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5 things to add to your Netflix watch list.

At the start of the year, I created a post about TV shows you need to watch and I decided it was time to bring it back with a Netflix version, as what else are days off made for? I hope you enjoy my recommendations and my *strange* lego pictures to go with and I'd love to hear of any shows or films on Netflix you'd recommend watching, in the comments!

Sugar Rush:
Sugar Rush is another new amazing Netflix original which is a TV series all about baking, where they're given different themes and are up against time and three other couples to make it to the final bake in which they make an AMAZING cake. The time they save from previous rounds gets added to the final bake, so it's important to save up as much time as possible for this. 

The Kissing Booth:
The Kissing Booth is a Netflix original film that came out at the start of this year, and although I put it on as I needed something light to watch, I ended up falling completely in love with the film, and even possibly ended up crying at it?? It's an adorable love story about two best friends, but it doesn't go the way you'd expect in the slightest. But I can promise a happy ending, because who doesn't love a happy ending right?

Evil Genius: 
Surely you'd know that a documentary would appear somewhere in here, especially of the crime variety. It's a 4 part documentary, and every episode is just as gripping as the first, and they don't cut out any of the grizzly parts either. The plot of the film is around a bank robbery that went seriously wrong, or did it? There are still so many unknown answers to this day, that will never be answered.

Girls Incarcerated Young and Locked up: 
Another documentary series that had to make the list was young and locked up. I have watched a lot of the prison documentaries on Netflix, but they are usually about men. So when I saw there was one for teenage girls I knew I had to watch it, it's 8 episodes which shares the stories of young girls who are locked up and what is like to be inside during those years. Well worth a watch!

The Edge of Seventeen: 
I was curious to watch this film as it has Hailee Steinfeld in, who is a badass singer and had those two catchy songs a few years ago. As an actress she is pretty amazing too, playing a teen whose best friend starts dating her brother and the whole story is full of twists and turns. I'd totally recommend it if you're looking for something a little different to watch.

I also noticed some classic rom-com films have reared their heads on Netflix too, including 13 going on 30 and Bring it on all or nothing. Two of my all time faves, yay. 

4 Things You NEED To Watch Now! | Lifestyle.

I have recently submerged myself into watching so much TV, I cannot stop watching it. I am making my way through full series in a matter of days at a time. I couldn't imagine not having Netflix, Iplayer and 4 on Demand in my life, they are my saviours. I could do with a bed from Adjustamatic to relax in whilst watching my favourite shows A while back a did a few posts on my favourite documentaries and films and you guys really enjoyed them and I've been watching some AMAZING stuff lately so I decided I would share my top 5 favourite things I've watched recently and I hope you enjoy!

Orphan Black:
Around Christmas one of my friends recommended me watching this and I was a bit hesitant as it isn't something I'd usually watch but decided to give it ago anyway, and after one episode I was hooked. I am now on the last two episodes of season 4 and literally recommend it to anyone. I'd say it's a sci-fi thriller, always keeps on you on your toes and requires you paying attention constantly as it moves so fast. It definitely takes you through all of the motions.  

Audrey and Daisy:
I watched this documentary and couldn't stop crying throughout, it's a beautiful but sad look into a girl who killed herself due a sexual assault and it shows the story of another girl called Daisy and what she went through when she was sexually assaulted too. A gripping and eye opening look at what people go through and how they overcome what has happened to them. I honestly wanted to hug every single girl in this documentary. 

Playhouse Masters:
A bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, but I'm not even sorry. It's on TLC and is amazing to watch. It is about a couple who own their own business creating playhouses, and my god, some of these playhouses are better than my actual house ha. They are amazing to look and always have me in awe of how they create such amazing ones. 

Drugs Map Of Britain: 
A BBC Iplayer documentary series look into drugs and what drugs are most popular in parts of England, it is on going series which started in September. There has been one on Black Mamba, Heroin, Ecstasy, Alcohol and a few more. It's an eye opening look into how badly drugs effect the UK and it's residents and what people are like who are suffering with a full blown addiction to the drug. 

