Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Podcast Recommendations


I need recommendations and I get asked often what I have watched, or am  currently watching and listening to ( podcast). Listed below is shows I have watched and would recommend for several different reasons, maybe its funny, a drama, interesting story.....what I watch depends on my mood and interest at the time.

I am breaking the list up into where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu ( at the bottom I'll add the podcast).

PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF ANY THAT ARE NOT ON THE LIST THAT YOU REALLY LIKE, I am always looking for a series to watch.

Netflix Comedy:

Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix Original - Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson) -  These are not in any order but I would start with this one, its about a zombie but not in a Walking Dead kind of way. I have tried three times to watch the Walking Dead and never made it ten minutes into episode one....I can not do scary zombies at all, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO thank you.
2 Seasons on Netflix, season 3 coming 2019

Schitt's Creek (Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy I know I said they are not in order BUT watch this one after Santa Clarita Diet. IT's so cute, the whole family loves it and we laugh so HARD. I have watched all four seasons TWICE.
4 Season's on Netflix

GLOW (Netflix Original - Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Mac Maron) - Stands for the Gorgerous Ladies of Wrestling....its funny! Basically about a bunch of actresses trying to help their acting careers.
1 Season on Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix Original-Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess ) - Tina Fey....enough said. Kimmy is imprisoned by a cult leader for 15 years, is freed and moves to New York.
4 Seasons on Netflix

Grace & Frankie (Netflix Original -Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen) - I wouldn't watch it first but its cute.
4 Seasons on Netflix and season 5 coming 2019

One Day At A Time (Netflix OriginalJustina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell)  - Its a remake on the old show, a remake but different...completely different.
2 Seasons on Netflix and season 3 coming 2019

Atypical (Netflix Original - Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Rapaport) - About a teenager on the Autism spectrum and how he manuvers through dating, high school and family life.
1 season

iZombie  (Rose Mclver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli)- Not a netflix orginial but cute and not gross.
4 seasons on Netflix

Jane the Virgin ( Gina Rodriquez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas)  - The life of a pious, hard working woman, who is artificially inseminated by accident.
4 Seasons on Netflix

Netflix Dramas

The Crown (Netflix Original - Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith)  Basically the life of Queen Elizabeth.
2 Seasons on Netfix

Ozark - (Netflix Original - Jason Bateman, Sofia Hublitz, Laura Linney) Its like Breaking Bad but Marty is not making drugs and he's constantly trying to keep his family safe.

Mind Hunter (Netflix Original - Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv) A show about the FBI and how began studying serial killers, takes place in 1977.
Season on Netflix

Broadchurch (David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan) Placed in the town of Broadchurch and starts with a missing child case. It has a lot of twist and turns and YIKES you won't believe how it turns out.\
3 Seasons on Netflix

Orange Is The New Black (Netflix Original - Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Created by Jenji Kohan) You probably know all about this one!
5 Seasons on Netflix

Stranger Things ( Netflix Original - Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard) Its just a wierd series in the best possible way. I mean odd and strange and I was hooked once I started watching.
2 Seasons on Netflix

Happy Valley (Netflix Original - Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Charlie Murphy) - A series about a Sergeant Cawood (female) and her life and struggles. REALLY LIKED this series.
2 Seasons on Netflix

The Killing (Netflix Original - Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell) - Sarah Linden is drawn back into a case on her last day of work. I like this one, but it was a bit hard to get into and I almost didn't get past the first episode, but glad I did.
4 Seasons on Netflix

Longmire ( Netflix Original - Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips) Kind of a modern day western.
6 Seasons on Netflix

BloodLine (Netflix Original - Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek) - I watched episode one at least twice if not three times and wasnt' loving it till the end of episode one. Its good and lots of twist and turns.
3 Seasons on Netflix

Marcella ( Netflix Original - Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ray Panthaki) Its another crime drama, but I really liked it.
2 Seasons on Netflix

Anne With An E (Netflix Original -Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H.Thomson)  About an orphan little girl who is super quirky and adorable. Great for the whole family and super sweet with out being boring.
1 Season on Netflix and Season 2 coming July 6

