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Netflix / Amazon prime recommendations please!

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DrizzleHair Fri 10-Mar-17 19:22:16

I'm after some new shows as DP is doing a course so I have loads of evenings watching tv solo at the moment, plus will be on mat leave soon!

I have loved:
Good Wife (best show ever)
The Americans (2nd best)
Happy Valley
Breaking Bad
Jessica Jones
Luke Cage, Daredevil
Making a Murderer
House of Cards
Luther (though it's too scary to watch solo)

Other genres I've really enjoyed Arrested Development and Parks and Recreations, not so keen on Community. Gave up on Hannibal after it gave me nightmares

I love FBI, spies, courtrooms.

I thought OITNB was really overrated and boring (sorry!)

I thought Suits was absolute male machismo bullshit awful! A horribly pale imitation of Good Wife

What else might I like?!??! Doesn't have to be court or spy related.

I can't bring myself to watch Crown as dislike the royal family intensely

Huge thanks in advance

NSEA Fri 10-Mar-17 19:28:29

I hear good things about sens8

Can you get Legion? That's brilliant.

BigDeskBob Fri 10-Mar-17 19:28:30

If you haven't already watched it, peaky blinders is fab. Stranger Things is good too, especially if you remember the 80s. And I liked grace and Frankie.

DrizzleHair Sat 11-Mar-17 16:36:56

Thanks for tips.

I was wondering if Peaky Blinders is any good so I'll try it soon.
Sens8 I don't really fancy but might try now.
Not heard of Legion
I tried 1 episode of Stranger Things and DP loved it but I found it a bit much - pregnant with a 3 yr old DD, and clearly way oversensitive) so finding anything about kids a bit much at the moment

Any more suggestions???

Silverstar2 Sat 11-Mar-17 19:14:36

Outlander on Amazon is good, I am watching S2 now. Also The Crown, The Last Kingdom on netflix (S2 about to start on bbc2).

Also love The Originals on netflix. Didn't get on with The Good Wife but many pepole do.

Silverstar2 Sat 11-Mar-17 19:15:30

Ooops sorry just seen you don't like The Crown. ......

Destinysdaughter Sat 11-Mar-17 19:17:49

Loved Black Mirror on Netflix, v original and thought provoking

9GreenBottles Sat 11-Mar-17 19:18:22

Better Call Saul
Sneaky Pete

Destinysdaughter Sat 11-Mar-17 19:18:41

Also, have you watched Dexter?

bloodynoris Sat 11-Mar-17 19:19:56

Pretty little liars.

Northernlurker Sat 11-Mar-17 19:20:00

Did you watch the lost honour of Christopher Jeffries when it was on itv? It's on Netflix and I thought it was excellent.

welshmist Sat 11-Mar-17 19:20:35

White Collar

LovelyBaubles Sat 11-Mar-17 19:21:29

If you liked parks and recreation, there's master of none written a d featuring aziz ansari.

eyeoresancerre Sat 11-Mar-17 19:21:31

I've just watched This is Us from Amazon. Just so good, beautifully acted about a family. Have post box set come down now.
Girls is very good too if you can bear with it past the initial episodes.

boobyooby Sat 11-Mar-17 19:23:50

Sneaky Pete
Ray Donovan
The Fall
Lucky Man

Ellieboolou27 Sat 11-Mar-17 19:27:42

Watched and enjoyed all your list, I loved "power" first few episodes a bit "erm will I like it" then totally addictive like breaking bad smile

DrizzleHair Sat 11-Mar-17 20:05:39

Thanks for all the ideas! Plenty for me to investigate.

I'll get cracking when DP plays football on Weds - he's hogging TV with rugby tonight but it's the first night he's watched TV in a week so I'll let him off...

Jaimx86 Sat 11-Mar-17 20:15:41

DP and I started to watch The Last Man on Earth (Prime) last Sunday and absolutely love it. We'd watched all of Season 1 by Thursday! It's very funny.

EllaHen Sat 11-Mar-17 22:07:41

I too, dislike the Royal Family but actually loved Crown. Kind of like a history lesson.

Any, yy to :

Peaky Blinders
Bosch (esp series 2)

Some other stuff I've watched and liked:

Nobel - Norwegian political/army thing.
Travelers - time travel adventure with Will outta Will&Grace
Cleverman - Aussie series which mixes gritty drama with Aboriginal dreamtime + made up 'hairies' subhuman stuff. Eh, ... an examination of identity, poverty, racism or somesuch. I loved it.
The Expanse - sci-fi. Again, poverty, class struggle - all in space. What's not to love?

Life in Pieces - on Prime.
Love - it's got her out of Community in it. Took getting into but worth persevering.
Still Game - if you are Scottish, that is.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - New Zealand film, hard to describe.
Copenhagen - I watched purely to see the city itself but was pulled in. After I got over how much of a dick the protagonist was I started to enjoy it. Anyway, it was a film I thought about for some time afterwards. I've got my theory about it but I may be overthinking it.

BigDeskBob Sun 12-Mar-17 10:38:56

Oh, yes Love is good. I think Gillian Jacobs is excellent in it.

I watched hunt for the wilderpeople last night, and enjoyed it.

I could talk all day about Copenhagen. I think my 15 year old self would get something different from me watching it now (especially having a soon to be teenage daughter). If that makes sense. But the city as a backdrop was beautiful.

EllaHen Sun 12-Mar-17 11:45:58

Yes, BigDeskBob - the city back drop was beautiful. I really want to go there.

My theory is that we think all along that she is 'saving' him but actually, he 'saves' her. She reverts to being a child in the end. There's more to my thoughts but I don't want to post spoilers in case anyone does watch it after reading this thread.

EllaHen Sun 12-Mar-17 11:47:47

And I've got a soon to be teenage daughter too.

DrizzleHair Sun 12-Mar-17 19:06:30

Thanks for more ideas, and especially Ella for that in fepth critique!
I have watched last man on earth and enjoyed it lots too, though he's so unlikeable! I started watching The Good Place which has a similar vibe, must download the rest of that.
We recently saw Wilderpeople together and enjoyed that too.

I'm keen on scandi everything so will Def follow those leads. Only problem is DP will want to watch them too. He can do one wink

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