Like nearly everyone else I was beyond excited to discover all 5 seasons of Pretty Little Liars, the entirety of Gossip Girl, Orange is the New Black and some of the Hunger Games films on Netflix, but there are also some lesser known gems to be found. Here are 5 I'd recommend you check out next time it's raining, you have loads of work to do and the essays just not going to happen!
Reign. This is my current obsession! This popped up as a recommendation for Pretty Little Liars and I somehow ended up watching like half the first season in a week, which wouldn't be that bad if I didn't have a crazy amount of essays and dissertation planning to do at the moment! Set in the time where Mary Queen of Scots was attempting to rule France, this show has the perfect mix of romance, history and drama. It also has some killer wardrobe choices and serious dress envy!
Between. I stumbled across this in the recommendation after I watched Skins, and to be honest I'm still not completely sure what to make of it! The basic premise is that an American town is left quarantined, isolated and cut off from the world when a mysterious disease kills everyone aged over 22. This is quite a dark take on the current dystopian craze and, in my opinion, it probably could have done with a few more happy or uplifting moments thrown in. But having said that I watched all 6 episodes in 2 days so it must be doing something right!
Mulan. Does this one even need an explanation?! One of the all time greatest Disney films this is definitely a go to for when you've had a long day and want to watch something fun and uplifting! And if you actually decide you do want to do that essay you could always just watch the "lets get down to business" part as a bit of pre-all nighter inspiration!
Whip It. This fun film will likely make you want to move to America, start playing roller derby and go to lots of house parties! As someone who's always lived in the same part of England I love films that show a completely different way of life, and this South America based comedy drama definitely does this! Starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore it has tons of uplifting and hilarious moments chucked un.
What's your current Netflix favourite? Let me know in the comments!