Guest Post by Georgina Grogan of She Might Be Loved.
One of the perks of having chronic pain and having to spend a lot of time in bed is that I’m great for Netflix recommendations. I’m the go-to person for my friends and family to tell you all about the latest releases and what you should be watching. Usually, I’ll watch something the day it comes out and even when I’m working, I'll splitscreen a series or film. When Debz asked me to write about my top 5 Netflix Series of 2020, I thought, just 5? That’s going to be a tough one but I’ll do my best!
SnowPiercer - If you take one name away from this post, let it be this! SnowPiercer, the same concept as the film with Chris Evans but 10000% better. I can’t stress enough how much better it is. The concept is the World has frozen over and the other way to survive is to be on the SnowPiercer Train that is constantly running so it doesn’t freeze as well. The train is 994 cars long and there’s everything from gardens for growing food to an aquarium. Sounds great right? Except there are classes. First Class, Second Class, Third Class and the Tailies, desperate people who risked everything to jump on the train before it departed. The cast is really fantastic in this series, it was already filming a season 2 before season 1 went live, and honestly I’m not surprised because it’s that gripping.
Locke & Key - This came across as a family show from the advert but it’s actually rather dark and creepier. It’s even classed as a horror on IMDb. It follows the story of a mother and her children moving back into the family house, after their father dies very traumatically. The series is all about them finding keys that do and unlock different things, including being able to unlock any door they have seen in their lives. There’s a demon who also wants the keys and not all the keys do fun things. I won’t say anymore as it’s really a great series and season 2 is on the way!
Queen Sono - I watched this in a day, I absolutely loved it and. It follows Queen Sono who is a secret South African agent who takes down the bad guys whilst trying to solve who assassinated her mother and why. There’s a lot of action and the main actress is really fantastic, it’s not just me who thought so as it’s been renewed for season 2! I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Dead to Me - On these last two recommendations I’m cheating a little bit as they didn’t come out in 2020, but another season for them did. So they still count as top 5 Netflix series of 2020. Dead to Me is one of the best series Netflix has produced in my opinion, season 1 had me gasping, crying, laughing and I honestly could not wait for season 2. Thankfully, it didn’t disappoint. It follows the story of a woman who’s husband just got run over and she goes to a grief group and meets another woman who just lost her husband too. The humour, although it doesn’t sound funny at all, is beyond. Christina Applegate is incredibly funny, her sarcastic dark humour is unreal. It’s a shocking, raw series that you won’t regret watching! Season 3 is on the way too so the story hasn’t ended yet.
Van Helsing - I always love to
rewatch a series before a new season and Van Helsing is something I’ve
rewatched a few times. I think it’s a fantastic series, the concept, the
actors, it’s all brilliant and one that I highly highly recommend. We’ve all
heard of Van Helsing, well this is set in the present day and the main lead,
Vanessa, is a descendant of Van Helsing. It’s apocalyptic with Vampires and a
lot of action. I don’t want to ruin too much as the first serious is REALLY
great. Season 5 is coming but it will be the final one, I’m not mad at that
because it has really been that interesting of a series that I feel they’ll
finish it really well.
Tell me, what’s your top 5 Netflix series of 2020?