While I’m off in the US making good use of American Netflix (and you know, doing field work and scientific meetings) I thought I’d do a little follow up to my “3 Shows to Binge-Watch on Netflix”. But seriously, everyone loves Netflix. So here are 3 shows to binge-watch on Canadian Netflix!
Broadchurch is an intense, dramatic but thoughtful British television series, which has now aired 3 seasons although only the first 2 are available on Canadian Netflix as of writing this, but the third season should be posted soon! Broadchurch begins with the murder of an 11-year-old boy, which throws the small beachside community into chaos with the police investigation and media attention. This series is moving, beautifully shot, and full of emotional drama, with twists I did not see coming. Plus, each season is only 8 episodes so it won’t take long to binge-watch, although if you’re like me, you’ll be left wanting more episodes!
Sometimes it’s just nice to watch a TV show that makes you laugh but also pulls at your heartstrings, and for me, Grace and Frankie is that perfect combination. It begins with the premise that two women in their 70s move into together after their husbands tell them they are leaving–for each other. The cast, centering Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, is absolutely fantastic and it’s so refreshing to see a TV show with an older cast, but that a younger audience can absolutely still enjoy. If you are looking for a show that’s really funny but with some heartfelt, very serious moments as well, Grace and Frankie is the perfect balance.
I’ll be honest I’ve only watched the first season of Quantico–I started off watching season 2 as it aired and it just didn’t hook me the same way, though I do plan to go back now that it’s been posted on Netflix and I can properly binge-watch. But I absolutely devoured the first season of this TV show about a group of recruits training at the FBI Quantico base, interspersed with flash-forwards to a massive terrorist task, which one of them is suspected of masterminding. I especially loved Priyanka Chopra, who stars as Alex Parrish. If you want a thrilling, easy-to-watch, action and drama-packed show, I definitely recommend this one! It’s like boarding school with grown-ups and guns.
What are your favourite shows on Canadian Netflix? Or American, for that matter–but I am pretty sure I’ll be continuing to binge-watch American Horror Story while I’m away!