Netflix picks!

As always these picks are based on my personal taste, and as taste is subjective you may not agree with my choices.

However with the plethora of shows available, it’s always nice to have some recommendations from others of what they enjoyed.

So without further ado, our Netflix picks for June 2022 are:

The Young Royals

A Swedish teen drama series set at the fictional elite boarding school Hillerska

The plot revolves around Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, his budding gay romance with a fellow student and the drama that comes with it.

This is a limited (6 Episode) series, which makes great binge watching.

It’s filmed in a very different style to the very popular “Heart stopper”, not having those light and uplifting moments that made that Series so popular, but it is very much worth a watch.
Although its dubbed, it doesn’t detract from the watchability of the series (well for me it certainly doesn’t)

Definitely worth a watch!

This one gets a solid 7.5/10 from me.
The Circle (American) Season 4

When I started watching the first series, I will confess to doing a “what the F is this crap”, but I am now addicted!

Like the previous seasons, players compete against each other to become the most popular, but never actually meet.
They communicate through a direct messaging app and are able to portray themselves in any way they choose- which leads to all kind of entertaining scenarios.

In this Series there is the surprise catfishing by not one but two celebs.
There are some brilliant characters on this series, and I was quite chuffed with who won (But I aint revealing that!)

13 Episodes of easy watching great entertainment.

This one gets a solid 7/10
In Time

A dystopian Sci-Fi action, made in 2011 and set in 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday, when a one-year countdown on their forearm begins.
When it reaches zero, the person “times out” and dies instantly.
Time has thus become the universal currency, transferred directly between people or stored in “time capsules.”

Of course the poorest folk rarely have over 24 hours on their clocks, and live day to day (literally) whilst the rich elite have enough time to be essentially immortal.

Will Salas, a 28-year-old Dayton factory worker, lives with his 50-year-old mother, Rachel.
After rescuing a drunken 105-year-old man from a group of thugs one evening, the man named Henry transfers all but 5 minutes of his time to Will.
Cue a gambling binge in the elite area, Will being accused of theft and murder, and a hook up with a mogul’s daughter, and you have an action packed, clever and refreshingly different plot (aside from the cliché about the down trodden vs the rich)

The move stars Justin Timberlake (who knew!) who reprises the role of Will really well!

I really liked this one for its thought provoking and different plot. I don’t know why I haven’t watched it before, (given its 2011 release) but I am hellishly glad I did now!

I would give this a solid 8.5/10
Love, Death + Robots

I will confess I had NO idea what this was about when I started watching..But I damn LOVED it!

A collection of animated short stories spanning several genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy, this series has something for everyone!

Each episode is a mini story in itself. Some very short, and others around 20 minutes or so long.
The animation is world-class. In many of the episodes I had to remind myself that the characters were actually animated and not real actors.

The series brings captivating stories to life in the form of a unique and visceral viewing experiences, and some are a little disturbing, albeit thought provoking.

Oscar-nominated director David Fincher is among the show’s executive producers, as is Tim Miller, Director of Deadpool.

I binge watched all 3 seasons, and finished wanting more, (I really hope they make more!)

It isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste, but if you love the art of animation and some thought-provoking plots, this will be right up your alley!

I’d give this one a RARE 10/10

Although these are our “recommendeds”  and “maybe not muchers”, we all have different taste. We may not have liked something very much but it doesn’t of course mean that you won’t.

So give them a try and see how you feel about them.

Full credit to Netflix, and/or the distributor of the film, the publisher of the film or the graphics artist for the images.