I hope you enjoyed this mixed bag of things I have been watching lately, what are you enjoying at the moment? 

5 films you NEED to watch! | Lifestyle

Back in November of last year I did a post about my favourite documentaries of all time, and it was SO popular I decided I would bring you a film version, including my all time favourite films that you NEED to watch, like right now. I am the biggest fan of Netflix, Sky and also Amazon for my documentaries on demand I couldn't imagine a life before them, the days of Blockbuster are well and truly gone, I mean how can you binge watch if you have to keep going out to get more of them. I love being able to sit in front of my TV and just watch programme after programme. I am bringing you this post in collaboration with Contact Numbers who are the BEST for providing you with an access to so many numbers you may need including Sky and Amazon. Contact numbers also created a list of films and television shows that they think you need to watch, to see their recommendations check them out here.

Mean Girls:
Mean girls can basically be classed as a classic right? It's such an amazing film which I have watched over 50 times and I am not even sorry about it, I couldn't imagine growing up without being able to relate to this film for so many things including everyday life quotes. Growing up wanting a life like Regina's including her bedroom.

10 Things I Hate About You:
I watched this film in school in one of the lessons where they stick a on DVD and just make you watch it for something to do. I loved this film for so many reasons, one of the main ones was Heath Ledger. What a gorgeous man. Also the fact that feminism was a HUGE element of this film and to be honest how kick ass is Kat?

Inside Out:
I've only seen this film a couple of times but it has stuck with me, I relate so hard to Sadness, I am pretty sure she is my spirit animal. It's such a fun and feel good film.

500 Days Of Summer:
Such a unique concept to this film, a romcom that doesn't end with happiness, I personally didn't know that was a thing but apparently it is. I love watching it and Zoey is such a fabulous actress, she is the perfect person to play this part. I love the idea behind the film and it is ace that the film has such a 'different' ending.

How To Be Single:
I saw this film on the way to America over the summer on the plain and it was one of the best films I've seen for ages. It is a great film to make you feel better. Without giving too much away it is basically a film about how to be single.

*In Collaboration with Contact Numbers

Why you NEED to watch Making A Murderer | Lifestyle

The series that is on everyone's lips, Making A Murderer. The series came out on December 18th and nearly everyone has watched it and I can't say I blame them, I am one of those people who have watched it. I am trying not to include too many spoilers in this post only things which are well known and splattered all over the web, Usually this would be a pat on the back for the producers for creating such a well watched series, which people are obsessed with watching in record time, with millions of views. But this is actually someones life and it's real so the reason it's SO popular is because people want to know the truth about what happened to Steve Avery after being wrongly framed and spending 18 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit, and being convinced he was framed (which in my opinion he totally was) after getting off one crime less than two years later ending up in jail for a second one which again seems like a total framing which is disgusting and horrible case of injustice. Since the series kicked off, there has been over 400,000 signatures on a petition to free Steve Avery and his nephew Brandon Dassey which I totally think should happen.

Image from Netflix

So the reasons why you need to watch Making A Murder:
  • If you love crime documentaries or series' this will be one for you and it's ten episodes of constant attention grabbing footage.
  • You get hooked and keep watching (with most people watching all ten episodes in 2 days!)
  • Shows how corrupt the police can be, which gets your mind thinking.
  • Again you spend the whole time without breaking the focus
  • To loose your voice- you spend SO much time screaming at the TV in anger, you pretty much are guaranteed to loose your voice. 
  • Although you may cry at some point *like I did* it's worth it, as it gives you all of the feels.
  • STEVE AVERY IS SO ADORABLE and it breaks my heart what he has been through.
So there are just a few reasons why you need to watch Making A Murderer, and if that isn't enough to convince you, go google his case and you'll be totally hooked.