In July 2017 I became a chosen member of the prestigious Netflix Stream Team if you hadn’t see the badge on the right :)
For me this is a big deal, not just because LIVE TV doesn’t tick any of my boxes as a working parent and I don’t have time to be scheduled, but also because I was sought out and picked.
It’s a real validation for my writing and I’m over the moon.
One of the perks of being in the Stream Team is that the Palmer family got access to Netflix for a year. In return, we’ll put together a list of what we’re watching every month and give you an idea of up and coming shows not to be missed.
We also got an amazing box of tricks which Dorothy loved to open for me.
Having watched shows through Amazon Prime for the past year I can say that Netflix is a very welcome change. I didn’t realise how much I needed one of their simplistic features until I downloaded the app.
Sharing my prime account with the family through my XBOX One, gave me the most useless suggestions ever. It ruined my cred as a cool dad and offered me endlesss cartoon programs and girly teen shows. Logging into Netflix gives you all of your family accounts so it’ll learn what you like and not everyone else.
It also means that while you watch a series like Sons of Anarchy and stop, Mrs P can carry on watching without ruining where I am up to. YES!
So as a 34 year old man, these are my three immediate suggestions for things to watch:
Better Call Saul – The spinoff to Breaking Bad one of the most impressive Netflix series has itself broken out. It’s an amazing yet witty comedy/action series that needs to be watched after Breaking Bad. I’ve watched them all and it’s really captivating. You get back stories behind some of the main characters and fall in love with the idea of being a criminal mastermind all over again.
Power – Another Drug Dealing inspired series that has the music from 50 cent who also plays a big part, two brothers formed by blood and a totally corrupt but honest lifestyle. Some real twists and turns will give you some serious excitement and keep you addicted. There’s language and nudity as you’d expect from something so edgy.
Designated Survivor – Imagine if Keifer Sutherland’s 24 was re-written now by the creators of House of Cards and you’d be nearly there. Absolutely amazing cast and Keifer is just brilliant. If you didn’t know what a Designated Survivor was have a google and start watching. Enjoy it on your own but relish with someone else. So many talking points.
So hopefully if you’ve got Netflix have a look at those shows and let me know what you think, if you haven’t there’s no time like the present to make the most of the free trial.