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Recommendations on Netflix and Prime

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Sparklefizz Tue 29-Dec-20 10:39:24

I thought I'd start this thread as sometimes I find I am just bamboozled by too much choice when I'm trying to decide what to watch.

I've thoroughly enjoyed Virgin River on Netflix - beautiful filming in Canada (but supposed to be in Northern California) and it's an easy watch. I was sad when I came to the end of the series.

I am also enjoying Outlander on Prime - beautiful views of Scotland, but a bit grim in places.

Bridgerton on Netflix has been discussed on another thread - fabulous settings and costumes, and an easy watch as long as you're not expecting Jane Austen.

Anyone else got any recommendations for these long dark evenings .... or mornings grin ?

Redhead56 Tue 29-Dec-20 10:50:41

Watched Vikings Outlander loved them both. Daughter recommended This is us on prime its funny its sad both at the same time. It shifts back in time to tell the story but it's well worth it as it's distracts from the reality of covid.

Sparklefizz Tue 29-Dec-20 10:53:46

I've added Vikings to my list.
Thanks Red

Gwenisgreat1 Tue 29-Dec-20 10:59:56

I enjoyed Nativity with Martin Freeman, a bit cheesy.

Sar53 Tue 29-Dec-20 11:04:19

The Queens Gambit on Netflix. I wondered how a series about chess could be so popular but DH and I have watched the first two episodes and it is very good. DH is very picky about what he watches but we are both enjoying it very much.
Designated Survivor on Netflix is also good if you like political series as is The Looming Tower on Amazon Prime.

Woodmouse Tue 29-Dec-20 11:08:09

Mary Queen of Scots on Netflix is excellent - especially if you love history like me.

Lucretzia Tue 29-Dec-20 11:08:38

My Octopus Teacher is a must see.

We've also started watching Tin Star. Which is strange, violent, hard to follow. But in a strange way rather compelling

Beautiful scenery as well.

I agree with Sar 53 about The Queen's Gambit. Beautifully filmed with an interesting storyline. About chess. Who'd have thought it!

Doodle Tue 29-Dec-20 11:14:02

Sar I like Queen’s Gambit too. Something a bit different.
Also liked Virgin River and the Outlander series.

What about
Where calls the Heart. Gentle like Virgin River but set longer ago.

Pantglas2 Tue 29-Dec-20 11:19:58

I enjoyed Queens Gambit and have started on Your Honor a series about Hit and Run incident in America, good so far.

Hejira Tue 29-Dec-20 11:22:02

Another vote for Queen's Gambit.

The Wilds on Prime. A cross between Lord of the Flies, Lost and The Truman Show.

Parasite, also on Prime and which I've posted about in another thread.

Mank on Netflix. A 2020 American biographical drama film about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Stars Gary Oldman as Mank and Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst.

Sunlover Tue 29-Dec-20 11:25:21

A Place to Call Home
This is Us
Game of Thrones ( if there’s anyone not seen it)

silverlining48 Tue 29-Dec-20 12:49:46

We are currently watching Rita ( Danish) on netflix at present and enjoying it. Also Hinterland ( welsh).

silverlining48 Tue 29-Dec-20 12:52:15

I have a book where i list recommendations on GN which is how we found Rita.
Also enjoyed Unorthodox, Criminal and Unbelievable

Jane43 Tue 29-Dec-20 18:06:01

The Last Tycoon on Amazon Prime. An adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s last and unfinished novel, set in 1920s Hollywood.

J52 Tue 29-Dec-20 18:42:17

If you like psychological thrillers Dead To Me. Films : Mrs Lowery &Son, Ebola Holmes, The Notebook, The Laundromat and The Irishman ( a bit like the Godfather ).

Nezumi65 Tue 29-Dec-20 20:25:37

Queens Gambit, Outlander (earlier series better than later), Vikings - all great.

Normal People is just beautiful, really captures every rawness & intensity of first love (but also rather raunchy).

Giri/Haji - not the sort of thing I usually watch but I loved it - one of the best series I have watched in years.

Unorthodox also great.

Have been watching Victoria recently. Easy viewing & enjoyable - but not sure it’s on prime.

Glow Wed 30-Dec-20 18:12:25

Sparklefizz.... Virgin river was just a joy to watch and I also was sad to come to the end.
It was like being wrapped up in a warm cloud of pure romance.

Lovetopaint037 Wed 30-Dec-20 19:19:49

Are now hooked on This Is Us. Started a week or so ago on series 1 and are now on series 3 episode 9. The first series has 18episodes and the second not far off that number. All those episodes and not a single murder!

rosecarmel Wed 30-Dec-20 19:47:46

Small Axe - Amazon-

Uncle Frank - Amazon-

The Help - One of my favorites, Sissy Spacek makes me laugh every time - Netflix-

Shameless - Netflix

Manhunt Deadly Games - Netflix

The Devil All The Time - Netflix

Enola Holmes - Netflix

The Aeronauts - Amazon

Sparklefizz Wed 30-Dec-20 20:07:54


Sparklefizz.... Virgin river was just a joy to watch and I also was sad to come to the end.
It was like being wrapped up in a warm cloud of pure romance.

So glad you enjoyed it. I loved it and I understand there will be another series, so hope it's not too long.

The scenery was fantastic, wasn't it?

Glow Wed 06-Jan-21 17:23:15

The Virgin River Scenery was lovely and it make you dream of living such a perfect peace area
Look forward to new series

Washerwoman Thu 07-Jan-21 16:54:56

This is Us really has had me hooked
My Octopus Teacher is beautiful
And live Schitts Creek.Only 20 minutes per episode and initial thoughts were it was too daft but stuck with it at friends recommendation. It has me laughing out loud and is heartwarming.