I make no secret of the fact that I am totally addicted to Netflix. In fact I have written 3 other posts recommending shows on Netflix; Season 1, Season 2 and Cartoons for Kids. There aren’t too many days in a month that Netflix doesn’t go on in our house. Every year I plan to read more books but it never happens. To read I need time to sit and concentrate, which I don’t often get. And then when I can sit and read I find it sends me to sleep (perhaps no bad thing). So after rereading the same paragraph in a book four nights running I tend to give up.

The Joy Of Netflix

The joy of Netflix for me is that I can watch it when I get time. I don’t have to finish an episode is one go (my finishing point is remembered). And it makes recommendations according to my viewing history. Plus I can listen if I can’t watch. I may miss a few visual details but that is only usually an issue if watching a crime drama.

Audio Books

I am very keen this year to explore the world of Audio Books. But it hasn’t happened yet and I am currently looking through new Netflix shows, so with all the good intentions in the world I already know what will happen…. It won’t happen.

My Netflix Recommendations

Glitch

Glitch is a Sci-fi drama based in a small town in the outback of Australia (or somewhere like that, I am not familiar with Australian geography). In the first episode you see people come back to life and exit their graves in the local cemetery. The first season follows their lives now they are back and we learn more and more about each character as their memories begin to return.

The second season develops the story further and we learn who bought them back and who is trying to ensure they don’t stay.

Overall season 1 had me hooked and for a long time I was worried there wouldn’t be a second season. I am not usually a fan of zombie things but this is so well done that it isn’t a traditional zombie program. Season 2 was very good but it went further down the sci-fi line than I expected and for a little while I felt a bit lost with it. But it is worth sticking with and I can’t wait for a third season.

(2 Seasons available)

Netflix Recommendations including glitch, the sinner and the keepers

The Sinner

I nearly didn’t watch this. And I nearly gave up after the first episode. However I always stick with things for at least 3 episodes to give them a good chance to get going. And wow am I pleased I did.

This is absolutely outstanding.

The tag line of the show is ‘Everyone knows she did it. But no one knows why.’ To be honest that pretty much sums it up. A woman called Cora, played by Jessica Biel, brutally stabs a man to death on the beach, in broad daylight, in front of hundreds of people including her husband and child. The story that unravels from this point looking back in her past is gripping.

In my opinion there is one huge fault with the story, however, which really comes out in the final episode. I don’t want to give away any spoilers but if you know what I am talking about or missed the huge plot hole and would like to know more then read THIS article which explains it all.

(1 Season Available)

The Keepers

This is about the murder of a Nun in America during the 60’s and the conspiracy theory surrounding the cover up that proceeded. The Keepers is a tough one to include because it is both amazing and awful all in the same breath.

The bad points

  • The editing is jumpy. Whilst it isn’t difficult to follow the train of events it can become difficult to work out which story we are listening to. This isn’t helped by the fact that there are two stories running alongside each other (maybe even three stories). Firstly there is the murder that is being ‘investigated’ by two ex pupils of the Nun. Then there is the story of the Priests and their prolific child abuse that took part in the school where the Nun worked (supposedly part of the same story). Then there is the second murder of another woman… Confused? I am. And I am still not sure that all three stories are actually connected.
  • The two women that are investigating the murder are not very relatable. This isn’t their fault but I just couldn’t buy into them. I appreciate they are doing a fabulous thing trying to solve the mystery of this cold case, and their emotional investment is understandably huge. However, they are very haphazard with their questioning and are so quick to jump to conclusions that they mould their ‘evidence’ to fit the theory they want to be true.
  • The description of the abuse can be quite graphic so this isn’t for the faint hearted. I would also argue that this is a good point for the program as it really tackles the trauma of childhood sexual abuse head on and doesn’t shy away from it.

Netflix Recommendations including glitch, the sinner and the keepers

The Good Points

  • Once you get past the first episode the story really gains momentum.
  • One woman finally plucked up the courage to say something after years of suppressed memories come to the surface. This courage was grown and nurtured by her loving family so the word got out to other potential victims. This in turn gave other women the courage to speak out. Did the priest get punished… You’ll have to watch to find out.
  • Most of the little questions that arise during the show are eventually answered. You learn who was where when. This allowed both me and Hubby to come up with our own theories along the way and find out if we were right. But some huge questions remain unanswered.

This is a tough watch I won’t lie. I was not bought up Catholic but my husband was and this has caused quite the rumble within him… More so than Spotlight did. The depths that the church go are a real surprise to me, whilst I knew they were a huge organisation I didn’t realise how big or how organised. I was also a little disturbed with the extent of “covering up” that they did for Priests with diabolically deviant behaviour. But it would be unfair to tarnish the many with the actions of the few so for now I will remain positive and live in hope that it really is the few.

(1 Season Available).

Tune In Next Time

I was going to include a couple more shows, but now I have written about these three this post is actually quite long. So I am going to leave it here. I actually watched these three during the month of December which I thought was pretty good going for me. Of course I have a few more programs lined up that I will do my best to get to very soon. So tune in next time for more Netflix recommendations.

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  1. January 15, 2018 / 11:56 am

    I loved the sinner, I haven’t watched Glitch, seems interesting I live in Australia so I’m sure I’ll end up liking it #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Let me know what you think of it. There was another one I watched that was based in Tasmania and was all about suspected alien abduction. It was on another streaming service though and now can’t remember what it was called. It was brilliant though!

