We’ve all found ourselves in the position over the long summer holiday where we’ve just run out of things to do. The initial crazy rush of trying to catch up with everyone is over and now seeing friends is complicated by the fact that most of us have gotten summer jobs to fund next year’s fun. One solution is finding a new series to get hooked on so here are six recommendations based on my favourite Netflix series!
- Gilmore Girls
This programme falls into the category of classic comfort TV. Everyone who I’ve spoken to about it uses the same two words: Feel good. Follow the lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore as they navigate small town life in Stars Hollow, complicated personal relationships and share a mother/daughter bond unlike any other. Comedy-Drama.
An oldie but a goldie, we all know the story of the famous group of six friends living in New York but, as Netflix has just announced that it’ll be removing the show from the site early next year, this summer is a great time to either revisit or introduce yourselves to this programme. And the 20-minute episodes make this a perfect show to tuck in around any other commitments. Comedy.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Silly humour and easy viewing, this quirky cop show is a laugh a minute. Follow Jake Peralta and the gang as they bumble their way through the crime world of Brooklyn with amusing results. The first four seasons are currently on Netflix and, again, at 20 minutes an episode, it’s easy summer viewing! Comedy.
- Morocco: Love in Times of War
One for the Spanish students out there, this series follows a group of high society ladies from Madrid who volunteer as Red Cross nurses in Africa during the 1920s Rif War. The programme follows three main characters, Julia, Magdalena and Pilar as they grapple with the realities of their new situation, forge firm bonds and fall in love. There is currently only one series of this programme, despite it receiving high acclaim upon its release. However, as the episodes clock in at around 1.5 hours each, there’s still plenty to get your teeth into! Historic/Period Drama/Romance
- Line of Duty
One of the best crime dramas I have watched in years, Line of Duty tells the story of Anti-Corruption Unit 12 as they seek to unearth police corruption within the British police force. This leads them to uncover a plot of systematic corruption within the very highest levels of the organisation. Each season follows a different, yet ultimately intertwined, case with every episode offering a surprising new twist. Again, with longer episodes at 1 hour each, this makes for perfect evening entertainment! Crime.
Another American programme that has reached significant success over here, Suits tells the story of Mike, a university dropout who gains a position at a high-flying legal firm, despite not having attended law school. He and hotshot lawyer, Harvey Specter, bend the rules on case after case, creating a tight bond and a line of disgruntled opponents set on getting their own back. Legal drama.
As always, if you have any other suggestions, don’t hesitate to drop me a message below! I’m always grateful for viewing recommendations!