Breaking Bad - (Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn) - Not new, and you probably heard all about it, but if you haven't watched and are looking for a series to get hooked on this could be the one. Its about a teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer and needs money for his family and he decides to starting making meth...Its dark, its wild but its entertaining. NOT family friendly.
5  Seasons on Netflix

Better Call Saul - (Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn) Kind of a spin off of Breaking Bad, he's an attorney with questionable ways. He means well and only bends the law to help his clients. Its a mindless and entertaining series.
3 Seasons of Netflix

Sons of Anarchy (Charlie Hunnam, Katy Sagal, Ron Perlman) Who knew a biker show could be so captivating. Its intense and NOT family friendly.
7 Seasons on Netflix

Weeds (Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould / creator:Jenji Kohan) Nancy is widowed and in need of a way to support her two boys, she decides to sell marijuana to her friends and neighbors.
8 Seasons on Netflix

Dexter -(Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas) Dexter is a forensics expert and a serial killer. It is addictive.
8 Seasons on Netflix

Royal Pains - (Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty) Its about Dr. Hank Lawson career as a concierge/freelance doctor in the Hamptons. All the characters are kind of quirky and funny. I enjoyed this series so much.
8 Seasons on Netflix

Drop Dead Diva - (Brooke Elliott, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst) A car accident puts the soul of a model into the body of a plus size attorney. SUPER CUTE
6 Seasons on Netflix

ManHunt UnaBomber (Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Chris Noth) About the FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald and his hunt to find the unabomber.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix Original - Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman) Life of the Baudelaire children.

Making A Murder - (Netflix Original) - I feel like this one is old news, but it was interesting.

Netflix -Intense Shows

The Keepers this is a docu-series (true story with personal interviews) about the cold case of Sister Catherine Cesnik who was murdered in Baltimore 1969. IT IS INTENSE and a bit hard to watch.

Evil Genius - I would call this one a docu-series (true story complete with personal interviews and police recordings). Its about a bank robbery in Pennsylvannia and WOW it has a lot twist.

Riverdale - I watched the first episode twice and couldn't get into it.
13 Reason Why  - the subject matter seems a little to dark for me, I hear lots of people liked it but I skipped on watching.
The Ranch- Another one I couldn't get into watching, I did give it a fair try,
Girlboss - I wanted to love this one, but didn't. It was ok.
House Of Cards  - I tried but couldn't get hooked on, I watched most of season one flying back from Italy and still wasn't lovin it.


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Original ) 1958 New York, Midge is trying to be a supportive wife and help her husbands dreams of being a stand up comic. Her life takes a huge turn of events and you'll never get over how it all turns out. IT is so FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!! Midge is adorable, funny, perfect. Its not family friendly.
1 Season on Amazon

Fargo - Watch it!!! Season 1 is the best but the others are good. Season one, an insurance sells man looses his mind (basically) and destruction follows.

Sneaky Pete (Amazon Original - Giovann Ribisi) - Con man and in deep trouble who decides to take his cellmates identity. I could not stop watching.
2 Seasons on Amazon

Goliath - (Amazon Original - Billy Bob Thorton) - Drunk attorney, shade case and explosive drama. ITS A GREAT SHOW

Victoria - have watched and LOVED
Greenleaf - drama and I really liked it
The White Princess - drama and GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD, but then again I like historical dramas
Castastrophe - comedy
Mad Dog - drama


The Handmaid's Tale ( Hulu original) and WOW its intense.

Harlots - (Hulu original) Its about exactly what the names implies but set in 18th century London. NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY

 These are either podcast I have listen to or am currently listening to. I only listed podcast I thought were worth sharing, anything I have listened to and did like I left off list.

Up and Vanished - I would recommend this one first if you haven't listened to it. Its a true crime about a cold case of a missing woman in Georgia.

Serial - if you haven't listened to it yet, then listen after you listen to Up and Vanished.

Dirty John  - almost like a podcast of lifetime movie.

Missing Richard Simmons - Sounds corny but its interesting.

S* Town - what to say about this one....when you start listening you think "oh I get what this is about" then you find out "Nope not what I was thinking"

Someone Knows Something - Cold cases and exactly what the name implies. ( I am currently listening to season 4)

Atlanta Monster - from the same guy as Up and Vanished ( Payne Lindsey).



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