So, I’m sure over the summer most of us have watched a bit too much Netflix, but why not? So, I’m going to talk about which series and films are worth watching. First, I have recently been addicted to “Line of Duty” (rated 15). It’s your typical crime-solving series, but better. Basically, it follows DS Steve Arnott and DS Kate Fleming who are part of anti-corruption unit 12 in the police force that tries to solve some intense crimes. From strange murders to kidnappings, it covers it all. The first 4 seasons are on Netflix, and the 5th season is on BBC iPlayer. I would rate this a 5 out of 5 stars because I feel like most people would enjoy this, and be as addicted as I was (seriously, it got unhealthy).
Next, I came across a film called “A Simple Favour” (rated 15). Initially, the film came out at the end of last year and was only recently released on Netflix. Starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, it’s a gripping film about a widowed, middle-class mum, called Stephanie, who befriends a glamorous, rich woman, called Emily, who works in the inner city. But when Emily disappears and Stephanie is stuck with her child, she goes to her blog subscribers for help to find Emily. It is quite an intense film, but it is definitely worth the watch. I would rate this film 4 out of 5 and I really enjoyed watching it.
Lastly, last year I discovered a series called Dynasty (rated 15). Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over money and even their own children. The whole series is seen mainly through the Carrington’s daughter, Fallon, while she tries to take over her father’s company, Carrington Atlantic. Dynasty doesn’t only follow the glamorous life of the 2 richest families in America, it also exposes the dark side of corrupt businessmen involved in the oil industry. The second season was released recently, but in my opinion, the first is better than the second season. Overall, I would rate this series a 4 out of 5, because I think it can be very tense so especially fun