Our Top 5 Netflix Shows


Now I know you’re all thinking ‘Not another Netflix post!’ but hey. Since becoming a mum and a part time supply teacher (especially as it is the summer holidays too), I’ve had some time to catch up and binge on some great TV that I missed when I was working full time. So without giving away too much, I’m sharing our five favourite shows on Netflix. This list represents some of the shows that we as a couple have enjoyed the most and is in no order. Oh and this is not a sponsored post.

Our Top 5 Netflix Shows


Gotham Series 1 to 4 – 8/10

This is a story about a teenage Batman, before he is Batman. You’ll watch as Bruce Wayne fights puberty and villains. The show is mostly centered about Jim Gordon and the GCPD which makes it more interesting to watch.  It is a great, action packed take on early Gotham and the characters of the Batman series but be warned, by season four you may want to give Bruce Wayne a slap!


Brooklyn 99 Series 1 to 5 – 9/10

A group of cops in New York hilariously fighting crime and kicking ass. This show is a load of laughs. It’s light hearted and witty and will have you in a binge session before you know it. It is so easy to watch. The relationships between the characters is pure genius and you will love to watch them as they unfold. We have binged this show hard. We cannot wait for the next series to come out later this month.


Stranger Things Series 1 and 2 – 10/10

Of course I had to mention this one. If you haven’t seen or heard of this series already, you must have been living under a rock.  A group of kids who play Dungeons and Dragons suddenly have their world turned upside down (pun intended) when one of their group (Will) goes missing. They spend the whole of series 1 trying to find him with the help of a girl named Eleven and a dodgy cop called Hopper. It’s all a bit trippy with flashing Christmas lights and funky eighties hair do’s but Stranger things is a great show and has definitely kept us entertained whilst we wait for GoT.


Santa Clarita Diet – 8/10

This has got to be one of the funniest things we have watched in a while. I was totally not ready for the zombie/cannibal Drew Barrymore. As a successful realtor and mum Drew battles a hunger for human flesh on top of the usual problems women face on a daily basis. It was nice to have a different spin on the usual sci-fi undead stuff.


Atypical – 9/10

This show is just simply about a young lad with autism as he faces life in an American high-school. To top it off, not only is he trying to cope with the social complexities of puberty and high-school but his family also seem to be falling apart around him. It is a standard coming of age story but with a difference. As a teacher and a parent, I loved this show. It gets a bit emotional towards the end so make sure you have some tissues at the ready. I am so looking forward to the second series.

So what do you think? What have been your favourite shows so far this year? We’re looking forward to a few of these coming back with another series in the coming month and I am looking forward to seeing what Halloween and Christmas films Netflix will have up soon (hopefully).

Thanks for reading.
Peace and Love

Monsterful Mama


I’m taking part in the Mummy Monday linky with Becca from Becca Blogs It Out

52 thoughts on “Our Top 5 Netflix Shows

  1. I haven’t watched any of these, and I’m fast running out of things to watch. So thanks! I’ll give some of these a try.
    I just finished binge watching bake off and wasn’t sure where to go next. A friend of my husband’s said I should watch suits… I’d seen it on the listings and wasn’t really interested in the synopsis, but it’s been 2 days and I’m on Se 3… It has the same draw to me as House I suppose. So if you liked House, you’ll like suits.

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  2. I haven’t watched many of these. Just episodes here and there. I hadn’t even heard of Santa Clarita Diet! Have you seen iZombie? That’s another funny not-your-usual zombie show. We loved that one 😊

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  3. The only one I’ve watched on this list is Stranger Things and I loved that! I have tried Gotham before but couldn’t get into it. We’ve recently watched Manhunt: Unabomber which was great and The Sinner is amazing if you haven’t already seen that you need too!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

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  4. I watched Stranger things (loved it!!) and Gotham (great seriesas well) but I don’t know any of the others.
    I will double check them for sure! The cops one looks funny! I’m not sure what to expect with the cannibale one hahaha Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I’m watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine at the moment and I am obsessed, it’s so good can’t wait for season 6! I wasn’t a huge fan of Santa Clarita diet or Stranger Things but I will have to try Atypical and Gotham. Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. I love your list of shows! Such great shows, excellent programs! I am a TV Nerd and can say I watch all the shows you mentioned here, LoL. I still have about four episodes from last season’s Gotham to catch up on though. What can I say other than I watch too many different shows and it just being summer and all I couldn’t catch up on nearly as much as I would of liked to, LoL. It happens. TV Nerd Problems, LoL.

    If you’re looking for another great Netflix original series, LOVE is one of my favorites. Only three seasons. Bummed that is over, but glad it was here.

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  7. I’ve heard that Brooklyn 99 is really good and the Santa Clarita diet sounds like something I would really enjoy but I find it hard to watch anything at the moment. I had high hopes of my maternity leave being filled with Netflix binges, meeting up with friends and things like that but alas I have a baby that doesn’t sleep. Hopefully they will still be showing in 5 years time when I will be able to watch them


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  8. I love love love Brooklyn Nine-Nine! I have just finished season 2 of Atypical too, it’s so good and anbit emotional. Not heard of this blood thirsty Drew Barrymore thing though, I’ll have to check that out.

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