Oct 5, 2018

Diary of a Netflix Tragic #notanad

I avoided Netflix for a very long time.  Mostly because I know myself too well - access to that many quality TV shows and movies and I'd never leave the couch!

But we recently gave in and gave it a go and as expected I'm an instant Netflix Tragic.

I LOVE that you can watch a series or even an episode and if stopped part way you can simply pick up exactly where you left off the next time you turn it on.

I LOVE that there is a great mix of new and old so I don't have to head to my DVD shelves to dive into Pride and Prejudice anytime I wish.

I LOVE that I can catch up on a show on my phone at the airport.  Seriously cool, that.

So here are some of my faves:


"Suits" - came into this one years late, seduced by seeing Meghan Markle act. Donna is my bliss.  Super fun, easy watching show!

"The Crown" - what class!  A brilliant, engaging, entertaining, believable glimpse into the life of the British Royal family. And some of the best acting I have ever witnessed.  Jonathon Lithgow as Winston Churchill is superb. The man gives me chills every time he's on screen.

"Orphan Black" is a study in character acting. Tatiana Maslany, who plays several parts, is phenomenal.


"Crashing" - hilarious Brit twentysomething rom com. Only 1 season but I hope they do more!

"Offspring" - glorious Aussie show, so cool to be able to catch up on the final two seaosns that I'd missed when it was on free to air TV!

Hannah Gadsby's "Nanette" is a MUST WATCH stand up show. Funny, moving, and a kick in the pants.


The Netflix Original movies are fantastic!!!  I adored "Set It Up". "Ibiza" was totally fun with some serious sexual tension. As for "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - le sigh!!!

So, are you a Netflix Tragic too?  Or yet to join the cult?  What are your must watch shows?


  1. We have Netgalley and Stan in this house but I don't watch either, I just am not a TV watcher although I did start to watch Downton Abbey and it was really good I got into season 2 but I find it really hard watching TV when I have so many books calling to me, but I do love the idea of Netgalley :)

    Have Fun


  2. I am a total Netflix tragic - just saw on the news this morning that Netflix uses 15% of all the bandwidth in the world! So there's a lot of tragics out there, Ally.

    I loved The Crown too and was seduced to Suits because of Meghan. I grew tired of the same constant backstabbing plots after 2 seasons but I'm pleased I checked it out.

    Shows I've loved are Atypical, The Santa Clartia Diet (Drew Barrymore and Timothy Oliphant), OITNB and a new one we started wacthing called The Good PLace with Ted Danson and Kristin Bell.

    Thanks for the Ibiza rec - thats going to be my reward for finishing the damn book today! :-)

    1. Adored Ibiza. Richard Madden is my current hoer casting and when you watch it you'll see why. Rowr...

    2. I must watch The Good Place, I love Kristin Bell!

  3. My 4 year old granddaughter is already a tragic. Whenever she visits she asks to watch Netflix. I tell her I don’t know how to do it ( which is true) she says ‘I’ll show you nana.’

  4. I started with Hulu several years ago, watching Doc Martin. My son got us Netflix for Xmas a few years ago, and I continued to get it (never ordered DVD to watch like it was in it's infancy). I never watched a lot of tv until I retired, as I worked mostly 7p.m. To 7 am shifts, so I spent the first few months watching everything I missed, Grey's anatomy, Frasier, Doc Martin, and Call the Midwife. Then I got hooked on Offspring....love me some crazy Dr. Clegg! I also watched The Crown, Suits, and some of the British and Aussie design shows. In the USA it seems that a lot of the British shows are now being shifted to britbox for an additional fee. There were also some earlier Harlequin novels that were made into movies that surface into my suggest box. I started to watch The Good Place when it debuted here, but didn't care for it. In a few months the Virgin River series by Robin Carr will debut, and when I have my night shift nurse insomnia, I can always find something to watch. This week I am watching the latest season of the Great British Bake off, and missing Mary Berry, and am finishing up the last few episodes of Frankie and Johnny. Will have to check out Ibiza

  5. I love Netflix, too, Ally. I don't have a lot of time for TV watching and Netflix has lots of things I can watch with my husband. We loved The Crown and House of Cards, The Black List and adored Orphan Black. Trouble is there's so much choice it's difficult to know what to watch sometimes so appreciate the suggestions here!

  6. no I don't have any of those as I have enough to do without wasting my time stuck in front of a TV