MUST WATCH NETFLIX ORIGINALS #3

Stranger Things 

Season 3 release date: July 4th, 2019

I don’t think I need to persuade anybody to watch Stranger Things, but if you are someone who has previously struggled to get in to it, this is my moment to try and convince you that it is so worth the watch!

Season 3 was released just over a month ago and oh my, was it the best season yet! Our children are all growing up, dating one another, experimenting with their fashion and well, defeating the next big bad to come in to Hawkins. Although I do think for a show like Stranger Things, the first couple episodes were dragged on waaayy too much and solely focused on puppy love. It took too long to get in to the dark, nitty, gritty plot-line for my liking, but once it did kick in – wowza!

The actors were once again, all absolutely outstanding. I can not applaud the scenes between Millie (Eleven) and Dacre (Billy) enough, their acting together was just unbelievable! I also massively now want to become a member of the Scoop Troup with Dustin, Steve, Robin and Erica. They were absolutely hilarious together and our very own Scooby Gang. 

Now, we all sit grieving the season’s finale, with many questions circling our minds with no way to have these answered until the release of season four! Whilst season one does begin slowly, I promise you, patience is key and when you push through all the moments that make you want to turn this show off, keep going, because this new season is so worth the watch!

No Good Nick

Part 2 release date: August 5th, 2019

Synopsis: Family members find their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter shows up on their doorstep, claiming to be a distant relative.

Part one of No Good Nick was released April 2019 and although this sitcom could easily be a Nickelodeon series, whether you’re 13 or 30, this family drama/comedy/mystery will have you hook, line and sinker, constantly waiting to see what Nick is going to do next to this family on her quest for revenge. 

During Part one, I really loved the Thompson family – they brought Nick in as one of their own the second she introduced herself as a long-lost relative – although someone did have their doubts – and you could even see Nick sometimes softening up to them and questioning whether or not she should go ahead with certain schemes. Nick definitely starts off as an unlikeable character, in which she has targeted a random family to con and get money out of at such a young age. Her positive energy with absolutely everything and everyone will have you falling for her wicked ways, however, that being said, we later find out during part 2, that there’s a whole lot more to why the Thompsons were her particular target and oh how the tables turn, regarding who’s side you’re on. #TeamNick! 

If the story-line doesn’t have you persuaded, maybe two particular cast members will. The Thompson family includes two very well-known names in the acting industry, both may have been your childhood – Sean Astin and Melissa Joan Hart! Sean and Melissa play Liz and Ed, parents to Molly, Jermey and now, Nick. Obviously, I wouldn’t say this is an award-winning show at all, however, if you’re looking for a light-watch, something to put on in the background whilst completing tasks, this is the one! Plus, each episode is only 30 minutes long… Let the binge-watching commence!

13 Reasons Why – Season 3

13 Reasons Why Season 3 release date: August 23rd, 2019

I know this is a very controversial TV show to recommend, but if you know me well, you know that I have a lot of love and feel very passionate towards this show. Season 3 follows the death and murder of Bryce Walker, a character we all have loved to hate.

Personally, I really enjoyed season three, as there was so much development going on with many of the characters, my favourite being the ever-growing bromance between Justin and Clay. Jessica was also an extremely admirable character this season, as last season, we devastatingly saw Bryce found not guilty for many sexual assault/rape reports, however this season, Jessica takes a massive stand to make sure everyone knows the type of monster he and the Football team are towards women, whilst supporting the many victims who have been too afraid to speak up and learning to love herself again. 

Another character that had me falling in love this season was definitely Tyler – after a traumatic ending for him last season, we see Tyler now face the aftermath of both his rape and his almost mass shooting. Every time Tyler spoke of the bathroom incident, my heart absolutely broke in to little pieces and I think his role this season is so unbelievably important for all boys and men out there that have been through the same or a similar situation and can’t find the words or courage to talk to somebody.

The people behind Bryce’s murder was not so much of a shock to me, as I had already guessed one of the characters involved before starting the season and after we saw all that Bryce did, he deserved what was coming… maybe not the death part, I wouldn’t wish that on anybody, but everything following up, definitely well deserved. That being said, watching the people hurt him and kill him was not an easy watch, it begun quite brutally. 

Personally, if you have watched season 1 and 2, but are having doubts about this new season, I would recommend it a lot. Looking past the controversy of season one, it was a really gripping mystery/drama and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with the fourth and final season!

Falling Inn Love

Release date: August 29th, 2019

Can we all please just appreciate the fact that Netflix are now starting to create Hallmark-esque movies? This girl loves her cliches! Falling Inn Love is about focuses on San Francisco exec, Gabriela Diaz, who isn’t having the best of times at the moment – her boyfriend of two years isn’t ready to make the next steps in their relationship, her pitches at work are consistently being dismissed and has to deal with the worst of people – a CHAD. 

In need of a desperate escape from her real life for a week, Gabriela enters and wins a “Win an Inn” competition within New Zealand, however the whole site is a scam and she comes face to face with an Inn in need of a lot of TLC… and a wild goat, Gilbert. On her arrival, Gabriela meets the gorgeous Kiwi, Jake Taylor, however immediately takes to disliking him and avoids him at all costs. Except, when Gabriela realises Jake could be a useful resource to renovating the Inn, she pushes her negative feelings towards him to the side and they begin to work together, with the plan to sell and split the Inn 50/50. Cue all the cute bonding moments, including THAT car scene!

All of the characters (except one) within Gabriela and Jake’s lives were so loving and made the movie that little bit more special and comforting. The two husbands who Gabriela met after Jake, have to be my favourite side characters, as they were so supportive of Gabriela – with her renovations, but also playing Cupid for her. Norm, the hardware store owner had my heart melting at times, especially when Gabriela gives him the nickname Norm. He mentions that no one has ever given him a nickname before and begins to take pride in his new name, letting everyone know who gave him it and that they should follow suit. What a sweetheart! Shelley is an ‘everybody’s best friend’ type of woman, immediately taking Gabriela under her wing and being there every second of the day to give advice, whilst also running the local flower shop. 

Gabriela was an extremely likeable character, and that most likely comes down to the fact that I absolutely adore Christina Milian and will watch absolutely everything she’s in! Having such an infectious personality on screen and off screen, sometimes I felt like although she’s playing Gabriela, we’re actually watching Christina just having fun and being herself. Jake was also a wonderful character to watch, and not just because he was an absolute treat to look at. He had the perfect amount of snarkiness to him, that made for delightful banter (ew, I hate that word), whilst impressing me as well with being a contractor and volunteer firefighter. It really helped that Gabriela and Jake had the same type of humour, as it made the movie that much more exciting to watch – trust me, you’ll find yourself smiling and swooning at them plenty!

If you love a good romance/comedy movie and don’t mind a whole lot of cheese/cliches, this is the watch for you. Fans of Hallmark movies (like myself) will go absolutely wild for this story and who can blame them? It’s every type of wonderful!

Shelby x

 

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  1. October 7, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    Good choices! If you liked 13 Reasons Why then check out Unbelievable. It’s an uncomfortable watch but excellently done.

    • breakfastatshelbys
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      October 8, 2019 / 8:17 am

      Thank you! I have recently watched Unbelievable, so that’s on my part 4 post for must watch Netflix originals 🙂

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