Friday Favorites: Netflix Originals To Binge, Part 2

Friday Favorites

Picking up where we left off last week, I am wrapping up my Netflix Originals with a few more binge-worthy series this week. Here are five more favorites to consider adding to your queue.

Binge-Worthy Part II

aliasgraceNetflix Original: Alias Grace
Cast: Sarah GadonEdward HolcroftRebecca Liddiard
IMDb Synopsis: In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

Why you want to watch: This adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel delivers an outstanding cast backed by an incredible script and setting. From costumes to dialect, be prepared to be transported back in time and immersed within a series that only improves with each episode.

breakNetflix Original: The Break
Cast: Yoann BlancGuillaume KerbushAnne Coesens
Personal Synopsis: Inspector Yoann Peeters finds himself called to the scene of a crime shortly after moving back to his home town. The discovery of 19 year-old Driss Assani’s body leads to an ongoing investigation that begins to reveal many troubling details surrounding the town and its residents.

Why you want to watch: Because while this Belgium crime thriller moves at a leisurely pace, it ultimately leads to an incredible plot full of twists and turns. Atmospheric and brooding, this one manages to grab you unexpectedly and pull you in. It is worth hanging out through the first few, slower episodes.

hotelbsNetflix Original: Hotel Beau Séjour 
Cast: Lynn Van RoyenInge PaulussenJan Hammenecker
IMDb Synopsis: A young woman wakes to discover her own murder on her hands. Struggling to get help and solve the case from five locals who are somehow involved with the night of her death, she uncovers so much more.

Why you want to watch: Because you will think you have it figured out only to continually discover you do not. Dark and immersive, Hotel Beau Séjour delivers a unique experience in a very subtle yet rewarding manner that manages to keep you guessing and leaves you satisfied in the end.

stranger things.jpgNetflix Original: Stranger Things
Cast:  Millie Bobby BrownFinn WolfhardWinona Ryder
IMDb Synopsis: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends, must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Why you want to watch: From an opening theme that brilliantly captures the show’s nostalgic, 80s science fiction vibe to an incredible cast, Stranger Things will instantly deliver a fun throwback for older fans and something rare for younger. And with 2 seasons available, there is plenty to binge!

wormwoodNetflix Original: Wormwood
Cast: Peter SarsgaardChristian CamargoEric Olson
IMDb Synopsis: In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

 

Why you want to watch: While Wormwood will not be everyone’s cup of tea, this docudrama attempts to shed light on the truth while exploring the CIA’s Project MK-Ultra (aka Mind Control Program). If offers a unique look at the often illegal experiments that took place.

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Have you watched any of the above? Or maybe you have enjoyed some of the series from Part I of my list. I have to admit that I am a fan of Netflix Originals. I would love to know what you are watching!

Happy Friday!

Danielle ❤

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50 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Netflix Originals To Binge, Part 2

  1. The Break is another Belgian release? I learn something new on your blog every single time :-). Sounds interesting too and I haven’t seen it yet. Also lovely to spot someone sharing my name in the casting list of Hotel Beau Séjour :-). I’m going to watch the first episode of Scream Queens on tv next week.. I don’t know if it’s interesting yet.. have you heard of it? Love this list!

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  2. Alias Grace is on my list to watch! We watch Stranger Things here and there. I am currently loving The Crown because I’m a history nerd, especially about monarchies 🙂

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    1. The Crown is on my “must watch” list. I am still catching on Stranger Things but love it. He travels to Cali constantly for business and that is one we watch together, so I am trying to be patient haha. I think you will really enjoy Alias Grace. I plan to read it soon 🙂

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  3. I am trying to persuade my husband our next Netflix show should be Alias Grace. He’s not keen but I might manage to twist his arm. If not, I’ll be waiting till he’s away with work. Am a bit worried though as I loved the book so much.

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  4. Have you watched Shetland at all? It’s a murder mystery series set in the Shetland Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. It’s based off the books by Anne Cleeves, and it’s wonderful! Wonderful acting, beautiful landscapes, and a lot of actors you’ll recognize. Just remember to turn the subtitles on, because even I, an anglophile with not trouble with accents, had trouble understanding such a thick Scots accent!

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  5. I’m noticing a lot of murder, mystery, murder…murder… Is this a theme perhaps? haha. I alas do not have Netflix So not I have not seen these. Even if I did I probably wouldn’t be allowed control of the Netflix account do the tiny humans. haha.

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  6. I wasn’t that impressed with Hotel Beau Sejour. By the end I felt like they could have trimmed 2 or 3 hours and still told a great story. But the concept was excellent! I’m waiting to watch Alias Grace until I have the time to read the book first, but I’m really excited for when I finally do 🙂

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    1. Ah yes, I can understand that bout Hotel. There were some episodes that were a bit leisurely. But I seem to fair well with that when it is so atmospheric. I have Alias Grace here to read soon. My nonhubs picked up a copy for my for Christmas after I fell in love with the show. I curious to see how they compare 🙂

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  7. The Break and Hotel Beau Sejour both sound worth trying. I love finding Netflix originals that really bring the suspense or a good dark story. 🙂 And I have to agree with a commenter above that Shetland is a good series!

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  8. I watched The End of The Fxxxing World and I have to say, it’s wild and fancy-free lol. Alyssa and James are a bit of a Bonnie and Clyde team. I finished Scythe and I look forward to Thunderhead. How are you liking it so far? I can’t wait to listen to it on audio.

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  9. I haven’t seen any of these except Stranger Things of course hahah Thanks for sharing though. Alias Grace sounds great, although I’ve always been hesitant about watching anything that’s based on a book ever since I’ve been blogging hahaha (that desire to read before watch is killer!)

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