Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monthly Netflix Favorites: March 2015

Monthly Netflix TV show reviews on this blog!

Like many of you out there, I'm a huge Netflix fan. I find that personally I find myself more drawn to the amazing TV shows rather than the movies they offer. Because I constantly find new favorites, I decided to create a monthly series where I share my monthly Netflix faves. (Disclaimer: I am NOT affiliated with Netflix in any way, I'm just an avid consumer who pays a monthly fee like everybody else)

I've been a Netflix subscriber since way back when it offered mostly obscure and indy movies and TV shows. As most of you probably know, Netflix has stepped up it's game a hundred fold in recent years. They have SO many amazing TV shows and movies that I find myself having daily dates with my couch. I promise I do more productive things with my time than just watch Netflix ;)

This month I started a watching a few series that were completely new to me. 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt review!

This show is the brainchild of comedy genius Tina Fey. It chronicles the life of Kimmy, a woman who was trapped in an underground bunker by a reverend as part of a doomsday cult. When I first read the description, I wasn't too sure if I'd be into that type of story but I decided to give it a shot and I am SO glad I did. It's incredibly funny to see how Kimmy starts dealing with life after 15 years of being (literally) underground. My favorite parts are when she deals with technology and social media (hashbrown no filter!) Kimmy finds an apartment in New York and ends up with a HILARIOUS roommate, a gay aspiring actor, Titus Andromedon. I have laughed out loud at the things Titus say and I feel like sometimes he outshines Kimmy because he is so hilarious. 

The writing in the show is amazingly smart and funny, typical Tina Fey. So if you like comedies and feel like watching something light with catch phrases a la Mean Girls, this show is for you. (Pinoooooot Noir!)

F&F rating: 5/5


Psych season 8 review.

This month I finished a series I've been watching for a while now, Psych. This show stars Shawn Spencer, a guy who can't keep a job for more than a few months. Thanks to his detective dad, he has amazing observational skills, often noticing tiny details other people don't. These skills land him in the police station one day where in order to get out of trouble he "psychically" solves a crime. He ends up getting hired as a psychic consultant for the SBPD and opening up the psychic detective agency, Psych. Along with his childhood best friend Gus, they solve crimes for the police while getting into hilarious situations. There's plenty of laughs, romance and 80's movies references. I've seen all 8 seasons and loved every episode. It was bittersweet to let go of Shawn and Gus but I'm glad I got to know the characters, they were amazing. I recommend this show if you're looking for something out of the box with a different plot in every episode, plus the characters are super quotable.

F&F rating: 4.5/5

Beauty & the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is such a hot and romantic show! Check out the review!

I've been watching a lot of comedies lately and felt like I needed to watch something with more romance. I kept seeing this show when I browsed Netflix, so I finally decided to give it a shot. I am definitely in LOVE with this show. It's a remake of an 80's show by the same name. I've never seen the 80's version but let me tell you this modern day adaptation is amazing.

Beauty & The Beast stars a woman named Cat, who became a detective after her mother was murdered. Cat was saved by a strange "beast" creature, named Vincent. He used to be a doctor and later joined the army where he became part of an experiment to create faster, stronger soldiers. Needless to say the experiment went wrong and Vincent ended up on the run for his life. Cat and Vincent find each other again and work together to solve crimes in New York City. The chemistry between them is HOT. It takes them a while to actually make a move but when they do, trust me you'll be feeling butterflies. The show has plenty of mystery, romance and action, Cat and her partner Tess kick butt! Yay for girl power! Seriously give this show a shot if you need a little romance in your TV repertoire. Plus, this is Vincent:

Vincent Keller from Beauty and the Beast.

Man crush Jay Ryan from Beauty and the Beast.

F&F rating: 5/5

Bates Motel 

Bates Motel Season 2 review up on my blog.

Season 2 of Bates Motel was added on Netflix recently and it was as good if not better than season 1. Bates Motel is a modern retelling prologue of the cult favorite book and movie Psycho. The show delves deep into how Norman Bates became a killer and the relationship with his mother Norma and how it affected his behavior. I have to warn you this show can get a bit uncomfortable at times. I personally love any TV genre and watching something that's gritty, intense and kind of disturbing is right up my alley. There's beautiful people, many subplots and Norma and Norman's relationship will kind of creep you out but you won't be able to turn the show off. This season solves the previous mystery of Mrs. Watson's murder, has Dylan learning a life-altering DISTURBING secret and introduces a few new characters. Seriously, if you're up for a change in TV genre check this show out. 

F&F rating 4/5

Royal Pains

Monthly Netflix favorites for the month of March.

March was a good month for me for new show discoveries. You know how sometimes you try watching a new show on Netflix and you start watching it and it's just eh? This month I hit the TV jackpot because I loved every new show I tried.

I'm no stranger to medical dramas, (is anyone?) House M.D., and Grey's Anatomy being among some of my faves. Royal Pains is such a good show. It stars Hank Lawson, an ER doctor who gets fired after a questionable judgement call. Giving up on life, he retreats to his couch and gets dumped by his fiancee. Thanks to his (funny and charming) little brother Evan R. Lawson C.P.A. (you'll get it when you watch the show) he takes a trip to the Hampton's where he ends up saving a girl's life and is offered a job as the new concierge doctor. Hank ends up making house calls and solving medical cases in every episode. The show definitely has a lighter tone than other medical dramas I've seen, so it's much less stressful to watch. P.S. Hank's physician assistant Divya is super witty and sarcastic, my kind of character. Give this show a try if you want a medical drama with less stress and more charm.

F&F rating: 5/5

Lipstick Jungle 

Lipstick Jungle TV show review.

Almost no woman can say that she wasn't a fan of Sex & The City. It's one of my all time favorite shows for its realism and honesty. I own the complete boxed set and find myself re-watching the episodes often. Lipstick Jungle is based on a book by the same author of Sex & The City, Candace Bushnell. The show was canceled after two seasons (both of which are on Netflix) and it's a shame because it's actually quite good. It follows the lives of three successful career women: a movie exec, a fashion designer and an editor-in-chief. The show delves into balancing family and work life, dealing with dwindling marriages and new relationships. It's definitely a more toned down version with no adult language or explicit sex scenes but I find it's very relatable. While it's definitely NOT a replacement for Sex & The City (nothing ever will be) give this show a try if you like dramas about successful women balancing love lives, families and careers.

F&F rating 4/5

I'm pretty excited about my Netflix monthly faves. I'm also working on a post about my non-Netflix faves, it'll be coming up very soon.

Have you seen any of these shows? What were your monthly favorites for the month of March?

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