Netflix Shows I watched and Totally Loved!

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Netflix Shows I watched and Totally Loved!


Hi Divas

Since Winter is upon us in the Southern Hemisphere, what better way to spend those cold grey days cuddling on the couch watching our favourite series. By cuddling, I mean holding my pillow tightly with a cup of  hot chocolate all by myself, LOL. I have been loving Netflix lately and found some really great shows to watch. When it come to series and films I like to expand my horizons and watch things that are not so mainstream sometimes. I feel like if you only stick to what you know, you miss out on what the rest of the world has to offer. Besides the obvious Hollywood shows there are many popular shows from other countries that have really intrigued and surprised me. I would like to share these with you along with some not so original favourites. Here we go....




1. Good Morning Call: This is one of the best series I have ever watched. If you like all things girly, romantic and kawaii then this is for you. The story is based in Japan and draws inspiration from a popular Manga with a similar name. A clumsy and silly girl named Nao has a huge crush on the all popular high school hunk called Uehara. They accidentally sign a lease for the same apartment and to their surprise have to end up living together because they have no other option and are desperate for accommodation. Nao is absolutely in love with Uehara and feels completely shy and self conscious around him while Uehara is an aloof , haughty and unapproachable guy towards Nao. This show is hilarious and so much fun to watch as you follow their journey throughout the year of trying to live in the same space with each other. It's a sweet, comical and fun show.

2. Dexter: Oh my gosh guys, I had no idea that I could love a serial killer so much. Dexter is a show that seriously messes with your mind. There are 8 seasons and each one has you hooked to the core. Dexter is about a serial killer who lives by a moral code which his adopted father Harry taught him. He only hunts and kills people who ''deserve it'', such as murderers, rapists and fellow serial killers. Dexter has a constant need to kill but he is not a monster. He knows he has a problem and tries to keep it under his control. He loves his family very much and would do anything for them. In a way you feel sorry for Dexter and you are always rooting and cheering for him to succeed and not be caught by the police. Like I said the show messes with your mind!

3. Pretty Little Liars: Every body and their dog watches this iconic series. I say it's iconic because it is one of the most popular shows of this era. Even my mom asked me one day if they ever found out who that stalker, ''A'', is. I swear I nearly spit out my tea!;-) If you don't know the story by now, it's about 5 high school girls who go through an horrific tragedy. Their all popular and leader of the pack friend, Alison goes missing and is believed to be dead. The remaining girls all get stalked and harassed by a person named ''A''. At first they think it is Alison herself coming back to haunt them but as time goes on the story as so many creepy twist and thriller turns you just don't know who A is any more and if there is more than one A or not. It's an amazing show that will keep you hooked.

4. Drop Dead Diva: This show is really cute and super sassy. I admit, the only reason I clicked on it was because it had the word 'Diva' in it. Superficial, I know! The story is comedic, filled with drama and a touch of fantasy. Deb a ditsy model and Jane a highly intelligent successful lawyer both die on the same day. Deb refuses to accept the fact that she has died and presses an unauthorised button in heaven which sends her soul straight down back to earth but only to find out she entered Jane's body instead. The drama unfolds as Deb tries to deal with her new curvaceous figure, highly intelligent brain and high power job. She desperately wants to convince her fiance Grayson who she really is but fails every time. This series does a great job in balancing comedy with serious lawyer case story lines.

5. The Lizzy Borden Chronicles: Why is there only one season of this? I just cannot deal! If you cannot stand blood and gore then this show is not for you. The story is based on a real life woman named Lizzy Borden who was accused of murdering her parents back in 1892. She was infamous for being the town serial killer. She was never found guilty for the murders and lived an ostracised life with her sister. The series runs wild with this storyline and there are many twist and turns which make the show so juicy. Christina Ricci plays the scary female lead and does an excellent job. Christina is so believable in her role, it literally brings chills up my spine.


