Real talk: I don’t know what we did with Sunday afternoons before Netflix. Thankfully, though, quality content is now available thanks to this streaming platform and I want to share with you my favourites. These really are shows you can’t miss!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
It’s no secret that my all-time favourite TV show is RuPaul’s Drag Race. If you follow me on Twitter, I’m sure you will have noticed a constant stream of Drag Race gifs and references, so for that, all I can say is: you’re welcome.
Largely inspired by the format of America’s Next Top Model, RuPaul’s Drag Race is an annual twelve-week competition where some of America’s most outstanding queens battle it out to find out who has the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar by RuPaul.
This is a pretty recent discovery for me (in fact, I am around fifteen years late to the party on this one, so that’s good) and it’s a series I urge you to watch. Arrested Development is easily the funniest TV show I’ve ever watched and, like RuPaul’s Drag Race, features an incredibly self-referential sense of humour that creates many an inside-joke between the show and its fans.
Arrested Development is a wonderfully meta show (condescending narrator and all) which follows the story of a wealthy, corrupt family in America, following their consistent bad luck and hilariously unfortunate situations they find themselves in. Somehow, each one leads them back to each other.
Warning: you’ll soon find yourself with an unconditional love for Tobias Fünke and Buster Bluth.
A one hour stand-up show filmed at the Sydney Opera House, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette is easily the most moving, poignant and vital stand-up performance I have ever seen, and I would recommend it to absolutely everyone.
Exploring and explaining the dangers of a career built on comedic self-deprecation, Hannah creates an atmosphere that, by the end, has every single viewer utterly captivated. The show is largely a social commentary, threaded together with her own life experiences as a member of the LGBTQ community, as well as her experiences as a woman.
Nanette speaks words that needs to be heard. Please give it a listen.
Dear White People
Dear White People is a must-watch. I can’t quite put into words how urgent it is. All I can do is say that you need to check it out. It proves how much change needs to take place, and what everyone can do to make it happen.
The show follows the stories of people of colour attending a predominantly white Ivy League university. Today’s society often claims to be ‘post-racial’. Dear White People proves that it’s a long way off.
This show is absolutely adorable and simply hilarious! Great News is the perfect feel-good series if you’re looking for something that will have you laughing out loud with characters you can’t help but adore.
Great News is the story of a mother-daughter relationship that faces a pretty unusual situation: a mother who becomes an intern at the office where her daughter works at a fast-paced, cut throat, news broadcasting programme. As Carole navigates the world of work twenty years since she last stepped foot in it, her daughter Katie is forced to get used to staff meetings where her mother announces to her colleagues everything from her birth story to her IBS diagnosis. They aren’t amused.
If you’re looking for a show that will have you on the edge of your seat, led by three kick ass women who are woke as hell, this is the one for you. I got through this series in two days, and – unsurprisingly – I’m so excited for Season 2 already!
Good Girls is the story of three wonderfully realistic mothers living in America’s suburbs. They’re living the average day-to-day life when, one day, they rob a supermarket. As you would expect, from there things get a little complicated. Nope, I’m not talking about jail.
What are your favourite shows on Netflix?
Have you watched any of my favourites? What are your thoughts on them?
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