5 Shows That Make Netflix Worth It and Some Other Stuff
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I’m one of the few people not upset with Netflix’s recent changes (and aborted changes) and quite satisfied with their instant streaming selection. Here are a few of my favorite instant viewing titles:
Doctor Who – Duh! Five of the six available seasons of the best show on televisions on either side of the pond.
Torchwood – The great Who spinoff following Captain Jack Harkness (yum!) and his merry band of hunters of the strange and alien. The latest season (4), Miracle Day, aired on STARZ in the States and it was just added.
The Vampire Diaries – I know, I know. It sounds hokey, but this show is surprisingly good. I’ve been watching from the beginning (it’s now in season 3) and it’s fantastic. The writing is witty and every other episode is as exciting as a season finale. Check out the first two seasons.
Luther – As if starring the yummy Idris Elba isn’t enough, Luther – a British crime drama – has the nerve to be engaging, and at times, scary as hell. Elba stars as the pushed-too-far police detective John Luther. The first season is only 6-episodes, but they each pack a punch. The second season (not on instant viewing yet) is called a mini-series at only 4 episodes and concludes on BBCA this Wednesday night.
Sherlock – Yes, more British TV. Deal with it. Only 3 episodes in season one, each 90-minutes long, this modern take on Sherlock Holmes and his partner Watson.
Misfits – OK, this is British, too, but it’s not on instant viewing. Both seasons are available on Hulu, though. It’s probably my most favorite recent TV discovery after Doctor Who.
Seriously, this show will change your life.
Breaking Bad – Season 4 just concluded last week and it was one of the best season finales I’ve ever seen. Get caught up on the first three seasons on instant viewing. You won’t be sorry.
If if white teen angst if your thing, they’ve recently added Felicity, Gossip Girl, and One Tree Hill.
Now for a show not on Netflix, but just premiering this fall season.
American Horror Story – So far, this is our favorite new show. A family of three – cheating, but remorseful psychiatrist, his wife who just suffered a miscarriage, and their conflicted teenage daughter – move into a house with a dark past. Of course, instead of moving, they investigate strange noises and put up with creepy, intrusive neighbors. The opening credits scare the hell out of me, the other 59 minutes do, too.
The Walking Dead – Season 2 premiered on AMC last night with a 90-minute ass clenching, stomach turning episode that did not disappoint.
So what are you watching? Have you found any gems on Netflix instant viewing I should know about?