All images sourced from Netflix.com


6. Siyaasat: If you enjoy historical dramas then you will like this one.This is a Hindi serial that is based in ancient India during the Mughal Empire. The plot revolves around a Prince, Salim, who falls in love with a beautiful and intelligent commoner named Mehrunissa. Throughout the story they have to fight for their love while dealing with political turmoil within the royal family. It's a story about forbidden love, endurance and political deceit. What I love most about the series is the beautiful costumes and palace decor that is portrayed. It is interesting to learn what people wore and found fashionable during that time. Also how people lived and their relationships and customs which are so different in today's world.

7. The Bates Motel: Based on the iconic Alfred Hitchock movie Psycho, this series follows the life of Norman Bates before he became the infamous shower killer. Norman is a quiet and introverted boy who has an unusual attachment to his mother. He seems to have psychotic breakdowns where he commits murders but does not remember what he has done when he wakes up. His mother Norma played by Vera Farmiga is not the most stable of people and she has a great  impression on the molding of her son. This series is filled with thriller, intrigue and suspense. Vera Farmiga's performance as Norman's mother is particularly amazing.

8. How to Get Away With Murder: If you haven't watched this show, where have you been? Viola Davis deserves like 100 awards for her portrayal as Annalise Keating. Annalise is a highly successful lawyer and lecturer at a prestigious university. She has a team of law students who intern and research for her. They get caught up in a web of murders,  infamous law cases and dirty secrets. The more the students try to clean up the mess, the more they get entangled in a bigger and tighter web. Viola Davis manages to play Annalise as a super intelligent, no pushover, sexy yet venerable woman.This is a show that should not be missed.

9. Jane The Virgin: To be honest I did not think I was going to like Jane The Virgin as much as I do now. I thought this was going to be one of those cliche Hollywood series with crappy gag lines. Um, hell no! This show is hilarious and worth the watch. It is all about a Catholic Jane who promised Chastity to her grandma until the day she gets married. On one of her random gynaecological appointments, her drunk and emotionally unstable gynaecologist accidentally artificially inseminates her. Jane ends up falling pregnant while still being a virgin. This show is hilarious as it follows Jane trying to explain to her family what exactly happened and her preparing for motherhood. It has a telenovela style of writing and directing which makes the episodes even more juicy and fun to watch.


Let me know what your favourite shows are at the moment below. 
Thanks so much for reading.
Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxx

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5 June 2017 at 14:01 delete

I am obsessed with Jane the Virgin!!

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Kim Alston
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5 June 2017 at 16:36 delete

I think I watched Season 1 of Pretty Little Liars. Will have to revisit those Desle. I want to watch Good Morning Call! It sounds awesome. HaHaHa You've been busy girl!
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Diva Desle
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5 June 2017 at 22:33 delete

LOL Kim, I started watching all these last year and slowly worked my way through till now. Once I start something, I just have to finish it. Hehehe :-)

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Diva Desle
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5 June 2017 at 22:34 delete

It really is great! 😁 Xxx

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Lynette
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6 June 2017 at 11:29 delete

I'm into Pretty Little Liars now ... So good ! And addictive. I try and tell myself to only watch one episode .. but ja.. lol that never happens

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9 June 2017 at 21:16 delete

I so can't wait for the end of the month when my one month long uni break starts so that I can come back to this post and select a series or two to start watching. I loved this post! :D

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Saundy
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11 June 2017 at 19:18 delete

Wow, such good shows on Netflix! I would like to see The Lizzy Borden Chronicles and The Bates Motel. Thanks for the review, Diva Desle. I like the picture in your post too. :)

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Diva Desle
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12 June 2017 at 08:06 delete

Hahaha so true! I can never watch one episode either. I sometimes end up watching an entire season ;-)

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Diva Desle
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12 June 2017 at 08:08 delete

Thanks so much Tasneem! Xxxx I think you will love Pretty Little Liars and Jane the Virgin. ;-)

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Diva Desle
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12 June 2017 at 08:09 delete

I loved that series so much. I wish they came out with a second season. It really is worth the watch. I think you will enjoy it. ;-) xoxo

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3 July 2017 at 17:53 delete

I watched 13 reasons why and really loved it! I'm currently watching Gypsy!

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Diva Desle
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21 July 2017 at 14:21 delete

I am going to watch Gypsy soon. I can't wait. ;-)

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Thank you for your comment:-)