With New Year’s Eve tomorrow a number of stations air all day marathons of a variety of series. I thought this year I would recommend some series that you can find on Netflix to binge as you get ready to ring in the New Year.
The first series on my list is the Netflix original Easy, which just dropped a second season this month. My sister kept recommending this series and while I had watched the second episode of season one a few times, I had never actually watched the rest of the series. Now I will say that season one episode two, Vegan Cinderella, is still my favorite episode, but the entire series is fun to watch. It is set in Chicago and while not everyone knows each other various characters appear throughout, which shows that technically everyone is connected. Each person in the series is dealing with some sort of relationship related change. Many of these are romance connected, though there are familial relationships going through changes as well as life changes also taking place. Each episode gives you a glimpse into a different slice of life from throughout Chicago and is just remarkably interesting. If you are looking for an episode to check out Vegan Cinderella is my personal pick, you can always go back and watch episode one afterward.
Second on my list is for horror fans, Slasher. There are currently two seasons on Netflix and they are very different. The first season stars Katie McGrath as a sort of final girl. A serial killer has returned to a small town that seems to be connected to the horrific deaths of her parents. For fans of Carmilla, Natasha Negovanlis and Elise Bauman make a brief appearance in this season. Season two involves a group of former camp counselors returning to destroy the evidence of a terrible event they were all part of as teenagers. This second season includes a number of flashbacks and is even more gore filled than season one. My brother and I both enjoyed the series though I will say I did prefer season one to season two.
The final suggestion on my list is Love. This series also has two seasons, but season two picks up right where season one left off, which makes it feel like one large season. I watched both of them back to back in the span of about a day and found the two main characters really growing on me. When we first meet Mickey she is dealing with addiction, but not entirely taking responsibility for the actions she’s taking. After a particularly rough evening she meets Gus, who recently went through a breakup from his long term girlfriend. The two start a relationship that over the course of the two seasons goes through a variety of ups and down as the two work through their own individual issues.
Now if you don’t think any of these suggestions are really for you, I will say you could go with my old stand by The Twilight Zone. It makes for the perfect New Year’s watch every year.
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