  2. January 15, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    We don’t actually have Netflix but I’m off now to see if I can find any of these on Amazon Prime. A couple of people have mentioned The Sinner and it sounds really interesting having read this! Thanks for the recommendations! #bigpinklink x

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:46 am

      Oooo I don’t know if they are on Amazon. I’m such a Netflix addict, I have Prime but I forget to check it x

  3. Pip Milburn
    January 18, 2018 / 6:39 am

    Ooh glitch sounds good and the hubby loves a good zombie drama xx

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:55 am

      It is very good, even better for me as the don’t look like traditional zombies. I had a nightmare once that I was chased by zombies (no idea why or where the dream came from) so now I am a touch scared of them.

  4. January 18, 2018 / 7:09 am

    There really have been so many good things on Netflix. Glitch makes me think of two series I hugely enjoyed. The Returned, about these people who had been dead for many years reappearing in an American town, and the eerily, spookily brilliant The OA, in which a young woman resurfaces after having been missing for seven years. Now calling herself “The OA” she was blind before she disappeared but can now see. What’s not to love?

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:56 am

      The OA is fab! As is the Returned but I watched the original French one that the American version is based on. I keep waiting for a new series as I really want to know what happens

      • January 31, 2018 / 12:54 pm

        I only saw the America version and they pulled it after season one! Pity it was really good. Haven’t got round to watching the French version. Just started The Sinner and it looks promising

        • Winnettes
          Author
          February 5, 2018 / 10:34 am

          The French version has 2 or 3 seasons I think.

  5. January 18, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Oooh, well timed. I’m looking for new things on Netflix. Have you tried Ozark? That’s worth a look. Dark, slightly comedic. #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:57 am

      I couldn’t seem to get into Ozark, it didn’t hold my attention. I am currently watching dark so that will appear in my next instalment… It is a bit odd how it is dubbed.

  6. January 18, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I’ve been looking for a new series this week as we’ve just finished one. So a very useful post for me! Thanks #thursdayteam

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I hope you like some of them x

  7. January 18, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    This is so useful! I’ve just finished watching McMafia and I forgot how nice it is to really ‘get into’ something you’re watching. I like the sound of the sinner. #ThursdayTeam

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Sinner is so good! I have not heard of McMafia. What is it about? x

  8. January 18, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I haven’t seen any of these series, but maybe I’ll have to check them out. We also enjoy Netflix for the same reasons mentioned.
    #thursdayteam
    Katelynn, hampersandhiccups.com

  9. January 18, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Perfect timing! My husband and I just finished a series and were looking for something new, we’ll definitely check this out! Thanks for sharing!
    #ThursdayTeam

  10. January 21, 2018 / 8:54 am

    Ooooh the first one sounds particularly good! I love Netflix and really do spend so much time in my pjs watching it that I wish it were a job, Netflix tester maybe?! Thanks for linking up Kirsty, lovely to see you. #bigpinklink

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 24, 2018 / 9:00 am

      I would be an epic Netflix tester!

  11. January 24, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Sinner was really good yep – have you seen Big Little Lies on Now TV/SKY? that was AWESOME. by far my fave show for a while.

    I know what you mean re the Keepers. Have you tried Making a Murderer on Netflix? that was amazing.

    • Winnettes
      Author
      January 29, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      I have heard load about big little lies. It is on my list. I loved Making a Murderer. I can’t wait for season 2 x

  12. January 30, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I like the sound of The Sinner we are looking for something new to get into on Netflix so will add that to our list! Thanks for the recommendations hun x

  13. January 30, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I really enjoyed Glitch too! I wasn’t too sure on the Sinner as I found it a bit strange to follow. I’ve been loving the Good Place which is a comedy series. Also Black Mirror is great too!

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:33 am

      The Sinner is quite odd. I love black mirror. Someone mentioned the good place to me yesterday so I will definitely check it out.

  14. January 31, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Oh some good shows in here. Maybe the Keepers will be my next crush on Netflix! At the moment, we are enjoying Friends again and it’s like I am 12 again!

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:34 am

      Ah Friends is brilliant!

  15. January 31, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    We are Netflix fans too but haven’t watched any of these. I think Glitch and The Sinner might be right up our street. Must add them to our watch list!

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:35 am

      I hope you like them, they are quite gritty x

  16. January 31, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    I’ve added Glitch to my list so thank you! Sounds similar to a French subtitled one I watched a few years back. The Sinner is already on there but now you’ve inspired to move it to the top!!!

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:35 am

      Was that the Returned? I loved that. It is similar but is less suspense filled.

  17. February 1, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    ‘The Sinner’ has been on my ‘maybe’ list for a while. I think I’ll give it another chance.

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 5, 2018 / 10:41 am

      I enjoyed it but I can see why it may not be for everyone. I am a bit like that with Ozark. Everyone raved about it but I couldn’t get hooked.

  18. February 5, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I am not a big TV or Netflix person – as I just get overhelmed with all the choice (though I am insanely in love with Audiobooks right now). I think I might give Glitch a go as that seems a bit up my street.

  19. February 6, 2018 / 7:30 am

    I haven’t heard of any of those but although we have a Netflix account it’s not something that I watch so maybe I should have a look through 🙂

    • Winnettes
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      I am quite the Netflix addict, there is something for everyone so I am sure you will find something worth watching x

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