Catching Up On Netflix

I don’t know why, I’ve hit a bit of a reading slump. If I had to guess, I would say that it’s probably because I’m exhausted from getting back into it at work and from the cold (and associated car troubles). It is easier to tuck myself into bed and watch some Netflix rather than decide on a book. I try not to overload the blog with lists but I’ve discovered and rediscovered some new shows on Netflix and I figured I would share! I always appreciate suggestions, so I’m turning it around today. 

In my experience, US Netflix is the best deal. It has more networks than most other countries, and therefore more shows and movies to pick from. For the longest time, Netflix’s Canadian offerings were quite lacking. It has been picking up slowly for the past year and we finally have some decent shows and movies to enjoy!

Dragon's Den
Dragons’ Den

I used to love watching this show and for some reason stopped, but I am back again. I know that there is Shark Tank in the US, and Dragons Den pretty much everywhere else, but I prefer the Canadian version. There is something about knowing that Jim Treliving is from Virden, MB, and that he founded Boston Pizza (my go-to restaurant). Sometimes my mind is blown by how stupid and rude contestants can be, but that’s part of the entertainment I suppose! As far as reality television goes, it’s got a little bit more meat to it than most other shows.

Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life

A friend recommended this show to me, and I am torn on it- it is absolutely hilarious, but there are only thirteen episodes. On a regular basis I curse Netflix for introducing me to a cancelled show that I cannot, under any circumstances, get a hold of any more episodes. The actors in this show aren’t huge names but they work really well together and are just fun to watch! I hadn’t heard of it until well after it was cancelled, but I’m not sure why it didn’t last longer. Finally, something for millenials that isn’t a broad and overreaching. A breath of fresh air in the comedy business!

No Tomorrow

No Tomorrow

I’m not sure who was listening in the Netflix and network world, but several current CW shows have new episodes uploaded to Netflix roughly two weeks after airing! In addition to catching up on Jane the Virgin, I discovered No Tomorrow. Evie, who works for an Amazon type company in Seattle, meets Xavier, who believes that the world is ending in less than a year. Xavier pushes Evie out of her comfort zone by working through her bucket list. It’s sweet and funny and relaxing to watch, and I love a show set in Seattle. I’m really hoping that it doesn’t get cancelled, and I recommend that you check it out ASAP!


War PaintFreezing Hot, and Confirmed Kill, Iliza Shlesinger

Iliza Shlesinger is probably one of the funniest comedians that I’ve heard to date. She is definitely a comedian for women, which I love. She is hilarious and quick witted and is more than willing to bring her dog, Blanche, on stage. Also, in all three of her specials, periodically hashtags are quickly shown and you can scan Twitter to find more hilarity. (Look up #partygoblin if you have the time) Netflix is a goldmine for comedy specials, but I would start with Iliza’s- millenial women, these are for you! And people with any sense of humour, these are for you!

What is your favourite show on Netflix? 

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

6 thoughts on “Catching Up On Netflix

  1. kwenzqoatl January 15, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Ill give these shows a try. One that i liked wa Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ^_^

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  2. Charlotte Graham January 15, 2017 / 3:43 am

    Reading this list makes me feel like I live under a rock haha. I’ve literally never heard of any of these, but they all sound good!

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    • anhistorianabouttown January 15, 2017 / 9:14 am

      I discover all TV shows through Netflix now, haha. The only shows I actually watch when they air is The Royals and How to Get Away With Murder!

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  3. The Album January 15, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    I LOVE Shark Tank! I’m currently watching Dragon’s Den because of your post. Both have great names.


  4. The Album January 15, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    And Master’s of None is one of my favorite Netflix series, I also liked Mixology.


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