going on and on about Making a Murderer, a documentary in which a man is exonerated after serving 18 years for sexual assault and attempted murderand soon after convicted of murder in suspicious circumstances. It’s definitely next on the list.

What have you been watching lately? Any recommendations?

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9 Comments

  1. January 18, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Master of None looks great! I heard an interview with Aziz Ansari about it a while ago, but didn’t realise it was a Netflix thing! That’s tomorrow night sorted now 🙂

  2. January 18, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Love the new blog name and design. 🙂 Great shows. I’m going to have to watch Master of None. Isabelle loves Ella the Elephant too. We have watched one episode of Making a Murderer so far. x

  3. January 18, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Another vote for Making A Murderer here! I’ve just finished it and now in a weird in between no-man’s land phase of what to watch. Might take on Master of None, I could do with some laughs after Making A Murderer!

  4. January 19, 2016 / 6:59 am

    Love the new blog look!
    I watched the first season of The Tudors and really liked it but then when googling what actually happened felt cheated with how much they had changed but like you said maybe you have to just take it for what it is and not expect it to be like a factual representation of that time which I kind of did. I also watched one episode of Master of None and then forgot about it so I should go back to that. I will tell Cherry about the elephant programme, she’s not good with anything scary either x

  5. January 19, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Love the new blog, gorgeous name and design! I really want to watch Masters of None!

  6. January 21, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I’ve been tempted toget netflix just because everyone has been talking about Making a Murderer and I’m getting the FOMO 🙂 x

  7. January 21, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Thanks to your suggestion, we have been revisiting Tudors on Netflix too and it’s perfect easy winter watching – thanks!

  8. January 21, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    We have been watching Masters of None as well and really enjoying its quirkeyness – have not see the Elephant show but thanks for sharing that will see what the boys think

    Laura x

    • January 21, 2016 / 11:56 pm

      It’s so good, isn’t it?! I feel like I could watch it all again and still laugh at everything.

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